When “Plan B” Turns into the Dreamiest Vintage-Inspired Palm Springs Wedding

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

When last-minute storm damage caused them to switch venues two weeks before their wedding day, Hannah + Dave rolled up their sleeves and got to work. What could easily have been every couple’s nightmare, turned into the dreamiest Palm Springs wedding complete with boho pampas grass decor, design inspiration from Southeast Asia and Mexico, vintage-inspired rentals and attire, loads of handmade details and a pool party! With the help of planners The Walk Down The Aisle, H + D tied the knot at Villa Royale hotel and danced the night away at Mr. Lyons without a care in the world!

H shared with us how they turned “Plan B” into their dream wedding:

In the weeks leading to the wedding, we were notified that our wedding venue had sustained major storm damages and needed construction. We would not be able to host our wedding there. So, when most brides are putting the final touches in place … what was I doing in the two weeks before my wedding? Arranging the seating chart, renting chairs for the ceremony, discussing food/desert/alcohol options, renting a vintage trailer for the bar, and finalizing a lounge space for cocktail hour. To this day I look back and cannot believe how perfect the day turned out. Was I stressed beyond belief? Absolutely. Did I consider giving up and calling it all off? 100%. Was it entirely worth it and turned out to be the best day of my life? HANDS DOWN!

For Love and Light was there to capture every moment. Let’s take a look!

Wedding Party Style

mustard bridesmaid dresses

Both the bridesmaids and groomsmen donned mustard yellow for this Palm Springs wedding! The gals rocked V Chapman Studio “Lily”, “Dhalia”, and “Olivia” dresses in Chia Tea. Jessica Tyransky got everyone wedding day ready with beautiful hair and makeup looks!

mustard groomsmen pants

D had the perfect vintage vibes going on with attire from Gold Coast Goods, J.Crew and shoes from Red Wing Heritage. Can you believe his jacket was a $20 vintage find??

Alexandra Grecco Dress

A total vision! H looked stunning in a flowing Alexandra Grecco gown from The Dress Theory.   We’re in love with that billowing skirt!

peach ranunculus bouquet

Siren Floral Co. designed the florals for the day. How gorgeous are those garden roses in H’s bouquet?? The coral, peach and cream color palette of the florals is so warm and inviting.

Bride + Groom

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Here are a few details from our Wedding day that I think made it extra special!
-Despite our original venue taking a huge hit from a storm, their South East Asian temple inside their venue sustained zero damage. We were able to take a few of our one on one photos in front of the beautifully crafted wooden temple.
-After the ceremony, we squeezed away to take some photos on our vintage 1972 Honda CB 350 motorcycle in an abandoned Palm Springs lot.
-To surprise everyone on Cinco De Mayo weekend, we hired a live mariachi band to kick the reception off after our first dances together!
-I gifted my husband with a privately shared drink at Seymour's speakeasy before we kicked off the Grand Entrance to slow down and share a sweet moment of love together.
-And to top it all off, we hosted a pool party the next day at the Villa Royale.

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

So glad H + D got to snap some photos in front of the South East Asian temple inside their original venue. How stunning are these?!

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

Palm Springs Wedding Ceremony

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

You can never go wrong with pampas and palms!!

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

pampas grass ceremony decor

Loving this sunny boho setup!

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Groom: "Forever you and me” - Teskey Brothers, Wedding Party: “Sea of Love” - Langhorne Slim, Bride: “Victim of Love” - Charles Bradley

Recessional: “Beyond” - Leon Bridges

First Dance: “Into the Mystic” - Van Morrison

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

Sealed with a kiss! H’s Jennifer Behr “Gia” bobby pins make the perfect statement bridal accessory!

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

Fun ceremony touches like a rug from their living room, tumbleweeds, and dried palm leaves really add to the Palm Springs vibes!

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

Being the vintage lovers that they are, H + D couldn’t miss the opportunity to bring in a cocktail trailer from Wanderlust Camper Co. If you want one of your own, check out the 16 Cutest Mobile Bars for Your Wedding Day!

Restaurant Reception

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

Planks and Patina provided some rad mid-century modern furniture rentals while Drew McGill set up a fun photo booth for guests inside the reception space.

copper pipe table number

Despite the last minute venue switch and planning craziness, H found time to DIY these copper pipe table numbers. So cute!

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

sage wedding favor

Since they got engaged in Bali, H + D wanted to gift their guess with some awesome sage smudge sticks!

Palm Springs Wedding Dreams

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

Such a gorgeous view!!

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

These vintage motorcycle shots are so rad! They even give us a peek at H’s stunning Rachel Comey heels!

Villa Royale Palm Springs Wedding

H + D were able to dance the night away with music by their friend, Nick Shattuck.

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

My advice to any future bride is sometimes those small details you stress out about, that causes you heartache, or a few grey hairs are not worth it. Let me tell you, no one cared that I used restaurant stock white napkins at my tables or that I had to make table numbers two days before my wedding out of copper pipe and wood. Not a soul batted an eye that I didn’t have the backdrop that I originally wanted for my wedding so to spice it up I used my living room rug!

palm springs pool party wedding

Hannah + Dave, thanks for showing us all that even though wedding planning can throw some serious hurdles, you can still have the dreamiest wedding. Your style and love for each other really shines through the day! Congratulations from the GWS team!

Want to see this Palm Springs wedding in action? Jason Augustine captured the sweetest vid below!


photography: For Love and Light // venue name: Villa Royale, Palm Springs, California, USA // planning: The Walk Down The Aisle // florals: Siren Floral Co. // wedding dress: Alexandra Grecco // wedding dress boutique: The Dress Theory // hairpiece: Jennifer Behr "Gia" bobby pins // bride's shoes: Rachel Comey // bride's ring: Marrow Fine // bridesmaid dresses: V Chapman Studio "Lily" dress in Chia Tea, V Chapman Studio "Dhalia" dress in Chia Tea and V Chapman Studio "Olivia" dress in Chia Tea // getting ready robes: Novella Royale Jane Robe // hair stylist: Jessica Tyransky // makeup artist: Jessica Tyransky // groom attire: J.Crew and Gold Coast Goods // groom's shoes: Red Wing Heritage // groom's ring: Young in the Mountains // videography: Jason Augustine // furniture rentals: Planks and Patina // specialty rentals: Wanderlust Camper Co. // music: Nick Shattuck // officiant: Tim Frazier // photo booth: Mr. Lyons // photobooth set up: Drew McGill // dinner + reception venue: Mr. Lyons // speakeasy venue: Seymour's // bride's pool party suit: Zulu & Zephyr // bride's pool party kimono: Novella Royale // earrings: Lia Terni