Divine intervention, destiny, stars aligning, pure luck? Whatever you want to call it, this wedding was pure perfection. I still haven’t grasped how I got so lucky as to meet these two amazing people and get to capture their ridiculously perfect wedding at The Lautner Compound in Palm Springs, California, but we may never know.
You may have already seen this wedding published in Wedding Chicks here and published in The Wedding Pic here. I rarely, if ever submit weddings for publication but this was one that had to be shared.
If you missed their engagement shoot, don’t miss that. Like pump the brakes for a second and go check that out here. I had the pleasure of capturing their love in New York City. Brooklyn to be exact. It was a bucket list shoot for sure. So much fun.
Okay, welcome back. Now on to the Lautner Compound. I’ll spare you a poor rendition of the history of John Lautner and the powerhouse he was in the mid-century modern era. I’ll let you architect nerds google that. Tracy, the owner, not the bride, did an incredible job bringing this historic place back to life and decorating it to Palm Springs Perfection. It is an absolute must-see if you ever get the opportunity. If you’re a couple looking for a venue, stop. Stop right here. Go book that place immediately. Then call me and let’s do this! Also go ahead and steal that dream team list of vendors below, because that’s the best of the best.
Okay, seriously though, I am the worst writer and you’ve gone way too far. Just enjoy this epic couple, the groom’s weird obsession with McDonald’s, the perfectly decorated & detailed wedding, and the open desert right next door to the perfect architecture. Enjoy it all.
Coordinator: @the_weddinggirl & @johnnymontes
Second shooter: @mike_parkyn
Dessert table: @heytherecupcake_
Photo booth: @classicphotobooths
Hair & Makeup: @msnancyz
Bridal party tables: @planksandpatina
Catering / Bar: @babybluesbbq
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It doesn’t get much better than this.
These are not professional models. This is a real wedding.
Straight out of a romantic novel yet to be written.
Palm Springs perfection at The Lautner Compound.
All the cozy-ima-stay-and-cuddle-you-4-eva-vibes - caption credit to @jessicafinkphotography
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