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Palm Desert wedding

With warm weather and a stunning desert landscape, whats not to love about Palm Springs? Well, Paula and Greg must have felt the same way when they chose their lovely venue, Casa Cody. The lush green grounds made the perfect backdrop for their intimate weekend celebration, and we’re excited to share every heartwarming moment with you. 

With only their closest friends and family by their side, they made the ultimate commitment in style! Potted cactuses, green garlands and one delicious dessert bar are just a few of the details you’re about to see from Julie Shuford Photography. Keep scrolling to see it all unfold, and be sure to pin your favorites from the full gallery

Stylish photo wedding invites

Lace wedding dress

Simple strappy wedding shoes

Personal touches

From Julie Shuford Photography: When they found Casa Cody in Palm Springs they immediately fell in love with the venue. They were able to rent the entire venue for the weekend so everyone could be together. Lay by the pool during the day and celebrate at night. Greg's best friend, Juan, married them. Paula and Greg wrote the entire ceremony themselves and sent it to Juan in advance so he could add his special touch since he knows them so well. They decided to write their vows to each other ahead of time so that they wouldn't completely lose it during the ceremony.

Bridal portaitGreen and white wedding bouquet

Stunning lace bridal gown

Palm springs desert wedding portraitDesert wedding portrait

Desert wedding photo


They walked down the aisle together at their ceremony and Greg’s son stood up there with them during the ceremony. Everything about the weekend was warm (the temp as well as emotional) and all about togetherness.

Outdoor ceremony spaceCeremony background archCeremony florals

Walking down the aisle togetherIntimate outdoor Palm Desert wedding

I dos kiss

Effortless details

The reception decor was so effortless looking and yet gorgeous. It went perfectly with the surroundings at Casa Cody. The bride’s mom loves putting together florals and bought the flowers at wholesale. They picked things that wouldn't wilt, loaded them into home depot buckets and stuck them in the fridge once they arrived. Casa Cody is so beautiful they really didn't need much. The bride’s mom, sister, and mom's best friend from high school made an incredible dessert table that included mini desserts and three different cakes. 

Simple chalkboard seating chart

Stylish outdoor receptionGreenery centerpiece

Simple leafy table decorSmall potted cacti centerpiece

Potted cacti centerpiece

Simple table decorGreen and blue watercolor menu

Dessert table filled with goodies

Champagne raspberry cakeRaspberry tartsLavender cake

Chocolate wedding cake

Just roll with it

From the bride: No disasters but things go differently than planned. You just have to roll with it. It was hot as hell, my hair wasn't perfect, and my dress got incredibly dirty before the ceremony when we took pictures out in the desert. But it all didn't matter once we walked down the aisle to get married. Plus, our photographer did such a great job making us look good despite the heat and dirt. 

Bride and groom entranceWedding twirl

First dance

Outdoor reception lighting idea

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