Romantic Desert Ridge Estate Wedding in Palm Desert
Private estate weddings will always hold a special place in my heart. They create such an intimate and grandeur mood. Dan and Lina’s Desert Ridge Estate wedding is absolutely no exception. With a private lake, dozens of palm trees, and gorgeous mountains, this venue has got to be one of the most inviting scenes I’ve photographed.
Lina, a Type A gal like myself, desired an incredibly cohesive look for her wedding details and color palette. With gorgeous desert and mountainous landscapes surrounding the venue, she planned a neutral color scheme for a romantic and organic feel. From her invitation suite to her shoes and reception decor, everything exuded a great deal of beauty.
Dan can be quite the jokester when not being serious. While Lina might initially cringe at the things Dan says and does, she always ends up with a huge smile on her face. When they’re together, it’s truly like the world melts around them. I’m not one for cliché statements, though that one is so true.
With many guests from out of town, many from Colombia, all enjoyed the vibrant scenery and feeling enclosed by the land and water. Although many of the guests spoke no English, each and every one of them communicated with each other through emotions and kind body language. It was an absolutely humbling thing to witness. During the ceremony, the bilingual officiant ensured that all guests were able to partake in the enjoyment of the celebration.
Having so much scenery to work with for portraits made for a photographer’s dream. Lina and Dan absolutely rocked their portraits and even included their adorable dogs in their images. I always like to ensure that my couples look their best in images and that they are enjoying real moments together during their portraits. I find that’s the best way to achieve flattering and genuine, natural images.
Surrounded by lush palm trees, the wedding reception featured an inviting and organic, yet elegant atmosphere.
Dan and Lina, it’s been so wonderful getting to know the two of you and your family, as well as your precious pups. Being a part of your emotionally and culturally driven wedding was such an honor and incredible experience. Thank you for having me document your amazing day!
Desert Ridge Estate Wedding Vendors
Photography: Cavin Elizabeth Photography | Venue: Desert Ridge Estate | Planner: Cherie Riley Weddings | Gown: Martina Liana from The White Flower | Hair + Makeup: Chelsea Nicole | Florist: My Little Flower Shop | Catering: Urban Pie LA | Desserts: Exquisite Desserts | Stationery: Minted | Officiant: Geoff Farrow | Ceremony Music: Subito Strings | DJ: VOX DJs | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Bar: Mint Bartending | Entertainment: Samara Entertainment | Calligraphy: Tawny Tsang Calligraphy