What a beautiful and amazing day this Bermuda Dunes Country Club wedding was, with our friends Preston + Rachel. Ever since their engagement session last year (which was easily one of my favorite sessions ever), we’ve looked forward to spending the weekend with them out in the desert … and it was everything we dreamed it would be – and more!
They met by becoming accidental roommates; Rachel moved in with one of her coworkers, who happened to be one of Preston’s roommates – all while Preston was out of town on business. When he walked through the front door, there was Rachel. They sat in the living room for countless hours over those first few days – and for both of them, they knew it was something special. If you asked them, both of them would say they knew from that first day that each other was the One; Rachel said, that “as soon as I saw him, I knew I was in for it. There was a wave of wild feelings and emotions that suddenly came over me and, after that there was not a day that went by that I didn’t think of him … I knew I couldn’t lose him. I knew I was going to marry him.”
Seeing them together – it’s like watching a dance. He moves, she moves. It’s gravitational in a beautifully poetic way.
Their ceremony took place on the golf course of Bermuda Dunes Country Club, and the reception that followed was at Rachel’s grandmother’s home. We love backyard weddings – it’s so intimate and special, especially when there’s so much history involved. While Rachel was finishing getting ready, I took her gown into the office and as I hung it up, Rachel came in and immediately had tears well in her eyes – I had set up her wedding dress up next to her grandfather’s ashes by pure coincidence. She and grandfather had been very close, so it was the perfect place to photograph her wedding dress.
What a blessing it was to be part of Rachel and Preston’s wedding day, and an even bigger blessing to call these two our forever friends. We can’t wait to come visit them in Texas!!!
A big shout out to the amazing vendor team who made this wedding super rad!
wedding coordinator + signage Emma Seitz, Grace and Gold Events
dj Musical Phunktions | officiant Richard “Papa” Burton | florist Miranda’s Party Rentals | wedding cake The Pastry Swan Bakery | catering The Nest Restaurant | hair + makeup Karl Vasquez Salon | invitations Vistaprint | bridal gown Kelly Faentanini at Stardust Celebrations | groom’s suit Tommy Hilfiger at Men’s Wearhouse | wedding rings Robbin’s Brothers | rentals Classic Party Rentals