Matt + Christina are just two of the most beautiful people we have ever had the chance to be with – both inside and out! When they first reached out to us earlier this year to document their destination wedding in Palm Springs, we knew right away that these two were going to have a beautiful ceremony, surrounded by their closest family and friends. Their wedding at the O’Donnell House was absolutely perfect!
They met while living in New York while Christina was a professional dancer and Matt was starting his law career, and about a year ago they relocated down to Houston (where they now live). They decided to have their wedding in Palm Springs because this is where Christina grew up, and it meant a lot to her to have the wedding here – especially since that meant her grandmother Queen could attend. Christina wore not one, but two gorgeous gowns for her wedding – and both were absolutely stunning!! Matt not only got to see her for their first look in one dress, but again in a new dress as she walked down the aisle! That was definitely a first for us!
Their ceremony, led by Pastor Tom Hartley, was moving and so spiritual for Matt + Christina – there wasn’t a dry eye anywhere! They each wrote their own vows, both of them telling each other how lucky the felt to have found their soul mate, promising to love each other through all the ups and downs that life throws at them. Their ceremony concluded with foot washing ceremony, to begin their marriage together with a servant’s heart.
Following their ceremony, Matt + Christina enjoyed some of Christina’s favorite hometown BBQ and spent some time on the dance floor before heading out to their after party!
Matt + Christina’s RAD Wedding Team
venue | The O’Donnell House, Palm Springs
planner | Cassie McNulty, The Events Department
officiant | Pastor Tom Hartley
floral | Mary Cass, Jensen’s
dj | DJ Zephyr
cake | Over the Rainbow Desserts
catering | Smoke Tree BBQ
invitations | Wedding Paper Divas
wedding gown | Milla Nova
groom’s suit | Men’s Wearhouse
jewelry | Danhov
Randy + Ashley Durham are a husband and wife wedding photography duo from Southern California, and available for weddings all over everywhere!