Of all the venues in La Quinta, any wedding at La Quinta Country Club is always such a favorite! The views, the palm trees, the golden light that filters down when the sun goes behind the mountains … it’s just magical for a country club wedding. And the open ballroom?? Ahh. Normally we don’t like to shoot in ballrooms, but, the reception ballroom at La Quinta Country Club has this open feeling that just makes our hearts so happy. But what makes a wedding at La Quinta Country Club even better? Hanging out with amazing people like Jason and Marissa!
We’ve spent the last year with these two, every step of the way as they planned their fun wedding at La Quinta Country Club. Ever since their Laguna Beach engagement session, we have looked forward to hanging out with them on their wedding day; they spoke so lovingly about their friends and family who would be coming, and we prepared ourselves for one hell of a party … and we totally were not disappointed!! They personalized their day to match their love for golf – including foregoing the normal party favors and give each guest a shot glass upon entering the reception, with a sign that read “Take a Shot and Take Your Seat!” They also included a big glass golf driver filled with tequila, and took a shot together during the reception. SO FUN!!
Our favorite part of the wedding (as it is for most weddings), was when Marissa’s best friend, as well as Jason’s brother and best friend, all stood up and gave some incredible toasts in their honor. They spoke about how Marissa had the biggest crush on him since junior high but that Jason didn’t ask her out until high school, and they spoke about just how incredible these two are as individuals and together as a couple. It made us so happy to look around and see everyone nodding in agreement, laughing and loving every minute!
We’re so thrilled for our friends, congratulations on your gorgeous wedding at La Quinta Country Club. Can’t wait to have you come visit us in Colorado!!
A big thanks to the creative team that come together to make Jason + Marissa’s wedding at La Quinta Country Club so rad!
venue + catering La Quinta Country Club | planner Casey Ging, Desert Dream Parties | dj DJ Chris Paul | officiant Ali Rucinski | floral Mary Cass, Jensen’s | cake Exquisite Desserts | hair stylist Jannie ReBrassier | makeup artist Tiana Ranck | invitations Wedding Paper Divas | bridal gown Essense of Australia | bridesmaids gowns Show Me Your Mumu | wedding rings Blue Nile | videographer New Classic Wedding Films
Randy and Ashley Durham are Colorado wedding photographers specializing in intimate weddings, available for travel nationwide!