Fab Palm Springs Wedding!!!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014



It was an amazing destination wedding for all of their friends and family to enjoy.  They wanted to do something a little bit out of the norm, they weren’t worried about tradition, they wanted it to reflect their loves and only include things that they really enjoyed, where their guests would be sure to have a good time – and a good time it was!  Mission accomplished!  The gorgeous bride has always loved going to Palm Springs and thought that would be the perfect warm wedding destination, they love architecture, they chose the Del Marcos for their wedding venue, a little boutique hotel that was designed in 1947 by a famed architect, and only a block away from fabulous downtown Palm Springs.   It was perfect.

I loved their shoes!  I don’t think I’ve shot a groom in Vans yet!  Of course we set up the first look on the balcony off their their suite so that they could have a special moment before we started our afternoon of pics.  We had a sweet vintage car complete with an Elvis ornament at our disposal, only fitting considering we shot at Elvis’ honeymoon house.  Does it get much better?  Oh wait throw in the desert with the soft California sun light and a couple completely in love with each other it was heaven!  We then headed off to a pool party with a taco bar, this wasn’t just any taco bar but they brought in a woman that made tortillas and cooked the meat on a unique grill like they have street side in Mexico it was unbelievable!  Everyone had a great time catching up and relaxing.  The next day was chilling in the morning then prepping for the big event!  The ceremony was absolutely gorgeous, they wrote their own vows that had everyone in tears, one of the most beautiful ever.  After some family pics we went to the pool area, where everyone was thrilled and shocked to find Hodad’s catering the party.  They are a local Ocean Beach/San Diego burger joint that came up just for them, Hodad’s is famous for their amazing burgers and has even been featured on the Food Network .  The guys were great, it was so unique and fun, everybody chowed down.  I love the shot of the Erin and Patrick taking their first bite together, true love! :)   Erin, the stunning bride is a music buff, she can tell you any artist and the lyrics of any song at the drop of a hat so it was a crazy dance party as soon as the sun went down followed by midnight dips in the pool.  It was an amazing time to watch these two love birds tie the knot surrounded by the ones they love in a gorgeous place.  Congrats Patrick and Erin, I wish you a life time of happiness!!!

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4 responses to “Fab Palm Springs Wedding!!!”

  1. Denise Carr-Giannetta says:

    WOW!!!! It was an amazing wedding, and Jana you captured it perfectly. Great work!!! I can’t wait to see the rest! -Denise

  2. Barbara says:

    The mother of the groom is so excited to see another installment of Pat and Erin’s marvelous celebration of love and devotion. Jana, you are a remarkable photographer! Can’t wait to see them ALL! Maybe a viewing party is in the future :-)

  3. Elizabeth stergiou says:

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful couple!!!

  4. Erin Shems says:

    Patrick and I can’t thank you enough for capturing the love and fun times we all shared out in Palm Springs. I’m proud to be your life-long friend and look forward to the next time I get to see you and laugh with you. You did good kid! Love you Jana Banana!

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