Intimate destination Palm Springs wedding: Johanna + Michael

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Balloon wedding portrait

From what we’ve learned about interior designer + architect Johanna + Michael, we think they’re pretty cool: From Italy, they chose two gorgy Palm Springs venues, the lush and intimate Casa de Monte Vista + Hotel Lautner in Desert Hot Springs (the only accessible John Lautner property in the world). And they took their 21 guests on a three-day tour of their fave SoCal spots—Santa Monica, Stahl House, rehearsal dinner at Birba Palm Springs—to truly experience the area. See, pretty cool. Thanks to Birds of a Feather for proving it with the photos!

Palm springs wedding venue

Succulent and hydrangea bridal bouquet

Palm springs wedding venue

Palm Springs wedding portrait

Palm Springs wedding venue

On choosing venues…

Ceremony: When you walk through the main gate you enter paradise. Knowing that Joe does nearly everything by himself you can feel his love and passion for the place. The combination of the lush garden and the setting of his casitas and the main house offers many intimate areas for different functions. This makes it the perfect place for smaller weddings like ours and also for big ones. You never feel lost and you always have the sensation of being at home. This is one of the main reasons we have chosen it.

Reception: Iconic architecture, desert style, mountain views, stunning sunsets and the freedom to create your own tailor-made event made it the perfect place for our reception. As architect and designer we fell in love with the only accessible John Lautner property worldwide and we adore how Tracy and Ryan (the owners) brought it back to life after being abandoned for many years. 

Tory Burch silver wedding shoes

Palm Springs wedding venue

Groom portrait

Palm Springs wedding portrait

Family portraits

The whole crew!

Succulent and hydrangea bridal bouquet

Floral wedding arch

Palm Springs wedding reception tablescape

Summer cocktail

Palm Springs wedding food

Wedding appetizers

A party catered by Room Forty is a party indeed.

Succulent escort card display

White balloon portrait

Place setting

Palm Springs wedding tables cape

Sparkler cake

White wedding cake

These two pulled the whole thing off from Europe, visiting Palm Springs only once mid-planning, and with the help of My Little Flower Shop day of. Can you believe it? Michael says, All, really all the involved parties were helpful, highly professional, on time, precise, loved our ideas and helped us to create an unforgettable wedding.Our main goal was to share our love and to make it for our guests and us a memorable, relaxed day full of harmony. We would do it again in the exact same way we did it and we’ll never forget what all the involved persons did for us to make it our best day ever!


You can see more in our gallery.

Photography: Birds of a Feather / Ceremony Venue: Casa de Monte Vista / Getting Ready & Reception Venue: Hotel Lautner / Flowers: & Day-of Coordination: My Little Flower Shop / Hair & Makeup: Ally & Courtney of J. Russell! The Salon / Paper Goods: Groom, Michael of Architect and Friends / Cake & Sweets: Roman Blas of Over the Rainbow Cupcakes / Italian Confetti: Al Confetto (Brought to California) / Catering: Room Forty / Rentals: Yeah! Rentals / Ceremony Band: Two T’Suite / Reception Band: Woodie and the Longboards / Officiant: Pastor Richard Cadieux / Location: Locations 760 / Rehearsal Dinner: Birba / Bride’s Dress: Kite and Butterfly in LA / Shoes: Tory Burch / Rings: Michele Gaddi / Clutch: Clare V in Santa Monica / Perfume: Byredo / Groom’s Suit: Burberry / Shoes: Prada / Shirt: Briams / Handkerchief: Roda / Perfume: Tom Ford / Bridesmaid: Marc Cain / Flower Girl: Jacadi Paris

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Jordan on Jul 6, 2015

Amazing how they made such a simple wedding so elegant! The venue really speaks for itself and they let it shine through. Beautiful photos!

JOHANNA + MICHAEL – LAUTNER PALM SPRINGS WEDDING | Birds of a Feather on Jul 6, 2015

[…] setting, which is I think exactly what they wanted!  Thank you so much to our friends at 100 Layer Cake for sharing this dream of a wedding–head on over to check out even more! xo, […]

Johanna and Michael on Jul 6, 2015

...thank you Rebecca and thank you 100 Layer Cake for making this possible. We are so excited and would like to thank all the involved persons and friends again for their spirit, love and work! All the best from Europe, Johanna and MIchael

Kari on Jul 6, 2015

What a stunning wedding! So gorgeous! Kari

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