California Desert Dinner Party Wedding at The Lautner

August 4, 2018 | juliette

Blaire and Jordan’s laid-back wedding at The Lautner had all the charm of the Palm Springs desert and mid-century modern vibes from the venue, which combined for a truly dreamy day! The couple left no detail unattended and made sure everything from the taco bar to the high-energy music to the Polaroid photos of guests they displayed around the venue helped the guests feel welcome, special, and totally loved. We love how they managed to create a cozy dinner party look and feel with understated table settings and blush and white florals designed by The Lavender Rose that complemented both the romance of the desert and the mid-century modern design of the venue. We also love how Blaire let her gorgeous Marchesa be the stand-out element of her bridal look by adding minimal accessories and keeping her makeup and hair soft and natural. Let’s Frolic Together killed it in capturing every moment of this incredible Palm Springs wedding!

The Couple:

Blaire and Jordan

The Wedding:

The Lautner, Palm Springs, California

For us, it was all in the details. We wanted to be sure that every aspect of the day popped and stood out. From the cocktail napkins to the flowers, we tried to leave no stone unturned. While planning, I was constantly trying to put myself in the guests’ shoes. I really wanted it to be a special and most importantly, an incredibly fun experience for everyone who attended. It was also really important to us that everyone attending was well taken care of. We secured multiple room blocks early, reserved round-trip shuttles for our guests, and made sure to include all of our wedding details on a website.

My husband and I are both Southern California Natives and currently live in the Bay Area, so we decided that Palm Springs would be a perfect place to bring everyone together. I discovered our venue, the Lautner, while researching rental spaces in the California desert. It was perfect in every way and exactly what Jordan and I had envisioned. The moment we stepped foot on the property for our site visit, we both knew it was perfect. I instantly started planning every detail and envisioning our wedding day in my head. It was perfect!

To personalize our ceremony, we wrote our own vows, which was our way of expressing our most intimate feelings, wants and needs in front of 200 people. Having our wedding party standing up there with us also felt like a way of displaying our closest friends from our many different walks of life. Lastly, my younger brother officiated the ceremony which was personal to me and Jordan, since he is a best friend to both of us.

In the months leading up to the wedding, we carried a Polaroid camera around with us and took candid shots of our friends and family. On the day of the wedding, we displayed them all around the venue for our guests to see. It was a fun little Easter egg to include!

Our photographer, Jasmine, was incredible. I am very camera shy, and she made me feel so comfortable! Jasmine has an effortless ability that made us feel like we’d known her our whole lives, almost like a sister or best friend. She got all of the shots and captured things that we didn’t get to see in person. It was hard to say goodbye to her!

We wanted the day to be fun, easy and laid back not only for us but for everyone in attendance. Jordan and I love hosting people in our home, so we saw our wedding as an extension of this. We wanted a “dinner party followed by an epic dance party” vibe, and I think we managed to pull it off, thanks to our amazing caterer and DJs!

Processional (wedding party + groom) – “Pick Up the Pieces” by Average White Band
Processional (bride) – “My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder
First Dance – “Sea of Love” by Phil Phillips

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Let’s Frolic Together
Day-Of Coordinator – Cara of Michelle Garibay Events
Venue – The Lautner
Floral Design – The Lavender Rose
Catering – GoodFellas Taco Catering
Cake – Rachel Ruth Bakes
Bartending – Mint Bartending
DJ – Dart Collective
Videography – Shark Pig
Stationery – Elum Designs
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Lindsey Smith
Wedding Dress – Marchesa
Bridal Accessories – Mrs. President & Co.
Bride’s Ring – Brilliant Earth
Groom’s Apparel – Indochino
Rentals – Planks and PatinaSignature Party Rentals, and For Your Party
Transportation – First Student Charter Bus
Photo Booth – Classic Photo Booth Rentals


Congratulations to Blaire and Jordan, and a special thanks to Let’s Frolic Together for sharing this beautiful desert wedding at The Lautner with Junebug! Love the look of a rustic, desert wedding? Here are our favorite southwestern wedding color palette ideas for your desert-inspired affair!

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One Comment

  1. I LOVE the custom pin! Any ideas where she got it?

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