Lauren and Steven’s beautiful Casa Cody wedding was full of sunshine, tacos, and dancing…is there anything better?! Kelsey Rae Designs helped the couple bring a New York vibe to the California desert and made it all feel effortlessly chic. Love Her Madly took cues from the Spanish-style venue to create floral arrangements in neutral tones with moody pops of color that added elegance without taking anything away from the inherent charm. To round out the day, the couple served tacos, classic deli staples, ice cream sandwiches, and custom cocktails in a tiny mobile bar, all of which spoke to the couple’s fun-loving (and food-loving!) nature. Photographers Joe+Kathrina captured every moment of this wedding beautifully, especially the couple’s post-ceremony portraits in the windmill-studded desert!
Lauren and Steven
Casa Cody, Palm Springs, California
We chose Palm Springs because Lauren‘s family used to vacation there as when she was a kid and because we knew that it would offer such a unique California experience. And finding Casa Cody was love at first sight! We visited a handful of other venues but nothing else compared. It is just a gorgeous, unique, historical property. We wanted to feel like we were hanging out in a backyard full of the people closest to us. We were meticulous in our style choices and wanted to accentuate rather than upstage the natural charm of Palm Springs.
After we said “I do,” we went out into the middle of the desert with our photographers to shoot with the windmills. It was intimate, quiet, and we were really able to embrace each other in the moment before returning to party with our guests at the reception.
We hired Joe+Kathrina after going out for cocktails in NYC. They happened to be on vacation and we immediately knew they were the perfect fit! They were the easiest people to be around, and we honestly feel like we will be friends forever. They also shot our welcome pool party for friends the day before the wedding. Even our friends and family could not say enough good things about them!
Processional – “Love the Way You Love Me” by John Michael Montgomery
Recessional – “Latch” by Disclosure
Reception Entrance – “California Love” by Tupac
First Dance – “Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Joe+Kathrina
Event Planning – Kelsey Rae Designs
Venue – Casa Cody
Floral Design – Love Her Madly
Catering – Tacos Mora and Schwartz’s Deli
Cake – The Baked Bear
Bar – The Tiny Tavern
Makeup Artist – Alexis Nicholas
Hair Styling – Babe Hair by Bethany
Wedding Dress – Lela Rose via Gabriella New York
Bridal Accessories – Luna Bea and Lotta from Stockholm
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Lulus
Groom’s Apparel – HVRMINN
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Indochino
Rings – Sarah Perlis
Rentals – Lights for Nights and Baker Party Rentals
Congratulations to Lauren and Steven, and a big thanks to Joe+Kathrina for sharing this Casa Cody wedding with Junebug! Looking for more desert wedding inspiration? This boho-glam Palm Desert elopement wows with a Rue De Seine gown!