Rachel and Michael could not have chosen a more perfect backdrop for their mid-century modern than The Lautner Compound in Palm Springs! The retro vibes of the venue laid the framework for a stunning display of ’60s-inspired florals created by Walden Floral LA using a palette of dusty yellows, oranges, and taupe. Rachel and Michael also added their own personal touches with DIY-ed invitations and paper goods, modern signage, and table runners that gave their tablescapes a totally unique look. Their planner from After The Engagement pulled all the pretty details together for a loungy, mod vibe that was the epitome of California cool. We’re completely obsessed with every detail and are grateful The Hendrys captured every moment so vividly!
Rachel and Michael
The Lautner Compound, Palm Springs, California
The two most important things to us in planning the wedding were that it was a beautiful space and that the event ran smoothly so our guests would be able to be comfortable and have a great time!
We personalized the ceremony with our choice of processional and recessional songs. We also opted out of any wedding party. It was just us! Additionally, we had our close friend Jon officiate. We did a few pre-wedding interviews with him and he wrote such a wonderful, touching and funny ceremony for us. Having a friend perform the ceremony definitely made the whole thing feel more personal and special to us.
Choose your vendors wisely and then trust them to do a wonderful job! We ended up getting so many special and unique touches by giving our talented vendors pretty open and loose direction and really trusting them and their experience.
We gave our guests a custom gold and black lapel pin of our cactus wedding graphic. Designed by Everett Pelayo our very good friend who designed all our wedding graphics for the invitations and event. It had R+M 05.11.19 engraved on the back. We wanted to give something that was fun and unique but not overly “wedding branded.” It was important to us that it be something that everyone could have and use in their everyday life that was memorable of the event but not specifically recognizable as something from a wedding.
The most memorable part of the day for us was the toasts after dinner. We opted to have only friends and siblings give toasts, 6 total. We asked everyone to participate a few weeks in advance so they could prepare and everyone wrote such wonderful speeches! They were funny and touching, there was even a poem. It made us feel so special.
Processional – “Story of My Life” by One Direction, the instrumental version by The Piano Guys
Recessional – “Best Song Ever” by One Direction
First Dance – “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges
The Wedding Team:
Photography – The Hendrys
Event Planning – After The Engagement
Venue – The Lautner Compound
Floral Design – Walden Floral LA
Catering and Cake – Little Nelly Catering
Officiant – Jon Hartman
DJ – Dart Collective
Stationery – Everett Pelayo
Makeup Artist – Beauty by Alessi
Wedding Dress – Sarah Seven
Bridal Accessories – Naturae Design
Groom’s Apparel – Paul Smith
Rings – Satomi Kawakita from Esqueleto
Rentals – Folklore
Favors – PinMart
Bar – The Whaling Club
Photo Booth – Classic Photo Booth
Lighting – Socialights
A special thanks to Rachel and Michael for sharing their incredible Palm Springs wedding at The Lautner Compound with Junebug! If you love the trending rust and orange color palette, this retro Wolf Feather Honey Farm wedding inspiration is for you!