This Smoke Tree Ranch Wedding is Laid-Back Palm Springs Elegance

June 17, 2018 | Junebug Weddings

If we had to describe Rebecca and Josh’s wedding at Smoke Tree Ranch in just four words, they would be: eclectic, retro, laid-back, and elegant. Set against the desert landscape, the couple channeled classic Palm Springs vibes with sophisticated attire, which included the bride’s Grace Loves Lace gown and glamorous hair and makeup and the groom’s suave black velvet suit. The Dainty Lion created stunning floral displays in shades of red, cream, and coral, and Planks & Patina provided farmhouse tables, wood chairs, and wooden benches to infuse a bit of rustic charm that helped with the laid-back, backyard house-party feel the couple wanted. By Amy Lynn photography captured every moment of this exceptional desert wedding in brilliant detail, and we’re especially in love with the couple’s intimate portrait session among the cacti that showcased their killer style and carefree personalities.

The Couple:

Rebecca and Josh

The Wedding:

Smoke Tree Ranch, Palm Springs, California

I picked the first dress I tried on! I can’t say I’m low maintenance enough to have only tried on one dress but the whole process was pretty quick and painless for me. I knew I wanted a long sleeve dress so that limited my options. When I first saw my dress, Inca by Grace Loves Lace, on Instagram I knew it was perfect. I wanted my bridesmaids to feel comfortable and beautiful in their dresses so I had them choose their own within my color scheme. The result was fantastic and looks incredible in photos!

We wanted an elegant but laid-back vibe…more of a backyard setting than a hotel ballroom. We also wanted it to flow effortlessly from one space to another and for our guests to feel totally at ease. It’s stereotypical but Pinterest was definitely a huge help in identifying what we liked and didn’t like. Ultimately we ended up with an eclectic style that perfectly suited the retro elegance of our venue while still being low-key enough to fit the house party vibe we were going for!

The whole day was a series of incredible moments but one that sticks out for me is the time we spent alone between the ceremony and reception. Our wedding planning picked us up in a golf cart and had drinks and appetizers waiting in our room. We spent a couple of minutes together letting it sink in that we were actually married before joining our guests. It was really surreal and special.




The Wedding Team:

Photography – By Amy Lynn
Event Planning – Events Department
Venue – Smoke Tree Ranch
Floral Design – The Dainty Lion
DJ – Red Shoe
Videography – The Quail & The Dove
Invitations – Copper Willow Paper Studio
Day-Of Paper Goods – Cecile’s Paper Co.
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Rentals – Planks & Patina


Congratulations to Rebecca and Josh, and a big thanks to By Amy Lynn for sharing this beautiful wedding at Smoke Tree Ranch with Junebug! Want to see how other couples have styled their Palm Springs wedding? This couple crafty all the quirky details for their Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding!

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One Comment

  1. Hi there,

    I found this page on Rebecca and Josh’s wedding from Pinterest – where are the bridesmaid dresses from? And what is the color called!?

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