Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort Wedding

This beautiful Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort Wedding was in the foothills of the gorgeous Santa Rosa mountains near Palm Springs.  Perfectly manicured gardens, lush palm trees, and a hacienda-style charm welcome visitors as an oasis in the middle of the arid, desert landscape.  The Waldorf Astoria La Quinta Resort has always been famed as a refuge for Old Hollywood luminaries for decades past.  This La Quinta Resort Wedding was absolutely luxurious, yet at the same time utterly charming and relaxing.

With their impeccable style and steamy chemistry, it’s easy to imagine Michelle and Joe as silver screen stars escaping to the desert for a weekend getaway for their La Quinta Resort Wedding!  When we first met Michelle and Joe, she referred to him as her “James Dean.”  Well, I’d say he definitely he fits the bill!  Michelle looked absolutely stunning in her Matthew Christopher dress, and her laugh was so contagious.  It was such a blast working with them… we just wish they lived closer to San Diego so we could hang out all the time!!!


“OMG, OMG, OMG, the pictures are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous. I have tears in my eyes looking through them.  Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day special (and the days leading up to the wedding, including the amazing engagement session) and for capturing all of the special moments.

You both are so talented and we are so grateful to you for everything. We have several friends that just got engaged…we have been ranting and raving about you !

Joe and Michelle”


Dress: Matthew Christopher
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Jewelry & Accessories: Custom designed by Seattle Diamond
Hair and Makeup: The A List Makeup Studio
Bridesmaid Gowns: Bill Levkoff
Tuxedos: La Strada
Caterer: La Quinta Resort & Club
Linens/Decor: Arrangements Floral Designs
Cocktail Entertainment: Mike O’Bryan
Reception Entertainment: A Musical Affair
Videographer: Moonstone Pictures
Wedding Cake: Juliette’s Bakery
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Limousine: Phat Daddy’z Limousine Service
Wedding Ceremony: Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church
Reception: La Quinta Resort & Club – La Casa