Villa Leche is a modern Mediterranean estate in Palm Desert, California. Surrounding you are 3-acres of unobstructed views of mountains and desert, so it’s the perfect oasis and wedding getaway for a Palm Desert wedding. The groudns are completely customizable for your wedding day. Rather than adhering to the restrictions of the venue’s decor and design, you’re able to make this venue completely your own.
Paige & Andrew’s Intimate Palm Desert Wedding at Villa Leche
Paige and Andrew met about 10 years ago on a dating website, before apps were even a thing. They bonded over their love of dogs after Page introduced Andrew to her dog Yeager. Paige is an insanely talented wedding photographer here in San Diego, and we’ve worked together a few times! So when she told me that they were planning an intimate elopement in Sicily, Italy, and wanted to celebrate locally with friends and family afterwards, I was in. Cut to: their celebration at Villa Leche. Since they had technically already tied the knot, they had an idea of what was really meaningful and important for them to include this time around.
Paige got ready in a beautiful room overlooking the desert. She had her sister and her friends popping in and out throughout the morning as she got her hair done and dress on. It was such a calm, serene experience and I loved capturing it. Andrew was hanging out, ran a brush through his signature curls, got his emerald green suit on and was ready to go. Their best friend played an acoustic version of Wildflowers by Tom Petty as they walked down the aisle to each other. With the most stunning desert backdrop behind them, their friends and family listened while Paige and Andrew re-read their vows while Paige’s uncle officiated. Despite it being the second wedding, tears and emotions were still running high as if it were the first time.
We ended the night with a desert dinner, perfectly designed by Paige and Laurel Street Events. The Sicilian wine and champagne flowed, tacos were served, and the moon rose up over the mountains in the most incredible display. I swear we were in heaven. We followed dinner with dances under the stars and a slideshow of their elopement in Italy on a projector screen for everyone to see.
Photography: Sydney Noelle Photography
Venue: Villa Leche
Florist: Brit Floral
Hair & Makeup: Page Beauty
Caterer: Soho Taco
Shoes: Allen Edmunds
Earrings: AB Ellie
Bridesmaids Dresses: Stone Cold Fox
Paper Goods & Signage: Linen & Poppi
Suits: Suit Supply
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens