A Modern Elegant Desert Wedding

Today I’ve got a gorgeous modern wedding at the most amazing ceremony venue in the California desert! I am so in love with this spanish style church, atop the rolling barren hills. It is such a gorgeous location and made for the perfect modern, yet elegant space. I’m also in love with this gown, the lace is just stunning!

The lovely bride Paula shares the details:

John asked me to marry him in February 2011 while I was visiting him in Florida. Thats when the wedding excitement and plans started. Our family and friends mean so much to us and so we decided to be married at Chapel Hill and have the reception at the Park ballroom in our hometown of Paso Robles, Ca. I moved in april with him to florida and did most all of the planning from there, while John was still finishing his Army e.od. training there. I wouldn’t have been able to complete all of the wedding details without the help of my family.

I wanted a modern, yet classic feel to the wedding. So for the flowers we stuck to white roses with hints of pale pink, charcoal gray J. Crew bridesmaids dresses and black tuxes. I know the most important element of our wedding would be pictures! We wanted to be able to look back at our wedding day and never forget those special moments. Sometimes you get so wrapped up that you just cant see everything happening during the wedding. There was no question we wanted Lindsey Gomes, not only because she was such a great friend of ours that we grew up with, but because she is the most talented and professional photographer around. There is something so serene and comforting when looking at all of the moments she has captured over the years of countless families and weddings. 

I woke up on my wedding day feeling so excited and overwhelmed. I was so happy to have my bridesmaids and my mom there getting ready with me. Lindsey was by our side taking shots of all the special and funny moments throughout the day. October 15th, 2011 will always be engraved in my memory. The day that I married my love, John. It was the most beautiful day anyone could ever ask for.

Photography | Lindsey Gomes

Ceremony Venue | Chapel Hill

Reception Venue | Park Ballroom

Florist | Flowers by Kim

Make Up | Pure Elements Salon