Happily Ever After

Alexis Pettigrew and Justin McHenry recently tied the knot in Palm Springs. The San Marcos, California, couple 
offers tips for others who are planning their special day

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Sparrows Lodge in Palm Springs served as the site of the wedding.
Photos by Randy & Ashley Durham Photography

h3>The Location

“We wanted a little bit of a destination but not so far that we couldn’t physically meet vendors, see things, etc. Plus, Palm Springs has such a great vibe. We saw the Sparrow Lodge in a magazine. We stayed there and loved everything about the rustic boho [flair], all the attention to detail, and the staff. We booked it as our wedding location that weekend.”

The Experience

“We loved that we didn’t have to leave [the premises] and our family, bridal party, and friends stayed with us. Everyone was so accommodating and friendly.”

The Top Tip

“Use local vendors whenever you can. It supports the local economy, nobody knows the area like they do, and you save on transportation costs. We asked for recommendations every step of the way. When your vendors have [already] worked with each other your event is flawless.

Their Team

Photography: Randy + Ashley Durham Photography,

Ceremony and Reception: Sparrows Lodge,

Catering: Carousel Catering,

Florals and Event Design: Artisan Event Floral Decor,

Bakery: Exquisite Desserts,

Hair: Julie Herzog,

Makeup: Julie Koeth,

Music: James Gonzalez, Music Media Inc.,

Justin McHenry and Alexis Pettigrew stayed at the Sparrow Lodge before booking it for their wedding.

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