“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.”
“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.
Photography: Randy + Ashley Durham Photography, www.randyandashley.com
Ceremony and Reception: Sparrows Lodge, www.sparrowslodge.com
Catering: Carousel Catering, www.carouselcateringinc.com
Florals and Event Design: Artisan Event Floral Decor, www.artisanevents.net
Bakery: Exquisite Desserts, www.exquisitedesserts.net
Hair: Julie Herzog, www.crownjulesofhair.com
Makeup: Julie Koeth, www.j2photopro.com
Justin McHenry and Alexis Pettigrew stayed at the Sparrow Lodge before booking it for their wedding.