La Chureya Estate

Rustic Wedding Romance at a Spanish Villa

Betsy and Cyrus Marshall update the farmhouse-chic trend at La Chureya Estate in Palm Springs’ Vista Las Palmas neighborhood.

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These two creative types — he’s a video director, she’s a makeup artist — crafted a destination wedding with a dash of vintage flair for guests arriving from coast to coast. The little-known La Chureya Estate kept the party completely private on more than an acre of beautiful Vista Las Palmas land. The five-bedroom villa’s authentic Spanish architecture provided a

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Real Weddings

Meet 10 couples who celebrated their unique 
styles at outstanding venues.

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An unexpected downpour added to the striking contrasts of this ultra-modern bash. Fiercely stylish and nontraditional, the couple delivered umbrellas to guests’ rooms and outsmarted the rain under a canopy on the Avalon lawn. Smoke-toned ghost chairs, onyx goblets, and custom chandeliers complemented the bride’s sultry bouquet. This pair broke into a choreographed hip-hop number for their first dance. Event


Hot for Honeymoons

Warm sunshine and luxe suites set the stage for a sizzling escape. 
Just add your idea of a good time.

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Why wait for the honeymoon? Cruise in early for spa days and pool time. Then linger as long as you can after the festivities wind down. Planning a wedding can test the strongest will. A week or two in the desert is just the antidote for stressed-out nerves and runaway jitters. Check in to a tricked-out suite with pampering amenities


Wed This Way

Find your happy place in this sun-drenched 
valley that lives for love.

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Lush fairways, fairy-tale ballrooms, and 
everything you need for a wedding staycation. Golfers aren’t the only ones with a soft spot for emerald courses surrounded by jaw-dropping mountain panoramas. Brides and grooms appreciate dedicated wedding planners, dramatic venues, and sprawling honeymoon suites. Guests create a complete vacation without hopping in a car thanks to restaurants, tennis courts, pools, a spa,

rehearsal dinner

Hot Spots to Host Your Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

We’ve got your guide to the best local restaurants and caterers who guarantee a fun, pre-wedding feast that is piled high with Palm Springs panache … even if you’re on a budget.

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Who still treats guests to a rehearsal dinner these days? “Almost everyone!” says Trish Jones, co-owner of The Walk Down the Aisle in Palm Springs, an event design, styling, and planning company. And those who don’t often host another version of this traditional event in the form of a modern welcome party to thank family, and usually friends, who have