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Matt & Saundra’s Vintage Hawaiian Palm Springs Wedding

Right after she said “yes,” Matt and Saundra heard the usual wedding planning warnings right and left, like “The day goes by so fast; it’s done in an instant!” Which is why Saundra answered her gut suspicion—Why not make this last all day? And so, with 35 of their dearest family and friends in tow, the couple booked an Airbnb in Palm Springs for an “all-day wedding.” In tune with their beautifully executed vintage Hawaiian theme, Studio Palma adorned the 10 a.m. ceremony with palms and big blooms aplenty, followed by a family-style meal prepared by Saundra’s mom. “I remember looking at how happy everyone was,” she says, “and I just felt blessed that we had found each other and that we were in that moment.”

Pinning boutonniere Matt & Saundra's Palm Springs wedding

Floral Arrangments Matt & Saundra's Palm Springs wedding

Bride Entrance to Ceremony Matt & Saundra's Palm Springs wedding

Groom Kissing the Bride

Couple at Altar

Wedding Party

Table Settings

Another moment she’ll never forget? When she and her husband kicked off the pool party—complete with a Slip ’N Slide and a flip-cup tournament—by jumping in the water in her wedding dress.

Slip N Slide

Flip Cup Matt & Saundra vintage Hawaiian wedding

Bride and Groom Jumping in Pool vintage Hawaiian wedding

Jumping into Pool

High-flying Exit
Considering the bride and groom didn’t have a formal grand exit, Saundra’s mom surprised them with a helicopter ride back to San Diego at the end of the wedding weekend.

Couple's Pup, Kailani

Doggone Cute
No loved ones were left out of the ceremony—especially not the couple’s pup, Kailani.

Ceremony Altar Matt & Saundra's Palm Springs wedding

On tying the knot in Palm Springs, Saundra says, “I thought this would be an incredible way to show our family and friends from far away a little piece of our paradise.”


Their Talented Team:

Coordination: Mary Rapacz
Dress: Martina Liana, The White Flower Bridal Boutique
Entertainment : Jay Neff
Florals: Studio Palma
Hair and Makeup: Hannah Elisabeth Beauty
Jewelry: Diamond Barr Jewelers 
Menswear : The Black Tux
Paper : Zazzle
Photography: Morgan McCanne Photo
Rentals: Platinum Event Rentals
Venue: Airbnb in Palm Springs

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