Welcome to the wedding that almost brought Hollywood to a standstill. At least, that’s what Julia and Roger like to joke. “We had the wedding that almost shut down Hollywood, because so many people from the film industry took the weekend off to celebrate with us,” says Julia, a first-grade teacher (Roger is a camera assistant).
For the weekend-long party, they rented out the Cree Estate in Palm Springs for three days to celebrate with 220 guests. The itinerary: a poolside rehearsal dinner with pizza on Friday, the wedding on Saturday, and a day with friends and family on Sunday.
“My parents ended up renting the venue another night because they didn’t want the party to end!” And who’s to blame ’em? A taco truck, tiki drinks, a Wall-E and Eve cake topper made by the bride’s mom, and the groom himself dancing to Styx’s “Mr. Roboto” were some of the highlights of the desert boho wedding. As the bride sums it up, “Our wedding was a really fun and low-key celebration of our love… and weirdness.” That’s Hollywood for ya!
The groom, clad in navy, stood out next to his pals dressed in shades of grey, cream, and tan.
Julia found her embroidered tulle wedding gown at the first shop she stepped into—alongside her mom, soon-to-be mother-in-law, and cousin who set her up with Roger.
Julia and Roger met over a blind date—at Disneyland. “We both knew by the end of the night that we had found our soul mate,” Julia says. And sometime later, Roger made it official by proposing at the same park.
Their Talented Team
Catering: Soho Taco
Coordination: Stacey Jones Event Design
Dress: Lili Bridals
Entertainment: DJ Matt Phipps
Florals: Vaso Bello Celebrations
Hair & Makeup: Nancy Z Beauty
Photography: Matthew David Studio
Rentals: Rustic Events; Signature Party Rentals
Rings: Brilliant Earth
Sweets: Over the Rainbow Desserts
Venue: Cree Estate