Real Wedding Spotlight:
A Poolside Picnic

Real Weddings

Photos: Jessica Claire Photography

Natali and Brian always knew they'd marry in Palm Springs, and after an exhaustive search, they chose The Horizon Hotel as the setting for their nuptials. "The mid-century modern architecture and desert landscape matched our personal styles," says Natali. The ceremony was held at dusk and began with havdalah, Jewish blessings marking the end of the Sabbath. "The rest of the ceremony was illuminated by the havdalah candlelight," says Natali. "It was magical."

Cocktail hour featured tables with mid-century-inspired linens, an array of hors d'oeuvres—including latkes and mini bagels with lox—as well as wines from Washington, the bride's home state. The poolside reception complemented the desert setting—tables were decorated with flowers in a mix of vessels and succulent-filled terrariums. Dinner included roast chicken, mac and cheese, and short ribs; catering was by Sherman's Deli & Bakery.

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