A stunning mountain backdrop, beautiful weather, stark desert landscapes, rock formations, mid-century architecture, and a touch of old Hollywood glam make Palm Springs interesting, desirable and beautiful. Truly, a perfect California wedding destination.
Tanja Janjic, Director of Special Events at Ingleside Inn and Avalon Palm Springs
Ingleside Inn, sister property to the Avalon Hotel, is one of Palm Springs’ best-kept secrets. The hidden 1920s gem has been fully restored to its Spanish Colonial Revival roots and brims with West Coast charm. Inspired by this historic oasis, Nicole Alexandra Designs introduced a sense of the contemporary by melding the quintessential Palm Springs influences of desert and mid-century modern. “I love the lush grounds of the Ingleside Inn and the intimacy it provides for weddings,” says Alexandra. “You can keep all guests together in one space for the entire event, from ceremony to the cocktail hour and reception.” The foundation of Alexandra’s design is a coral-hued, tile-patterned linen reminiscent of the Talavera tiles found throughout the inn’s architecture. Rattan chairs add a mod element, while Leta Verbena’s organic arrangements of spring-colored florals enhance the verdant grounds.
"I was inspired by both the classic Spanish style of the Ingleside Inn and the mid-century vibes of Palm Springs. I wanted to combine the two to bring a current feel to quintessential Palm Springs," said Alexandra.
Start your wedding weekend by giving guests a warm welcome by Ingleside’s pool. “A welcome party kicks off a multiday event, so we need to have a little fun and start the party,” says Jill Fausner of Layered Vintage. “Disco has been super popular these last few years, and we thought it would be fun to do up disco, but in a subtle, elevated way.” Cool touches include signature cocktails with ice cubes that are engraved with the drink’s name, a perfect idea for showing off the bride’s and groom’s initials or monogram.
Layers of texture are evident in elegantly patterned chargers, pressed-flower napkin rings and acrylic menus resembling Talavera tiles. Additionally, Ever After Bouquet, which specializes in preserving wedding flowers into elegant keepsakes, designed acrylic pressed flower table numbers and napkin rings for a unique floral touch.
"Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, Frank and Barbara Sinatra, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston—our enchanting Inn has hosted all manner of memorable occasions, from blowout nuptials to hidden honeymoons," said Tanja Janjic, Director of Special Events at Ingleside Inn and Avalon Palm Springs.