Bougainvillea-filled and a 180 degree view of Palm Springs – that’s what you get to see when celebrating at The O’Donnell House. The home itself is a gorgeous historic Spanish-inspired estate that is what my future home dreams are made of. PROBABLY one of my favorite wedding venues in Palm Springs, right behind The Pond Estate.
We were hoping and wishing the bougainvillea would come to play after California’s weeks of rain, AND OH MY GOD DID THEY. Karli wanted the rest of the decor to be refined so that you could admire the natural beauty already present at The O’Donnell House.
Karli and Nick met at a bar in San Francisco on Valentine’s Day. Karli was on vacation with her friend from Seattle, only looking to have a good time, when Nick’s eyes met hers. Nothing came from that first meeting, but the universe had it that they’d meet again. Ever since then, they dated long distance for 6 months having travel dates all over the U.S. (HOW FUN!) until Karli decided to make the move to SF.
Karli is an angel filled with so much grace. She embraced the time leading up to the wedding, not worried one bit about the little details, and that positivity set the tone for the whole day. She reminds me of the Audrey Hepburn quote that goes… “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you were never alone.” To top it all off, she has that Hollywood glam vibe down to a T.
I could go on and on but there’s too much to say that the photos do better at, so scroll on <3
Curious how other Palm Springs venues compare? Here are a few faves you can check out on my blog: