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Haley & Brian’s Wedding at The Living Desert

Haley and Brian’s Living Desert Zoo and Gardens wedding was inspired by “dusk in the desert” – soft colors with modern vintage details! Yes! They met in college when Brian leased a room in Haley’s apartment – the two of them became the best of friends, and after Brian moved out they began dating. They moved to San Diego from San Francisco and planned a classic So Cal wedding in their new home. Haley is a food stylist, chef, illustrator, and graphic designer, so it’s no surprise that their wedding was full of unique designs! Here’s a peek at what’s to come:
Bride and groom laughing in cactus garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer Bride and groom in cactus garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Blush reception tables in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

Let’s start from the beginning. Haley designed this entire suite with calligraphy by Letter & Ink.
Blush and blue wedding invitation suite | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

We kicked off the day at Hotel Paseo in Palm Desert. This California sign was a lovely spot to hang Haley’s beautiful gown!
Wedding dress hanging on California sign at Hotel Paseo | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

The hotel also had these cute blue vintage phones – the perfect prop for Haley’s heirloom blue ring!
Blue heirloom ring on vintage blue telephone | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Classic engagement ring on wedding invitation | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding rings on unique save the date | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding dress hanging on California sign at Hotel Paseo | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Blush and blue wedding invitation suite | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

Brian wrote Haley a sweet letter for the morning of their wedding day.
Bride reading groom's letter on wedding morning | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride reading a letter from the groom on wedding day morning | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and mom getting ready | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bridal robe detail | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Mother of the bride helping bride get dressed | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride getting dressed | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride getting ready at Hotel Paseo | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

STUNNING! Haley’s gown from Lili Bridal is one of my absolute faves!
Bride looking in the mirror at Hotel Paseo | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride getting ready | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Detail of bridal jewelry | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

Meanwhile, in the guys’ room…!
Groom and groomsmen getting ready | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Groomsmen toasting shots | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Groomsmen toasting shots of whiskey | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

We went over to the Living Desert for Haley and Brian’s first look. Since the zoo is open until 5pm this palm garden was the perfect quiet spot to avoid any other people!
Groom in dark gray suit with blush pink tie | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Groom putting on watch | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Groom in dark grey suit with vest and pink tie | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer Boutonniere detail | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom first look in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom first look in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom first look in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom first look in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Colorful wedding bouquet detail | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom kissing in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom kissing in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bridal updo | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
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I loved Haley’s bridesmaids in mismatched blush and mauve dresses! So pretty!
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 Bridesmaids in mismatched blush and mauve dresses | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and maid of honor laughing | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bridesmaids in mismatched blush and mauve dresses | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding party in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
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Groom and groomsman fun portrait | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bridesmaids in mismatched blush and mauve dresses | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bridesmaids in mismatched blush and mauve dresses | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Groomsmen in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bridesmaids in mismatched blush and mauve dresses | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Groom and groomsman fun portrait | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

Haley and Brian planned their ceremony at sunset in keeping with Jewish tradition, so we did all of their wedding portraits prior to the ceremony. The Living Desert has so many beautiful backdrops on their grounds!
Wedding portrait of bride and groom | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding portrait of bride and groom in cactus garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding portrait of bride and groom in cactus garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding portrait of bride and groom | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding portrait of bride and groom | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding portrait of bride and groom in cactus garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding portrait of bride and groom in cactus garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding portrait of bride and groom in cactus garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding portrait of bride and groom walking in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

The Ketubah signing took place right before the ceremony.
Ketubah signing | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Ketubah signing | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Ketubah signing | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Ketubah signing | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and mom hugging | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

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 Floral detail at wedding ceremony | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Floral detail at wedding ceremony | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride walking down the aisle | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride being escorted down the aisle | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and mom embracing at wedding ceremony | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Candid of bridesmaids at wedding ceremony | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding ceremony at sunset | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

Haley and Brian had a unique ceremony that was a fusion of Jewish and Christian traditions.
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 Candid of bridesmaids during wedding ceremony | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom during wedding ceremony | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom exchanging rings | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Floral detail at wedding ceremony | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom during wedding ceremony Priest blessing bride and groom during wedding ceremony | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wide shot of wedding ceremony | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

Since it was entirely dark by the time the cocktail hour began, we had to build the reception detail photography into the pre-ceremony timeline to get it in natural light. Haley designed this beautiful acrylic seating chart to match her invitation suite:
Custom acrylic seating chart | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

The palm garden at the Living Desert is such a gorgeous place for a wedding reception! The desert and dusk color palette come to life!
Wedding reception in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
Wedding flowers at reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding tablescape at reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Overhead of mauve menu setting | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Reception table in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Acrylic table number at reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Blush wedding reception in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Flowers at wedding reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Pottery vase detail at wedding reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding flowers at reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Blush wedding reception table | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Rectangular wood table at wedding reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Floral arrangement at wedding reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Blush wedding reception table in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Blue menu at wedding reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Rectangular table in palm garden | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Tall candles and table details at wedding reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

Now that’s an entrance!!
Bride and groom entering wedding reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

Wedding party group hug | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding party group hug | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom laughing at wedding reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom first dance | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Best man giving speech | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom laughing at sweetheart table | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom on chairs during Horah | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding reception during Horah | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Bride and groom dancing at reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer
 Wedding guests laughing at reception | Living Desert Zoo & Gardens wedding with unique details | Elevated and colorful wedding photography for fun-loving couples in Southern California |  #PalmSprings #palmspringsphotographer #gardenwedding #palmspringswedding  Source: Mary Costa Photography | Los Angeles wedding photographer

Congratulations Haley and Brian!!

Vendor Credits:
Photography: Mary Costa Photography
Venue: The Living Desert
Wedding Planning & Design: Gabriela Pilar Events
Floral Designer: Bloom Theory Design
Catering: Made by Meg Catering
DJ & Photo Booth: Hilo Productions
Hair & Makeup: Beauty Bespoken
Bridal Dress: Lili Bridals
Bridesmaid Dress: Birdy Grey
Stationery: Haley Hazell and Letter & Ink
Getting Ready: Hotel Paseo
Specialty Rentals: BBJ Linens, Hostess Haven, Signature Party Rentals
Officiants: Rabbi Ben Kamin, Deacon Chris Hulburt

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