Ivan & Desirae / Woodhaven Country Club / Palm Desert Wedding

Ivan and Desirae’s wedding took place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Indio, CA. A historic Church filled with antique stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings.

Guests filled the pews with excitement and anticipation.

As the volume softens, the Groom stands with his mother on the inside of the double doors. From the right angle, you can see the opposite side, where his Bride and her mother, joyfully await her grand entrance!

The walk down the aisle is greeted with love, smiles and phone snaps from guests. Everyone wants to treasure this moment.

As the Bride nears the Groom a gentle love between the two can be felt by all of those in the room.

Each mother gives her blessing and the ceremony begins.

A commitment to God, followed by vows to love and to cherish each other were exchanged. They said ‘I Do’, sealed it with a kiss and were introduced as Mr. & Mrs. Ulla!

Woodhaven Country Club

Wedding celebrations continued with their close family and friends in Palm Desert, at the newly recently Woodhaven Country Club.

During the reception, just as we had planned, golden hour approached and we discreetly snuck away to enjoy a few more moments. There is nothing like capturing newlyweds dancing under their first sunset together! And we all said, “awe!”

So many special memories shared during their toasts. Stories that made us all laugh, and dances with mother’s and brother’s that made us all cry. (Yes, including yours truly. My camera does wonders as an ugly cry diversion lol!)

This wedding was truly dear to my heart because…

Desirae was OUR flower girl 18 years ago!

We hope you enjoy a look into their sweet wedding day!

The wedding celebrations continue at Woodhaven Country Club

Congratulations again Ivan and Desirae!

May the Lord bless you and keep you as you embark on this new life together! Erica & Brock

Erica Mendenhall Photography |Scrap Media Films | Coachella Valley Floral Distributors | Wedding Cake: Regina Lopez Ramos | DJ Ulises Ruiz at Main Event | Makeup Artist: Cherale Castellon | Wedding Dress: Bellasposa, Essence of Australia | Woodhaven Country Club | Our Lady of Perpetual Help