Colony Palms Hotel has to be one of the deserts best kept secrets. This boutique hotel is just an absolute dream and SO perfect for private, intimate weddings. Nestled right in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, walking distance to literally everything, yet once inside the gates you would think you were in a different world. Decor by Martyn Lawrence Bullard is SO perfectly Palm Springs. The Colony Palms was originally built in 1936 and was called the Colonial House under owner Al Wertheimer, a mob boss and member of the Purple Gang. The highest prize awarded each year at the Cannes Film Festival inspired the name of the Palme d’Or Suite, part of a 2007 renovation. Kelda and Mark chose the hotel for their fabulous nuptials and it did not disappoint. Ceremony on the lawn with the San Jacinto mountains as the back drop, Aristan Events enhancing the beauty with their subtle and oh-so-elegant decor. Dinner under the stars around the pool and then on to dancing the night away inside the Purple Palm restaurant.amazing wedding day hair style (3), Bridal details (3).