I could literally spend all day gazing at onelove photography’s images. They are dreamy to the millionth degree and so perfectly capture this Palm Springs affair. It’s the total package – sunny, chic backdrop, a glamorous palette of colors, and bedazzled with fabulous florals by Brown Paper Design. Needless to say, my heart has been won over by this one and then I watched the film by Well Spun Wedding Films and I was long gone to the land of total wedding obsession. Catch the film below and head over to the gallery for more, more, more.
No all out love fest would be complete with out a film of the festivities. Try this perfect number on for size shot by Well Spun Wedding Films…
From the Bride…We are from Los Angeles and our favorite weekend getaway is Palm Springs so it only felt natural to have our wedding there. We chose the Colony Palms Hotel for it’s romantic Old Hollywood vibe and set out to have the wedding of our dreams — California chic, elegant but unfussy and most importantly, lots of fun. Our wedding was a blend of cultures and traditions — a “Chewish” (Chinese-Jewish!) wedding, if you will. We tried to infuse our backgrounds into our event in an organic way, such as utilizing red as our theme color (the lucky wedding color to the Chinese), dancing the traditional Jewish “hora” and making custom chocolate-dipped fortune cookies with a Yiddish message inside. The wedding was a success not for how fancy and ostentatious it was but for how well we felt it reflected our true personalities — for instance, because of our love for the music, we had a surprise gospel choir appear in the middle of our ceremony! Our guests loved their surprise performance and it really energized our ceremony and made it fun.
Budget was a concern and we couldn’t afford to hire a full-service wedding planner so the wedding was designed and organized in a DIY fashion. Etsy.com was a very valuable and cost-efficient resource in finding little independent vendors to provide the details (flower girl baskets, place cards, table numbers, etc). And while Monique Lhuillier would have been a dream dress, I was able to find a very affordable, well-made dress from designer Jenny Yoo, who is predominantly known for her bridesmaid attire (the bridal dress savings left room for one big splurge on fabulous must-have Jimmy Choo shoes!). Vendors were hired based on lots of internet research and some trial and error. Our florist we originally selected sadly proved to be unreliable and we were lucky enough in the eleventh hour to land the help of Danielle Rowe at Brown Paper Design. Brown Paper Design is genuinely the most phenomenal floral designer and was able to execute my dream vision all the way with total respect to my budgetary restrictions. Sara Allen from onelove photography is brilliantly talented and our photographs are everything we could have hoped for. And Well Spun Wedding Films was able to document all of the fun and magic in this sweet little 4-minute “music video” here. All in all, we could not have asked for anything more…it really was the most perfect day of our lives!
Wedding Photography: onelove photography / Wedding Cinematography: Well Spun Wedding Films / Flowers: Brown Paper Design / Event Design: The Bride / Ceremony + Reception Location: Colony Palms Hotel / Wedding Invitations: Minted / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo / DJ: Brian Lee of Elevated Pulse Productions / Cupcakes: Over the Rainbow Cupcakes / Lighting: Classic Party Rentals / Photo Booth: Snapz / Custom Fans + Menus: Citrine Designs / Floral Hair Pin: Modagefloral / Flower Girl Baskets: A Stylish Design / Custom “Mr. and Mrs.” Signs: ArmyMomofTwins / Custom Chair Signs: Yinvivo / Custom Ringbearer Dishes: Wise Impressions / Custom Chocolate Fortune Cookies: Chocolate Fortunes