Located in Palm Springs, this couple enhanced the gorgeous desert setting with vibrant florals and a bright color palette. In my mind, there is nothing more perfect than an outdoor ceremony and reception nestled inside the San Jacinto Mountains under a warm desert sunset. The entire day was captured beautifully by Randy + Ashley Studios. Dream of a warm weather escape while browsing this gallery in The Vault!
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Their love story is ten years in the making, after meeting in high school. Throughout college and early adulthood, these two were always together except for a brief time when they were on a break over a summer (and no, not the Ross-and-Rachel-kind of break), and it was actually during that time apart that they both realized each other was the One. In fact, Devin took a train all the way from Manhattan to Montauk to surprise him because she knew he’d be there on a vacation … all because she realized that she’s just a happier person when she’s around Kevin.
When it came time to pop the question, Kevin proposed during a weeklong trip with friends to Rhode Island, on the very last day in Narrangansett (how he waited that long with the ring in his pocket, I have no idea!). They took a walk to see the cliffs they’d been wanting to see all week, despite the impending rain, and he got down on one knee once they reached the highest point of the rocks. Devin has no idea what he said after he proposed (“it was all a blur!”), but knowing Kevin I’m positive it was something very lovely, well thought out and true from his heart.
Photography: Randy + Ashley | Florist: City Iris | Invitations: Smitten on Paper | Makeup: Kallen Knetzger | Hair: Just Blow Drys | DJ: Michael Capitanelli | Groom's Suit: Indochino | Officiant: Garrett Foster, Ceremonies By Garrettt | Officiant: Garrett Foster, Ceremonies By Garrettt | Bridal Gown: Pronovias | Planning: First Pick Planning | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Restaurant: Spencer's Restaurant | Signage: The Gilded Line | Wedding Rings: Wedding Ring Originals
“What could be more romantic than a Valentine’s Day elopement?” That was the question that sparked this shoot kissed with color and a touch of whimsy. It’s the kind of inspiration that could easily translate to a Galentine’s Party, Bridal Shower, Wedding Day and beyond, and thanks to our girl, Lucy Munoz you’ve got an entire gallery to explore. Scroll on and let the pretty party begin.
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From Lucy Munoz… Our Valentine’s Day-inspired elopement took place in sunny Palm Springs. We wanted an open and vast landscape that complemented our colors and theme. We thought, “What could be more romantic than a Valentine’s Day elopement?”
Our real couple, Regina and Oscar made it super easy because they are truly, madly, and deeply in love! Alpha from Sweet Fuss gave Regina wavy locks and a fresh and natural glow. Regina is wearing this amazing gown from designer Stello (who was a former contestant on Project Runway). Our invitation suite is made by Alice of Lace and Lettering who creates the most gorgeous invites. The florals were made by Blue Ladder Botany. She created a bountiful arrangement which included orchids and overflowed with pink, blush, and red hues. Our cake was made by Elise cakes. We wanted a two-tier cake that was simple and sweet and one we felt that would complement the florals.
This shoot had everything we were looking for–a day filled with love, laughter and everything we’d hope for if we were eloping on Valentine’s Day!
Photography: Lucy Munoz | Floral Design: Blue Ladder Botany | Dress: Stello | Cake : Elise Cakes | Stationery: Lace & Lettering | Shoes : Alejandra G | Hair + Makeup: Sweet Fuss Hair & Makeup Artistry | Scans: The Find Lab | Tablescape Rentals: Cherished Rentals
Victoria and Tom had no interest in a stuffy wedding and instead looked to words like bright, vibrant, and whimsical to guide their Palm Springs affair. Infused with pops of citrus and printed bridesmaid frocks, they bucked tradition in the best way and we’ve got an up close look at every moment. More from Christine Doneé Photography in the gallery and Artisan Production’s film below!
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From the Bride… The inspiration for our wedding was the location itself. I wanted to get married in a venue that I already felt was beautiful and representative of my style which I could enhance but not overcomplicate. I love pops of color and what better place to bring that to life in a wedding than Palm Springs! The La Quinta resort uses bright tones throughout the grounds to create a whimsical yet classic Spanish/Mediterranean vibe. We wanted the wedding day to be stress free which was why we opted to get married on a Friday night, allowing us all day Saturday to enjoy a pool party with our family and friends and celebrate again that evening with a low-key fiesta – we essentially flip-flopped the traditional rehearsal dinner and wedding set up since this was a destination for all of our guests.
As far as style goes, I wanted the colors to be bright and abundant while keeping a slightly romantic vibe which is why we opted for candles floating in citrus, gold painted pineapples and skinny vintage bottles with delicate vibrant flowers. For our table cards, we printed every guests’ name on stickers with our invitation florals and placed them on white matchbooks. The matching name tents at each seat were clipped with a mini clothes pin to a bright colored or metallic candle which the guest could light. I continued the bright floral theme into the bridesmaids’ dresses which tied in with the colors of the arrangements and of course the bouquets. Despite the trend in trailing wispy bouquets, I opted to keep the arrangements tight as they went with our slightly more sleek design.
With all of the beautiful bright colors, we decided to keep my gown and the groom/groomsmen’s suits extremely simple. We opted for a gorgeous blue suit and crisp white shirt for the groomsmen who went tieless, the groom wore a satin cream-colored tie that tied perfectly to my dress. Other small touches throughout the wedding included the use of succulents which tied in the desert theme, we incorporated them into the boutonnières, the naked cake, and the ceremony decor.”
Photography: Christine Doneé Photography | Videography: Artisan Production | Event Planning: Chic Productions | Floral Design: Arrangements Floral & Party Designs | Wedding Dress: Johanna Johnson | Cake : Over The Rainbow | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Chi Chi London | Hair + Makeup: Wink Lash Studio | Band: New Sensations | Venue: La Quinta Resort & Club | Paper and Calligraphy: Boheme Prints