I’ve always been kind of jealous of girls like today’s featured bride. You know the kind that seem to have that laid back elegance thing going for them that always makes them seem both insanely cool and insanely chic. Well, today’s bride takes it to an entirely new level. She’s gorgeous for one. But she also gave her bridesmaids free reign their pretty dresses, she dressed her dog up in a big bow and asked him to be the ring bearer and she walked down the aisle to a banjo. It really doesn’t get any cooler than that.

The wedding design, crafted by two girls that never cease to amaze me, Kelsey at Alison Events and Danielle at Brown Paper Design, just might be the prettiest wedding ever with details that are organically gorgeous and pops of color that scream chic. Max Wanger photographed and as I’ve said more than once on SMP…his work is perfection.

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parker palm springs

Parker Palm Springs

The ceremony took place on the croquet lawn under a large olive tree. Danielle Rowe Zunt of Brown Paper Design added color to the space with a thick carpet of rose pedals down either side of the aisle. White orchids were hung from the tree and puddled on the grass to create a modern backdrop for the ceremony. We wanted to keep the ceremony simple so the only arrangements were two large urns full of bright pink peonies that marked the beginning of the aisle. Lizzie and Matt didn’t have a traditional bridal party of men on one side and women on the other. They chose the important people to them and had those people stand with them without splitting up by gender. They also included their adorable dog Harrison in the ceremony who sported a big pink bow. Lizzie walked down the aisle to a Sufjan Stevens song performed by a banjo player. Lizzie carried an wild bouquet of bright sweet peas, imported fuchsia peonies from New Zealand, and angel grass tied with grosgrain ribbon from France. Lizzie wore a Peter Langer gown. Matt’s boutonniere paired pheasant feathers and euphorbia and was finished with a black and white gingham ribbon. The bridesmaids carried different combinations of white sweetpea, green cigar millet, and white peonies, tied off with wide green satin ribbon.