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Mid Century Modern Wedding at the Parker

You all might need to sit down for this one. It’s midcentury modern meets Palm Springs garden glam photographed by Michael Radford. And don’t even get me started on two of the most dapper Grooms we’ve come across. Their celebration is one of love and beautiful design at the hands of Celebrations Of Joy + Maggie Jensen Event Floral Design. If you are all for an affair dripping in chandeliers, succulents and gold, then you’ll want to have a look right here.

From Celebrations Of JoyPhillip and Billy are a bi-national couple, Phillip is a Brit and Billy is American, and they asked us to help them create an intimate celebration for their California wedding with a twist: Gene Autry Cowboy meets Mid-Century Modern! They chose to have their ceremony and reception at the historic Gene Autry House on the grounds of the Parker Palm Springs, and wanted the style and theme of the wedding to reflect the location and be an intimate beautiful celebration for 30 of their closest family and friends. We played with all the details: from their web site, to the menu cards, to the guest book poster of Gene Autry the guests signed as they arrived, yet also kept the décor elegant and reflective of the mid-century modern style of the venue. As they exchanged vows, the Grooms stood before a curtain of ribbons that flowed in the breeze. With the team of Maggie Jensen Floral Design and Classic Party Rentals we created one long table for the reception framed by chandeliers. The table top reflected the California desert with sage linens, a mid-century modern motif runner from Wildflower Linens, lots of succulents and of course Billy Balls, in reflective gold vessels.

Photography: Michael Radford Photography | Floral Design: Maggie Jensen Event Floral Design | DJ: Zephyr Brown | Ceremony Music: Pete Goslow | Hotel: Parker Palm Springs | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: Wildflower Linen | Wedding Planning: Celebrations Of Joy

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Doie Lounge Robes + A Giveaway!

When it comes to looking glam from start to finish on your big day, look no further than Doie Lounge. These gorgeous + eco-friendly robes add a special touch to getting ready on wedding morning, but also make beautiful (and practical!) gifts for your ladies!

Made locally in Los Angeles of natural + sustainable fabrics, the Doie Lounge robes not only look amazing in “getting ready” photos, but they’re also a gift your ladies will wear again and again! Available in sizes x-small to x-large (and xxs in the Lilian robe!), these pretties look beautiful on both short and tall frames — and they stay put with both inner and outer silk ties! Available in a wide variety of colors and combinations (there’s now a blush colored robe called Betty!), there are even discounts for buying in bulk (here).

How gorgeous?! And if you’re not seeing the exact color combo you’re looking for, be sure to email sara{at} who can help you come up with the perfect robe! Also, be sure to ask if there are any robes available that aren’t pictured on the site as there are sometimes styles hiding behind the scenes. And be sure to check out these real Doie Lounge bridal parties (here.). OH — there’s more!


The Prize: A lucky reader will win a Willa robe from Doie Lounge in XS/S! If the winner needs another size, she can choose a different style robe. 

To Enter: Visit the Doie site and pick out your favorite style! Then head back over here and comment below with which one you like best.

To Win: One winner will be selected at random and announced in the WIUP on Friday, August 1, 2014

Terms & Conditions: Can all be found right here.  Good luck my dears! xoxo

Photo Credits: Valorie Darling Photography | Hair: Trace Hennigsen | Makeup: Artistry by Danika  |   Lydia Daniller |  Calloway Gable Photography  |  Maggie Thalheimer of Gerber and Scarpelli | Jeff Tisman Photograph


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Romantic and Adventurous Engagement Session

It took me about two seconds to become completely infatuated with this engagement sesh from Closer to Love Photography. I mean, look those palm trees! There’s a reason the Indian Canyons near Palm Springs are known for it’s power, mystery, and beauty. And seeing as love is in many ways and earthly taste of the sublime, the whole thing is pretty perfect.  So make sure to catch all the majesty in the full gallery here.


From Closer To Love PhotographyToday we are submitting an engagement session of a couple who are young and SO IN LOVE! I had such a blast spending the entire day with Sarah and Josh in Palm Springs, carpooling to the uniquely beautiful Indian Canyon. We spent hours in the car laughing and getting to know each other. Sarah and Josh are individually quiet and shy, but their radiating love for each other is undeniable. After our incredible session, we hopped in the car and finished off the night indulging in delicious In-N-Out burgers and fries! It was a little reward for all the hard work! ;) We love these two and cannot wait to capture their “I do’s” this coming summer! 

Photography: Closer To Love Photography | National Park: Indian Canyon

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