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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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Elegant Palm Springs Wedding

Fact: this couple is awesome.  And when an awesome couple decides to throw a fabulous shindig in Palm Springs, you better believe it’s a stunning day overflowing with pretty (seriously).  It’s drop-dead gorgeous details meets lush florals from Arrangements Floral & Party Designs meets moment after moment of pure bliss captured expertly by Laura Goldenberger.  See it all in the full gallery.


From the Bride… Blake and I fell in love with Palm Springs after our first holiday together there. We’d only been dating three months at the time, but said then and there that we would one day come back to get married. Fast forward four years later and it was the best day of our lives!

Palm Springs is such a magical place – the breathtaking mountain backdrop, beautiful Palm trees, surrounding desert valley, and of course the most amazing post-modern architecture.

With Blake’s family in New Zealand and mine in Australia, it wasn’t the most practical destination, however we somehow convinced them all otherwise and thus the planning begun!

We found the Frederick Loewe Estate online and followed up with a visit where we decided it was so perfect we even decided to stay there for five nights with our bridal party and enjoy it as much as we could.

Our wedding day was even better than I could have imagined. We had a small wedding with guests traveling from far and wide. Both ceremony and reception were held at the estate – all outside under the beautiful desert sky.

For our ceremony the two central palm trees were symbolic of the two of us as we stood below them saying our vows.

The beautiful surrounding valley and lush gardens acted as our photographic backdrop. We didn’t even leave the estate the whole day. Only the groomsmen prepped themselves at the Ace Hotel beforehand.

Everything about the venue and our ceremony/wedding was exactly as we’d hoped. It was intimate and sentimental, but then turned into a great party with all our closest friends and family.

I know it sounds cliché but it was by far the best day of our lives and if we could, we’d do it all over again in a heartbeat! Now we are just lucky that we have these gorgeous photos to tell our story and look back on for years to come thanks to Laura and her incredible photography skills. She really captured every moment and made our memories last forever.

Photography: Laura Goldenberger | Floral Design: Arrangements Floral & Party Designs | Dress: Steven Khalil | Cake: Exquisite Desserts | Shoes: Alexander McQueen | Rings: Custom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Sass & Bride | Catering: Katherine King Catering | Hair: Holly Farley | DJ: James Gonzales | Celebrant: Richard Cadieux | Day Of Coordination: The WE Studio | Earrings: Paspaley | Equipment: Signature Party Rental | Groom's Suit & Shoes: Dior | Makeup: Shamina Plott ( | Venue: Frederick Loewe Estate

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