Lacie Hansen has a way with the light. No doubt about it. So when you put her in Palm Spring with probably the coolest wedding ever, and what does she do? She delivers. BIG time. Throw in a pinch-me-perfect setting like Sand Acre (ahem — Marilyn and Joe’s old love nest), elegant design by Tamara Bolton, and two crazy stylish grooms…well, you’ve got a gold mine of wedding goodness.
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From Dale, one of the Grooms…How did we meet? Well, it depends on who you ask- Dan says at an event, but according to Dale, perhaps the more matter of fact one of the two, at a bar! We met 13 years ago and ever since August 14, 1999, we knew there was a promise of something wonderful. Just like some couples, we exchanged I love you’s, shared loads of laughter, traveled to exotic locales, and even lived in multiple houses together. However, a big magical wedding was never something we dare to dream about. With the laws against us, we never even envisioned what the wedding would look like or where we would finally tie to knot, but we were truly happy with being a loving, committed couple. Having been committed to each other’s futures and dreams, it was as if we were a married couple since we moved in together, third year in!
Ultimately, it took almost losing each other to Dan’s leukemia to realize what are we waiting for? Some may even say that the cancer had a silver lining- it brought us closer than ever and prompted our big magical wedding. So why did we choose Palm Springs for our wedding? Well, prior to visiting Palm Springs, we thought it would be full of blue rinsed hair people, but we were pleasantly surprised with its accepting community and its passion for design and architecture, the which we love. Of course, having our vacation home in Palm Springs did persuade our decision- this is where we truly feel at ease with the beautiful blue skies and it’s HOT temperature.
When thinking about an overall theme for our day, we wanted Old Hollywood with a few casual, elegant touches. We chose Sand Acre, or also known as Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio’s old love nest, using the outdoor patio as our wedding venue to reflect our love for alfresco dining. If we were to describe the wedding in a few words, it would be simple, elegant, and indulgent, hence the 3 outfit changes! All in all, our wedding was not all about us, but about celebration of love, life, and happiness. We wanted to thank our family and close friends, who have been tremendously supportive through the last few years. It was truly a magical 3-day event with 80+ guests who flew from overseas- we would do it all over again any day.
Photography: Lacie Hansen Photography | Wedding Planner: Tamara Bolton | Floral Design: Greenleaf Events | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Sand Acre Estates | Cinematography: NazFilms,Inc. | Officiant: Modern Celebrant | Musicians: DJ Luc Benech |Catering: Fusion Flair Catering | Wedding Cake: Pastry Swan Bakery