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The Ridiculously Cool Wedding We’ve All Been Waiting For

I can’t even tell you how excited we are to share this decidedly “cool girl” wedding. It’s one of those celebrations that completely breaks the mold with rich, moody colors, unique design moments (they were married under a teepee!) and a modern boho vibe that’s a TOTAL breath of fresh air. Bravo, Amorology for designing the desert wedding of our dreams and Ashley Keleman for photographing these gems in The Vault.

 

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From AmorologyWhen Jen and Brian came to us, they had just cancelled their Dominican Republic destination wedding due to the Zika outbreak and had to move the celebration state-side. The couple wanted a place where they could surround themselves with the family and friends they would have been traveling with and luckily for us they turned to one of our favorite locations, Colony 29, where they could all gather together and stay nearby.

The desert oasis set the perfect backdrop for their modern boho palette of dusty nudes and dark moody jewel tones of raspberry, muted turquoise, emerald, and magenta. As a nod to how their relationship developed – the couple met as neighbors in an apartment complex sharing a wall – Jen and Brian were married under a teepee to symbolize their two homes now becoming one.

The dainty lion brought us wild and free blooms to adorn a ceremony and reception already surrounded by rose gardens, orchard trees, and flower vines. To lend a cocktail vibe, we brought in an eclectic mix of modern bohemian elements through folklore and added candlelight and ambiance to the atmosphere with black taper candles and brass candlesticks.

Guests dined at low tables with moroccan poufs or smaller clusters of tulip tables set with geode slabs and brass chargers. As we further got to know Jen and Brian, we learned that they while opposite in character they truly are each other’s better half – and as such we decided to pay homage to this by hanging fringed hemispheres on a marble backdrop to represent two halves of the same moon. Guests also gathered their seating assignments here from calligraphed crystal moon rocks. Throughout the night, guests sipped on the Girl Next Door and the Neighbor Boy (a reference to the nickname for Brian coined lovingly by Jen’s friends during their early courting days) and danced the night away.

Guests were treated to a family style meal by Miho Catering, and in lieu of a traditional cake the couple opted for tray-passed mini-churros and hand pies. The night was truly one of those perfect palm springs evenings, where guests gathered under the stars surrounded by painted hills to celebrate a love as bright as the desert moon.

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Photography: Ashley Keleman | Event Design: Amorology | Event Planning: Amorology | Floral Design: Kimberly Anderson, The Dainty Lion | Wedding Dress: Inbal Dror | Catering: Miho Catering | Hair + Makeup: Sparkle Tafao | Calligraphy: Betlem Calligraphy | DJ: Dart DJ | Venue: colony 29 | Backdrop: Backup Backdrops | Beverage Services: RoomForty | Day of Paper Design: Peanut Press Creative | Lounge Area: Folklore Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Witty Rentals | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Tabletop: Hostess Haven

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When Two Coworkers Marry They Plan One Colorful Palm Springs Wedding

For those of you that think offices romances are a tad bit taboo, then I invite you to witness this incredible celebration. Because the love? Totally undeniable, and the celebration? Crazy chic. With the incomparable Erich McVey Photography behind the lens snapping up every detail (like this Found Vintage Rentals), we’ve got it all waiting for you in The Vault!

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Spring
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Al Fresco

From the Bride…Matt and I met 7 years ago at work. We still work together! I am from the Palm Springs area and the older I get the more I love the desert. I knew I wanted to get married in my hometown. I am originally from Bosnia, and have a ton of Bosnian family/friends in the desert. This was a great way to include everyone. I also had some family fly all the way from Bosnia to be there so it felt that much more special to us to share this day with all of our loved ones in such a beautiful place with great weather. We live in San Francisco and Matt is from the Bay Area, so it was close enough for his family/friends as well. We fell in love with the Polo Grounds and didn’t see any other venues after that.

Our wedding felt special because Matt’s birthday was the very next day and it was also Easter weekend. Spring was in the air and this is by far my favorite time of the year. The weather is perfect and the sunsets and backdrops of the desert are really majestic. I wanted to make sure that it felt like Spring (My name also means Spring) so I felt like I needed to pay tribute to the season! I wanted to make sure that this was reflected in our décor. I wanted the colors to be bright and blush pinks mixed with white and very lush greens. I love this look. The floral arrangements were everything I wanted. I also wanted to add pops of color and little orange kumquats on everyone’s place setting were perfect for this. I wanted it to be romantic but not overly feminine. Ceremony and reception were both bright and outdoors. We also included some of our own décor with hung lanterns. Adding little touches like signature cocktails and a seating area for guests just made it more personal and a reflection of our style. Both Matt and I love to eat well, and we really feel like the caterer knocked it out of the park!

We used some handmade crochet table cloths that my grandma made (Both of my grandmas passed away and we wanted it to feel like they were a part of this special day.) My aunt also brought back a ton of Rakija (a local Bosnian fruit brandy) and we used that as guest favors for everyone. The music was a blend of Bosnian traditional and pop music along with the American dance music everyone loves. Our DJ did an incredible job blending all of that! It’s not easy with such a diverse group, but we feel like the dance floor was packed the whole night. Music was really important to us. Matt is Jewish so we also had a breaking of the glass ceremony and a chuppah. What I love most about us is that we come from very different backgrounds, cultures and upbringings and I think it’s very special that we all respect one another and come together especially this day in age, when everyone seems to feel so separated from other religions and beliefs.

We just wanted the guests to have a blast and relax. Our ceremony was non-traditional and we wrote our own vows. This was the best part of the day. I still read them sometime and can’t help but feel so grateful. The whole day just felt perfect, it was filled with emotion and tears of joy. The moon came out for our last dance, I really felt like it was a real life dream.

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Photography: Erich McVey Photography | Cinematography: Black Shutter Media | Event Planning: Nicole Alexandra Designs | Floral Designer: My Little Flower Shop | Wedding Dress: Michal Medina | Bride's Shoes: Aquazzura | Rings: Rebecca Overmann | Catering: Le Vallauris | Makeup: Maja Makeup | Hair: Chelsea Nicole Makeup | DJ: DJ Chris Paul | Hotel: La Quinta Resort & Club | Venue: Empire Polo Club | Invitations + Stationery: Sloane Harmony Design | Rentals: Signature Party Rentals | Specialty Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

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This Palm Springs Affair is the Definition of Chic

Palm Springs weddings? They make my heart happy. And so does this handsome duo, who, along with Artsian Events Floral Decor, threw one of the coolest weddings ever. Think al fresco dining at its finest with a crazy cool ceremony and pops of bright orange. Head to THE VAULT for every stunning moment from Michael Segal and then hit play on the awesome film from Routine Video below.

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Fall
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Al Fresco

From Artisan Events Floral Decor… I had a blast helping these guys put this day together! When I meet them I could see it was a perfect fit!

The Avalon was the perfect setting for their wedding day. The ceremony was accented with candles and citrus and desert inspiration. They each had a mixed bridal party so I created just small bouquet of white garden roses with Camilla leaves for the ladies and tea roses and mini succulents for the guys. Simple and elegant!

They wanted the reception to be magic in Palm Springs under the stars! White paper lanterns accented the string lights and tons of candlelight.

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Photography: Michael Segal Photography | Cinematography: Routine Video | DJ: Music Media Entertainment | Officiant: Ted Loos | Venue: Avalon Hotel Palm Springs | Event Planning + Floral Design: ARTISAN Event . Floral . Decor | Photo Booth: Classic Photo Booth

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