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Hot Pink Palm Springs Wedding With a Modern Flair

Victoria and Tom had no interest in a stuffy wedding and instead looked to words like bright, vibrant, and whimsical to guide their Palm Springs affair. Infused with pops of citrus and printed bridesmaid frocks, they bucked tradition in the best way and we’ve got an up close look at every moment. More from Christine Doneé Photography in the gallery and Artisan Production’s film below!

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From the Bride… The inspiration for our wedding was the location itself. I wanted to get married in a venue that I already felt was beautiful and representative of my style which I could enhance but not overcomplicate. I love pops of color and what better place to bring that to life in a wedding than Palm Springs! The La Quinta resort uses bright tones throughout the grounds to create a whimsical yet classic Spanish/Mediterranean vibe. We wanted the wedding day to be stress free which was why we opted to get married on a Friday night, allowing us all day Saturday to enjoy a pool party with our family and friends and celebrate again that evening with a low-key fiesta – we essentially flip-flopped the traditional rehearsal dinner and wedding set up since this was a destination for all of our guests.

As far as style goes, I wanted the colors to be bright and abundant while keeping a slightly romantic vibe which is why we opted for candles floating in citrus, gold painted pineapples and skinny vintage bottles with delicate vibrant flowers. For our table cards, we printed every guests’ name on stickers with our invitation florals and placed them on white matchbooks. The matching name tents at each seat were clipped with a mini clothes pin to a bright colored or metallic candle which the guest could light. I continued the bright floral theme into the bridesmaids’ dresses which tied in with the colors of the arrangements and of course the bouquets. Despite the trend in trailing wispy bouquets, I opted to keep the arrangements tight as they went with our slightly more sleek design.

With all of the beautiful bright colors, we decided to keep my gown and the groom/groomsmen’s suits extremely simple. We opted for a gorgeous blue suit and crisp white shirt for the groomsmen who went tieless, the groom wore a satin cream-colored tie that tied perfectly to my dress. Other small touches throughout the wedding included the use of succulents which tied in the desert theme, we incorporated them into the boutonnières, the naked cake, and the ceremony decor.”

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Photography: Christine Doneé Photography | Videography: Artisan Production | Event Planning: Chic Productions | Floral Design: Arrangements Floral & Party Designs | Wedding Dress: Johanna Johnson | Cake : Over The Rainbow | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Chi Chi London | Hair + Makeup: Wink Lash Studio | Band: New Sensations | Venue: La Quinta Resort & Club | Paper and Calligraphy: Boheme Prints

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Modern Design Meets Boho Beauty for this Palm Springs Celebration

Geometrics gained momentum in 2016 but I’m predicting they go big in 2017. Modern and whimsical and oh so fun, they were on display at this boho beauty of a wedding in Palm Springs, from the DIY table runners to the floral and succulent displays. Betsi Ewing captured each and every one – get ready to get inspired in our Vault gallery right this way!

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From the Bride… Cyrus and I both work in creative fields – he’s a video director and I’m a makeup artist – so when it came to our wedding we wanted to create something that reflected both our aesthetic and lifestyle. We’re from the east coast and now live in Los Angeles, so this felt like an opportunity to get all of our loved ones together for a mini-vacation and show them why we made California our home. It’s not often you have all your friends and family together in one place, so our vision was a sunny, carefree weekend that really treated our guests.

We chose a private estate in Palm Springs, just two hours away from our LA life, and an exciting destination for our guests. As a destination wedding we expected a small turnout but ended up with 120 people – apparently everyone wants to visit Palm Springs!

When I started planning I wanted to let my creativity run wild, so I extended that same courtesy to my bridesmaids. I love the floral dresses from Reformation so I let them chose whatever style and floral they wanted, as long as the dress was black. I loved seeing the dresses they picked out and how each one matched their individual style and personality. For my dress I chose a 3-piece blush ballgown by BHLDN with a white lace blouse to cover up my tattoo during the ceremony. I honestly never thought I’d wear pink or a ballgown, but when I tried it on the feeling was undeniable. I loved wearing it so much!

Using a private estate allowed us to hand pick every element, especially decor. We brought in Morrocan-style lounge furniture to create seating and ambiance for the cocktail hour and reception, then we used farmhouse tables for dinner to give it a rustic, casual feel. We held the ceremony in the front yard as the sun was setting over the mountains. Oriental rugs formed the aisle.

I pulled from the color palette of the venue – the lush green lawn and towering palm trees, sparkling teal blue pool, yellow lemons on the trees, and pink bougainvillea – accented with black, white, and gold to add drama and some glam. I’m not much of a DIY-er, but with Cyrus’ help we hand painted geometric patterned table runners that set off the table decor. Individually potted small succulents served a dual purpose of place cards and party favors – an idea I gleaned from Pinterest.

One of my favorite details was the guest book where we offered pink polaroid cameras as a way for guests to capture vintage style selfies and glamour shots that they could instantly glue onto the pages and write personal notes. The result is a handmade scrapbook from the night and a mural of Polaroids at home that we can’t seem to take down!

Just like we imagined, the entire night was magical. Cyrus and I succeeded in bringing our closest family and friends to one of our favorite places and throwing the party of our dreams. We’re grateful to have had incredibly talented and creative vendors to collaborate with. We definitely couldn’t have done it without them!

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Photography: BETSI EWING STUDIO | Event Planning: XOXO Weddings | Floral Design: Vaso Bello | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Dana Boyer | Invitations: Minted | Catering: Dash And A Handful Catering | Makeup: Morgan Walton for Charlotte Tilbury | Hair: Dana Boyer | DJ: Dart DJ | Men's Attire: The Black Tux | Wedding Venue: La Chureya Estate | Glassware + Place Settings: Signature Party Rentals | Graphic Design: Simply Stated Stationery | Linens: Hostess Haven | Paper Goods: Simply Stated Stationery | Rentals: Pow Wow Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Planks And Patina

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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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