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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.

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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 (shaminajen@hotmail.com) | Venue: Frederick Loewe Estate

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Vibrant Orange and Red Wedding at The Parker Palm Springs

Palm Springs is home to some of the prettiest weddings you will ever lay your eyes upon.  But when you combine the fabulous stylings of Jennifer J Designs with a crazy cool Parker Palm Springs setting and a retro meets modern vibe, it’s a little more than pretty… it’s all sorts of awesome.  Think vibrant orange + red hues meets a seriously stylish bride and groom.  See it all captured by Megan Welker right here.

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From Jennifer J Designs… This was one of my favorite weddings to date. This weekend wedding provided a setting and ambiance that this party going couple yearned for. They are young, fresh, and beyound cool. Their jet setting lifestyle led them to wanting to provide their family and friends with a fun weekend full of visual surprises and upscale indulgences. What better venue than the Parker with the architectural interests and winding pathways leading to quirky courtyards and hidden hammocks. This property has hosted Hollywood’s finest through the years and provided fun elements such as random lemonade stands serving spiked cocktails and a friendly staff always hiding around the corner waiting for vacation requests.

Maggie and John wanted to keep with the venues style and have the wedding decor trendy with a retro flair and keep with the falls color pallete of sunset tones and earthy elements. Maggie is not you average bride, I would have to say she exhales a coolness and calmness that any wedding planner would die to have. So I was thrilled to have her be the first bride to carry our first Bull Horn Bouquet. I teamed up with the fabulous Tessa Robison to create a living bouqet that would set my bride apart from the rest. We used gorgeous sunset tones of fresia and orchids with a fabulous array of airplants that we set into a real bull horn!

The ceremony site was on the croquet lawn where we created an ombre effect in sunset tones with rose petals and used hanging orbs filled with matching blooms to create a centerpiece that reflected the style of the wedding (modern retro). The table decor was set on top of sunset toned chevron and eyecat runners with modern white vases plugged with single blooms in matching tones. To reflect the couples’ traveling lifestyle, I was inspired by vintage Pan Am advertisements and recreated each table to be a country they have traveled around the world. Megan Welker was able to catch these details with a modern eye and whimsical points of view.

“The Tear Jerker”- One of the best parts of this wedding did not lie in the decor, venue, or even dress, but the bride was very persistant to make a live video chat with the groom’s two best friends that were out of the country and overseas not able to make the wedding. She wanted it to be a surprise to the groom which took much planning and permission to make happen. The groom was completely surprised by the live musical performance and very comedic speech his boys gave via Skype. The groom was thrilled to tears and the whole entire room felt the emotions that this video evoked.

After dinner, the room transformed into a night club enviroment with one of the best DJ’s in Southern California and dancing crowd thrilled to be loving and laughing together. The weekend ended with a brunch hosted by the bride and groom the following morning at one of the historical villas on Site.

Photography: Megan Welker Photography | Bride's Shoes: Charlotte Olympia | DJ: Gabe Vega | Groom's Suit: Paul Smith | Bridal Horn Bouquet Design: Jennifer J Designs + Tess-made | Dress : Jorge Manuel | Event Planning And Design + Floral Design: Jennifer J Designs | Groom's Belt: Prada | Print Work & Escort Cards: PaperJems | Print Work and Guestbook: Jen Johnson | Venue: The Parker Palm Springs

Colorful Palm Springs Wedding

From this moment on, when I think of Palm Springs, I’ll think of this vibrant beauty. It’s literally bursting at the seams with pretty. From the insane florals from Arrangements Party & Floral Designs to the stunning setting of The Parker Palm Springs (one of the most stylish venues ever), everything sitting in this gallery (captured beautifully by Jen Lauren Grant from Birds Of A Feather Photography) is pin-worthy to say the very least, and you can see it all here.


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From the Bride…Parker and I wanted to choose a venue that would give all of our family and friends an excuse to get away for a memorable weekend. Our vision was to have a space that would invite a fun, relaxed yet stylish and elegant vibe to our celebration and somewhere that reflected our personalities at the same time. The two of us had been together just shy of ten years before we got married so to say it was a much-anticipated celebration by everyone closest to us would be an understatement.

After a surprise engagement on a trip to Thailand we immediately knew The Parker Palm Springs was the perfect destination for our vision. Both growing up in Southern California, it was place we frequented together for sun-soaked weekend getaways and we couldn’t wait to share it. Quickly, it became apparent the our venue, designer of our bridesmaids dresses and my fiancé had one theme in common – they carried the same name, Parker, so we went with it.

I couldn’t have dreamt of a better wedding day. Even with guest delays due to road closures in preparation for a desert visit from the US President, a major magazine cover shoot spread throughout our venue grounds and some rather higher than expected rising desert temperatures, I still wasn’t fazed. Just as most brides do, I had put so much time and creative energy into the day that I had become somewhat worried how it’d all come together and yet it did surprisingly with ease. Thanks to our parents, friends and our kick-ass group of partners that are not only talented but are downright cool cats that completely helped to paint our day.

Our wedding day flew by and there’s a reason that everyone warns you of it – because it does. In a blink of an eye it went from of the most anticipated days to a profound life-changing memory.

Some wise words for couples counting down their days: Make a conscious effort to really observe the special moments. It’s easy to get sucked into the force of the day so remember to savor it, together. Also, capture your wedding on film. Period. No matter how big or small your budget is, make it happen. Compromise in another area of your wedding if you have to. You will thank yourself for the rest of your life. Lucky for us, my amazing and uber-talented brother, who’s in the film industry gave us our most cherished gift. He had an industry friend capture the footage so he could enjoy the day with us then he created it. We watch it on the regular and my heart skips a beat every time.

As anticipated, our guests did not disappoint. We danced the night away to great music, sipped cocktails and topped off the party with a freshly baked sugar high from donuts made by our favorite local bakery (coincidentally, our wedding date happened to fall on National Donut Day). A late night pool party followed into the wee hours and I’d be lying if I said that the father-of-the-bride did not drive a bicycle into the pool.

I’m not sure if it was the lure of the warm desert night, the dinner party under the stars, a dose of the old-Hollywood charm or if there was simply something in the water but I have to say love was certainly the air and it turned out to be one heck of a party.  I feel like we floated through the day; surrounded by our most favorite people and so much love…and I’d do it all over again if I could.

Photography: Jen Lauren Grant From Birds Of A Feather Photography | Videographer: Colton Schropp | Event Planning: Liz Beck | Floral Design: Arrangements Party & Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Invitations: Ladyfingers Letterpress | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids Dresses: Parker | DJ: Red Shoe | Grooms Attire: Vera Wang | Bride + Bridesmaid's Earrings: Double Happiness Jewelry | Bride's Bracelet: Chanel | Catering + Cake: The Parker Palm Springs | Donuts: Donut Bar | Location: The Parker Palm Springs | Musicians: Otherwise Strings | Save-the-Dates: Serendipity Beyond Design

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