Palm Springs Wedding by Mi Belle Photography + Artisan Events
January 25, 2012
United States
It has been another whirlwind Wedding Wednesday full to the brim with unforgettable inspiration and we are ending on the highest of notes.  This Palm Springs wedding by Mi Belle Photography has quickly made its way to the tippity top of my most favorite weddings list and soon yours too, I'm sure.  The luxe and modern, poolside garden party is the perfect match for the sophisticated beauty of the Colony Palm Springs and I'm eating up each and every last delicious detail!  See them all in the full gallery!

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From the bride... From the moment Seth and I got engaged, we knew we didn't want a stuffy, over the top wedding. We've never taken ourselves too seriously, so my main goal became to choose a venue and a wedding style that matched our personalities and showcased who we are as a couple. My ideas and inspirations came from constantly researching wedding blogs, surfing the net and flea markets to find vintage pieces, and scouring local flower marts to put together fun floral designs. In addition to the awesome coordination and florals by Artisan Events, a bunch of the wedding elements were DIY projects that I tackled at home in my studio. I purchased 80 yards of burlap at a local fabric store and hand-cut all the runners that we used for the dinner tables and sewed together the ring bearer pillow. I made a faux photo booth by placing a loaded Fuji Instax camera on top of a few vintage books and a milk crate, offered fun props found on Etsy, and left our guests to take wacky shots, which we now cherish! My favorite DIY project was our guest book, which we called a "tip jar." I sourced some old mason jars and used shipping tags, which I letter-pressed with my own design, for the guests to fill out their "tips for a happy marriage." We received some tips stating, "Don't let the dogs slip between you in bed," and "Tell each other you love one another every day." We keep our full tip jar on our mantle and go through it from time to time for a laugh. It's turned out to be the greatest conversation piece.

I work at Jenny Yoo Collection in Los Angeles, but when it came time to choose bridesmaids dresses, I was stuck. I wanted all the design elements to look consistent, but not too tailored, so I couldn't imagine putting my three bridesmaids in the same dress, or even the same color. With some help from our production offices, I got to choose three custom colors in different shades of pale pink. Each little flower girl had a coordinating sash to one of the bridesmaids. I was thrilled! Lastly, my dress might have been one of the elements that made our wedding so memorable. Made by Claire Pettibone, I purchased it at a trunk show, and Claire herself was there to fit the dress on me. It was so special to have the designer present, who customized the neckline for me and truly made her "Orange Blossom" wedding gown, into "Jamie's Orange Blossom" wedding gown.

Most importantly, the event was unbelievably fun, our guests had a blast, and the entire weekend truly reflected who we are as a couple. It was absolutely perfect!

Wedding Photography: Mi Belle Photography / Venue: Colony Palms Hotel / Florals, Lighting + Coordination: Artisan Events / Wedding Invitation Design: Julia Kostreva / Wedding Gown + Veil: Claire Pettibone "Orange Blossom" / Shoes: Milk and Honey / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection / Dessert Bar: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Cake Topper: urastarhouse / Calligraphy: Paper Pastries / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals