Modern Palm Springs Bash with a Cotton Candy Bar
April 29, 2016
ModernEstate WeddingsSummer Weddings
Three words: Cotton candy bar. If that doesn't hook you, then these flamingo inspired details are sure to do the trick. Whatever the winning wedding detail may be, you're sure to fall head over heels for this wedding captured by Alyssa Marie. Brimming with incredibly chic vignettes (thanks to Found Vintage Rentals), we've got it all waiting for you in The Vault!
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From the Bride... My fiancé and I got married this past September in Palm Springs, California. A spot that is very special to us and a place that I wanted reflected in our wedding style. Being an event designer, I felt so lucky to have some of my best friends in the industry be a part and help create such a special day in our lives.

Apart from the ceremony, the event décor and feel of our wedding weekend was the most important to me. I wanted the décor to be classic and elegant, while also modern. I wanted our guests to feel the style of our wedding from the moment they received the save-the-date, cocktail recipe included. From our welcome party on Friday evening to the pool party on Sunday, we were focused on our guest’s enjoyment on their mini-getaway to the desert. We rented an estate for the weekend so all of our events could be held in one place. My goal was finding a spot that was going to let me create whatever I wanted and not be limited by a traditional venue. We wanted to play up all that our location had to offer without looking like it had a theme. We went with an all-white color palette, to contrast the lush greenery and had our pops of color in our floral décor. I wanted as many elements to be custom as possible and took on many DIY projects, most of them including lots of gold foil, another theme running throughout. My dad built all of our oversized wood signage, our bar façade and the altar where we got married, something that was very special to me. I collected vintage cocktail glasses for months to be used during our reception and had a polka dot dance floor with a chandelier hanging from a Palm Tree. All of the details made the reception feel more personal and reflective of our style.

We wanted to include special touches throughout the ceremony and reception that felt unique to our guests. My favorite of all was our confetti cannons that went off as we had our first kiss. Only our vendors and bridal party knew, so the reaction as it went off couldn’t have been more amazing. Another detail I had to have was Bonpuf. She was one of the first details I locked down when I began planning. The cotton candy was such a hit at cocktail hour!

Style Me Pretty has been such a place of inspiration to me and I love the weddings you choose to recognize. It is an amazing resource to me to go to when I am searching for creativity with other weddings I plan and was so helpful with planning my own.


Peruse more Palm Spring soirees here!