A Part Vintage, Part Modern Palm Springs Wedding
June 6, 2017
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Between the Bride's Art Deco inspired, beaded BHLDN gown and the modern, black and gold decor with pops of pink, this Parker Palm Springs wedding by Celebrations of Joy Events created a unique vibe that we really dig. Unexpected florals and palm leaf accessories completed the fun, chic look. See the whole day, captured by Mi Belle Photograpers, in the Vault.
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From the Bride... Rob and I met in November 2013, and by the following summer, we were living together and embarking on numerous adventurous including international trips! In September 2016, Rob planned a big trip with both of our families to a football game at the University of Michigan – he’s an alum and a massive fan! Before the game, in a moment with all our family watching, Rob made a huge speech. He handed me a T-shirt for the game that said “Michigan Girlfriend”. Rob then told me to turn the shirt around; it read “Michigan Fiancee” on the reverse. He got down on one knee and proposed.

We choose The Parker Palm Springs for its funky, chic, and elegant vibe. It embodies all of the things we love: fun cocktails, outdoors, uniqueness, amazing design, and sunny palm trees. For the look and style of the wedding, I wanted a lot of black and gold, modern elements. I knew we needed an amazing pop of color and decided on hot pink. We incorporated palms as centerpieces and table runners as a nod to the beautiful setting and to add some greenery. I pinned a lot of unique flowers and arrangements – our amazing florist, Luna, really understood my vision and helped it come together!

Cathy and Dorry of COJ Events had great ideas, and it was ultimately a team effort bringing the vision together. For our printed materials, we chose a white and gold foil dot card for the Save the Dates. We followed the theme with the invites, menu cards, and table assignments. We incorporated a deep black into the invites as well. Haley from COJ Events created big signs for each venue (ceremony, reception, and cocktail) named after favorite bands and songs. For example, the ceremony was The Doors, "Hello I love You." Each table at the wedding was also named after one of our favorite music artists! We sat at The Prince Table.

My wedding dress was from BHLDN. I knew I did not want a traditional wedding dress. The dress was ombre blush was a tule material and covered in intricate beads. Trying on dresses was one of the best parts of the wedding planning process! When I put this one on, my mom and friends were gasping. It was different, and we knew it was the one! I had a headpiece from BHLDN, simple earrings, and – of course – my rings. My shoes were from Nordstrom.

We had so many special moments on our wedding day. My dad, stepdad, and mom all walked me down different parts of the aisle. My mom was the last person, bringing me to Rob. One of our favorite moments (there are many) were the speeches given by our best friends (Best Men and Matrons of Honor). They were amazingly thought out, touching, and perfect.