When I first glimpsed today’s wedding I spotted the bride’s Jenny Peckham dress and I knew right away that it was going to be a good wedding. I didn’t realize just how amazing! A little retro, a pinch of whimsy, and a whole lotta’ awesome would be the best description.
This couple looks like they can really throw a great party! I guess the bride’s profession as an interior designer means she has an eye for combining beautiful colors, hand-made touches, and mid-century accents to create a seamless and perfect Palm Springs mid-century wedding.
Comments from the bride: “We wanted our wedding to have a very fun and relaxed feel, as that is how we are as a couple. We knew we didn’t want anything traditional or too formal. It was important to us that the focus of the day be a celebration of love.
“We wanted to incorporate bright colors and playful touches that reflected us and our lifestyle.
“We both love music very much and it was a pivotal part of our early relationship, so it was a must have theme we had to incorporate. From the string trio, to the CD favors and even our table numbers tied into a system using old vinyl records and printed lyrics of our favorite songs that we listened to when we first started dating.”
Bridal Q & A
Where did you buy your wedding invitations?
My husband and I are both designers so we had a specific vision. We designed them and had them printed through Smartpress.com (which I highly recommend!)
What types of flowers did you have?
“My bouquet and the flowers for the tables had hot pink and coral peonies, peach ranunculus, king protea, orange pin cushion protea, white anemones, succulents, air plants and lemon leaf. The bridesmaids bouquets were a gathering of pink and white wildflowers and the boutonnieres were made from craspedia (Billy Balls).”
What was the best advice you received when you were planning your wedding?
“The best advice I received was to try to take time to enjoy the process, rather than count down the days to your wedding, not lose sight of your vision (but also not get carried away), and to soak up as much of the day as possible because it goes by so quickly! My advice to other brides would be to not stress over the small things, because at the end of the day you will have married the love of your life and it doesn’t get any better than that!!”
How many guests did you have?
“We knew we wanted a relatively small wedding so that we wouldn’t lose the intimacy of it. We invited 80 and had a final count of 75.”
“We had a string trio to perform all of our ceremony music. During the beginning of the ceremony they played The Beatles ‘All you Need is Love’ and ‘Here Comes the Sun’, The Postal Service ‘Such Great Heights’, Elton John ‘Your Song’, Iron and Wine Flightless Bird, and Bright Eyes ‘First Day of My Life’. The processional, brides entrance and interlude was all the same song, which was the string trio playing Arcade Fire’s ‘Wake Up’ and the recessional was the string trio to Black Eyes Peas ‘I Gotta Feeling’.”
Editor’s Note: Are you in love with this ceremony Macrame backdrop? Find it here from Urban Outfitters.
What were the highlights from the ceremony and reception?
“The biggest highlights to us were exchanging our vows that we wrote, saying ‘I do‘, dancing (definitely dancing) and the number one highlight would without a doubt be when we jumped into the pool both still fully dressed in our wedding attire – shoes and all. Afterwards all of our friends and family jumped in and we continued the dance party as a pool dance party. It was the most fun I have ever had!”
Describe the Bride’s Attire
“My style was elegant with a touch of whimsy. I wore a Jenny Packham dress. The style was called Aspen. My shoes were strappy metallic with an art deco feel to them, by Vince Camuto. I kept my makeup simple and wore a side fishtail braid to give a slight bohemian touch.”
What did you give your bridesmaids as a gift?
“I gave them each a bracelet and candle.”
Describe the Bridesmaids’ Attire
“The bridesmaids wore flowing, romantic, floor length gowns in shades of blush and gray by Anthropologie’s wedding line BHLDN. For their shoes I just asked that they be gold and metallic.”
Describe the Groom’s Attire
“The groom’s attire was classic and a bit swanky. He wore a black suit with white french cuff shirt and a black and white polka dot tie. His suit was by Express Men and his shoes were by Aldo.”
What did the groom give to his groomsmen as a gift?
“He gave them colorful argyle socks and whiskey.”
“We gave out mandarin oranges and CD’s with a soundtrack that we thought portrayed the overall feeling of the weekend (quintessential Palm Springs cool), as well as the music that we used in our ceremony and throughout the evening.”
Where did you go on your honeymoon?
“Our schedules this past year did not allow for us to take our honeymoon, so we will be going this summer to Central America.”
Vendors in this Wedding
Photographer: Shirock Photography
Event Venue: Casa Verona
DJ: Forrest Seguin
Floral Designer: Jen Pizano
Bakery: Palm Springs Pastry
Musicians: Sensational Strings
Linens and Coverings: Signature Party Rentals
Caterer: Soho Taco