From the bride:"We really wanted to make our wedding a weekend getaway for our (mostly LA-based) guests so we decided on the Palm Springs area – which was already our go-to weekend destination. Eric proposed during one of our many Palm Springs getaways so that area already had a special place in our hearts. We had our minds set on an Estate venue, as we really wanted a blank canvas that we could make our own. We also loved the idea of hosting a wedding with no time limit or ordinances. When we found the Desert Ridge Estate, we knew we discovered a hidden gem. The Estate was the perfect venue for our curfew-free festivities and Sunday pool party/ post-wedding brunch. Having the freedom to host a reception with no cut-off time was key – Eric and I hired a taco truck to surprise our guests with late night tacos and snacks! We love taco trucks, so that was such a personal touch!Eric works as a television Production Supervisor for Ryan Murphy Productions and I manage Events and PR for FIJI Water, so together we were SUPER involved in the details and event planning– it’s our life! We wanted the details and special touches to stand out and make it a memorable night for our guests.
Our vision from day one was elegant and glamorous with a splash of bohemian. I envisioned a dusk wedding with lots of twinkling candles to pair with the sensuality of hot, desert nights.We opted for a neutral color palette (ivory and onyx) with some bold metallic pops of gold to beautifully contrast with the Desert Sunset. My bridesmaids provided the splash of color, wearing custom convertible gowns in a beautiful rose gold shade that shimmered as the sun went down. When planning the décor, I knew I wanted a teepee!! I thought it’d really play up the fun, bohemian vibe. Plus we had such an ample grass area to work with – why not expand the cocktail area with a lounge-y section! I had to fight for that teepee!"Our ceremony was short and non-traditional but captured our personalities and our love. I walked down the aisle to a very untraditional song – “Om Nashi Me” by our favorite band, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. The song captured the essence of our wedding day – unique, dramatic and romantic. Our dog daughter Bella was front and center (literally) during the ceremony and shared a special moment with Eric when he leaned over to grab the rings from her fresh flower collar (she preceded to lay on her back, requesting a tummy rub).TURNING OLD TRADITIONS INTO NEW ONES- Instead of a sparkler send-off, we decided to have our bridal party hold sparklers and surround the dance floor during our first dance. - In addition to the traditional Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances, I invited my mother to dance with me and Eric invited his father to dance with him, hopefully sparking a new trend of Father/Son and Mother/Daughter dances! - For our guestbook, Eric and I used a collection of saved corks from bottles of wine we’ve enjoyed together, attached strips of stock paper to each cork, and used the corks as our guest book alternative. - Instead of a traditional cake, we decided on a “His” and “Hers” dessert bar, with two separate cakes, one his choice and one mine!Photography:Michael Segal PhotographyBride’s Dress:Custom Rivini, Reformation (Reception)
Bride’s Shoes:Jimmy ChooBride’s Headpiece: Twigs and HoneyBride’s Jewelry:GivenchyGroom’s Tux: Z ZegnaCakes:Sweet Lady JaneHair and Makeup:Chelsea NicoleOfficiant: Ron Chicoine
Guest Shuttles:Lion TransportationPlanning:Celebrations of JoyCatering:Lulu Palm SpringsDJ: James Gonzalez Florals:Mary CassVenue:Desert Ridge Estate
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