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Lindsay and Amos took a cue from their venue, the Parker Palm Springs, as well as Lindsay’s antique emerald engagement stunner when designing the elements of their wedding celebration. With help from Artisan Events the couple incorporated vintage vibes into their adorable stationery by Anticipate Invitations (sandpaper mountains everyone!), vintage cocktail glasses hand-chosen for each guest and macrame owls made by the grooms mother on each table. Punchy, pink, graphic florals and elegant family-style tables added balance to the look while the bride’s relaxed glamour in Monique Lhuillier sets the tone of the event. Lucky for us, Mi Belle Photographers were on had to capture all the details and we’re thrilled to share the photographs with you today!

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Fitting with our venue and my engagement ring (an antique), we took inspiration from vintage Palm Springs and wove that into all elements of the wedding. Some examples:

Our invitation featured a vintage Palm Springs postcard replica as the reply card, as well as sandpaper mountains! We also used unique vintage Palm Springs postcard replicas as the place cards. Everything came complete with vintage desert stamps. We asked our guests to send us marital advice or well wishes with their place card postcards, and we love receiving them regularly as a fun memory.

My parents finally gave in to my begging them for years for a set of vintage Cera cocktail glasses with poison names on them. Inspired by these glasses, we collected enough (over a year on eBay, Etsy, and at thrift stores) that we gave one to each guest. We tried to make them fit each person as best as possible. We used them, and local Old Potrero whiskey (distilled down the street from us and named after our neighborhood), for a “whiskey toast” to kick off the dancing! And we also used vintage matchbooks on the escort cards, again trying to match to the individual.

We encouraged all guests to wear Palm Springs festive attire, particularly to the welcome drinks, and we had many come prepared in caftans, short suits, and palm-printed pants in return. Amos even wore a blue palm-printed suit to the rehearsal dinner and welcome!

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

I spent a whole fun-filled day in New York shopping with my mom and some of my best friends / bridesmaids. I couldn’t decide on a gown at the time and decided I’d try two of Monique Lhuillier’s gowns again in SF. Of course, as it turned out, I ended up seeing and falling in love with a third I had never seen before, and that’s the one I went with. I switched into a very Palm Springs-y beaded party dress by Alice & Olivia to maximize the dancing!

There was another gown I fell in love with by Bo & Luca, at a small boutique in SF (Loho Bride). While it wasn’t “the one” for the wedding, I couldn’t help but wear it for the Rehearsal & Welcome as it fit perfectly with the Parker in its art deco look.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We wanted to make sure our personalities and things we love really shined through, as well as those of our loved ones. Some examples:

The Parker features a wall of macrame owls (and one two-story one). We shared a photo of the wall on one of our wedding planning visits, and Amos’ mother got a “hoot” out of it. She mentioned how she used to make similar ones a while back. Little did she know she was signing herself up to make one for each table. We now have them as our own owl wall at home!

We are huge board game players. We play a game together at least every other day. Thus, after spending a lot of time trying to find a book reading, we realized the most “us” thing to do would be a reading from the rule-book of a board game. Amos’ sister, also a board gamer herself, read it flawlessly, which was not easy!

We have two cats that sadly could not make the trip (as they don’t leave SF) — Agatha Kittie & Angela Lanspurry. That said, they were sure to sign the guestbook first. However, our love of cats showed up in our vows (and cat-themed books in which we wrote them) and pretty much every toast.

Amos’ best friend from high school and groomsman is a really talented musician, so we asked him to play acoustic guitar for the ceremony. He was the best sport, since we picked just about the most difficult songs, e.g., Lana Del Rey’s This is What Makes Us Girls (not out of cruelty but because we listened to that non-stop when first dating) — and he still killed it.

Lindsay’s friends have amazing personal senses of style, so bridesmaid attire was a no-brainer. She gave them the wedding colors and asked them all to pick long dresses or outfits. One bridesmaid even wore a Palm Springs-inspired caftan two days in a row!

What was the most memorable part of the day?

Definitely our vows. We wrote them ourselves, and even though we didn’t compare notes, they were so closely aligned that everyone assumed we wrote them together. We keep them in our bedside drawers, and it’s so fun to look back on them. We were able to capture a lot of the shared things we love and many inside jokes while still being fun for others to hear (I hope!).

Also up there was our “first swim” at the end of the night — we got a lot of guests into the pool with us.

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

The story differs a bit on whether you ask Amos or Lindsay. We met through friends of friends but also at a trailer park-themed dive bar in San Francisco; the latter is a bit more fun to share. We quickly discovered a shared love of hiking, travel and adventures, board games, and takeout food. All of these occurred on our first date that lasted all day!

We grew to love day and weekend trips up to wine country from our home in SF, so Amos worked the engagement into one that we’d planned to ensure it was a surprise. After a wine tasting, we went for a hike in Calistoga, and Amos seemed anxious to find the best view possible and hurried up a rock. He had to propose quickly when I got up there as I kept saying how scared I was and threatening to go down, until he proposed of course. We finished the day with dinner and an overnight at my favorite spa.

lindsay + amos :: a parker palm springs wedding from Isabel Gonzalez on Vimeo.

Photographer: Mi Belle Photographers // Event Design, Day-of Coordination & Florals: Artisan Events // Stationery: Anticipate Invitations // Venue: Parker Palm Springs // Bride’s Gown Designer: Monique Lhuillier // Salon: Bridal Galleria // Hair & Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy Hair & MakeupVideography: Isabel Cinematheque

 

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Downtown Los Angeles’ Southpark Center was Maggie’s dream venue and she had this to say about it “Flanked by the skyline of downtown Los Angeles, standing together high above the city, and basking in the warm sun, Doug and I were married.” With the help of CCL Weddings & Events, the couple incorporated personal details into the space like graphic stationery by Small Paper Co. , a modern floral arch by Art With Nature and nods to the couple’s Pomeranian all in the bride’s favorite color—purple. Additional details like the ADORABLE donut wall and interactive games throughout the space added the lighthearted mood that Maggie and Doug desired. Christine Farah Photography was on had to capture all the lilac-hued details (and there are lots!) to share with us today!

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from the bride: Flanked by the skyline of downtown Los Angeles, standing together high above the city, and basking in the warm sun, Doug and I were married. What felt like a dream was made even more surreal by the fact that the South Park center was my “dream” venue. We were looking for a venue with an urban, modern feel, yet provided us with natural light and gave us the opportunity to put our mark on the space. We also loved how the venue view was first dominated by the vast expanse of LA in the light, to the sparkling skyline of the night.

Our goal for the wedding was to create an elegant yet simple space that celebrated us both individually and as a couple, down to the smallest detail which wouldn’t have been possible without CCL Weddings helping us. I decided to incorporate geometric shapes throughout the wedding, on our escort board, menus, and vases to reflect both the shape of my emerald cut diamond ring, and the architecture of the downtown buildings. These shapes were meant to compliment the large windows and canvas of our venue. My favorite color is purple, which we placed throughout the design, interspersed with the blue and gold of UCLA, where Doug works. We also wanted to have Bebe, our Pomeranian, join us in spirit, if not in person with her princess-like personality. We had her silhouette turned into an image which made its way onto cocktail stirrers, the cake topper, paper goods, and our Snapchat filter.

One thing that Doug and I realized about each other is that we bring out our competitive side with games, especially with each other. We wanted to bring the feel of our game nights into the wedding, so we developed an interactive experience for our guests. Doug loves quoting movies and I love group games, so we decided to have a movie quote game. We placed quotes around the venue in strategic locations throughout the night, such as at the entrance, and the bar, and guests were to write down which movie the quote was from to win a prize.

Doug and I both love to enjoy good food and drink, and wanted our guests to never be wanting for either at our wedding. I love boba milk tea- I used to work at a boba shop. We set up a station with my all-time favorite drinks as part of the dessert. Doug can be found sometimes eating ramen late at night after enjoying his Scotch, and what a better pairing with our drinks than a DIY ramen bar. We provided a bounty for our guests with spicy kimchi, seafood, and chicken pho flavored ramen. Another surprise we had for our guests was a lady in a “champagne dress,” adorned with full glasses of champagne and provided by A-max Entertainment. In addition to attracting attention, she ensured that our guests had easy access to their drinks.

In the end, all the details came together in a way we could not have imagined. Against the backdrop of the setting sun, not only were our design pieces glow, but also all of our guests on this night to remember.

Maggie + Douglas \\ Interview & Same-Day Edit from Komotion Pictures on Vimeo.

Wedding Planning & Design: CCL Weddings & Events // Photography: Christine Farah Photography // Florist: Art With Nature // Invitation and Stationery Design: Small Paper Co. // Venue: Southpark Center  // Gown: Carolina Herrera / Boutique: Glamour Closet // Catering: Patina Catering // Cake: M Cakes Sweets // Rentals: Chiavari Chair Rentals // Specialty Rentals: Borrowed and Blu / Modest Peach // Hair and Makeup: Angie Hair and Makeup // Backdrop Installation: Modest Peach // Videography: Komotion Pictures // Cake Topper: Letters To You // Linens: La Tavola Linens // DJ: VOX DJ // Alterations: Stitch in Time

 

We’re loving Bianca and Kyle’s elegant Key West destination wedding. Planned by Destination Wedding Studio and set at the Hemingway Home in Old Town Key West (yep—the home of Ernest himself) the lovely garden party included a romantic ceremony under the palms and a gorgeous reception under a tent of white tulle.  The stunning florals by Duarte Floral Design include graphic bouquets filled with eucalyptus, roses and astilbe and lush green, leafy table runners. Lucky for us, Lance Nicoll Wedding Photography to capture all the beautiful details of the day and we know you’re going to love them!

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Photography: Lance Nicoll Wedding Photography // Planner & Stylist: Destination Wedding Studio // Floral Design: Duarte Floral Design // Stationery:  Printmakers Inc. // Venue: Hemingway Home // Hair + Make Up: Beauty And The Glam Squad // Cake: Amazing Cakes and Creations // Rentals: Eventfully Yours Rentals // Music: Event My Way // Caterer: Key West Catering Company

 

Next up we’re sharing another wedding from the talented team over at Michael Costa + Anna Costa Photography. It’s fun to see how a photographer shoot different styles and this classic country club wedding is totally different from the relaxed Hawaiian vibe of the previous post captured by the same photographers. Leslie and Scott were married at Riviera Mansion/University Club in Santa Barbara. The ceremony had to be moved indoors due to weather, but the resulting vows in front of the fireplace just added to the overall vibe. We’re loving the classic details like the bride’s lace Matthew Christopher gown and all the gorgeous florals by Anna Le Pley Taylor. Check out these details and more in the lovely images by Michael Costa + Anna Costa Photography.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

Scott and I live in San Diego, but we always talked about having our wedding in Santa Barbara. We wanted our wedding to have a smalltown intimate feeling, where everyone would feel like one big family. My mom was the one who actually found our venue online and after viewing it in person, we knew it was the perfect place for us to get married. Even when my plans for an outside ceremony were canceled due to rain, we moved it into the living room in front of the fireplace which turned out more perfect than I could have ever imagined.

Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

My gown was Matthew Christopherand I found it at Mon Amie Bridal Salon in Costa Mesa. I was set on finding a dress with cap sleeves and after trying on a few that just weren’t right for me, my dress stylist at Mon Amie asked me to try on a dress she had picked out for me. After trying it on, she said she initially hid it from me because she didn’t want me to dismiss it automatically as it was strapless. Not only did it fit me like a glove, but it made me feel sexy and elegant. The paisley lace was unlike anything I had ever seen and stood out beautifully against the mocha underlay. I also fell in love with the buttons that went all the way down my train.

What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?

We created an area in the foyer to pay homage to our parents. Both couples are still married – a rarity these days. Our parents mean a great deal to us, and we wanted to thank them for always being supportive, loving, and a great example of what a successful marriage looks like. Another personal touch for me was the bear charm I sewed onto my garter. Scott and my step daughter Leigha’s nickname for me is Bear, so having the charm made it feel like I had them close to me all day.

What was the most memorable part of the day?

There were many memorable moments throughout the day, but the one that stands out is our ‘first look.’ It was an amazing moment to have with Scott, and I think we were more emotional here than we were at the actual ceremony!

Tell us how you met and became engaged.

We were introduced by a mutual friend. We laugh now because we can remember parties we were both at and never met!

Scott proposed to me at Basic, a restaurant in downtown San Diego. This restaurant has a special meaning in both of our hearts because it is where I told Scott I loved him for the first time. After dinner, he took me to the exact spot in front of the restaurant where I had told him I loved him and got down on one knee. I was so surprised – it was such a wonderful, surreal moment. Because no one else was around at the time, it truly felt like we were the only two people in the world at that moment. In fact, we ended up taking a photo in front of a firehouse because the firemen were the only people around!

Photographer: Michael Costa + Anna Costa Photography // Florals: Anna Le Pley Taylor // Paper Goods: Smitten on Paper, Amy Gonzales // Venue: Riviera Mansion/University Club // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals SB – Tables & Chairs // Linens: La Tavola // Videographer: Shark Pig Weddings, Wade Koch // Officiant: Jono Shaffer // Acoustic Guitarist for Ceremony: Christopher Wooley  // DJ: Nik Bordokoff // Hair/Makeup: Feathers and Fox // Hair & Makeup Design by Peggy Busch // Cake: Christine Dahl Pastries // Brides Dress: Matthew Christopher // Bridal Shop: Mon Amie Bridal Salon, Costa Mesa // Brides Shoes: Schutz // Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo // Grooms/Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse

 

 

 

We’re loving the moody romance of Sofia and Adam’s industrial wedding at Liberty Warehouse. The couple, both from New York, loved the idea of saying their vows with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop. Designed and styled by the Grey Collective member Bespoke Only, the event details were warm and intimate including chalkboard lettering by Papersoul and whimsical tablescapes with florals by Peartree Flowers. The team enlisted the skills of Pat Furey behind the lens and the gorgeous photos are all below for your viewing. Enjoy!

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From the bride: Adam and I knew we wanted to get married at the Liberty Warehouse the moment we stepped foot inside. Its raw industrial space allowed us to bring in personal touches that felt unique to who we are as a couple. We are both from New York so we loved the idea of saying our vows with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

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Our hope for our wedding was to create a magical evening that felt intimate, romantic and warm, and each and every decision was made to this end.  To achieve this vision, we brought on Melissa Lee from Bespoke Only who went above and beyond in every way possible. Together, we began by choosing a neutral, but warm color palette made up of cream, pewter, and dusty rose. We spent a ton of time strategizing the proper lighting for the vibe we were after. Ultimately we relied mostly on fairy lights and many different types of candles. Julia from Papersoul did hand calligraphy on the mirrors and various chalkboards, welcoming our guests to our happily ever after, and inviting them to share in our favorite cocktails. We worked with Peartree to create whimsical yet classic tablescapes complete with center pieces made up of seasonal foliage with smaller pops of color, and sprinkled with berries for added texture. We placed whole pomegranates and heirloom pumpkins on each of the tables and bars. Pat Furey and Claire Hudson (photography), and Hello Super Studios (film) were there to capture every moment.

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I will never forget walking into the reception for the first time after having just been introduced as husband and wife. So many glowing, loving faces welcomed us into that magical room, it felt like a dream. We could not have hoped for anything more. We are so grateful to our friends and family for making it all possible, and we will treasure the memories, photos and videos for many, many years to come.

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What made the wedding special and unique?

The Liberty Warehouse is a raw industrial space which allowed us to showcase our personality through the choices we made on decor. Collaborating with our incredibly talented vendors, we were able to create an understated ambiance that was both romantic and welcoming to our guests. We dangled fairy lights along the ceiling, and lit candles throughout the entire space to further the enchanting vibe. And amongst this magical environment, the band was able to get everyone on their feet to dance the night away.

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Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!

My wedding gown was made by Oscar de la Renta, and the combination of lace, floral appliques and delicate beaded touches added a romantic and vintage flair that I was instantly drawn to.

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What was the most memorable part of the day?

Walking into the reception for the first time, being announced as the new Mr. and Mrs. Handler, is a memory and feeling that we will cherish forever. As our best friends and treasured family welcomed us into a space that reflected the efforts of two years of wedding planning, the love in the room was palpable. When we heard the first musical notes of “You Are the Best Thing” by Ray La Montagne, for our first dance as a married couple, we knew that this would be the best night of our lives!

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Tell us how you met and became engaged.

The Groom’s Version: We went to Washington University in St. Louis together during which period I was repeatedly turned down for coffee dates by Sofia. After graduation, since there were so few eligible bachelors back in NYC where we both ended up, she finally conceded to let me take her out for our first date.

The Bride’s Version: We went to Washington University in St. Louis for a full four years together without ever having crossed paths. Just days after graduation, when we were both living in NYC, we were introduced by mutual friends at a bar. Adam’s good looks and wit earned him an invitation to an upcoming party Sofia was hosting, and the rest was history.

Either way, a mere five years later, Adam planned the most magical proposal to Sofia in Paris and she said yes, without a doubt!

Photography: Pat Furey // Design & Styling: Bespoke Only // Floral: Peartree Flowers // Stationery Calligraphy: Jess Platt Co // Chalkboard Lettering: Papersoul // Venue: Liberty Warehouse  // Cinematography: Hello Super Studio // Band: Russ Bennett from Hank Lane // Bride’s Dress: Oscar de la Renta // Hair & Makeup: Personal Friends // Hair: Ali Ozel // Makeup: Ross Barry // Cake: Laurent Dupal / Ceci Cela