I don’t know about you, but whenever I hear the words “Palm Springs” and “wedding” in the same sentence, my heart skips a beat. From trendy to traditional, Palm Springs soirees are always utterly and hopelessly chic. Kim and Jeff’s wedding shot by Paige Lowe is a blend of both with a dash of humor. Their menus featuring the phrase “Welcome to the Jeff and Kim’s Show.” set the tone for a down-to-earth gorgeous day. We love that they chose their venue as their main source of decor – read on to hear it from the bride, Kim:
From the bride, Kim: We wanted to feel like we could be ourselves–natural, light, loving, and fun! We wanted it to have a comfortable and non traditional feel where people could relax and enjoy. No stuffy banquet rooms–no fluorescent lights!
We wanted to have our wedding at a venue where we did NOT need decorations. The O’Donnell house was the main decorative piece. It was a simple, elegant, historic Spanish home. Because the house was my decorative piece, everything else was white. My flower bouquets had white roses and my flower arrangements were full of white hydrangea and white orchids. The flowers sat on a round mirror with a few votive candles to create a romantic ambiance. The table arrangements were also simple. The linens were pearl and the china was classic white. Aside from the flatware and napkins, we had a champagne, wine, and water glass at the table, no fuss.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? 1. Make sure you have a wedding coordinator. Not only do you need someone to facilitate on the day of your wedding, but you need someone with experience to help you organize the small stuff… trust me there are things you have not thought of! Make sure your coordinator is a go-getter who can manage the other vendors and ensure the day goes great! Trust me there are a zillion things that go on the last minute, and you don’t want to have to worry about them. 2. It’s your wedding! Don’t stress over your guests’ wants/needs. This is about you and your soon to be husband sharing your love for each other in a way that expresses who you are. 3. Less is More!
Bridal Party Processional: “Where the Streets Have No Name,” U2
Bride’s Processional: “Life in Technicolor,” Coldplay
Recessional: “Got to Get You Into My Life,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Buona Sera,” Louis Prima
Wedding Location: Palm Springs, CA / Wedding Venue: The O’Donnell House / Wedding Photographer: Paige Lowe / Event Coordinator: Liz Gilbert / Wedding Flowers: In Flower / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm Blush, “1057” / Wedding Shoes: Toms / Wedding Hair: Shaylee of 901 Salon (Beverly Hills) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / DJ: Extreme DJ Service / Wedding Caterer: Renzo Macchiavello of Pro Catering Services / Wedding Cake: The Sugar Me Bakery / Wedding Invitations: Sugar Press