Southwestern Palm Springs Wedding
I think we’ve all noticed a recent uptick in the trend of southwestern wedding style, and I for one am thrilled to see all the different looks under this umbrella! Photographer Abi Q and Enjoy Events Co. joined forces in this phenomenal Palm Springs wedding to bring us some seriously beautiful nuptials. Can I just say how madly in love I am with the couple’s modern wedding invitations?
From the bride, Nicole: We wanted the wedding to be modern and fresh, but also a little bit bohemian to incorporate our love of vintage finds. We were inspired by the location – at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains – to incorporate natural elements of the surrounding landscape to keep the decor feeling earthy and not overly done.
I fell in love with the gown immediately. It had a modern shape, which I was looking for, but was still very feminine and romantic. I also loved the texture of the fabric – I thought it was perfect for my fall wedding. I found the dress at Nordstrom with my mother, she helped me decide on the dress and also purchased it for me – it was something she had been looking forward to forever – very sweet.
The color scheme was inspired by the desert: pale peach, smoky persimmon, bone, agave green, natural linen. The mid-century modern architecture in Palm Springs inspired the lounge area and bentwood dining chairs – dipped in white and turquoise for a pop of color. Tribal print textiles were incorporated throughout the decor – from Ikat and Navajo throw pillows to brightly colored chevrons painted on the pedestals that flanked the ceremony location. Loose ribbons adorned the backs chairs of the bride and groom. Guests waved wands of feathers and ribbon as the new couple were announced. Succulent seating cards, place settings, menus, invitations, and all other paper goods were DIY by the groom, who is a brand identity designer.
Processional: “Hallelujah,” Rufus Wainwright
Recessional: “Into the Mystic,” Van Morrison
No official “first dance” but we added a number of special songs to the eclectic dinner music playlist: “You’ll Accomp’y Me,” Bob Seger; “Poison & Wine,” The Civil Wars; “All I Want is You,” Tristan Prettyman; “Desire,” Ryan Adams; “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes; “Just Say Yes,” Ben Lee; “Walkin’ for Your Love,” Widespread Panic
Wedding Location: Palm Springs, CA / Wedding Photographer: Abi Q Photography / Event Design and Styling: Enjoy Events Co. / Wedding Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Flowers: Shotgun Floral Studio / Lounge and Chairs: YEAH! Rentals / Vintage China, Glasses and Flatware: Casa de Perrin / Linens: La Tavola / Bar Service: Pharmacie LA / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller, style 3174 / Wedding Veil: Nina ‘Alexande’ Veil / Bride’s Shoes: Madewell, Sidewalk Skimmer / Bride’s Necklace: Ciner antique cascading crystal necklace / Hair and Makeup: Ulu Natural Beauty / Groom’s Suit and Shirt: J. Crew / Wedding Caterer: Fork in the Road Catering / Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods: groom