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Palm Springs Wedding for a Creative Bride and Groom

Whimsical Weddings

Photos by:

Laura Goldenberger

Laycee and Jon’s wedding is so chock full of great design it’ll make your head spin. The creative couple (the bride is a designer while the groom is a cinematographer) had their hands all over the day, right down to the creative Save-the-Date video you’ll see at the very end. Laura Goldenberger and next saturday affairs did remarkable work on this one, as always!

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

From the bride, Laycee: We love the mid Century modern style of our venue Frederick Loewe Estate. The architecture has clean lines, geometric sculptures, design books with large Swiss typography, etc, which is all a cohesive design language used throughout our wedding. The surroundings of the venue is an expansive and beautiful desert-chic landscape. We used this contrast between geometry and organic shapes on everything from our invitation, place cards to welcome signs. We thought that this contrast creates more energy and interest rather than the hand-written, DIY look a lot of other weddings have.

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

wedding shoes - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

bridal updo - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

grooms boutonniere - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

bridesmaid bouquet - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Protea bouquet - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom
Flower recipe: King protea was my favorite flower used in my bouquet. There were lots of succulents, air plants, palm leaves…

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

ceremony setup - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

wedding ceremony - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

wedding ceremony - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

ceremony kiss - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

ceremony recessional - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

All the napkins and table runners were hand-made from a few different geometric patterned fabric we chose. All the table numbers were house numbers from home depot, spray painted gold. The little geometric shapes holding up the name cards were made from clay, cut into unique shapes and baked in the oven to harden. Quite a few of the geometric shaped terrariums were made from 90s lamps, with the light bulbs and cords removed. The 2 white columns with the clear casing on top at our altar were also custom made. I designed our own letterpress wedding invitation, all the place cards, name cards, welcome signs and all other collaterals. The wedding favors were designed by me as well: a pair of letter press coasters in black and white, with gold patterns. Our Save the Date was a collaboration between Jon and I. I design for a living and he produces video for a living. This piece is a perfect example of the magic we create together, and a “making of” teaser of the real wedding invitation.

minimalistic escort cards - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

seating chart - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

gold table number - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

glass geometric centerpieces - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

geometric centerpiece - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

gold table numbers - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I think the trick to planning a great wedding is to have a clear vision of your design aesthetic or theme from the get-go and stick with it throughout. Not to say everything needs to look the same, but if there’s a central theme threading everything together, the entire look will be cohesive. Changing minds about the look will often create disjointed experiences and confuse yourself as well. Also, do as much as you can but not over commit. Spend your money on the most important things like the venue and catering. It’s totally okay to let some of the smaller things go. They won’t have as big of an impact to your wedding as the venue and catering will.

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

gold centerpiece - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

garden wedding tablescape - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

protea centerpiece - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

Palm Springs wedding for a creative bride and groom - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

wedding cake - photo by Laura Goldenberger https://ruffledblog.com/palm-springs-wedding-for-a-creative-bride-and-groom

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

View the couple’s adorable (and Eco-friendly!) Save the Date here:

Wedding Music:
Processional: “First Day of My Life,” Bright Eyes (instrumental)
Recessional: “Marathon,” Tennis
First Dance: “You and I,” Wilco
Reception Entrance: “Happy,” Pharell
Father/Daughter Dance: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Judy Garland
Mother/Son Dance: “Stand By Me,” Ben E. King
Other songs played at the wedding include everything from Mr Little Jeans, Teishi, Flight Facilities, Tennis, Best Coast, Of Monsters and Men, St. Vincent, Alt-J, Little Dragon, Lykke Li, Cults, Beach House…

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Laura Goldenberger

Event Design and Flowers

next saturday affairs

Event Coordination

The WE Studio

Venue

Frederick Loewe Estate

Wedding Dress

Shin Bu Bridal

Wedding Shoes

BHLDN

Hair and Makeup

Susie Chhuor

Groom's Suit

Banana Republic

Catering

CV BBQ

Desserts

Exquisite Desserts

DJ

JP McLeod

Rentals

Signature Rentals

Wedding Invitations and Paper Goods

Laycee Fan (bride)

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From the bride, Cori: All flowers were bought from the LA flower mart downtown and made into bouquets, arrangements, etc by hand by family members and bridesmaids the morning of the wedding. My aunt and I made the boutonnieres from dried wheat and flowers that we affixed to mustache pins that I bought on Etsy from Gelagu Accessories store. We ordered bulk rose petals from Fifty Flowers and sprinkled them down the aisle. I made a “boogie shoes for tired toes” basket from flip flops purchased from Old Navy wrapped with little size cards that I made to each and ribbon. I wrapped a macrame ring in twine and added silk flowers to make a large loop which we tied to the tree at our ceremony site. Then we draped several yards of peach lace fabric through the ring and fanned out each side to create our altar backdrop.

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Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Use the amazing resources online like Ruffled! Also, if you’re doing a few things yourself, Dollar Tree, 99c stores, Ross, Save-on-crafts.com, etc are your friends. Try not to stress over the tiny last minute details because the guests won’t even know the difference.

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Wedding Music:
These are the songs from our wedding CD:
1. The Golden Age – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
2. Stuck on You – Meiko
3. Click, Click, Click, Click – Bishop Allen
4. Sophie Roux – Lady Danville
5. Dumpster Diving – Castledoor
6. The Next Time Around – Little Joy
7. You Drove me Home – Revolver
8. January Wedding – The Avett Brothers
9. Sweet Louise – The Belle Brigade
10. We’re OK – The Rescues
11. I Don’t Mind – Honey Honey
12. Birds of a Feather – The Civil Wars
13. Love Song #1 – The White Buffalo
14. The Luckiest – Ben Folds
15. Loud Love – Good Old War

Wedding Location: West Hills, CA / Wedding Photographer: Laura Goldenberger / Second Shooter: Jen Simon / Wedding Venue: Orcutt Ranch / Videographer: Ryan Darst / Caterer: Green on Wheelz, Komodo Food and Java the Truck / Wedding dress and veil: White by Vera Wang / Day-of Coordinator: Claudia Casanova / Rentals: Town and Country / Shoes: Badgely Mishka / Makeup: Yana Beauty / Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom, Landa Designs / Bridesmen and Groomsmen: Gap, The Tie Bar. Macys and Banana Republic

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