When Heather asked if I would coordinate and style a shoot in Palm Springs – and at the Viceroy no less – uh, no brainer! I jumped at the chance! This was slated for a January feature and we started with winter inspiration and Dazzling blue. During my design process, I was drawn to cheery yellow and crisp white to create that sun-kissed look. Southern California really doesn’t have a “winter” so I wanted to showcase our quintessential style – even in January. And, in perfect Palm Springs fashion, it decided to show off with beautiful sunny skies that day, too!
With this framework in mind, I had to have Joey at Artisan Events on board with me on this and he was such a perfect addition! Joey and I immediately got on the same wavelength and created a luxe and sophisticated table design, fitting of the Viceroy. La Tavola’s stunning linen created the sparkling canvas for the table, Copper Willow’s menu cards added to the elegance and the white floral vessels gave it some modern pop.
For the cake, I wanted to incorporate some of the other forecasted trends for this year – marbling and metallics – and what the heck, let’s combine the two into one cake! Samantha at Exquisite Dessertsdid an amazing job translating my vision into a pretty piece of edible art.
I wanted to do something different for the ceremony so I tied in the white on the table with the white lounge sofa benches and mixed in rows of ghost chairs. Signature’s rental inventory was perfect for the needs of the design. The simple but striking yellow pomanders were the perfect accent and the Greek key stylized aisle runner added an unexpected twist. The Viceroy’s signature white cabana provided the perfect backdrop for our gorgeous bride and groom.
We had such an amazing and talented group of professionals for this shoot – which truly makes all the difference. And, we all had a little fun in the process! After all, we were in Palm Springs!
Wedding Photographer: Alante Photography
Wedding Coordinator, Stylist, and Set Design: Michelle Garibay Events
Veil and Accessories: Elyse Reuben Custom Couture
Wedding Stationery and Paper Goods: Copper Willow Paper Studio
Wedding Venue: The Viceroy In Palm Springs
Photo Booth Rental: All Star Photo Booth
Floral Design: Artisan Events
Cinematographer: New Classic Films
Event Rentals and Lounge Area: Signature Party Rentals
Table Linens and Chair Cushions: La Tavola Fine Linen
Wedding Cake: Exquisite Desserts
Beauty: Domenica Beauty
Groom Attire: Friar Tux
Models: Justine Serrano and Tim Giraud
Model Agency for Tim Giraud: Models Direct Management