Archives for March 2010

Away We Go

This adorable invitation designed as a collaboration by the bride (Jessie Turner) + groom (Tyler Thiessen) totally grabbed my attention this morning. Jessie designed the beautiful balloon  illustration and Tyler worked on the great typography treatment. How bright + fun is this? I’ve always been a fan of this color combo and love the hot balloon illustration.

{via Studio on Fire}

And how adorable are their engagement photos? I love that they fit in with their theme :) So cute you guys!! Photography by Kamp Photography.

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The Viceroy Palm Springs for Your Wedding

The Viceroy Palm Springs would be such a great place for a destination wedding. A boutique resort + spa designed in a modern interpretation of the Hollywood Regency style, it’s convenient to LA and San Diego, but far away to feel like you are really out of town for the weekend. If you are looking for a place where the likes of Frank Sinatra and his rat pack stayed back in the day, the Viceroy is your place. A modern color palette of yellow, black and white is seen throughout the hotel designs. Today, I’m sharing even more gorgeous photos of the hotel by Jose Villa from my stay their a few weeks ago…

There are two types of hotel rooms, my favorite rooms are the bungalows. Each bungalow has its own fireplace, perfect yellow chairs, modern art, and some even have their own kitchen – perfect for getting ready the day of the wedding – or a great place for a bachelorette party!

There are 3 pools perfect for relaxing the day before the wedding – or the day after. The hotel is also within walking distance to downtown Palm Springs so your guests will be close to lots of activities – although I prefer just hanging out by the pool :)

There are lots of great spaces on the property for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception. I love how each area is so unique and can be decorated in a different way to really for your wedding day. When we were there, Erin Chaney (the Catering Sales Manager) organized a wonderful FAM so we could get a better idea how each space could be used. Erin and Diego Heredia (the General Manager) were our hosts for the evening and they really couldn’t have been any nicer. I have no doubts that you will be in good hands with them helping to organize your day!

Here is where we had our dinner. Such a lovely evening outside under the palms + stars! Oh, and the food – yum! They use organic, natural, and seasonal items when possible.

There are lemon + lime trees all around the property – it’s so pretty!

And our evening ended with a fun photobooth designed by Alison Events + Brown Paper Design.

And you have to check out this amazing super 8 film from the so sweet and talented Joel Serrato. It was really great to finally meet Joel in person and I’ve confirmed that you need to have him film your event. Check out the FAM captured by Joel.

Thanks to all the vendors who helped make the FAM such a success!
Wedding Designer: Celebrations of Joy
Floral & Décor: Arrangements Floral & Design
Linens: T. Eitzinger Couture Linens
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Cocktail Table Elements: Egg & Dart
Cake: My Favorite Cakes and Cookies
Photographer: Jose Villa
Videographer: Joel Serrato

Thanks also to Erin and Diego for inviting us to your beautiful hotel. We are already planning a trip back :)

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Inspired by the Viceroy Palm Springs

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit the Viceroy Palm Springs for the weekend. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see photos of the gorgeous property by the one and only Jose Villa! Today, though, I have a fun tablescape that some wonderful, creative vendors put together to show as an example of what could be done with the beautiful outdoor event space.

Kelsey from Alison Events and Danielle of Brown Paper Design were the creative minds behind this fun table. The Viceroy has a very mid-century modern look, with a color palette centered around whites and blacks with splashes of yellow. They thought it would be fun to play off that color scheme, but also add in some flirty, playful touches as well. From Danielle, We were really inspired by Kate Spade’s current campaign. There is something so fun and lighthearted, yet still very modern about her ad’s latel

y. We wanted to bring that feeling to the Viceroy and thought doing such a bright palette would be a bit unexpected bride’s looking at Viceroy. Sort of a weekend escape wedding. Gorgeous photos below by Jose Villa.

We had the cutest guest stop by! Another great thing about the Viceroy Palm Springs – they are a dog friendly hotel, so you can have your puppy there for your big day. :)

Such gorgeous + fun bouquets!

And what a creative idea for the place card table! From Danielle, because of the heat of Palm Springs- fabric flowers seemed like a really great way to bring in tons of saturated color without having to worry about things wilting in the heat. It was a lot of work to make those flowers, but I think it really added a nice tactile touch. And they are great memento’s of your wedding.

event design: Alison Events + Brown Paper Design
florals: Brown Paper Design
photography: Jose Villa
videographer: Joel Serrato
paper products: Hello! Lucky
rentals: Classic Party Rentals
linens: La Tavola
napkins: Lotus Bleu

Thanks everyone for sharing your ideas with us! Check back tomorrow to see more from the Viceroy Palm Springs – including a great super 8 film from Joel!

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