Glamorous Palm Springs Wedding: Meg + Scott

dog ring bearer

Meg + Scott’s gorgeous desert wedding was the perfect balance of  Palm Springs glamour + relaxed fun. Because they got married at Meg’s family estate, friends + family were able to travel in for an unforgettable weekend and Meg + Scott will be able to return to the property year after year to relive the amazing memories they experienced on their wedding day!

You’re going to love all of the captivating, yet timeless details that were included in the design by Meg Shaw and Bustle Events and captured beautifully by Joielala Photographie. And be sure not to miss their super sweet proposal story at the very end of the post!

feather wedding invitation

protea bouquet

wedding ring

silver heels

palm springs bride

Majorly in love with Meg’s stunning king protea bouquet!

palm springs protea bouquet

protea bridesmaid bouquet

protea and green altar

shade favors

From Meg, Because our families are such a huge part of our lives, we asked Scott’s brother, his wife + their daughter to stand up on his side and my sister, her husband + their son to stand on my side to represent the new unity of our families – which became one big family that day. Our union wouldn’t have been complete without our best friend + trusty companion, Tommy Shaw (the golden retriever), standing by our side (and at times on my train!).

palm springs ceremony

palm springs ceremony

palm springs ceremony

palm springs ceremony

bride and groom initials

palm springs bride and groom

palm springs bride and groom

palm springs bride and groom

palm springs bride and groom

gold chairs

eat menu

Scott + I wanted our wedding to be beautiful, but most of all we wanted it to be a GREAT party. We served delicious small plates by Whoa Nelly! Catering + swanky tunes played in the background. After dinner was over we skipped most of the formalities and got straight to the party. Scott + I stole the microphone on the dance floor and got lifted up on the shoulders of our guests, singing John Denver’s ‘Country Roads’ and The Righteous Brothers’ ‘You’ve Lost that Loving Feelin’!

cactus table decor

cactus table decor

gold mr and mrs signs

palm springs reception

gold favor totes

gold table numbers

rose table decor

feather drink stirers

palm springs gold wedding cake

One of our favorite moments was after we finished photos – we made our grand entrance into the reception with all of our closest family and friends together in one place, seated under twinkling lights and palm trees, cheering us on. It was incredibly emotional and overwhelming.

first dance

Make sure to check out their gorgeous wedding video from Modern 8 Films!

You know I always love a good proposal story, and Meg + Scott’s is as sweet as they come…

Scott and I met briefly at a work event at a bar in San Francisco in 2005. His then roommate and my best friend also met that night, and they began dating shortly after. A few weeks later, they insisted that we meet and set us up on what was basically a blind date since we only said a quick hello the night we met. After that date we were inseparable. One year passed and my previous career in hotel real estate required that I move to LA; Scott + I decided it made sense to breakup…if our relationship was meant to be it would be sometime in the future! I spent one year in LA and moved back to the Bay Area. Scott and I reunited over dinner, and that night we knew that we couldn’t live without each other. 

In May of 2011, on the anniversary of the day we first met at that work event, Scott and I were doing yard work at the home we purchased together in 2010. We were planting a tree and as I was digging, I hit a small cardboard box in the ground. I was completely confused and thought the previous owners had buried something. I found a small white box inside that dirty cardboard box, and Scott got down on one knee. Obviously, I said yes! And obviously he chose the place we’d be planting that tree.

Congratulations, Meg + Scott! We wish you all the best!

photographer: Joielala Photographie // venue: Family Estate in Rancho Mirage, California // design + planning: Meg Shaw // partial design + coordination: Bustle Events // videographer: Modern 8 Films // invitation design + letterpress printing: Aerialist Press // design, monogram, program, gold foil menus, gold foil cocktail napkins,reception signs, sunglasses, totes bags, favor bags, confetti packs, midnight snack packaging: Meg Shaw // printing monogram, gold foil menus, gold foil cocktail napkins, reception signs, sunglasses, tote bags, favor bags: Brandsmith // rentals: Classic Party Rentals (dining chairs, dishes & flatware, dance floor, lighting), Planks and Patina (vintage dining tables, vintage ceremony chairs), Heritage & Craft (acrylic DJ backdrop), La Tavola (chevron sequin table cloth, table runners, napkins) // floral design: Floral Theory // catering + cake: Whoa Nelly! Catering // wine: Swanson Vineyards // dj: Michael Tiernan // photobooth: Magnolia Photobooth Co.  // favors: (after dinner caramels) Coeur de la // Lodging: Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa // wedding dress: Lazaro, purchased from Marina Morrison // feather hair comb: Paris, purchased from Marina Morrison // shoes: Jimmy Choo // flats: Urban Outfitters // earrings: ben-amun // groom’s tuxedo: Hugo Boss from Black Tie Tuxedos // groom’s ring: Raven’s Refuge //  groom’s watch: Hugo Boss // bridesmaids: Twobirds // groomsmen: Hugo Boss from Black Tie Tuxedos // hair: Kayla Erbland // décor: arrow chalkboard signsbasketsmexican blanketswater soluble confetti

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  1. That proposal & their rings are out of this world!

  2. Such a beautiful wedding… all the details are perfect!

  3. Love the pup! And his wreath is too cute :)

  4. thanks for the feature Jen! Looks fabulous! xx

  5. Gorgeous! I particularly love the bent sheet metal table numbers.

  6. So beautiful and that pup is the cutest thing!

  7. this entire wedding is just too fabulous for words. Love those gold chairs, the simple pink roses and cacti florals, and their love story.

  8. WOW! everything about this wedding is just perfect. that bouquet is gorgeous!

  9. I love all the little details in this wedding! What a stunning bride, and what a gorgeous dog too! Congrats from all at!

  10. TARYN & SHELBY! You girls did such an amazing job! What a beautiful wedding. Also, the golden retriever ring bearer kills me. So sweet.

  11. What an incredible set of wedding images and video. I liked the touch with the big letters. So cool!

  12. Loves: the invitations, the dog, the programs…so modern!

  13. Beautiful wedding photos! I love all the details, the bouquets, the cake, the hairstyle, the wedding dress, the colors…just perfect.
    So natural, soft and romantic!
    Thanks for sharing!

  14. Every element is stunning! One question – the speech from the bridesmaid, is that her original or can I find that somewhere? It was beautiful, even just the bits and pieces caught on this film.

    • Hi Kate-
      I am the bride in these photos -thanks for your sweet words! I actually found the passage my sister read online. It was written by the British novelist Louis de Bernières and was originally published in his book Corelli’s Mandolin.
      Good luck!

      • Just love your wedding, so so beautiful, the video brought me to tears! Love the look of your ring – if you wouldn’t mind, would you be able to let me know where you go it from? It’s just what I’m looking for! Thanks so much x

        • Hi Olivia,
          Aw, thank you!
          My husband actually designed my ring himself (without my input – he’s so good!) and a family friend who’s in the jewelry biz in Chicago made it for us. So, unfortunately, I don’t think you can find it retail as the jeweler is private…
          Good Luck!
          xo Meg

  15. Love this! The dress, the dog, the sunlight! <3

  16. What a sweet proposal and the wedding looks amazing. Beautiful setting and love the flowers.

  17. that cake is stunning….

  18. JOIELALA always, always takes amazing photos; this wedding was no exception! Of course, there was no shortage of gorgeous things to photograph, though. Brilliantly shot, gorgeous wedding!

  19. These photos are just gorgeous. I love the gorgeous field of purple flowers. They really make the mood of the photos.

  20. Hi there,

    I am in love with the gold metal table numbers! Can you please tell me where they were made or bought?? I am looking for something similar for my July 2014 wedding!!


  21. Unbelievable. LOVE the grooms proposal…best of all though, the bride’s wedding gown…stunning!




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