Interior-Inspired Parker Palm Springs Wedding: Sara + Sam

parker palm springs wedding

When we heard that Sara, the bride from today’s stylish Parker Palm Springs wedding, was the founder + owner of the online home décor boutique Lulu & Georgia, we had a pretty good feeling her + Sam’s wedding would be good. Well, we’re happy to report that ‘good’ is probably the understatement of the year – and in about 4 seconds when you begin scrolling through the post, you’ll see for yourself why! Filled with color, texture, fun quirky finds, and beautiful styling, these two (with the help of Bustle Events + JL Designs) created a setting that not only incorporated their favorite items from Lulu & Georgia, but was oh-so reflective of their playful personalities, making it just right for them! A few quick words from Sara about the design:

People wouldn’t necessarily think to turn to a home décor site for their wedding, but in fact, it’s a great way to step away from traditional rentals and find some truly unique pieces that reflect your personal style.

So true, right?! A big thanks goes out to Studio Castillero for these super gorge images and congrats to Sara + Sam on the most beautiful day!

coral invitation

bridesmaid robes


If you love their robes, wait ’til you see their Amsale bridesmaid dresses!

gold heels

ranunculus boutonniere

first look

parker halter bride

wedding party


We love the watercolor-like palette of Sara’s stunning bouquet!

pink and orange bouquet

groom

bride and groom

protea bouquet

giant balloon with tassels

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom


Sara + Sam knew from the minute they started planning their wedding, that key pieces from Lulu & Georgia would act as a focal point of their décor. If we had access to that many beautiful things, you better believe we’d be doing the same! We couldn’t be more in love with this layered rug aisle, and the reception was filled with the most fun interior objects + design elements, too!

ceremony

rug aisle runner

flower girl and ring bearer

pup

When I walked down the aisle and saw Sam, it was pure joy. My parents were on either side of me and my brother was singing “I Will”. It didn’t feel like I was being given away, it felt like a coming together. Then my dad took a surprise selfie down the aisle and everyone laughed. Music and laughter were the backdrop to our ceremony- it was really intimate and felt like us.

bride with parents selfie

parker ceremony

parker ceremony

parker ceremony

parker ceremony

parker ceremony

Processional: Bridal Party: Loving Cup – Rolling Stones; Bride: I Will – The Beatles

Recessional: Love and Happiness – Al Green

First Dance: Just One Look – Doris Troy

you and me mat

cocktail drinks

hammock with pillow


We love that the tablescapes featured a fun mix of floral vessels, votives and decorative objects from Lulu & Georgia.

parker reception

triangle seating chart

gold and pink tables

gold sequin table runner

gold sequin table runner

gold spikes

octagon name card

geometric vases

geometric vases

gold table numbers

moroccan lounge

decorative pillows

vases


Textured pillows, Moroccan poufs, gorge florals, and lots of gold. We think it would be pretty impossible not to fall in love with this setting!

moroccan lounge

poufs

bride and groom

bistro lights

treat yo self dessert bar

dessert shots

triangle wall

parker palm springs

parker palm springs

fireworks

parker palm springs


Instead of traditional advice, Sara shares some fun wedding décor tips with us!

• Forgo the traditional aisle runner in favor of layered rugs: As the third generation of a rug business, I of course had to incorporate my family’s rugs into my wedding! Layering them down the aisle created a bohemian look while adding color and style – so much so, we didn’t even need floral! The rugs down the aisle were original designs I created for Lulu & Georgia, but we used one of my grandfather’s vintage Turkish rugs beneath the chuppah as a way to link the old and new.

• Create a dinner party ambience with tabletop décor: We wanted our reception to feel like an intimate dinner party; a glamorous yet relaxed environment where guests could mingle and linger. Instead of one large centerpiece, we used a variety of mixed floral containers combined with votives and decorative objects from Lulu & Georgia. These items, which included architectural vases and ceramic dogs, became conversation pieces.

• Set up lounge areas: Continuing with the dinner party vibe, we created two lounge areas surrounding the dance floor. Through the use of poufs, floor cushions, and big Moroccan rugs, the vignettes felt warm and inviting. And when the girls needed a break from dancing, they could sit down and still be part of the soiree!

• Accessorize with pillows: Pillows are an easy, inexpensive way to add a punch of color and style. Our wedding venue has a Moroccan couch that has seen better days. Rather than investing in a replacement, we styled it with gold, coral, and blush pillows, making it look brand new! We placed similar pillows in the hammocks during cocktail hour to tie two separate spaces together.

• Bring your home into your wedding: We wanted our wedding to feel intimate, both in size and décor. A great way to do that is by adding elements you might find in a home. Our guests were welcomed into the reception by a doormat adorned with the words “You and Me”. It was a simple but whimsical way to set the mood for the party and show our guests what awaited inside. We also incorporated lanterns down the aisle for the ceremony. By minimizing the light, we created a backyard setting.

Love it as much as we do?! Shop Sara + Sam’s stunning wedding below, with our new Shop This Look feature! We’re so excited to help you get the look for some of our fave GWS weddings + shoots! Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section below! And even more exciting, we have a special code for all products from Lulu & Georgia – just enter GWSBRIDE20 for 20% off! (expires 7/21/14)

photography: Studio Castillero // event planning + design: Bustle Events // florals: Carissa Jones of JL Designs // venue: The Parker Palm Springs Palm Springs, California // wedding dress: Nicole Miller // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaids dresses: Amsale // dessert: Fantasy Frostings // paper goods: Maude Press // calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy // officiant: Rabbi Jim Kaufman // hair: Rachael Brenner // makeup: Zoe Rehberg // accessories + furniture: Lulu & Georgia // treat yo’ self sign + garlands: The Sweet Petite Shop // napkin rentals: La Tavola Fine Linens // chairs: Classic Party Rentals // tablecloths: Mrs. Freund // bridesmaids robes: Silk and More // band: The Midnight Special with West Coast Music

 

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Comments

  1. I’m in love with the style of this whole wedding. Where is the sparkly couch from (with the “Love” pillow and pink poufs)? I checked on Lulu & Georgia website, but couldn’t find it. I would die to have that in my living room

  2. this is SO beautiful sara! one of the most beautiful weddings i have ever seen! love all the details and of course all the lulu and georgia rugs and pillows! xoxo

  3. Love the gorgeous and glamorous gown the bride were wearing.

  4. Love everything about this pretty wedding!

  5. Ok, this is gorgeous…and you can’t go wrong at the Parker in PS…great location for a wedding. Love the use of colors and all the beautiful pillows and throws.

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