Mid-Century Modern Wedding Inspiration from Palm Springs

jewel toned inspiration

I’m loving the combo of mid-century modern along with jewel tones (instead of the traditional mid century color palette) in this styled shoot from Poppy & Plum Events. Palm Springs was the perfect location for this shoot captured by Ryon:Lockhart Photography. A bit more about the design from Poppy & Plum Events:

For the design, we really wanted it to be colorful with some deep tones, but also have it be dramatic against some really awesome backgrounds such as stark white or interesting wallpaper. We used a circle pattern throughout which was inspired by the first thing we got for the shoot: an amazing gold raffle spinner! We really wanted to infuse the use of velvet throughout, so you’ll see that in the bow ties, the shoes, wrapping the bouquet & boutonnieres, and in the accent pillows. We incorporated some really awesome vintage pieces like the coup champagne glasses, gold cane drinking glasses and the trolly tea cart to really add an authentic feel to the shoot.

Lots of lovely details to be inspired by…

red lips

jewel toned inspiration

red heels

jewel toned bouquet

modern wedding arch

One of my favorite details is the ceremony location and the giant wooden arch they made for the shoot. The arch carried with the circular theme and with the flower accents was a gorgeous backdrop for the ceremony, right?!

jewel toned inspiration

palm springs

jewel toned inspiration


flowing veil

jewel toned inspiration

red dress

hanging florals

jewel toned inspiration

jewel toned inspiration

place card


skinny candlesticks

perfume bar

perfume bar

Loving the create your own tea favors and the bar cart for cocktails.

bar cart

jewel toned inspiration

jewel toned inspiration

jewel toned cake

Thanks so much to all these talented wedding artists for sharing their talents with us today!

photography: Ryon:Lockhart Photography // planning, design + florals: Poppy & Plum Events // venue: Private Residence Palm Springs, California // second photographer: Stephanie Brauer Weddings // hair + makeup: Veronica Lane // paper goods: Kelli Arruzzo of Wanderlove Press Co. // tabletop: Amazon, HSN, Vintage // trays: Casa de Perrin // wedding dress + veil: Illume Gowns // bridesmaid dress + girl’s shoes: Modcloth // tuxedos: Mattuci Tailors // tea cart: Vintage // velvet bowties: Mrs. Bowtie // ottomans, rug, walnut tables, pillows: YEAH! Rentals // wooden arch: Nick Luciani for Poppy & Plum Events // cake: Luz Mayoral for Lavishly Sweet // envelopes + calligraphy: Danica Butler for BP Invites

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  1. Fantastic idea to have a partly-buried-circle type arch for a wedding altar. Certainly a visually striking and elegant choice.

  2. In love with the wooden arch!! Fabulous idea!

  3. Loved each and every detail of decor..its simply unique and inspiring! The large wooden arc looks so spectacular and so are the beautiful floral arrangements and colors used for the decor.

  4. I love it! How fun and elegant at the same time!


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