Palm Springs DIY Wedding: Natalie + Chris

palm springs wedding

Natalie + Chris love to entertain in their home so for their wedding they set out to throw the best dinner party they could imagine. The Historic Cree Estate was the first and only venue they looked at in Palm Springs and they immediately fell in love with the lush + seemingly endless grounds as well as the freedom the estate afforded for them to create their wedding without any limitations. They poured their hearts into making almost everything for the wedding themselves including the ceremony backdrop to all the little paper goods including the invitations. In fact, Natalie runs the lovely Mint Love Social Club blog where she documented a bunch of the projects for the wedding and also shares great cocktail recipes + fun DIY projects. I love that Chris was really involved in the planning process also. Makes it that much more fun! To keep the color scheme and decorations from getting too “girly” they stuck with a color palette of white, grey, black/white stripe and kraft with accents of gold and mint green.

Big thanks to the awesome EP Love duo for the photos and heads up that Natalie will be sharing two fun DIY projects from her wedding later today, so stay tuned!

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Aren’t the hangers below so cute? Natalie shares the bridesmaids hanger DIY for them on her own site!

blue bridesmaid dresses

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anemone bouquet

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palm springs wedding

first look

first look

palm springs wedding bride and groom

palm springs wedding bride and groom

palm springs wedding bride and groom

palm springs wedding bride and groom

wedding program

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They wanted the ceremony to be personal + heartfelt so they each wrote their own vows and asked one of their good friends to officiate it. I’m also a huge fan of that gorgeous streamer backdrop!

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palm springs wedding

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palm springs wedding confetti

palm springs wedding confetti

palm springs wedding confetti

palm springs wedding

guest book table

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palm springs wedding croquet

For the reception, Natalie + Chris tried to focus on what makes a good dinner party and then translate that on a larger scale for a wedding including the long table set up, hand picked music selections and family style meal.

palm springs wedding gold hearts

striped table runner wedding

Aren’t the flowers so pretty! They were designed by Chelsea Kline of Hello, Gem! and she will be sharing how she created the centerpieces, bouquets + bouts later today on GWS along with some great advice for any of you thinking of DIYing your own flowers. :)

menu card

wooden box floral centerpiece

gold plate charger tablescape

wedding bar

sweets table

cupcake bar

first dance

Love the pretty fringe garland? Natalie is sharing the DIY to create your own also later today!

first dance

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Love that they changed into something a bit more classic Palm Springs for the later part of the evening!

groom in white tux

bride wearing gold dress

And of course their stunning film by Jeff Manion with Nick Radford Photography. Big congrats to Natalie + Chris!

photography: EP Love // videographer: Jeff Manion with Nick Radford Photography // venue: Historic Cree Estate in Palm Springs, CA // bride’s dress: Tatyana Merenyuk // reception dress: Badgley Mischka via Rent the Runway // bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka // groom’s outfit: suit: J. Crew Ludlow double vent // shoes: Allen Edmonds // tie and shirt: Barney’s Co-op // bridesmaids dresses + shoes + jewelry: Custom by Anoushka Alden // groomsmen bowties: The Tie Bar // desserts: Over The Rainbow Bakery // flowers: Chelsea Kline of Hello, Gem! // dj: KC Campbell of Vox DJs // day of coordinator: April Seuss of The Bride & I // styling: Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete // paper goods: DIY by the bride, Mint Love Social Club // custom coasters + cocktail napkins: For Your Party // wood signs, name banner, ceremony backdrop, garland, photobooth backdrop: DIY by the bride, Mint Love Social Club // photobooth: Chad Cheverier of The Portable Photobooth // caterer: Simply Elegant


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  1. Love the emotion captured here! Great pics!

  2. Lovely neutrals + touches of color!

  3. love the robes and the classic details and shades of neutrals!

  4. impeccably styled and totally natalie!! love every bit.

  5. Jen- thank you so much for featuring our wedding here today!!!! You did an amazing job putting together images that really capture the day!

    <3 Natalie

  6. Where can i find those robes? Love them

  7. love the confetti throwing of course. gorgeous wedding. and what a team behind the scenes too!

  8. love the party bride dress :X gorgeous

  9. I’m so in love with this couple’s wedding style! Her wedding dress, the decor behind the altar, striped table cloths, gold flatware, and lawn games? Amazing!

  10. This is such a fun wedding, and love all the details the bride put into it, you can tell a lot of time and thought went into every piece to put together a great wedding day! Congratulations!

    Natalie, Soiréebliss! Events

  11. Amazing wedding!…Love the gold dress!

  12. Absolutely stunning! Natalie is one gorgeous bride and creative chick :)

  13. who catered this event? I’m also having my wedding at the cree estate and am having a hard time

  14. a little belated, but congratulations on a fun and beautiful wedding! :D my fiance and i found this page bc we are looking into cree estate too for our wedding. i was wondering how budget-friendly this venue is as it only seems that the property is included in the rental and you’ll have to add on things yourself….and if we do, maybe recommend us your DJ, she looks cool as all heck! :D sorry for all the questions…congratulations again!!! :)


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