Stylish + Fun California Desert Wedding: Sam + Adam

Punny Wedding

Sam + Adam’s beautiful desert wedding was chock full of pun – an no that wasn’t a typo just there! These two definitely weren’t afraid to let their silly personalities shine throughout every facet of their wedding’s design, and their love of and talent for amazing puns became the main theme for the day. We love how much this celebration was about Sam + Adam and the life and the love they’ve built together. Below, Sam gives us more details + backstory, but just wait ’til you see how everything was brought to life!

Adam and I met on Tinder, so it was only natural for us to find everyone we wanted to work with for our wedding through social media. I had been virtually stalking every vendor I was interested in on Instagram before we were even engaged, and as Adam likes to explain it, the second I had a ring on my finger, pre-drafted emails were out the door to all of them.  The first vendor we went after, who I believe to be the most important and vital piece in our collection, was Hallie Slade from LB Event Planning + Design. I had been stalking her for quite some time and became a huge fan of her work after seeing post after post of her creativity – especially when it came to utilizing large spaces. It wasn’t until I met her that I realized I had really hit the jackpot. I knew this girl was going to be talented but could never have predicted that she would create a space for me to relax, release the “control freak” reins I so loved to grip on to and trust her. After only one meeting at her gorgeous studio, I knew that I could “Let Go and Let Hallie.”

Thanks so much to Wild Whim Photography for the gorge photos below!

invitation

Valentino Heels

soft white bouquet

Pretty, pretty florals by Viva Voce Designs!

first look

first look

Punny Desert Wedding

Punny Desert Wedding

tulle skirt dress

Sam wore a gorgeous dress paired with natural, yet chic, hair + makeup by Girl Meets Bongga.

Punny Desert Wedding

pink bridesmaids

Punny Desert Wedding

Punny Desert Wedding

ban.do cups

We’re LOVING these bridesmaids in mismatched blush + metallic dresses :) And how cute are their Love Potion tumblers by Ban.Do?! So fun!

tropical leaf backdrop

fan leaf decor

Punny Desert Wedding

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Show Me Love – Sam Feldt Remix

Recessional: Higher Love – James Vincent McMarrow + Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding (cued to 3:10)

First Dance: Gold to Me – Ben Harper

Punny Desert Wedding

boston terrior

Punny Desert Wedding

Punny Desert Wedding

Punny Desert Wedding

bottle wedding favors

The escort display, along with the free standing walls, which were a combination of puns (another favorite of Adam’s) and tapestries I purchased from Society6 (we have the prints hanging in our apartment and Hallie and I both obsessed over them), was a great example of the benefit to hiring teams that have worked together before. Everyone took part in adding their own style and talent into each piece and it helped make the space flow effortlessly. The ease of having confidence in everyone working on the event allowed for so many opportunities to make the reception unique and reflect our personalities and life together.

bottle favors

Punny Desert Wedding

How amazing are these wall dividers, featuring some of the couple’s favorite puns!?!

Punny Desert Wedding

dance floor decor

Punny Desert Wedding

Punny Desert Wedding

leaf dessert backdrop

tropical bar

boston terrior

Even our dance floor incorporated the leaves and sketch of our dog, Sawyer, that was designed for our invitations which was created by one of my dear friends, Cheryl Humphreys from Arms Studio.

Punny Desert Wedding

Punny Desert Wedding

See so much more in the sweet film below by Wild Whim:

Sam closes with: Going through all the photos from our day reminds us that the wedding was not just a celebration of us, but of our friends and family too, and all the people we got to work with throughout the whole process. My memories of my bridesmaids feeding me tuna salad while I got my hair and makeup done, my mom helping me get into my dress, my first look with my dad, my brother’s face when he first saw me, making my way to Adam at the end of the aisle, listening to our friend read a story from my favorite Shel Silverstein book during the ceremony, our first dance as husband and wife, those moments are all just as important as the ones I shared with the collection of talent that surrounded us that evening, including the hug I had with Hallie at the end of the night, because this wedding was something I’ve been dreaming of since I was a little girl, and she made that dream come true.

Congrats you two + best wishes from team GWS!!

photographer: Wild Whim Photography // planning + design: LB Event Planning + Design // venue: La Quinta Resort La Quinta, California // florals: Viva Voce Designs // videography: Wild Whim // hair + makeup: Girl Meets Bongga // photobooth: Classic Photo Booths // dj: The Flashdance // bakery: Over The Rainbow // rentals: A Rental Connection // tabletop rentals: Borrowed Blu // linens: La Tavola // printed materials: Prim & Pixie // invitations: Cheryl Humphries from Arms Studio

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