Good morning, folks! Have we got something FUN for you today! We’re talking tons of poppin’ pink hues, some quirky Mid-Century Modern vibes, and a whole lotta love. Meet Sam: an industrial designer + self-proclaimed donut aficionado, with a love of all things quirky and TONS of color. You may recognize her as the designer and founder of Aww Sam. Meet Kyle: a designer and photographer, and the love of Sam’s life.
When it came to their big day, they looked at both of their interests and styles to create something cohesive and cool with lots of retro details. Sam tells us: I love color, Palm Springs, and retro styles; Kyle loves the desert, well-tailored suits, and adventure. By trying to meet in the middle for all of these things, we managed to come up with what basically is the perfect mash-up of the both of us! For our actual inspiration board and things we sent out to the team that helped make it happen, we pulled a lot of imagery from Pinterest and our own photos of old cars, mountains, and crazy floral installations.
Just wait until you see what they came up with… And who better to photograph an elopement with TONS of color than Mary Costa?!
After meeting Kyle and getting engaged, we talked a lot about what our plans would be like. We both love traveling, so would we do a destination wedding? Would we have a church wedding? Who would we invite? When we talked about eloping, it always seemed more exciting to us than any other option. We share so much of our lives every day on the internet, so we wanted to do something that was just for us at the time, and to share with everyone else later.
Keeping everything *quintessentially* them—Sam rocked a hot pink vintage ’50s prom dress from Etsy.
How much fun is Kyle’s suit from ASOS?!
We had all of the components of our outfits figured out except for Kyle’s shirt. We couldn’t find anything we liked anywhere, so I decided to recreate my headscarf print in an illustration and get it made into a shirt. It was definitely a tedious project, but it was SO worth it and brought our looks together!
Yep, no doubt about it: these two are STYLISH.
There was no shortage of color for their elopement, and Wild Muse Floral made sure of that!
Sam found the vintage headscarf at The Fine Art of Design in Palm Springs at the beginning of this year and knew it would go perfectly with the prom dress she had saved.
The Floral-Filled Pink Cadillac
OH. MY. GOODNESS.
HOLY SMOKES! Talk about florals. Isn’t this vignette a dream?!
Our first dance was to Just Like Honey by The Jesus & Mary Chain. It was just between the two of us after everyone had left.
Wild Muse Floral knocked it out of the park with this one.
When I went about planning our elopement, I tried to keep a few things in mind, to make sure it went smoothly and that it was everything we imagined. First, Kyle and I dreamt up the perfect elopement and how we pictured it, from where it would be to what we would be wearing and any other smaller details. Then, we found the perfect creative team to help us along the way, from the flowers to the photography, to the cake. Having people who understand what you want and are on board to make it happen makes the process SO much easier. Lastly, we planned everything out ahead of time and made sure everyone involved was up to date on what was happening; we also made sure we had backup plans in case there were any unforeseen problems, like a change in weather.
Newlyweds + the Cake
Top top it all off, Alana Jones-Mann crafted this shag carpet-inspired cake that mimicked the floral scarf!
For both of us, the most memorable moment was getting to smash cake in each other's faces. I've never smashed food in anyone's face before and let me tell you, it's just as satisfying as it seems! We're both goofy and always laughing, so even though we didn't do a traditional wedding, we HAD to still do a cake moment.
We adore how you two created so many *you* things and how the floral scarf was tied in throughout the day.
photography: Mary Costa Photography // florals: Wild Muse Floral // wedding dress: Vintage 50's Prom Dress from Etsy // hairpiece: Vintage Floral Headscarf from The Fine Art of Design in Palm Springs // hair stylist: Sandra Robles // groom attire: ASOS and Custom Print All Over Me Button Down // groom's shoes: ASOS // cake: Alana Jones-Mann // specialty rentals: The Antique Pink Cadillac