When Nicole + Brian started planning their wedding, they looked to several bohemian Australian designers and inspiration destinations. They loved the overall feeling and vibe, and how it meshed with their Palm Springs location of Casa De Monte Vista. Bringing planner + designer, Details, Darling, they crafted the dreamiest palette of mustard yellow hues for a bright + cheery day, reminiscent of those Aussie designers.
Alessandra at Details, Darling shares: Nicole’s love for the color mustard became the accent color throughout the whole wedding. From her gorgeous bridal party wearing warm mustard dresses to mustard goblets and hemstitched mustard napkins on the reception table.
Oh, and did we mention that Nicole completely changed up her look for cocktail hour? Yep, this bold lady CHOPPED off her hair + completely surprised her husband…and the rest of the wedding guests! Now, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen this happen (see this Romantic Bohemian Wedding…Where the Bride Chopped Her Hair Off During the Reception!)—do you think this is the start of a “cutting edge” trend? ;)
The Bridal Party
Hellooooo, adorable getting ready robes from Mason Grey!
Yellow dresses for the bridesmaids have been appearing on the pages of GWS lately…and we’re all about it! These sunny frocks are from Bardot and unfortunately are no longer available, BUT we found these super similar yellow dresses for only $68!
How cute are those bouquet fans by Shindig Chic?! Dried florals mixed with fresh, for the win!
Our first look and exchanging vows before the ceremony!
The Outdoor Reception
Processional: Canon in D
Recessional: Magic by Pilot
First Dance: Can’t Help Falling in Love Remix
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Isn’t this minimal + modern seating chart so cool with the acrylic boards? See more creative escort card displays here!
Curious about all the cool, distressed furniture? It’s from Planks & Patina.
How luxe is this cake from Exquisite Desserts? Those gold touches are GORGEOUS!
The Hair Chop!
And then…she chopped her hair! We’re wondering if we’ll see more bride’s wanting to do this and change up their look?
Alessandra over at Details, Darling tells us: Nicole had been contemplating chopping her hair for quite some time, but was hesitant to change her hair before her big day. About a week before the wedding she texted me (her planner) with a crazy idea. Nicole planned on chopping her long blonde hair off halfway through her wedding day during the cocktail hour. It was the ultimate surprise not only to all the guests, but also to her wedding party and HUSBAND! Talk about a grand entrance reveal!
What a grand entrance + a truly spectacular day! Don’t all those sunny yellow hues give off such a happy feeling? We certainly think so!
For more of their magical day in the desert, check out this clip from McDuff Productions:
photography: Nicole Castonguay Photography // venue name: Casa De Monte Vista, Palm Springs, California, USA // planning: Details Darling // florals: Shindig Chic // wedding dress: Made With Love Bridal // wedding dress boutique: Love and Lace Bridal Salon // bride's ring: Marrow Fine // bridesmaid dresses: Bardot // getting ready robes: Mason Grey // hair stylist: Jasmine Bullock // makeup artist: Helen Gardea // videography: McDuff Productions // catering: First Class Catering // cake: Exquisite Desserts // tabletop rentals: Signature Party Rentals // furniture rentals: Planks & Patina // linen rentals: Mod Mix Studio // music: Brandon Moshenko