Have you got a penchant for Palm Springs? What about bushels of blooming bougainvillea? Maybe you’re a gal with a boho-lovin’ heart… Well, if any of those things sound like you—we have a feeling you’re going to LOVE Sarah + Tristan’s wedding at Casa De Monte Vista, planned to perfection by The Walk Down The Aisle.
Inspired by desert flowers and all things free spirited, their day was brimming with macramé accents, geodes, a touch of tropical florals, and a rockin’ bridal party in all-black.
Sound like your jam? Let’s take a look at all the moments Jana Williams captured!
Studio BDR created an invitation suite that captured the essence of the desert, while incorporating bright + bold colors.
The Emotional First Look
Oh my goodness! Allllll the feels!
The Wedding Party
Hellooooo, ladies! Isn’t this such a fun look to add a bit of contrast to the day? You can find an array of bold black dresses like these ones from Show Me Your Mumu.
The Chic Outdoor Ceremony
Not only did Shindig Chic incorporate tons of brilliant bougainvillea into the day, but she also created a masterpiece of a bouquet with gorgeous pops of orange.
HANDS DOWN THE CEREMONY!! I never imagined the emotions I would feel! It's the most magical moment of your entire life to take the walk down the aisle and lock eyes with your future husband. You don't notice the crowd, or the bridal party or anything for that matter. At that moment in time, it's YOU and HIM and it's extremely special. Exchanging vows was also incredible. We wrote vows to each other, and I am so happy we chose to do so! I loved seeing his face as I read my vows to him, and I loved hearing the sweet words he wrote for me. Everyone else faded away, and it was such a powerful moment. It really made me feel like we were becoming husband and wife!!
We can’t stop staring at that lacy gown by Claire Pettibone. Sooooo pretty!
Tristan and I really wanted our wedding to feel like “us”. We selected Palm Springs because my grandparents have a home there and it was a place I spent a ton of time as a child. It’s a very sentimental city to the both of us!
I think it’s really important to be on the same page with your fiancé and do what YOU guys want to do! The day is about you two, and even bigger than that, the day is about your union and commitment to each other for the rest of your lives. Be open to advice and help from others, but at the end of the day, make sure your wedding is how YOU want it to be!
I would also advise that once you make a decision, try not to over analyze it! Trust your gut! This will save you a lot of stress during the planning process. ALIGN YOURSELF WITH VENDORS YOU CONNECT WITH! Especially your coordinator, florist and photographer (in my opinion)! Oh and also, day-of let everything go!! Your work is done! Enjoy the day, soak in all the amazing feelings and experiences!
Dig this charcuterie tray? If you love this, you’re going to SWOON over these epic grazing tables!
Only the coolest geode seating chart, EVER! Props to you, Shindig Chic on this baby!
We wanted to make sure to incorporate macramé throughout the event as this is a huge element in our personal home and a décor detail we personally love! We incorporated bright bougainvillea and bird of paradise flowers for a fun tropical pop of color and included crystals, macramé candles, garden roses and pastel orchids for a romantic touch.
Oh my goodness, those darling macramé candle holders from This Is What I Do Studio are just the cutest!
Also, I will say having a sweetheart table was amazing. Taking a moment together over dinner to look out over the tables filled with family, friends and all the people we love dearly was truly magical! It’s such a surreal feeling to see everyone come together to celebrate your love!
How much fun are those macramé hanging displays from Macramania? Want to see more creative cake displays? Check out this: Cool and Creative Ways to Display Your Cake on a Swing!
Congrats to the two of you!!
photography: Jana Williams Photography // venue name: Casa De Monte Vista, Palm Springs, California, USA // planning: The Walk Down The Aisle // florals: Shindig Chic // wedding dress: Claire Pettibone // hairpiece: Twigs & Honey // bridesmaid dresses: Lulu’s // getting ready robes: Mason Grey // hair stylist: Grace Zip // makeup artist: Susie Lynn Make-up // groom attire: Saint Laurent // videography: byDesign Films // paper goods: Studio BDR // calligraphy: Studio BDR // catering: Summit Event Catering // cake: Little Lulu’s // desserts: Little Lulu’s // tabletop rentals: Planks & Patina // furniture rentals: Signature Party Rentals // music: DJ DAX // cheeseboards: Sorella Collective // macramé dessert trays: My Macramania // macramé candles: This Is What I Do Studio // groomsmen attire: Zara