Light-Drenched Desert Wedding: Briana + Jason

Jenny Packham bride

Inspired by the sun-bleached colors and palette of the desert, Briana, a Hollywood costume designer, used her artistic eye to design her + her hubby Jason’s gorgeously unique Palm Springs wedding. Working with the talented gals at Hello Gem!, the styling of the setting really reflected the couple’s midwestern roots, Briana’s upbringing on her family farm, and their love of 20’s fashion and all things art deco. The Ace Hotel provided a perfect backdrop, Hello Gem! created the dreamiest desert-inpsired florals, and Bri’s gorge Jenny Packham dress is sure to have us looking like a heart-eyed emoticon for the rest of the day! But we’re cool with that! Big thanks to Modern Obscura for the lovely photos — let’s check them out!

chalkboard invitation

Jenny Packham wedding dress

marry me banner

cocktail drink

Nail envy! Right ladies?

lace dress detail

gold fringe decor van

van

Jason’s 70’s sparkly blue van was the backdrop for the first look and brought a bit of fun and whimsy to the day. Love it!

Palm Springs wedding

dessert bouquet

Palm Springs wedding

Jenny Packham dress

Jenny Packham dress

We adore Briana’s vintage art deco hair piece. So beautiful!

Jenny Packham dress

dessert bouquet

Palm Springs couple

Palm Springs couple

Palm Springs couple

Palm Springs couple

macrame backdrop

succulent decor

ceremony handkercheifs

flower girl flower crown

Love their ceremony backdrop as much as we do? The macrame hanging was from Free People + Hello Gem! gussied it up with decor and florals. So pretty.

macrame ceremony backdrop

Ace Hotel ceremony

Ace Hotel ceremony

Ace Hotel ceremony

Ace Hotel ceremony

Briana’s great feather bracelet is another vintage find. Leave it to the costume designer to find the most perfect + unique pieces for her wedding ensemble, right?!

Ace Hotel ceremony

Ace Hotel ceremony

tipi decor

macrame wall hanging

glitter dipped feathers

macrame feather escort card display

garden rose centerpiece

Our Musical Choices

Processional: I Know Places – Lykke Li

Recessional: Apache – Danger Beach

First Dance: I Will Love You Forever – Neil Young and the Squires

feather centerpiece

glitter dipped feathers

menu

cake

movie projector

Be sure to check out the sweet film by Mike McMillin to see even more!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Don't sweat the small stuff. My brother forgot his dress shoes the day of the wedding so my grandmother and him walked down the aisle barefoot. Everyone thought it was planned! :)

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photography: Modern Obscura // venue name: Ace Hotel // event design: Hello Gem! // planning: Hello Gem! // florals: Hello Gem! // hair stylist: Helena Van Zandbergen -- hairofthebride@gmail.com // makeup artist: Mobile Bridal Salon // groom attire: J.Crew // videography: Mike McMillin // cake: Ace Hotel // backdrop frame: Hello Gem! // macrame: Free People // coordinator: Stephanie Wilder // bride's dress: Jenny Packham // nails: So Hot Right Nail // invitations: Ladyfingers Letterpress

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