This couple wanted their wedding to feel completely different than anything they had been to and unique to them. One of their favorite movies is “Mean Girls” and they constantly quoted an Amy Poehler line from the film when describing their wedding, “It’s not a regular wedding. It’s a cool wedding”. …And boy were they spot on!
The grooms shared that Palm Springs has always been a cornerstone of their relationship and knew they wanted to get married there. They were certain they wanted the reception to be part typical dance party, part pool party… and finding a venue that was ok with that was challenging, but it also pushed them into more unique spaces – which is what they wanted to begin with!
“We found a spectacularly gorgeous estate in the middle of the desert on 5 acres of property with an incredible infinity pool along with a rooftop diving deck. We gave our thank you speech from that deck which culminated in us jumping into the pool with our suits on to kick off the pool party.”
Rhythm and Bloom photography captured all the striking moments while planner Cat Crenshaw helped ensure all their visions and ideas tied together for this wedding…or…cool wedding as we should properly say! Now let’s see what all the talk is about!
A Day of Sun and Love
Since a pool party isn’t exactly what most guests prepare for when going to a wedding, the couple provided beach totes as welcome bags along with custom Turkish beach towels and a pair of custom sunglasses from Goodr, designed exclusively for the wedding guests.
“We really wanted the tone of this not being your typical wedding set from the moment guests arrived. We welcomed them with alcoholic popsicles in champagne glasses, pink flamingo inflatable drink holders along with custom reusable cups for cocktails. Our guest book was a custom (designed by one of the grooms) cards against humanity style game, where guests could write their own funny or sweet prompts.”
Afloral provided the most stunning neon floral arrangements throughout the day to brighten up the desert landscape!
Originally their wedding was supposed to be October of 2020, but obviously got postponed due to covid. They then moved it to April 2021 which got postponed again. This left the two with August 7, 2021 as the only available date. Since August is incredibly hot in the desert, they designed their wedding programs as foldable paper fans to keep their guests comfortable!
When Two Became One
“Thankfully we also have incredibly talented friends and they did us the honor of recording a custom cover of “Stars are Blind” (original by Paris Hilton) for us to walk down the aisle to and a custom cover of “Shut up and Dance” (original by Walk The Moon) for our first dance. It was something extremely personal and touching for us that we’ll never forget.”
They did it! These two are married! And don’t they both look great in their colorful suits from Asos?
Because there were two grooms and no bride, they decided to reverse tradition and ask ALL of their guests to wear white while the grooms (along with their wedding party) stood out by wearing shades of teal and pink. It resulted in some really striking photos!
The most colorful wedding party we’ve seen! And we are obsessed with all of it!
The grooms really wanted every single aspect of their wedding to be tailor-made to them. In fact, nearly everything was designed and created by the grooms and wedding party. The floral arrangements, invitations, centerpieces, decor, programs, cups, signage, and even the cake were all custom DIY creations!
“For dinner we had brick oven pizzas baked on site along with a crepe station, pasta and meatballs. For dessert, we flew in edible cookie dough from “DO” in NYC along with a wedding cake handmade and decorated by one of the grooms.”
To really take the vibe up one last notch, they had champagne guns throughout the reception which led to some pretty epic photos!
Making a Splash
To get the party started, these two jumped off the roof into the pool. Talk about an entrance!
“All in all, it was all we could have possibly imagined and was the best day of our lives!”
Thank you to the happy couple for sharing your marvelous wedding with us that will hopefully spark some creativity for other couples looking to put a unique spin on their big day!
photography: Rhythm & Bloom // venue name: Indio Hills Desert Escape, Palm Springs, California, USA // planning: Cat Crenshaw // florals: Afloral // hair stylist: Kelly Zhang // makeup artist: Kelly Zhang // groom attire: Asos and Topman // groom's shoes: Irregular Choice // groom's ring: Artisan LA Jewelry // catering: Basil Pizza // cake: Brock Pisciotta // desserts: Cookie DO // furniture rentals: Bright Rental // linen rentals: Bright Rental // music: Bass & Bliss // lighting: Bright Rentals // cocktails: Shaken Not Stirred