Whitney Port is a gal we’ve been following since the good ol’ days of The Hills and, in more recent years, we’ve loved tagging along on Instagram + seeing her women’s wear collection, Whitney Eve, evolve and flourish. We’re so excited to share her absolutely gorgeous Palm Springs wedding today – planned by her sister, Ashely, of BK Events + captured by GWS wedding artist, Hannah Costello. The theme was Desert Chic meets Art Deco meets Tropical…with a touch of whimsy thrown in for good measure! It’s pretty impossible to pinpoint a favorite element – we seriously love it all – but the unique palette of gold, black, white + emerald, mixed with Whitney’s incredible fashion details are what’s currently winning us over the most!
Whitney shares, We wrote our own vows and had members of our family marry us, we didn’t do a sit down dinner because we are way more casual than that and wanted everyone to have little bites of everything including all of our favorite things like a bread bar! We named cocktails after our nicknames for each other, we choose all the music by making a playlist for the 2 years we were engaged, our welcome bags had all of our personal favorite things in them. We also had our rehearsal dinner/party at a bowling alley because Timmy loves to bowl!!!
We majorly love Whitney’s Paul Andrew floral shoes! So much so that we’ve rounded up some of our most fave floral shoes for your wedding + we’re sharing those later today, so, be sure to stop back by :)
But the real showstopper was her a-m-a-z-i-n-g high low lace appliqué dress – a custom collaboration between Whitney and Ashi Studio.
Such a perfect Palm Springs ceremony site; with a tropical arch by Sticks and Stones Floral Design acting as the best of backdrops.
Processional: Wedding Party: The Wind – Cat Stevens, You’re So Cool – Hans Zimmer; Bride: The Winner Is – Devotchka
Recessional: Everywhere – Fleetwood Mac
First Dance: Right Down the Line – GerryRafferty
Definitely our ceremony. Saying our vows to each other was the most vivid moment for all of us. It was as if no one else was there. There was also a cloud formation in the sky as everyone arrived that said I <3 you. Not planned!!
Pow Wow Design created the perfect boho lounge vignettes for the celebration, that worked with the laid back, free-flow atmosphere of the evening.
There were so many fun, whimsical touches throughout!
Make things simple but personal!!! You don't want to be stressing about organizing welcome bags or anything else the weekend of!! Invest in a wedding planner or day of wedding planner and give them a list of all the little things you need done during the weekend! Then release it!
Big congrats to Whitney + Tim on a truly beautiful day!!
You can see even more on Hannah Costello’s blog today, too, so be sure to stop by!
photography: Hannah Costello // venue name: Colony 29, Palm Springs, California // planning: BK Events // florals: Sticks and Stones Floral Design // wedding dress: Ashi Studio // bride's shoes: Paula and Drew // hair stylist: Kylee Heath // makeup artist: Phoebe Ogan // groom attire: Tom Ford // videography: Custom Made Productions // paper goods: collaboration between: Whitney Port, Ashley Port (bk events) and primarily Wedding Paper Divas // catering: Urban Palate // music: Smiles Davis // officiant: Whitney's Sister's fiancé, Ben Orell // after party: BAR // event design: BK Events, Whitney Port and Pow Wow Design // hairpiece: Sticks and Stones Floral Design, Whitney Port and BK Events // save the date: artwork commissioned and then designed with all of us and printed by Wedding Paper Divas, edge painting from Brown Fox Calligraphy and she also did the calligraphy // shower invites: designed by BK Events, printed by Wedding Paper Divas, calligraphy by Brown Fox Calligraphy // welcome letter: all custom designed together and printed by Wedding Paper Divas // out of towner bag tags: all custom designed together and printed by Wedding Paper Divas // candy bar stickers: all custom designed together and printed by Wedding Paper Divas // vow cards: all custom designed together and printed by Wedding Paper Divas // stationery: all custom designed together and printed by Wedding Paper Divas // after party cards: all custom designed together and printed by Wedding Paper Divas // itinerary: all custom designed together and printed by Wedding Paper Divas // reserved cards: all custom designed together and printed by Wedding Paper Divas // wedding drinks: Barcon // bar: Barcon // coconuts pre ceremony: Barcon // rehearsal dinner food: Amiho Experience // dishes: Classic Party Rentals // satellite kitchen: Classic Party Rentals // black and white Checkered dance floor: Classic Party Rentals // ceremony chairs: Chameleon Chair Collection // lounges: Pow Wow Design // bars: Pow Wow Design // glassware: Hostess Haven // lighting: Peterson Event Lighting