Tagged with: ‘The Parker Palm Springs’

Palm Springs is one of my absolute favorite places on the planet to photograph a wedding. A mini city in the middle of the dessert, it is just the visual aesthetic that I love, mid-century modern everything...does it get any better than that?! I also love the kinds of weddings that happen here....the kind where stylish simplicity meets glamour. The perfect blend of intimacy and a real party...not too big, not to small. Eliza & Justin's gorgeous bash was no exception. After getting ready at The Parker the ceremony and reception were held at Villa Carmelita, famous for being the lovenest of Sonny & Cher. And I got to work with a truly incredible team: Wedding Coordinator: Celebrations of Joy Catering: Jennifer's Fine Foods Rentals: Signature Party Rentals Makeup: Ten Eleven Makeup

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On New Year's Day as my husband, Gary and our two dogs were attempting to unpack boxes at our new home, my mother Diana and I were traipsing through the desert with Jay and Mike for the couple's day-after session in Palm Springs. Now there are certain wedding venues (like The Parker) that you just can't explore fully on the wedding day itself because there is just not enough time...and most brides don't really want to get their gowns dirty before they have even taken a walk down the aisle, I get it. But every now and then I need the chance to explore some fun locations without the fear of getting anyone wrinkled or dirty or late. So we started at The Parker, visited The Ace Hotel and then ended at the wind farm near the interstate.

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You might remember Jay and Mike from their really fun 500 Days of Summer inspired engagement session a few months back. Their wedding took place at The Parker Palm Springs, one of my all time favorite wedding venues...on New Year's Eve. With a color palette of black & white with splashes of red, white lanterns illuminating the after-dark ceremony, photo booth and New Years hats and crowns, it was a glamourous but laid-back and really fun atmosphere. Coordinator: Celebrations of Joy Flowers: Arrangements Design Gown: Vera Wang Jay & Mike had their good friend John officiate their wedding so I had to grab this tongue-in-cheek portrait of him showing off his clergy certificate after being ordained online. Jay accented her super sexy Vera Wang gown with a black sash. Stunning! They always have random fruit laying around at The Parker so we decided to do a tribute to "The Real Housewives". Jay and Mike work in tv

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