Janelle and Chad’s Palm Springs wedding was held at the mid-century style Parker hotel. The location really set the tone and decor for the day, but their theme was really about them, their relationship and their mutual love of gaming.
“We met at a work meeting!” the bride explained. “We are both life-long gamers and work in the game industry. We had a strictly professional friendship, but since our company is full of young, friendly like-minded individuals, we were in the same friend circle. We would see each other from time to time at parties or concerts, it was always pretty friendly. I thought he was great at singing A Whole New World at karaoke, but since he was younger than me (by seven years, which I discovered by LinkedIn-stalking) I wasn’t even thinking of anything more. It wasn’t until nine months after we met that we were both in Paris for a work trip that sparks flew.”
They wanted their wedding to feel chic and sophisticated, but not at all stuffy. They went with the flow and gave their vendors a lot of freedom to just do what they do best. “We didn’t have wedding colours, we let our florist decide. We wanted it to feel like a fancy garden party, so when we found the hedge with the wooden door at the Parker, we knew we needed to have the ceremony there. It’s not one of the main areas people have ceremonies, but it was perfect for us.”
Sadie and Cameron wanted their wedding to be a low-key, funky, retro, boozy, dive bar-y 70s inspired Las Vegas elopement! They took inspiration from Elvis and Priscilla’s wedding, 70s Vegas and anything that fell under the category of maximum fun, minimum stress. They eloped in Vegas, then drove to Palm Springs a renting an Airbnb for the weekend.
“All of our friends stayed with us in the Real World Suite at The Palms for the three nights we stayed in Vegas which was SO fun and let us really enjoy each others company,” began Sadie. “It felt like a really exciting three night sleep over with all of our best friends.”
Chelsea and Brendon’s Palm Springs wedding was inspired by the desert. Their decor included cactus, mini pineapples and succulents.
“We got engaged in Palm Springs and it is one of our favourite places so we thought it would be suiting to get married there too,” the bride began. “We did find wedding planning hard, especially as it was a destination wedding. People are so kind to tell you how much fun you’re going to have planning your wedding but I wish someone would have said to me, ‘It’s going to be hard, you’re going to stress out, but remember what’s important’.”
Their outdoor ceremony, in the ground of the Cree Estate, was short and sweet. “Our ceremony was short, just how I wanted it. I am a huge crier so vows were something that we did in private together. Our officiant was a good friend of ours and he made us laugh and cry, it was perfect.”