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Yellow + Pink 60s Themed Wedding in Palm Springs

Get ready for a bright and bold wedding! Captured by Andy Rodriguez Photography, Lindsay and Scott were married on a gorgeous June day in an outdoor ceremony in Palm Springs, California. The couple chose a 50s/60s theme with a vibrant yellow and pink color palette. They also incorporated their love of music into the event with customized records, a cd of music and guitar pick keychains for each guest along with music themed table names. Since Lindsay and her bridesmaids are NFL cheerleaders, it was fitting that guests threw brightly colored mini pom-poms at the newlyweds as they walked down the aisle!

A few words from the bride:

Scott and I meet years ago at the YMCA. We would workout the same time everyday and smile at each other for MONTHS! Finally one day I got up the courage to say hello…That was the day I knew he was the one. No one had every made me feel the way he did. In fact, I called a friend of mine the very same day we met and told her “I think I just met my husband!” Eight years later we were married! Scott also surprised me a while back when the YMCA was getting redone and asked if he could buy the ab machine we met on. They of course gave it to him! He’s very romantic and thoughtful.

Our inspiration for our big day was 50s/60s retro glamour mixed with modern day glam. Palm Springs is one of our favorite places in the world and was also our first vacation together! We knew it was the perfect destination for our wedding! We choose our colors pink and yellow (two very popular 60s wedding colors) and from there we added our details. We are both huge music lovers so we definitely wanted to include that. We painted each guest a hot pink record with a center label with info about the band. It was used as a charger and also as a favor they could take home! We made a cd of songs that are meaningful throughout our relationship. Made a custom label with Led Zeppelin and a case with a stamp that read Scott and Lindsay Palm Springs 6.15.13. We also had custom keychains made out of  records in the shape of a guitar pick and had a “All you need is love” on them! Other little favors we had were, custom pink and yellow beer coozies, yellow sunglasses, candy, with striped bags to put them it! Also we made 12 different gold painted records one for each table. Each had a different band/musician. Some of our favorites: Prince, Elvis, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, Bob Marley, The Doors. Other accents were chevron ( my mom handmade all the chevron napkins and table runners). Daisies were also apart of our wedding. My mom and I made at the daisy ball centerpieces! Another fun detail to our wedding was the pom-poms we had our guests throw at us as we walked back down the aisle! Our photographer got some great shots of that! Special moments other then The first dances, and cutting into the cake and the toasts were our slide show that my sister and brother-in-law made for us. It was the first time we saw it and tears were flowing. It was amazing and truly was one of the highlights from the entire night! During the reception we wanted it to feel like a concert and a real party! We transitioned from dinner to dancing by toasting to my parents (who just had their 30th wedding anniversary a few days prior) with a shot for everyone who wanted on in custom shot glasses that said “Cheers to Mike and Sally 30 years!” From that point on it was a party! Everyone was dancing and having a great time! Our band was amazing! At the end of the night we kept the concert feeling going by exiting down a row of our guest with glow sticks! We! hopped in our vintage 70s red Mercedes and my dad drove us away… It was the best!

Our wedding was by far the best day of our lives. It really was perfect to us. From the location, the sunshine, making our wedding party stay with us, my brother-in-law who we chose to marry us, dancing with my daddy to Led Zep (our favorite band) kissing for the first time as a married couple, kissing my mom before leaving on our vintage Mercedes, watching everyone dance laugh and have a great time! It was truly a night to remember for everyone who was there!

Photographer: Andy Rodriguez Photography // Ceremony + Reception Venue: The Cree Estate // Catering: Katherine King Special Events & Catering // Rentals: Signature rentals // Bridal Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero // Bridal Gown Store: New Beginnings Bridal Studio // Bridal Shoes: Vintage Jeffrey Campbell // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Vintage // Jewelry Designer: Grandmother’s Jewelry // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: Victoria’s Secret // Groom’s Attire: Black slim fit tux via Men’s Warehouse; black bow tie purchased by the bride while she was traveling in Bahrain // Groom’s Shoes: Vintage black and white spectators // Groomsmen’s Attire: Tan slim fit Tux via Men’s Warehouse; pink bow ties and suspenders via eBay // Cake Designer: Roman Blas of Over The Rainbow Cupcakes and Desserts // Floral Designer: Mary of Jensen’s Florist // Makeup Artist: Sequoia Leopold, also a bridesmaid // Hair Stylist: Beauty by Cassie // Invitation Designer: Lindsay Moen // Wedding Planner: April Seuss // Band: Micheal James // Officiant: Jason Koontz // All images by Andy Rodriguez Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Modern Museum Wedding in Louisiana

I adore all the gorgeous details in today’s modern museum wedding! Captured by Catherine Guidry Photography, Paige and Paul were married on a lovely March day in an outdoor ceremony in front of a cascading water wall in Lafayette, Louisiana. After featuring Paige and Paul’s fabulous engagement session and Paige’s modern bridal session, it is so wonderful to share their stunning wedding! The couple’s modern aesthetic fit perfectly with the chic museum location. A color palette of blue, silver and green was used throughout the decor and attire. I especially love Paige’s unique headpiece!

A few words from the bride:

We met at a house party when I was 17 and he was 20. I was a friend of one of his friends’ younger brothers.

We both love the blend of the modern and the traditional. The venue was both, so we wanted to carry those tastes throughout the wedding. We chose decor that had both modern and traditional aspects to them. Because the art museum has blue lights at night, we decided to keep all the reception decor white and silver so that the blue light would wash over it. We incorporated pops of green for color during the ceremony.

Photographer: Catherine Guidry Photography // Ceremony + Reception Venue: Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum // Catering: Joey’s // Rentals: Party Central // Bridal Gown Designer: Augusta Jones // Bridal Gown Store: Bustle // Bridal Shoes: J.Crew // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Sara Gabriel // Jewelry Designer: Kate Spade // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Alfred Sung // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: Bella Bridesmaids // Groom’s Attire: J.Crew // Groom’s Shoes: Mephisto // Groomsmen’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger // Cake Designer: Joey’s // Floral Designer: Edith Dubois // Makeup Artist: Jennifer Rausch // Hair Stylist: Name // Invitation Designer: Burt Durand // Band: Figure Eight // Officiant: Ron Dubois // All images by Catherine Guidry Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

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Elegant + Modern Wedding in Florida

Wow, what an amazing ceiling! Captured by Minerva Photography, Felicia and Mitchell were married on a picturesque May day in a indoor ceremony overlooking the ocean in Florida. Following the ceremony, the couple and their guests enjoyed a reception filled with gourmet food and dancing. I love the neutral color palette, amazing cake, and stunning venue!

A few words from the bride:

We met on a Teen tour (a traveling summer camp that went to California, Hawaii and Alaska) in 2004. Even though he lived in CT and I lived in FL, we got very close after the trip and then we went to college together and started dating.

I guess I would call [the wedding inspiration] “modern elegance” We wanted to keep it simple and intimate, while maintaining what was meaningful to us in an elegant manner. Our closest family and friends with good food and drinks.

As for style- I looked at a million venues and I was so picky, if the carpet was ugly I wrote the entire place off! The venue really had everything we were looking for from the modern interior, being able to get married on the beach without having to actually go on the sand, and the fact that we had a famous chef cater it, meant that it was good food! The people invited are very important to us so we wanted them to enjoy the day too!

Michelle, our photographer, was amazing. When I began planning, she was one of the first vendors I met with and right away I knew she was going to help make the wedding I had in my head come to fruition. Honestly, the pictures are the most important of the vendors because they capture the event for you. Because Michelle was such a great person, it was easy to get along with her and that shows in the pictures.

Photographer: Minerva Photography // Videographer: Senderey Videos // Ceremony Venue: Sole on the Ocean // Reception Venue: Alba at Sole // Catering: Chef Ralph Pagano from Alba at Sole // Bridal Gown Designer: Tara Keely by Lazaro // Bridal Gown Store: Alegria’s Bridals // Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Lazaro // Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss // Groom’s Shoes: Prada // Cake Designer: Jennifer Rodgers Pastry Chef from Alba // Floral Designer: Miami Garden’s Florist // Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Jorge Penn // Invitation Designer: Natural impressions designs // Day of Planner: Karen Maerovitz of Creme de la Creme Event Planning // DJ: Liquid DJs // Officiant: Rabbi Lorainne Ruddenberg // All images by Minerva Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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