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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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Chic Urban Engagement Session in San Francisco

Sorry for the posting delay this week… everyone in my household has been battling a nasty virus. Yuck.

I would much rather think of lovely summer days and beautiful locations, that is where today’s engagement feature comes in. Captured by Jay Tsai Photography, Cheryl and Terrance showcased all that San Francisco has to offer in their summer session. From the ornate and elegant City Hall to the picturesque skyline views atop Potrero Hill, this session is loaded with stunning scenery!

All images by Jay Tsai Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Sweet Ice Cream Parlor Engagement Session in California

This engagement session is so sweet; no pun intended. Captured by Ashley Tingley Photography, Sara and Everson began their summer engagement session at an ice cream parlor, one of their favorite date locations in downtown Pasadena, California. I love this couple’s style, from Everson’s dapper bow tie and suspenders to Sara’s bold black and white striped dress!

All images by Ashley Tingley Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

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