One of the most cherished things about being a Wedding Planner is that it weaves people in and out of your life in so many different capacities. Like a breath of fresh air, reconnecting with people from your childhood to be asked to plan on of the most special times in their lives is what makes long weekends, late nights and caffeine addictions, worth every second of lost sleep.
Lucky for me, one of my dearest friends asked me to be her Wedding Planner and to say it is a memory I hold close to me would be an understatement. It’s almost as though this nostalgic feeling of wanting to pause these moments in time because you immediately have flashbacks of experiences you went through together (heartbreak, being single, falling in and out of love, traveling) when it was just us. Being silly and weird (OK, we’re definitely still both of those), with minimal responsibilities to now have a partner, children, and the start to a new chapter, there definitely comes feelings of loss, yet the reality is actually a gain. I gained her husband as a friend and her stepchildren as people I will be there for whenever I can or am needed.
Lauren and Billy wed at one of the most iconic destinations in Palm Springs; The Parker. Filled with it’s perfectly curated mid-century modern inspired interiors, their wedding weekend was nothing short of a true tribute to a great party in the desert.
Unexpectedly due to family health concerns, we were given two months (yes, two) to plan, design and execute their destination wedding and from beginning to end, the adrenaline is indescribable.
Beautifully captured by Callaway Gable, Lauren’s chic, old Hollywood style look paired with Billy’s perfectly tailored custom suit in a vibrant blue radiated everything Palm Springs encompasses: color! With tropical floral designs by Modern Bouquet and cafe lighting over a checkered dance floor by Signature Party, it was a night to remember and it didn’t just end on that dance floor.
The after party, hosted at Gene Autry House went well into the early morning hours and it was a February in the desert we will never forget!