The timing is perfect! I can’t think of a better wedding to celebrate our 200th blog posting. Karen and Chris married last month in Palm Springs. I’ve planned several events in the area, and each time I go back, I realize just how much I love the desert. It definitely reminds me of visiting my husband’s family in Scottsdale. But, I digress…

Karen and Chris are a laid-back couple that have a love of music and the outdoors. I believe their wedding was a beautiful representation of this. Simple, clean lines, with pops of color and succulents and moss highlighted their venue beautifully. This hotel is definitely worth checking out! Retro, fun and laid-back, Karen and Chris rented out the entire property for their closest friends and family to lounge for most of the wedding week. The cherry on top was a beautiful Saturday wedding reception, following a really touching ceremony at a private estate.

Chris designed all of the stationary for the wedding, and even included Palm Springs’ famous windmills (as seen in the third photo of this post). Dinner was not a sit-down affair, but was catered by a taco truck that had food made to order. Dessert was incredible, out of the box cupcakes (especially the ones with chocolate covered potato chips!). The signature drink was an Orangesicle, poured with fresh squeezed OJ by the Shake Bartending team. It was certainly much needed as temps topped 110 that day! I loved the challenge of picking spring-y, impactful florals that were modern and wouldn’t be affected by the heat.

Karen and Chris, thank you so much for having me and putting your trust in me. PS Is it incredible how flawless they look in the heat???

Vendors that made up this unique celebration:
Additional photos and a slideshow can be seen at!