Spanish style Palm Springs wedding: Maggie + Matthew
You guys. This wedding. We’re smiling just thinking about it. One of our fave things about Maggie + Matthew is that they didn’t feel compelled to follow tradition just ‘cause. Their style is eclectic, so they wanted their day to be too. Maggie wore a Free People dress, their wedding party went with their own style, and they chose Allie Lindsey to capture all sweet moments.
Maggie didn’t have much luck in traditional wedding dress shops (and wasn’t into those SF prices!), so her MOH found her the Belle of the Ball maxi. If it looks familiar, you might be remembering it from our wedding dresses under $500 post.
Casa Cody Inn is the oldest hotel in Palm Springs, and much more laid back feeling than some of the newer hotels there. We discovered it when we were biking by and saw the secluded gardens and two quaint pools hidden behind all the bougainvillea, took a peek, and decided it was the place for us. All 30 rooms on the property were occupied by our friends and family (115 guests), and from Friday night’s outdoor movie to Saturday and Sunday’s epic breakfasts at the pool, and of course the wedding itself, it was a great venue!
Maggie’s bouquet recipe by David Rohr Studios: craspedia, blue thistle, ranunculus, scabiosa pods, white lisianthus, succulents, coral roses, and wild blooms
(If you love this bouquet, you’ll love her Pinterest board.)
Aisle: live guitar playing Iron & Wine’s Naked As We Came
1st Dance: In My Life by The Beatles
Once they saw that Allie Lindsey understood their vision for nontraditional photos, they were sold. Naturally that meant incorporating a few giant pool floats.
Planning tips, c/o our bride… It was helpful to focus on just one category at a time, talk to 3+ different vendors, make a decision, then move on to the next decision. I was also given the tip that there is definitely a busy season to wedding planning, which is after Christmas & New Years (when everyone gets engaged)! So if you can book some vendors by December, you’re ahead of the curve.
Another tip: don’t buckle to traditions that you don’t care about. We did our save-the-date on Paperless Post. We skipped assigned seats and went for tables of all sizes where people could grab small plates at different action stations, then sit or stand with whomever they’d like, before going back for different food at another station! I think this saved us a lot of headache.
Congrats, M + M!
Photographer: Allie Lindsey Photography / Venue: Casa Cody Inn / Planner: Tealight Events / Florist: David Rohr Studios / Hair & Makeup: Chelsea Nicole / Invitations: Printed from Paperless Post / Cake: Over The Rainbow / Catering: F10 Creative / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Bride’s Dress: Free People ‘Belle of the Ball’ / Shoes: Lucky / Juliet Cap Veil: Mignonne Handmade / Rings: Vintage + GoldSmack / Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG, Anthropologie, BB Dakota / Groom’s Suit: Saks Fifth Avenue / Shoes: Cole Haan / Ties: The Tie Bar