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The Parker Palm Springs wedding: Shira + Peter

August 28, 2015
Confetti send off

This wedding sums up why Palm Springs is suuuch a good wedding locale. It’s the ultimate destination without having to leave the country, or like S + P, the state. Then, for those who want to get fancy and throw an epic party, there couldn’t be a better spot for both. Growing up vacationing to the area, these two knew all this already. Enter Leah McCormick behind the camera + Hello Gem on design and florals and you’ve got yourself all the best things about the desert rolled into one.

Vera Wang wedding dress Wedding rings Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes

We both like to wear black tie randomly on a Tuesday night and loved that we could do that at this venue with its classic old Hollywood feel. The adult summer camp feel allowed for all the weekend festivities we had in mind and the simple old Hollywood elegance was exactly the vibe we were hoping to create. Our music for our ceremony and cocktail hour was all 50s and 60s music and it was important that we always have live music playing to create the mood.

Summer wedding bouquet Bridesmaids portrait

Blush pink bridesmaid dress, FTW! Shop styles below.

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Gahh! Hello Gem, those geniuses. Some of the flowers here + in the bouquets: ranunculus, garden roses, peonies, anemones, poppies, and succulents. Peter had an orange citrus as his boutonnière to rep their college too.

Palm Springs wedding ceremony Outdoor wedding portrait Wedding dog Escort card display Escort card display Summer wedding florals Photography table numbers

Their table numbers were Palm Springs celebs, but they kept one honoring Shira’s grandfather who considered himself the ultimate Palm Springs celebrity. Fun!

Whimsical place cards Signature drinks Palm Springs wedding reception Summer wedding florals Wedding cake

Shira says, Walking down the aisle I expected to be very nervous and all I felt was joy. Even though Peter and I had taken our photos before the wedding, I felt the most immense joy in that moment and couldn’t help dancing down the aisle towards Peter with my mom. While our song choice (Today I Met The Boy I Am Going To Marry” by Darlene Love) was not traditional it really played into old school Palm Springs vibe we were going for. I don’t think I have ever smiled so much in my life as in that moment.

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Cheers to the happy couple!

Pop over to Shira’s Pinterest wedding board for more.

Photographer: Leah McCormick / Venue & Catering: The Parker Parker Palm Springs / Event Design & Florals: Hello Gem / Hair & Makeup: Nicole Deanne / Invitations: Gigi Jack / Dessert Table: Sugarfina Sweets / Cake: Over The Rainbow Desserts / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Band: Karizma de Bois Entertainment / Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang ‘Hannah’/ Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Veil: Handmade by bride’s great grandmother & passed down / Engagement Ring & Diamond Bracelet: Roberto Coin / Diamond Necklace: Bride’s Mom’s / Groom’s Suit: Ike Behar / Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo / Tie: Vineyard Vines / Watch: Cartier / Groomsmen Bowties & Socks: Vineyard Vines