Ultimate wedding & party destination since 2009

Tropical bohemian Palm Springs wedding: Jessica + Patrick

July 11, 2016
Tropical bridal bouquet

We’re pretty smitten with this Palm Springs wedding featuring Refinery29’s Patrick and his bride Jessica, owner of the socially conscious Jewelry brand The Brave Collection. All the lovely details are highlighted beautifully thanks to Logan Cole’s editorial eye—all the shots below show just how elegant and warm the whole day was.

PS, don’t forget to check out The Brave Collection’s latest, the Compass collection, launching today! We’ve got a sweet little giveaway below that would be perfect for gifting to your ‘maids.

Katie May wedding dress Katie May wedding dress Palms Springs wedding Bridesmaids Bridesmaid gifts

A little peek at the cute bags her bridesmaids bracelets came in, but more on that below. Btw, these cute robes are from Silk & More on Etsy.

Palms Springs wedding Katie May wedding dress Honey & Poppies injected some tropical vibes with a bouquet of lotus seeds, jasmine, anthurium, hellebore, calathea, tuberose, fern, and phalaenopsis.

Tropical bridesmaid bouquet Tropical bridesmaid bouquet Tropical Palm Springs wedding

On choosing a photographer, Jessica says, We were essentially looking for a fashion photographer who could handle the logistics and nuances of shooting a wedding, and we definitely found that in Logan Cole. Logan and I met on a Skype call, and I immediately fell in love with him—his vibe was professional, polished, relaxed and fun. I wanted a photographer who I would enjoy having around me during this special day—someone with a calm energy who I would feel comfortable with having in my room while I was changing and getting ready, and I definitely felt that connection with Logan.

Tropical Palm Springs wedding Tropical Palm Springs wedding Tropical bridesmaid bouquet

Sweet note: One of her fave moments was the scent of jasmine in her bouquet + his boutonniere, which is now a lovely way for them to remember the day.

Tropical Palm Springs wedding Tropical Palm Springs wedding Tropical Palm Springs wedding

We fell in love with Casa de Monte Vista for its magnificent gardens, eclectic antique Moroccan furniture, dramatic and spiritual mountain backdrop to our ceremony lawn, and for the series of reveals our guests would be invited to discover as they moved counter clockwise around the property throughout the course of the evening. The house had so much natural character and the most gorgeous gardens, so we wanted to create a decor that gently supported the raw beauty of the space, without competing with it.

Appitizers Tropical Palm Springs wedding Tropical Palm Springs wedding Tropical Palm Springs wedding Tropical Palm Springs wedding

Such a pretty tablescape!

Tropical Palm Springs wedding Tropical Palm Springs wedding Tropical Palm Springs wedding

Another big focus of their wedding was embracing traditions and both of their families’ cultures and ancestors. While it meant merging all the elements into one, it was totally worth it. J tells it, I’m so glad we embraced our many traditions, it really made the celebrations so much more meaningful when we realized how these rituals connected us to thousands of people before us.

Jessica’s mom owns Peridot Fine Jewelry, where she snagged her special pieces for the big day (see credits below!). J also gifted her brides with custom bracelets from The Brave Collection.

Naturally she decided to launch the collection with the new Compass charm so that other brides could offer up the sentiment to their gals. Each comes with a signature card and pouch. Pop over to see ‘em and enter using the form below to win a set yourself! One Cakie will be chosen on Friday.

Wishing you the best, Jessica + Patrick!

Photographer: Logan Cole / Venue: Casa de Monte Vista / Planner: Beau & Arrow Events / Florist: Honey & Poppies / Hair: Diana Campos / Makeup: Rachel Pagan / Invitations & Paper Goods: Nightingale Handmade / Cake: Over the Rainbow Cupcakes & Desserts / Catering: Little Nelly / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / DJ: Dart DJ / Guest Book: Artifact Uprising / Officiant: Fran Chalin / Photobooth: PHHHOTO / Haiku Writers: The Haiku Guys / Transportation: Cardiff Limo / Accommodations: The Parker Palm Springs / Welcome Dinner: The Saguro / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Katie May / Jewelry: Peridot Fine Jewelry / Shoes: Stuart Weitzman / Engagement Ring: Mark Patterson / Wedding Bands: Cathy Waterman & Anne Sportun / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale / Bracelets: The Brave Collection / Mother of Bride: J Mendel / Robes: Silk & More / Groom’s Attire: Rothman’s / Groomsmen’s attire: Bonobos / Flower Girl: BHLDN