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Rose quartz + serenity color wedding: Tara + Ian

August 2, 2016
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After all the vibrant, summery colors popping up on the blog lately (scroll right on through our homepage if you’ve missed ‘em), seeing Tara + Ian’s wedding design by Hello Gem Events reminded us just how gorg soft, neutral colors can be. Their simple, romantic style (with a few bohemian accents, which we instantly fell for) totally came through on the big day. And when your venue is as naturally stunning as Casa de Monte Vista in Palm Springs, the dusty pastels and simple details look somehow even dreamier… Thanks to Jenn Emerling for sending these photos our way!

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A few words from the team… Tara and Ian wanted a relaxed outdoor dinner party (100 guests), so Casa de Monte Vista was the perfect location to host the intimate celebration. It was casual, yet elegant and hip. We wanted to incorporate modern elements that reflect the couple while working with the venue’s old Spanish architecture and lush landscape. We wanted a soft, romantic, colorful palette that still was fun and unexpected, and were also inspired by Pantone’s colors of the year.

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Tara’s bouquet recipe: king white protea, scabiosa, brasilia berries, peonies, garden roses, acacia, ranunculus

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Pantone should always have two colors of the year, don’t you think? Hello Gem Events paired the soft hues with king white protea in modern vases across the farmhouse tables.

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Tara walked down the aisle to Going To California and they had their first dance to Fallen by Mariachi El Bronx.

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About their fave memories, Tara says, The two hummingbirds that flew over us during the ceremony was pretty amazing as well as the moment with just Ian and I taking it all in before walking into the reception. Everything went so smoothly we did not have any hurdles, Hello Gem Events provided such ease in all the planning!


Photographer: Jenn Emerling / Venue: Casa de Monte Vista in Palm Springs, CA / Planning, Design, Floral, & Paper Goods: Hello Gem Events / Hair & Makeup: 10.11 Makeup / Cake: Over The Rainbow / Catering: Katherine King Special Events / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / DJ: Dart DJ / Bride’s Dress: Sarah Seven from Lovely Bride LA / Shoes: Topshop / Booties: Matisse / Flower Crown: Hello Gem Events / Engagement & Wedding Bands: Kathryn Bentley / Bridesmaid: Abercrombie & Fitch / Groom’s Suit, Shoes, & Accessories: The Black Tux / Shoes: The Black Tux / Bridesman, Groomsmen, & Ring Bearer Attire: J. Crew / Flower Girls’ Dresses: Zara