If you’re all about weddings that really prove that a couple can stay true to their style, give guests an incredible experience, and break all the rules, you’re in for a real treat today. Even better if the idea of a “western cowboy meets bohemian desert chic” vibe is up your alley, as that’s what creatives K + L enlisted Courtney of After the Engagement to help them accomplish at the Inn at the Ruin & Parker Palm Springs. And all the photos Jasmine of Let’s Frolic Together shared of that Naeem Khan dress? Way, way too good to pass up!
Brides-to-be, if you’re toying with the idea of an alternative wedding dress, consider this your sign. Just magic.
Jasmine and Courtney’s take on the day… These two creatives were so inspired by the desert and knew it was the perfect place to unite their lives while rallying all their favorite people. K&L had guest experience at the forefront of their mind from the beginning, and were really looking forward to giving everyone a night to remember. After an adventure in the Joshua Tree area some time back, they’d ended up literally stumbling upon the magic of the Inn at the Ruin, which they ultimately chose as their ceremony and dinner site; the venue really feels like you just pulled over on the side of the road with the magic of the high desert behind you. It features the ruined remains of an old desert homestead, but was brought back to life beautifully with additional new architectural features to die for.
They made their home base in Palm Springs at the classic Parker Meridien. Guests were bussed in from the Parker straight into the desert, and were welcomed by a mariachi ensemble, and a Sam Elliot-esque officiant in full cowboy hat and suit as the desert sun sunk low in the sky. Then out wandered our incredibly glamorous couple.
OK, you have to hear a bit more about this dress, right? Our bride opted for the most incredible red and coral crochet dress by Naeem Khan and paired it with a veil she dyed red herself. *Jaws dropped over here!*
Surrounded by desert boulders and so much support, they said their I-dos. After a ceremony full of laughter and love, guests were serenaded by the mariachis as everyone walked to cocktail hour amidst the ruins and desert brush, enjoying tray passed bites by the always incredible Miho Catering Co and signature cocktails by Barcon. Homestyle dinner was served family style under the house-shaped structure while the stars above and market lights twinkled, and a string quartet played.
They had dinner and an impromptu performance by friends, and then guests were shuttled back to the Parker for a wild dance party and late night snacks of ice cream and tacos.
See more from K + L’s wedding in our gallery below!
Talk about a memorable day. Congrats to the happy couple!
Photography: Let’s Frolic Together / Venues: Inn at the Ruin & Parker Palm Springs / Planner: Courtney Tibbets of After the Engagement / Florals: Zeineb Huizinga of The Lavender Rose / Hair & Makeup: Kacee Geoffroy Hair & Makeup / Signage: Heaven or Las Vegas & Dixie On Dallas / Caterer: MIHO Gastrotruck / Bartending: Barcon / Music: DJ Matt Phipps of Choice Entertainment, The Ocdamia Strings, & Mariachi Los Palmeros / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals & Planks & Patina / Lighting: San Diego Socialights / Photobooth: Union Booth / Dress: Naeem Khan