Palm Desert wedding: Nicole + Chris
Whoa… now that’s a bouquet! And one that totally gives off the bohemian, overgrown vibe bride Nicole told us about. She and Chris based their entire wedding design off of the beauty of the Palm Desert, where Nicole is originally from. That meant pinks, blues, creams, and light greens throughout. With the help of Bustle Events + photography by Joielala their desert vision was brought to life.
Nicole’s massive Siren Floral Co. bouquet featured succulents, protea, air plants, roses, & bougainvillea.
And the dress… A Monique Lhuillier two piece with a lace bustier and full silk/organza/tulle skirt with asymmetrical bustling in the back.
A drop-dead-gorgeous reception scene, for sure.
Chris and I both agreed that our first priority was that the venue had to be outdoors. We also liked La Quinta because we live in Brooklyn and have so many out of town guests traveling (about 150 from out of town); therefore, you are able to be at the resort and literally never leave. No driving and lots to do. We had a pool party in our suite on Friday. Chris loves tennis and played tennis with his groomsmen on the wedding day. We hosted several other events on the property including our rehearsal dinner, golf and brunch.
Nicole says having Bustle Events as a planner was so helpful during an 18-month engagement that could easily turn into constantly stressing about the details. She recommends having a planner or at least someone by your side on the day of to help it all go smoothly. Lastly, remember that this day is meaningful for you + your spouse’s families too!
Cheers guys! Check out Nicole’s Pinterest board for more… It’s seriously inspiring!
Photographer: Joielala / Ceremony Venue: Palm Desert Community Presbyterian Church / Reception Venue: La Quinta Resort / Wedding Planner & Design Assistance: Bustle Events / Floral: Siren Floral Co. / Hair: Jeffrey Alen / Makeup: Lauren Segala / Stationery & Paper: William Arthur at The Village Inscriber / Calligraphy: Julie Song / Dessert: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Ceremony Music: Plays Well with Others / Reception Music: Mariachis, Santiago Maldonado Reyna & The Greg Scott Band / Furniture: Found Rentals / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Bride’s Dress & Veil: Monique Lhuillier in NYC / Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo / Groom’s Suit: Custom / Cufflinks: Maria Frasca in Palm Desert, CA / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna August / Flower Girls’ Dresses: Janie and Jack