Palm Springs style meets European wedding influence in this retro pink shoot with romantic Spanish touches! This stunning collaboration between Lily Tapia Photography and Kiss & Say I Do Events combined playful Mid-Century Modern aesthetics with current boho trends for a fabulous and intimate celebration! The clean and modern style of the Whimsy Pasadena venue allowed this team ample opportunity to get creative, blending Southern California trends with European wedding style to create an unforgettable event!
Retro Pink and Gold for a Palm Springs Style wedding
Prepare for retro pink fabulousness, shot through with glamorous gold details and airy neutrals! The gold brush lettered invitations added swashes of warm pink and ribboned details to create a stunning suite that hinted at the playful style to come!
Brides looking for a unique and stylish gown for their wedding day should absolutely meet Amanda James! A simple white silk slip dress became the perfect canvas for a regal bridal cape with embroidered floral appliqué. The glamorous cover up echoed the intricate detailing on a lace mantilla veil, infusing Spanish romance to marry European charm with the Palm Springs style of this shoot!
The bride wasn’t the only one who took on non-traditional wedding style; the groom got in on the personal wedding date attire with this stunning gold velvet suit jacket from Friar Tux! Pairing it with a black vest and polka dot bow tie infused fresh style into a classic suit look!
The airy event space at Whimsy Pasadena offered a stunning blank canvas for this team to get creative for the wedding ceremony! With an intimate celebration becoming a must, the focus was rightfully on the couple and the altar piece. To create a stunning backdrop for unforgettable vows, Kiss & Say I Do Events and Aquarela Gifts & Flowers designed a pallet backdrop to add the warmth of wood and rustic charm. Fan arrangements of preserved palm fronds, pampas grass, and dusty pink flowers tied in with the rich neutrals of the gorgeous ceremony decor.
La Pinata Rentals dressed the table with ivory linens and warm gold decor, from the gold bead chargers to the flatware. Hemstitch linen napkins added lovely texture alongside the Depression pink glassware and beaded vases.
Signs of Our Lives embraced the retro pink details and Palm Springs style for custom acrylic table numbers with splashes of watercolor and gold details.
How stunning is this embroidered lace dress! Another gown that brought Spanish influence to the Palm Springs style of the wedding, this effortlessly romantic lace A-line dress featured full puffed sleeves – that can detach!
Need a personal touch? This custom pink leather jacket was personalized with calligraphy ‘Married AF!’ letting on the back!
Time for dessert! The vintage sideboard dessert display was set with an Earl Grey cake with vanilla buttercream by FinaLee Floral Cakes, alongside strawberry cupcakes with strawberry compote and mini chocolate tarts topped with pistachio, peanut butter, and hazelnut. The painted cake was decorated in a palette knife technique to add texture to the pink buttercream and flower topper!
Craft cocktails are not only a fun treat for guests, but these chic drinks managed to perfectly fit the color palette! They offered their favorite flavors in a HIS Cocktail made with whiskey, fig, honey, cinnamon, lemon, and sage. The HERS Cocktail had gin, raspberry, lemon, rose water, and egg white to create a beautiful ombre drink, and the THEIRS Cocktail was made with tequila, grapefruit, lime, cane syrup, and salt. Cheers!
Time to cool off! In a fun twist on a popsicle display, these rich paletas in coconut and strawberry were served from a retro turquoise cart by Paleta Please to add to the fun Mid-Century vibe and Palm Springs style of the shoot!
Golden hour photos on the rooftop took in the skyline of Pasadena and the rich golden light of summer for a magical portrait session!
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Photography: Lily Tapia Photography
Videography: Miguel Garcia Studios
Southern California Venue: Whimsy Pasadena
Event Planning and Design: Kiss & Say I Do Events
Floral Design: Aquarela Gifts & Flowers
Wedding Cake: FinaLee Floral Cakes
Paleta Cart: Paleta Please
Wedding Dresses: Amanda James
Groom’s Gold Velvet Suit: Friar Tux
Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Jewelry: Simply Artrageous
Hair Styling and Makeup Artist: Red Lipstick Makeup Studio
Tabletop Rentals & Chairs: La Pinata Rentals
Lounge Furniture Rentals: Nineteen 27 Vintage
Calligraphy & Signage: Signs of Our Lives
Craft Cocktails: LA Speakeasy
Stationery Design: Alibombo
Bride & Groom: Vanessa Thomé & Alexandre Lourenço Lima