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Something Blue: Kristie & Will’s Palm Springs Wedding

plunge back white lace dress

Nurse-practitioner Kristina Grubb, 28, and William Strong, 36, who works in commercial real estate, went on their first date in July 2014, and immediately kissed their single days goodbye. Will wrote his proposal in the sand at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, and the Encinitas couple chose a Palm Springs destination wedding, saying “I do” at the Smoke Tree Ranch, which has been a big part of Will’s family traditions for more than 50 years. Each of their 185 guests took home a personalized bottle of vino from a family member’s Santa Ynez winery, and the happy couple took off to Greece for the honeymoon of a lifetime.

smiling couple holding hands

bridesmaids in neutral toned dresses with bride

gray suit with navy tie opposite navy suit with gray tie

table centerpiece with white florals and eucalyptus leaves

White florals were complemented by eucalyptus leaves, enhancing the event’s neutral palette and letting the Palm Springs setting shine.

blue glasses and vases with white flowers

“I love neutrals and whites,” Kristina says. “The desert palette did not need much else, so we went with that. We added a touch of navy, since it’s Will’s favorite color!”

bride in rhinestone strap dress walking with groom in navy blue suit

“My dress, by Katie May, was so fun to wear. I added my own touch with some rhinestone straps,” Kristina says.

couple dancing at twilight

Their Talented Team:

Coordination: Events Department 
Photography: Paul Barnett Photography
Ceremony, Reception, and Catering: 
Smoke Tree Ranch 
The David Rohr Floral Studio
Musician: Lucky Devils Band
Dress: Katie May and The Dress Theory 
Shoes: Badgley Mischka 
Cake/Dessert: Exquisite Desserts 
Hair: Kristen Anderson 
Makeup: Tiffany Briggs
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals

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