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It Doesn’t Get More Pretty in Pink Than This Palm Springs Hotel Wedding

Ashley and Evan hold some bragging rights not many married couples do: They’re high school sweethearts. “I can now openly say I’ve been obsessed with him since we were 15 and 17, both with braces and questionable haircuts,” Ashley jests. After 15 years together—through college, living overseas, starting careers, and adopting two dogs—Evan asked Ashley to be his forever partner while island-hopping in Hawai‘i.

Their weekend-long wedding celebration at Avalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs was “the ultimate backyard party, not too pretentious, not too serious, just very fun and inclusive,” Ashley says. “We wanted the wedding to feel like us—nontraditional, nonstuffy, nondramatic.”

Exhibits A and B: The groom’s sister was the officiant and dinner was served family style at communal tables. Nontraditional but yes dramatic: the dance party that ended with the groom ripping off his shirt and losing every single button, just like the Incredible Hulk. Hey—as the bride puts it, “Evan and I love a good party!”

Bride with her bridesmaids, who are in dresses of varying shades of pink - Palm Springs hotel wedding Light pink modern wedding stationery is adorned with photos of palm trees The groom in a maroon tuxedo drinks beer with his groomsmen The bride wears a shear dress with white floral elementsThe ceremony site is decked out with white chairs. Two tall palm trees are in the background The bride and groom kisses as they leave the ceremony The bride and groom walk together down a street in Palm Springs The couple and their wedding party is caught in a candid moment with the mountains of Palm Springs in the background

What Matters

“Remember, it’s about the people. Don’t let the unimportant details taint the experience for you—the font style on the handmade maraca gift favors will not change how you feel on your wedding day, I promise.”

Long tables are decorated for the reception The reception place setting includes desert greenery and pink elements A four-tiered modern wedding cake sits atop a geometric stand The couple embraces in front of a neon sign of their last name

Budget

$80,001+

Their Talented Team

Venue: Avalon Hotel & Bungalows
Photography: Ryan Horban
Cake: Laura Marie’s
Catering: Avalon Hotel & Bungalows
Entertainment: DJ Chris Paul
Florals & Linens: Arrangements Floral + Party Design
Hair & Makeup: Elwynn + Cass
Paper: Meldeen
Planning: Michelle Garibay Events
Sweets: The Churro Cart
Videography: Shark Pig Weddings

 

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