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These High School Sweethearts (And Parents!) Brought the Party to Palm Springs

Whoever has questioned whether parents can party has never met Nicole and Jimmy.

These high school sweethearts, with a three-year-old and 15 years together already behind them, decided to say “I do” in front of 162 of their closest family and friends at the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs.

The big day was a perfect balance of the bride and groom’s personalities.

Exhibit A: Jimmy is a professional skateboarder, so they created a “skate to your seat” seating chart, with guests’ names written on miniature skateboards.

Exhibit B: Nicole was as stylish as can be (she used to work at Anthropologie), and she’s also a wedding planner herself. “All of the details had meaning,” she says. “I wanted to design it from the heart and have it represent our lives. I chose a pop of yellow to have a happy color for a happy day.”

Indeed, everyone was all smiles. The first dance ended with guests clapping and dancing alongside the newlyweds, and, after the father-daughter dance, the bride shot dollar bills across the crowd with a money gun.

Finally, when “Buy U a Drank” by T-Pain blasted through the speakers, in lieu of a Champagne toast, Nicole and Jimmy passed shots around the room. “The goal was to have guests leaving saying, ‘Ain’t no party like a Jimmy and Nicole party,’” the Mrs. reflects. “And that we accomplished.”

We’ll raise a shot glass to that!

Love & Skateboards

The groom and five of his groomsmen are professional skateboarders, so it was only right to have a skateboarding photoshoot in their tuxes.


$40,001 – $60,000

Their Talented Team

Cake & Catering: Ace Hotel & Swim Club
Coordination: Nicole Manalo, Nicole Manalo Events
Dress: Wtoo by Watters, BHLDN (ceremony), Fame & Partners (reception jumpsuit)
Entertainment: Love Rockers
Florals: Moments in Bloom
Hair & Makeup: Love P Beauty
Jewelry: Anthropologie (hair accessories), Mejuri (earrings)
Paper: Love P Design (calligraphy), Minted (invites), Unmeasured Events (signage)
Photo Booth: Pixster
Photography: Alexis Ralston Photography
Rentals: The Chiavari Guys
Ribbons: Tono + co
Rings: Kasia Jewelry (hers), Robbins Brothers (his)
Suits: Friar Tux
Videography: Kappel Imagery
Venue: Ace Hotel & Swim Club

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