These lovely photos by Christina Frary at Matthew David Studios capture some moments at this bright, romantic Palm Springs wedding. We love the loose, wild yet feminine bouquet. Enjoy!
This past weekend the world lost iconic fashion designer Oscar De La Renta. The accolades and remembrances continue to roll in from fashion journalists and celebrities, and all share a common view of what made him a genius. His talent was in making sure the woman was the focus, not the dress.
How does that apply to weddings? Well simply put, as you plan make sure you’re the stars of the show: you and that wonderful person you’re marrying. Your ideas for details and décor are wonderful, but make sure that the look you and your florist create doesn’t overwhelm the most special, unique feature of the event – that’s your love and happiness! Like De La Renta’s beautiful gowns, the design should beautifully flatter, but not overtake you. After all, you’re what everyone’s come to see. Not the ice sculpture.
Live well and love well.
Taking the words of wedding experts with a grain of salt is the only way to survive. That said, there are some great wedding planning books out there full of sage advice. This is probably my favorite.
Emily Post’s Etiquette 18th Edition
This classic guide includes not only information on weddings, but on a myriad of social situations. Useful for the basics while planning the wedding, afterwards this becomes an invaluable resource for drafting thank you notes, how to address letters to local officials, what to wear to religious celebrations…it’s an incredible resource for any couple. The Post grandchildren carry Emily’s flag into the digital era, including email and social media issues. A must have!