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Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

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Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Allie and Pete were set for a destination wedding in Palm Springs. However, due to Covid, of course their travel and wedding plans become derailed. Determined not to let Covid stop them from marrying, they along with their wedding planner, created a Palm Springs-esque elopement on their wedding date in their hometown within Virginia. 

The bright, vibrant colors Allie loves so much made an appearance, along with using some elements from their originally planned day, like the table linen and stationery and menus. Enlisting a local florist to create florals in their bright and cheery color scheme, she incorporated roses, peonies, dahlias, dried palmetto, bunny tails, and pampas grass, along with Allie's favorite flowers, butterfly and peach ranunculus and free spirit roses. With Allie's best friend and maid of honor serving as officiant, they were thrilled to wed and celebrate their love!

Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos by Alicia Lacey PhotographySRS Events planned every detail, Eight Tree Street Floral Design created all of the amazing florals and Leah Letters and Wild Hearts Design Co created the stationery for this cheery day at Little Oatlands. You can see all the images in the full gallery and read on to hear more of this wedding and love story from SRS Events.

The details


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

We love the soft yet sophisticated paper goods that Leah Letters and Wild Hearts Design Co created for this ode to Palm Springs micro wedding.

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Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Allie and Pete met during the coldest stretch of winter in 2015 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. They were both living in Salisbury, and although they both had graduated from Salisbury University a few years prior, their paths had never crossed before. That winter and into the spring they would occasionally run into each other while out with friends, both sensing that there was a spark between them. 
The Dress and Flowers


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Allie wore the Eden Gown by Revelry which is oh so perfect for a micro wedding. Eight Tree Street Floral Design created the all colorful and cheery bouquets, boutonnieres, ceremony and centerpiece florals. 

If you love this bouquet, here are all the florals used: butterfly ranunculus, peach/salmon ranunculus, majolika spray roses, locally grown Shasta Daisies and white scabiosa and Baptisia, High and orange orange roses, Free spirit roses, playa blanca roses, local dahlias in orange, cut dried Palmetto leaves, bleached Italian ruscus, Bunny tails, pampas grass, white peonies, white snapdragons and yellow parrot tulips.


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia


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Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

When Pete finally mustered up the courage to ask Allie out, they went on their first date on the Friday leading up to Memorial Day Weekend. The new couple was smitten, and didn’t want to leave each other’s side, so they spent the rest of the holiday weekend together in Ocean City. After a few more weeks of dating and getting to know one another Pete officially asked Allie to be his girlfriend on June 24, 2015, and before they knew it their summer love was blossoming into a forever love. Three years later, a new chapter began, as Pete got down on one knee in Sedona, Arizona and proposed to Allie.


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

The Ceremony

Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

The couple had a very intimate ceremony with parents and her maid of honor served as officiant. The actual setting for the ceremony in and of itself was stunning with a private gazebo set in the woods.


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Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

The Tablescapes

Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

The tablescape was inspired by the perfect coral linen that was planned for their original reception. Shades of coral also surfaced in the place settings, candles, and amber glassware. The menus incorporated a flamingo as another nod to Palm Springs.


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

If you love this tabelascape, here are all the florals used: peonies, locally grown orange dahlias, whtie scabiosa and shasta daisy, white playa blanca/Escimo and Vendella roses, bleached Italian ruscus, cut palmetto leaves, Bali spray roses in peach.Boutonniere has: heuchera/coral bells leaves, locally grown scabiosa flowers/pods and dahlias, salmon ranunculus and bleached Italian ruscus.


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Signature Cocktail


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

The couple chose  a Rosé Margarita as their signature cocktail. It has simple syrup, lime juice, tequila and rose, garnished with a lime, and plenty of rose and champagne. Easy and refreshing!

Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in VirginiaPalm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia


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Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

The Cake


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

The cake was terracotta color in style with accents of the wedding flowers by Signature Sweets by Amanda. The inside was funfetti flavored, the bride and groom's favorite.


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Vintage Photobooth


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

The couple loved their vintage camper photobooth that served as a fun element during the reception and photo memories from their special day.


Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

Palm-Springs-Esque Elopement in Virginia

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