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Weekend Palm Springs Wedding Under a Canopy of Lights


Jewel toned flower wall

Zack and Margo wanted to keep their dreamy destination wedding close to home, so they chose the Avalon Hotel in Palm Springs to host their weekend celebration, and it was pure magic! COJ Events transformed the space into a romantic Italian garden filled with jewel toned florals under a sparkling canopy of lights.

Let's face it, we’re in love with every last detail from this magical day, including the mismatched black bridesmaid dresses! See it all for yourself first hand in the full gallery for more candid moments from Mi Belle Photographers.

Jewel toned wedding invitation

First look cutiesSo happy!

Destination Palm Springs

From the bride: We visited all sorts of hotels and estates in Palm Springs, and the Avalon Hotel fit. We loved how we could dance outside, and there was also a place where we could party inside after the 10pm music curfew kicked in. The Avalon also allowed us to buyout the whole hotel such that each hotel guest would be a wedding guest. We loved the idea of our guests walking outside of their rooms and mingling with other guests, and everyone hanging at the pool together during the day. We ended up having a pool party on Friday afternoon, rehearsal dinner on Friday night, and wedding Saturday evening which all of the guests were invited to and attended.

Soft peachy pink bouquet

Bridesmaids in mismatched black dresses

Love these mismatched tea length bridesmaid dresses

Simple and chic bridesmaid bouquet

Weekend wedding in Palm Springs

Our dream of making a true weekend out of the wedding absolutely came true. I had a specific vision for the wedding as far as the overall aesthetic and feel. COJ Events recommended ideas, vendors and made it all happen. They told us what would work well and what wouldn’t, and helped us craft the perfect weekend. Most importantly, the execution that COJ accomplished the weekend of the wedding was impeccable.

Looking classic in blackFun groomsmen photo

Chic wedding party in blackModern single flower boutonniere

beautiful and classic wedding

modern wall backdropBeautiful jewel tone wedding

Fun wedding sign

Italian garden theme

Zack and I travelled to Italy for two weeks the summer before the wedding. That trip totally inspired the Italian garden theme. For the flowers, I wanted pinks, purples, blues, white, all mixed with a ton of green. Since the ceremony and rest of the party would all be after sundown, we wanted candles everywhere. We used the same Italian garden theme on our save the dates, invitations, and signage at the wedding weekend itself.

Ceremony drink stationFloral backdrop wall

Twinkle lights for a nighttime ceremonyCute floating candle vases Floral arch with bistro lights

How sparkly is this ceremony!!

Ceremony detailsSilver cups for the bride and groom

Bistro light receptionHappily married!

Under a canopy of lights

We tried to keep the romantic Italian garden feel throughout by including a canopy of lights, and multiple structures with florals hanging off. We also had a flower wall with the same floral theme continued! The rehearsal dinner set the tone where we had so many flowers on the table that the food had to be passed around! We also included marble table numbers that I was absolutely obsessed with, and name cards in the form of tags attached to everyone’s wine glasses.

Black and white dance floor

Dance flip flops

Simple yet elegant centerpiece with candles and florals

Pool with floating candles

Sparkly receptionWowza! This reception sparkles

First dance love

Take it all in

We continued the marble aesthetic at the wedding with marble signs for all of the hors’douvres and appetizer stations. It was all so beautiful. My favorite part of the wedding day was standing under the chuppah during the ceremony, I looked out and saw all of our friends and family watching us. I took it all in, and that set the tone for the rest of the night. I just wanted to enjoy myself, enjoy the night with Zack, and take it all in.

Dessert tableChocolate drizzle cakeMarble dessert table sign

Yummy chocolate drizzle cake

Twinkle light filled reception

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