Viceroy Palm Springs Destination Wedding

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Karie and Joe hosted their destination wedding at the swanky Viceroy Palm Springs in Southern California.  They opted for a November wedding date – the perfect time of year for the desert region when the weather is just right, and not too hot.  We asked the darling couple how they selected the location.  “We were looking for a modern, comfortable venue at which we would be the only wedding on site the day of our wedding. It was important for us to find a contemporary venue to match our personalities.  We were also looking for something different from recent friends’ weddings that we had attended (urban, beach, Mexico, golf club, etc.) We fell in love with the Viceroy Palm Springs the moment we entered the hotel. It is this old 50’s motor lodge in the desert, which has been completely updated and redecorated to reflect the modern, chic ambiance of its clientele. The Viceroy is adorned in black, white and lemon yellow décor.  Yellow being my favorite color and the chosen color for our wedding, I knew the Viceroy would be a perfect fit.”

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This couple started their destination wedding journey with a very special proposal!  “My husband Joe proposed to me at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, CA, over looking the beautiful Pacific Ocean.  He had reserved a suite at the resort for the night.  Dozens of yellow and red roses, lit candles and champagne for toasting adorned the hotel suite. The next morning, Joe surprised me with a family brunch at the Ritz Carlton in Marina Del Rey, CA. My parents, brothers, sisters and their spouses were there to celebrate with us.  Later that evening, the celebration continued as we flew to Kansas City, KS to visit Joe’s family.  It was one of the most wonderful, memorable times of our lives and the beginning of our lives together.”

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“The ring in the bride’s bouquet was my grandmother’s ring; she passed away a few years back.  Since my grandmother couldn’t be with us at the wedding, the ring represented my something old and made us feel as though she was there with us on our special day.  The colored jewels within the ring are the birthstones of each of my family members.”

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“During the unity celebration in our ceremony, we exchanged red, long stem roses instead of lighting a unity candle.  The red roses symbolized our love for each other.  Whenever things get tough, we’re supposed to give one another a red, long stem rose as an expression of our love for each other.”  Love this idea!!

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When it came time to design their day, not only were their favorite things incorporated but the style of the property was important too.  “We originally wanted yellow to be the main color for our wedding.   Although, since we were marrying in November and I was having a hard time conceptualizing yellow as our main color since it is traditionally a spring/summer color.  After toying with many color options, I stumbled upon a photo shoot online of a wedding styled in yellow, raspberry and navy blue.  I loved the color combination and thought it would be a great solution to my problem. It allowed us to incorporate the rich fall colors of navy & raspberry into our wedding and still use yellow accents to match the hotel’s color scheme.”  

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 “Once the colors were selected, I knew I wanted tablecloths with a design.  We settled on a navy blue runner with a white chain-link pattern.  The chain link pattern became the overall symbol for our wedding.  We incorporated the design into our invitations, programs, seating chart and wedding cake.”

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“We loved our square lemon yellow wedding cake with the chain link design.”

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And, like their his and hers chairs, the couple had a “thank you” sign to round out the night and snap a pic for a thanks to be sent later to their loved ones.

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Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Hoffmann Photographer

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Location: Viceroy Palm Springs, Wedding Coordinator: Joie De Vivre Weddings & Events, Makeup: Maja Janjic at MAC, Hair: Ashley, Band: New Sensations, Florist: Artisan Flora, Officiant: Bishop Brian Delvaux