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Palm Springs Wedding Photography : Alexis + Manuel {Viceroy Wedding : Part Four}

10.30.14  |  weddings

And, here is the final post of Alexis and Manuel's wedding coupled with some words from Alexis on the planning and some reflections.

Design Inspiration
"My other style co-conspirator was my mom, Heidi, who owns a fabric store in Las Vegas, Heddy's Fabrics (that was opened my grandmother in 1966!).  Mom had beautiful custom runners made with gold-accented trim for the tables and oodles of sheer, white drapes made for the ceremony backdrop and entryways.  We spray-painted a dozen or so accent vases and our table numbers gold to stand off the black table runners and rented gold flatware from Casa de Perrin to finish the look.  Joey Lizotte and his awesome team at Artisan Events (they handled all floral, lighting and day-of coordination) made everything come together with desert-sturdy arrangements of mostly white blooms with pops of fuchsia in the gold vases.  I'm sure about three people noticed all of this hard work and effort but when I saw the tables for the first time, my jaw dropped...it was so beautiful."

Reflections
"After so many months of planning, imagining and -- frankly -- worrying about our wedding day, everything was smooth, relaxed, happy and beautiful.  As everyone says, it goes by WAY too quickly.  I'll reiterate a familiar sentiment:  splurge on an awesome photographer (as we did!  Thanks, Natalie!!!) who gets your style and vibe and is a nice person.  The day rushes by so quickly that you NEED all those fantastic photos to remind you of every little detail: everyone's faces as they were on this day, the shine in your husbands eyes, the way you couldn't stop smiling (except for when you were crying like a baby...okay, maybe that one is just me).  Also, rather late in the process we decided to hire a videographer.  I really debated this one (do we really need this?  isn't it kind of self-indulgent?).  I am SO glad we decided to hire Marlor and his team.  I had no idea how much we (and our family and friends) would love our highlight video. My dad recently told me that whenever Manuel and I get in a fight, we should just watch our wedding video and it will fix everything.  Haha...thanks, Dad, the relationship guru!  (check our highlight video here: http://vimeo.com/91383683)"











































Check out Alexis and Manuel's first wedding post (Getting Ready and First Look) here.
Check out Alexis and Manuel's second wedding post (Ceremony and Friends/Family) here.
Check out Alexis and Manuel's third wedding post (Desert Portraits!!) here.

Venue/Catering - Viceroy Palm Springs
Venue/Catering - Viceroy Palm Springs
Photographer - Natalie Moser Photography
Videography - SceneEmotion Films
Invitations, Paper Goods, Gift Boxes and Details - Vellum & Vogue
Floral Design - Artisan Events
Day-of Coordination - Artisan Events
DJ - DJ Chris Paul
Hair/Makeup - Denise at Kelly Zhang
Gold Flatware Rental - Casa de Perrin
Exquisite Desserts (Samantha Ward)
Brides Dress - Monique Lluillier
Bridesmaid Dresses - Jenny Yoo
Little Girls Dresses (Hot Pink) - Coren Moore
Grooms Formalwear - Burberry Suit - Bloomingdale's
Bride's shoes- Jimmy Choo - Neiman Marcus
Wedding and Engagement Rings- Derco

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Palm Springs Wedding Photography : Alexis + Manuel {Viceroy Wedding : Part Three}

10.29.14  |  weddings








































Check out Alexis and Manuel's first wedding post (Getting Ready and First Look) here.
Check out Alexis and Manuel's second wedding post (Ceremony and Friends/Family) here.

Venue/Catering - Viceroy Palm Springs
Venue/Catering - Viceroy Palm Springs
Photographer - Natalie Moser Photography
Videography - SceneEmotion Films
Invitations, Paper Goods, Gift Boxes and Details - Vellum & Vogue
Floral Design - Artisan Events
Day-of Coordination - Artisan Events
DJ - DJ Chris Paul
Hair/Makeup - Denise at Kelly Zhang
Gold Flatware Rental - Casa de Perrin
Exquisite Desserts (Samantha Ward)
Brides Dress - Monique Lluillier
Bridesmaid Dresses - Jenny Yoo
Little Girls Dresses (Hot Pink) - Coren Moore
Grooms Formalwear - Burberry Suit - Bloomingdale's
Bride's shoes- Jimmy Choo - Neiman Marcus
Wedding and Engagement Rings- Derco

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Palm Springs Wedding Photography : Alexis + Manuel // Viceroy Wedding : Part Two}

10.28.14  |  weddings

Part two of Alexis and Manuel's wedding at the Viceroy Palm Springs features their touching ceremony and some fun group portraits. I loved Alexis's modern minimalist vibe that worked perfectly at the Viceroy. Here are some words from Alexis about the selection of their venue and the style and design inspiration for their wedding.

The Style (Design Inspiration)
"The beginning steps of the wedding-planning process were completely overwhelming to me. We adore San Francisco (our home) so we looked for venues in SF but nothing seemed to fit just right with our style, budget and "must-have" requirements.  I love the look of Palm Springs weddings and the predictability of the *perfect* fall weather there.  Since most of my family is in Las Vegas, most of Manuel's family is in the Bay Area and we have many friends in Southern California, we figured Palm Springs was an ideal "destination" wedding somewhere in the middle of it all. 

When we looked for venues in Palm Springs, the Viceroy just fit the bill.  The little boutique hotel is intimate, stylish, happy and fun...just as we hoped the wedding to be.  We fell in love with the cozy event spaces, the terracotta roofed bungalows and mature fruit trees all over the property.  The event staff there -- lead by the fantastic Olivia Prescott -- is super on top of everything, extremely helpful, thorough and professional.

I love bold, high-contrast, modern design. When scouring blogs for wedding inspiration I found tons of romantic, soft, rustic, truly gorgeous, enviable weddings...but that style just isn't me.  I went with what felt right -- mainly black and white with pops of fuchsia and gold.  I wanted everything to look simple and clean with a touch of whimsy and humor and fun." 















I just love the last one above. What I love about it... The relationship and emotions between Alexis and her dad got me. I love the way the three of their hands are all reaching out... for a final embrace before marriage, for a shoulder to welcome the man his daughter is going to marry, for the hand of his fiance. And I love how they're in the center of the frame, surrounded by people who love them.













You know you're in the era of the smart phone when the vows are contained there. Actually, it was really cute and Manuel's words moved Alexis to tears.











There's nothing like a confetti explosion as the couple walks back down the aisle!











What a great group.



The Brady Bunch set of images below were not my idea but the ever creative Alexis's. They had something like this on their wedding website and wanted to recreate it on the wedding day.



Stay tuned for Alexis and Manuel's desert portraits!



Check out Alexis and Manuel's first wedding post here.

Venue/Catering - Viceroy Palm Springs
Venue/Catering - Viceroy Palm Springs
Photographer - Natalie Moser Photography
Videography - SceneEmotion Films
Invitations, Paper Goods, Gift Boxes and Details - Vellum & Vogue
Floral Design - Artisan Events
Day-of Coordination - Artisan Events
DJ - DJ Chris Paul
Hair/Makeup - Denise at Kelly Zhang
Gold Flatware Rental - Casa de Perrin
Exquisite Desserts (Samantha Ward)
Brides Dress - Monique Lluillier
Bridesmaid Dresses - Jenny Yoo
Little Girls Dresses (Hot Pink) - Coren Moore
Grooms Formalwear - Burberry Suit - Bloomingdale's
Bride's shoes- Jimmy Choo - Neiman Marcus
Wedding and Engagement Rings- Derco

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Palm Springs Wedding Photography : Alexis + Manuel // Viceroy Wedding : Part One}

10.24.14  |  weddings

Today, on this very special day, I'd like to introduce the lovely couple, Alexis and Manuel. Their beautiful and heartfelt wedding at the Viceroy Palm Springs was perfect. These are two people that are meant for each other and I'm so happy that I was chosen to be their photographer. I'm a lucky girl.

This is the first of a few posts of their wedding. There was just too much love for me to share. I will also be including little notes from Alexis about her day in the blog posts so keep an eye out for that. She has lots of great advice and thoughts on the day and planning.

So, without further ado, welcome to the morning of the nuptials of this lovely couple. (See links to all of Alexis and Manuel's wedding vendors and resources at the bottom of this post).





From the bride about her beautifully designed and executed custom paper goods by Vellum and Vogue.

"One of my best friends in the whole world (and brides-matron), Krystal Morgens, happens to be the crazy-talented, co-owner of Vellum & Vogue -- a boutique design studio that specializes in luxury stationary.  Through many months of conference calls, joint-pinning and email frenzies, Krystal really helped me focus in on my personal style, presented me with tons of printing and material options (that I would have never known existed!) and -- ultimately -- designed the most awesomely-modern-smart-fun-chic suite of custom paper goods that I have ever seen in my life! (Check out Vellum and Vogue here.)"







































Venue/Catering - Viceroy Palm Springs
Venue/Catering - Viceroy Palm Springs
Photographer - Natalie Moser Photography
Videography - SceneEmotion Films
Invitations, Paper Goods, Gift Boxes and Details - Vellum & Vogue
Floral Design - Artisan Events
Day-of Coordination - Artisan Events
DJ - DJ Chris Paul
Hair/Makeup - Denise at Kelly Zhang
Gold Flatware Rental - Casa de Perrin
Exquisite Desserts (Samantha Ward)
Brides Dress - Monique Lluillier
Bridesmaid Dresses - Jenny Yoo
Little Girls Dresses (Hot Pink) - Coren Moore
Grooms Formalwear - Burberry Suit - Bloomingdale's
Bride's shoes- Jimmy Choo - Neiman Marcus
Wedding and Engagement Rings- Derco

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San Diego Wedding Photography : Jennifer + Eric // Twin Oaks House and Gardens // from the NMP archives

10.21.14  |  weddings

Jennifer and Eric were married at San Diego's Twin Oaks House and Gardens many moons ago. Wishing them a belated happy anniversary (and giving myself a high five for blogging an ublogged wedding from the NMP archives)!







































































Twin Oaks House and Gardens // http://twinoaksweddings.com/
Natalie Moser Photography // www.nataliemoserphotography.com

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