A Palm Springs pool party. And a lot of funk with a hint of nostalgia. We thought this would make a great concept for a casual wedding. “Hello Sunshine” is for the bride and groom that don’t want a traditional wedding reception. Instead, they want to get hitched, jump in the pool, and party with their friends!
Posh Paperie took our color scheme and concept and used big, bold fonts with funky patters to create the paper goods of our dreams. Our absolute favorite element was the custom drawn map of the Ace Hotel! The design that Posh Paperie came up with inspired the custom printed beach towels, canvas totes, t-shirts and tanks that Wedding Chicks created for us, as well as the dessert table backdrop. We created an altar of hot pink and orange beach balls. Our bride wore a lace dress over her bikini and donned a pink peony wristlet in lieu of a bouquet. Her bridesmaid sported a large peony “boutonniere” as a spin on tradition. Wedding guests would receive a “summer survival kit” as a welcome gift. Each kit included a custom beach towel, tanning stickers, tanning oil, aloe gel, and an Ace Hotel koozie, in a custom canvas tote. As a spin on a signature cocktail, we created “otter shots” – alcohol infused otter pops. And, since we think donuts are coming back in a big way, we wanted donuts to play a part in our dessert. So Melody from Sweet and Saucy took the idea and ran with it, and created our incredible donut cake! Last, but not least – don’t forget the sunscreen! A mannequin that guests could apply zinc oxide messages to served as our “guest book.”
Take a peek at what our team created, and thanks to the amazing ladies at Wedding Chicks for the feature today! Enjoy the story.
Photography: Carlie of Gabriel Ryan Photographers
Concept + Design: Melanie Bittick of Jesi Haack Design
Paper Goods: Posh Paperie
Printed Goods: Wedding Chicks
Florals + Design: Bunch Studio
Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop
Cake Stands: Sweet and Saucy Supply
Hair and Makeup: Lisa Venanzi
Linen: La Tavola
Venue: The Ace Hotel