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The Ridiculously Cool Wedding We’ve All Been Waiting For

I can’t even tell you how excited we are to share this decidedly “cool girl” wedding. It’s one of those celebrations that completely breaks the mold with rich, moody colors, unique design moments (they were married under a teepee!) and a modern boho vibe that’s a TOTAL breath of fresh air. Bravo, Amorology for designing the desert wedding of our dreams and Ashley Keleman for photographing these gems in The Vault.

 

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From AmorologyWhen Jen and Brian came to us, they had just cancelled their Dominican Republic destination wedding due to the Zika outbreak and had to move the celebration state-side. The couple wanted a place where they could surround themselves with the family and friends they would have been traveling with and luckily for us they turned to one of our favorite locations, Colony 29, where they could all gather together and stay nearby.

The desert oasis set the perfect backdrop for their modern boho palette of dusty nudes and dark moody jewel tones of raspberry, muted turquoise, emerald, and magenta. As a nod to how their relationship developed – the couple met as neighbors in an apartment complex sharing a wall – Jen and Brian were married under a teepee to symbolize their two homes now becoming one.

The dainty lion brought us wild and free blooms to adorn a ceremony and reception already surrounded by rose gardens, orchard trees, and flower vines. To lend a cocktail vibe, we brought in an eclectic mix of modern bohemian elements through folklore and added candlelight and ambiance to the atmosphere with black taper candles and brass candlesticks.

Guests dined at low tables with moroccan poufs or smaller clusters of tulip tables set with geode slabs and brass chargers. As we further got to know Jen and Brian, we learned that they while opposite in character they truly are each other’s better half – and as such we decided to pay homage to this by hanging fringed hemispheres on a marble backdrop to represent two halves of the same moon. Guests also gathered their seating assignments here from calligraphed crystal moon rocks. Throughout the night, guests sipped on the Girl Next Door and the Neighbor Boy (a reference to the nickname for Brian coined lovingly by Jen’s friends during their early courting days) and danced the night away.

Guests were treated to a family style meal by Miho Catering, and in lieu of a traditional cake the couple opted for tray-passed mini-churros and hand pies. The night was truly one of those perfect palm springs evenings, where guests gathered under the stars surrounded by painted hills to celebrate a love as bright as the desert moon.

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Photography: Ashley Keleman | Event Design: Amorology | Event Planning: Amorology | Floral Design: Kimberly Anderson, The Dainty Lion | Catering: Miho Catering | Hair + Makeup: Sparkle Tafao | Calligraphy: Betlem Calligraphy | DJ: Dart DJ | Venue: colony 29 | Backdrop: Backup Backdrops | Beverage Services: RoomForty | Day of Paper Design: Peanut Press Creative | Lounge Area: Folklore Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: Witty Rentals | Tabletop: Hostess Haven

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Let Us Help You Find Your Dream Wedding Designer

There is this mythical creature I’d like to tell you about. She’s all over the world at any given time, creating beauty wherever she lands. From Bali to Africa to the vineyards of California, this pretty powerhouse is there, giving us endless inspiration. So who exactly is this too-good-to-be-true talent? None other than our dear friend Joy Proctor. Planner and designer, she grabbed ahold of our SMP hearts years ago and we haven’t been able to let go. See her Portfolio below? No further evidence even needed.

With a depth of work as delightful as Joy’s it can daunting to know where to even start in your wedding research. But with SMP’s Portfolio, all the beauty is in one place, perfect for exploring and falling in love with even further. From her description and information to Collection after Collection of her work, it’s all here ready for your eager eyes.

MORE MAGICAL CREATIONS COURTESY OF JOY PROCTOR!

Dreamy Pastel Inspiration | Intimate San Ysidro Celebration | Summer Al Fresco “I do’s”

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The Most Beautiful Wedding Workshop

All good things, that’s what we’ve titled this gallery from the incomparably talented O’Malley Photographers. For to simply call this collection of moments from the Sinclair And Moore Events workshop inspiring would be a massive understatement. Because when you’ve got a passionate team creating undeniable beauty, you know you’re in for something stare-worthy. Pin it all in The Vault!

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From Sinclair And Moore EventsAt the Sinclair and Moore Workshop we teach our students how to go come up with and develop a vision, and then execute it to completion. For this session, I wanted to focus on Parisian style. Parisian means different things to different people, and so the O’Malley Photographers and I thought it would be fun to do Paris three different ways.

The black and brass shoot was our take on old world Parisian grandeur and the formality that is often associated with Paris. The neutral themed shoot was a nod to the carefree artisan side of Paris that celebrates casual elegance. The third shoot was reminiscent of a Parisian garden.

This workshop was really special because the attendees not only built all of the floral arrangements, but they actively worked together within their team to set up each tablescape. This also gave them the opportunity to see how 3 distinctive looks came together.

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Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Cinematography: Cabfare Productions | Event Planning: Sinclair & Moore | Floral Design: Sinclair & Moore | Wedding Dress: Emily Riggs | Cake: The SweetSide | Stationary: La Happy | Calligraphy: La Happy | Venue: Lakewold Gardens | Black Skirt Dress: Wren Bridal | Hair + Makeup: Erin Skipley | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Cort Party Rentals | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance | Workshop: Sinclair & Moore

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A White-on-White Wedding With a Rustic Spin

It’s no secret we love a white-on-white wedding day, and this affair designed by Joy Proctor perfectly fits the bill. It takes classic design sensibilities infused with an air of rustic charm, not to mention florals by Amy Osaba that we can’t get over. Jose Villa – you’ve done it again and the gallery is one pin-worthy moment after another.

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From Joy Proctor DesignBrie and Raphael chose the beautiful Sunstone Villa as a backdrop for their wedding. Guests were greeted with welcome beverages as they made their way into the vineyard for the ceremony. The couple exchanged vows in front of two large oak trees, surrounded by their family and closest friends. Guests were invited up an olive lined pathway to cocktail hour, which was held on the front of the Villa. Making their way to the reception guests found their seating assignments on leaves with hand calligraphy. To celebrate his Father’s marriage, a piano was brought in for the grooms eldest son to play accompanied by his cousins. Guests sat at square tables covered in beautiful dupioni silk linens as they dined al fresco under the stars.

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Photography: Jose Villa Photography | Event Planning: Joy Proctor Design | Floral Design: Amy Osaba | Cake: Decadence Fine Cakes & Confections | Catering: SBB Gourmet Catering | Hair + Makeup: TEAM Hair and Makeup | DJ: Gavin Roy | Ceremony Music: Anthony Ybarra | Venue: Sunstone Winery & Villa | Paper Goods: Written Word Calligraphy | Piano Music: Bob Davis | Rentals: The Tent Merchant

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