This Palm Springs gay wedding in an inspiration! You will love what Philip and Ryan created for their big day.
Read about their love story here:
How did you fall in love and become engaged?
Our love story is quite cute. We had known each other for about two years before we started dating, but we were in two different places in life, but then time aligned, and we were inseparable. We went on one date and that was it. We completed each other in such a way that was exactly what the other needed. It was perfect and our fondness of each other has turned into the love we have today. We got engaged in Malibu on the 3rd anniversary of our first date. Philip has an obsession with the number three, so he felt it was appropriate to propose on the bluffs of Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
What inspired your wedding?
We wanted a sophisticated classic event. We really wanted to throw a grand party for all the people we love. We wanted elements of glamour and grace, and beauty in the details.
What colors/themes/diy/handmade elements did you include on your wedding day? How did Artisan help?
Our color pallet was grey, cream, white, ivory, tan and a pop of yellow. Our wedding party wore outfits that evoked their own wedding style and personality. We had all the ladies in the wedding party wear birdcage veils. Being that we were two grooms, we loved the idea of them looking like brides. It was our way of paying homage to a traditional wedding. All of the guest menus were personalized with the guest’s names or nicknames, which turned out to be a great touch for our guests. The most important handmade elements from the wedding were the men’s pocket squares as well as the bouquet ribbons. They were created from the satin and lace of Philip’s mothers wedding dress. She passed away last July. It was a way to keep her spirit present during the wedding day.
Artisan Event Floral Decor was an amazing addition to our wedding. Not only did they plan a flawless wedding tailored to our needs, they created the most gorgeous table scape and flower arrangements.
What was your favorite part of your wedding day?
(Philip) My favorite part of the day was hearing Ryan say his vows. His words were so perfect and exactly what you want to hear on your wedding day.
(Ryan) I can’t pick just one, so I am giving two. I really enjoyed walking out of the ceremony, to see all of our friends and family supporting us was incredible. The next was walking into the reception. To walk into such an amazing setting filled with so much love and happiness was surreal.
Why did you choose Palm Springs as your wedding destination?
We visit Palm Springs often. It is a nice place for us to escape and relax. Also, being in the field of interior design, we love the inspiration Palm Springs has to offer. We would love to eventually have a home in Palm Springs.
What advise do you have for future grooms?
Make your wedding the way you want it to be. Don’t get caught up in the clichés of what you are told to do. Make it your own and have fun with it.
Photographer: Christine Arnold Photography//Event Planner: Artisan Event Floral Decor//Floral Designer: Artisan Event Floral Decor//Invitation Designer:Champagne Press//DJ:Music Media Entertainment//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Suitsupply//Accomodations:The Viceroy Palm Springs//