Angela, Facilities Manager & Greg, Production Assistant
One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: Bond. James Bond. A Modern Vintage Wedding.
Soundtrack for reading: “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone
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My groom only wanted one thing for the big day and it was to wear an ivory white dinner jacket like Sean Connery in the James Bond movies. We used his request to inspire the day and found a modern yet retro vacation home in Palm Springs. Casa Verona is managed by Room Service, a retro furniture and linens store chain in California. The venue was perfect for us as it fit our aesthetic. We both love ’60s, ’70s, Jonathan Adler, Missoni, and James Bond movies. We were lucky as the venue just completed the mosaic tile installation surrounding the outdoor fireplace a few weeks before!
To continue our Bond theme, my gift to the groom (and many male guests) was a performance by Aquatech, a group of synchronized swimmers from Los Angeles.
I purchased the gold vases and planters and worked with My Little Flower Shop for an affordable floral design and they exceeded my expectations. We chose succulents to fit with the Palm Springs theme. We used our engagement photos for our table numbers, guestbook silhouette created by Nella Designs, and matchboxes printed through Foryourparty.com. The table numbers were DIY with gold frames from the Dollar Tree. We chose matchboxes as some of our favors as a nod to our meeting through Match.com. We gave away parasols and fans for guests who may be impacted by the sun during our ceremony. We used decor from the house to set the tone and to decorate the ceremony space. The Kindle giant table lamps rented through Classic Party Rentals were my favorite element that provided heat and light to the reception space.
We served BBQ by Coachella Valley BBQ for cocktail hour and dinner and the guests loved it! Many went back for seconds and raved about the tri-tip in particular. Desserts were designed by Exquisite Desserts. Samantha and her team are geniuses and everyone loved the dessert table. At first I felt silly using our Storm (X-Men) and Silver Surfer action figures as cake toppers, but they reminded me how they had special meaning to me and Greg. It turned out guests loved them!
At the end we had a pool party after party with s’mores.
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