She quietly stood in front of the mirror, her veil covering part of her face. She put on her earrings…nervously chatting with her mother, sister & friends as she slipped into her gorgeous dress. “I’m nervous,” she explained, “but I know I won’t be nervous once I see Chad.” Just a few hundred feet away from Kelly’s Bridal Suite, Chad was waiting. Quietly. Calmly. Kelly left her bridal suite, turned the corner & as they caught thrir first glimpse of each other on that day, tears streamed down both their faces. They embraced & Chad buried his head into Kelly’s neck…both of them laughing & crying together. Kelly was right. In the moment they laid eyes upon each other, their nerves melted away & were replaced by incredible, palpable joy. It was the happiest day they had ever known. Not only was it the day that they would become husband & wife, but it was the day that they promised to end their long airport goodbyes, complete their cross country relationship & to finally-finally be able to call the same city home.
Kelly & Chad put so much effort into making their wedding meaningful, intimate & gorgeous. Their golf course wedding & rooftop reception at the Rancho Las Palmas was classy, beautiful & utterly fabulous. Each detail was perfection (and you know how much I loooooove details!) I adored the colorful paper lanterns, their simply gorgeous cake, the vivid coral & lime green color palate. The colors looked amazing against the Palm Springs backdrop! To be honest, though-my favorite part about this wedding was working with Kelly & Chad. I so appreciate the fact that they listened to me & trusted my opinion. That means more to me than they even know! Their party lasted into the night with incredible food, heart felt toasts & more awesome music than you could even imagine. A special thanks to my friend Hanh for assisting me! Their family & friends dined, danced & celebrated until the Palm Springs sky filled with starts. It was a perfectly, perfect day.
Kelly & Chad-you are amazing, fabulous people who I feel soooooooooo blessed to know. Your vivacious spirits & love for each other is palpable. It is so obvious that you were totally, 100%, without a doubt made for each other. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to document this incredible part of your lives together! I know I’m not the only one that is jealous that you are honeymooning in the most perfect place on the planet-Tahiti! Wishing you all the happiness that this world has to offer you both-you so deserve every bit of it! with love, xoxo marielle.
I’d never been to Palm Springs before & holy smokes-it didn’t disappoint!
I loved Kelly’s fabulous, fabulous pink shoes!
I’ve said it before-I LOVE when couples choose to see each other before their ceremony. It is such an intimate, wonderful moment & I’m always over the moon when my clients choose to have a First Look!
I think it’s physically impossible for me to love this photograph any more than I already do….
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