A surprise proposal is how Taylor and Nick began their engagement. While in Japan on vacation, on Valentine’s day, Nick got down on one knee and just like that, Taylor became engaged. The best part, Nick worked with his future mother-in-law (who is a jeweler) to create a custom ring, a one-of-a-kind that only Taylor will wear on her pretty little hand.
Fast forward to the wedding day and Nick surprised his bride with yet another custom wedding band. The surprised and ecstatic look on Taylor’s face put a smile on my face. Swooning over the shine-bright-like-a-diamond wedding band. Good job Nick, you know how to spoil your bride. Taylor waited until the wedding day to give her groom a custom Apple watch with a custom engraved leather band. Needless to say, Taylor got Nick back.
Taylor envisioned having a destination wedding location that didn’t require a passport and had plenty of sunshine. The Indian Wells Golf Resort became the perfect vision for the wedding day. An outdoor lawn with a huge indoor party space became the backdrop. Tropical arrangements, gold accents, and that desert glow was the design inspiration. Out of all the classy glamour that happened on the wedding day one thing stood out the most to me, their ceremony alter. A reminder to keep their faith at the center of their marriage. A reminder for all of us to stay close to our beliefs and stay rooted in our faith. Also I cannot go without mentioning the hospitality of all the guests. From Japan, London, and all across the United States, everyone was so inviting, warm, and welcoming. When a bridesmaids offers you a shot, when the mother-of-the-bride makes sure that you got something to eat, and the bride offering you wedding cake, just incredible. Feeling like part of the family was a feeling I will never forget from Taylor and Nick.
Taylor and Nick wanted to ensure that all two hundred of their family and friends had a weekend in Palm Springs to remember. Starting with a tequila bar welcome reception, Don Julio, guacamole, and tacos! Followed by the incredibly executed wedding day with the help of Aubrey and her team over at Details Darling. From there a traditional brunch to send off the newlyweds to their honeymoon.
Wedding Tip #100
With a destination wedding location, plan a weekend long event instead of just having the wedding day. It will not only elongate the wedding bliss emotions but the guests will feel more part of your day and will have more fun too.