Rosie & Joe’s millennial pink wedding at Korakia in Palm Springs was featured on 100 Layer Cake this week! Beyond being excited about the feature – I just have to say what a privilege it was to play the role of photographer in this wedding day because it was such a unique and special day for a truly amazing couple. Rosie & Joe are the coolest, most stylist & fun, modern couple I’ve photographed in a while – I loved every second of their wedding day! They opted for a day that 100% matched who they are as a couple. Everything just felt so genuine from the design all the way to their beautiful vows to one another.
Being at one of Palm Springs’ most incredible venues, Korakia, I already knew the day would feel bohemian and travel-inspired, but I love how they chose to bring in a ton of fun with millennial pink details throughout, mismatching bridesmaid dresses, a custom-designed gown made by the bride’s sister and a totally modern version of a chuppah. They even wove Jewish tradition throughout the day to honor Rosie’s family. Of course, all the blooms from Siren Floral Co. were absolutely breathtaking, and everyone’s hair and makeup was flawless all day thanks to Cheek to Cheek Artistry.
The couple opted for a traditional first look – an emotional one as Rosie walked down the aisle, which was precious. I had to hold back a lot of tears during the ceremony myself! From the moment Rosie circled Joe 7 times to their beautifully written vows – I think every guest felt the heart behind each moment. After they were married, these two threw an unmatchable dance party in the desert. I hope you enjoy all these photos!
Venue // Korakia Pensione, Palm Springs, CA
Photos // Jess + Christa for Cheers Babe Photo
Coordination // Sarah Peterson
Florals + Design // Siren Floral Co.
Hair & Makeup // Cheek to Cheek Artistry
Video // La Boheme Life
Catering // Whoa Nelly
Bar // The Whaling Club
DJ // Dart Collective
Cake // Over the Rainbow Desserts
Dress // Naomi Spindel (the bride’s sister!)
Groom’s Tux // The Black Tux
Groom’s Shoes // Wolf & Shepherd
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Is there anything better than a Fall wedding in Napa County? Well besides being one of the best looking couples ever, Danielle & Tyler are super sweet and have a fantastic story. They met 5 years ago at a bar (gotta love that old school courage) called Lightning right after they both moved to SF. Tyler proposed in Marin Headlands and the guy even had a bottle of Veuve waiting to celebrate the moment. Peek HERE for their super cute engagement photos! They love to travel, to cook together and do anything active and outdoors – they really are the perfect “dream team” of a bride & groom. They alluded to this with their wedding hashtag #DoremTeam2018 (a word play on Tyler’s last name, Doremus).
Danielle & Tyler’s stunning wedding took place at Solage Resort in Calistoga, CA near where Danielle grew up in Napa. She looked flawless in her Flora Bridal Gown and Tyler looked so suave in his emerald green suit jacket and velvet loafers. The vendor team was incredible and created a natural vibe with tons of wow-factor in the decor. The decor included Danielle’s cascading bridal bouquet with pink garden roses and evergreen accents throughout. Danielle’s sister was her maid of honor and she was surrounded by her dearest gal pals and Tyler’s groomsmen consisted of his 4 brothers & dad [I’m not kidding! There are a lot of Doremus men!] Everyone danced the night away to the tunes of a live band!
Since that day, the incredibly inspiring wedding blog, Style Me Pretty, published this wedding on it’s front page! I was in tears reading the email that my submission had been accepted & floored that they were so excited to feature my work. SMP has inspired me and driven me to be a better photographer for so many years & I’m so grateful to get to contribute my own work in that space. Cheers to every incredibly talented vendor involved in this day – you blessed us with something absolutely beautiful. Most importantly, cheers to Danielle & Tyler’s marriage! It took everything in me not to post every single photo here, so enjoy this very long post!!
Photos | Cheers Babe Photo
Second Shooter | Praise of Come Plum
Venue | Solage, an Auberge Resort & Spa, Calistoga, CA
Floral | Lily & Mint
Design | Sugar Rush Events
Hair & Makeup | Angela Nunnink
Band | The Class Band
Paper Goods + Signage | JK Design
Rentals | Encore Events Rentals
Chairs | Theoni
Photo booth | Say Ya Photobooth
Dress | Flora Bridal
Suit | Knot Standard
Bridesmaid Dresses | Jenny Yoo
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Babes, this is HUGE.
If you are planning a wedding, you stumbled on a lucky place, because it’s LAUNCH DAY! Today I am announcing an exciting collaboration between myself & wedding planning extraordinaire, Kellyne, of Hand & Heart Events. Kellyne & I have worked side-by-side on many stunning weddings and events and let’s just say we make a pretty bomb team. She goes above & beyond for her clients and is so multi-talented, it’s insane!
Starting this weekend, we will be offering a collaboration wedding collection if you book the two of us as a team. That means, book any one of my photo coverage collections, get a FREE hour of coverage ($400 value) and then for just an additional $1500, Kellyne will be there to make your day (and month before prep) go off without a hitch!
+Initial consultation at venue
+Unlimited phone and email access 30 days prior to wedding
+Create detailed day-of timeline and share with vendors
+Handle all day of logistics—set up and breakdown/safe storage of personal items, distribution of final vendor payments/tips, etc
+Take over all vendor communication week of wedding.
+Facilitate wedding rehearsal
+Arrive when first vendor arrives and oversee set up and break down of event
+Access to our “bridal survival kit”
+Ensure day runs smoothly from start to finish so you can relax and enjoy your day!
+One free hour of photo coverage with Cheers Babe
This collaboration is a $2500 value for just $1500. Are we crazy!? No, we LOVE working together & we know that we can nail it for you, boo!
(be sure to note this launch blog)
photography + art direction | Cheers Babe Photo
coordination, design, signage + rentals | Hand & Heart Events
venue | Central Kitchen
florals | Ash + Oak Floral
hair+makeup | Beauty by Lia
earrings | Mignonne Gavigan
tux | The Black Tux