The dream desert wedding featuring the chuppah shared around the world now graces the pages of Inside Weddings and we are elated!
“When it came to organizing the big day, Matthew stayed involved, as did both of their families. “Plus, nothing was possible without our wedding planner Alyson Fox [of Levine Fox Events],” adds the bride.
The La Quinta residence owned by the parents of the groom made for a picturesque setting and informed the look of the fête. “The house is modern with clean lines, huge glass windows, and a white, neutral palette with pops of color. Matt had always dreamed of a glass-like tent, which fit the vision, so we used that as inspiration as well,” Samantha illustrates. A large structure created by Revelry Event Designers was wrapped in a lush serpentine of florals and greenery for the striking chuppah. The couple exchanged vows on an elevated stage with a stunning vista of trees and mountains behind them. Each bridesmaid clutched a different bouquet featuring single-variety compositions of either roses, tulips, lilacs, ranunculuses, miniature calla lilies, spray roses, or freesias. The bride was wonderfully surprised by her florist who successfully secured peonies in order to make her dream bridal bouquet, allowing Samantha to carry her favorite flower on the big day.
The elegant and modern aesthetic continued to the cocktail hour, with draped pergolas around the pool. As the sun began to set, guests moved into the reception tent, which showcased a unique lighting installation throughout the ceiling overhead. Accents of gold and pink popped against the mostly white color palette for an elevated look. Lucite elements – also included in the cake – kept the design contemporary.
In lieu of a first dance, the live band got the celebration started right away, followed by an after-party inspired by the Neon Carnival at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Bright colors, LED lights, and a popular DJ kept revelers dancing until 2 am. Reflects Samantha, “I couldn’t stop smiling, and I never wanted the entire weekend to end.” Emily Lasnier via Inside Weddings
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Planning + Design: Alyson Levine Fox of Levine Fox Events | Venue: Madison Club | Florals: Nancy Kaye of Mark’s Garden | Decor and Furnishings: Revelry Event Design | Rentals: Bright Event Rentals, Theoni Collectionm, Casa de Perrin | Linens: Resource One Linens | Invitations: Lehr & Black | Lighting: Images by Lighting | Band/Entertainment: West Coast Music | Sound: Design Sound | Photography: Callaway Gable | Videography: Bluecat Cinema | Catering: Chinois on Main, Giorgio Baldi, Nobu Los Angeles | Cake: Butterend Cakery | Flooring: Special Event Contractors | Landscaping: Jackson Shrub Supply | Tech: CBC Technical