Real Wedding | Karen + John

Artistic, subtle, warm and welcoming – Karen + John’s wedding is California at it’s finest!  The soft and faded hues of rose, pinks and orange with accents of terracotta, cream and aqua blue are a complete delight to the senses and every detail evokes that inviting feeling you get when you realize you are in the moment. Things I LOVE about Karen + John’s wedding: the mix of style choices for each bridesmaid dress; Karen’s stunning Christos dress and her gorgeous hair; a compilation disc as party favors; and last but not least individualized mini cacti in terracotta pots as place cards (with each guests name etched in chalk!!!).  Enjoy!

Karen + John | March 5, 2011 | Palm Springs, California

The Ceremony & Reception
Church wedding and hotel reception in an indoor/outdoor space called the Commune. Relaxed and playful reception at the Ace Hotel.

How Karen Felt in Her Wedding Dress
Modern, comfortable and glamorous.

Why Karen Decided to Sell Her Wedding Dress
I loved it so much that I’d love for someone else to enjoy it as well. When I was shopping for a wedding dress I would have completely purchased a used one if I could have found it. This dress is too stunning to be sitting in a box! And after alterations, added brooch, veil and cleaning… it all adds up so fast I’d feel great about selling this dress for another use.

Karen’s Wedding Dress | Christos Joy
Photography | Sarah Yates Photography