Pastels in Palm Springs: Styled Shoot with Exquisite Weddings

While we won’t be attending Coachella this year seeing Queen Bey, wearing flower crowns and channeling our inner Instagram influencer we are excited to be sharing this beautiful styled shoot we did at the La Quina Resort in Palm Springs! If you follow us on Instagram (@leahmariephotography and if you don’t you totally should!) then you might have seen on our Story that it was featured in Exquisite Weddings Magazine website! Today we’re going to be sharing more photos of the shoot and the stunning models!

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First off how gorgeous is this tablescape!? Michelle Garibay with Michelle Garibay Events styled it to perfection! And the rentals from Signature Party RentalsJake Duke Studios and Soiree 8 complete the look with the modern mirrored look.

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We love shooting styled shoots because of all the details there are to them and to the tablescapes. It’s fun for us because we can use more of our creative side as photographers and do the more the artistic shots. And these details were on point! How fun are these custom iridescent invitations and menu cards from Meldeen? They totally complete the look!

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So in addition to the beautiful tablescape,  this shoot was a gown shoot too! We got to shoot some seriously stunning haute couture gowns from The Dress Theory, Luv Bridal and these sharp custom suits from Suitivo!

We loved this champagne gown and how it’s a fun, modern twist on the traditional wedding gown. We’ve been seeing more non-traditional wedding gowns like jumpsuits, two pieces and gowns in colors like blush and ivory we are kinda loving it! And that crocheted train WE DIE!

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The shoot took place at the La Quinta Resort in Palm Springs which was gorgeous! The La Quinta is part of the famous Waldorf Astoria hotel brand so everything was beyond perfection. It channeled the dessert vibes with the Spanish style architecture while keeping with the modern luxe resort feel. Oh and their golf course? It has 5 championship courses where some of the best of the best have played. This would be the perfect place for a little weekend vacay. You can sit by the pool and the hubs, fiance or boyfriend can play some golf, it’s a win-win!

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We know we give a lot of love to the ladies and what they wear on the big day. We try our best to give love to the guys too but sometimes it’s just not quite as interesting (I mean we’ve allllll seen a gray/blue/black/tan suit right?) as a designer gown or the bridal details. Sorry guys *insert shrugging shoulder emoji* BUT today we are here to change that!

Enter Suitivo! They are a bespoke, custom, hand crafted suit and shirt company. You meet with one of their style consultants and chat about your personal style, lifestyle, etc. Then they get to work making your suit or shirt and within 3 weeks you have a custom design. Us ladies get a beautifully designed wedding gown and we think the gentlemen should have the same! Fun fact the gentlemen model is actually the founder of Suitivo! And he ROCKED it!

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We’ve mentioned this on our Instagram page but we love when we can use a venue’s buildings and architecture as a photo opportunity/location. So when we found this GORGEOUS wooden ornate door we knew we HAD to take some photos here.

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If you didn’t know the Pantone Color of the Year is Ultraviolet. While this isn’t exactly Ultraviolet it’s still a fun way to incorporate the color into your wedding without it feeling too bold or in your face. This too beautiful to eat cake is from the fabulous cake designer Laura Marie’s Cakes! She always knocks it out of the park with cakes. She is the Vera Wang of cakes!

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Literally every place we went on the property had a photo opportunity. From the sidewalks to the tiled staircases there was always a place to shoot which was awesome for us!

Thank you La Quinta for having us and to all the amazing vendors for putting on a beautiful shoot!

Vendor Credits:

Venue: La Quinta Resort | Coordinator: Michelle Garibay Events | Hair & Makeup: XO Beauty | Florals: Soiree Floral Design | Cake: Laura Marie’s | Stationary: Meldeen | Gowns: The Dress Theory & Luv Bridal | Suits: Suitivo | Rentals: Jake Duke, Signature Party Rentals, Soiree 8 |

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