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  • Location | Bend, Oregon
  • Film Scans | PhotoVisionPrints
  • HMU | Cassidy Elise Bridal

Bend, Oregon Wedding Photographer | Bend Oregon Engagement | Film Photographer | Portland Wedding Photographer

‘Growing up in Southern California, Palm Springs was a frequent weekend getaway for my family, extended family and friends, and still is. For years my grandmother had a house in the area and Palm Springs history, culture, design, fashion, and overall ‘vibe’ has always been apart of my life. We decided to hold all of the weekends’ events at The Parker because it embodied what Mark and I were looking for so perfectly as a wedding venue.  The Parker has personality, it has history, it has disco, it has a pool fit for a pool party, it incorporates nature in its design, and it embodies the Retro Palm Springs vibe that we love so much.

Mark and I have a love for Slim Aarons and all of his work; especially connected with the shots that he took in California in the 60’s and 70’s. His work was an inspiration throughout the entire wedding weekend, especially in the wedding party photos we took by the pool before the welcome party.

As both of us love a good costume party, it was the ideal place to ask guests to dress in theme on Friday night at the welcome party. We dabbled in various theme ideas from French Revolution to Star Wars, but decided that my favorite theme – Retro Palm Springs – was much more obvious, easier for guests, and a picture-perfect fit. All of our guests did such and amazing job – all night we were entertained by the bright colors and fabulous retro-inspired outfits, hair-dos and accessories. We felt as if Bing Crosby or Nancy Sinatra might walk-in at any moment. ‘ – Mebus

Mark wore a Brunello Cucinelli white linen suit that he picked out, and a pink shirt – the perfect shade in my opinion! I wore a Leal Daccarett dress made of a pale yellow retro print silk.  My hair was in a themed tease and I borrowed my grandmother’s canary diamond cocktail ring for an authentic old school addition.  It was an unbelievable night put on by Marks parents.  Everything added up to equal a night of fun that I had dreamed about for a year.  The 14 toasts given at the rehearsal dinner were the highlight.

as seen on Green Wedding Shoes

Venue: The Nest, Tulum Mexico

Photographer: BrittRenePhoto

Videographer: Matt Williams

Coordinator/Planner: Daniela Jacome

DJ: DJ Disco Movil

Furniture: Archive Rentals


Hair: Shelly Gabriele (my bestie and hair guru) —

Makeup: Bailey Delbigio –

Wedding Dress: Carol Hannah —

Rehearsal/Welcome Party Romper: Rocco Sand

Red Bathing Suit: Free People

Cover-up: Young Fabulous & Broke

Bridesmaid Dresses: 

Earrings: Loewe

Rings: wedding band – Tiffany’s

Invites: Girlie Press

Film Scans: PhotoVision Prints

“Jeff proposed at one of our favorite places, Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawaii. We go every year with his family for “Festive,” the week between Christmas and New Years, and he popped the question the first night of the trip! After sitting on a plane for 6 hours, we decided to go for a walk before dinner, and that’s when he proposed. We walked to a special look out point called “The Wedding Tree” and he got down on one knee in the sand. He told me he’s known he wanted to marry me since our first date, and the rest is a blur! ?After I said Yes! a golf cart pulled up with champagne and his whole family (15 of them!) emerged from the golf path to toast and join us in celebrating. We spent the rest of the trip dreaming of where to get married and talking about what type of puppy we wanted to add to our growing family! When we got back, Jeff surprised me with news that he’d gotten us a little golden retriever, and let me name him Pablo Picasso!” – Simone  See their Engagement session here

Thanks to this amazing team for this gorgeous day:

Venue: Monterey Peninsula Country Club

Photographer: BrittRenePhoto

Film Scans: PhotoVision Prints

Coordinator/Planner: Coastside Couture

Band: The Chris Clouse Project

Florist: Fiona Florals

Hair: The Hair and Make up Co

Makeup: The Hair and Make up Co

Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta

Reception Dance Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaid’s choice

Shoes: Gianvito Rossi (Ceremony) Aquazzura (Reception)

Clutch: Edie Parker

Jewels: Borrowed Diamond Necklace from my Sister’s Mother in-law, Pearl & Diamond earrings borrowed from my Bridesmaid

Rings: Retrovai

Cake/Dessert: Edith Meyer

Invites: Feel Good Invites

Paper Goods: Heart Paper Soul

Bridesmaids Robes: Lunya

Linens: La Tavola Linen