Christy & Brian
Palm Springs, California
It may be hard to believe that the founder of what we and the editors of Vogue have dubbed as one of the hottest trend-setting bridal boutiques s you prepare for your wedding day, you may find yourself ‘pinning’ images to your Pinterest board or snapping a picture for Instagram. The prevalence of social media often means that today’s brides have a plethora of resources at the tip of her fingers. As such, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the entire process of planning for your special day. Our advice is to keep it simple by personalizing your wedding design to reflect your own unique preferences. In the country would not have a secret Pinterest board full of wedding inspiration, but that is exactly the type of bride that makes Christy truly in a league of her own, much like the namesake of her boutique—LOHO Bride. And one thing that is definitely true: Christy would marry the man of her dreams–the one who had supported her ever since the concept of bridal boutique was nothing more than an idea. “Brian and I both met at [my previous] work at a tech company. We were friends for about a year and always ended up at the same shows in San Francisco. Ironically enough, we sparked up a conversation at a mutual friend’s wedding!” Christy recalls, laughing. “I told him I would set him up with a few cute girlfriends, but as the weekend progressed, we ended up falling for each other, and we’ve been together ever since.” But there was also another thing that Christy and Brian both wanted for their wedding: a well-designed venue. “The Frederick Loewe Estate ended up stealing our hearts because it was so quintessentially mid-century; not contrived in any way. Frederick Loewe was a famous composer in the 1940s thru 1960s and the estate paid homage to his original design and aesthetics,” explains Christy. Located in the desert oasis of Palm Springs, California, the venue’s modern architectural design coupled with it’s expansive and secluded 2.5 acres that provided guests with unparalleled, sweeping views of the San Jacinto Mountains became the prime spot for Christy and Brian’s celebration. “Palm Springs has always been the perfect little getaway for us since we started dating, so it felt right to have our wedding there. The swanky vibe and warm weather in the area is hard to beat,” notes Christy.
“Since we didn’t do a first look or take engagement photos, one of the best things we did was book our photographer, Sarah Falugo, to do a shoot the day before our wedding. I surprised Brian by finding a yellow dress that matched his ’69 Mustang! Those are some of our favorite shots from the weekend,” says Christy.
- photography Sarah Falugo
- design & planning Ashley Smith Events
- floral design Eothen
- venue Frederick Loewe Estate
- catering Room Forty
- bride’s gowns Toni Maticevksi
- groom’s suit Ralph Lauren Purple Label
- hair stylist Christine Symonds
- make-up artist Jen Tioseco
- cake Delicous Desserts
- stationery Goods Gang
- band The Hudson Project
- videography Gold & Gumption
Designer Toni Maticevksi customized the trailing square cape for Christy’s wedding gown that she beautifully accessorized with Danielle Frankel baroque pearl drop earrings and a Jennifer Behr caged veil. Bridesmaids complemented the bride’s style by appearing in multi-colored shades of desert sand including this simple mustard colored sheath gown by A la Robe.
The bride clutched a simple cascading bouquet of snowy orchids.