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The Viceroy Palm Springs Wedding: Philip & Ryan

Christine Arnold Photography

March 14, 2015

Philip & Ryan’s love story is best told in their own words: “Our love story is quite cute. We had known each other for about 2 years before we started dating, but we were in two different places in life, but the moment time aligned we were inseparable. We went on one date and that was it. We completed each other in such a way that was exactly what the other needed. It was perfect and our fondness of each other has turned into the love we have today. We got engaged in Malibu on the 3rd anniversary of our first date. Philip has an obsession with the number three, so he felt it was appropriate to propose on the bluffs of Malibu overlooking the Pacific Ocean.”

The grooms wanted a sophisticated, classic event. They really wanted to throw a grand party for all the people they love, incorporating elements of glamour and grace, and recognizing the beauty in the details. Palm Springs is a favorite destination, and a nice place that both enjoy for an escape and relaxation. They chose it as their wedding destination in part because their interior design backgrounds naturally draw them to the inspiration that Palm Springs has to offer. They hope to have a home in Palm Springs eventually. 

Christine Arnold Photography

Their color palette was grey, cream, white, ivory, tan and a pop of yellow. The wedding party wore outfits that evoked their own wedding style and personality. They had all the ladies wear birdcage veils. As two grooms, they loved the idea that they would look like brides. It was their way of paying homage to a traditional wedding. The men’s pocket squares and the bouquet ribbons were handmade from the satin and lace of Philip’s mother’s wedding dress. She passed away last July, and this helped the couple keep her spirit present during the wedding day.

Christine Arnold Photography
Christine Arnold Photography
Christine Arnold Photography
Christine Arnold Photography
Christine Arnold Photography
Christine Arnold Photography

Philip’s favorite part of the day was hearing Ryan say his vows. His words were so perfect and exactly what you would want to hear on your wedding day.

Christine Arnold Photography
Christine Arnold Photography

Ryan can’t pick just one favorite moment. His first was walking out of the ceremony, seeing all of their friends and family supporting them. The next was walking into the reception. Walking into such an amazing setting filled them with so much love and happiness. It was surreal.

Christine Arnold Photography
Christine Arnold Photography
Christine Arnold Photography
Christine Arnold Photography

To future grooms, Philip and Ryan offer this advice: “Make your wedding the way you want it to be. Don’t get caught up in the clichés of what you are told to do. Make it your own and have fun with it.”

Christine Arnold Photography
Christine Arnold Photography
Christine Arnold Photography

Their LGBTQ-Friendly Vendors

Photographer: Christine Arnold Photography // Event Planner:  Artisan Event Floral Decor // Floral Designer: Artisan Event Floral Decor // Invitation Designer: Champagne Press // DJ: Music Media Entertainment // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Suit Supply // Accommodations: The Viceroy Palm Springs //

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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