WEDDING // KEVIN + KELLY 9.19.14

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Venue // Nazareth Hall, Grand Rapids, OH

Bride’s Dress // Melissa Sweet

Bridesmaids Outfits // Top: Express, Skirt: The Limited

Tuxes // Pronto Uomo

Flowers // Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Cake // Eston’s Bakery

TRAVEL // PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA

 

I spent a week back in the desert last month. However, this time we were able to introduce a few of our best friends to our favorite place. The week included Bloody Marys for breakfast, hiking through Joshua Tree, a sunset evening at Salvation Mountain, renting motorcycles and riding down to San Diego, and of course, many a days lounging by the pool. The desert is truly my favorite escape.

“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams.”

// Antoine De Saint-Exupery  

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LIFESTYLE // BRANDON + STEPH–PALM SPRINGS, CA

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