Bold Elopement with Retro Details in Downtown Palm Springs

Styled Shoot
Boho and modern style were interwoven in this gorgeous showcase of vibrant wedding inspiration.
Written by
Emily Sweet

The Cole Hotel in downtown Palm Springs hosted a delightful styled elopement featuring trendy retro elements. Our groom was a vision in mauve, rocking a notch lapel suit from Friar Tux that channeled relaxed desert style paired with a slicked back bun. Bohemian style and lace touches added texture and flair to our bride's gown and were paired elegantly with earrings from ClayBaeCreations that featured chunky vintage shapes and styles. Areli Event Design co-hosted the styled elopement with J. Emmanuel Photography, and the creatives respectively crafted florals and photography for the day. Robinson Creative House set the tone for a funky design with a bold pink invitation suite styled next to citrus infusions. Citrus was a motif of the day, also appearing in the confection created by Sweet Kylee Cakes that embraced Pantone's color of the year. A desert backdrop was complimented with more tropical floral elements, which were woven into a luscious bridal bouquet. Coachella Valley Classic Cars provided a getaway vehicle for our lovebirds: a pristine vintage convertible adorned with blooming florals. Essential for the modern elopement, our bride styled some retro white glasses and a leather jacket with "Wifey" written on the back. The entire shoot showcased unique landscapes around the Cole Hotel and Palm Spring's picturesque downtown, blended with an individualized take on wedding day fashion that allowed both our bride and groom to have their moment. The intimacy of an elopement offers couples so many options for personalized and unique bridal portraits, showcased with this shoot's contemporary homage to retro. 

City State:

Palm Springs, CA


Palm Springs





Groom's Attire
Host + Photographer
Host + Florist
Bride's Attire
Modern Flour by Roxanne
Invitation Suite