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A Sweet Soirée at Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

Avery and Shane's bohemian wedding day drew inspiration from her family's beekeeping business.
Sara Hubbard

It was a honey-sweet celebration for Avery Ashurst and Shane Robinson at the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs. With a classically minimalist design, planner Michelle Garibay drew inspiration from bride Avery’s family beekeeping business to create a bohemian atmosphere with a golden-hour color palette featuring pops of black. Avery dazzled in a sweetheart-neckline gown with detached puff sleeves and a stunning lace train that flowed behind her. A crystal head piece brought a touch of sparkle to the look that was echoed in her jeweled heels. Shane kept it classic with a black, three-piece suit and bowtie accented with a white pocket square and boutonniere in a neutral shade. The florals featured romantic roses in honey tones combined with dried palms and pampas grass, creating a balanced variety of textures. The ceremony took place beneath a white pagoda-style tent trimmed in black. In lieu of traditional place cards, guests selected from a wall of miniature jars of honey, each labeled with a name and table designation. The sit-down dinner exuded warmth, with the tablescapes featuring wooden chargers, linen napkins, muted pink florals and a smattering of tapered candles. Hexagonal signage represented the honeycombs of Avery’s family’s beekeeping heritage, which can be traced back more than a century. As the night came to an end, the newlyweds cut into their three-tiered, rose-hued cake with a textured finish. Its rosy richness tied in beautifully with the warm and inviting atmosphere. 

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