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Equally Beautiful: The Power Of Love.

I believe that love is the most powerful force in the universe. I unabashedly believe in the American Dream. I believe in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This week, the United States Supreme Court voted in favor of marriage equality for all citizens. Now that the world’s eyes are focused on marriage, and the recent judicial ruling has greatly increased the number of brides and grooms who will be throwing themselves into the planning stages for the big day, I thought I’d take you on a pictorial tour of a desert wedding I designed for two of my blissfully happy clients. On the day that celebrates love, gay or straight, everyone should live…beautifully.

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I located the ceremony off in the distance, about three hundred feet from where the bridal party and guests would retreat afterwards for the reception. This encouraged a long, celebratory and festive procession to the cocktail lounge once the vows had been exchanged.

For the reception area, I draped two tents in tulle, one for cocktails, conversation and lounging, the other for dancing. The two tents flanked the formal dining area – encouraging flow through out the three adjacent areas all evening long.
For the table runner, I used graphic rolls of wallcovering in crisp black and white from F.Schumacher.

The Hope Series, from my outdoor furniture line, added the perfect traditional touch to the modern romance of this wedding design. I also included a mixture of antique accessories and new finds from Zuo Modern.

I love my job for many reasons, but the best part is that we get to positively impact people’s lives. On that gorgeous Palm Springs day, I had the unique privilege of creating the “wedding of their dreams” for two very special brides. In the process of giving someone their dream day — or designing someone’s dream home — I get to live out my dream job.

I didn’t expect to end up draping chiffon at 3am on a golf course when I started my little company nine years ago — but when you follow your heart, you can’t go wrong. Love conquers all. And today, I am proud to live in a country where equality, in love, has taken a giant leap forward.

For more pictures of this wedding and other Christopher Kennedy design projects click here

Featured Photo by: Marcus Hansson via Flickr