I will be forever grateful to Alex and Kyle for letting me join them in Palm Springs to share in and capture what turned out to be the most wonderfully unique and beautiful Palm Springs Wedding. During last week, as I posted some teaser images, I noticed one particular post on Alex’s wall which I thought was interesting. The commenting friend stated that they were haunted by the question “to what degree content conflicts with appearance?” Whether or not that individual continues to wrestle with that question in a broader context, they clearly concluded that their wedding “was a beautiful example where content and appearance were harmoniously tended to”. Given the combined intellectual prowess of the philosophers (and non philosophers) present, I’m not going to try and say anything more profound than – I agree. They both looked awesome, every detail and sequential ‘act’ of the day was an intelligent balance between that which was pleasing to the eye and that which meant something – to them and all the people around them. Nothing happened by accident (apart from the sprinkler incident perhaps) but nothing was forced either – it just worked, all of it.
How many weddings do you know pay tribute, in a brilliantly subtle way, to Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining as well as having a New Orleans theme?! I’m sure you’ll spot the inspired touches with the cufflinks and cake. They made their way to the ceremony area at the foot of the hills with the band playing ‘Black and Tan Fantasy’ as everyone followed in step. Then there was the ceremony itself which included diverse readings such as the monologue from True Romance by Quentin Tarantino and a passage from ‘Letters to a young poet’ by Rilke. All of this was followed by the coolest of exits to ‘Down in the Treme’…what else!
All I know is that I couldn’t stop smiling all day because of how great this couple are together, how welcome they made me feel and what I saw and heard blew me away.
I want to do it all again…