Our friends Ali and David asked us to join them in celebrating their wedding.
Ali and her family have been tight with our family and the sense of community that Tower Lakes has is exceptionally rare. When you feel this kind of tightness you know you’ve got a friend wherever you go.
Where: La Quinta: 95 degrees, at the base of the mountain range
Ali says “I do” before the vows
Live acoustic music
The Father of the Bride who orchestrated “You’ve got a Friend” so that by the end all of the guests were singing along. I’ve never seen anything like it.
David’s enthusiasm and pride in this ten year journey to marriage
The heat calls for a dress that will allow max ventilation. I am playing with textures and drape here by pairing a light airy dress with a bold heel. This tulip wrap is so fun and flirty with the cold shoulder and allows the heels to really shine.
Dress: Reformation, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Keeping cool: I went to the Ceremony with wet hair to keep cool and let the desert rays dry my hair naturally.
Styling Tip: Burgundy is an excellent accent color. In this outfit I am pairing the same shade with this heel to bring in a deep, bold color that works to compliment the Strawberry dress.
This works for every pastel and will be a major influence in my styling for Fall.
Grey and blue make the perfect partnership in this suit. I love the way the buttons create a modern, unique look.
Jamie has had this tie since I met him three and a half years ago. It’s tired but meaningful and happened to bring our looks together. His jacket is half lined specifically for warm weather and his suit is light weight fabric, exceptional for 365 d/year.
I am the Regional Director of KnotStandard, the fasting-growing menswear brand in the country (according to Inc Magazine). After completing my masters in Palo Alto, I joined KnotStandard to lead their efforts on the west coast.
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Take a look at the navy blue window pane suit I designed with a client earlier today:
Cultivating wellness can be daunting at times. I have a cabinet full of supplements, a head full of nutrition facts and an awareness that making time for my loved ones will cultivate healthy relationships. Today I am reminded that my greatest tool for wellness lies within me, and is as simple as breathing in and out.
Breath has immediate effects on brain chemistry and stress levels. Just google breath and the brain and see for yourself.
Set an intention to notice your breathing today. And breathe, breathe, breathe.