Winner Circle Events had the opportunity to work with some amazing event professionals to create a luxurious mid-century modern wedding styled shoot at the famous Frank Sinatra Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs, California. After months of coordinating the dream team of professionals and creating the overall design, it was exciting to see the hard work come to life.
The wonderful Maryanne McGuire was on sight to capture all the amazing details that were created for this special styled shoot that was inspired by “Ol’ Blue Eye’s” and the city of Palm Springs.
Palm Springs is known for their desert heat, palm trees, and lots of dreamy colors. In fact, the iconic California get-a-way is known for popsicle hues, oversized sunglasses, and the dreamy mod silhouettes of the ’60’s. The Twin Palms Estate allowed the opportunity for a change from the standard Palm Springs vibe. It was a perfect time for this desert oasis to see Wintery white, navy, black and gold hues to inspire the entire look of this styled shoot.
Frank Sinatra was known for his music, his style and his behavior. So, it was only fitting that the styled shoot had to represent the “gentleman of style”. There was a luxurious twist to the standard mid-century modern decor with elegant floral centerpieces from Los Angeles Floral Couture, velvet bride and groom chairs, modern white tables, and classy tableware as finishing touches from Adore Folklore. Not to mention the gorgeous paper goods designed by Details Beyond Design with a custom design that tied the stylish look together.
All generations know Frank Sinatra songs and films. During the design process Frank Sinatra’s song “Fly Me To The Moon” was constantly played in the office. The song was perfect! But how? Paper Moon Shoppe designed the perfect ceremony backdrop based off an inspiration board that was put together for the style shoot based off the lyrics from “Fly Me To The Moon.”(Photo Below)
Another famous Frank Sinatra song “Love and Marriage” was slightly changed to “Cake and Marriage…You can’t have one without the other” for the etched sign placed next to the amazing custom cake and cookies designs. The Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. team nailed the design from the inspiration board by incorporating the navy and gold colors, along with the modern mid-century design.
Frank Sinatra sang songs that were deep with nostalgia, old memories, pungent thoughts, and lyrics that he made come to life. Frank Sinatra always stayed true to his style. It was important to stick to Frank Sinatra’s style when it came to fashion. Frank Sinatra always wore a coat in public and looked sharp. The velvet coat from Stitch and Tie / Friar Tux was a perfect fit for Shane (model).
What about his leading lady? Well, the model Jen definitely had to have the Hollywood glam look. Nothing too over the top but simply classic. The Pronovias gown from The Proposal Bridal Boutique checked all the boxes.
Frank Sinatra’s favorite drink was Jack Daniels Whiskey and water. The signature drinks chosen by Mia’s Martini bar services for the styled shoot were the Smoked Maple Old Fashioned that had whiskey in the recipe and a Cucumber Jalapeno Gimlet that was spicy like Frank’s relationship with Ava Gardner.
The Twin Palms Estate had seen its share of romantic drama. In fact, one of the original bathroom sinks in the Twin Palms Estate has a crack in the basin from a champagne bottle that Frank Sinatra threw at Ava Gardner during a fight. During this same episode Frank Sinatra throughout all of Ava Gardner’s possessions out in the driveway and kicked Ava Gardner and Lana Turner out of the estate. Sweet Cheeks Baking Co. (Elaine, Lauren, Kayla and Michael) and Melody from Winner Circle Events decided to create a fun and happy moment in that famous bathroom. See picture below.
This styled shoot could not be complete without the Aqualillies performing in the famous piano shaped pool. These gorgeous ladies really brought this styled shoot to a whole new level. It was a pleasure working with these talented ladies and watching them perform.
Winner Circle Events was so honored that Ceremony Magazine loved this design as much as we did and featured the styled shoot in the their 15th Anniversary Edition (Spring/Summer). Check out the Ceremony Magazine for more photos: https://www.ceremonymagazine.com/magazine/
Thank you to the other amazing vendors
- Creative Direction, Design and Planning: Winner Circle Events
- Venue: Twin Palms Frank Sinatra Estate
- Photographer: Maryanne McGuire
- Rentals and Linens : Adore Folklore
- Ceremony Backdrop: Paper Moon Shoppe
- Stationary Suite and Paper Goods: Details Beyond Design
- Florals: Los Angeles Floral Couture
- Cake and Cookies: Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.
- Tux: Friar Tux
- Bridal Boutique: The Proposal Bridal Boutique
- Gown Designer: Pronovias
- Shoes: Ron White Shoes
- Jewelry / Rings: Marrow Fine
- Candles: Yummi Candles
- Synchronized Swimmers: Aqualillies
- Signature Drinks and Bar Service: Mia’s Martini
- Models: Jen and Shane Fellows
- Cake Sign / Laser Bride and Groom: Happily Ever Etched
- Hair and Makeup: Bre Payton Designs