A Modern Outdoor Wedding at Avalon Hotel Palm Springs in Palm Springs, California

Surrounded by mountainous views of the desert in Palm Springs, California, the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs (formerly known as Viceroy Palm Springs)&nbsp

Surrounded by mountainous views of the desert in Palm Springs, California, the Avalon Hotel Palm Springs (formerly known as Viceroy Palm Springs) served as a lush oasis for Philip Johnson (33 and an interior design sales manager) and Ryan O'Meara's (31 and owner of an interior design company) modern wedding with a sophisticated style. "We visit Palm Springs often, and it's a nice place for us to escape and relax,” the couple says. “Also, being in the field of interior design, we love the inspiration Palm Springs has to offer.” The palette of whites, grays, tan and yellow was reflected in the choice of wedding day apparel: Ryan's white button-up jacket with tan dress pants and Philip's dark tan suit. The ceremony took place outside on the lawn surrounded by lavishly trimmed landscaping, where Christine Arnold Photography captured Philip and Ryan getting married underneath a large white canopy. Pops of yellow were brought into the decor through flower arrangements that ranged from rose pomanders at the altar to the lush rose and hydrangea centerpieces arranged inside glass vases, created by Artisan Event Floral Decor. The reception that followed took place on a separate lawn space nearby, where guests were seated at long tables draped with black-and-white runners designed with Greek key patterns. We loved the canary yellow calla lily bouquets held by the bridesmaids and the pocket squares tucked into Philip's and Ryan's jackets—both accented with lace and ribbon that held a deeper meaning past the beautiful appearance. "The most important handmade element was the pocket squares and the bouquet ribbons," the couple says. "They were created from the satin and lace of Philip’s mother's wedding dress. She passed away last July, and it was a way to keep her spirit present during the wedding day."

The ceremony programs were printed on white stationery with a black font and a small yellow "+" symbol in between the Ryan's and Philip's names at the top. This stationery reflected the wedding's modern style.
Philip and Ryan both had a single yellow rose and green succulent boutonniere pinned to their jacket lapels, tied together by the wraparound the stems.
Philip and Ryan were married at the white canopy during the outdoor ceremony that took place at Avalon Hotel Palm Springs in Palm Springs, California. Guests were seated in white chiavari chairs with black cushions to watch the marriage take place.
The bridesmaids held up their bouquets made up of stemmed canary yellow calla lilies wrapped together. The lace and ribbon that held the stems together were from Philip's mother's wedding dress.
Philip wore a pair of dark brown dress shoes with his dark tan suit, while Ryan wore a light tan pair of shoes with his tan pants and white jacket combination.
"Our wedding party wore outfits that evoked their own wedding style and personality," Philip and Ryan says. "We had all the ladies in the wedding party wear birdcage veils. Since we were two grooms, we loved the idea of them looking like brides. It was our way of paying homage to a traditional wedding."
The reception took place outside, where string lights hung over long, white dining tables that were draped with black-and-white runners depicting the Greek key design.
The dining tables had black-and-white runners designed with a Greek key pattern draped down the middle, decorated with white and canary yellow centerpieces of roses and hydrangeas.
Philip wore a dark tan suit with a white collared dress shirt on the day of the wedding. He stood next to Ryan, who wore a white button-down jacket with tan dress pants.