elegantly whacky


Photography: Jenn Emerling |  Planning & Design: Anything But Gray Events  |  Florals: Shin Dig Chic  |  Calligraphy: Calligraphy Nerd


flamingo pink, aqua green, citrus orange

elegantly whacky, elevated kitsch, bright


Centered around the term “elegantly wacky” and infusing the bride’s love for pink and flamingos, the design infused iconic Palm Springs imagery with elevated kitsch. A re-imagined illustration of Slimm Aaron’s “Women by a Pool” served as the focal point upon which all design elements were derived.


The traditional 3-piece suite featured a letterpress invitation, illustrated information card, and silk screen printed double-sided RSVP. The envelope was sealed with a fuschia pink flamingo wax seal and addressed in white ink.


Individual illustrated elements were infused throughout the day-of goods. Handmade flamingo place cards were laser cut and layered with 8 separate elements while the iconic Parker hotel was recreated as a “gift and cards box” (complete with movable paper plants and flamingos). Guests were invited to sign a copy of a Slim Aaron’s coffee table book and sip lemonade with custom acrylic drink stirrers. A custom fabricated bar sign was designed using the cocktail illustrations and retro vibe.