What Reality TV show is complete without a wedding?
I couldn't finish off this series of blog posts for the motel without including the story of mine and Phillips wedding day. The first (of many) weddings that will happen at the Trixie Motel and truly the best day of this whole wild experience that I am so thankful we were chosen to be part of.
I first need to thank all the wonderful people who helped make this day so special, including florals by Wild Muse floral, and photography by Tim Melideo. This amazing team of people, along with the cast and crew that turned into family, made our day so magical and one we will never forget.
Phillip and I have been together for over 8 years now, so it was about time we made it official. We survived a pandemic together, a TV renovation show, raise two doggie babies, and work together full time on both Dazey LA and Dazey Den. We had planned on getting hitched last year, but then I landed my job on Trixie Motel. Little did we know this amazing opportunity would turn into a wedding too! If you watch our show Trixie Motel on Discovery+, you heard that we were supposed to get engaged at the same motel, previously the Coral Sands. This is ABSOLUTELY TRUE. As aforementioned, we have been together awhile, and I just knew Phillip was going to propose on my 30th bday. I wanted a funky and cute spot with a pretty backdrop to get those good engagement photos ;) Found the motel on Airbnb and tried to book, but to my dismay the previous owner Ruby Montana said she had sold the motel after 20 years of ownership. Little did we know something better was on the horizon. So we booked somewhere else for my birthday, got engaged, and more or less forgot about the Pink Palm Springs motel. A few months later I was contacted by a talent scout, tried out for the show, and landed the gig. When they sent me the show details I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw what motel it was! Little did I know it would end up being the place we got married. And never could have guessed I would have a TV wedding. Pretty damn magical!
Our wedding was in the middle of the pandemic, a TV show set, and planned pretty last minute. So we kept it tight with the cast, crew, and celebrity guests Gigi Gorgeous and Jonathan Bennett. Nevertheless it was a beautiful and special day that means so much to us. Plus having our dear friend and drag superstar Trixie Mattel officiate the wedding was pretty damn amazing. And as a surprise at the end of the wedding Trixie wrote and preformed a really beautiful song for Phillip and I that made me cry. Talk about a day to remember!
It was really important to have the wedding represent me as a designer. Nontraditional, colorful, unique, quirky, and elevated. Lucky for me I had already designed the entire venue LOL. I mean, it doesn't get better than being able to get married at a space you helped design that's exactly your vibe. I went with a sort of "tacky chic" feel. I really wanted it to feel like me, and wish more weddings tried to do this vs just going with what you are supposed to do or wear. I had been planning this on Pinterest already for awhile haha. Here's my board if you need some inspo too:
Don't forget to pin our photos here too!
THE WEDDING FIT, DAZEY DESIGNED
As a clothing designer it only made sense that I designed my own wedding look, from the print, dress, to the shoes! A white dress was basically against everything I stand for, so knew I had to make it colorful and have a print. I decided to go with something simple, playful, and pink. I loved the idea of having something kinda saucey and non-bridal, hence see-through fabric. Plus it was so Palm Springs to have a swim suit underneath. And that did come in handy as you can see below lol. I feel like the casual mesh fabric mixed with the frilly silhouette was just so perfect and felt spot on for a no-fuss fabulous wedding. Naturally I had to made it for Dazey LA too!
My entire wedding look is available to shop here on the Dazey LA site! Click the links below to get your own full Dream Day look :)
Dani's Full Wedding Day Look
Dani's Full Wedding Day Look