This Retro Glam Bougainvillea Estate Wedding was Inspired by Frank Sinatra and Desert Blooms

October 30, 2018 | juliette

By now you know how we feel about floral-forward wedding decor, so it should come as no surprise that we’re freaking out over the floral designs Shindig Chic created for Nicolette and Dan’s Bougainvillea Estate wedding! We’re talking desert-inspired centerpieces accented with fresh-cut fruit, vertical floral sculptures for both the ceremony backdrop and the seating chart, and wedding party bouquets bursting with texture and color. The palette was a perfect complement to the venue’s natural landscape, which featured gardens, a pool, and, as the name suggests, bougainvillea as far as the eye can see. In addition to the stunning design, Nicolette and Dan killed it with vintage Hollywood-inspired fashion, especially Nicolette’s sexy lace Berta gown that bordered on boho chic. Needless to say, every detail of this California estate wedding deserves a second (and third) look, which is why we’re so excited the oh-so-talented Lauren Scotti captured it all!

The Couple:

Nicolette and Dan

The Wedding:

Bougainvillea Estate, Indio, California

The most important part of wedding planning for us was creating a memorable fun event that we and our family and friends would remember our whole lives. Also, reflecting our personalities and all our favorite things in the small touches.

Processional – “Higher Love” by James Vincent McMorrow
Recessional – “Jackson” by Johnny Cash
First Dance – “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges

When searching for a venue, we knew we wanted to have something outdoors that had a desert vibe and where we could do the ceremony and reception. As a bonus, we stayed on the property with the wedding party and it was such a blast!

For our wedding day fashion, we wanted to incorporate the retro glamour of the desert (think Frank Sinatra vibe) with modern, bohemian vibes. I am obsessed with all the Israeli wedding dress designers. When I found my dress, I knew it was a perfect dress to be glamorous while still modern and a bit edgy.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Lauren Scotti
Event Design, Signage, Paper Goods, and Floral Design – Shindig Chic
Event Planner – Events Department
Venue – Bougainvillea Estate
Catering – La Vallauris
Wedding Dress – Berta
Rentals – Signature Party Rentals


Congratulations to Nicolette and Dan, and a special thanks to Shindig Chic for sharing this stunning Bougainvillea Estate wedding with Junebug! Love the boho glam vibe and looking for more inspiration? Get ready to flip over this boho glam Phoenix wedding at The Croft Downtown with a cozy twist!

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  1. Now, THAT’S a California wedding. Great photos.

  2. What a hip wedding! Of course, it’s a California wedding. Of course!!

  3. Love the car and the wedding dress. Beautiful wedding.

  4. i love all details!!! nice california wedding :)

  5. I love all of the different colors. Very glamorous.

  6. OMG that car!! <3 awesome photography as well.

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