Palm Springs Meets The Connecticut Coast ⋆ Madison Beach Hotel


With the Madison Beach Hotel perched right on the coastline there were a variety of unique designs that could have been created for the setting. I ultimately chose to craft a design plan that revolved around the meshing of two completely separate and distinct regions. I envisioned something that was a bit “Palm Springs meets the Connecticut Coast”.

Color Story

Often times, there are design elements that really catapult your inspiration towards your ultimate concept. In this case, it was a linen that caught my eye from PEAK Event Services named: Stonewall Seafoam. I mean, could the name be any more fitting? The rocky Connecticut coastline paired with the color seafoam as a unifying representation of both ocean and desert elements - perfection!

Rose Gold on Rose Gold:

Now that I had my linen base, I started thinking more about the additional colors that I wanted to use as accents. Palm Springs has this notorious peach color that comes to mind when I think of the region. More commercially, it’s the peachy painted stucco exterior of a boutique hotel that has thoughtfully planted cacti all around the gardens. With this peach tone in the mix, Ridgely Calligraphy used gorgeous handmade peach paper and striking white calligraphy for an additional layer of color and texture. Layers of rose gold elements were used in a way that cast a rosy filter over the entire design: chargers, flatware and macaroons all showcased this metallic look. Yup, we said rose gold macaroons - baked and glitzed by the talented I Need Sugar Therapy while Tiahna Lynn Photography captured all of these details during the rosiest of golden hours.

Coastal + Arrid Elements

Katie Murphy from Bloom52 Floral Co. was quickly inspired by this bi-coastal concept, and through the use of both sea urchins (coastal) and air plants (desert), the design concept came full circle. The unexpected use of exotic flowers paired with dried elements created an effortless interest. From the invitation suite styling, through to the cake decorating the touches of floral elevated the entire look!


Cake Cake Cake:

This cake feels like the most popular cake on the planet. Well, this design in general has felt pretty popular with multiple requests for reposts and sharing on blogs since the release of the images. The cake is three tiers of gorgeous geometric patterning that incorporate the color scheme seamlessly. When paired with the rose gold macaroons you have a dessert spread thats sweet on the eyes and in flavor.

Unique Style + Design:

You can’t call it coastal and you certainly wouldn’t consider it strictly desert bohemian either. This design is the perfect fusion of both these categories for something that’s uniquely coastal and boho. A great fit for the couple that are avoiding been-there-done-that styles and have a desire to host a wedding that makes guests feel as if they’re all wearing rose colored glasses. Who wouldn’t want a wedding that naturally incorporates this lovely optimism through the use of color?!

Vendor Team:

Photography: Tiahna Lynn Photography | Planning & Design: Daylynn Designs | Stationery: Ridgely Calligraphy | Venue: Madison Beach Hotel | Florist: Bloom.52 | Dessert: I Need Sugar Therapy |  Rentals: Peak Event Services