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Michael Segal

Specializing in editorial-style weddings, Segal brings his professional experience as a fashion and celebrity photographer into the wedding itself. He has built a career as a professional photographer who has worked with talents such as the Foo Fighters, John Mayer, and Carrie Underwood.

Style Me Pretty Features – Andrew and Brian at Avalon Palm Springs

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Palm Springs weddings? They make my heart happy. And so does this handsome duo, who, along with Artisan Events Floral Decor, threw one of the coolest weddings ever. Think al fresco dining at its finest with a crazy cool ceremony and pops of bright orange. Head to THE VAULT for every stunning moment from Michael Segal and then hit play on the awesome film from Routine Video below.

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From Artisan Events Floral Decor… I had a blast helping these guys put this day together! When I meet them I could see it was a perfect fit!

The Avalon was the perfect setting for their wedding day. The ceremony was accented with candles and citrus and desert inspiration. They each had a mixed bridal party so I created just small bouquet of white garden roses with Camilla leaves for the ladies and tea roses and mini succulents for the guys. Simple and elegant!

They wanted the reception to be magic in Palm Springs under the stars! White paper lanterns accented the string lights and tons of candlelight.

Click HERE to see Style Me Pretty Post


Photographed by Michael Segal Photography

Planned by Joey Lizotte of Artisan Event Floral Decor

Ceremony and Reception at Avalon Hotel Palm Springs

Flowers by Artisan Event Floral Decor

Videographer: Brian Way and Levi Ogner from Routine Video

DJ: DJ James from Music Media Entertainment

Grace Ormonde features Teresa and Saul at Vibiana In Print


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Event Planned by Flavia Lamoglia from Allure Events Atelier

Photography by Michael Segal Photography

Ceremony and Reception Location at Vibiana

Getting Ready Location at Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills

Wedding Dress by Romona Keveza and Shoes by Christian Louboutin

Flowers by Celios Design

Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

Makeup by Astrid Gonzalez

Cake by The Butter End and Desserts by Rafi’s Pastry

Violinist – Esther Anaya

Photo Booth by OC Photo Booth

Michael and Matt – Thunderbird Country Club


This wedding made history — not for being the chicest, though it certainly could, but for being the first same sex wedding at Thunderbird Country Club. And with Celebrations of Joy planning every detail, the first same sex wedding at the Palm Spring Country Club also might be one of the coolest ever: two handsome Grooms, Gaelic touches and an alfresco reception under palm trees. See it all from Michael Segal Photography in The Vault!

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From Celebrations of Joy…The wedding of Michael and Matt took place at the beautiful and historic Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, CA. It was the first same-sex marriage at the club which counts Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz as founding members. Their vision for their wedding was an elegant chic dinner/ dance party showcasing the desert landscape where Michael’s parents have a home. Wedding florals incorporated many of the popular desert succulents with a vibrant pop of orange, contrasting beautifully with the grooms’ deep navy tuxedos.

Michael, an American from LA and Matt, an Irishman, fell in love in London where both men were pursuing their careers. Touches of Matt’s Irish heritage were incorporated into details of their wedding. Exquisite Desserts created a Guinness flavored cake and empty Guinness beer cans decorated their Just Married golf cart that featured a sign in Irish saying “The Newlyweds”.

After a fun and intimate ceremony and romantic dinner with dancing to the Lucky Devils Band, Michael and Matt had one more surprise up their sleeve: an 80s style prom complete with a starry night themed photo booth, a balloon drop, and boutonnieres and corsages for all their guests. Michael and Matt did a quick change into 1980s classic powder blue and dusty brown tuxes and were crowned King and King of their own prom by comedian Drew Droege doing his impression of Chloe Sevigny.


Photography: Michael Segal Photography

Event Planning: COJ Events

Venue: Thunderbird Country Club

Floral Design: Jensen’s Florist

Rentals + Linen Rentals: Signature Rentals

Lighting: Perfect Touch

Makeup: Samantha Bishop


Band: Lucky Devils Band

MC: Abby Roll

DJ: Daisy O’Dell

Transportation: Lion Transportation

Photo Booth: Social Light

AV for DJ: Modern Media

Desserts: Exquisite Desserts