When it came to planning their destination wedding in Palm Springs, California, the most important thing about the event for Jason and Aly was that the party be equal parts style and substance. Known as “The Style Guys” and based in Calgary, Alberta, Jason and Aly are famed for their expertise in all things fashion, decor and design. They are sought-after experts for broadcast and print media—they can be heard weekly on Virgin Radio Calgary and seen on segments for E! Network and Cosmo TV. The theme they chose for their wedding was mid-century Palm Springs, encompassing a riot of pattern and colour, which was the guiding principle for all elements of the wedding day.
“We had the palm leaf as a motif on the design of our invitations and stationery to drive home the mid-century vibe,” Aly says. “There was no single colour we focused on for the day, we wanted ALL the colours represented, and even requested every guest wear a pattern of some kind. So many of our friends are stylists, designers, television personalities and overall fashion enthusiasts, so it was fun to see how they all tried to outdo each other. Even those who might not typically dress over-the-top showed up looking colourful and amazing.”
The pair certainly set the tone for fabulousness with their Mr Turk tuxedos (designer Jonathan Skow, who passed away in October 2018, was a fashion photographer and husband of womenswear designer Trina Turk). “We have been shopping his dapper California looks for many years and his had grown to
be a huge line coveted by celebrities and fashionable men,” Aly notes. “Jonathan helped us select the perfect patterned tuxedos, and wearing them was definitely one of our favourite elements.”