I had SUCH a blast planning & coordinating Summer and Adam’s Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding in October. First of all, Palm Springs is so major (yes, I just said MAJOR). Each time I go there, I feel like I have landed in another decade; mid-century to be exact. It is a quaint town with good food, fun people, and of course, the Ace Hotel. If you haven’t been there, I highly suggest you go! The Ace leaves no detail unturned in their rooms or event spaces. I think it is my new favorite wedding venue. Or, at least one of them You can do so much with their “ballroom”; and I use that term loosely. More like really-awesome-warehouse-meets-ballroom-meets-loft. As long as you aren’t getting married in the middle of the summer (HOT), I am there any day of the week. Oh who I am I kidding, I will be there any day, anytime.
Almost any wedding palette or theme can be executed at the Ace, but Summer and Adam chose an eclectic mix of tropical sherbert shades that turned out beautifully. I had a hard time choosing my normal amount of photos to feature, so I hope you don’t mind an extra long blog post with lots of fun inspiration.
This wedding was also featured over at Brooklyn Bride! An excerpt from that feature is below, and I couldn’t be more flattered or happy!
From the bride:
My number one piece of advice is to get a coordinator. We hired Courtney as a month-of coordinator, but she was available to answer our questions via email from the moment we hired her and there is NO question that we could not have done it without her. She was 100% on top of everything, and it just gave me complete peace of mind and let me actually enjoy the day. Although there were definitely moments of stress throughout the planning process, I ended up being completely relaxed once it all began. I really had no idea how incredibly joyful an experience it would be, and having someone there to handle all of the logistics left us free to enjoy the moment. My other advice is not to scrimp on your photographers. As you can see from these pictures, ours were INCREDIBLE, and looking at their pictures is like reliving the whole experience all over again. You honestly can’t put a price on that, so whatever you pay for a great photographer will be a bargain in the long run. And finally (and everyone will tell you this but it’s worth repeating), just enjoy! Focus on what matters, which is the two of you. Stick together, enjoy every second, and it will be perfect in all the ways that matter.
O M G, right?!?
Photographer: Jesse, Whitney, & Jenn from Our Labor of Love
DJ: Smiles Davis via The Flashdance
Planner: Courtney Tibbets, After the Engagement
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs, CA
Florist: Primary Petals
Wedding Cake or Dessert Baker: Desserts by Ace Hotel (King’s Highway
Caterer: Ace Hotel (King’s Highway Restaurant)
Linens: Provided by the Ace Hotel
Lighting: Classic Party Rentals
• Invitations & menus: Wedding Paper Divas
• Place cards & table numbers: e.m. papers
• Programs: Wide Eyes Design
Bride’s Gown: Garbo by Elizabeth Fillmore (via Kleinfeld Bridal)
Bride’s Hair Accessories/Veil/Jewelry:
• Hair accessory: LoBoheme
• Earrings: BHLDN
Hair Stylist: Christine Choi
Makeup Artist: Flor Hunt (bridesmaid J)
Bride’s Shoes: Miss Albright (from Anthropologie)
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: ModCloth and BHLDN
Groom’s Attire: Suit: Jones New York; Tie: Nordstrom; Custom cufflinks:Uncommon Goods
Groomsmen Attire: Suits: their own; Ties: Nordstrom