DIY Ace Hotel Wedding
We’ve been receiving an avalanche of weddings submitted by the brides themselves, and aren’t we loving it. This wedding sent by a long time reader is full of DIY ideas. I remember Tasha from the lovely comments section — and yes, I remember everyone who leaves a comment (hint, hint)! She now has an Etsy shop if you’re interested in any of her paper crafts.
From Tasha, the bride:
Creating this one special day with my husband was such a crazy-beautiful experience. By the time it was actually our wedding day we had put so much heart and soul into the details that we were able to just relax and let everyone love on us. We chose to have a small guest list so that we could spend time with everyone, not feel overwhelmed and to maintain the intimacy and integrity of how we felt about this moment in our lives. One of the best compliments we received from our guests was that at times during the night they forgot they were at an “event” because they felt like we could have been in our home they were so comfortable and cared for.
We chose the Ace because every time we visited we felt at home. The staff is so warm and unpretentious, the fire-pits on site and the amazing swimming pool with hammocks surrounding it all make for a sense of community and they always have rocking tunes playing.
Not only was the site beyond gorgeous as a backdrop for our event but it has so much personality as well. We tried to not out-do the space and just use it as inspiration when we were planning our event. Our friends and family all stayed and played at the Ace too. It really was by far the best week of my life with the wedding day as the world’s best cherry on top. I have never felt so surrounded by love. It was amazing.
Wedding Vendors (Palm Springs, CA):
Church: St. Margaret’s Palm Desert / Reception: Ace Hotel and Swim Club / Bridesmaids Dresses and Groomsmen’s Suits: all different from Nordstrom, J. Crew and Neiman Marcus / Groom’s Suit: Joseph Aboud / Wedding Dress: Anjolique / Bouquets: Mary Cass at Jensen’s / Wedding Cake: Jensen’s / Papel Picado: Ay Mujer on Etsy / Photography: Anika London Media / DJ: DJ LinoType / Make-Up: Holli Mediano at MAC / Hair: J. Russel Salon