Modern Ace Hotel Wedding

Modern Weddings

Oh, Ace Hotel, how we love thee. Is there any space more ideal for a retro-meets-modern wedding? Lauren and Derek’s day was just such a wedding, filled with no shortage of glamorous details! Jenavieve Belair and Billy Pruden of Carly Rae Design knocked this one way out of the park.

glam ace hotel wedding - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

From the bride, Lauren: Derek and I have a long history… starting with a 14-year friendship that quickly changed with a single kiss 7 years ago. We wanted a space to celebrate our adventure and our wedding weekend was just that. A weekend to celebrate our incredible circle of family and friends who have loved and nurtured us to the moon and back.

glitter wedding details - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

palm springs wedding - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

grey wedding invitations - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

glam ace hotel wedding - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

hydrangea tulip bouquets - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/
Bouquet recipe: Succulents, white tulips, yellow billy buttons, eucalyptus, baby’s breath, and white hydrangeas.

black bridesmaids dresses - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

glitter wedding details - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

photo guest book - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

wedding ceremony - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

flower girl outfits - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

wedding ceremony altar - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

ceremony recessional - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

glam ace hotel wedding - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

glam ace hotel wedding - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

We wanted a weekend that was playful, yet chic. Modern, yet classic. We wanted GOLD… and we got gold. From beach balls in the pool to gold flamingos surrounding our ceremony/cocktail hour space… Reggae cocktail hour to family style fried chicken and mac and cheese, we made it our day. Our theme was “desert chic” and our colors were black, white, nude, and gold (sequins and glitter). We made the signs and spray painted the flamingos gold. Billy of Carly Rae Design made our black and gold glittered aisle runner which rocked my world.

glam ace hotel wedding - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

striped table runners - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

written seating charts - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

striped table runners - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

black white reception - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

striped table runners - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

striped table runners - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

glam wedding reception - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? You’re celebrating a marriage, a life long party… not just planning a day. When you get in a tiff with your fiancé about costs (I promise it will happen), blurt out “I love you” right in the middle of a sentence. It will remind you what matters most. Don’t stop eating dessert in an attempt to slim down. These people love you in sweats with messy hair and happy equals gorgeous. Your wedding is about standing next to the person you’re crazy about, in front of your nearest and dearest, and promising to love each other forever. THAT is what makes the perfect wedding.

dessert table signs - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

naked wedding cakes - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

first dances - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

glam wedding reception - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/

glam wedding reception - photo by Jenavieve Belair http://ruffledblog.com/glam-ace-hotel-wedding/


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “La Valse D’Amelie,” Yann Tiersen (from Amelie)
Bride’s Processional: “Comptine D’un Autre Ete,” Yann Tiersen (from Amelie)
Recessional: “Signed Sealed Delivered,” Stevie Wonder
Cocktail Hour: Reggae
First Dance: “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” Otis Redding
Father/Daughter Dance: “Ain’t That Love,” Ray Charles
Mother/Son Dance: “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

Wedding Location: Palm Springs, CA / Photographer: Jenavieve Belair / Wedding Planning and Event Design: Billy Pruden of Carly Rae Design / Flowers: Wendie Monroy (951.781.3106) / Venue and Caterer: Ace Hotel / Wedding Dress: La Sposa via The White Dress / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Piperlime / Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss / DJ: Trevor Haremaker of TREO (757.705.1779) / Wedding Invitations: Friend of bride

3 comments
  1. The Zoots

    I’ve Been Loving You Too Long by Otis Redding for a first dance, how brilliant. Otis Redding is an absolute legend, we love performing his music!
    Love this wedding, some fantastic shots, there is something so lovely about a naked cake!
    Congrats Lauren and Derek :D

  2. Party Rentals Irvine {Apex Tent and Party}

    Loved the beautiful location and each and every details for this wedding, specially the reception area looks so gorgeous.

  3. Lovella Bridal

    Ace Hotel weddings are the best! A little bit funky, a little bit lovely… and definitely always with a lot of personality.

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