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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.

DIY Ace Hotel Palm springs wedding
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.

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DIY Ace Hotel Palm springs wedding

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.

DIY Ace Hotel Palm springs wedding
DIY Ace Hotel Palm springs wedding
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DIY Ace Hotel Palm springs wedding
DIY Ace Hotel Palm springs weddingDIY Ace Hotel Palm springs wedding
DIY Ace Hotel Palm springs wedding
DIY Ace Hotel Palm springs weddingDIY Ace Hotel Palm springs wedding
DIY Ace Hotel Palm springs wedding
DIY Ace Hotel Palm springs weddingDIY Ace Hotel Palm springs wedding
DIY Ace Hotel Palm springs wedding

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

Aubrey Joy Photography

I love sharing a bit about our sponsors! This week, I’d like to highlight a wonderful photographer, Aubrey Joy Photography. Aubrey focuses on capturing real moments. From the messed up hair in the morning, to the silly faces the bride and groom make at one another during their portraits, to the tears in the Father of the bride’s eyes as he gives his speech. The genuine moments that unfold throughout the day that might otherwise be missed in the hustle bustle of everything going on. These real moments absolutely shine through in her gorgeous images! Don’t you think?

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Aubrey Joy Photography is based in the Pacific Northwest, but available for travel. You can see more of Aubrey’s beautiful work in her Best of 2009!






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Vintage England Wedding II

And now, part two (See Part 1 here) of Stuart and Lauri’s vintage London wedding. I just adore those car and balloon pictures, and their cafe reception venue is so darling! Photos by Lisa Devlin.

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From the couple: The reception was easy. We had been on a few really lovely day-trips to a fantastic little cafe at The Needlemakers in the gorgeous town of Lewes. The building, food and staff are all amazing there, and it was just big enough to turn the place into a sweaty little disco after the meal.

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We all had a go as DJ as a lot of us know each other through the club night Stuart and his best man, Liam, ran together.

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The cake, a tiered Victoria sponge with raspberries, was provided by the Needlemakers staff upon our request…lovely people.

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Our advice is to spend money on the food and the photos, and make sure your wedding has meaning and personality.

Vintage Wedding Vendors (Lewes, UK):

Venues: Lewes Town Hall, Southover Grange Gardens, The Needlemakers / Photographer: Lisa Devlin / Wedding Dress: Hope and Harlequin / Shoes: Kurt Geiger / Headpiece: New Look / Ring: QuiltedPony / Bridesmaid dresses: all vintage / Groom’s suit: J. Lindenberg / DJ: Stuart and Liam, GOO / Caterer: The Needlemakers / Wedding Cake: The Needlemakers / Transportation: Sovereign Cars

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