If you ask me, Palm Springs weddings are the new standard in cool. The Melideos sent us this wedding straight from The Ace Hotel, a destination we’re just crazy about. Bride Cindy planned her big day full of watercolors, pops of coral and plenty of succulents to make us fall in love.
From the bride, Cindy: We wanted our wedding to be a party! We wanted it in a fun, comfortable atmosphere where everyone can stay the weekend and celebrate with us or just make it a day trip from LA. Once we found the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs for our venue everything just came together for us. I wanted the style and feel to represent us, romantic and colorful with some wild and crazy fun!
My color scheme was desert pastels, soft watercolors with a pop of bright coral. Almost everything we did was DIY. I could not have done any of it without my family and friends! The Save The Date’s and Invitations were created, made, and put together by me and my bridesmaids. My maid of honor did all the programs and my sister-in-law did all the artwork. My sister-in-law also did all the decorations at the wedding and really made all my crazy visions come to life! My bridesmaids and I potted all the succulents and cacti and my bridesmaids made the potted succulent seating chart with names and table numbers. My brothers constructed and erected the arbor that we got married under which was beautiful! And a friend did all my flowers, bouquets and boutonnieres.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Have fun! You are only going to do this once so try to enjoy every moment. Trust your first instincts and don’t get overwhelmed. There are millions of options and venders out there for everything little thing so don’t let your self get crazy looking at every option, make decisions and then be happy with it and move on! Don’t be scared to change your mind at the last minute some of those last minute changes are the best! The day of the wedding everything is going to work out and be more beautiful then you could have ever imagined, so take moments to look around, and take some private moments with your new husband to soak it all in! Like everyone says, it’s going to fly by so fast so live it up, it’s going to be the best day EVER!
I had a friend sing “La Vie en Rose” as everyone entered the ceremony area.
Processional: “The Winner Is,” Mychael Danna and DeVotchKa
Bride’s Processional: “Fresh Feeling,” The Eels
Recessional: “You Make My Dreams Come True,” Hall & Oates
First Dance: “You Send Me,” Sam Cooke
Father/Daughter Dance: “Butterfly Kisses,” Bob Carlisle
Wedding Location: Palm Springs, CA / Photographer: The Melideos / Wedding Venue and Caterer: The Ace Hotel / Wedding Flowers: Friend of newlyweds / Wedding Dress: Watters / Wedding Shoes: BHLDN / Groom’s Suit: Club Monaco / Wedding Cake and DJ: Friend of newlyweds / Wedding Invitations: Bride and Bridesmaids