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
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
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

21 comments

Comments (21):

  • Summer on August 19, 2010

    Gorgeously unbelievable. What a fabulous job this couple did. Every detail is so personal, fun, well-edited, and most importantly well-executed.
  • Victoria on August 19, 2010

    As the proud mother of this beautiful bride and her handsome groom, I can say from first hand experience with them that these two love birds had SO much fun working on the wedding details together. It made the wedding so intimate, unique and personal to them. Planning way in advance helped and there were many weekends devoted to creating, shopping, talking about all the specific details. I was also very impressed at how many of their plans revolved around making the whole experience (the entire wedding week), special for their guests and families. It was an awesome event!!
  • Becoming Mrs. Ford on August 19, 2010

    My husband is the cutest ;)
  • Mr. Ford on August 19, 2010

    Wow! Thank you so much for featuring us, Ruffled! We had such a blast and it's so heart warming to see all the positivity and love in response. We had so much fun making those drink stirrers together and I love that everyone like's them, thank you!
  • Leah on August 18, 2010

    Oh wow! This wedding is amazing! Seriously perfection! Luvs!
  • Shannon on August 18, 2010

    Tasha is just plain amazing. From every detail....I am in love.
  • Angela Gaspar Photography on August 18, 2010

    Oh fun dress!
  • tess on August 18, 2010

    more than love the drink stirrers. awesome idea.
  • Kate on August 18, 2010

    I love the drink stirrers! The monogram and photo are both perfect.
  • Becoming Mrs. Ford on August 18, 2010

    YES! I am SOOOO excited to be featured on Ruffled. Thank you so much Amanda!!! I feel very blessed to not only have had the most perfect wedding in the world but to get to share the details of it here. I had so much fun making everything, hearing your sweet thoughts on our projects just fills me with so much happiness :)
  • Alicepub Wedding Blog on August 18, 2010

    Wow, so great wedding, it is rustic as well as elegant setting. I quite like its wedding decoration design which looks cute and romantic. The shot of this new couple is really romantic and sweet.
  • mary on August 18, 2010

    ooooooo loads of lovely paper goods but it is the bouquet that really makes me swoon
  • Lori & The Girl in the Pink Wedding Dress on August 17, 2010

    Love all of the DiY touches, especially the stir sticks!
  • a thousand mason jars on August 17, 2010

    LOVE the personalized DIY drink stirrers! the purple cactus is GORGEOUS, love.
  • forget.me.knot.weddings on August 17, 2010

    Love their stir sticks and Polaroid wall!
  • The Nerdy Owl on August 17, 2010

    I love the Polaroid wall.
  • cara on August 17, 2010

    love love love the bouquet. this wedding looks like it was a blast.
  • Annie @ Marry You Me on August 17, 2010

    This is too cool for school! Love the color palette and the venue totally fit with the feel of the wedding.
  • katherine on August 17, 2010

    the drink stirrers! ohhhh the drink stirrers.... ammaazinnngg
  • nancy {so happi together} on August 17, 2010

    I am loving this one! Such a creative use of banners, tags and photos. And the container for the floral arrangement? perfection!
  • Lindsay on August 17, 2010

    I adore the Ace! What a great wedding. xo

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