As soon as we laid eyes on Jenna + Matt’s Ace Hotel (in Palm Springs, California) wedding, we were hooked on all the gorgeous, unique details. Of course, a stand-out element was J’s completely amaze Vera Wang dress (just check it out!), but aside from that it was hard to play favorites. The newlyweds tell us, We’re both pretty eclectic, love to throw parties and are pretty fond of booze and food. We really wanted to make sure that the whole thing felt like a big party with lots of goofy details that would make people laugh, like life size cardboard cut outs of our pets for the photo booth, “building a cheeseburger” (photos of that toward the end!) for our union ceremony, and having Matt walk down the aisle to Metallica.
We’re guessing you’re intrigued to see more, right? Let’s take a look at the perfect captures below by Cuckoo’s Nest West...
We’re not at all surprised that Jenna chose these super fun sequin shoes (an Amazon find!) to pair with her incredible dress.
Such a gorgeous couple, right?!
We love it when couple’s do things their way on the big day! Take J + M for example, who exchanged their vows once the sun had set and decided to ‘build a cheeseburger” for their union ceremony!
Stay away from Pinterest!! My advice would be to not even "just peek" at it, if you're a creative person at all, let that shine through, and don't just copy what everyone else is doing. You'll drive yourself (and probably your bridal party) crazy, because nothing will be "cute enough”.
photographer: Cuckoo’s Nest West // venue: Ace Hotel Palm Springs, California // event planner: ace hotel wedding coordinator Stephany Wilder // florals: Lotus and Lily floral // wedding dress: Vera Wang // shoes: Amazon // bridesmaid dresses: their own; including ASOS, Rent the Runway, and J.Crew // hair: Tracey Gustave // makeup: Jahnavi Wraight // groom’s suit: Bloomingdales // paper goods: handmade by Matt and Jenna // catering, cake + rentals: Ace Hotel // officiant: Reverend Patricia Sylvester // music: DJ Chris Paul