Real Wedding: Sara + Ryan’s Wedding at the Ace Hotel

I’m excited to share this Palm Springs wedding with you guys today. You might recognize Sara + Ryan from their fun engagement session I featured a few months ago. They were married at one of my favorites hotels in Palm Springs – the Ace Hotel. Gorgeous photos by the talented Sarah Yates.

bride getting ready for wedding

bride with wrap and veil

short wedding dress and bright bouquet

Love Sara’s short dress with the ruffles + her bright bold bouquet!

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wedding blue bike just married sign

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desert wedding bride and groom

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palm springs ace hotel wedding reception

What a fun area for the reception! Love that camper van they have behind the dj – that is permanent there at the Ace :)

modern wedding decorations centerpiece

wedding dj with vintage trailer

cake topper readymade wedding cake

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Photography: Sarah Yates // Dress: Cymbeline of Paris // Shoes: Kate Spade // Veil: Sara Gabriel // Shrug: Marabou Feather Shrug by Dollhouse Bettie, San Francisco // Florist: Cachet Fiore, Palm Springs // Event Design: Sara Studio Design (the bride, who is a graphic designer) // Venue: Ace Hotel, Palm Springs // DJs: Electric Umbilical Cord // Cake: Readymade Magazine // Cake toppers/advice jar: Jonathan Adler

Thanks Sarah for letting me share your gorgeous photos and congrats to Sara + Ryan!

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  1. Love this! What a fun place and what a fun couple and Sarah totally captures that!

  2. I adore her dress, and the setting is so much fun!

  3. i adore her short dress! and that choco pie cake is a cute idea!

  4. how beautiful!!!! the couple has such sweet expressions. and i really, really love sarah yates’s work.

  5. Great shoot. Love the location and fun candids.

  6. Great photos! What a FUN wedding – wow! Love all the attention to detail!

  7. Beautiful photos, beautiful couple!

  8. Yeah! love Sarah’s work and this adorable couple is the best!
    I heart any desert wedding! Off to the Ace this weekend, so ready for some sun!

  9. Thank you everyone for the kind words!

  10. Wow, what beautiful shots! And that dress is amazing. Love the black & white shot of the bride and groom from behind…excellent work!

  11. What a beautiful wedding, and gorgeous photography!! Love.

  12. Just want to say I love your blog. Just beautiful. Thanks for inspiring my latest post! :)

  13. Jordan - Polkadot Prints on:

    How totally cool is this? Love it!

  14. Hi! I really liked to read your blog because I learn a lot of things. I loved the bride’s dress coz it’s not the usual long gowns that we’ve seen and she looks so stunning in that dress.

  15. This wedding is so truly unique. The mix of trailer-chic and elegant detailing adds interest to each photo. I am in love with the bride’s fur bolero…so beautiful! I also noticed the small “Advice Jar.” What a cute twist on an advice book!

  16. Thank you everyone for your wedding love! We’re so honored to be featured on Green Wedding Shoes. Many thanks to Sarah Yates!

  17. Love the Advice Jar!! great idea

  18. This is perfection!!! Love it all.

  19. What a gorgeous wedding… love the short wedding dress!

  20. What a beautiful venue! Love the scenic shots.

  21. Love the hair and makeup Sara. Where did you get it done? Looking for natural and retro inspired hair and makeup without looking like a prom queen.

  22. @Kat, thanks so much! I did my own makeup as I have some training. My friend Natalie does amazing hair, even though her day job is not a stylist! She and I researched styles we liked on the internet and then did something a little looser than fingerwaves.

  23. We are obsessed with this bride’s impeccable taste and style! The Ace Hotel looks like a beautiful location for a wedding reception. Good choice! Many of our brides have had the advice jar at their reception as well. We think it’s a very smart idea and fun idea. Congratulations Sara and Ryan!


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