Let the good vibes roll! We’ve got a fun one today that’s full of color, mid-century modern details, great bride and groom style and the best dance moves we’ve ever seen! We’re talking about Chelsea and Kevin’s Palm Springs wedding at The ACE Hotel Palm Springs! From the very beginning, C+K knew they wanted their day to be a laid-back affair where the number one goal was to have all of their friends and family in one place for a big celebration. Together with event designers Hello Gem, they planned a retro meets Art Deco party with vibrant flowers, modern wedding party attire, a GWS x Lover’s Society wedding dress, a pink and yellow color palette and striking black details. These two know how to have a good time!
C+K’s wedding photographer, Jenn Emerling had this to say about the rad couple and their special day:
Chelsea and Kevin are anything but boring, in fact, they might be the coolest, most fun couple we’ve worked with. The ACE Hotel Palm Springs was absolutely the perfect blank slate for their vision of a modern and colorful celebration, which prioritized endless dancing and good vibes. We loved the juxtaposition of the black tapers, glassware and flatware with such bold yellow and pink accents throughout the florals. The color choices worked perfectly with the amazing Laura Berger mural onsite- it was like a match made in heaven. Hello Gem also created these warm, desert colored art deco inspired arches for their backdrop and signage.
Get ready to soak up the good vibes in the adorable images below! Let’s go!
Retro Palm Springs Wedding Details
How cute are these vintage wedding invitations that showcase the sunny glow of Old California! What a fun way to welcome guests to the laid-back, party vibe of the event!
The Beautiful Bride
Hair Goals!! We’re loving this twisted half up, half down bridal hairstyle by Jen Plus Color. It’s perfectly effortless and carefree!
You guys know we get giddy when we get to feature a bride that’s wearing one of our GWS x Lover’s Society gowns! C is wearing the GWS x Lovers Society ‘Wyatt’ gown and we have to say… she looks absolutely stunning! Here’s what she had to say about the search for the perfect gown!
I went wedding dress shopping 13 months prior to the wedding when my Mom was visiting from out of town. We hadn’t planned on finding a dress that early on, but one of the last dresses I tried on was at Lovely Bride in San Francisco and I couldn’t stop thinking about it! I knew we weren’t going to have a formal black tie wedding, that our vibe would be more chic and laidback in Palm Springs, so the GWS x Lovers Society Wyatt gown was the perfect classic silhouette with a modern twist. I loved the low back with scalloped details, braided/rope trim and the mix of all-white crepe and just a little lace. It hugged me in all the right places, but was also super comfortable to wear all day and night. I opted out of wearing a traditional veil to let the dress shine on its own.
Want to see more real brides in our GWS x Lovers Society gowns? We’ve got a full feature you can check out right here!
Hello Gem totally nailed the vibrant color palette in the florals! Just look at this bridal bouquet!! Ranunculus, poppies, anemone, protea and sweet pea come together for an eclectic and gorgeous garden-style bouquet.
Bride and Groom
Super exciting when we get to shout out about awesome shoes for both bride AND groom! C+K have serious style! Just take a peek at C’s mustard Loeffler Randall heels and K’s swanky Del Toro slippers! Those are some dancin’ shoes for sure!
Stylish Wedding Party
The ultimate collection of beautiful bridesmaids dresses! We love the mismatched bridesmaids dress look and C’s girls prove you can get this look with a muted color palette too. We’re loving the different neutral tones represented here in gowns from Dessy, BHLDN, Lulus, and Show Me Your Mumu. Looking for a similar mismatched, nude look? Check out some more inspiration below!
Palm Springs Wedding Florals
C+K had the perfect combination of minimal and stylized flowers and well as lush and overflowing designs. Protea and anthurium, with their funky lines and textures, have a very mid-century modern aesthetic to them. When paired with the Art Deco lines of the arched signage that Hello Gem created, they make for the best combination of design styles!
Yay!!! Time to celebrate!
Processional: Love Like A Sunset, Pt 2. - Phoenix (Bride) Harvest Moon- Poolside Remix (Wedding party and Groom)
Recessional: Everlasting Light- The Black Keys
First Dance: You'll Never Walk Alone- Gerry and The Pacemakers
Ok… are they not the cutest couple?! Killer dance moves :) With music from Dart Collective, it’s no wonder they danced the night away!
A common concern couples have on wedding day is trying to divide time so they can enjoy the day while still greeting, mingling and thanking friends and family. C+K had a unique take on this problem and a great solution to how they solved it!
We did a destination wedding because we wanted to spend our time at the wedding on the dance floor and didn’t want to have anxiety about making sure we were catching up with everyone when we only had a few hours for the fun after the ceremony. We used the two days leading up to the wedding to catch up with all of our guests so that when it came to the wedding, everyone was able to throw down properly and felt like we had been together again forever.
Jumping in the pool at the end of the Reception with a ton of our guests in tow.
Hire a wedding coordinator/planner. The girls from Hello Gem made our lives so much easier and made the wedding look beautiful. We didn't sweat/worry about any of the details leading up to the day, because we felt like we could trust them. Also, relax and do everything you want to do. This is the one (hopefully) time you will do this- so who cares what everyone else thinks? They are there for YOU! Spend money on great photographers and videographers. The day flies by so fast that they will capture all of the happiness, excitement, and love that transpires on that day. Jenn Emerling (photographer) and Aaron Kessinger (Shark Pig- Videographer) were amazing.
Palm Springs Wedding Reception
Seriously loving the curved lines of this custom signage! Just proof that a simple design can make some serious impact!
C+K played up the moody vibes at the reception by incorporating black candles and glassware for some striking detail. We love the sleek seating and other speciality rentals that Signature Party Rentals supplied!
The pink, yellow and black color palette made for some seriously fun tablescapes! Couples out there who are currently wedding planning, don’t be afraid to go bold with your color!
An epic dessert table to cap off the night!
Congratulations Chelsea and Kevin! Thank you so much for sharing your rad wedding with us! The GWS team is wishing you the very best!!
Want to see more? Shark Pig Weddings captured the party in action! Be sure to check it out below!
photography: Jenn Emerling // venue name: Ace Hotel Palm Springs, Palm Springs, California, USA // event design: Hello Gem // planning: Hello Gem // florals: Hello Gem // wedding dress: Lovers Society X GWS 'Wyatt' // bride's shoes: Loeffler Randall // bride's ring: Pandora // bridesmaid dresses: Show Me Your Mumu, Dessy, BHLDN and Lulus // getting ready robes: Honeydew Intimates // hair stylist: Jen Plus Color // makeup artist: Jen Plus Color // groom attire: Knot Standard (custom) // groom's shoes: Del Toro // groom's ring: Marke // videography: Shark Pig Weddings // furniture rentals: Signature Party Rentals // specialty rentals: Signature Party Rentals // music: Dart Collective // groomsmen: The Black Tux