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Modern Palm Springs Wedding

At this point, it’s almost a set-in-stone fact — you can’t beat a wedding at Ace Hotel Palm Springs. Actually, you really can’t beat a wedding at The Ace with a team of vendors including Sweet Little Photographs, Beau & Arrow Events, and Root75. Just wait until you see the seating chart, the floral arrangements, the crocheted details by the bride, and the general perfection of this wedding day!

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From the bride, Rachel: We were going for a intimate dinner party with our closest family and friends. We loved the Ace Hotel’s vibe in Palm Springs and overall aesthetic, so it definitely helped make that vision come true in the Commune venue, set next to a pool with glass garage like doors, and the mountains hanging high above us. Although it ended up with a few more folks than we envisioned, just over 100, it definitely felt like an intimate dinner party in our backyard with family style serving, bistro lights, and an light breeze in the air. We worked closely with Beau and Arrow events from San Diego to come up with the perfect overall feel for the room. We landed on the perfect indigo/rust/desert natural color scheme, and decorated the room with vintage rentals from Yeah Rentals and other pieces we picked up at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Flea. To finish it off the lovely ladies from Root75 gave us the unique and perfectly curated arrangements for each table. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding to reflect my husband and I design aesthetic.

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Desert oasis, all natural both in the decoration and ease in the night’s progression. We used a Moroccan color scheme – indigo, rust, and natural desert hues. I crocheted all the kippahs (for all the men at the wedding) for the ceremony as well as my husbands kippah, sewed all the napkins for the dinner so that we could give them out to friends/family and souvenirs with the thank you notes, made all the candle (sage scented soy wax) favors for the guests to take at the end of the night with personalized labels, Mexican mercado welcome bags with pellegrino, larabars, personalized matches, tangerines, and other snacks, and personalized a sign in book with our initials.

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unique seating charts - photo by Sweet Little Photographs http://ruffledblog.com/modern-palm-springs-wedding

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy the process and don’t think too much about the choices you make. Its all about the two of you and that’s all the matters. The best part in the night was thinking about how amazing it was to have all these people around us, and to feel the love that Joel and I have for each other radiate throughout the room.

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Wedding Music:
First Dance: “Forget Me Not,” The Civil Wars
Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance: “Forever Young,” Bob Dylan
Joel sang to me while his friend Jon played guitar – Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling in Love”

Wedding Location: Palm Springs, CA / Photographer: Sweet Little Photographs / Event Design and Coordination: Beau & Arrow Events / Flowers: Root75 / Venue and Caterer: Ace Hotel / Wedding Dress: J. Crew / Wedding Shoes: Steven Alan / Hair and Makeup: Amy Clarke / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Bow Tie and Shoes: Flea market / DJ: The Flashdance / Furniture Rentals: Yeah Rentals / Lighting and Tables: Classic Party Rentals / Linens: La Tavola / Wedding Invitations and Graphic Design: Good South / Officiant: Micah Caplan

Southern Simplicity Wedding Ideas

Photos By: Crystal Stokes

Really, how could we keep ourselves from falling in love with this styled shoot? It’s got heaps of natural elements, a jaw-dropping woodland setting, gorgeous pinks and reds, and not to mention one of the yummiest cakes we’ve seen in a long time. Crystal Stokes Photography, The Graceful Host, and Springvine Design were the ideal team to put this wedding inspiration together, and they knocked it high and far out of the park.

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From the event designer, Ashley of The Graceful Host: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci. It is this idea simplicity that inspired our team to craft an inspiration shoot that highlights the genuine beauty and ultimately, innate sophistication, of a wedding. I wanted to design a wedding that captured my idea “simplicity”, that is organically based, creative in style, and inspired by nature. I found a team that was equally as inspired by simplicity as I am. To all of us, nature exemplifies simplicity in every way, so you’ll see an emphasis on organic style through artistic expression. I started with a color palette inspired by nature – lush greens and earthy beige, with pops of color like rich burgundy and soft peach. And I’ve incorporated more natural elements into the design – raw leather to tie the flatware, linen napkins, an exposed wood table, and a driftwood ceremony arch.

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sophisticated simplicity wedding ideas - photo by Crystal Stokes http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-simplicity-wedding-ideas

Floral designer Springvine Design captured the beauty of nature in the way she layered floral textures to maintain a simple yet interesting artistic design. The table centerpiece is a vignette of vintage green glass pedestal vases, which compliment the green and amber glassware. She even created a beautiful floral chandelier from grapevine, silver dollar eucalyptus, red roses, spray roses and hand dyed dupioni silk with votive candles, suspended from the trees, that hung near the delicious cake display. The chandelier was an easy DIY project and added a touch of elegance to our backdrop. The bridal bouquet included anemones, ranunculus, succulents, blue thistle, austwater garden roses, red piano garden roses, Queen Ann’s Lace, white veronica, spray roses, peppermint geranium, and jasmine wrapped in hand dyed dupioni silk.

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pink red bouquets - photo by Crystal Stokes http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-simplicity-wedding-ideas

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pink red bouquets - photo by Crystal Stokes http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-simplicity-wedding-ideas

Being that Charlotte is a Southern city, we had to include some elements that speak to southern hospitality! I included a potted succulent favor with the inspiration being “love blossoming.” I also designed a welcome basket that would greet guests upon arrival to the wedding weekend and included within it a mini bottle of champagne, natural soap, a Rewined candle, and a lavender sachet. I wanted to put together a welcome package with simple items that would greet the senses and give guests a feeling of relaxation, just as beautiful landscapes often do.

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sophisticated simplicity wedding ideas - photo by Crystal Stokes http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-simplicity-wedding-ideas

As I’m sure you’ve caught on, the details of the design were very important and deliberate in thought. But, the most important detail of all is that of beauty. Brides who want to celebrate beauty always inspire me! And, I wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the beauty of nature, of simplicity, of creativity, and most importantly, of love. It was important to our team that this shoot be approachable to brides, and show elements that can inspire brides to embrace simplicity within their own weddings. We also wanted to incorporate ideas that brides could easily duplicated within their own wedding, which is why I’ve referenced a few easy DIY elements – the signature drink, floral chandelier, and the hand-dyed dupioni silk to name a few.

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sophisticated simplicity wedding ideas - photo by Crystal Stokes http://ruffledblog.com/sophisticated-simplicity-wedding-ideas


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Lincolnton, NC / Photographer: Crystal Stokes Photography / Event Design and Coordination: The Graceful Host / Floral Design: Springvine Design / Venue: The Laboratory Mill / Wedding Dress: Watters via J. Major’s Bridal Boutique / Earrings: Haute Bride / Hairpiece and Necklace: Whitney Alyssa / Hair: Lindsay Pizzuti of Mirror Bomb Studios / Makeup: Erin Ashley Makeup / Wedding Cake and Sweets: Sky’s The Limit! Custom Cakes & More / Flatware, Farm Table, Cake Table, and Chairs: Party Reflections / Glassware: Sleepy Poet Antique Mall / China and Napkins: Crate & Barrel / Paper Goods: Elisabeth Rose






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San Luis Obispo Shoot Turned Proposal

Photos By: Danielle Poff

It isn’t often we share engagement sessions, but it also isn’t often we come across ones this incredibly precious. Photographer Danielle Poff (formerly Capito) reached out to Sara and Garrett to use them as models for an upcoming shoot, but Garrett sneakily asked Danielle if he could use the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend of the past 9 years. A portrait session turned surprise proposal turned engagement shoot – who could turn that down?

San Luis Obispo shoot turned proposal - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-shoot-turned-proposal

From the bride-to-be, Sara: Garrett and I have been together for nine short years. It seems like yesterday when we won “Cutest Couple” our senior year of high school. We have grown up together throughout the years; laughing, experiencing and learning about life. He has always supported my dreams and has encouraged me to follow my heart. He is the main reason I began my Fashion Blog and has been my excellent photographer and supportive cheerleader throughout the entire process.

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San Luis Obispo shoot turned proposal - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-shoot-turned-proposal

San Luis Obispo shoot turned proposal - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-shoot-turned-proposal

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engagement session - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-shoot-turned-proposal

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San Luis Obispo shoot turned proposal - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-shoot-turned-proposal

San Luis Obispo shoot turned proposal - photo by Danielle Poff http://ruffledblog.com/san-luis-obispo-shoot-turned-proposal

I met Danielle, our photographer for the engagement shoot, through social media. She contacted me that she was looking for models, and asked if she could photograph Garrett and me. She is so talented, and her work is truly breathtaking so I could not turn down the opportunity. Through email, Danielle and I arranged a date to meet in San Luis Obispo. Little did I know, Garrett had tricks up his sleeve and reached out to Danielle asking if he could propose during the photo shoot. The backdrop of the Los Osos Oaks Preserve just outside of San Luis Obispo is truly a fairy tale setting. I was completely shocked and touched when he got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. Of course, I said yes! Danielle captured the moment of a lifetime, and we are so thrilled to have these images as we embark on the rest of our life together.

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Shoot Location: San Luis Obispo, CA / Photographer: Danielle Poff / Venue: Los Osos Oaks Preserve / Dress: Free People / Romper: Novella Royale / Film Scans: Photovision

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