A Modern Wedding With a Southwestern Style at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California
Geometric patterns, Southwestern-inspired motifs and bright colors made this modern destination wedding vibrantly come to life at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California. Mai Phung (33 and a freelance photographer) and Brian Smith (35 and a designer) had visited the venue, where they fell in love with the laid-back and aesthetic vibe that ended up being perfect for their nuptials. Brian proposed to Mai at Joshua Tree National Park in San Bernardino County, California, and incorporated a photograph of the landscaping in their wedding invitations. Mai went for a classic, romantic look with her white Maria Lucia Hohan dress with an illusion lace back, while Brian rocked a bright blue suit by Paul Smith that stood out from the wedding party look. Blue, gold, peach and white paper lanterns and tassels covered the ceiling inside the hotel reception space, where dining tables decorated with gold animal figurines were paired with gold-dipped antler centerpieces. We loved the way Mai and Brian incorporated the day's fusion style into the favors they called "tea-pees"—organic tea bags packaged inside teepee-shaped boxes with bright geometric patterns. See all the other eye-popping details that made this wedding stand out, below.