A Rustic Desert-Themed Wedding at Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, California
It was only appropriate that this desert-themed wedding took place in Palm Springs, California, with succulents, bougainvilleas and cacti serving as some of the day’s decor. Kate Slovis (26 and a design director) and Matt Manos (27 and an author an social entrepreneur) had taken a break from their busy lives in Los Angeles to go the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs before, so when they were planning their intimate wedding, the venue came to mind. The ceremony took place outside on the terrace, where breathtaking views of the hilly landscape surrounded the couple and their guests, captured by Yes, Dear Studio. The party moved inside the venue for the reception, where guests sat at long family-styled tables covered in burlap linens. Long wooden boxes were filled with succulents and leaves accented with colorful single-stem flowers, arranged by wedding planners Lavender and Clove. A sofa with tribal patterned cushions and chairs made of wood and wire surrounded a rustic table that looked like it was peeled right off a tree. Our favorite detail: Kate’s overflowing colorful bouquet filled with a wide range of flowers and greenery, ranging from ranunculus and roses to Queen Anne’s lace mixed in with fern leaves and, last but not least, succulents that represented the desert-themed occasion.