This Vibrant Wedding at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs, California, Was Totally Rad
For their vibrant wedding in Palm Springs, Roey Mizrahi (33 and a Wedding Planner and Event Designer) and David Tenenholtz (36 and a Digital Archivist) got creative and let their initials inform the day's "RAD" theme. Following a New Year's proposal in Palm Springs, the couple returned for their wedding celebration. "We got married at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs, California. We really loved that California was where our relationship blossomed and although our guests were on the East Coast or international, we wanted our wedding to be a glimpse into the relationship we’d built and the life we created together and so we decided on a destination wedding for our guests and a local one for us."
The couple's chosen destination of Palm Springs served as the main inspiration for the aesthetics and décor of their wedding. "Palm Springs was our biggest inspiration. We wanted there to be contrasts in color and texture as a representation of the two of us. Two different individuals coming together in harmony. We wanted to be playful and show off the unique Palm Springs atmosphere, since this was a destination wedding for all of our guests. We really wanted the overall décor to help transport people to this bright energetic cool midcentury modern desert vibe that Palm Springs offers," Roey shares. To achieve their vision, the couple settled on a, "Unique and Eclectic," theme with a palette of, "muted monochromatic tones of terra cotta, taupe, clay, rose inspired by the desert with pops of tamarind orange, periwinkle, poppy red and indigo." When it came to florals, the couple settled on, "playful blooms paired with minimalist dried elements." Their designs utilized, "Anthuriums, Icelandic Poppies, Orchid varieties, garden roses, painted fan palms, ferns and dried palms," Roey says.
Beyond their décor choices, the couple was intentional about creating meaning with their wedding as well. "We intentionally wanted to create a modern Jewish wedding that acknowledged how I was raised but spoke to both of us equally. The circling at the beginning of the ceremony is traditionally just the Bride circling the Groom 7 times. However to further show equality in our relationship and partnership, we adjusted this transition and instead I circled him 3 times, he circled me 3 times and then we walked in a circle together. The breaking of the glass is traditionally done by just the man. In our Ceremony, we both had a glass and we broke the glass together at the same time," Roey explains.
When it came time for cocktail hour, the couple served a “Dancing in the Desert” creation, "which was a refreshing Vodka based drink with muddled cucumber and mint and fresh pineapple juice." Then, guests decamped to four long reception tables where dinner was served family style. "We wanted it to feel like our first family dinner with everyone. Sharing and passing and eating and chatting." A tribute to New York and a jump into the venue's pool topped off the night. "We ended the evening with Frank Sinatra 'Theme from New York, New York' which felt like a blend of our journey with the East and West Coast."