There are only a handful of venues that consistently produce one fabulously great wedding after another and The Ace Hotel is at the top of that list. Full of hipster delights and a backdrop of golden sunshine, the only thing that could possibly trump its coolness is this wedding captured by Dave Richards Photography. It’s filled with travel-inspired goodies, a reception that screams casual elegance and loads of pretty florals by David Rohr Floral Studio. Intrigued? See the whole pretty party in the full wedding gallery.

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From Dave Richards PhotographyMelissa and John knew that they wanted to theme their wedding around what they love most, traveling the world. They both love the desert and have a love for retro hotels so they thought that The Ace Hotel in Palm Springs would be the perfect backdrop for their travel inspired wedding.  “The Ace Hotel is such a fun place with a relaxed retro vibe, so that is why we had our wedding there.  It was a perfect fit!”

The welcome table was decorated with travel inspired knick-knacks including an old globe, compass, and a vintage luggage bag for the gift cards. “We fell in love with the beautiful mountains in Palm Springs and how they light up in the late afternoon.  It was the perfect backdrop for our ceremony.”

After an intimate ceremony, guests headed into the commune at the Ace Hotel and picked up their hand made luggage tags, which also served as escort cards.  Each table was themed around all of the places Melissa and John had visited as a couple and were decorated with photos of their travels and simple flowers arranged in vintage jars.

Wedding Photography: Dave Richards Photography / Floral Design: David Rohr Floral Studio / Event Design: DIY / Event Planning: Cristen Flores of A Rosy Occasion / Ceremony + Reception Location: The Ace Hotel, Palm Springs / Catering: King’s Highway, The Ace Hotel, Palm Springs / Wedding Cake: Juliette’s Bakery / Invitations + Menus: Mint Buttercup / Bride’s Shoes: Dolce Vita / Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller / Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew / Make-up: Devon Duff / Hair: Taline Wilder of Dino Clark Blu Salon / DJ: Chris Paul

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