Intimate Palm Springs Wedding at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club

September 22, 2017 | emy

When A. and O. had to quickly alter their wedding plans from a large celebration in San Francisco, an intimate Palm Springs wedding became their perfect plan B. The couple chose luxury boutique Ace Hotel Palm Springs, a retro 70’s style with mid-century modern desert aesthetic just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. After the intimate and inviting ceremony, photographer Vivian Chen drove out to the desert plains with the couple, capturing them overlooking the mountains, exploring the rugged rock formations and stark landscape. The bride’s LOHO gown looked stunningly ethereal against the sparse Southern California scenery and twisted Joshua trees and cacti. We love the way this couple celebrated their love over fancy tacos and drinks with only their closest family and friends.

The Couple:

Ashley and Orin

The Wedding:

Ace Hotel and Swim Club, Palm Springs, California

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Vivian Chen Photography
Venue – Ace Hotel Palm Springs
Floral Design – My Little Flower Shop
Catering – King’s Highway
Cake – Over the Rainbow Desserts
Invitations – Vintage Baby Doll
Wedding Dress – LOHO Bride
Bridal Accessories – Melissa Joy Manning
Groom’s Apparel – J. Crew
Rings – Satomi Kawakita


Congratulations to A. and O. on their gorgeous, intimate celebration and special thanks to Vivian Chen Photography for sharing these fantastic photos with Junebug! For more intimate, desert wedding inspiration check out this minimalist wedding at the Alvord Desert!

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  1. What a beautiful couple!! I love that they eloped, and invested in the important details of a wedding day! And boy did they really knock it out of the park with their ceremony location!! Those portraits they got in the dessert afterwards were seriously stunning and any Bride + Groom would be lucky to have these as keepsakes. Kudos to all the wedding vendors involved and thank you for sharing this feature! xoxo

  2. What a beautiful bride & they are a beautiful couple! I love how intimate it was, just being surrounded by the people closest to them. And the wedding portraits are lovely! May they have a happy life together!

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