When it comes to tropical sophistication, nothing compares to this Ace Hotel & Swim Club wedding in Palm Springs! Margaret and Stefan added classic vibes to the retro venue, and the result was pure magic. The tropical touches added just the right amount of color to their black and white palette, and the personalized details for their guests made the entire event feel warm, inviting, and elegantly sentimental. From the moment we laid eyes on these images captured by The Times We Have, we were in love with this sweet couple, their beautiful love story, and this incredible California summer wedding!
Margaret and Stefan
Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs, California
The most important thing to us when planning our wedding was not making it hard on ourselves. We’re big believers of less is more, and we tried to simplify when possible so we could fully enjoy every element of our wedding without stress given it was a destination. We also had so much fun curating our music! On a road trip through California months before our wedding, we began putting together playlists for the ceremony, cocktail, dinner, and dancing portions of the wedding. This process was so much fun, and the music ended up being a highlight of the day.
Our ceremony was the most memorable part of our wedding. We were lucky to have a close family friend who we respect and look up to officiate us, which made it very intimate and personal. We cared a lot about the messages and themes in our ceremony and wanted everyone to feel connected. We also wrote and read individual vows to each other, which was so powerful. We’re really happy we did that!
Our best advice? Don’t sweat the small stuff! The little things don’t matter and often soak up too much time, energy, and money. Focus on what’s most important and use your energy wisely.
We decided to give hand-written cards to each guest. This was probably the most unique touch that we were really committed to doing, even though it did take a lot of time to write notes to everyone! We loved the idea of making a personalized connection to each guest given everyone traveled to be there for us that day and allowed us to express our gratitude individually.
The Wedding Team:
Congratulations to Margaret and Stefan, and a special thanks to Junebug member The Times We Have for sharing this lovely Ace Hotel & Swim Club wedding! Want to see more from this talented photographer? This Mission San Luis Rey wedding felt like a Mexican destination wedding right in Oceanside, CA!