Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Commune At the Ace Hotel and Swim Club

Doesn't this just make you want to throw your swimsuit on, grab a big icey drink and lie around?

The Commune is the Ace Hotel and Swim Club's event space. We went down a few weeks ago to meet with their wonderful event coordinator Erin Chaney, who has been nothing but helpful, and to check out their finished space (it was still under construction during our last visit to PS).

This would be the reception space, with an area for dancing, dining, a bar, and of course the sweet sweet lounge area,.. I think Teeny likes it!

We also checked out some of the rooms. This one had the world's most amazing shower and a patio with a firepit and lounge furniture. FUN!

The Amigo Room is bodaciously bad-ass. I dare you to describe it more accurately.

King's Highway, the restaurant at the Ace, had a very similar menu to that of the catering kitchen so we checked out as much as we could. It was yummy, even grams liked her grouper!

In case you were wondering... you are HERE, you are THERE, you are EVERYWHERE.

As dusk fell on the San Jacinto mountains, the lighting at the Ace was really spectacular!

We all cozied up for a rest at one of the communal fire-pits, don't you want some s'mores?!

The world's TEENIEST dog park! A chihauhau would be in heaven :)

The commune at night!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

St. Margaret's Church

Ahhhh lovely St. Margaret's. It is purpley churchy wonderfulness. J and I enjoyed a mini-photo shoot here courtesy of mi madre... enjoy!

We tried to take pics of everything so we can show the florist and plan accordingly.

Awe, so cute. I think we'll dress up a bit more on our big day. Whatdyou think?

The Collumbarium where my gramps is...

Blue steel outside the church. He's practicing for our wedding portraits.

Thar she blows! St. Margie's in all of her sunny Palm Desert glory!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Gown Showdown

OnceWed is truly my favorite wedding website out there (and Im not sure if he'd admit it, but Jon loves it too). They are making a new and improved website that will be available next week, and I am fo sho counting down the days.

OnceWed not only has amazing used wedding gown listings (like the ones in the links below!), but also the best blog for creative, homey, sweet real wedding photos and ideas. It's a magical place. I found these stunners on their listings and am thinking of buying these dresses just to wear around town... grocery store gowns? I think so.

Today's battle is Vicktor and Rolf for H&M vs. Monique Lhuillier in the battle of the cheap-chic gown (seriously! $200 and $500 OBOs respectively).

Thursday, May 21, 2009

PS Wedding at the Movie Colony Hotel

How cute are this pics? These people went succulent CRAZY!

I can't believe J and I didn't even check this hotel out when we were in Palm Springs scoping venues. I stumbled on this wedding on another blog and the details are so so cute. I thought this had to have been at the Viceroy (white, yellow and grey?!) but I was so wrong...

Follow the blog link and check out the rest of the loveliness.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

PS: I Love You from DailyCandy

I love DailyCandy and they love Palm Springs!

Here's an informative blog if it's your first trip down to PS:

If these pictures from OnceWed don't get you pumped for our deserty wedding then I don't know what will...

Here's another fun blog about Madison, WI:

I'm there in exactly 1 week baby! VACATION!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Green is Groovy

Beautiful succulent centerpieces and tables from the Not Wedding and such cute green b-maid dresses in the perfect shade!