A Laid-Back Desert Wedding That Didn't Skimp On Style

Joel and Rachel pulled out all the stops for their big day, from hand-crocheting all the yarmulkes and sewing all of napkins to the groom surprise-serenading the bride. He even knit the ring box himself! The couple chose the Ace Hotel Palm Springs to celebrate their love, and The Melideos captured every moment.
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Rachel and Joel worked with Good South to set the tone for their wedding, beginning with the invites.
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The Ace Hotel Palm Springs was the perfect setting for the intimate dinner-party vibe the couple wanted for their wedding.
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Baked goods were plentiful, as were carefully chosen colorful flower arrangements.
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The couple's matching wedding bands were simple, yet stunning.
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Helping set a casual atmosphere, this board displayed the delicious-sounding menu.
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There was no shortage of picture-perfect moments on this gorgeous, celebratory day.
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Amy Clarke perfected Rachel’s hair and makeup, keeping things simple and fresh.
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Instead of opting for traditional round tables, Rachel and Joel went with a square setup.
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Simple party favor: wax candle in a jar labeled with wedding details.
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The "Eat, Drink, and Be Married" sign matched the day's sweet theme.
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The Melideos really captured the laid-back feeling the couple wanted for their wedding.
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The Ace Hotel offers ample photo opportunities among the city's palm trees.
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No wedding album would be complete without a kiss photo.
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The bride wore a white dress, but opted for a unique pair of shoes to go with her gown.
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Both Rachel and Joel chose to wear J.Crew. She wore a simple, strapless white dress, and he wore a gray suit.
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Root 75 worked with the couple to design unique florals for the ceremony and the reception. The blooms played on the Moroccan color scheme, which was intended to enhance the natural desert setting.
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It's all about the details, as exhibited by this cheery table marker.
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The couple worked with Beau & Arrow Events to come up with the perfect overall feel for the evening.
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