21 Jun

Palm Springs elopement: Shawna + Daniel

categories Real Weddings

Ready for this? Palm Springs wedding, eight guests, $5,000 budget, planned under a week. Behind it all was Shawna, the hairdresser & Daniel, the contractor that would come in to get his hair cut by Shawna who then rightfully asked her out on a date. The original plan was to throw a summer camp wedding for 150 guests. Then exciting things happened. They bought a house! But it needed a lot of work, and that = $$$, so they decided on a whim to book flights to Palm Springs (where they were engaged a year before) and say ‘I Do’, retro style at the always fun, Ace Hotel.

palm springs wedding invite

ace hotel

bright wedding accessories

vintage style blusher veil

groom's bow tie

zara dress and shoes

zara dress and shoes

palm springs elopement

palm springs elopement

bubble celebration

"groom" glasses

wedding balloons

"just married" banner

ace hotel elopement

palm springs elopement

palm springs elopement

palm springs elopement

Dapper looking couple these two!

desert wedding photos

palm springs elopement

desert wedding photo

mint and turquoise wedding decor

Just because it was an eight guest wedding doesn’t mean you have to skimp on decor! Shawna made a few vases a little fancier by spray painting them partly gold, and as tableclothes, and this is the genius part, she used Ikea curtains!

quirky wedding cake topper

ace hotel, palm springs

ace hotel, palm springs

simple white bud vases

wedding balloons

wedding balloons

They make eloping look darn good, don’t they?

Congratulations Shawna + Daniel!

Photography: Heidi of Our Labor of Love / Venue: Ace Hotel in Palm Springs / Invitations: Jacqueline Lane / Bride’s dress, shoes, jacket: Zara / Veil: Michael’s Groom’s suit: Got Style / Shoes: Grenson

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  9. I’m obsessed with this wedding AND Palm Springs, we honeymooned there! What a fun couple :)

  10. This is such a beautiful wedding and the photos are absolutely amazing! Every detail is so perfect!

  11. A gorgeous couple plans an elopement in 1 week to Palm Springs, inviting 8 guests for $5,000! We love it! http://t.co/64i0ZmIg

  12. Oh my goodness… I LOVE this wedding. That has to be The Coolest mother of the bride outfit I’ve ever seen, I love her shoes, dress and those groom glasses. Congratulations, guys!

  13. Great photos! Love the bubble exit and the balloon photos!

  14. Wow! I really love this! This would be my dream wedding to photograph!! So beautiful… so perfect. Everything=perfect.

  15. A guerrilla wedding! RT @100layercake: A Palm Springs elopement planned in under one week! http://t.co/7nCG9iJP

  16. Super cool elopement. Love her sassy short dress!… http://t.co/9PDuvJ0S

  17. Best cake topper ever!!!

  18. What a gorgeous wedding!! Quite quirky, but in the most fabulous of ways – simply gorgeous!

  19. I love this so much!

  20. You guys saw this crazy adorable @acehotel Palm Springs elopement by @ourlaboroflove, right? http://t.co/64i0ZmIg

  21. This bride knows what’s up. She bought her veil at Michael’s then eloped at the @AceHotel with @OurLaborofLove http://t.co/9lHzddu1

  22. This is fantastic! And so smart – having spent much more on my wedding (even though I loved every bit of it!) a house is much more important! And you still had an incredibly fab wedding. Kudos!

  23. Get married in Palm Springs & you’ll automatically have a hip adorable wedding @100LayerCake @acehotel – http://t.co/78RFrkva

  24. So nice to see you don’t need much money to have an incredible day – just be awesome at life! What an inspiration!

  25. A Palm Springs Elopement photographed by Heidi featured on 100 Layer Cake!… http://t.co/Ca0PioA3

  26. Absolutely LOVE this! Palm Springs Elopement on @100LayerCake http://t.co/XjAPHtRo

  27. wow!!!! “@100LayerCake: An elopement planned in under 1 wk w/ only 8 guests never looked so good! http://t.co/ssgH6gup”

  28. WHERE DID THEY GET THOSE CAKE TOPPERS?! Amazing. I love them. I really would love them for my wedding in November

  29. The above wedding invitations were not the work of Bruce Mau Design. This is freelance work by one of the designers (Jacque Lane – maudeandcolette.com) at BMD, but not the work of the firm. It would be great if you could change the attribution ad please post a correction on your blog. Thanks!

  30. Does anyone know where they got those awesome “GROOM” glasses? My fiance would love those. Great wedding!

  31. Wow how great is it to be featured on 100 layer cake and get so many compliments on our wedding!
    Glad you like our photos. Heidi is the best. period.
    the cake toppers I bought at Chapters/ Indigo and spray painted/ decorated
    the glasses came from a halloween and party store here in Toronto
    happy planning!!

  32. Wow that couple looks great together!!

  33. very nice I love the pics

  34. nice pictures I love them you guys look so happy the next day after your wedding day is my birthday yea :-) I also love the outfits they are on point wish you guys a very happy and long marriage

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