Sparkly Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding: Chari + Cory

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Jenny Packham wedding dress

How lovely does Chari look in Jenny Packham ‘Saskia’? So Angelic. She + Cory met at a pool party in Palm Springs during Coachella weekend. Though it wasn’t exactly a destination for them, they knew their 120 friends/fam coming in from all over would fall in love with Palm Springs. And why the Ace? Chari says, It has that simple, quirky, hip vibe. Don’t we know it. Thanks to Cacá Santoro Photography for sharing!

Sparkling bridesmaid dress

Ace Hotel wedding invitations

Ace Hotel wedding invitations

TopMan grooms suit

Joie silver wedding shoes

Oh Joie!

Fur shawl

Succulent bouquet

A succulent bouquet complete with poppies, pale peach ranunculus, yellow yarrow, seeded eucalyptus, and white + green hydrangea.

Jenny Packham wedding dress

Ace Hotel wedding ceremony

Ace Hotel wedding ceremony

Wedding band

Sparkling bridesmaid dress

Chari tells it, We actually pulled our wedding together in a quick 4 months. Because we had less time it actually helped us to make decisions faster. I think our biggest hurdle was deciding whether or not we would have a wedding party. Cory pushed for it and I’m so insanely grateful he did. They really helped make it that much more special. The second biggest was my hair and makeup. I did a trial with someone else and it was an absolute disaster. Then I booked the goddess that is Taylor Tompkins and she saved the day!

Palm Springs desert portraits

Palm Springs desert portraits

Balloon decor

Ace Hotel Palm Springs portraits

Fun note: a friend sent Chari a photo of a wedding she was in to show her a hot groomsman she met. Chari loved the style of the photo so much she just had to be connected with Cacá Santoro Photography, and that’s how they ended up with the perfect someone to capture their big day.

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding

Gold mylar balloons

Ace Hotel first dance

Bridal Party Walk: God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
Bride Walk: Here Come’s The Sun by The Beatles (Played by friends on ukulele, guitar with vocals)
1st Dance: Forever in Blue Jeans by Neil Diamond

Naked Cake

Ace Hotel Palm Springs wedding

Parting words from Chari…

Always remember that it’s just a party to celebrate your crazy, special love. Be grateful that you’ve found each other + get to marry each other and focus on that. It’s something you’ve looked forward to for such a long time so cherish it. At the end of the day, not a single person cares about the dressing on the salad or what type of wood your chairs are. Be present, take it all in and let it be your best day ever.                                          

Congrats guys!

Photography: Cacá Santoro Photography / Venue: Ace Hotel Palm Springs / Event Design: Bride, Chari Cottrell / Day-of Coordination: Pop the Champagne / Floral Design: My Little Flower Shop / Hair & Makeup: Taylor Tompkins / Invitations & Paper Goods: Bride Designed with Minted & Zazzle / Cake, Catering, & Rentals: Ace Hotel / Officiants: Jeff Cottrell & David Bloom / Music: Dart DJ / Bride’s Dress: Jenny Packham ‘Saskia’ from Boca Raton Bridal / Headband: Jane Tran / Shoes: Joie / Engagement Ring: Bony Levy / Lipstick: NARS Velvet Lip Liner in ‘Karekare’ / Groom’s Suit: TopMan / Tie: Rag & Bone / Socks: Stance

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