So many happy faces flew in from all over the place for Rachael’s and Jay’s celebration wedding day. I met Rachael over facetime when it was her AM in Hong Kong and my PM in Palm Springs. We talked about what its like for a westerner to live in another country having baos for breakfast and celebrating Chinese new year…but mostly we talked about her big plans at the Ace Hotel (click on the link to see another gorgeous wedding at this amazing venue) in Palm Springs for her wedding day. She wanted something that expressed her and Jay’s wanderlust (these two probably have that elusive crazy 10 million plus mileage card right?) – their love of travel – of family – and the power that love has to bring a lot of people from different places, together. They loved the bohemian and organic design the Ace had, with its nod to the vintage history in its bones. What I saw on their wedding day, was a well planned and crafted style that was pure to the Ace vibe. She and Jay had booked the spot sight unseen and left it to the oracle known as google and Instagram to lead them faithfully to the venue of their dreams. And gladly, they were not disappointed.
Rachael’s favorite future brother in law David served as wedding designer extraordinaire and My Little Flower Shop provided the lovely florals. The wedding had candles, skulls, Himalayan rock salt around candles, a henna tattoo artist, and bride wore a gown by Grace Loves Lace. It was a sweaty 110 that day but you wouldn’t have known it.
Rachael and Jay dressed in rooms adjoining each other, but instead of a first look, which they saved for the walk down the aisle, they had a toast over the walls that thinly separated them. A ceremony was had, kisses were given, a romp in the desert for photos was taken, and a serious party afterwards (a henna artist and some wild piggy backing adventures!) and we now see our friends dutifully married off. Thank you Rach and Jay for allowing me to be a part of the adventure! xoxo