Attention Real Brides

Hello our little chickadees! We wanted to make sure that you are in the know! Our Real Brides section is alive and kicking after a short hiatus. We want to invite all of you engaged lovelies over to sign up and share your wedding ups and downs and everything in between. Ohh and yes, there is a perk to becoming a Wedding Chicks Blogger you will receive 40% off anything in our store once you sign up! Be sure to check out some of our fancy new items. Including our BRAND NEW groom collection.

Do not worry we will be sharing more of wedding collection with you so stay tuned for more Wedding Chicks goodies.

Remember ladies, sign up here to become a Real Bridal Blogger and get do not forget to visit our incredibly delicious shop by clicking here.

A special thanks to all the over the top uber fabulous vendors that made this shoot happen. Seriously if you are in the market for a California wedding vendor… hello we love them.

Photography: Joielala Photographie
Styling: Amanda Auer from In the Now Weddings & Events
Hair & Makeup: Erica Beukelman 1011 Makeup
Video: Nick Bowser of CraftHouse Productions
Venue: The Pearl Hotel

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The Cutest California DIY Wedding Ever

We have a huge crush on Joy Harmon Prouty of Wildflowers Photography and we are over the moon to share her next wedding with you. If you recall, we actually featured Rochelle and Bobby’s darling engagement shoot. Inspired By Their Love Of Children was the theme of the engagement shoot which naturally carried on to their wedding decor and was actually styled by Wildflowers Photography as well. Talk about a jack of all trades.

Rochelle and Bobby wanted their wedding to be fun, creative, personal, handmade, inexpensive and a theme based upon all things childlike. They also firmly believed that it should be a day celebrating their love for God and their childlike joy in waiting on His timing in bringing the two of them together.

From Wildflowers Photography on the creative touches of the day:

Pinwheels made out of children’s book pages, paper chains, painted cardboard clouds, quilts hanging as backdrops, hundreds of old time candies, paper flowers, chalkboard artwork, cupcakes topped with fruit loops, gummy worms and sprinkles, a dinner catered by an in & out truck, a cotton candy machine, multicolored paper crowns, handmade boutonnieres with kites colored by my Gracie, paper “leaves” cut from an old Cinderella storybook and a lollipops, 20 pairs of converse sneakers and one fantastic hand made swing set.

photography & styling: wildflowers photography
location: church: cornerstone community church, Simi Valley, Ca
reception location: a friend’s backyard for free
boutoneirres: handmade from old children’s book pages, child-colored kites & a lolly pop
decor: vintage candy machines & vintage looking candy found online
food: in & out truck
paper flowers and paper chains were from kits we got at Paper- Source
little cupcake toppers: leilanishandmades.com
flowers (bouquets only): madison’s garden
cupcakes: MaTiCaKeS!

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Colors: brown, orange
Styles: theme

We just wanted to throw out a special shout out to one of our favorite preferred vendors Paloma’s Nest! Introducing the Vintage Velvet Flower Ring Bearer Bowl! A very limited edition bowl that is adorned by a vintage velvet flower. Oh boy, is it precious. Since the supplies are limited, only 12 or 14 pieces will be made, so if you love this make a special trip to her shop.

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Ace Hotel Palm Springs A Hip Wedding Venue

Are you in the market for a hip and happening wedding venue? Look no further than the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs, CA. A 180 room hotel, spa & resort, complete with suites. It’s on the grounds of a renovated mid-century modern motel, and within walking distance to downtown. One of the best features of the hotel is that the rates are cheap for Palm Springs hotels, motels, inns, and rental properties, even if you book at the last minute. It’s like knowing a little secret. So, you can rest assured that all of your guests can afford to bunk up at this hip and happening hotel.

Of course thanks to the incredibly fabulous Lane Dittoe for taking the time out of his busy schedule to shoot the property for us. Click here for the whole gallery.

The master suite is ideal for a wedding party and for the wedding couple to spend their first night at Mr. & Mrs.; it has a over sized bathroom perfect for getting ready and hanging out with the ladies. There are some super fabulous features to this suite including a private patio (235 – 265 SF) with lounge area, a fire pit, vinyl record players, and unique vintage furniture. You can also bring scruffy (your dog) along as The Ace Hotel is pet friendly.

The King’s Highway dinner is the bones of an old roadside diner, it is an interpretation of American peasant food for the desert with a focus on fresh, organic, and local ingredients. We highly recommend the jicama salad, Cotija corn off the cob, hanger steak salad, and the super yummy iced lattes made by an Italian cutie if you are lucky. Complete with an the old ranch-hand bar. The locals called it the Amigo Room, so the name stuck. Cheap beer and fresh, clean cocktails with homemade ingredients, and it’s all available poolside.

There is a special place on the property especially for you wedding or pretty much anything else you can think of. The walls open up to a circular pool, an intimate amphitheater, and views of the mountains. For more information please email sales sales.ps@acehotel.com or call 760.325.9900. Ask for our girl Hillary, she’s the sweetest and will take good care of you! Remember they are a dog friendly hotel so dogs are welcome at the event space too. When you check in, be sure to ask for Joe. We see him every time we visit and we love him to pieces.

Photography: Lane Dittoe
For wedding inquires please email sales sales.ps@acehotel.com or call 760.325.9900

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