Thursday, January 19, 2012

other folks weddings: {malia & michelle}

i'm thrilled to feature this gorgeous wedding that took place last year on september 25...a lovely desert wedding at the ever so fabulous ace hotel in palm springs.  disclaimer:  i've known malia {in suit} since the early 1990's and i'm over the moon that she found michelle, the girl for her.  this relaxed, joyous wedding is full of love and fun... and i adore michelle's vintage style and yes, malia is woman who wears men's clothes...and wears them well! so get yourself a tasty beverage that reminds you of the relaxed summer vibe that this wedding emits, think sunny california desert thoughts and toast to malia and michelle!

2011 Palm Springs

how long were you together before you got married?
we have known each since the mid 90s but were a couple for about two years before we got married.

2011 Palm Springs

2011 Palm Springs

2011 Palm Springs

2011 Palm Springs

2011 Palm Springs

2011 Palm Springs

2011 Palm Springs

did you diy anything?  what did you leave to vendors?
we did the save the dates ourselves...our invitations were done custom by kimberly austin at austinpress in san francisco.  our beautiful flowers and the decor were done by luna at arrangements design in palm springs.  both ladies were a complete treat to work with and really understood what we wanted!

2011 Palm Springs

tell me about the day{s}.
we got married on sept 25 2011 at the ace hotel in palm springs...we love going there year round so we thought it would be perfect to have the wedding there...lots of happy times there for us...we had about 120 friends and family from all parts of the world join...we pretty much took over the hotel for the week! it felt really special to see all our loved ones in one giant magical place. the day of the wedding was filled with swimming, eating, the ceremony, and lots of dancing and more swimming! and a ton of love!!!

2011 Palm Springs

how did you approach the planning process?
we have a wonderful friend heather who can arrange parties with her eyes closed!so thankfully she helped us! also taneka at the ace hotel helped with arranging everything dealing with the space and vendors and the delicious food!!! 

what was important?
music!!! luckily the wonderful zach cowie lent us his talent for the night! no one wanted to stop dancing! it was awesome because the space had a private pool so people could dance and jump in the pool too.  zach really took time out of his crazy music world life to understand what we wanted to dance to and it turned out perfect!

2011 Palm Springs

2011 Palm Springs

2011 Palm Springs

2011 Palm Springs

2011 Palm Springs

2011 Palm Springs

what was your favorite part of the day?
the unreal amount of love that everyone brought...sounds cheesy but it was really so sweet...


one piece of advice?
just really enjoy each part of the planning and relax on the day of...it goes by really quick!


2011 Palm Springs


2011 Palm Springs

{photographer: eyla cuenca}
{flowers & decor: luna at arrangements design}

2 comments:

West Philly Mama said...

Gorgeous. I love love love seeing wedding pictures - especially featuring queer couples. :)

nmaehara said...

Absolutely beautiful. I am so happy for you both. Michelle, I can't wait to meet you! Malia, I'll always love you cuz!! Tasha xx