My ring sitting on my new fave Gunn & Swain throw
Our Save the Date from Minted
Cutest ring dish from my MOH Amanda Our Spin Gallery Goods custom hand lettering piece
We got engaged on January 1st (technically New Year's Eve at 1:30am) and the wedding planning mode quickly followed. We began by doing the leg work on what it would be like if we got married locally, in Miami, and we quickly realized we were planning a wedding party to please guests (not ourselves) totalling a budget way beyond our means. So, we immediately reconsidered. I for one, have never been the girl who's wanted the big wedding with all the traditional elements so this was an easy decision to make.
While brainstorming new ideas to have an intimate yet affordable wedding I mentioned to Ryan how I've always wanted to visit Palm Springs, California and how it would be so cool if we could "elope" there. He surprisingly was all in and the planning wheels took motion. I loved the idea of going somewhere new and creating a special memory with one of the greatest days of our life, however, we felt we'd be happier with our closest family & friends present, then the official planning began - with our very small guest list of family and a few friends all in.
Our wedding will take place in September at the Ace Hotel and we're going with the term "non-conventional desert nuptials" because we hope to do things our way. The Ace was an easy choice because it's always stood out to me and I have seen countless beautiful pictures of weddings there so it was a no brainer. Now that the plans are set I can spend time on working on the details, which are my favorite part! Our Save the Dates have been sent - we went with a quirky design from Minted to match the feel of Palm Springs and the arrows match the Ace's signage at the hotel. I'm really loving the theme "Palm Springs is for Lovers" so I commissioned hand lettering gal, Ashley Sixto, to create a special one for us. Right now I'm currently exploring with ideas for a boho/romantic theme. I will share inspo soon! We also have a wedding hashtag #pscostaIdo (Palm Springs, Costa (new last name to be), I do, which happens to be our wedding website as well pscostaido.com.