Stormy skies over Las Vegas only amplified this styled wedding shoot session at Spring Mountain Ranch. The mulit-colored scenery of the mountain range pops against the steely gray sky, and creates a dramatic backdrop for this bridal inspiration shoot.
Vintage bridal gowns from Katie Jean Designs and antique props styled by Nostalgia Resources well with the floral crown and relaxed casual look for the groom. Super pretty desert wedding style!
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Poppy La’Rue Photography & Design
SHOOT VENUE . Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
SHOOT CONCEPT . Beyond the Wanderlust / BRIDAL FASHION . dresses – Handmade Loveliness by Katie Jean / HAIR . Jessica Kersch from Hair Garage Roseburg / MAKEUP ARTIST . Malia Jeremiah / FLORAL DESIGN, STYLING + PROPS . Nostalgia Resources
I always feel like I’m spying in on a couple when I feature an elopement on Little Vegas Wedding. It’s so…private and intimate! Hanna and James chose to do their ceremony Vegas-style, and got married on a gondola floating down the replica canal of Venetian Las Vegas.
Going for a different side of Las Vegas for their post-wedding photos, they headed downtown with Cluney Photo to do a shoot at the Neon Boneyard for a touch of old Vegas. Classy, personal and packed full of huge smiles — pretty much the perfect Vegas elopement. Thanks for the peek in Hanna and James!
More from the couple:
We decided to do the Venetian gondola wedding because Hanna’s family, who is very traditional, was not that happy with our initial plan to be married by Elvis. We wanted to keep things low key and enjoy the day, so after the ceremony we toured the Strip and did some sightseeing, in addition to taking a bit of time to take photos at the Neon Museum. We spent a few extra days in Las Vegas, seeing shows and just enjoying the city afterwards.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Cluney Photo
CEREMONY VENUE . Gondola at Venetian Las Vegas
POST-WEDDING SHOOT: Neon Museum
FLORAL . Venetian Las Vegas / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – J.Crew “Dune” / HAIR + MAKEUP . EJ Bain / GROOMSWEAR . J.Crew
Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Guide. Today, the stunning gardens and grounds of the JW Marriott Las Vegas await.
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
221 North Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas | 702.869.7034
Capacity: Up to 1,000 | Indoor + Outdoor Sites Available | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
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This off-Strip property offers a few very compelling reasons to host your Vegas wedding there, but the most attractive one must be the amazing grounds. Over 54 acres of gardens and waterscapes await you if you choose to have your wedding here, in addition to beautiful ballrooms, terraces and lush poolside areas.
The JW Marriott Las Vegas horticulture team maintain the landscape of the grounds, which make for a photogenic backdrop to any ceremony, reception or photo session. The hotel was recognized and awarded as Best Ceremony and Reception Site in Las Vegas and Best Wedding Venue in Southern Nevada by several publications and organizations.
Venue options at JW Marriott are plentiful — seven ceremony sites and eight reception options — and many combine indoor and outdoor elements. Several traditional and non-traditional ceremony and reception sites can be customized to fit any size wedding from an intimate gathering up to a grand celebration of 1,000 guests. It is possible to host your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception in three completely different spaces with very easy transitions between the events for your guests.
Of the venues available, the ones most best suited for smaller weddings include: Lodge at the Lawn (40-150 guests), Suite 6200 (30-50 guests) and Lagoon Patio (40-60 guests).
Also available: Ceres Restaurant (100-160 guests); Marbella Ballroom (80-140 guests), Valencia Ballroom (200-450 guests), Parian and Tazza’s Lounge, Loggia and Patio (100-180 guests) and Spa Courtyard (100-500 guests). Outdoor options include Lagoon Patio, Parian Room Patio, Ceres Patio, Garden Gazebo and Valencia Terrace. Unique options include the penthouse style Suite 6200 (40-60 guests) and the modern nightclub Edge Lounge (70-150 guests).
Edge Lounge wedding at JW Marriott
Pricing + Catering
Ceremony packages start at $1,500 and are available Monday-Thursday anytime and on Friday-Sunday from 8am-2pm.
Catering for receptions only start at $150 per person and up. There are many options for receptions including formal sit down dinners, buffets or even champagne brunch. Enhancements such as ice carvings, lighting and wine options to name a few. Wedding cakes are included in all menus. View sample menus and pricing.
Combined all-inclusive packages, including a ceremony and accompanying butler-passed refreshment service, four hour reception including beer and wine bar, linens, dance floor, champagne toast and more, are priced from $9,000-30,000 for 50-200 guests. A $5,000 add-on covers flowers, DJ, photography, officiant and videography.
- This full service property can arrange all related events around your wedding, not just the wedding day itself. This includes elegant guestrooms, restaurants for a rehearsal dinner and bridal brunch, poolside cabanas, and even special bridal packages at Spa Aquae
- JW Marriott will allow you to host just a portion of your wedding, for example just your ceremony
- Courtesy room blocks and rates will be provided for out-of-town friends and family without having to commit to purchasing an entire room block — convenient!
- Valet parking is available
- Personal concierge services may be arranged in advance including welcome amenities, transportation services and activities for families
- Bride and grooms receive a complimentary suite for their wedding night
- Although off Strip, JW Marriott operates a complimentary shuttle for those guests who wish to visit the Strip during their stay
- JW Marriott works with an extensive list of dependable vendors and wedding service provides, but if you prefer you may book non-preferred vendors for your wedding. The vendor must have a valid business license and insurance.
Real Weddings at Venue
Garden Gazebo ceremony
Spa Courtyard ceremony
Lagoon Patio wedding ceremony
Parian Lawn ceremony
Valencia Terrace wedding ceremony
Lodge at the Lawn
Searching for the perfect venue for your Las Vegas wedding? Be sure to check out the other posts in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue series, or peruse the Vegas Wedding Venue Directory!
All photos courtesy JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
When you plan to host a styled shoot session at a real working horse ranch, sometimes things just come naturally together. Horses, rustic barns, cowboy boots and country inspired details all figure highly in this wedding inspiration shoot from Las Vegas’s Legends Ranch. Add in some lace and vintage details and you’ve got yourself a cozy, comfy wedding scene. Keep scrolling to get some fresh ideas and a heavy dose of southern style from this rustic themed wedding shoot photographed by Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Ann & Kam Photography & Cinema
WEDDING VENUE . Legends Ranch
SHOOT CONCEPT + PLANNING . Orchestrated Shoots / EVENT COORDINATION . Green Orchid Events / FLORAL . Enchanted Florist / CAKE . Peridot Sweets / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Nearly Newlywed, hat - Danani Handmade / HAIR + MAKEUP . Your Beauty Call / BRIDESMAID’S DRESS . Bella Bridesmaid / GROOMSWEAR . Tuxedo Junction / FLOWERGIRL . Jade Elizabeth Closet / RENTALS . RSVP Party Rentals / STATIONERY + PAPER GOODS . Paper and Home / TABLEWARE . Alta Sue’s Dirty Dishes / VIDEOGRAPHY . Motivity Films / LIGHTING + MARQUEE SIGN . LED Unplugged
10 years together requires a certain level of celebration, if you ask me. And what more appropriate way to mark a decade of marriage than with a renewal of vows from an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas? You can’t help falling in love all over again.
Tisha and Cory went all out for their vow renewal, tacking on a tour of the city and hitting all the big photo spots. A sexy shimmering gold dress and hot red heels for her, a suit and tie for him. An epic renewal, for sure. Be sure to get the low down on these Vegas vows from the photographer, Leana, below!
More from Leana, the photographer:
Tisha and Cory are a one of a kind couple. It was a shocker and an honor to be flown into Las Vegas to shoot their 10 year vow renewal. Tisha and I once were elementary teachers together. We have been in each others lives for nine years and continue to be great friends. Cory definitely grew on me too! I know the conservative parental side of these two, but Vegas brought out a whole new side!
We all gathered the afternoon of the big day. Our pockets were empty from slot machines, but our excitement was through the roof. Tisha was at Aria getting ready with hair and make up while Cory continued to gamble away in his well-fitted suit. It was priceless when Cory came up to the room and saw Tisha in her sparkly gold dress. He walked across the room to give her a kiss and finish zipping her up. They continued to get ready together before we left for the Neon Boneyard.
The Neon Boneyard was ridiculously awesome. We were surrounded by old neon signs from the Las Vegas Strip. How cool is that? There was so much history and vibrant colors. It was a magical moment right before the sunset.
The limo then picked us up and took us to downtown Vegas where we were to meet up with Elvis before traveling to the Vegas sign for the vows. Surrounded by tourists, other photographers, other weddings and what would normally be a distracting scene…it was like Tisha and Cory were the only ones there.
Epic trip. Epic couple. Viva Las Vegas!
Venue + Vendor Details:
PHOTOGRAPHER . POPography
VOW RENEWAL VENUE . Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign
PHOTOGRAPHY VENUE . Neon Museum
OFFICIANT . Elvis from Simple Vegas Wedding / HAIR + MAKEUP . Makeup in the 702