I’m head over heels for couples who travel the world together, find themselves in Vegas and decide to get married. Floriane and Claude from France did it in that kitschy-classic, only-in-Vegas style: an Elvis officiant at Graceland Wedding Chapel.
While chapel rules dictated no photos of the wedding ceremony (sigh) the couple walked the Arts District before heading to Nelson’s Landing to get some desert shots. Funky, fresh and cool: I’m loving the style of these two! The explosion of color is just amazing.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Poppy La’Rue Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . Graceland Wedding Chapel
POST-WEDDING SHOOT . Eldorado Canyon + The Arts District + The Smith Center
Normally I don’t feature weddings held outside of the immediate Vegas area, but I thought this wedding held in Reno was lovely. The country feel of Jessica and Joshua’s wedding included a fresh pastel palette with rustic details. Combined with those amazing bridal portraits and the adorable first look are fabulous.
Okay, and the little bridal pug is completely adorable. You all know how I feel about dogs at weddings. Viva Las … Reno?
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Jeramie Lu Photography
CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUE . The Grove (Reno, NV)
CAKE . Isabel’s Bakery / BRIDAL FASHION . Tiffany’s Bridal Boutique / HAIR + MAKEUP .Kari Addison Styling / ENTERTAINMENT . Moonlight Mobile DJ
Elopements are magical on their own, bringing a sense of intimacy and ocean of emotions. Karolina and Ross, today’s couple, eloped in Las Vegas a few years ago as Ross prepared to deploy.
These high school lovebirds celebrated again, three years later, with a marriage blessing and vow renewal at Joan of Arc Catholic Church and Venetian, in front of their friends and family. The mix of Old World charm and classic Italian architecture and gardens at the hotel appealed to the couple, Karolina especially.
A ballroom bubbling over with blooms designed by Naakiti Floral and event design from Andrea Eppolito brought the evening together in such an elegant European fashion. I am especially enchanted by the traditions and customs they wove into their day. From Polish toasts to serving dessert first to their guests at the banquet, life (and love) is sweet for these two.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Meg Ruth Photo
CEREMONY VENUE . Joan of Arc Catholic Church
RECEPTION VENUE . Venetian Resort & Casino
WEDDING PLANNER . Andrea Eppolito Events / FLORAL . Naakiti Floral / CAKE . Peridot Sweets / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Eve of Milady, shoes – Betsey Johnson / HAIR + MAKEUP . Makeup in the 702 / BRIDESMAIDS . Alfred Angelo / GROOMSWEAR . Men’s Wearhouse / DESIGN + DECOR . Sit on This Decor Rentals / ENTERTAINMENT . DJ Mike Fox & Co.
Get engaged over the holidays and can’t wait to get into Vegas wedding planning? Save the dates are a fun way to help your guests get excited about travelling for your wedding. There are plenty of new designs for 2016, here are some of my favorite picks. Many are available in different colors or with customizable photos, so be sure to have fun and design a few!
The easy route is to go with a casino theme for your save the dates, of course. From retro signage to bold red and black coasters, here are some great options to consider.
Left: Sign of Love from Minted | Right: Lucky in Love slot machine save the date from Minted
Casino coasters by Evermine
Custom Playing Card by The Good Old Days
Be it a garden wedding at Flamingo or an off-Strip motel vow exchange, here are some gorgeous, simple and modern options:
Art Deco by Basic Invite
Flamingo from Minted
Destination wedding in Vegas? The ticket-style can be classy!
Just the Ticket from Minted
Boarding Call from Minted
Champagne, sparkles and a little bit of glitz on your save the dates say Vegas in a subtle way.
Golden Rings by Basic Invite
Left: Glittering Yes! by Minted | Right: All that Sparkles by Minted
Big City Las Vegas from Minted
Las Vegas Skyline by Emily Edson Design
Tropical Mini-book from Minted
Floral Canopy foil-pressed save the date from Minted
Watercolor Succulent Desert by Little Ivy Paper Goods
Cactus by Mooseberry Paper Co.
Psst! See even more stationery ideas perfect for Vegas weddings in these posts: Fun with Las Vegas Save the Dates, Shimmer + Shine: 10 Wedding Invites Perfect for Vegas or 7 Unexpected Las Vegas Wedding Invitations
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The New Age flair for this styled shoot takes its inspiration from a gorgeous pink mineral: rose quartz, as well as Himalayan pink salt. Paired with succulents, local botanicals and geometric shapes the adorable tiny chapel at Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery takes on a modern feel.
You’ll find many wonderful ideas to take away from this post including boutonnieres made of minerals, eco-friendly favors and the subtle southwestern styling with a touch of vintage glam.
More from the stylist, Amy, of Design in Mind Events:
With the popularity of Himalayan salt rocks appearing in cooking recipes as well as home decor, it was a wonderful opportunity to implement the natural mineral source in a wedding setting.The soft luminescent glow of peach and pink from the rocks exemplifies the mood of a desert sunset. With the color palette of pink, peach, champagne and gold, we wanted to incorporate the adorable pink chapel located on the premises! Simple rentals such as champagne linens, gold flatware and pink depression glass adds a pop of romance to the natural desert setting.
To minimize the wedding-carbon-footprint, blooming cacti were placed in rose quartz votive rocks and only a few sprigs of blooms were used to enhance the centerpieces. For the ceremony decor, various sizes of Himalayan salt rocks and succulents were used to line the aisle while strands of rose quartz were used as a backdrop.
When purchasing decor for the big day, keep in mind of how it can be used once the wedding is over. For instance, the salt rocks can be gifted to your bridal party and family members who helped with the wedding. The salt rock lamp can be used inside the home or you can remove the cord and bulb for outside use on the patio or garden.
Besides the DIY rose quartz curtain used as the ceremony backdrop, other DIY elements showcased in the shoot were the rose quartz bridal hair piece, the groom’s rose quartz boutonniere and rose quartz place setting wrap for the sweetheart table. We hope this shoot ignites some fresh ideas for those who are looking to plan either a desert, southwestern, eco-friendly, DIY, or just a simply pink palette themed wedding.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Taylored Photo Memories
VENUE . Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery
OFFICIANT . Angie Kelly at Peachy Keen Unions / SHOOT DESIGNER + STYLIST . Design in Mind Events / FLORAL . / CAKE . The Mad Batter Cafe & Bakery / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Staysi Lee Bridal Boutique – jewelry – Silver Post / HAIR + MAKEUP . Smooth Brides / RENTALS . Nostalgia Resources / VINTAGE PROPS + DISHES . Alta Sue’s Dirty Dishes / LINENS . Creative Coverings / STATIONERY + PAPER GOODS . Smudge Pot Creative
Shoot submitted via Two Bright Lights