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Fun and Fabulous 15 Year Vegas Vow Renewal by Ryan Ortega Photography

Fun and Fabulous 15 Year Vegas Vow Renewal by Ryan Ortega Photography

From time to time I like to peek in on the Vegas wedding tag on social media. There are all sorts of goodies in there: people wishing for Vegas weddings, people going to Vegas weddings, and sometimes people who are having awesome Vegas weddings.

Recently I was lucky enough to stumble across totally fun Instagram video that highlighted a vow renewal in just a short 15 seconds. This charming pocket film by Jason Magbanua documented Abet and Benz’s anniversary Vegas vow renewal celebrating 15 years. I was hooked and had to know more!

Abet and Benz came from the Philippines for a road trip tour of the United States with friends, and planned their Vegas vow renewal spontaneously along the way. The couple happen to run a very successful wedding website called Weddings at Work (W@W for short) helping Filipino couples find suppliers and vendors for their weddings.

When you talk about, write and share wedding information all day, it’s no surprise that you are drawn to the simplicity of Las Vegas, and it’s also no surprise you want something fun, easy and memorable. So the couple decided to have a drive thru wedding at A Special Memory Wedding Chapel.

Although the ceremony was quick and simple, the rest of the wedding was packed with meaning and details that you would expect from a couple who have been together 15+ years. Of course, they also happen to be details that are drawn from a couple who know the best wedding vendors in the Philippines – some of whom are travelling with you in your bridal party!

Benz wore a custom hand painted dress based on a tattoo she has. Abet, a Vespa lover, included scooter details in his accessories. Vegas appeared in a bouquet and corsages with a casino and gambling theme. When the time came, the couple drove up to the window in a red hot Ford Mustang and exchanged vows…again.

The 5 person wedding party then cruised down the highway in their convertible to Eldorado Canyon in Nelson to get some desert shots before indulging in dinner at Mon Ami Gabi back on The Strip. A totally fun and fabulous Vegas vow renewal!

Read more about this adventurous wedding vow renewal over on the W@W blog!

Vendor and Venue Details: 

Photographer: Ryan Ortega / Wedding Venue: A Special Memory Wedding Chapel Drive Thru / Reception Venue: Mon Ami Gabi / Wedding Dress: Custom by Veluz / Hair + Makeup: Madge Lejano / Bride & Bridesmaid’s earrings: Mickey See of Cru / Bride’s veil: Clayton of CA Design Team / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Cecilio Abad / Groom’s Suit + Menswear: BKS Men / Vegas Bouquet + Boutonniere: Teddy Manuel / White Bouquet + Corsage: Gideon Hermosa / Transport: E-Z Rent-A-Car / Videography: Jason Magbanua, Bong Sare of Threelogy

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Christmas Blog Break

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Travelling, Christmas preparations and lots of work have got me feeling a little burnt out recently. So I thought this would be a good week to take off of blogging, with a natural slow down in most people’s lives.

If you simply need your fix of Vegas weddings, be sure to check out some of my favorite posts below. (Do you know how hard it was to limit that list??!) You can also catch some of my writing over at the Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses blog, where I am now posting regularly on wedding fashion and real weddings.

Have a lovely restful Christmas with your loved ones, and see you next Monday!

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Sunday Funday: Vegas Wedding News Roundup Vol. 24

Once again, time for Sunday Funday – a round up of the best in Vegas wedding news and links, plus some beautiful stuff from the rest of the wide world web of weddings!

As the year winds down there is less Vegas wedding news to report on, but here are a few bits that might interest…

Rent the Runway in Las Vegas

Perhaps your wedding gown might be found at Rent the Runway’s pop-up shop at Cosmo?

» Vegas Wedding News + Links »

 » Upcoming Bridal Shows, Open Houses + Events »

* Please note most events require an RSVP, click the links for full information.

Have a Las Vegas wedding event to announce? Please email the info to kelly AT littlevegaswedding DOT com

Metallic tinged cake at this industrial wedding. Photo: Boots Photography

Handpainted metallic cake at this industrial wedding. Photo: Boots Photography

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That’s all she wrote folks! See you next Sunday!

A Woodsy Winter Engagement at Mount Charleston by Taylored Photo Memories

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Their photographer McKenzi from Taylored Photo Memories thought it might be nice to hold their engagement session in the area where they will be wed, so the couple and their high energy pitbull, Lucky, headed up the mountain. There, a beautifully neutral winter palette of greys, whites and dusky beiges as well as a lightly snow-dusted landscape waited for them at this casual and comfy engagement session.

Congratulations, Amy and Jeff!

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A Modern Las Vegas Elopement from Isaac Wu Photography

A Modern Las Vegas Elopement from Isaac Wu Photography | Little Vegas Wedding

If you are getting married in a chapel, and are on the fence over whether or not you should hire an extra photographer outside the chapel’s package, look no further than this post as to the reasons why you should!

Isaac Wu Photography followed Colorado transplants Tiffany and Gavin around Las Vegas as they primped and primed before their wedding at Mandarin Oriental. But he also got some great group portraits on the Strip, downtown in Fremont and captured the spirt of this cool, calm and collected couple who were married by Elvis as witnessed by six of their closest friends.

More from their photographer, Isaac:

After roaming around the various floors in the hotel, we took over the Las Vegas Strip. Being that this couple met while living in New York, it only made sense to hit the mini-Brooklyn Bridge at the New York-New York casino and of course Elmo and Bert decided to drop on in to celebrate the occasion. We then decided to hit downtown or the “old” Vegas, which is always bound to bring a few surprises (which it did). The Fremont Street Experience (the “experience” part is accurately named) is full of life, colors, lights, and apparently that’s where you can also find a scantily clad blonde devil along with a younger and shorter Elvis.  

Indeed they did…

A Modern Las Vegas Elopement from Isaac Wu Photography | Little Vegas Wedding

The color of the day was blue, as worn by the bridesmaids, Tiffany’s manicure and even their officiant. I wonder if he wore blue suede shoes, too..? Tiffany’s ultra modern, funky trapeze style dress came from AllSaints – there is a location in Cosmopolitan! (I’m always lusting after the leather there…)

Totally fabulous, totally modern and totally unforgettable – that’s a Las Vegas elopement for you!

Vendor and Venue Details: 

Photographer: Isaac Wu Photography / Wedding Venue: Graceland Wedding Chapel / Wedding Dress: AllSaints Spitalfields ’White Parchute Dress’ / Hair + Makeup: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental / Bride’s Shoes: Vince Camuto / Groom’s Suit + Menswear: Thick As Thieves / Groom’s Shoes: Johnston & Murphy / Cake: Freed’s Bakery

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