It’s probably already clear from the color theme of my blog that I love black, white and red as a color combination, so it’s no surprise I love the color scheme Shakella and Jazz chose for their Vegas wedding! Photographed by Kristen Weaver Photography and held at The Grove at Silk Purse Ranch, this chic wedding is full of that awesome Vegas-y goodness we all love…plus an emotional groom and an adorable ring bearer!
Shakella, the bride, told me that she and Jazz chose Las Vegas as their destination wedding spot because it is their favorite place to be. After taking their first vacation together there, they were hooked. Following an engagement and a scouting trip to Las Vegas from Los Angeles, they decided that The Grove, a dedicated wedding ceremony and reception venue off Strip, was best suited for their nuptials.
A few moments of this wedding ceremony stand out to me: Jazz getting all emotional, the heart warming family sand ceremony and the inclusion of Pastor Anthony Spottsville who married the couple. The Pastor has known Jazz all of his life, and was married to Jazz’s mother before she passed away a number of years previously. Such touching moments!
Post-dinner, dancing and cake at the reception the bride and groom made their getaway back to their suite at Cosmopolitan, where they enjoyed a private moment before rejoining close friends waiting downstairs. They spent the evening celebrating with cocktails at the chic Vesper Bar and a late night meal at The Henry. Always a lovely way to end a Vegas wedding!
Vendor and Venue Details:
Photographer: Kristen Weaver / Wedding & Reception Venue: The Grove at Silk Purse Ranch / Afterparty Venue: Vesper Bar and The Henry at Cosmopolitan / Transport: Keys Transportation / Wedding Dress: Galina Signature / Tuxedo and Menswear: Calvin Klein / Jazz & Jazz Jr’s Shoes: Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro Space Jam / Hair Design: Erica Starkey / Makeup: MAC Pro Store at the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace / Floral: Flower Mart, Los Angeles / Catering: / Cake: Cake Couture / Celebrant: Pastor Anthony Spottsville of New Beginning MBC, Los Angeles / Entertainment: DJ from Good Vibrations Mobile DJs / Stationery: LaShaunn Spivey of Vicarious Living Experience / Event Design: Vicarious Living Experience
Can you see the dice detail on Shakella’s garter?
Frequent readers of Little Vegas Wedding may be delighted to know this was another post where I called on the expertise of the blog’s in-house sneaker expert. Both gentlemen wore matching Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro Space Jam shoes for the wedding, and looked great in them.
Jazz Jr, above, is probably the most stylish ringbearer that may ever be featured on Little Vegas Wedding!
More from Shakella, including some advice:
Plan, plan and plan! After that have fun!!!! We wanted to make sure we had everything planned before we got to Las Vegas so the only thing we needed to do was get our marriage license taken care of.