With all of the flowers, cakes and tablescapes, sometimes it is easy to forget that at its heart, a wedding is a union. The magic occurs at the ceremony, where personal vows are exchanged in front of those nearest and dearest, drawn in to witness this amazing life moment.
Kelley and Jesse did not forget this, which is why I’m thrilled to share a little snippet of their wedding day. Such unabashed joy and tender moments, such as their first look and the foot washing. A gorgeous garden surrounded them at Shadow Hills Church, a place that clearly means a lot to them.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Romeo & Juliet Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . Shadow Hills Church
SECOND SHOOTER . Chris Sosa Photography / OFFICIANT . Tony Angelo / FLORAL .I Do Wedding Flowers / BRIDAL FASHION . Alfred Angelo / HAIR + MAKEUP . Beauty by Bre / VIDEOGRAPHY . Newfly Films / ENTERTAINMENT . DJ Darrin
Amanda and Kevin infused their wedding day with casual country style in a royal purple palette. After getting ready, the bridal party moved over for the ceremony at St. Joseph Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church.
The reception was held in the rustic Silverton Hotel and Casino, which has a special wedding and events pavilion called Veil. The room was decorated with burlap, Mason jars and an incredible “wood” barrel cake. Perfect venue choice for this romantic wedding.
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Amanda and Kevin chose the Veil Pavilion at the Silverton Hotel & Casino because to them it was the perfect fit. Desiring a rustic/country reception which reflected their down to earth personalities and was warm and welcoming for all of their guests, they were initially charmed by the antler chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. After visiting various other venues during their research, they also discovered that the Veil Pavilion had the largest dance floor among the contenders. For a couple who love to dance, this was an important element in creating the inclusive celebratory atmosphere that they were looking to achieve at their reception.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Taylored Photo Memories
CEREMONY VENUE . St. Joseph Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church
RECEPTION VENUE . Veil Pavilion at Silverton
WEDDING PLANNER . Anthea Pressler at Silverton / FLORAL . Twiddlebugz / CAKE . Melissa’s Bakeshop / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – David’s Bridal / HAIR + MAKEUP. Cassie Nazario / GROOMSWEAR . Men’s Wearhouse / TRANSPORTATION . AWG Ambassador / ENTERTAINMENT . DJ Mark / VIDEOGRAPHY . Taylored Photo Memories
Wedding submitted via Two Bright Lights
Justin and Jane had a private ceremony at the LDS Las Vegas Temple, but headed over to Cili at Bali Hai for a ring exchange in front of family and friends and a tropical reception. Teal blues with pastel shades and whites featured alongside a casual, vintage vibe. The natural element was heavy, with wooden accents and botanical details. Perfect for this sunset celebration at what is one of my favorite Las Vegas country clubs.
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Justin and Jane were married on a calm, clear January day at the LDS Temple in Las Vegas. Although I couldn’t view the actual ceremony, I waited outside to see them exit the temple. As their friends and family cheered, the couple’s brothers opened the doors and Justin and Jane appeared, officially presenting themselves as husband and wife. It’s a bit of a tradition after LDS ceremonies to do family and couple’s portraits around the temple grounds, so we spent a bit of time exploring the beautiful church exterior and manicured gardens. Later that afternoon, Justin and Jane had a ring exchange ceremony on the patio at Cili at Bali Hai, a beautiful country club golf course just minutes from the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. It gave them a way to express their commitment to their vows in front of their friends and family.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . KMH Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . Las Vegas Nevada LDS Temple
RECEPTION VENUE . Cili at Bali Hai
CAKE . Showboy Bake Shop / HAIR + MAKEUP . Leila VonSleichter of Sin City Makeup / STATIONERY + PAPER GOODS . Paper and Home / ENTERTAINMENT . Knight Sounds DJ / PLANNER . Tory L Cooper Events
Wedding submission via Two Bright Lights
Opting for an autumn wedding, Danielle and Joey went chic with a country club reception venue. Danielle happens to be a wedding planner at one of the large Strip hotels, so no detail was overlooked. A pink and Champagne color palette kept the theme feminine, especially since it was paired with romantic roses and rhinestones all over. So pretty!
A Catholic ceremony transitioned into bridal portraits at some downtown Vegas landmarks before getting the night going at DragonRidge Country Club. Danielle and Joey’s wedding incorporated personal loves, cultural and religious history and, most importantly: friends and family. (Not to mention a few fun Batman details. How many can you see?)
THE CEREMONY — Joseph, Husband of Mary Catholic Church
The ceremony was very emotional and deep for us. With our shared Catholic faith, having it in the church was very important to us both. It was filled with tradition and was the focal point of our day.
THE RECEPTION — DragonRidge Country Club
Our reception was a blend of both of our cultures. Keeping with Joey’s Chaldean roots, and still having modern traditions as well. We wanted the reception to be elegant and beautiful, yet FUN! We both wanted something elegant, yet grandiose for the reception. DragonRidge was the only venue we saw that we both fell in love with instantaneously.
DIY DETAILS + DECOR
The floral was made by my aunt, who is also a floral designer at Mandalay Bay. It was very special to me knowing that she made all of the floral that was carried down the aisle, as well as on the tables. My veil was also handmade from Etsy, along with my handkerchief, which was a gift from my bridesmaids.
Our friends and family. As beautiful as everything was, it would’ve been nothing without them to celebrate with us!
LAS VEGAS WEDDING TIPS FROM JOEY AND DANIELLE
Don’t get caught up in the whirlwind of what a wedding “should be” or any drama that ensues. Enjoy every moment and focus on your partner and the love you have for each other…that’s what it’s really all about!
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Fabio & Adri members of the LVW photography directory
CEREMONY VENUE . St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Catholic Church
RECEPTION VENUE . DragonRidge Country Club
WEDDING PLANNER . Bride + bridesmaids / FLORAL . Mandalay Bay / CATERING . DragonRidge Country Club / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Eve of Milady, veil – Etsy / HAIR + MAKEUP . Kristin Kowal / ENTERTAINMENT . Knight Sounds / VIDEOGRAPHY . Jeremy Helal
Ashley & Blayne were married at the Las Vegas LDS Temple, and celebrated afterwards with friends and family in a fabulous backyard wedding with a carnival theme. And they went big with the circus theme: a kissing booth and other fair-style attractions and games, pony rides, an actual big top, a carnival-inspired menu and more. They really captured the feel of a real carnival, I think: fun for all ages, and a casual, memorable vibe for a backyard affair. The photos were taken by a new contributor to Little Vegas Wedding: Chauntelle Graf – welcome, Chauntelle!
More on the details of this DIY wedding from the bride, Ashley, follows…
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