If we’re talking wedding venues with spectacular views, the rooftop at Platinum Hotel & Spa has to rank high on that list. Meg and Ben’s hip wedding with DIY projects galore at Platinum was photographed by Brilliant Imagery and included a rocking party complete with karaoke and interpretive dances. (Um – awesome!) You will not only love the always amazing views from the hotel’s skydeck, but all of the handmade details.
The paper goods were made by Meg herself – in fact, the wedding inspired her and she now runs her own company NupptialDesigns, specializing in wedding items. A baker friend from D.C. unable to supply a cake for their destination wedding made an amazing cake topper that combined the TV show “Parks and Recreation” with the Green Bay Packers.
Meg’s bouquet included kale, her favorite vegetable, and was wrapped in doilies made by Ben’s grandmother. The blazing blue bottle centerpieces were from Saratoga Springs Water Company, and it was the cobalt blue and silver colors that inspired the entire wedding palette.
Keep reading for some excellent tips from Ben and Meg on planning a destination DIY wedding in Las Vegas!
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You’re going to love today’s very timely Day of the Dead Vegas wedding – it’s anything but ordinary! It ticks so many fun, quirky boxes: rockabilly, Día de los Muertos, Elvis, pinup, DIY style, 1950s retro theme…and that’s just for starters. But, that’s what you get when two creative types get married!
Paige and Phil are birds of a feather from New York City – they’re both artists (you have to check out their illustrations and design work at The Art of Paigey and Ballsyart) who have super fun style. Looking through the photos I couldn’t help but feeling like I wanted to be there for the party!
Joined by 44 guests for their destination wedding, they were married by Elvis at the Viva Las Vegas wedding chapel, and then had a bridal shoot with Glitter Lens Photography at the Neon Boneyard before a restaurant reception at MGM Grand.
The wedding was full of totally personal style that reflected the special wedding date of November 2. There was even a soundtrack for the wedding – how cool is that? Paige and Phil asked their guests to dress in “retro spooky cocktail” style or “what you’d wear to Vincent Price’s funeral.”
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When I got married just three short years ago, I did not even imagine a world where wedding apps were a possibility. iPads had been out a month, and the thought of the majority of my guests having a smartphone was not yet a reality. Crazy, right?
Nowadays, couples getting married have so many things to keep track of. Personalized wedsites, multiple wedding registries across various sites, email RSVPs, personal hashtags and multiple social streams where their wedding can be captured, from Instagram to Facebook, Vine to Flickr. It sets my head spinning. How to keep track of it all? Enter Appy Couple!
Appy Couple is a super easy and very stylish way to share information about your wedding and stay social with your guests – perfect for a Vegas wedding when your guests are sure to be having fun all over town over a few days.
It’s an all in one design that keeps track of all information your guests need to get them to the chapel on time, accessible for free from their smartphone or from a website. From event locations and times, messaging, suggestions for touristy things to do, registries, wedding party bios, photos and even games – Appy Couple has you, and your guests, covered with an incredible list of features. And all with the same beautiful design, and with your privacy in mind.
Worried you’re not tech savvy enough to use a personal app? That’s okay! Appy Couple is easy to use. It’s a drag and drop interface that works on iPhones, iPads and Android devices, guaranteed simple to use for both you and your guests. I downloaded the demo on my Android, and was impressed with both the speed and ease of use of the app.
For their partnership with Little Vegas Wedding, Appy Couple has released a brand new Vegas design! “Viva Vegas” is super modern with just a hint of the glitz and glamour of The Strip.
Not looking for a Vegas theme? That’s okay – Appy Couple has over 300 designs to match the mood, palette, theme and even the season of your wedding like the Fall Geometrics collection below.
And some more groupings of some of my favorites:
As you can see, I had trouble narrowing it down! Luckily you can change your design for free… See all of the available designs here.
Can’t find anything to suit your particular taste? The design team at Appy Couple will work with you to create a one of a kind custom design for your wedding. And they also offer matching paper stationery for select designs for a professional, seamless look.
While they are in beta testing, Appy Couple has a one-time fee of just $28 which gives you the entire suite, with unlimited photo uploads, unlimited guests, unlimited stories, unlimited events. Future updates are included and app downloads are always free for your guests.
Even better – Appy Couple is offering a 20% discount to Little Vegas Wedding readers! Woo hoo! Just enter the promo code APPY4LVW at checkout to receive the discount.
This post was kindly sponsored by Appy Couple but the words and opinions are all mine.
I think it’s a misconception that destination weddings make it impossible to incorporate DIY projects. Of course, it’s easier if your flight has a flexible baggage policy or if you are within driving distance of Las Vegas, but there are still many ways to incorporate handmade, heartfelt details into your wedding day, whether you are coming as far as Sydney, Australia or Sydney, Nova Scotia!
Today’s DIY ring pillow tutorial from Veronica of Nostalgia Resources (see her tutorial for an antique seating chart!) is an easy way to bring in a handmade detail to your destination wedding.
They’re tiny, cute and you are only limited in your customization in terms of colors and fabric. Just have a look on Etsy, around your home or in a local fabric or craft shop for the right material for you, your style and wedding colors or theme.
See the full ring pillow tutorial here…
Brandi and TJ were married in a destination wedding with rustic details and accents of mustard yellow and charcoal gray this spring. Following an outdoor ceremony at an MGM Signature patio, the couple and their son celebrated with a reception at Joe’s Stonecrab at the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace! JamieY Photography was there to capture the moments and many handmade details of this very personal destination wedding.
See more of this wedding with rustic touches!