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
There are a lot of reasons to love vow renewals. I, of course, especially love Vegas vow renewals. They’re a fresh, fun reminder of your love. And for many couples, it’s a relaxed way to relive a bit of the wedding day magic, with a lot less stress!
Jennifer and Keifer flew to Vegas from Nashville and spent the day doing all sorts of Vegas-y things, from staying in an oh-so-gorgeous Cosmopolitan suite to visiting DTLV including a stop by the Graceland Wedding Chapel for their vow renewal. Love that they involved four of their closest friends in the fun-filled day. (How adorable are the vow renewal M&Ms?!)
Okay, don’t you totally want a fringed dress now? Or a red smoking jacket?!
More from Kirsten Tyrrel, the photographer:
The couple decided on their wedding day that they would take the trip to Vegas to renew their vows on their 10th anniversary. They held true to that plan and flew out from Nashville, TN to party with 4 close friends, Vegas style! From her designer gown to his jacket reminiscent of vintage Elvis, this was one of the most glamorous couples on the strip that night! We hit all the popular places, starting inside their hotel room at Cosmopolitan Hotel, went on to the Bellagio water show, the Neon Boneyard, Fremont Street, and ended at the Graceland Chapel where they privately renewed their vows. In between we had fun riding in the largest limo the company owned and the party never stopped! Jennifer and Keifer were such a fun loving couple with no interest in super posed shots. They wanted all the fun captured- and we had a great time celebrating their love!
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Kirsten Tyrrel Photography
VOW RENEWAL VENUE . Graceland Wedding Chapel
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…
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