Lindsay and Ryan held their wedding in a fabulous villa they rented just for the occasion, using the opportunity to fill it with vintage touches. Going for an antique shop feel, the couple hung parasols and bistro lights above, and filled the tables with ornate frames and colorful glass vases.
The tables were super pretty, from the umbrella shaped sugar cookie favors to a custom mix with music created by Lindsay and Ryan from the wedding. (The pair met while working at Tower Records in Vegas.) I think the dessert table has to be the crowing glory though: it’s a huge Rice Krispie cube (complete with a “bite” taken out as a nod to an episode of The Simpsons) and mini bundt cakes. A stunning laidback affair with a casual vibe that is just infused with personal details.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Mike L. Photography
CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUE . Red Rock Mansion Estate
OFFICIANT . Norma with Peachy Keen Unions / DESSERT CAKES . Nothing Bundt Cakes / BRIDAL FASHION . Vintage wedding dress
So many of you find Little Vegas Wedding because you are searching for the perfect setup for a wedding at a private estate or mansion. Well today is going to set the bar pretty high for backyard weddings. Geela and Kiel’s glamorous wedding took place in a tent, if you can believe it. DIY and professionally supplied decor made the magic happen. Amazing rustic tablescapes and elegant detailing elevated this wedding from lovely backyard affair to full-on luxurious Vegas wedding for them and 80 guests.
WHY LAS VEGAS?
We were so indecisive at first about where we would have our wedding. Kiel has such a small, tight-knit family while I had a huge amount of relatives scattered all over the place from New Jersey to Los Angeles. Kiel wanted a small destination wedding and at first I was totally on board. Who wouldn’t want to get married on the beach in Hawaii during sunset?! I liked the idea of having something more intimate, BUT being an only child, the thought that my parents would love to have a big wedding for me stuck in the back of my mind. So, we sat down and talked about other options.
I’ve ALWAYS wanted an outdoor wedding with a tent reception. So, we looked at venues where we were able to put up a tent and still keep it small and intimate. Our hopes were shut down because every place almost had a certain way of how we needed to do things. So one night we went out to dinner with Kiel’s parents and told them about everything going on. The first thing they said was, “Why not just do it in our backyard?” I was surprised because their home never crossed my mind. The more we talked about it, the more I knew it was the perfect setting.
THE DETAILS ON GEELA AND KIEL’S CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
I wanted to go with a romantic rustic theme. Being that the wedding was in the midst of summer and we were outdoors, I wanted to keep the colors cooler. We chose to do a blush pink rustic theme with an eggplant accent. We had an arch outside covered in flowers right under their huge oak tree where the ceremony took place. The reception was AMAZING! The flowers were perfect. They were so romantic. I only spoke with Dani, the florist, over the phone once about the flowers and she hit the nail right on the head! I told her what my vision and theme were and she made it into such a fairytale. I chose to go with the darker wood for the tables and chairs so that it would help the blush pinks pop and it was beautiful. From the table settings, to the glass dispensers, everything was just so simple and romantic.
Since the home was owned by Kiel’s parents it was SO much easier to plan the wedding and having his parents own a party rental company didn’t hurt either! They were such a HUGE help. It was as easy as telling them the idea I had in my head, and then walking into the tent to something that completely blew my mind. They were amazing in every single way possible.
FAVORITE WEDDING MEMORY
My favorite memory, as cliché as it sounds, was when Kiel first looked at me walking down the aisle. As soon as our eyes met, it was waterworks! There was actually one thing that happened that stood out to me because I thought it was so funny! I was waiting in the room for them to tell me it was ok to come out and walk down the aisle. Maybe five minutes before, Kiel’s mom comes in to tell me the DJ wasn’t there, but they had the situation under control. So, I took it as it was and since it was “under control” I didn’t let it stress me out. As I’m walking down the aisle, I see the DJ in his makeshift booth and I hear the music playing. It was only after everyone was seated and eating that they told me the DJ thought the wedding was the next day! He arrived 5 minutes before the ceremony started and had the catering crew helping him set up the sound system! Needless to say, everything was smooth sailing from there and everyone had a great night!
(Editor’s Note: If you want to see some behind the scenes set up, you need to head over to RSVP’s Facebook page. The VIP restrooms were incredible. It’s not often I steer you to look at toilets, but these are pretty amazing! —Kelly)
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Gin & Sake Productions, member of the LVW photography directory
CEREMONY VENUE . Private home
RECEPTION VENUE . Private home
OFFICIANT . Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions / WEDDING PLANNER . bride and the moms / FLORAL . Dani Mulhern-Brodsky of D Zines / CATERING . Soirees / CAKE + CUPCAKES . Retro Bakery / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – YP3344 from David’s Bridal / HAIR + MAKEUP . by the bride / GROOMSWEAR . Express Men / DECOR . DIY and RSVP Party Rentals / FURNITURE RENTALS . RSVP Party Rentals / TENT . RSVP Party Rentals / TABLESCAPES, PLACESETTINGS + LINENS . RSVP Party Rentals / STATIONERY + PAPER GOODS . Minted / ENTERTAINMENT . Kayle Stephens with Vegas Hot Traxx / LIGHTING . RSVP Party Rentals, Marquee Lighting – LED Unplugged / DELUXE PORTAPOTTIES . Full Circle Events
You can never go wrong with the bright graphic statement of black, white and red for a wedding, as Tamara and Justin show. Josh and Jen Photography were there to capture every moment of their October nuptials, which took place in the backyard of a private Las Vegas home.
This relaxed affair with tons of DIY details included a little pre-wedding disc golf by the groom and his groomsmen, some down-the-wedding-aisle dancing and huge mugs of ale for attendees. There was a little pre-wedding rain, but it did nothing to dampen this party!
These might be my favorite wedding party photos in some time. I wonder if they co-ordinated their hair to the shoes?
In a very special moment, Tamara’s mother walked her down the aisle and gave her away.
It rained like crazy just before the ceremony, but everyone held it together and there were no slips or falls! It made everything look so vibrant, too!
They had their own taco stand! So jealous – what an amazing idea. And those little delicious morsels, above? They’re miniature bundt cakes!
You know a party is going to go a while when the bride changes into a second dress…
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Wedding + Reception Venue: Private home / Photographer: Josh and Jen Photography / Makeup + Hair: By the bride / Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes
This wedding took place at the now defunct Vitruvian by Griffin Mansions, but that does not make the photos any less stunning. The bridal party got ready and did some pre-wedding photos around CityCenter and Vdara. I love the inclusion of the fantastic public art the property has. And how about those Choo wedding shoes? Gorgeous.
Thank you to Gaby J for sharing these stunning images. She was a second shooter at the event, and you can see more photos at Gaby’s blog and over at Veronica Duren’s blog: V&J Photography.
More photos over at Gaby’s blog!
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Wedding & Reception Venue: Vitruvian Mansion by Griffin Productions (now closed) / Photographer: Gaby J Photography (supporting Veronica Duren)/ Videography: Memory Lane video here: http://mlvnv.com/griffin-mansions-lyuba-alex / Entertainment: DJ Brando