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Simple, Romantic Desert Wedding Style by Ivory Lime Photography

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One of my favourite Vegas events (that I have yet to attend) is the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International conference. Known as WPPI, this event hosts thousands of photographers in Las Vegas every spring. Many photographers attend learning sessions, pay to access models and styled shoot set ups to try new thing and add to their portfolio and network. Naturally a time of renewal, this spring conference is great for amazingly imaginative styled shoots and inspiration, too, much of which I get to share with you, dear readers!

We’ll kick things off with a simple elopement-style shoot that showcases the natural simplicity of desert scenery and a couple’s intimacy. Rustic detailing, a vintage wedding dress and handmade accessories turn it into a gorgeous concept, perfect for low key couples. Can’t you just imagine these two whipping around the desert in a dune buggy in their wedding gear? Of course, you know I had to include it because of that darn cute dog, too!

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This feature is one of a few organized during WPPI 2015 that I have coming in the future weeks. Prepare to get inspired by new ideas, new vendors, concepts and venues!


VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Ivory Lime Photography by Angela Stewart
STYLED + COORDINATED BY . Jenn Burnett Photography
STYLED SHOOT VENUE . Shot on location east of Las Vegas

BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Dress Me Sew Chic / HAIR . Hair by Ashley Nichols / MAKEUP . Carly Ryan Makeup Artist at The Batterman Group / BOUQUET + BOUTONNIERE . Burlap and Bling Design Studio / FLORAL CROWN . Forever Hooked

Post-Wedding Bliss at Apex Sand Dunes by Urban Safari Photography

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Jesse and Nick who were actually married in June in California, but opted for a post-wedding shoot in and around Las Vegas. (The couple had not had a photographer at their courthouse wedding.) You’ll see some of the amazing urban backdrops of Sin City including spots in and around downtown such as the Container Park, Smith Center and east Fremont – locations these two Vegas locals love. Also included is a sunrise session at the fantastic Apex sand dunes, just north of Vegas. This otherworldly landscape is an amazing place to do photos!

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Urban Safari Photography
SHOT ON LOCATION AT . East Fremont, Container Park, Symphony Park at Smith Center, Cleveland Clinic and Apex Sand Dunes

Bohemian Wedding at Historic Fifth Street School from gaby j photography

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Opting for a bohemian, relaxed wedding with natural details, Morgan and Erick chose the perfect venue for their day: the Historic 5th Street School. Full of handmade touches (made by the bride and groom and purchased from Etsy artisans) this wedding featured earthy details and tones with a subtle desert vibe. Straight out of the pages of a magazine, florals were stunning as well, completing the lush natural feel at this eclectic downtown Vegas wedding full of personal details.

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THE CEREMONY + RECEPTION — Historic 5th Street School

We went with a modern, natural look … minimal, indie-ish, boho. Our colors were mostly jewel-tones. We DIYed candles for our wedding favors! For my bouquet, my focal point was a protea, the rest was dahlias, eucalyptus, and some other random things. My bridesmaids had the same bouquets minus the protea. My flower crown was eucalyptus and peonies. Our ceremony altar backdrop and cake stand was built by my husband out of old pallets. We used a lot of different greens for our table runners and arches, like ferns and different types of eucalyptus. Our wedding stood out from the crowd because of our location — though we were in Vegas, it just didn’t feel like you were in the middle of a big city.

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FAVORITE MEMORY

My favorite memory was our first look, it was very calming for me, and if we hadn’t done that, I think I would have lost it at the “altar.” Also, I loved our photobooth, so fun.

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LAS VEGAS WEDDING TIPS FROM MORGAN + ERICK:

Hmm, some advice, use all the help you can get! If you have the money, please do find an amazing photographer, it is worth it!! Every penny! Gaby, I can’t say enough good things about her. Also make sure to have a great support group, aka bridesmaids; they are what keeps you glued together through all the emotions.”

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . gaby j photography member of the LVW photography directory
CEREMONY VENUE . Courtyard, Historic 5th Street School
RECEPTION VENUE . Courtyard, Historic 5th Street School

FLORAL . Bud + Vine / CATERING . Memphis Championship BBQ / CAKE . Freed’s Bakery / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – BHDLN, shoes + necklace - Anthropologie, bracelet – Free People, garter – Nestina Accessories / BRIDESMAIDS . Free People + Anthropologie / FLOWERGIRL . Jen’s Pirate Booty / GROOMSWEAR . John Varvatos, Shoes by Aldo, Tie Clip by The Crafty Store / RING BEARER . H&MLe Beau Tie / RENTALS . RSVP Party Rentals / STATIONERY + PAPER GOODS . Kelli Murray / ENTERTAINMENT . DJ Demario / CAKE TOPPER . michiemay / BARTENDING . Liquid Courage / RING PILLOWS . Scout + Whistle / ALTAR WALL HANGING . Soñadora / PHOTOBOOTH . Smashbooth

Caesars Palace Garden Elopement from Taylored Photo Memories

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Joy and Jeff chose Las Vegas for a small wedding, with just their closest friends and family attending. They did not even spend the night in Las Vegas! The couple flew into Vegas in the morning, had lunch, married and then headed back home to Tennessee. They chose to marry right on the Strip, in one of the architectural domes that is outside Caesars Palace. Short, sweet and to the point…a perfectly modern Vegas elopement!

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More from their photographer, Taylored Photo Memories:

Eloping couple Joy and Jeff wanted their “second time around” wedding to be simple and fun so Las Vegas was the natural destination choice. They selected the Caesars Palace rotunda and gardens for their intimate ceremony amongst a small group of friends and family. Their stress-free elopement was actually quite a whirlwind; they flew in from Memphis to Vegas where they had lunch, got married, and flew back home shortly after. 

The beauty of eloping is that it can be whatever you want it to be. I have couples come from all over the world to elope in Las Vegas and each one may have a different background or back story but they share the common desire for a fun, memorable and stress-free wedding. Some couples make a vacation out of it and take in the sights, while others embrace the hassle-free ease of planning a Vegas elopement, like Joy and Jeff, and simply go home after their ceremony with the memories of an amazing intimate elopement. 

 


VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Taylored Photo Memories member of the LVW photography directory
CEREMONY VENUE . Caesars Palace Stripside Rotunda

OFFICIANT . Peachy Keen Unions / FLORAL . Gaia Flowers

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Warm Rustic Wedding at Spring Mountain Ranch from Taylored Photo Memories

Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding For rock climbers and Vegas locals Carrie and Kimball, their wedding was all about their own personal relaxed style and the great outdoors! So much of their rustic wedding was DIYd or handmade by friends and family, keeping this a memorable experience for all involved. They even used their 1999 VW Eurovan Camper as wedding transportation and staging area, Carrie doing her prep and makeup in there! Super-sized lawn games entertained the crowd at this daytime wedding reception, and allowed the bride and groom to mingle with their guests in the beautiful grounds of Spring Mountain Ranch, overlooking the mountains they love to climb so much. Stunning. Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding

WHY LAS VEGAS?

I live here in town and loved the backdrop of Red Rocks because my fiancé and I have climbed out there for years. The blue skies and the Red Rocks look stunning, also the outdoor opportunities around Las Vegas are one of the reasons I love this town so much. Originally Spring Mountain Ranch directed me to the wrong wedding location. I was surprised the week before when I learned that I was planning on the wrong field. It was a little windy the day of, but it turned out beautiful. McKenzi helped me navigate some of their rules and regulations pertaining to a photo permit. Also, the field that I ended up getting married on had a little horse poop spread around for good measure. If you are really OCD about these things, I wouldn’t recommend getting married at Spring Mountain Ranch. Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding

THE CEREMONY — Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

The ceremony was very simple and we planned it together. A good friend of ours, one who was part of lives before we started dating, married us. The theme was country rustic, with sunflowers, and my friend Andrea did an absolutely amazing job arranging all of the bouquets of sunflowers and decorating them on the altar. Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding

THE RECEPTION — Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

The reception was catered by Café Rio, because my fiancé and I love that place. Also, their catering prices are substantially lower than classic vendors. We had a four-piece bluegrass band play and had some large lawn games for the guests. I think day weddings can be kind of lame (as no one drinks quite as much as at a night wedding) so we had a “giant game” theme. Andrea and Mike Tomlinson made this awesome GIANT cornhole, with giant beanbags that you had to use some muscle to throw. There was also Jenga, giant Pick-up sticks and a few others. We had a photobooth with props that was really fun and the vendor created a book of all of my friends doing funny poses.

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DIY DETAILS + DECOR

My invitations were guaranteed to arrive to me but got lost in the mail (go USPS). The invites at my wedding were a last ditch effort by my roommate Madeline and my sister, purchased at Walmart. They were done literally the night before on our home printer! Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding

VIVA LAS VEGAS

I had a pretty fun bachelorette party the Friday before the wedding — some of my best girl friends went to classic hangouts in old downtown Vegas!

GUESTCOUNT + BUDGET

We had 40 guests and spent about $11,800 total including our rehearsal dinner and two nights of hotel rooms. Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding Real Weddings | Little Vegas Wedding


VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Taylored Photo Memories member of the LVW photography directory
CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUE . Spring Mountain Ranch State Park

OFFICIANT . Pastor Kevin Scott / WEDDING PLANNER . Friends and family / FLORAL . Costco, arranged by Andrea Tomlinson / CATERING . Cafe Rio Mexican Grill / DESSERTS . Pink Box Doughnuts / HAIR . Vision Hair Salon / MAKEUP . Katherine Wolcott / RENTALS . Rebel Party Rentals / ENTERTAINMENT . Blue Skies Band / DECOR . IKEA and eBay

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