Archive of ‘Receptions’ category

Swank Wedding in a Palms SkyVilla | Apaige Photography

Palms SkyVilla | Little Vegas Wedding
Ah, Las Vegas. City of views. For some, nothing but a suite overlooking the iconic Bellagio fountains will do. But I think the view is better just a few blocks off the Strip from a hotel such as Hard Rock, MGM Signature or today’s feature hotel: Palms. Watching the lights flicker on as the sun goes down is an amazing sight. I’ve long been curious about the suites high in the sky at Palms with their cantilevered pools hanging off the edge so precariously. Today’s reception brings you right into those amazing SkyVillas.

Madi and Tim ditched their traditional wedding when planning got too intense. Opting for a huge suite and a small guestlist, they exchanged vows in just a few minutes at Chapel of the Flowers, barely pausing the party on the bus to do so. I love the energy these two bring and am so happy to be finally sharing their wedding. (Seriously, I’ve been putting this post off forever, I’m so excited to finally hit publish!)

And if you can’t get enough of this suite, head back in the archives for this other feature wedding in a SkyVilla.

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WHY LAS VEGAS?

Originally we had a huge wedding planned at home, with a down payment on the venue and everything. It was becoming too stressful doing the guest list, seating arrangements, centerpiece designs and everything else. Vegas has always been special to my husband and I so one morning when we woke up I just asked, “Do you want to get married in Vegas?” He replied, “I thought you’d never ask!”

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THE CEREMONY — CHAPEL OF THE FLOWERS

It was perfect: five minutes, in and out. We said our “I dos” and go back on the party bus.

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THE RECEPTION — SKYVILLA AT PALMS

Our reception was magical. We stayed in the Palms SkyVilla. It’s 6,000-sq.-ft. with a pool hanging off of the side. We served In-N-Out Burgers and Chronic Tacos, the best reception food ever.

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DIY DETAILS + DECOR

My mom made awesome gift baskets to place in everyone’s room when they got to Vegas, it was great.

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FAVORITE MEMORY

Honestly, I can’t choose a favorite memory, it was the best day of my life. If I had to choose one it would possibly be twirling under these huge pillars on the Strip with my husband. Just the Strip in general, actually. And of course the fantastic villa with a butler, and having 30 of our closest friends and family there. See, I couldn’t pick just one!

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A TIP FOR YOUR VEGAS WEDDING FROM MADI AND TIM

DON’T PLAN. Book a room, get a reservation for where you want to get married…and enjoy the moment. Nothing else needs to be planned. Your wedding should be stress-free, it should only be about love, laughter and happiness. Vegas is the perfect place to get married if you want to have the best wedding ever.


VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Apaige Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . Chapel of the Flowers
RECEPTION VENUE . SkyVilla at Palms

Old Hollywood-inspired Styled Shoot at the Barrymore | Marie and Michael Photography

Retro Wedding at The Barrymore | Little Vegas Wedding

If you want to go Hollywood glam in Las Vegas, The Barrymore is a perfect venue to choose. It’s got this retro feel, full of golden details and decadent decor (like that wallpaper! Unf.)

I like to recommend it for smaller wedding parties because it’s got a patio and a built-in theme already. Here’s a gorgeous peek at the space in a styled shoot that evokes romance and glamour from two Austrian wedding photographers who did a little work while visiting the city recently.

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Marie & Michael Photography
STYLED SHOOT VENUE . The Barrymore

WEDDING STYLIST + PLANNER . Javier Garcia / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Celebrations Bridal, shoes – Painted Love / HAIR + MAKEUP . Sin City Makeup / GROOMSWEAR . Tuxedo Junction / STATIONERY + PAPER GOODS . Paper & Home / MODELS . Monika and Darrean, TNG Models

Modern MGM Grand Reception | Chrystal Stringer Photography

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Lorie and Martin are two Albertans who headed to Sin City to get hitched in a modern Vegas way. Opting for an intimate guest list allowed them to indulge in their favourite restaurant for their reception and capture some absolutely magical photos of the day.

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The gents were dressed for comfort, wearing custom Harley-Davidson buttondowns.

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Lorie and Martin headed for MGM for the reception meal. Crush features family-style dining, which is perfect for a wedding reception, of course. The couple chose their favorite comfort foods meant to share, and along with their wedding party dined and celebrated together in a private room.

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Chrystal Stringer Photography
RECEPTION VENUE . Crush

FASHION . Timeless Bridal Boutique / HAIR + MAKEUP . Stevee Danielle Hair & Makeup / TRANSPORTATION . Johnny Vegas VIP

5 Favorites: Museum Wedding Venues in Las Vegas

5 Best Museum Vegas Wedding Venues | Little Vegas Wedding

Today’s venue spotlight falls on my five favorite museum wedding venues in Las Vegas. I’ve always loved museum and gallery-style spaces, and Vegas has a number of beautifully modern venues perfect for hosting ceremonies and cocktail receptions. If you are looking for a loft-style or museum-inspired wedding space in Vegas, check out these options!

For more modern Las Vegas wedding venues, visit the Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide.  See all posts in the 5 Favorites series here.

Chihuly Gallery and Aria Suite Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding | Sergio Mottola Photography

Chihuly Gallery at Aria Las Vegas

Dale Chihuly is the artist responsible for that amazing glass sculpture inside Bellagio (and in a few other Strip hotels). He also has an ultra-modern gallery space at Aria featuring his incredible work in a contemporary setting. The gallery is well-suited for ceremonies as well as long-table style receptions for around 50 guests.

See real weddings at Aria featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Sergio Mottola Photography

Neon Museum Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding

The Boneyard at The Neon Museum

We can’t talk about museums without mentioning an incredible part of Las Vegas history: The Neon Museum! This outdoors walk-through museum is home to hundreds of neon signs from throughout Las Vegas history, providing an industrial-chic setting with a vintage backdrop for your vows. It’s popular for wedding photos, but getting married here (especially at night with the signs turned on) would be perfect for any Vegas, architecture or design fans.

See real weddings at The Neon Museum featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Gin and Sake Productions

Wedding Venues at DISCOVERY Children's Museum | LIttle Vegas Wedding

Discovery Children’s Museum

I think museums angled to kids are a fabulous space to get married in. They’re unique, playful and memorable! Las Vegas has the wonderful DISCOVERY Children’s Museum which features several different exhibit halls and stage venues perfect for a one-of-a-kind wedding. Who says getting married has to be an grownup affair, anyways?

See real weddings at DISCOVERY Children’s Museum featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: DISCOVERY Children’s Museum

Museum Wedding Venues | Little Vegas Wedding

Origen Rotunda at Springs Preserve

Set on 180-acres just a few miles off The Strip, Springs Preserve is a museum featuring desert botanical gardens, family events, traveling exhibits, trails and — you guessed it — weddings. There is an amazing array of outdoor spaces and gardens, but the Origen Museum Rotunda is the most gallery-style space. It features a high vaulted ceiling, and a room ringed with kinetic granite sculptures floating on water and sculptured cattails, all etched with the names of museum donors.

See real weddings at the Bellagio fountains featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: The Springs Preserve

Mob Museum Vegas Wedding

The Mob Museum

Not only is The Mob Museum (National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement) a symbol representing a colorful part of Las Vegas history, it’s a fun place to get married! The architecturally important building (a former US Postal Office and federal courthouse) is a gorgeous reminder of the early days of Vegas and offers some unique venue spaces within, like an accurate replica courtroom.

See real weddings at The Mob Museum featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Mob Museum

For more modern Las Vegas wedding venues, visit the Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide.

See more posts in the 5 Favorites series here.

5 Favorites: Waterside Wedding Venues in Las Vegas

Best 5 Waterside Wedding Venues in Las Vegas | Little Vegas Wedd

Starting a new series for Little Vegas Wedding is always a lot of fun, so I am pleased to announce “5 Favorites!” It’s a new venue spotlight series that will be highlighting some of the prettiest and most popular wedding venues in Las Vegas.

Kicking the series off today is waterside wedding venues. Yes, that’s right. Las Vegas features some beautiful wedding venues with a gorgeous waterfront or waterside location…even one under water! There are lots of choices in the city, but here are five of my favorites for a waterside wedding in Vegas.

For more modern Las Vegas wedding venues, visit the Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide.  See all posts in the 5 Favorites series here.

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Lotus Court at Westin Lake Las Vegas

Lotus Court at the Westin has an extraordinary location, boasting a view of Lake Las Vegas while being surrounded by fire features, fountains and tropical foliage. If you are seeking a traditional hotel setting with a Moroccan flair and lakeside setting, this is definitely a venue to consider. And if Lotus Court doesn’t fit the bill, Westin Lake Las Vegas features a few other lakeside venues and even a beach option!

See real weddings at Westin Lake Las Vegas featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: KMH Photography

Seascape Ballroom Wedding Reception Mandalay Bay

Seascape Ballroom at Mandalay Bay’s Shark Reef Aquarium

The Seascape Ballroom is a unique waterside wedding venue in Las Vegas: it’s actually under water! Located within the Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, this venue will allow you to go under the sea with your guests as they watch sharks and other sealife swim past the reception. Incredible and unforgettable.

See real weddings at Mandalay Bay featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Mandalay Bay

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Poolside at Four Seasons

The chic boutique Four Seasons Las Vegas is located within Mandalay Bay, giving it a very private feel. They happen to have an extraordinary poolside venue, popular for both wedding ceremonies and receptions. The elegant Fountain Terrace also features water in a tropical fountain waterfall and is popular for ceremonies or cocktail hours.

See real weddings at Four Seasons featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Wedding at Hyde at Bellagio

Hyde Nightclub at Bellagio

Oh, those famous Bellagio fountains! The romance of this location ranks it highly for not only wedding ceremonies, but for engagements, too. Although the fountains and replica of Lake Como they are in can host weddings from many locations, get up close and personal with them inside the luxe Hyde Nightclub. The iconic fountains can be timed perfectly with your vows, dancing behind you as you share your first kiss.

See real weddings at the Bellagio fountains featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: Blushing Bride Studio

Lake Club at SouthShore | Little Vegas Wedding

The Lake Club at SouthShore Golf Club

Get married right on the water’s edge at The Lake Club at SouthShore, located at Lake Las Vegas. This venue hosts both ceremonies (particularly beautiful at sunset) and receptions next to a villa-style club house. Pair the wedding with a cocktail hour cruise for your guests to complete that nautical feeling!

See real weddings at Lake Las Vegas featured on Little Vegas Wedding.

Photo: The Lake Club at SouthShore

For more modern Las Vegas wedding venues, visit the Little Vegas Wedding Venue Guide.

See more posts in the 5 Favorites series here.

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