Archive of ‘Elopements’ category

Country-style El Dorado Elopement | Jenna Ebert Photography

El Dorado Ghost Town | Little Vegas Wedding

Mary and Christian brought a touch of country in the desert for their El Dorado elopement. Mary looked amazing rocking those boots and flower crown for the ceremony and fit in so perfectly with the eclectic, whimsical charm of the venue. Simple, stunning, secret.

How amazing is that stained glass/giant tree altar by the way?

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Jenna Ebert Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . El Dorado Canyon

OFFICIANT . Weddings for Eternity / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – David’s Bridal, shoes – Boot Barn / FLOWER CROWN . LoveLikeStyle / HAIR + MAKEUP . Concierge Makeup / GROOMSWEAR . Louis Thomas

Vegas Arts District + Neon Museum Wedding | JamieY Photography

Neon Museum | Little Vegas Wedding Brent and Leigh are a pair of booklovers who chose one of Vegas’s most historic locations for their ceremony: The Neon Museum. Nestled amongst the amazing retro signs, these two elected to involve their friends in their ceremony, having them read passages from favorite books and taking photos with them afterwards.

Leigh laughed the entire way through their ceremony because she said she could hear an ice cream truck nearby which really animated the photos. She looks like she’s having the time of her life.

PS: I’m kind of obsessed with their retro-modern attire for the day. The entire crew looked amazing, didn’t they?

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More from JamieY, the photographer:

Brent is from Chicago and Leigh is from New Jersey. They were originally a long-distance couple and as self proclaimed book nerds, their romance began on a website for book lovers called LibraryThing. They love vintage things and history, which is half the inspiration behind this wedding. The other half is that they appreciate art, funky architecture, and neat graphic design. 

After the ceremony we took some portraits on the grounds of the museum and then headed off to the arts district for some more alternative urban backdrops for their photos. They really like the contrast of grungy non traditional backgrounds, with them in their beautiful wedding day attire. We had a great time before they headed off for a dinner reception with friends.


VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . JamieY Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . The Neon Museum

Downtown Vegas Vow Renewal | Kirsten Tyrrel Photography

Stylish Vow Renewal | Little Vegas Wedding

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?!)

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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

Surprise Elopement at The Neon Museum | POPography

Colorful Neon Museum Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding

When you are coming all the way from Australia to get hitched in Las Vegas, you know it’s going to be in fine style. Stace and Dill were elopers who somehow convinced their near and dear ones to join them on a (long) trip to Vegas … and on the plane there, told them it was because they were getting married!

Both the bride and groom got ready at Cosmopolitan and chose to do their first look right on the Strip in front of the hotel. What an amazing idea this elopement was from surprise ceremony at the Neon Museum to the Strip photo tour to end the night.

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Coolest, right? The colors, the emotion, the awesome photos of best friends hanging out at the Neon Boneyard who just happen to be getting married.

More from their photographer POPography about this surprise wedding:

This wedding was all about relationships, friendships and commitment. Everyone committed to be there and show their love and support. Hands down the coolest group of Aussies I know! In true Vegas fashion, we hit the Strip for two hours and enjoyed the oversized resorts, twinkling lights and gorgeous architecture. It is a true honor to be asked to shoot a wedding. It is even more overwhelming when someone from across the world ask you to join them for a destination wedding. A SECRET destination wedding!


VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . POPography
CEREMONY VENUE . Neon Museum

FLORAL . DIY / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Rachel Gilbert, shoes – Betsey Johnson / HAIR + MAKEUP . Makeup in the 702

Wedding submitted via Two Bright Lights

Funky Fresh Drive-Thru Wedding in Vegas | The Amberlight Collective

Drive Thru Wedding | Little Vegas Wedding

So let’s talk about wedding stress. Maybe you’re going through this right now, even.

Planning a wedding is tough. Slow RSVPers and menus and budgets and what to wear and looking your best and cousin Jo can’t sit next to aunt Mary and … well you get the idea. Livia and Mike sidestepped all of that when they decided that the big wedding they were planning at home in Canada was just not their style.

What WAS their style? A funky vintage-inspired downtown Vegas elopement at a drive-thru, turns out. And you can’t do a drive thru wedding in Vegas in just any old car. They did it up in style, and rented an awesomely appropriate 1965 Cadillac convertible, wore some awesome outfits and did things their way through A Little White Wedding Chapel’s Tunnel of Love. I feel like the creative, artsy backdrops and murals of downtown and the Arts District suited them perfectly, especially when the Caddy is used like a photo prop!

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WHY LAS VEGAS?

After we got engaged (December 6, 2013), we decided that we wanted to elope because we really wanted our ceremony to be an intimate one —  just vows between the two of us. At the same time, we also knew that we wanted the day to be fun, light-hearted, unique and capable of capturing an old-school vibe. Las Vegas, with its fantastic reputation for hosting incredible weddings, and its rich entertainment history seemed like the perfect spot. Plus, as Canadians, we appreciated the promise of a warmer climate. We also loved that, after the wedding, Vegas offered endless opportunities for celebration and relaxation, all in one exciting city.

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THE CEREMONY — Tunnel of Love at A Little White Wedding Chapel

We got ready in our suite at the Hard Rock Hotel. We ordered room service, put on some records (we had brought along a portable record player) and just enjoyed the experience of being together. When we were ready, we drove to our venue in our rented silver Cadillac convertible. Prior to exchanging vows, however, we had to shuffle ourselves to the backseat of the car, which took some coordination, particularly for me, as I wore boots with six-inch heels. The photos of this coordinated effort may be some of our favourites, because we look as though we are engaged in a ritualistic jovial jig.

The ceremony itself was short (about 10 minutes in length), but incredibly meaningful. The vows provided by the officiant were beautiful and truly reflected what the day meant to us. We could not have written them better ourselves. Also, with only us in the car and no other guests, the whole thing felt incredibly personal and intimate despite the casual nature of the setting. The drive-thru part of the wedding balanced out the formality of the ceremony and truly captured the relaxed ambiance for which we were hoping it. Not only did a ceremony in a vintage Cadillac feel quintessentially “Vegas”, it was also a little quirky and offbeat —  a fantastic alternative to traditional options that we had hoped to sidestep by eloping to Vegas.

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THE RECEPTION

After the ceremony, we drove along the Vegas strip in our convertible, dressed in our wedding best, with the sun setting. In a literal sense, we drove into the sunset. What we didn’t expect was the amount of attention this little journey would garner. Tourists and locals snapped photos, shouted out congratulations, and ran out into traffic in hopes of getting a closer look. It was a great way to be greeted into married life! When we arrived back at our hotel, we enjoyed some pink Champagne before heading out for old-fashioned cocktails and steak tartare at Gordon Ramsay Steak in Paris. After dinner, we returned to our suite, where we ate our custom-made cherry crumble pie in bed (thanks to the Bouchon Bakery!). It was the perfect ending to the perfect day.

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DIY DETAILS + DECOR

Although our ceremony and overall wedding did not have an explicit theme, the elements included in our day all had a vintage, throwback, rock-and-roll feel. Between Mike’s classic 1950s look, my bohemian 1960s style, the classic car, our beloved vinyl records that had made the trip over in a suitcase and the perfect Vegas backdrop, everything came together to create an eclectic old-school atmosphere that felt truly authentic.

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Livia’s dress is amazing, isn’t it? They ended up using one of these fab Amberlight Collective photos to announce their wedding on Instagram two weeks after the elopement. No fuss, no muss.


VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . The Amberlight Collective
CEREMONY VENUE . A Little White Wedding Chapel – Tunnel of Love

OFFICIANT . Reverend Mike Rodrigues / WEDDING PIE . Bouchon Bakery / TRANSPORTATION . Fantasy Car Rentals / HAIR + MAKEUP . By the bride /

Wedding submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

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