Archive of ‘European’ category

Garden-inspired Vow Renewal at Venetian | Meg Ruth Photography

Romantic Floral Wedding at Venetian | Little Vegas Wedding

Elopements are magical on their own, bringing a sense of intimacy and ocean of emotions. Karolina and Ross, today’s couple, eloped in Las Vegas a few years ago as Ross prepared to deploy.

These high school lovebirds celebrated again, three years later, with a marriage blessing and vow renewal at Joan of Arc Catholic Church and Venetian, in front of their friends and family. The mix of Old World charm and classic Italian architecture and gardens at the hotel appealed to the couple, Karolina especially.

A ballroom bubbling over with blooms designed by Naakiti Floral and event design from Andrea Eppolito brought the evening together in such an elegant European fashion. I am especially enchanted by the traditions and customs they wove into their day. From Polish toasts to serving dessert first to their guests at the banquet, life (and love) is sweet for these two.

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Meg Ruth Photo
CEREMONY VENUE . Joan of Arc Catholic Church
RECEPTION VENUE . Venetian Resort & Casino

WEDDING PLANNER . Andrea Eppolito Events / FLORAL . Naakiti Floral / CAKE . Peridot Sweets / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Eve of Milady, shoes – Betsey Johnson / HAIR + MAKEUP . Makeup in the 702 / BRIDESMAIDS . Alfred Angelo / GROOMSWEAR . Men’s Wearhouse / DESIGN + DECOR . Sit on This Decor Rentals / ENTERTAINMENT . DJ Mike Fox & Co.

Perfectly Parisian Bridal Shower at Canyon Gate Country Club from Mary Rendina Photography

Paris Inspired Bridal Shower | Little Vegas Wedding

Some things just go together, like romance and France, or the color pink and bridal showers. Kimberly’s Las Vegas bridal shower featured all four of these options, combining feminine touches and memories of flea markets in Paris. Macarons, vintage details, pearls and pretty perfumes transformed this room at Canyon Gate Country Club into a little bit of France for this perfectly Parisian bridal shower that will have you saying “oui!”

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The bride-to-be, Kimberly, on her French-inspired bridal shower and where the idea came from:

Last summer I visited Europe with my childhood friend, Dawn, to visit her brother and his wife who now live in Paris. Her brother works for Google and his wife owns a travel service, so we were totally taken care of. Paris became the inspiration for the shower. After that trip I started pinning ideas I liked and we took it from there. 

This shower came together through so many people. Dana and Lisa from The Sugar Jar took care of the details and decor: they provided the furniture, candy dishes, signs, statues, hats and more. Even that 8-foot Eiffel Tower came from them. All the coordination was done by Kristin and Brittany of Canyon Gate. The cake pops were made by my best friend who is from Vegas but moved to New Jersey; she owns a cake pop studio there now. My mom and aunt took care of the favors: they wrapped Bath and Body Works Mediterranean garden soaps and my aunt’s homemade cookies — which are to die for!

Congratulations, Kimberly. Enjoy your fall wedding!


VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Mary Rendina Photography
VENUE . Lakeview Room at Canyon Gate Country Club

DECOR + DETAILS . The Sugar Jar / SEATING + TABLE CARDS . Etsy / MACARONS + FRENCH PASTRIES . Baby Cakes at M Resort / VINTAGE FURNITURE . The Sugar Jar / CO-ORDINATION . Canyon Gate Country Club / CAKE POPS . Pop Culture Cake Pops / DESSERT BAR . The Sugar Jar

Dreamy Hilton Lake Las Vegas Wedding from Images by Edi

Romantic Hilton Lake Las Vegas Wedding by Images by Edi | Little Vegas Wedding

I love a romantic, traditional wedding, and Julie and Gaetano’s wedding at Lake Las Vegas was just that, overflowing with love and personal details. They were married at a venue well-suited to Julie’s vision of a fairytale wedding, the gorgeous Capella Di Amore at Hilton Lake Las Vegas, a dramatic chapel that hovers over water. Despite losing her voice, Julie powered through and married her sweetheart. Soft pink colors mixed with Tiffany blue and a hugely dramatic wedding gown perfected this classic Las Vegas wedding and make this couple’s dream day come true. 

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The Ceremony –Capella Di Amore at Hilton Lake Las Vegas
Before I met Gaetano, I was that little girl who dreamt of a fairytale wedding, I always knew I wanted to feel like a princess on my big day. So when my Prince Charming asked me to marry him I couldn’t have been more thrilled to start planning. I chose the Hilton at Lake Las Vegas because of their beautiful chapel on the bridge. It was exactly what I was looking for! Our wedding was beautiful and a very special day in our lives.

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Memorable Moments
There were a couple small speed bumps along the way. I completely lost my voice on the wedding day — I woke up and could hardly make a sound! I actually found it a blessing in disguise. I was able to kick my feet up while my sister/maid of honor handled everything. I drank warm tea and saved my voice for my vows. I was able to say them and be heard. Another minor issue was my flowergirl dresses, I decided to get crafty and make them myself. I used the prettiest tulle, full of glitter. Unfortunately glitter is really itchy! My flowergirls were all red and begging to take their dresses off after we took pictures. They sure did look cute though.

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DIY Details + Decor
Other than the flowergirl dresses (the only DIY projects that went wrong, thank goodness!) my sister and I made the flowergirl wands, table numbers, menus, seating name cards, bouquet for the toss, favors, garters and much more. I saved a bunch of money making these myself and they gave my venue a unique feel.

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Julie and Gaetano’s Wedding Tips
One planning tip I have is pick a good wedding coordinator! I was so lucky to have Debbie (Ravella’s wedding coordinator) she was so good at keeping me organized and on time. She was very helpful in making decisions before the wedding and helping my wedding day to go as smoothly as possible.  We had a guest list of 75 people and everyone knew where to go and what to do.

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Images by EDI
CEREMONY VENUE . Wedding Chapel at Hilton Lake Las Vegas
RECEPTION VENUE . Ballroom at Hilton Lake Las Vegas

FLORAL . Petals Flowers and Events / CATERING . Hilton Lake Las Vegas


 

A Wine Lover’s Wedding and Banquet at Sunset and Vines, Lake Las Vegas

Photos by Gin and Sake Productions

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Cami and Patrick – featured in today’s earlier Calico Basin engagement post – chose to hold their fantastic all-in-one wedding ceremony and reception at Sunset & Vines, a restaurant located on the shores of Lake Las Vegas. The event, captured by Gin and Sake Productions, had vintage vinophile vibe with rustic elements that tied together the things most important to the bride and groom – a romantic atmosphere, great food and wine, and family!

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Modern French Bistro Style Wedding {Paris Las Vegas + Bouchon}

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Confession time: this wedding today made my mouth water. I love the restaurant, Bouchon, which hosted the reception for Gloria and Ted following their wedding ceremony at Paris Las Vegas. All this French gourmet food eyecandy made posting about this wedding a very difficult thing indeed!

This very French-inspired wedding featuring pops of blue, chic accessories, a macaron-laden cake and of course, the Eiffel Tower, was photographed by the husband and wife team of The Emerics. Because it was a December wedding, there were appropriate colors – silver and blue dominated in the decor and linens, barren branches and snowflake details were featured and the bridesmaids received warm pashmina wraps as gifts.

Planning the 70 guest wedding from Florida was easy, said Gloria. It was mostly conducted via email and phone. The staff and service (and food!) at Bouchon were described as “exquisite”, and Gloria’s contact, Heather, at Paris Las Vegas was “amazing” with helping Gloria plan all of the ceremony details in the cathedral-style Chappelle du Paradis.

Gloria’s tip for other brides and grooms planning their destination Vegas wedding: “Relax, you’re in good hands.”

In case you’re wondering (I know I was – I also keep a food blog!) here was the full menu for the meal that was served privately in the main dining room of Bouchon: To start, butternut squash soup with cranberry emulsion or mixed green salad with warm goat cheese, herbes de Provence and a red wine vinaigrette. Main entrees were a choice of sauteed Scottish salmon with farro, roasted squash and beurre rouge or roasted chicken with savory jus along with Brussels sprouts, parsnips and bacon lardons or flatiron steak with pureed potatoes, shallots and maître d’hôtel butter.  Tiny bite-sized mignardises followed then that absolutely immaculate macaron covered citrus flavored gâteau.

Bouchon’s an excellent choice, but if you are seeking more options for a restaurant on the Strip to hold your wedding reception, look no further than this post “6 Restaurants Perfect for your Las Vegas Wedding Reception” for some ideas on where to start.

What a gorgeous wedding and amazing looking meal. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go daydream about Bouchon’s croque-madame with that huge haystack sized pile of frites they serve it with. Yum….

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Vendors and Venue Goodness:

Wedding Venue: Chappelle du Paradis, Paris Las Vegas / Reception Venue: Bouchon Bistro, Venetian Las Vegas / Photographer: The Emerics / Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal / Hair + Makeup: Makeup in the 702 / Catering: Bouchon Las Vegas / Cake: Bouchon Bakery

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