Sabrina and Tyler infused their wedding day with fun, flirty and feminine details. Pink ruffles and cream details accented with gilded embellishment completed the classic glam theme. Located not far from Las Vegas, this couple chose their home of Boulder City for the event.
As the reception started, the bride’s brother strummed a guitar and serenaded guests with an Ed Sheeran song they found their seats. Pink roses, candelabras, chocolates and golden votives decorated the tables covered with cream linens underneath chandeliers and rows of bistro lights. Before dinner began a fun contest: Tables were called onto the dance floor to show off like crazy and receive approval from the newlyweds before moving onto the meal. Awesome, right? Scroll on for more details from this beautiful event.
When she shared these photos, Kristen, their photographer wrote this about the couple:
When I asked Sabrina how she would describe her love, she said, “The phrase that comes to mind is, ‘It was always you.’ He is the love of my life. I’ve never loved anyone else.” Sabrina and Tyler are just beautiful, not only photogenic, but their personalities and love for each other shine so bright.
One of the biggest advantages to a Vegas wedding has to be the flexibility in terms of timing. Extra important due to the heat from May through September. An afternoon wedding too hot with too flat of light? Try a night ceremony. Or, better yet: a fun breakfast ceremony.
Jake and Elena went just that route, hosting an incredible early morning ceremony at the Neon Museum right in the Boneyard, complete with mimosas and a doughnut bar. Later they moved everyone over to Mundo (then located at World Market Center) for a lunch reception. Read on for all the details from this couple.
WHY LAS VEGAS?
After searching for venues in Texas without much luck I remembered coming across a Thrillist article about the Neon Museum. In all our trips to Vegas we never made it there for sightseeing, though. I thought I’d inquire to see if they did weddings and much to my delight they did and at a reasonable price!
THE CEREMONY — Boneyard at The Neon Museum
It was so great! We were crazy enough to decide to get married in Vegas in August and I was determined to have an outdoor wedding so I knew we had to do it early in the day so as not to give our guests heat stroke. With a morning ceremony the feel was more informal yet still nice, which I loved as we weren’t looking to have a traditional wedding that our guests have been to many times over. We wanted something memorable and fun and it was that and then some.
THE RECEPTION — Mundo
We were transported by private bus from the Neon Museum to Mundo for our reception. It was more of a lunch reception. The majority of the guestlist live in Texas, a state heavily influenced by Mexican culture, so we knew our friends and family would enjoy a lunch with some Latin flair. Mundo did not disappoint both with its excellent cuisine and its fun and funky atmosphere! Instead of a traditional wedding cake we served wedding CHURROS! How fun is that?!
DIY DETAILS + DECOR
We chose to go with a color palette that reflected the colors of the desert. Nude, terracotta, cactus or sage green, lilac/lavender, light pink/blush, mustard and pale yellow were all incorporated. I didn’t want anything too dramatic or bold since we were getting married in the morning, so we went with soft and muted. The girls picked their own dresses in shades of pink and the boys were in matching lavender shirts with deep purple ties: the color of my husband’s collegeM Texas Christian University, with khaki slacks. I carried a simple bouquet of white tulips while the girls carried bouquets in shades of dusty pink, ivory and mustard yellow.
I loved everything about our wedding day. From primping with my gals over Champagne and breakfast in our room at the Aria pre-ceremony, to the fun and colorful atmosphere of our morning ceremony at the Neon Museum. Then the delicious food and cocktails and fun photo ops with the teal wingback and birdcage chairs at Mundo to the after party at the pool at Aria that afternoon. If I had to pick a specific element though it would have to be the doughnut and mimosa bar we served during our ceremony at the Neon Museum. We are known to be the Among our friends and family we are known to be doughnut and Champagne lovers so it was our way of putting our “stamp” and a personal touch that played out perfectly with our morning ceremony. Since we incorporated the breakfast element at the ceremony we decided to go with serving lunch at our reception.
LAS VEGAS WEDDING TIPS FROM JAKE AND ELENA
If our budget allowed I would’ve hired a wedding planner to help me with details. That’s something I would highly recommend especially for brides trying to plan from another city. It would’ve alleviated so much stress since I wasn’t very familiar with the wedding scene in Las Vegas. I would also hire private transportation to take you around town if your ceremony and reception are not at the hotel you and your guests are staying at and especially if the ceremony and reception are at different locations as were ours.
Jill and Nick were married at Vegas’ off-Strip rustic beauty: Legends Ranch. This all-inclusive location is a beautiful option for a one-stop-shop outdoor wedding for combined ceremonies and receptions. Jill and Nick made the venue their own, adding Vegasy touches such as huge monogram marquee letters which not only make great photo opportunities but keep things modern and personal.
Choosing sunset for their ceremony made for cooler, happier guests but also incredible lighting in the photos, as evidenced in this post. Read for more about this wedding from their photographers at the Amberlight Collective!
More from Amberlight Collective, their photographer: One of my all time favorite venues, Jill and Nick chose to have their wedding at Legends Ranch. Why is it my favorite? I love it because it has a small town feel, is all-inclusive, and is only minutes from the Strip. Love, love LOVE IT!
In addition to the completely incredible rustic theme, the property itself has SO many opportunities to customize the space for your big day. Jill and Nick chose to bring along several small signs with sayings on them to make the space feel like their own. Their monogram letters turned out to be the total centerpiece of the reception.
They held their ceremony under towering trees in the lowered courtyard just outside the main lodge. Holding their ceremony at sunset was great timing as the Vegas heat dissipated and the sun created golden light all around. Jill’s uncle officiated, which made the ceremony that much more special for the couple and their family and friends.
My favorite part about the whole ceremony was right after the couple was pronounced and walked down the aisle for the first time as husband and wife. Their eldest daughter was overcome with emotion and couldn’t stop hugging her dad. It was the best, and so precious.
After the sun set, the real party began. There was a dance floor surrounded by retired stables, and the head table was placed on a risen stage surrounded by vintage decor, and of course, those amazing giant marquee letters. So. Much. Fun.
The entire reception, every single guest was laughing and having a great time, including in the photo booth.The night culminated in a dramatic sparkler exit near the stables, and I have a feeling that once I packed up my gear for the evening to go home, Jill and Nick’s party was just getting started. I loved every moment with this couple and their beautiful family, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them!
Pink and cream were the sophisticated palette for this intimate wedding. Hidden away in the hotel within a hotel at Four Seasons Las Vegas, Nicole and Alex exchanged vows in the courtyard backed by the unforgettable fountains (complete with cocktail hour), followed by a classic ballroom reception. The feminine touches created an airy, romantic look for this simply stunning wedding. I am gaga over the florals. Feast your eyes!
More from the wedding designer and co-ordinator, Emily:
On a perfect spring day, Nicole walked around her suite at the Four Seasons Las Vegas to the sounds of laughter from her bridesmaids while sipping on a bottle of Dom Perignon. After spending a year planning this beautiful day, her wedding day was finally here.
The couple opted to do a first look. Nicole took Alex’s breath away as he turned around to see his beautiful bride for the first time.
The scattered clouds over the evening ceremony made for stunning light at the right moments. A string duo played Pachelbel’s Canon in D as the bride took her first step down the aisle with both her parents by her side. Surrounded by their family and friends, Nicole and Alex vowed to love each other unconditionally for the rest of their lives and sealed it with a kiss.
PRESS brought great energy as guests sipped on cocktails and enjoyed hors d’oeurves while waiting for the reception to begin. The breathtaking ballroom awaited and Nicole and Alex got the party started with their first dance. The night was filled with lots of great food, a few Persian traditions, and even a slider station at the end of the night.
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?
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.