It’s a nightmare in the making – you spend time picking the perfect spot for your wedding, pick the right time for all of those you love and hold near and dear to be able to attend, and put a deposit down on your venue. But then, your chosen place suddenly shuts down without warning.
Now, imagine you are flying in for your wedding from thousands of miles away. That’s exactly what happened to Lindsay and Brian from England who were planning a spooky wedding at Eli Roth’s Goretorium, a dream wedding they had saved up two years for. The gorey year-round haunted house (and wedding chapel) closed suddenly on October 2, less than a month before their wedding.
You’re going to love today’s very timely Day of the Dead Vegas wedding – it’s anything but ordinary! It ticks so many fun, quirky boxes: rockabilly, Día de los Muertos, Elvis, pinup, DIY style, 1950s retro theme…and that’s just for starters. But, that’s what you get when two creative types get married!
Paige and Phil are birds of a feather from New York City – they’re both artists (you have to check out their illustrations and design work at The Art of Paigey and Ballsyart) who have super fun style. Looking through the photos I couldn’t help but feeling like I wanted to be there for the party!
Joined by 44 guests for their destination wedding, they were married by Elvis at the Viva Las Vegas wedding chapel, and then had a bridal shoot with Glitter Lens Photography at the Neon Boneyard before a restaurant reception at MGM Grand.
The wedding was full of totally personal style that reflected the special wedding date of November 2. There was even a soundtrack for the wedding – how cool is that? Paige and Phil asked their guests to dress in “retro spooky cocktail” style or “what you’d wear to Vincent Price’s funeral.”
Welcome to Throwback Thursday, when we delve into the archives of Las Vegas photographers, wedding vendors and wedding planner blogs to reveal weddings you may have missed.
Today is Halloween, of course! Here are some weddings that did not necessarily fall on Halloween, but featured Halloween style decor, gothic nuptials or Día de los Muertos details. There are a few parties and other inspirational links scattered in here as well, just for that extra kick of “boo!”
Okay, I admit it. I’m having trouble letting go of Super Sparkle Week. I hope you enjoyed the Vegas sparkle as much as I did!
Since I wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye, here is one final post on the theme. It’s a wedding with a stunning sparkling finish…and a few surprises in between!
Crissy and Mike were married at Siena Golf Club this summer, and Vitamin C Photography was there to capture all of the incredibly touching moments, from the cute as a button flower girl procession (more kids at weddings, please?) to a butterfly release and finally to the sparkling exit. This wedding had me swooning over its photogenic moments, classic color palette with dashes of pale pink and glamourous crystal details.
This is the first wedding from the Artisan hotel I’ve featured on LVW, but I hope there are more to come!
Casey and Tommy’s wedding was shot by Mary Meyer, and I think that the photos really highlight the drama at the event. The candlelit details at the reception, the bold black and white colors, oil portraits in the background, the drama of walking down a wedding aisle hovering over a pool…
LOVE that the guy got to drink Pappy’s bourbon. That stuff is harder to find than a needle in a haystack these days…