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Delightful Desert Elopement from City Wedding Tours

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Lately I’ve been hearing some rumblings that perhaps Calico Basin and Red Rock Canyon aren’t as accessible to weddings as they once were, due to some recent changes to the permit system.

However, there is no denying the place is gorgeous. Incredible rock formations, beautiful colors and a special intimacy that can only come from getting married in the natural beauty of the desert. Kelsey and Adam chose to marry (after getting engaged) there before joining friends and family at a festive reception after. Sounds perfect for this down-to-earth couple who also chose to support artisans where ever they could in their wedding day.

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THE CEREMONY — Calico Basin at Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon is our favorite spot in Las Vegas. We wanted an outdoor wedding and Red Rock is such a beautiful location it was the obvious choice. It was the location Adam proposed to me as well, so it holds a lot of memories for us. We also wanted the reception festivities to stay within the Summerlin area, so Red Rock made an easy venue to get between the different locations for the wedding festivities.

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DIY DETAILS + DECOR

(We were going for) simple, natural, and as DIY as possible. We wanted to keep it small and intimate with a personal touch. We wanted our actual wedding ceremony private to keep it as intimate as possible, but we opened up our reception to close friends and family. We kept it simple by holding the reception party at Adam’s parent’s house. We had an open bar so people could make their own drinks as they pleased, and the majority of the food was homemade. All decorations were either handmade or purchased through Etsy to support independent artists. We had a succulent/desert theme which we incorporated through our colors (greens and purples with highlights of gold and silver) and flowers (succulent centerpieces and succulent bouquet and boutonniere). We made our own wedding invitations, centerpieces and signs.

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FAVORITE MEMORY

My favorite part of the planning process was just being able to enjoy the reward of all of our hard work at the great reception party we had. While we kept our wedding simple there was still a lot of planning involved. It was nice to be able to enjoy all of the work everyone had put in to make our day so special. Another part I enjoyed was being able to support independent artists. Etsy was a great resource and I feel like a lot of our wedding items were truly unique and original.

Calico Basin | Little Vegas Wedding

LAS VEGAS WEDDING TIPS FROM

Make a lot of lists! The only thing that kept me organized was making lists. It felt satisfying being able to mark stuff off as we went along. At the end of everything there was only one or two things that I had forgotten, but they were minor and not really significant. If I had not used lists to keep myself organized a lot more would have been forgotten! Another good thing to remember is that everything will still be okay even if something is missed or goes wrong. There’s always something that’s going to go wrong but it’s such a big day and you are surrounded by such loving and supportive people that no one would really care if you forgot to put out a certain favor or sign, etc. No one knows the difference and they’re most likely having a good time anyway!

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . City Wedding Tours
CEREMONY VENUE . Calico Basin at Red Rock Canyon
RECEPTION VENUE . Private home

OFFICIANT . Norma with City Wedding Tours / WEDDING PLANNER . City Wedding Tours / FLORAL . Succulently Urban / CAKE . Nothing Bundt Cakes / BRIDAL FASHION . Adrianna Papell

Blue Elopement at Treasure Island from Taylored Photo Memories

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Laura and Bobby say they are opposites  he’s the academic, she’s the street-wise one. For her interest in luxury, he tends to be more frugal. These opposites were what intrigued one another and drew them together after meeting on match.com.

And what drew them to Sin City for their elopement? That Vegas classic: spontaneity. Laura said she didn’t think Bobby wanted to get married, but over dinner one Valentine’s Day, Bobby casually mentioned he was going to be heading to Las Vegas for a chess tournament. He also asked if Laura would be interested in marrying while they were there, and so it was.

“We arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday, got married on Wednesday and he played chess all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday,” says Laura.

They both wore blue to their ceremony in the chapel at Treasure Island, and they danced together in the tropical grounds surrounding the hotel before indulging in that perfectly white Las Vegas themed wedding cake and champagne. I truly believe there is a wedding style for everyone in Vegas, and Laura and Bobby’s elopement proves that.

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . Taylored Photo Memories member of the LVW photography directory
CEREMONY VENUE . T.I. Wedding Chapel

CAKE . Retro Bakery / HAIR + MAKEUP . Smooth Brides

Colorful Desert Wedding Inspiration from Creatrix Photography

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Eldorado Canyon/Nelson Ghost Town is one of my favorite spots to see wedding photos at, be it an intimate elopement, or a fancy styled shoot like today’s post. It’s that mix of rustic desert landscape, stunning skies and cool buildings, I guess.

Full of soft feather accents, pretty pops of color and just the right amount of vintage accessories and decor, this styled shoot from Archel Rolwing Events photographed by Creatrix Photography is gorgeous. Scroll through and get inspired by the boho chic style! (Isn’t that nearly naked wedding cake divine?)

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VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS : 

PHOTOGRAPHER . Creatrix Photography
STYLED SHOOT VENUE . Eldorado Canyon

CONCEPT + STYLING . Archel Rolwing Events / FLORAL . Desert Rose Florist / CAKE . Cake It To Heaven / Desserts Table . Like Yumm! Confectionary / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Creative Bridal Wear / HAIR . Vegas Unveiled / MAKEUP . Glamour Gore Makeup / GROOMSWEAR . Creative Bridal Wear /  VINTAGE FURNITURE RENTALS . Nostalgia Resources / STATIONERY + PAPER GOODS . 1st Impressions Invitations

 

Springs Preserve Garden Wedding from JOA Photography

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Stacey and Brandon’s fresh Springs Preserve wedding was accented with turquoise, silver and purple colors. I’m in love with their wedding monogram, which provided a modern graphic element to the garden wedding and reception.

Cowboy boots for the ladies, a Disney gown and wedding cake topper, this wedding had touches of the bride and groom’s personality all over it! I think the best moment had to have been the first look with Stacey’s dad, though. What a beautiful moment.

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WHY THE SPRINGS PRESERVE?
We chose Vegas because it’s our home and we have friends and family here. We specially chose Springs Preserve because of its beauty and the fact that it feels different than anything in Vegas.

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THE CEREMONY — GARDENS ARBORETUM AT SPRINGS PRESERVE
Our wedding was a casual sunset ceremony, surrounded by friends and family with just a little rain for good luck!

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THE RECEPTION — GARDEN TERRACE AT SPRINGS PRESERVE
A fun filled evening with dancing, drinking and laughing surrounded by the people that mean the most to us. Food served by the infamous Mon Ami Gabi with a menu created by the bride and groom. Plenty of games both traditional and non, with plenty of tears and laughter to go around.

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DIY DETAILS + DECOR
Much of our wedding was DIY! The card box was handmade, the frame that hung at the altar for pictures was handwritten, the tulle over the altar was all done by hand, the sunglasses sign for the favors as well as the coloring books and crayons were all put together by the bride.

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FAVORITE WEDDING DAY MEMORY
The most stand out moment had to have been the cake cutting! As tradition goes we both wore plenty of cake on our faces with the groom getting an extra handful from the bride. We had a blast being able to walk through all the people who loved us the most before we ended up cutting our cake.

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LAS VEGAS WEDDING TIPS FROM STACEY + BRANDON
Everyone told me that the night would go by faster than we could imagine but we didn’t believe them, take in every moment because before I knew it, it was 10:30! Also, make friends and ask people around you. I found all of my vendors through friends and family, I didn’t need to use the internet, everyone was more than willing to refer me, use that to your advantage. This town is full of connections, just have to know where to look!

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STACEY + BRANDON’S WEDDING GUESTCOUNT + BUDGET
We had about 100 guests and our budget was $12,000.


 VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

PHOTOGRAPHER . JOA Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . Gardens Arboretum at Springs Preserve
RECEPTION VENUE . at Springs Preserve

WEDDING PLANNER . Infinity Events / FLORAL . Flowers by Michelle / CATERING . Mon Ami Gabi / BAR . DiVine Events / CAKE . Santana Bakes / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Belle by Alfred Angelo / GROOMSWEAR . Bowties Bridal and Tuxedo Rentals / LINENS . Creative Coverings / ENTERTAINMENT . Aaron La Duke of Majestic DJs / VIDEOGRAPHY . JOA Photography

Dreamy Hilton Lake Las Vegas Wedding from Images by Edi

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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


 

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