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When choosing a location for their destination wedding, New Yorkers Melissa and Daniel were drawn to the desert. They checked out the Valley of Fire on a scouting trip and instantly knew it was the place for them.
Guests were transported into a whimsical desert scene for the ceremony. Cactus and Lace Weddings co-ordinated everything, combining the soft tones of the desert with fresh florals and succulents alongside blush and gold details that ruffled in the wind. Antique books and china completed the vintage feel. After the touching vow exchange was a dessert reception and toasts with a beautifully dressed sweetheart table. A hand-carved vintage door was set up behind the table as a backdrop and as a reminder that doors symbolize hope, a new beginning, and will always stay open for loved ones.
Combining their ceremony with a private restaurant reception at Tableau at Wynn Las Vegas turned out to be the perfect combination for these two. But as an In-n-Out fan, I love that this couple made time for a pit stop for some burgers, too!
WHY LAS VEGAS?
My husband, then fiancé Daniel, came up with the idea to have a desert wedding. We figured Las Vegas had a lot of activities and attractions and would be the most fun for our guests. We had also been to Vegas three times together in the past. We found Cactus and Lace and instantly fell in love with the Nevada desert and the ladies at Cactus and Lace were the sweetest.
THE CEREMONY — Valley of Fire
Since we are from NYC, we Skyped/emailed with Rachel and Lory many times. They setup everything at the ceremony based on my Pinterest board of wedding ideas. The ceremony was beautiful beyond what I imagined it to be. Having the Valley of Fire as the backdrop, chairs for our guests were set up and flower petals were scattered down the aisle. We had a string quartet play during the reception and then we did a first dance to the Phantom of the Opera’s “All I Ask of You.”
THE RECEPTION — Tableau at Wynn Las Vegas
Our reception was held at the restaurant Tableau within the Wynn hotel. We love the whimsical decor of the Wynn and the food was outstanding.
DETAILS + DECOR
My color palette for the ceremony was blush and white with touches of gold. There were also vintage books, Lace, and mirrored decor layered in. This look is similar to how our home is decorated so it matched us well. Cactus and Lace supplied all the decor. It was such a beautiful setup.
My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2016 so just a few months before my wedding. The week before my wedding was her final round of chemo. The wedding was also a celebration for her finishing chemo and a strong and healthy future ahead. Daniel and I did not give out wedding favors and instead made a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
LAS VEGAS WEDDING TIPS FROM MELISSA + DANIEL
I was stress free through the entire process thanks to Cactus and Lace. The only advice I would give to couples is enjoy the day to the fullest and try to take it all in while it’s happening. It felt so surreal and the day flies by. Having a great photographer to capture all the moments is important.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Cactus and Lace Weddings
CEREMONY VENUE . Valley of Fire
RECEPTION VENUE . Tableau at Wynn Las Vegas
WEDDING PLANNER . Cactus and Lace Weddings / FLORAL . The Front Porch Flowers and Gifts / CAKE . Peridot Sweets / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Karen Willis Holmes / HAIR + MAKEUP . Ruby Finch Salon / BRIDESMAIDS . BHLDN / GROOMSWEAR . Macy’s Bar III / RENTALS + DECOR . Cactus and Lace Weddings / VIDEOGRAPHY . Lighten Films
The New Age flair for this styled shoot takes its inspiration from a gorgeous pink mineral: rose quartz, as well as Himalayan pink salt. Paired with succulents, local botanicals and geometric shapes the adorable tiny chapel at Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery takes on a modern feel.
You’ll find many wonderful ideas to take away from this post including boutonnieres made of minerals, eco-friendly favors and the subtle southwestern styling with a touch of vintage glam.
More from the stylist, Amy, of Design in Mind Events:
With the popularity of Himalayan salt rocks appearing in cooking recipes as well as home decor, it was a wonderful opportunity to implement the natural mineral source in a wedding setting.The soft luminescent glow of peach and pink from the rocks exemplifies the mood of a desert sunset. With the color palette of pink, peach, champagne and gold, we wanted to incorporate the adorable pink chapel located on the premises! Simple rentals such as champagne linens, gold flatware and pink depression glass adds a pop of romance to the natural desert setting.
To minimize the wedding-carbon-footprint, blooming cacti were placed in rose quartz votive rocks and only a few sprigs of blooms were used to enhance the centerpieces. For the ceremony decor, various sizes of Himalayan salt rocks and succulents were used to line the aisle while strands of rose quartz were used as a backdrop.
When purchasing decor for the big day, keep in mind of how it can be used once the wedding is over. For instance, the salt rocks can be gifted to your bridal party and family members who helped with the wedding. The salt rock lamp can be used inside the home or you can remove the cord and bulb for outside use on the patio or garden.
Besides the DIY rose quartz curtain used as the ceremony backdrop, other DIY elements showcased in the shoot were the rose quartz bridal hair piece, the groom’s rose quartz boutonniere and rose quartz place setting wrap for the sweetheart table. We hope this shoot ignites some fresh ideas for those who are looking to plan either a desert, southwestern, eco-friendly, DIY, or just a simply pink palette themed wedding.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Taylored Photo Memories
VENUE . Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery
OFFICIANT . Angie Kelly at Peachy Keen Unions / SHOOT DESIGNER + STYLIST . Design in Mind Events / FLORAL . / CAKE . The Mad Batter Cafe & Bakery / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Staysi Lee Bridal Boutique – jewelry – Silver Post / HAIR + MAKEUP . Smooth Brides / RENTALS . Nostalgia Resources / VINTAGE PROPS + DISHES . Alta Sue’s Dirty Dishes / LINENS . Creative Coverings / STATIONERY + PAPER GOODS . Smudge Pot Creative
Shoot submitted via Two Bright Lights
Perched on top of Mandalay Bay’s tower is the House of Blues Foundation Room. This showstopper of a venue was the location McKenzy and Cole chose for their wedding ceremony and reception. Feminine pinks and Champagne colors paired with the deep, exotic interior of the Foundation Room. The bridal portraits taken inside are super dramatic and moody.
Then of course, there is that spectacular view from the rooftop. If you are looking for a skyhigh venue for an outdoor ceremony, you should definitely consider Foundation Room as an option.
More from The Amberlight Collective:
The day started out in McKenzy’s Flamingo hotel room, where she, and her closest girl friends and family were primping and getting ready for the day. I knew it was going to be a fun day, all the girls were already laughing, taking pics and having a good time. We travelled via limo down the Strip to Mandalay Bay, where we made our way to the Foundation Room on the top level of the hotel which looks straight up the Strip. The view was incredible! The vibe of the Foundation Room is unreal, and unlike anything else I’ve seen in Vegas. The walls look to be made of hand-carved wood, as well as having woven displays of bejewelled cloth hangings all around.
The ceremony was gorgeous and casual. Guests were seated on lounge chairs on the patio, while the couple and their wedding party stood in front of an ornate fireplace decorated with jewels and peach floral displays, matching the couple’s wedding color scheme. The coolest part of the ceremony was that it wasn’t too big, with a lot of guests so you had this awesome intimate space, all while looking overlooking the entire Strip. Following their vows, the same space was transformed into a lounge area for their reception. The couple and their closest friends and family danced the night away until it was time to depart for some more late night partying on Fremont Street.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . The Amberlight Collective
CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUE . Patio at Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
FLORAL . Naakiti Floral Design Inc. / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Allure Bridals, shoes – Aldo / TRANSPORTATION . Enterprise Exotics
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If you are seeking a pretty garden wedding venue in Las Vegas and do not might heading off Strip, The Grove should be on your list. LVW has featured a few weddings there through the years, and they are always so pretty, especially under that romantic gazebo. Samantha and Kevin’s destination wedding, featured today, is no exception!
The bridal party wore bright coral and grey and looked like they all had a blast as they partied into the warm Vegas night. So many dramatic moments caught on camera, too, from the father-daughter first look to the sparkler exit — one of the best I’ve seen! (There aren’t very many places on The Strip that allow sparkler or fireworks, so The Grove is a place you should consider if that’s important to you.) Read on for more details from the bride:
WHY LAS VEGAS?
We chose Las Vegas for a few reasons, one being that my father works there and being from California we were familiar with the area. We also had family coming in from all over so we wanted them to also have a nice weekend getaway. Finally we were on a limited budget, and after looking at all-inclusive venues in Orange County we decided that Las Vegas was the right place for us.
THE CEREMONY — Gazebo at The Grove
The ceremony was perfect. As far as emotions go the most emotional moment was the first look I did … not with my groom but with my dad. It was important to both my husband-to-be and I that we didn’t see each other until the moment I walked down the aisle. The theme I would call it shabby chic. Our colors were corals and creams with the guys in grey. We had chalkboard signs and flower balls and we said “I Do” under a big gazebo that fit all 65 of us intimately around sunset.
THE RECEPTION — Grand Garden Room at The Grove
Keeping with the color scheme we knew what we wanted as far the centerpieces. My aunt is a decorator and she created the most beautiful faux flower arrangement inside oversized wine glasses. Guests took them home and can still enjoy them to this day. It was actually funny because we caught a few of the guests smelling and feeling the flowers to see if they were real. We created a guestbook and a Jenga jar for people to leave wishes. We also had candy bars as our favors. We capped off the night with a wonderful sparkler exit.
The Grove provided an all-inclusive package that included a buffet-style dinner and we chose to have prime rib and chicken. But the best was the dessert! We had a small cake for us, and for the guests there were lemon and marble cupcakes. We can not say enough about our venue they went above and beyond to make this day possible and it went so smoothly and we would recommend them to anyone.
VIVA LAS VEGAS
We are big Vegas fans so the guys took Kevin gambling and my girls took me to Cirque du Soleil’s Zarkana the night before the big day. We also stayed in a suite at Vdara.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Brooke Price Photography
CEREMONY + VENUE . Gazebo at The Grove
RECEPTION VENUE . Grand Garden Room at The Grove
OFFICIANT . Cole Hatter (friend of the couple) / WEDDING PLANNER . The Grove / FLORAL . The Grove / CATERING . The Grove / CAKE . The Grove / HAIR + MAKEUP . Perfect Hair and Makeup / BRIDESMAIDS . / GROOMSWEAR . Friar Tux Shop / ENTERTAINMENT . DJs courtesy The Grove / CENTERPIECES . JC’s 4 Seasons Design
The coral color the bridesmaids are wearing above just pops in the photo, doesn’t it? Well get your eyes ready because this classic Las Vegas wedding at M Resort is full of the beautiful shade. Vegas locals Monika and Doug had a wedding full of love … with a heavy dash of modern style.
Round bouquets stuffed full of roses for the ladies, live music and stunning view of the Vegas valley and mountains from the top floor wedding venue, LUX at M Resort kept things classy, but didn’t take away from this adorable couple.
More from the bride, Monika:
Our love story didn’t start like those typical romance novels or “love at first sight” movies. Our first encounter was at Wells Fargo Bank! Doug being the outgoing, charismatic guy he is invited me out to a Justin Timberlake concert; which inevitably would be our first date. The great ending to this first date is that the tickets Doug bought on Craigslist turned out to be counterfeit! I can always remember his face thinking, “this girl will never go out with me again.” That night didn’t faze me and we still had so much fun.
Shortly after that night I moved in with Doug right after his second kidney transplant and we both can attest that we’ve been through so much in those four years before our actual engagement and marriage that no force could ever come between us. We are both surrounded by a loving family and friends and because we were both born in Las Vegas I feel we will always have a special bond to this city we still reside in today.
When our wedding day was finally here; I still couldn’t’ believe it was happening. All the anticipation and stress over one day was well worth it because we both married our other half.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Denise Burridge Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . LUX at M Resort Spa + Casino
RECEPTION VENUE . LUX at M Resort Spa + Casino
FLORAL . Blossoms by Gayle Logan / CAKE . Freed’s Bakery / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Couture Bride, shoes – Valentino “Couture Bow”