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!
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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.
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.
Opting for an autumn wedding, Danielle and Joey went chic with a country club reception venue. Danielle happens to be a wedding planner at one of the large Strip hotels, so no detail was overlooked. A pink and Champagne color palette kept the theme feminine, especially since it was paired with romantic roses and rhinestones all over. So pretty!
A Catholic ceremony transitioned into bridal portraits at some downtown Vegas landmarks before getting the night going at DragonRidge Country Club. Danielle and Joey’s wedding incorporated personal loves, cultural and religious history and, most importantly: friends and family. (Not to mention a few fun Batman details. How many can you see?)
THE CEREMONY — Joseph, Husband of Mary Catholic Church
The ceremony was very emotional and deep for us. With our shared Catholic faith, having it in the church was very important to us both. It was filled with tradition and was the focal point of our day.
THE RECEPTION — DragonRidge Country Club
Our reception was a blend of both of our cultures. Keeping with Joey’s Chaldean roots, and still having modern traditions as well. We wanted the reception to be elegant and beautiful, yet FUN! We both wanted something elegant, yet grandiose for the reception. DragonRidge was the only venue we saw that we both fell in love with instantaneously.
DIY DETAILS + DECOR
The floral was made by my aunt, who is also a floral designer at Mandalay Bay. It was very special to me knowing that she made all of the floral that was carried down the aisle, as well as on the tables. My veil was also handmade from Etsy, along with my handkerchief, which was a gift from my bridesmaids.
Our friends and family. As beautiful as everything was, it would’ve been nothing without them to celebrate with us!
LAS VEGAS WEDDING TIPS FROM JOEY AND DANIELLE
Don’t get caught up in the whirlwind of what a wedding “should be” or any drama that ensues. Enjoy every moment and focus on your partner and the love you have for each other…that’s what it’s really all about!
Kassandra and Sean began as many of you do, planning a wedding at home. Disappointed by the venue selection available to them there, they eventually decided to host a destination wedding in one of their favorite places: Las Vegas!
Despite never having seen Valley of the Falls in person, this brave couple booked it and saw it for the first time on their wedding day. Like many others, they fell in love with the romantic, tropical and private atmosphere and it turned out to be the perfect spot for their Vegas wedding. A pink and white theme prevailed for the ceremony, with the party continuing into the night in a Vista suite high above the Vegas Strip.
WHY LAS VEGAS?
We chose Las Vegas because it is one of our favorite places. We have shared some of our best memories there. After searching for about six months for the perfect wedding venue in Oregon, I started looking into a destination weddings and fell in love with the Valley of the Falls the moment I saw a picture of it and knew this would be the perfect plan for us.
THE CEREMONY — VALLEY OF THE FALLS, MANDALAY BAY
We used the Valley of the Falls at Mandalay Bay for the ceremony, which was perfect. I also went through one of their wedding coordinators, Mariel Serra, who was amazing. I never saw the venue before I walked down the aisle and everything turned out more perfect than I could have ever imagined. Mariel was quick to respond to all emails and calls and kept me informed of everything and made my ceremony go perfectly without ever having a rehearsal. She was very organized and made me feel at ease, on what could have been a stressful day. My wedding package with Mandalay Bay also included the officiant, who did an amazing job and the floral. The photography and videography was done by Cashman Photography.
THE RECEPTION — VISTA SUITE, MANDALAY BAY
We got the Vista suite for the reception, which fit our small group perfectly and had the most amazing views of the Las Vegas Strip. Our ceremony was very laid back and just consisted of dancing, cocktails and a light dinner that we had catered. Our cake and cupcakes came from the Retro Bakery, which turned out perfect and they also delivered it to the resort. My hair and makeup was done at the Bellagio Salon. I chose this salon because my friend’s sister works there and I am very glad I did.
The thing that stood out the most to me about this experience was the lack of stress I felt. I have in a couple weddings where things have been very hectic and unorganized and I almost felt as if I was missing something because everything went so smoothly and perfect.
LAS VEGAS WEDDING TIPS FROM KASSANDRA + SEAN
Do NOT plan your bachelor and bachelorette parties the night before the wedding. A lot of our friends and family flew in the night before the wedding so we decided it would be a good night for it, but not everyone was feeling up to par the next day for our reception, so that is something that I wish would have gone different. I also wish I would have had more pictures taken at the reception, as we did not have the photographer for that.
GUESTCOUNT + BUDGET
We had about 22 people at our wedding which ended up costing us around $7,500 for everything.
Jackie and John married in classic country club wedding style at TPC Summerlin. Expansive greens and views of the Red Rock mountains for their outdoor ceremony and a blush pink wedding dress and pink and gold wedding reception palette added up to their romantic day. Completing the fairytale-esque wedding? A horse-drawn carriage entrance. Read on for more details of their fabulous Vegas wedding!
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A fairytale wedding and a gown fit for a princess are what a lot of young girls dream about when they think of their future wedding. I’m inclined to believe that my bride Jackie was one of these little girls because when I arrived at TPC Summerlin to photograph her big day the scene before me was definitely fairytale-worthy. The lush grounds of the golf course provided a picturesque ceremony backdrop while the reception hall was embellished with candles, lace, fresh flowers, and accents of pink and gold. When I saw Jackie in her blush-colored ball gown complete with a Julia Roberts wattage smile on her face she could have put Disney princesses like Cinderella and Belle to shame. In a word – gorgeous. And it was only fitting that this fairytale princess bride made her grand entrance in a horse and carriage.
Jackie and John wanted their big day to be memorable and fun, however instead of making their wedding solely about them, this humble princess and her prince wanted to focus on the celebration itself and the important family and friends who were able to attend and join in the festivities. The horse and carriage entrance definitely made a statement, but Jackie wanted it because she thought it would be fun for the kids, who were able to pet Duke, the horse, and take rides in the carriage after the ceremony. Similarly, the ice cream bar after dinner was also selected with the kids in mind. Adult guests were invited to take home one of the infused vodka wedding favors that Jackie made herself.
All of these details contributed to Jackie and John’s fairytale-worthy celebration with family and friends and I have no doubt that they achieved the memorable and fun wedding day that they were hoping for.