Rolf and Danielle are from Providence, Rhode Island — this pair of music lovers met when they worked together in a record store. The reason they decided to get married in Vegas was because of the unique venue at Cosmopolitan — the seasonal wedding chapel that opens from time to time there. While the Pop Up Chapel didn’t open this year, I couldn’t resist featuring this incredible elopement with a dash of vintage Vegas style.
That hot red retro dress Danielle wore? She rocked it. Instead of scattering petals, the bridesmaids blew noisemakers, and the soundtrack was eclectic: the processional was “This Wheel’s on Fire” by Siouxsie and the Banshees and the recessional was Harry Nilsson’s “Cuddly Toy.” Perfect.
More from the photographer, Heather Parker:
This small destination wedding was casual but still stylish and personalized. The traditional wedding chapels in Vegas weren’t that exciting for the bride, but the Pop-up Chapel was great for this special occasion. It was modern, and sleek, and located in a chic hotel on the Vegas Strip.
Close friends came together and the big project was a handmade bouquet out of felt and brooches including letters of the names of the bride and groom. The colors of the wedding were red, black and white drawing inspiration from a roulette wheel, which was perfectly fitting for a Vegas destination wedding. Gold horseshoe earrings were given to the bride by a friend, as a symbol of good luck. The groom kept his cool personality while rocking out down the aisle in his Chuck Taylors as Siouxsie and the Banshees played.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Heather Parker Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . Pop Up Wedding Chapel at Cosmopolitan
GETTING READY HOTEL . HRH Suite Tower at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Honey, in Red by Trashy Diva, shoes – Crane Pumps by Vince Camuto, earrings – Little Luck By Boe, necklaces – Katy Westcott, fascinator – Batcakes Couture / VINTAGE BROOCH BOUQUET . Handmade / WEDDING RINGS . She Weld / LEATHER RING POUCH . Gypsy Tailor / GROOMSWEAR . Iron Maiden t-shirt by John Varvatos, slip-on gray Chuck Taylors by Converse
Although this styled fashion shoot is just a little bit bridal (love that amazing black tulle wedding dress!) I just had to share it because I can never say no to retro fashion or a shoot at Nelson’s Landing ghost town at Eldorado Canyon! I know some of you dig that 1950s style as much as I do.
Davista Photography styled this bridal pinup session there, complete with cupcakes, birdcage veil and some gorgeous gowns. It’s a fun and fashion-y idea for a themed trash the dress or rock the frock shoot. Or maybe as is common in the south: bridal portraits ahead of the wedding. Either way, a great setting for some retro fun!
Vendor + Venue Information:
Shot on Location at Eldorado Canyon by Davista Photography / Model: Shoshanna / Hair and Makeup: Makeup by Missy / Black Cherry Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing, “Heidi” / Black Tulle Dress: Tally’s Boutique / Cupcakes: Gimme Some Sugar
Amanda and Skyler, a couple of Canadians, were wed this December in a ceremony and reception at Emerald at Queensridge. This modern, all-in-one ceremony and reception venue just off The Strip is a great place to set it and forget it – all the details are taken care of, and you can enjoy the day as you get ready in the fantastic bridal salon areas. The palette of red, white and black for this affair is stunningly modern – especially on Amanda’s gown. A gorgeous choice for a chic nighttime garden wedding!
More from Davin, the photographer:
The wedding was held at Emerald at Queensridge, one of Vegas’ premier Banquet & Event Caterers. I was thrilled when asked by Amanda if I would shoot her wedding even though her wedding package included an in-house wedding photographer. Amanda’s dress was absolutely stunning & perfectly complemented their Vegas wedding! The hall was beautifully decorated with white linens, black bows around the chairs, & hints of red (including red wall-lighting which surrounded the banquet hall) – the perfect colors for a Vegas wedding!
The night time ceremony took place outside & was illuminated by gorgeous tree-lighting & heat lamps which kept the guests warm. Although a quick ceremony, it was very special especially when Amanda walked down the aisle with her two daughters. Because their package included an in-house wedding photographer, I didn’t end up photographing the entire wedding like I normally would. Instead, I left the formals & dancing photos to the banquet’s photographer & danced the night away…which was no problem.
Vendor and Venue Details:
Photographer: Davin G Photography / Ceremony + Reception Venue: Emerald at Queensridge
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.
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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.”
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