Tina and Kevin divided up the duties for their destination wedding in Las Vegas. She was in charge of co-ordinating family and friends travelling from far abroad to attend the wedding, while he took care of choosing vendors, venues and the details. They said it not only made sense for them as a couple, it brought them closer together during the process, too. Don’t you love that?
The end result was a personal wedding day at full of those they love most. Their Wedgewood at Stallion Mountain wedding with a rustic fall theme featured a navy and yellow palette and felt fresh and modern. They both did such an amazing job!
Such an amazing team effort from this pair of newlyweds!
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So what’s the best decision that Kevin made while planning their wedding? He says that keeping the guest list around 100 people and having an open bar made for an even more fun and memorable night. I can’t help but agree, people love free booze. And having a videographer present didn’t hurt since Kevin and Tina both agree that the night flew by and they feel like they missed some things during the reception because they were busy talking to everyone. Congratulations Tina and Kevin – the kind of collaboration and communication that you demonstrated while planning your wedding together is inspirational and I am sure that you will have a long and happy marriage!
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Taylored Photo Memories
CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUE . Wedgewood at Stallion Mountain Wedding & Banquet Center
OFFICIANT . Wanda’s Weddings / FLORAL . Exotic Florist / CATERING . Wedgewood Wedding & Banquet Center / CAKE . Freed’s Bakery / GROOMSWEAR . Men’s Wearhouse / PHOTO BOOTH . Taylored Photo Memories
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I never tire of rustic wedding style. The natural, relaxed style is the perfect fit for a casual wedding. And when it comes to Las Vegas, Legends Ranch has to be one of the best places to showcase this style of wedding. The ambience and built-in style oozes out of all of these photos. So if you have your eye set on a Western, ranch or rustic themed wedding, be inspired by this styled shoot! (And get a peek at Legends Ranch, who have a new website, with information about wedding bookings and more on the property.)
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Bethany Miller Photography
VENUE . Legends Ranch
CONCEPT . Couture Clicks by Emma + Josh / SHOOT STYLIST . The Sugar Jar / FLORAL . Gaia Flowers / CAKE . Las Vegas Custom Cakes / CANDY BAR . The Sugar Jar / HAIR + MAKEUP . Hair by Lizz / BRIDAL GOWN . Tulle NY / GROOMSWEAR . Tuxedo Junction Las Vegas / FURNITURE . Affair to Remember / VINTAGE TABLE SETTINGS . Dirty Dishes / STATIONERY . Special Letters / JEWELRY . Chasing Lockets / CUSTOM SIGNAGE . Well of Words
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For rock climbers and Vegas locals Carrie and Kimball, their wedding was all about their own personal relaxed style and the great outdoors! So much of their rustic wedding was DIYd or handmade by friends and family, keeping this a memorable experience for all involved. They even used their 1999 VW Eurovan Camper as wedding transportation and staging area, Carrie doing her prep and makeup in there! Super-sized lawn games entertained the crowd at this daytime wedding reception, and allowed the bride and groom to mingle with their guests in the beautiful grounds of Spring Mountain Ranch, overlooking the mountains they love to climb so much. Stunning.
WHY LAS VEGAS?
I live here in town and loved the backdrop of Red Rocks because my fiancé and I have climbed out there for years. The blue skies and the Red Rocks look stunning, also the outdoor opportunities around Las Vegas are one of the reasons I love this town so much. Originally Spring Mountain Ranch directed me to the wrong wedding location. I was surprised the week before when I learned that I was planning on the wrong field. It was a little windy the day of, but it turned out beautiful. McKenzi helped me navigate some of their rules and regulations pertaining to a photo permit. Also, the field that I ended up getting married on had a little horse poop spread around for good measure. If you are really OCD about these things, I wouldn’t recommend getting married at Spring Mountain Ranch.
THE CEREMONY — Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
The ceremony was very simple and we planned it together. A good friend of ours, one who was part of lives before we started dating, married us. The theme was country rustic, with sunflowers, and my friend Andrea did an absolutely amazing job arranging all of the bouquets of sunflowers and decorating them on the altar.
THE RECEPTION — Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
The reception was catered by Café Rio, because my fiancé and I love that place. Also, their catering prices are substantially lower than classic vendors. We had a four-piece bluegrass band play and had some large lawn games for the guests. I think day weddings can be kind of lame (as no one drinks quite as much as at a night wedding) so we had a “giant game” theme. Andrea and Mike Tomlinson made this awesome GIANT cornhole, with giant beanbags that you had to use some muscle to throw. There was also Jenga, giant Pick-up sticks and a few others. We had a photobooth with props that was really fun and the vendor created a book of all of my friends doing funny poses.
DIY DETAILS + DECOR
My invitations were guaranteed to arrive to me but got lost in the mail (go USPS). The invites at my wedding were a last ditch effort by my roommate Madeline and my sister, purchased at Walmart. They were done literally the night before on our home printer!
VIVA LAS VEGAS
I had a pretty fun bachelorette party the Friday before the wedding — some of my best girl friends went to classic hangouts in old downtown Vegas!
GUESTCOUNT + BUDGET
We had 40 guests and spent about $11,800 total including our rehearsal dinner and two nights of hotel rooms.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Taylored Photo Memories member of the LVW photography directory
CEREMONY + RECEPTION VENUE . Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
OFFICIANT . Pastor Kevin Scott / WEDDING PLANNER . Friends and family / FLORAL . Costco, arranged by Andrea Tomlinson / CATERING . Cafe Rio Mexican Grill / DESSERTS . Pink Box Doughnuts / HAIR . Vision Hair Salon / MAKEUP . Katherine Wolcott / RENTALS . Rebel Party Rentals / ENTERTAINMENT . Blue Skies Band / DECOR . IKEA and eBay
Despite high winds, locals James and Lesley celebrated their wedding in fabulous modern outdoor style poolside at The M Resort. Bright yellow floral accents complemented both the azure blue of the pool water and the purple uplighting at LUX, the top floor wedding venue at The M. I can’t get over the gorgeous views and stylish, slick design of this hotel. It’s got to be one of my favorite hotel wedding venues in Las Vegas!
WHY JAMES + LESLEY CHOSE M RESORT
We are Vegas locals and chose to have the wedding at M Resort because it’s a fun and easy destination for out-of-towners. The M is close to home and we love their modern decor and beautiful views of the Las Vegas Strip.
THE CEREMONY — Villaggio del Sole Pool at M Resort
Our ceremony was by the beautiful Villaggio del Sole pool with the aisle running between the two main pools. I regret wearing my hair down because the wind was insane that day but the the ceremony was still lovely and luckily the pictures turned out great!
THE RECEPTION — LUX at M Resort
We had the reception at LUX inside The M. It is located on the top floor of the hotel with amazing views of the Strip. We had a great time with our green screen photobooth, plenty of dancing, delicious food, and fun with our friends and family.
How fun are the green screen photo booth images and Vegas-y props? Love them!
LAS VEGAS WEDDING TIPS FROM JAMES + LESLEY
Have fun and don’t worry too much about the details – ask yourself if it is something guests will really appreciate or if they’ll notice it at all. Stick to your budget but if you can afford it, hire an expert. It is no fun to spend the day of the wedding worrying about assembling centerpieces, decorating, etc.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Byron Roe Photography
PHOTOBOOTH PHOTOS . Joy Squad
CEREMONY VENUE . Villaggio Del Sole at The M Resort
RECEPTION VENUE . LUX at The M Resort
OFFICIANT . Phil York / WEDDING COORDINATOR . Mariann Clemens at The M Resort / FLORAL . BY Dzign / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – David’s Bridal, shoes – Badgley Mischka / ENTERTAINMENT . DJ RumpleSkilton / PHOTOBOOTH. Joy Squad
When you mix a picturesque (and historic!) country club just off The Strip, rustic wedding decor and an amazing couple, you get gorgeous results. Caity and Bryan were married at the Las Vegas Country Club this spring, and provided perfect hospitality for their wedding guests. Casual lawn games the couple made themselves such as beer pong (which was signed by guests to become a guestbook) giant Jenga and a photobooth kept guests entertained during the cocktail hour while the thoughtful couple captured amazing wedding pictures with Jenna Ebert Photography.
The rustic-style decor was primarily handmade by Caity and Bryan themselves, including chalkboard signage, the mason jar and woodslice centerpieces and other burlap touches. Even the bridesmaids dresses were custom made by a seamstress, ensuring everything was just as this couple wanted. The reception was accented with bistro lighting and pops of yellow sunflowers — even a country-fied vintage Chevy truck perfect for photos was provided by Bryan’s father! A simply gorgeous spring wedding.
Why Caity and Bryan chose Las Vegas Country Club for their wedding:
We chose the LVCC for multiple reasons, the most important being I knew it was going to be our venue the moment I walked out onto the open terrace. It was so big and beautiful, completely took my breath away. The LVCC also covered a lot of my concerns when picking a venue, such as a pretty backup indoor location in case the weather went south, my guests only had to drive to one location for both the ceremony and reception, and there wasn’t a lot of walking for them to do, but most importantly it is gorgeous!
We chose not to add much to the ceremony because the site was already pretty on its own. I love the look of white picket chairs on green grass and as we didn’t want a fancy arch or anything like that, so I simply had my florist line the sides of the aisle with fully bloomed sunflowers to frame our perfect moment, and it was just that, perfect. Immediately after the ceremony we had Allie (the second photographer at the wedding) take a group shot to make sure we included and remembered everyone who shared in the wedding including our main photographer Jenna, my new sister in law!
The Reception — Grand Terrace at Las Vegas Country Club
We kept the reception fun and had plenty of things for the guests to do, including yard games, a photobooth and memory video. The bistro lighting and chandelier that the LVCC supplied for me really tied all the magic of the night together. I think one of the most important parts of the reception is the music and the MC, and ours did the most fantastic job, he played the music we wanted and we never heard anything we didn’t want to. He really helped the night run smoothly with the help of Selena (the Las Vegas Country Club wedding coordinator.) All of my handmade decorations and signs really helped tie in the theme and feel I was going for and made everything so worth it.
What were some of the DIY and handmade personal touches at your wedding?
Everything was handmade! From my save the dates, invitations, all signs, banners, mason jars, and even the lawn games were made by Bryan and I with a little help from family and friends.
What was one of the most memorable moments of the wedding?
One of our favorite parts of our wedding was once all the major events were finished, we were just able to celebrate, dance, play games and go in the photobooth with all our friends and family.
Caity and Bryan’s #1 tip for other Las Vegas weddings:
I was so afraid of my guests being bored while we were taking our photos! To help time pass and entertain our guests, we decided to make the lawn games, have a photobooth and play the memory video all in this time. Our games included a handmade cornhole, giant lawn Jenga, and even a beer pong table that people could sign. Everyone was so happy and having so much fun! We had no complaints.
Caity and Bryan’s Guestcount and Budget:
The budget was somewhat based around the LVCC minimum fee. You had to reach a minimum of $10,000 in food and alcohol for the night, with a $2,250 venue fee as well, which my parents kindly paid for, and we took care of all the other vendors. Our wedding included an open bar and amenities for 140 guests.
Vendor and Venue Details:
Photographer: Jenna Ebert Photography / Second Shooter: Alison Claire Photography / Ceremony + Reception Venue: Las Vegas Country Club / Wedding Planner: Selena Stern at LVCC / Officiant: Tom Mattick / Wedding Dress: Bowties Bridal / Hair: Raena Overton at Salon Salon / Makeup: Elle Belanger (bridesmaid) / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Custom by Juanita Chitay / Groom’s Suit + Menswear: Jos. A Bank / Floral: ACS Florals and Events / Catering: / Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes / Bistro Lighting and Chandelier: LVCC Entertainment and Other Lighting: Perfect Vision Entertainment and DJs / Stationery: DIY by the Bride / Vintage Chevy truck: owned by Groom’s father / Chalkboards: DIY / Mason Jars: DIY