Posts Tagged ‘Desert Weddings’

Scenic Ceremony at Calico Basin {Red Rock Canyon}

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Desert weddings are among my favorite to share on Little Vegas Wedding and today’s from Key Lime Photography does not disappoint. Marianna and Travis were wed in an intimate outdoor ceremony just beyond the outer reaches of Las Vegas.

The couple have a rather unique romantic courtship story to share when they meet others…Marianna is a forensic pathologist and Travis a homicide detective and, well, work brought them together when they found themselves working a case together. It’s not everyday you can say you met the love of your life at an autopsy, but Marianna and Travis can!

For having such a great “how they met” story, it was appropriate they chose such a unique location for their destination wedding – the Red Spring boardwalk at Calico Basin at Red Rock Canyon. (Note: they do require special notice and permits, but Marianna said it was easy to do. However she also said there is about a 10 minute walk to the platform from the parking lot to where the ceremonies normally happen.) The couple decided Calico was the spot for them as it allowed outside photographers unlike many chapels, and was close to The Strip. The photos really are spectacular – great venue choice!

Rabbi Mel Hecht officiated and wove family traditions into their ceremony which was performed infront of a small group of friends and family. Afterwards the wedding party enjoyed some dancing and a meal at Firefly Tapas Kitchen (in an alternate space) plus slices of what has to be one of the most personal, fun and totally awesome wedding cakes I’ve ever seen, made by Cakes on the Move. What else could it be but a crime scene cake?

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Vendor and Venue Goodness:  

Wedding Venue: Calico Basin at Red Rock Canyon / Reception Venue: Firefly Tapas Kitchen & Bar / Photographer: Key Lime Photography / Transport: Bell Trans / Wedding Dress: Nordstrom / Hair: Regis Salons / Makeup: by the Bride /  Floral: Springtime Floral / Cake: Darlene of Cakes on the Move / Celebrant: Rabbi Mel Hecht

Calico Basin Desert Wedding

Calico Basin Desert Wedding

Calico Basin Desert Wedding

Calico Basin Desert Wedding

Calico Basin Desert Wedding

Calico Basin Desert Wedding

Calico Basin Desert Wedding

Calico Basin Desert Wedding

Calico Basin Desert Wedding

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Elegant Wedding in a Ghost Town {Eldorado Canyon}

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I have yet to visit Eldorado Canyon (aka Nelson Ghost Town) but I love it so much, I try to feature weddings and engagements shot there as much as I can. It’d be so awesome to have one day a week just dedicated to Nelson posts, actually… haha! Maybe some day. I think the thing that appeals to me is that the town never looks the same. Rusted out buses, crashed planes, old barns, fields of desert cacti – it’s so unique, and is super flexible.

Jamie Y Photography shot Laura and Wade’s destination wedding at Eldorado Canyon not too long ago, and the photos turned out so beautifully. Laura and Wade came from Missouri specifically to tie the knot at the scenic abandoned mining town, and they transported the 50 of their guests out to the little ghost town in a bus!

Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions wed the couple, surrounded by the cacti and rustic architecture of the town – yet, a very modern touch as they both read their personal vows straight off an iPhone. The wedding colors – canary yellow, navy blue and turquoise look so great against the desert tones and the busy backgrounds at Nelson, don’t they? After the wedding Jamie took a few more photos of the couple as the guests nibbled on snacks and had beverages. Loving the ruffles of Laura’s gown in her bridal portraits!

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Vendor and Venue Goodness: 

Wedding Venue: Eldorado Canyon (aka Nelson’s Landing or Ghost Town) / Photographer: JamieY Photography / Wedding Dress: David’s Bridal / Groom’s Shoes: Converse / Celebrant: Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions

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jamiey photography, nelson ghost town

jamiey photography, nelson ghost town

jamiey photography, nelson ghost town

jamiey photography, nelson ghost town

jamiey photography, nelson ghost town

jamiey photography, nelson ghost town

Is that…a sheep’s skull? Who knew it could make such an awesome backdrop for a ring shot!? Lovin’ the texture…

jamiey photography, nelson ghost town

jamiey photography, nelson ghost town

Simple Desert Sunset Elopement Shoot {Desert}

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Theresa and Dee were photographed by Dee & Kris (two Dees at one shoot? That must have been confusing!) who call themselves Crazy Photographers for Crazy Lovers. This elopement was just that – this young couple were wrapped up in each other in almost every photo taken. I love the washed out desert colors as the sun sets behind them.

DeAndre, the “D” of “Dee & Kris” writes: “We had the most amazing time in the desert of Las Vegas with Theresa & Dee. This fun loving couple was just a dream come true. I had a feeling that this couple will grow old together with tons of fond memories about life and lifes adventures.”

Photography by Dee & Kris Photography

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Wedding Perched on the Edge of the Grand Canyon {Helicopter Wedding}

I love weddings that show the majesty of nature and the magical intimacy of small weddings. This amazing elopement was shot by Taylored Photo Memories and is of an absolutely thrilling wedding that transported the couple via helicopter to the edge of the Grand Canyon. The bride and groom, Krista and Danny, are actually from my home province of Alberta and had an adventure elopement in Vegas, and were wed by Angie Kelly.

I can’t imagine walking on the gravel and rocks was easy for the bride, Krista, but she looks absolutely stunning and serene in the photos. Also it has to be some sort of crazy good luck to see a rainbow in the desert on your wedding day, right? Gorgeous.

Something I found interesting is that Krista booked and planned the entire wedding herself. There are plenty of package companies that will take care of everything for your adventure wedding, but you may find something lacking in your planning. So, it can be done – and it can be beautiful.

There are more stunning photos over at Taylored Photo Memories blog.
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Wedding Ceremony Venue: Grand Canyon / Wedding Day Helicopter Transport:  Sundance Helicopters / Photographer: Taylored Photo Memories / Hair & Makeup: Makeup by Kiera / Celebrant: Angie Kelly – Peachy Keen Unions / Entertainment: crazy rainbow, photo shoot and awesome helicopter ride!

 

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Many Vegas chapels do not allow outside photographers, instead requiring you to you pay for an in-house photographer who gives you copies of your ceremony photos. But that shouldn’t dampen the wedding day fun – spend the extra time getting amazing photos all over Vegas like this couple did! They started out post-ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel – the group shot outside the chapel is great! Smaller weddings make this sort of thing totally doable.

Their wedding photographer Alex Mo did an incredible job, catching them with desert vistas, playing some foosball and all sorts of awesome hijinks. I especially love the time they spent around the Bellagio property. It’s been a real Bellagio month on the blog…

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Wedding Venue: A Little White Wedding Chapel / Photographer: Alex Mo Photography / Photo Location: Bellagio Hotel / Hair & Makeup: Amelia Cooper

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