Since the Neon Museum began hosting events at their boneyard last year, I’ve heard of weddings being held there, but this is the first one shared on the blog! The venue is a popular spot for engagement and post wedding portraits, but is a pretty special place to hold an event as well. You are surrounded by the sights and signs of vintage Vegas, making for a great atmosphere for a reception with a built in theme and decor!
Kristin and Corey held their modern wedding ceremony and reception at the retro museum recently, and threw in an Elvis officiant for good measure. I love the modern mix of Kristin’s glitzy gold sequined kate spade dress and stylish low decor of the reception surrounded by the glowy neon lights.
Read on for more from Kristin on planning a wedding at the Neon Museum and for lots of photos from Brilliant ImageryÂ of the wedding, plus the welcome dinner at the Sugar Factory and the trash the dress shoot in the arts district of Vegas with all the girls post-wedding!
Vendor and Venue Details:Â
Photographer: Brilliant Imagery / Wedding + Reception Venue: Neon MuseumÂ / Wedding Co-ordinator:Â Kenzi Blalock,Â Sight and Sound Events / Wedding Dress: Tory Burch “Panzi” / Hair + Makeup: Â Amelia C & CoÂ / Bride’s Shoes: kate spadeÂ “Rosie” / Groom’s Suit + Menswear: Hugo BossÂ / Catering: Renaissance CateringÂ / Elvis + Celebrant: Roland August,Â The Mobile MinisterÂ / Lighting + Furniture: LED UnpluggedÂ / Transport:Â Resolute Limo / Welcome Dinner: Chocolate Lounge atÂ Sugar Factory at Paris Las Vegas
Why Las Vegas?Â
We ended up choosing Vegas because I have family in California, making it easy for them to drive to. We both love Vegas. We have friends all over the country so it was best to choose a central location easy to fly in to. Plus I love the heat and the variety of things to do. We scheduled time for friends to meet us at a cabana poolside, a craps table, then Wynn for happy hour and a trash the dress with girlfriends the Sunday after.
The hardest part for me, as an event planner, was narrowing down all the options. Lots of couples, I have heard from friends, have trouble finding right venue but for us there were so many great options. However as soon as I saw a Neon Museum write up online atÂ Las Vegas Wedding NetworkÂ IÂ was pretty sure this was the right place. Though we did a tour of 13 venues in June to be sure. That trip alone was almost as much fun as the wedding!
More on the wedding and reception:Â
The “theme” for the wedding was a mix of vintage and modern Vegas. Â The Neon Museum signs and Elvis provided the vintage, and the white furniture and lighting was modern but did not take away from the coolness of the signs and decor.
The ceremony was just as we hoped: quick, romantic and fun. Â Elvis (Roland August) sang “A Little Less Conversation” walking/dancing while my mom, dad and I walked down the “aisle.” Then Elvis did a very sweet ceremony without any of the Elvis gimmicks. He sang our first dance, “Love Me Tender,” then he sang “Wonder of You” for the mother/son father/daughter dance (which we combined), then he grabbed people from the crowd to kick off the dancing with “Viva Las Vegas” and stuck around for about 30 minutes to take pictures.
It was such a high energy and fun event to put together. I’m so excited the Kristin & Corey found the blog I wrote for Las Vegas Wedding Network and chose the Neon Boneyard. Sight & Sound DJ Eric was also there to ROCK the party! #Funtastic Many happy years and what a fun, fun location!
It looked like an awesome time, Jodi!