I have to admit something: I am obsessed with The Smith Center. The art-deco architecture, the great location and the mix of indoor and outdoor spaces add up to one killer wedding spot. It’s no surprise that Ryan and Danette chose the famous performing arts venue for their romantic wedding.
Dressed up in roses and draping with black and white decor, the venue allowed this couple to shine on their wedding day…and for their wedding party to get a little dancey later on. Every detail was taken care by Scheme Events of and allowed Ryan and Danette to just enjoy their amazing day.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE SMITH CENTER?
ItÂ is aÂ beautiful location which gave us a few options when deciding if weÂ wanted an indoor or an outdoor wedding. It gave us an urban cityÂ feel while offering the capability to customize the venue to tie intoÂ our theme.
THE CEREMONY — Courtyard at The Smith Center
The ceremony was held in the courtyard of The Smith Center, whichÂ is a naturally stunning location and the perfect size for our wedding.Â With the addition of white flowers, white draping, and everyone weÂ loved surrounding us it was everything we could have imagined andÂ more.
THE RECEPTION — Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center
The theatre wasÂ perfect stage for all to showcase their jokes and dance moves. TheÂ night started off with a roast before the toast that had everyoneÂ laughing at the jabs from Ryanâ€™s close friends. It led into the jokesÂ and our hidden secrets from Ryanâ€™s brother and best man and theÂ maid of honor. Once the dinner was doneÂ and the dancing startedÂ there was everything from the Montana country dance, to BrunoÂ Mars, to the Sigma Chi sweetheart serenade (thatâ€™s a thing…)Â everyone had a blast. Even Ryanâ€™s 90-year-old grandparents madeÂ anÂ appearance on the dance floor.
The best moment of the day was our first look. We had a quickÂ moment to see each other and have a few moments to ourselves inÂ the middle of the hustle and bustle of the day. It was refreshing toÂ get our focus on each other right before the ceremony when thereÂ are so many other things going on around you.
LAS VEGAS WEDDING TIPS FROM RYAN AND DANETTE
Hire a wedding co-ordinator or planner. It made our lives so muchÂ easier. We used Scheme Events and our co-ordinator Francesca hadÂ an answer for everything. We used all of her vendorÂ recommendations and she was only a phone call away anytime weÂ needed something. We only had one mishap with our venue but FrancescaÂ was there to keep Bridezilla from making anÂ appearance…kind of. When Bridezilla came out she just giggledÂ and refocused me.
GUESTCOUNT + BUDGET
We had a budget of $35,000 and a guest list of 100.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
OFFICIANT . Pastor Vance Pitman, Hope Church / DAY OF CO-ORDINATIONÂ SERVICES . Scheme Events / FLORAL . Flora Couture / CATERING + CAKE . Culinary Arts Catering / HAIR + MAKEUP . Amelia C. &Â Co. / RENTALS . RSVP Party Rentals / FAVORS . Welcome Bag Shoppe / ENTERTAINMENT . Harry O. Productions / LIGHTING .Â The Smith Center