For some couples, it’s less about the design details and more about the emotions and memories. Kasi and Jon planned their outdoor elopement at Red Rock Canyon, making for a spectacular and memorable venue for exchanging vows.
Kasi says she wasn’t sure she cared details like florals but, “Walking down the aisle to Pink Floyd was something I have wanted to do since I was 16, and it was welcomed. I appreciate that all of our vendors helped create a very heartfelt and emotional ceremony.”
The vibe was a little glam with some lush florals set against the dramatic backdrop of swirling mountains and sandstone.
Red Rock wasn’t their first choice, but because their beloved national parks tend to be remote and hard-to-get-to, they chose a spot their guestlist of around 35 family and friends could get to easily. By hosting everyone at Calico Basin at Red Rock, it made having an outdoor adventure-y ceremony much simpler.
According to Kasi, planning the wedding was incredibly easy once the couple decided on Emily Reno of Elopement Las Vegas as their event designer and planner.
“She seemed epic and had that Instagram/Pinterest worthy style,” Kasi says. The couple had compliments for all of their vendors, in fact, from floral to photographer, and more.
Things were not always expected, however. One surprise and change due to the pandemic was her bridal gown. With so little time for alterations, Kasi ended up with fully beaded dress with a train that looks incredible in the natural setting of Red Rock. Inside the gown, she pinned handkerchiefs from her great grandma, great-great grandma, and my grandpa.
Jon’s nickname for Kasi is Monkey, so she would leave baby plastic monkeys in random places for him to find as a way to say â€œI love you.” Right before our ceremony, while he was waiting, their closest friends and family each handed him a little monkey, filling his pocket (and hopefully his heart.)
In fact, the wedding was full of personal moments, and a reminder that even a elopement can have carefully chosen moments and memories.
“I waited until the day of the wedding to ask my father and step-father if they walk me down the aisle together. It was wonderful to walk down the boardwalk and see them standing side by side (both crying) waiting on me. They were full of grace that day and it took a weight off my shoulders.”
After the ceremony, Kasi and Jon’s sons presented the bride with an additional wedding band and the group enjoyed cake and Champagne. A beautiful way to end an incredible day, before moving onto a reception feast in downtown Las Vegas.
Kasi’s advice for others choosing a Las Vegas elopement?
“Eloping does not mean sacrificing, remember that.”
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
OFFICIANT . Alex Lopez, Peachy Keen Unions / EVENT DESIGN . Emily Reno Events / EVENT PLANNER . Elopement Las Vegas / FLORAL . Amy Wong Floral & Events / BRIDAL FASHION . Sottero and Midgley and Missguided peace + love / ACCESSORIES . Bridal Boutique Lewisville and Fawn and Sparrow / BRIDAL SHOES . Loeffler Randall and Saint Laurent
Submitted via Two Bright Lights
A note about Covid-19
Planning a Vegas wedding during the pandemic? Please follow the latest public health orders and safety measures when planning your wedding, for exampleÂ Southern Nevada Health DistrictÂ orÂ CDC. Limit your guest list and follow distancing recommendations. For destination weddings, essential travel only is recommended, so be sure to keep plans flexible, and consider delaying wedding plans for the time being. Stay safe and healthy!