The coral color the bridesmaids are wearing above just pops in the photo, doesn’t it? Well get your eyes ready because this classic Las Vegas wedding at M Resort is full of the beautiful shade. Vegas locals Monika and Doug had a wedding full of love … with a heavy dash of modern style.
Round bouquets stuffed full of roses for the ladies, live music and stunning view of the Vegas valley and mountains from the top floor wedding venue, LUX at M Resort kept things classy, but didn’t take away from this adorable couple.
More from the bride, Monika:
Our love story didn’t start like those typical romance novels or “love at first sight” movies. Our first encounter was at Wells Fargo Bank! Doug being the outgoing, charismatic guy he is invited me out to a Justin Timberlake concert; which inevitably would be our first date. The great ending to this first date is that the tickets Doug bought on Craigslist turned out to be counterfeit! I can always remember his face thinking, “this girl will never go out with me again.” That night didn’t faze me and we still had so much fun.
Shortly after that night I moved in with Doug right after his second kidney transplant and we both can attest that we’ve been through so much in those four years before our actual engagement and marriage that no force could ever come between us. We are both surrounded by a loving family and friends and because we were both born in Las Vegas I feel we will always have a special bond to this city we still reside in today.
When our wedding day was finally here; I still couldn’t’ believe it was happening. All the anticipation and stress over one day was well worth it because we both married our other half.
VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :
PHOTOGRAPHER . Denise Burridge Photography
CEREMONY VENUE . LUX at M Resort Spa + Casino
RECEPTION VENUE . LUX at M Resort Spa + Casino
FLORAL . Blossoms by Gayle Logan / CAKE . Freed’s Bakery / BRIDAL FASHION . dress – Couture Bride, shoes – Valentino “Couture Bow”
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
Every Monday this year we are highlighting a unique Vegas wedding venue in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Guide! Today is the super chic and modern Henderson M Resort, Spa and Casino.
891 South Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas | 702.242.5700
Capacity: Up to 520 | Indoor + Outdoor Sites Available | Hosts: Ceremonies + Receptions
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Wedding Package Pricing and Information
Just the Deets
M Resort is a boutique off Strip hotel and casino resort in Henderson with fantastic venues perfect for weddings (and a pretty great buffet!) The entire property, which opened in 2009, is very modern and is quite beautiful. Being off Strip, they often have excellent pricing on their packages and offer quite a few upgrades included for free, such as a honeymoon suite, open bars and other bonuses to tempt you. The resort featured high tech amenities, some of which are incorporated into their wedding offerings.
Venues are indoors and outdoors, and includes 17,400-square-foot Milan ballroom; a boardroom and convenient business center. They also offer spacious suites like the Loft Suite which might be good for casual get togethers and parties.
Unique to M Resort are LUX and Villagio Del Sole. LUX is a private venue on the 16th floor of the resort offering 7,200 square-feet of scenic space and a terrace overlooking the Vegas valley and Strip from the top floor. Villaggio is the enormous outdoor pool and entertainment area including a 200 foot-long wedding aisle “catwalk” that crosses the pool. Also available are seven casino restaurants and five bars — Anthony’s Prime Steak and Marinelli’s Italian offer patios perfect for small to mid-sized weddings, overlooking the pool and Vegas area. The Hostile Grape wine cellar is also a great option for weddings.
Upgrades on wedding packages available include 50″ TV for photo slideshows, a customized digital display that greets guests as they arrive at your wedding via the elevator, custom dance floor gobo light, uplighting and custom cocktails. An onsite bakery, Babycakes, creates wedding cakes as well.
Patio at Anthony’s Steakhouse ceremony setup
Ceremony setups at M Resort. Left: Villaggio pool catwalk, right: banquet room
Ceremony at LUX
All inclusive ceremony packages are $2500-3500, venues only from $1200-1500. Catering is priced from $90-140 per person for all-inclusive packages of buffet or plated meals with 4 hour open bar, wedding cake, dancefloor and linens to name a few bonuses. Gourmet menu items include beef tenderloin, cider-soy glazed Chilean seabass and cocktail hours with pass hors d’oeuvres for that classy touch. For those on a budget, daytime packages are also available at a discount.
This resort is a fair jaunt south, but they do run a shuttle to and from The Strip. It may be more convenient to suggest all guests stay at the property.
Dancefloor at LUX
Cakes by Babycakes
Hostile Grape Wine Cellar
Searching for the perfect venue for your Las Vegas wedding? Be sure to check out the other posts in the Ultimate Vegas Wedding Venue series, or peruse the Vegas Wedding Venue Directory!
Photos are courtesy of M Resort