It’s no big secret that I love Las Vegas and it’s weddings! I’ve been four times now and I’m always desperate for an excuse to go back. On my last trip we visited and fell in love with Red Rock Canyon, which is just a 25 minute car journey away from the Strip. It has to be one of the most beautiful and dramatic landscapes I’ve ever seen with my own eyes so you can imagine how much I love that Jen and Mike shot their wedding day portraits there!
Jen told me all about their celebrations, “All we knew is we wanted to get married and that we wanted it to be an elopement. We bought my dress and his tux and planned on having one hell of a time in Vegas to kiss 2016 goodbye. Our goals were to just have some damn good meals (which we did) and play a bunch of slots and arcade games (definitely did as well). Oh, and we had to visit Red Rock Canyon.”
“Our inspiration was literally just Vegas. It has everything we wanted – amazing food, varying degrees of frivolity, art and natural beauty (with the canyon). We actually planned on eloping completely on our own, but ended up including four others – two good friends, Mike’s brother Chris and his – as witnesses.”
“As someone who typically hates the spotlight, we knew we wanted to be free of any stringent planning. I wasn’t about to be bothered with the details of a massive event. We loved the idea of the sort of vintage and trashy-glam vibe that Vegas has – James Bond-meets-a-Tarantino-film, I guess?”
Their ceremony as held in the Neon Museum. “I still call it an elopement (we initially had no plans of telling anyone) but really, it was just a private and brief ceremony”, she explained. “Afterwards just the two of us drove with our photographer to Red Rock Canyon for photos. It was perfect timing, we got there just as the sun was starting to set. There were little wild rabbits running around everywhere and it was just so perfectly beautiful and blissful. I wish I could relive it a thousand times over.”
Having such a small wedding meant they cut out a lot of costs. Including their flights and accommodation they spent $6000, with their biggest expense being their photographer. “Our reception was at a restaurant and we served doughnuts instead of a massive wedding cake. Our friends were generous enough to pay for the reception dinner, which saved us money. We planned on paying for it ourselves, but they were too quick with the bill! We also decided to get a regular room at the Cosmopolitan, not a bridal suite. There were two queen-sized beds, which ended up being cheaper than a room with a king-sized bed anyway!”
“Also, rather than getting hair and make up done at the hotel, I opted to go for Sephora and the hair salon at the mall across the street. Both services combined were half the price of a bridal ‘do at the hotel.”
“The best thing about planning the wedding was, honestly, not having to plan much of anything!” she laughed. “We treated it like a mini-vacation and had our bachelor/ bachelorette party, wedding, and honeymoon all in one! With the initial intention of eloping, we avoided the stress of trying to gather a huge group of people in one spot (and paying for it).”
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Fun, flirty, and all-kinds of fabulous, this dream team from Utah knows a thing or two about throwing a bright and colorful fête! And so imagine our excitement, when this beautifully bold feature captured by Hawkeye Photography at The Startup Building popped up in our inbox?!
From the team, “we feel that weddings are a time for families to really dive into their history and traditions. A favorite tradition for many families, and one that has spanned across the centuries, is the tradition of making and gifting quilts to the new bride and groom.”
“…giving couples all the comfort and love of the traditions they cherish, but all the fun of putting their own personalized spin on it.”
“Sodalicious is a Utah hot spot for fun, mixed drinks, mouth-watering cookies, and poppin’ fresh popcorn.”
“Cheerful felt ball garlands by Hello Maypole, modern quilting, and vintage cameras add a touch of whimsy to our sprinkle polka dot cake…”
“… and seeing those same floral vibes on our retro invitation suite, complete with a darling little old-fashioned music record registry insert.”
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Hair styling by Blushing Blonde HUMA was both bold and beautiful.
And can we just talk about how great this tea length wedding dress is? Sourced from Sweetheart Bridal, this lovely style is truly a show-stopper!
And such a fun alternative to the longer, more traditional gowns we see every day.
A darling “Happily Ever After,” topper was so perfect atop this colorful beauty of a cake.
And can we all just pause for a second to pin this soda bar setup?
The jewelry on this day was so intricate and also gave this bride-to-be a look that’s simply unmatched.
Billy balls, roses, and gerber daisies, and mums were the perfect mix!
And how fantastic is this polka dotted bouquet ribbon?
Oh, and did someone say colorful shoes? Yes, please! We’ll take a pair in each color!
Ahhh, we just love this colorful capture. So full of whimsy and fun!
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How’s your week going lovely ones? I absolutely insist that you take a tea break, find a comfy spot, and settle in as you soak up these simply divine photos by A Thing Like That Photography of the wedding of James and Claire. As soon as I saw the images taken during golden hour of the ceremony […]Reblogged 1 month ago from www.lovemydress.net