Christina and Matt are a gorgeous couple who met in Las Vegas but both have midwestern family roots. I met them a while back but ran into them again just as they were finishing up all their wedding details. Christina seemed a little flustered on how the day would actually turn out and who would direct her vendors, bridal party, and guests. I suggested hiring a day of coordinator and that is how I ended up with this gorgeous event. She needed some advice on the little things such as rentals, table numbers and place cards so I offered my assistance in gathering the few details they had left.
This gorgeous wedding took place on May 9th, 2015 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas. Their guest list of nearly 130 filled up the romantic ceremony space that overlooked the golf course and Lake Las Vegas. It was decorated with flowers and draping by Layers of Lovely, lanterns and mirror stand from Sit on This, and the garden chairs from the Westin. The floral with the lit candles made for the romantic look along with the lake in the background, which was so perfect for this 6pm wedding. The aisle also was alined with rose petals and the entrance for the bridal party was a grand walk. Christina’s Uncle was the officiant for the ceremony and Matt’s sister did a reading which made the two families come together and brought a heart felt touch to the wedding. Prior to the wedding, Christina and Matt did a letter exchange where they shared their love for one another that Matt’s Brother (the best man) exchanged with Christina and they each read aloud for the videographer. They did this in place of their own vows to omit any nervous tension.
Following the wedding the guests stayed in the space and were served cocktails while Christina and Matt took their photos together. About 30 minutes into the outdoor cocktail hour the wind really picked up and eventually we had a few rain sprinkles. The room was ready so most of the guests didn’t even feel a drop of rain as they headed to the ballroom reception space. I was worried about photos of Matt and Christina because there were a ton of outdoor spots they were going to use. Moxie Studio was their photographer and as windy/rainy as it was, they couldn’t have done a better job getting the shots in. They had gorgeous clouds and even a rainbow in their shots. We may not be able to control the weather, but they couldn’t have asked for more perfect timing. Plus, a little rain is good luck right!
The reception was set with similar flower arrangements and lanterns from the ceremony with a few additions. As guests entered they were greeted with a Thank you sign made by one of the bridesmaids as well as their blush glitter place cards that the bride put lots of detail in. Guests sat in beautiful gold chiavari chairs with an ivory cushions and had gold chargers at their place settings. The sweetheart table had a very elegant chandelier above it provided by Sit on This. The reception began with a grand entrance from the large bridal party of 13 plus the cutest little flower girl and ring bearer. Then it was time for the new Mr. and Mrs. Bees to be announced by the amazing DJ Harry O. They look absolutely gorgeous and so in love as they entered. They immediately took the dance floor and danced a choreographed dance to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”. It was adorable and they danced so elegantly. Following this was a blessing by Christina’s father followed by dinner. After dinner, the best man and maid of honor speeches were made along with a thank you from the couple. The cake cutting of their chic wedding cake by Las Vegas Custom Cakes took place next. Then Christina did a father daughter dance as Lighten Films captured this along with the entire wedding. Finally the dance floor opened for guests to dance and I must say this dance floor was never empty. In the middle, Christina (a former sorority member), asked her Alpha Chi Omega girls to join her on the dance floor. They entered the dance floor with glow sticks which were their wedding favors and danced away to Dj Skrilla’s “Alpha Chi Omega Anthem”. Guests were also handed glow sticks to join in on the fun and they sure danced the night away. I haven’t planned a wedding where when the lights came on and every single guest were still on the dance floor wanting more. They eventually were sent to the hotel bar to continue the celebration. It was such a great group of people and truly an honor to be part of such a gorgeous event.
Thank you so much to all of the Vendors that helped bring this beautiful event together:
Wedding Planner- Desirable Events by Desi
Photographer- Moxie Studio (all photos provided by them…special thanks!)
DJ- Harry O
Videographer- Lighten Films
Decor- Sit on This
Florist- Layers of Lovely
Cake- Las Vegas Custom Cakes
Chairs- Rosalio Rivera