WHAT WORDS WOULD YOU USE TO DESCRIBE YOUR DESERT WEDDING IN VEGAS?
Relaxed, emotional, intimate, and fun!
At the time of the proposal I was working in retail so I had a weird schedule and happen to have a Monday off. Aaron (now husband) asked if I wanted to go out to a field so he could practice using his drone and I said sure why not! Mind you I had no make up, hair was dirty, nails unpainted lookin’ like a hot mess on my day off.
We got out to the field and he was flying around and told me to stand in front of him and he wanted to try feature on his drone to see if it would follow me and to slowly turn around. So I did and when I turned around he was down on one knee! We don’t have many pictures from the actual proposal cause ya girl was looking a wreck we have a great video! It was super sweet and just the two of us.
We are both usually laid back people so we wanted the whole wedding to feel fun and stress free. We wanted minimal decor and to really focus on the beauty of where we were getting married. We wanted the day to feel intimate and about us so we only had 11 of our close friends/family and no bridal party. I would say we got everything we wanted and some!
YOUR OUTFITS AND ACCESSORIES
I wore this the night of the rehearsal also wish I had a better picture in this dress too because this doesn’t do it justice. I got it from Meshki. I thought it had a Vegas spice to it but also had a timeless look that I’ll always look back and love.
After the wedding I changed into this skirt/top fringe set from Showpo and I’m still obsessed! I wanted something super fun to wear out as we celebrate our marriage and this was perfect! I wish I had more pictures to showcase it more. I did make a fun reel that I could also send over.
This is hard because I think there was so many moments that I won’t forget. I’m going to pick a sappy one and a fun one. So the sappy moment would probably be the first look. My sister in law actually was able to film it and it’s the sweetest video ever. We did the first look in front of the Bellagio fountains and our photographer couldn’t have timed it better.
The fountain finale was going off as I tapped him on the shoulder. When I first tapped, he wouldn’t turn around so then I tapped him like 5 times to turn around, he took a deep breath, turned around and lost it. It was so sweet and a genuine reaction to how he was feeling.
The less sappy memory is 100% ending the night of the wedding at the Taco Bell cantina on the strip with a live DJ. I still talk about it on the daily and tell everyone they have to make it a must see stop. Honestly there were so many memories from that weekend that I will always cherish.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES
My advice to couples would be (even though it’s cliche) is to enjoy the moment and remember why you’re there. It’s truly about what the couple wants and no body else. The less expectations you have for a “perfect” day the more “perfect” it comes out to be. Make sure you do what you want and not what others want done for you.
For my brides, EAT WHAT YOU WANT! I was walking out the door for the first look eating Hattie B’s hot chicken and have zero regrets. Don’t stress or pressure yourself to the point that you can’t enjoy the moment or the food around you.
Ceremony Location: Cactus Joe’s Las Vegas Nursery
Floral Designer: Amy Wong Floral & Events
Officiant: Rick Strasser
Event Planner: Epic Elopement
Event Planner: Elopement Las Vegas
Photographer: Feel and Focus Photography