Neon Museum Las Vegas Proposal | Justin + Jessica

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Justin and Jessica came to Vegas for a long weekend getaway from San Antonio, TX! Little did Jessica know this weekend would change her life! Justin contacted me a week before he was planning to propose to Jessica and "lucky" for him, I had availability. 

He had set up an hour session at the Neon Museum, split between 30 minutes at the North Gallery and 30 minutes in the new Boulevard Gallery.  So, for all the other proposal shoots I've done, they've had no idea their boyfriends had booked me, so I had to pretend I was just a tourist on the strip with a nice camera.  No biggie! In this case, due to the location, I couldn't be kept a secret.  So, Justin told Jessica that he'd booked a photo session for them at the Neon Museum, so I was totally expected.  Now, you might be thinking that Jessica should have thought something was up, right? I know I did! But, turns out (and I found all of this out after he proposed!) Jessica had been wanting to do a destination photo shoot with Justin for awhile now! She'd brought it up before several of their other trips together and Justin always declined. So, she just saw this as his way of finally giving in and showing her just how much he loves her.  Well, obviously Justin really really loves Jessica because, unbeknownst to her, he was planning to propose.  I told Justin I'd shoot for a few minutes and then ask if they had any specific poses or shots they wanted to get.  That would be his cue! Justin said he had one and Jessica looked a little puzzled.  I mean, he's never wanted a professional photo shoot and now he had ideas on poses?!? But, before she had too much time to think, Justin was already on bended knee, going for the ring box he had discreetly placed in his sock and asked Jessica to marry him!  You guys!!! It was pure perfection! Looking at these photos, I think you can guess her answer! 

I had such a blast with these two and it felt like we could just keep hanging out all afternoon. Well, I'm sure they were ready to get rid of me and just enjoy being together and engaged in Las Vegas alone ;) Congrats, Justin + Jessica!!! 

Cili at Bali Hai Las Vegas Wedding | Sam + Tony

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Sam and Tony had their destination wedding at Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai Golf Club in Las Vegas.  One thing I can say about Sam and Tony is that they are truly loved by so many people! They were surrounded by about 140 friends and family who traveled from Southern California to share in their beautiful day! And after having spent some time with them ourselves, we can totally see why! They are so easy going and relaxed and really, just good people.  We were honored to photograph their wedding day!  

Sam and Tony opted for a first look and if you know us, you know we love a good first look! Afterwards, we met up with their bridal party and got some fun group shots before the ceremony.  

After their short and sweet ceremony, we went around the property with Sam + Tony for some gorgeous portraits of the new Mr. & Mrs. before they partied the night away at their super fun reception! 

S+T: I hope your honeymoon was amazing!! It sure did look like a dream on Instagram ;) 


Vendor Love:
Photography: The Emerics | Venue: Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai Golf Club | Hair Stylist: Nicole Zrehigian Birkes | Makeup Artist: Paz Makeup Artistry


Las Vegas Destination Wedding | Amanda + John

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We absolutely loved being a part of Amanda and John's wedding day! Not only are they genuinely kind and big-hearted people, their family and friends are too! They chose to come from New Jersey to have a destination wedding in Las Vegas because they wanted their wedding to be remembered as a fun and joyous occasion shared with their best friends and family. 

One thing I loved about Amanda and John's wedding was that she paid attention to the details.  Just because you are having a destination wedding, doesn't mean you can't add your personal touches and make it special.  Amanda made sure their wedding day was exactly how they wanted it and added personal touches to her reception decor!  Destination weddings can still have all the elements of a traditional wedding, plus they give your friends and family a great getaway weekend! It's a win-win for everyone :) 

After the getting-ready, Amanda and John chose to do a first look before their ceremony.  Amanda also had a first look with her dad, which was super special and sweet too!  After some portraits around Caesars Palace, where they were staying, they had their ceremony - which unfortunately we were unable to photograph.  But, we met up with them afterwards for their reception at one of our favorite destination wedding venues, Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab.  The restaurant is conveniently located inside the Forum Shops at Caesars, so it was a perfect choice for them! 


Vendor Love:

Photography: The Emerics | Hair + Makeup: Makeup in the 702 | Florals: The Palette | Venue: Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab | Cake: Las Vegas Custom Cakes | DJ: All Night Long Entertainment | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie