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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 Cili Wedding|Tamiko + Mark

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Tamiko and Mark are two beautifully genuine individuals with strong family values and an immense amount of love for each other.  It was truly such a privilege to photograph their wedding day!  As a testament to how amazing they are,  over 100 friends and family made the cross-country trip to celebrate with them as they tied the knot in Las Vegas! 

Tamiko and Mark chose to have a first look!  Seeing each other before walking down the aisle is so special! They were able to share a quiet intimate moment together before their ceremony and of course Tamiko was able to check out Mark's booty in his tux! 

After the first look, we grabbed some group photos with their bridal party and then let them spend some time relaxing before the ceremony started.  We then took detail shots of the reception and ceremony spaces.  After the ceremony, it was time for photos of the new Mr. & Mrs. together, while the guests and family enjoyed cocktail hour.

After dinner, the bride and groom had their first dance, followed by the traditional father-daughter and mother-son dances.  Later the guests and family were then treated to some heart-felt toasts and a very special taiko drum performance by some members of Tamiko's group, Soh Daiko, from New York City before the dancing took over! 

T + M: Thank you again for having us share in your amazing wedding day! It was such a blast and we wish nothing but happiness, love, and adventures in your marriage!


Vendor Love: 

photography: The Emerics

venue: Cili Weddings at Bali Hai Golf Club

hair + makeup: Makeup in the 702

DJ: Knight Sounds


Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club Wedding | Christine + Matt

Christine + Matt are a testament to how far one will go for true love.  Having met by chance at a conference in London - Matt living in Amsterdam, Christine living in the U.S.- anyone would have thought it was simply a few days of fun flirting. But, as life would have it this is not a story of a simple flirtation to pass the time at a work conference. No. This was meant to last. And it did. After countless Skype chats, text messages, phone calls, and trips to visit each, Christine eventually moved to Amsterdam to be with Matt and they've had an amazing adventure there. After a romantic proposal in Venice, Italy, Christine said yes and it was time to start planning the big day.  Having family and friends throughout the country, they settled on one of Matt's favorite cities, Las Vegas (cue Elvis theme song!) Just kidding, the "King" would not be making an appearance at Christine + Matt's gorgeous Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai Golf Club wedding.  There would however be lots of love, happy tears, and big hugs as these two tied the knot and became Mr. and Mrs. surrounded by their family and close friends.

The day started at the Bellagio, where Christine and her sister was getting dolled up by the team of Makeup in the 702 and Matt were getting ready in a separate suite with his brother.  We then made our way to the venue for some photos with family and friends before the ceremony.  After the ceremony, we took the newlyweds around the gorgeous palm tree filled property of Bali Hai Golf Course for some portraits and they enjoyed some time together before their reception, which was a total blast! After dinner service, the dance floor was soon full of friends and family celebrating a new chapter in Christine + Matt's love story.  

C+M: We hope you enjoyed your much needed R&R on your tropical island honeymoon! We wish you a lifetime of adventures together! XO - Jessie & Jason