destination wedding photographs

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


Springs Preserve Las Vegas Wedding | Jessika + Levi

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Spring weddings in Las Vegas gives couples great weather and pretty desert blooms and there's no place more perfect for this than Springs Preserve! It's a desert botanical garden in the middle of the city and it feels like you are miles away! The landscaping is gorgeous and the ceremony and reception spaces are designed to flow harmoniously with their natural surroundings.  It's one of our favorite venues here in Las Vegas and after you check out Jessika and Levi's wedding, you'll see why too!

Jessika and Levi came in from Texas to tie the knot in Vegas.  With some of Jessika's family here in town and other friends and family on the west coast, Vegas just seemed like the ideal location for the relaxed and down to earth wedding they envisioned.  Plus, Vegas offered their guests all kinds of entertainment options for them to make the most of their trip! 

Jessika and her bridesmaids got all dolled up at Square Salon and then I met up with them at Springs Preserve.  Jessika looked absolutely stunning in her Willow by Watters gown dress and her boho braid! Jason met up with Levi and his groomsmen, who weren't too far behind.  They opted for a first look and oh my goodness, was it just the most beautiful and heartwarming first look ever! Ok, I know I say this a lot, but man, do I love a good first look and they are all good!!

Afterwards, the couple had a few minutes to relax and freshen up before their ceremony, which was officiated by Jessika's brother! This made for a really intimate and personalized ceremony and I don't think there was a dry eye in the audience! Following the ceremony, it was time for cocktails and mingling for the guests, while we snuck off and took a little photo tour around the Springs Preserve before making our way to the reception. 

Remember when I said they wanted a laid back reception? Well, with the help of Faith at Faithfully Yours Wedding & Event Planning, their vision came to life, complete with corn hole, shuffleboard, and foosball!  The DJ also kept the music playing and the people dancing. This was definitely a fun party and Jessika and Levi had the best time on their wedding day! 


Vendor Love

Photography: The Emerics | Venue: Springs Preserve | Coordination: Faithfully Yours Weddings & Events | Hair & Makeup: Square Salon + Spa | Catering: Divine Events | Florals: The Palette Floral Design & Event Concepts | DJ: Next Level Sounds