destination wedding photography

Red Rock Country Club Destination Wedding | Gemma + John

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Gemma and John traveled all the way from Australia to have the ultimate destination wedding in Las Vegas and traveled along the U.S. west coast and Mexico to celebrate!  I just love it when couples have epic travel adventure honeymoons! But, not only did they travel to Vegas from Australia, but so did 40 of their closest friends and family! I don't know about you, but to me, when people are willing to travel such a long distance to witness your wedding, it must mean you are oh so loved! Or, maybe you just really love to travel...nah, I'm betting on love.  I'm sure of it actually, because after getting to know Gemma and John ourselves we can totally see why they are loved by so many! 

Gemma was able to plan an amazing wedding day at Red Rock Country Club with the assistance of Gina, Director of Catering extraordinaire and everything turned out brilliantly! We met up at Red Rock Country Club and arrived while Gemma was getting the finishing touches to her hair and makeup by the team at Ruby Finch Salon, who do an amazing job and are so just the sweetest ever! Since they decided on not doing a First Look, Jason and I photographed them separately before the ceremony and then we did the Bride and Groom formal portraits after!  Once we were all done with photos, it was time to go in for their reception, which started off with some really heartfelt toasts, yet another testament to how much these two are really loved!

G+J: We hope you had an amazing time honeymooning and are enjoying being newlyweds! We wish you a lifetime of adventures and love! XO 


Vendor Love: 

Photography: The Emerics | Venue: Red Rock Country Club | Florals: City Blossoms | Hair + Makeup: Ruby Finch Salon | Cake: Las Vegas Custom Cakes 


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