garden wedding

Springs Preserve Wedding {Mackenzie + John}


Mackenzie and John were guests at a wedding we photographed in San Francisco in 2015! So, when it was their turn to wed, they didn't hesitate to contact us.  They said they liked being able to see us in "action" and liked our relaxed and friendly personalities throughout the wedding day and of course, they'd seen their friends' wedding photos and loved them! I'm so happy we were able to meet and capture their Springs Preserve wedding day! 


The weather in the days leading up to Mackenzie + John's wedding had me a little nervous.  Super windy, cold by Vegas standards, and we even had rain! But as it turns out, Mackenzie + John had perfect weather to tie the knot! I couldn't be happier and I know Mackenzie and John were relieved too!

Mackenzie and her bridesmaids got their makeup done at Makeup in the 702's downtown Las Vegas studio and her hair was also done prior to her coming to Springs Preserve.  So, when we met up with them at the venue, she were all dolled up and ready to change into her beautiful wedding gown.  Jason spent some time with John while he got ready and then we were ready for their first look!  

Ya'll know I love a good first look and this one did not disappoint!  That moment when a bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day is so special.  It deserves to be done in an intimate setting where they can take it all in and just enjoy it fully! After their first look we did a few more portraits with the bridal party and then gave them some time to relax and freshen up before the ceremony.  During this time, Jason and photographed all the pretty details and floral arrangements throughout the ceremony space, cocktail hour at the frame house, and the Garden Arbor reception room.  

Following their beautiful and gorgeously personalized ceremony by Angie from Peachy Keen Unions, we had some time to get a few more portraits of the new Mr. & Mrs. before entering their reception.  Their reception was a blast! They had about 65 guests who were all close friends and family, so there was definitely a cozy family vibe throughout the night.  It could not have been a more perfect day for a more perfect and deserving couple!

Mackenzie + John: Thank you so much for having us be a part of your day! We just love you guys and wish you nothing but happiness, adventures, and mornings with coffee in bed for all the years to come! XO 





Las Vegas Springs Preserve Wedding | Destiny + Andy

When Destiny agreed to travel from California to Florida with her best friend for a weekend trip, she never imagined she'd meet the man of her dreams.  But, as life would have it, she did.  Destiny and Andy knew right away that the spark they first felt was something special.  It was different and worth pursing.  Destiny moved to Florida to be the man of her dreams and soon they were planning their destination wedding in Las Vegas.  Las Vegas was the perfect fit for them, since they had family traveling from Southern California and various other parts of the country.   After our phone chats and skype meetings, I was super excited to finally meet Destiny and Andy a few days before their wedding.  They were even more awesome in person and I knew we would have a great time documenting their big day. On the day of their wedding, we met up at the Hard Rock Hotel where they were getting ready.  Destiny was getting the finishing touches to her hair and makeup by the talented ladies of Makeup in the 702 when I arrived.  Jason met Andy in his best man's room where they too were getting into their suits and looking dapper.  We did a quick first look outside the hotel before heading over to the beautiful Springs Preserve where the ceremony and garden cocktail reception were taking place.

The Springs Preserve, smack in the middle of Las Vegas, is an oasis in the desert with it's botanical gardens, pretty trails, and beautifully manicured landscaping.  It's one of our favorite wedding venues and knowing that Faith from Faithfully Yours Weddings & Events was Destiny and Andy's wedding coordinator, well, I just knew we were in for a treat!  I absolutely loved Destiny's color scheme of navy blue and hues of pinks.  The decor, the pretty florals by The Palette Floral Design , and delectable desserts and gorgeous hand-painted cake by Peridot Sweets flowed perfectly with the pretty garden setting.

Destiny and Andy chose to have their closest friends and family with them for their big day.  Their ceremony and reception were full of love, laughter, and sweet moments and I think this is exactly how Destiny and Andy wanted it to be.

Vendor Love

Getting Ready Hotel: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hair & Makeup Artist: Makeup in the 702

Wedding Venue: Springs Preserve

Photography: The Emerics

Catering: DiVine Events

Desserts: Peridot Sweets

Wedding Coordinator: Faithfully Yours Weddings & Events

Officiant: Flawless Ceremonies

Photo Booth Rental: Premier Photo Booth