las vegas spring wedding

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  


Las Vegas Wedding Photographers | Behind the Scenes of 2017

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As 2017 comes to an end, it's time for one of my favorite posts of the year! A look at what happens behind the camera! It's always so much fun.  We seriously love what we do!!

Being with people on one of the best days of their lives can't be beat and Jason will make sure you are looking your best too.  He'll show you where to stand, straighten your bow tie, fix your boutonniere, heck, he'll even dust off your shoes! All with a smile, of course! 

But don't worry, Jessie's got your back too ;) That dress will be fluffed, your train will lay perfectly, that stray hair will get back in it's place, and your poses will be on point! 

And when it comes to capturing the people you love in one big photo, she's going to take charge and make sure everyone is looking good for the camera! She'll even stand in for bridesmaids to demonstrate if need be!  

Jason is not only a photographer extraordinaire.  He will fill in for various roles throughout the day.  He stands in for the groom to test the light, he'll be the lighting assistant during bridesmaid photos, and he will even sign as your witness for your marriage certificate.  And if Jessie sees him holding a clutch and still ready to to take the shot, well, she'll be sure to get a shot of him too in all his multitasking glory! 

Having someone to work alongside, especial the person you love is not only fun, but really helpful too.  Like, letting the other one know if a car is coming up behind them when standing in the middle of the road.  

Working as a team is the best, but inevitably, we'll sometimes get in each other's way and in each other's shots! 

Weddings are an absolute blast! I mean, look at Jessie's face at the reception!!

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No matter what, though, the best part of our job is always the people we get to serve! We absolutely love our couples and are so thankful we get to do what we love together.  We're already looking forward to an amazing 2018 full of love and adventures! 

Springs Preserve Wedding {Mackenzie + John}

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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