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Las Vegas Elopement | Jacqueline + Miro

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I swear Jacqueline + Miro could be models! I mean, just look how gorgeous they are! Not only that but, they’re also two of the nicest and relaxed people ever! We had so much fun with them! They came from Australia earlier this year to be married in Las Vegas. They booked with one of the many chapels in Vegas and unfortunately, they do not allow couples to use their own photographers for the ceremony. If you’re looking to book your ceremony with any of the chapels or casinos, I would highly recommend you confirm their photography policy prior to booking. I am also always available to make recommendations on venues who do not have such strict photo policies ; )

Since we couldn’t photograph the ceremony, they decided to go outside the box, literally, and get away from the city for their wedding portraits! We met Jacqueline and Miro at Nelson, which is about a 45 minute drive from the strip and got some fun photos there among their old cars, barns, and cactus! It’s really a neat place for phots! After our time there, we drove to the dry lake bed, which is another favorite spot of ours. This is close by, so the two locations work really well together. We got there just as the sun was setting behind the mountains and gave us the best lighting! Also, really loved how we ended the session with a sweet first dance in the middle of the desert! Totally epic and totally them. Just how they wanted it to be!

Luxurious Las Vegas Elopement | Cathleen + Mirko

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Being able to document this day for Cathleen and Mirko, was such an honor! These two are truly just the most genuine and down to earth people! Cathleen’s laughter was infectious and I just loved their chemistry!

Cathleen and Mirko traveled from Australia, with their son, for a fun holiday throughout California and a jaunt in Las Vegas to tie the knot, to then finish their epic trip with a visit to the happiest place on earth, Disneyland!

They booked the Wynn Tower Suite Salon at The Wynn Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, which has amazing views and is so spacious! Seriously, luxurious and the best way to enjoy your stay in Vegas for your wedding day!!! It was gorgeous and I’m so glad they started their wedding photography coverage with “getting ready” photos because it gave them beautiful images in their suite! Having a small elopement ceremony, these images really help tell a complete story from their day and elevates the experience! I highly recommend “getting ready” images to all our elopement and intimate wedding couples. Just take a look at some of the pretty details and sweet moments we were able to capture for Cathleen + Mirko!

Uh! Just seeing how Cathleen’s son helped her zip up her dress again gives me all the warm and fuzzy momma feels!!!

Cathleen didn’t want Mirko to see her in her dress until the ceremony, so once he was dressed, he made his way via Uber to Red Rock Canyon, where the ceremony was being held. Cathleen + son rode in style in a Phantom Rolls Royce to Red Rock Canyon!

Their ceremony was so sweet, intimate, and full of laughter! Afterwards, the couple toasted to their new life together as Mr. & Mrs. and had a cute cake cutting! My favorite thing was that they didn’t take themselves too seriously! They joked around and just enjoyed their day to the fullest and that is really what it’s all about! Letting go of any preconceived ideas of what a wedding should be like and just doing things on your own terms. And, if that means photobombs, giggles, and stolen kisses, well then so be it! Congratulations this sweet family! Wishing them all the love, laughter, and adventures! XO


Shout out to their awesome vendor team:

Photography: The Emerics

Coordination + Permit: Elopement Las Vegas

Officiant: Peachy Keen Unions

Florals: City Blossoms Las Vegas

Hair + Makeup: Amelia C. and Co.

Transportation: Abraham Limo


Las Vegas Destination Wedding | Emily + Pete

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Having family all over the country and having recently moved across the country themselves, Emily and Pete decided Las Vegas was the perfect spot to celebrate their wedding and we couldn’t agree more! These two are super laid back, chill, and so much fun to be around.

We met up at the Elara Hotel where Emily was getting ready and dolled up by the lovely ladies of Makeup in the 702. Then, Jason met up with Pete, so these two love birds could have their first look before starting their amazing day!

They had about 50 friends and family members travel out to Vegas for their wedding and they knew they wanted to have a day that not only represented who they are as a couple, but also represented a bit of Vegas, so they tied the knot at the Chapel of the Flowers. (Side note: most chapels do not allow outside photographers, so ask before booking if they do or not. The ones that do will always charge an outside vendor fee of several hundred dollars to allow you to bring your own photographer.) After the ceremony, we went around and explored the downtown Fremont St. area with the newlyweds, while their guests were transported via private shuttle buses to the Wynn for their reception dinner.

Emily and Pete are a no-fuss kinda couple, so they weren’t too interested in having a traditional reception, with a first dance and the other traditional elements associated with wedding receptions. So, they opted instead to host a private dinner party at Le Cave Wine and Food Hideaway at the upscale and luxurious Wynn Resort and Casino. This ensured they could sit and mingle with all their guests, while enjoying gorgeous views of the strip, delicious food, and heart-felt toasts! With so many moving parts and logistics, they also had Faith of Faithfully Yours Weddings and Events help plan and coordinate their day! Ultimately, their wedding day turned out to be truly epic and completely their own, just as it should be. XO


Vendor Team Love

Photographers: The Emerics

Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702

Sola Wood Bouquet: The Paisley Moon

Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Bridal Top: Alice + Olivia

Bridal Skirt: BHLDN

Boutonnieres and Corsages: Rooted Willow

Reception Venue: La Cave Wine and Food Hideout

Wedding Coordinator: Faithfully Yours Wedding and Event Planning