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Las Vegas Destination Wedding | Marissa + Eric

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I am so excited to share Marissa and Eric’s gorgeous classic wedding today! We met Marissa and Eric on one of their trips to Vegas about 6 months before their wedding and we just loved them instantly! We knew we’d get along great and couldn’t wait for their wedding day to come. They chose Vegas because it’s one of their favorite destinations (YAY!) and with friends and family spread out throughout the country, it was the perfect place for everyone to meet up and party! We couldn’t agree more ;)

Having a destination wedding did not mean that they would skimp out on having an epic day! They had a huge bridal party of 13 of their closest friends and about 100 guests! You can tell these two are truly loved and after getting to know them, I can totally see why! They’re genuine and kind and just a lot of fun to be around.

I met Marissa in their suite at Mandalay Bay and Jason met up with Eric and the guys at a bar downstairs. So, while Marissa and her bridesmaids got their finishing touches with the amazing Makeup in the 702, Eric and the guys hung out, had some drinks, and waited for Marissa and her girls to come down. Marissa and Eric chose a first look, so we found a quite spot away from the busy hotel for them to have their moment and get to take it all in! It was the sweetest! The bridal party met up with us right after for some fun group shots around hotel grounds before heading to Paris Hotel for some photos of just our gorgeous bride and groom together.

They had their ceremony in the evening at the Valley of the Falls outdoor ceremony space at Mandalay Bay and then we all made our way to the super cool House of Blues Foundation Room VIP Club at the top of the hotel. They didn’t want a formal reception vibe but rather they wanted it to feel like a lounge and a place where everyone could chill on the balcony and enjoy the view of the strip at night. This was achieved by having a few round tables, but also having couches and tables with pillows, plus high bar tables throughout. It was the perfect venue for them and turned out to be an epic evening!