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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  


Springs Preserve Wedding | Laiecha + David

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Laiecha and David's love story has got to be one of my favorites.  On the last day of a business trip and looking for a good meal, David stumbles into the Kansas City Juke House, a laid-back venue featuring live jazz & blues.  On this particular day, it was poetry reading night and well, let's just say David is not much for poetry.  But, hungry as he was, he stayed to grab a bite to eat.  Laiecha, who must have seen a look of slight discomfort in David, went up to him and said, "You look lost."  Those three little words would turn into so much more.  David had to return to California the next day, but he wasn't ready to leave the amazing girl he'd just met.  

As long distance relationships go, they traveled back and forth, spoke on the phone and Skyped until David made the move to Kansas City to be with the love of his life.  Well…they did make one last stop in Las Vegas to tie the knot ;)

We met Laiecha + David a few months ago when they came to Vegas to finalize a few wedding details.  We walked around Springs Preserve talking about how they met, what they liked to do for fun, and just had a great time getting to know them.  Once their wedding day came it was like seeing old friends again.  Jason met up with David at the MGM Hotel & Casino where he was getting ready before they made their way to the ceremony venue.  I met Laiecha at the Springs Preserve, where she finished getting ready together with her mom, maid of honor, and son.

 Instead of a first look, Laiecha and David, opted to not see each other before the ceremony.  But, they did want to have a moment and say a prayer together.  So, we set them up on opposite sides of a pillar and they held hands while David prayed.  It was such a sweet moment to document.

These two had family and friends come from all over the country to be witness their wedding day.  It was an beautiful ceremony full of laughter, tears, and secret handshakes.  It was a day when 3 people became a family and I just loved how Laiecha and David made her son a big part of the ceremony.  After the ceremony, we toured the picture-perfect grounds of the Springs Preserve for some fun and gorgeous portraits of the newlyweds.

 

Vendor Love: 

Ceremony Venue: Springs Preserve

Wedding Coordination: Faithfully Yours Weddings & Events

Makeup: Makeup in the 702

Hair: Latasha Jacobs

Officiant: Pastor Kevin Scott

Florals: The Palette