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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


Cili at Bali Hai Golf Club Wedding | Christine + Matt

Christine + Matt are a testament to how far one will go for true love.  Having met by chance at a conference in London - Matt living in Amsterdam, Christine living in the U.S.- anyone would have thought it was simply a few days of fun flirting. But, as life would have it this is not a story of a simple flirtation to pass the time at a work conference. No. This was meant to last. And it did. After countless Skype chats, text messages, phone calls, and trips to visit each, Christine eventually moved to Amsterdam to be with Matt and they've had an amazing adventure there. After a romantic proposal in Venice, Italy, Christine said yes and it was time to start planning the big day.  Having family and friends throughout the country, they settled on one of Matt's favorite cities, Las Vegas (cue Elvis theme song!) Just kidding, the "King" would not be making an appearance at Christine + Matt's gorgeous Cili Restaurant at Bali Hai Golf Club wedding.  There would however be lots of love, happy tears, and big hugs as these two tied the knot and became Mr. and Mrs. surrounded by their family and close friends.

The day started at the Bellagio, where Christine and her sister was getting dolled up by the team of Makeup in the 702 and Matt were getting ready in a separate suite with his brother.  We then made our way to the venue for some photos with family and friends before the ceremony.  After the ceremony, we took the newlyweds around the gorgeous palm tree filled property of Bali Hai Golf Course for some portraits and they enjoyed some time together before their reception, which was a total blast! After dinner service, the dance floor was soon full of friends and family celebrating a new chapter in Christine + Matt's love story.  

C+M: We hope you enjoyed your much needed R&R on your tropical island honeymoon! We wish you a lifetime of adventures together! XO - Jessie & Jason