TISOH 10th Anniversary Gala

I remember my first phone conversation with Tim Lam, Executive Director of TISOH, The International School of Hospitality, like it was yesterday. I had worked at the Mandalay Bay wedding chapel several years prior and had already graduated with a hotel degree from UNLV, but was seeking more specific education on how to open up a wedding planning business. Tim was so warm and inviting and hospitable! I immediately enrolled and attended the Wedding Coordination & Design course in 2006 in their temporary classroom at UNLV while the TISOH building was under construction. I still can’t believe it’s been 9 years!

As I was taking the course, I was also developing my wedding planning business. Looking back, that was probably my craziest idea but I had a supportive entrepreneurial minded husband who guided me and didn’t allow me to fail.

Fast forward 9 years and Green Orchid Events would not be where we are today without TISOH. I am forever grateful because the school allowed me to make connections, build relationships, and gain the confidence I needed to actually run a business.Through TISOH, I also met Angelica while setting up for a wedding. Shortly after, I decided to see if she would be interested in planning weddings with me. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Last week, we celebrated the 10th year anniversary of TISOH with a formal gala at the Bellagio. They selected a graduate as the “Distinguished Graduate” for each year and I was selected for the 2006 year!! I am truly honored to receive this award and had such a wonderful time celebrating with friends and industry colleagues. Congratulations to TISOH on 10 wonderful years. Cheers to many, many more!!

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Photos by Jenna Dosch Photography

Decor: MGM Resorts Event Productions
Linen: Creative Coverings

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Candice and Aries: A blush pink wedding dream

Candice and Aries are such a beautiful couple inside and out and I was the lucky one to be their wedding planner! Planning with them was a dream and they made the perfect team, making decisions together for the wedding. I loved meetings with them at their house as that allowed me snuggle time with the famous Sobe, their dog child who you will see throughout their photos. They chose Westin Lake Las Vegas as their stunning venue.

The day started with the bridal party getting ready together. The girls had on darling robes while the guys toasted each other with champagne.

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I love when couples take a moment from the chaos of wedding prep to write a heartfelt letter to each other – the last letter before becoming husband and wife!
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Candice and Aries wanted to keep the tradition of not seeing each other prior to the ceremony. It was worth it when we saw Aries’s reaction to Candice walking down the aisle!
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As guests enjoyed cocktail hour, our couple and the bridal party sneaked away for some photos!
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As we made our way to the reception, the guests were in store for a wild grand entrance! Candice, Aries, and the bridal party had rehearsed a wedding party dance that took everyone by surprise!
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Candice and Aries wanted a romantic wedding with soft lighting and touches of Blush Pink, Gold, and Ivory.
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Congratulations Candice and Aries! We are so honored to know you and so happy we were a part of your wedding!
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Wedding Team:
Wedding Planner: Green Orchid Events
Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas
Photography: Adam Trujillo Photography
Videography: Memory Lane Video
Floral Designer: Enchanted Florist
Hair and Makeup: Your Beauty Call
Wedding Cake: Peridot Sweets
Lighting: LED Unplugged
Entertainment: Harry O Productions
Linen: La Tavola Linen
Photobooth: ShutterBooth LV

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National Proposal Day: Britany and Kevin’s Proposal

Only in the wedding world would we get giddy over National Proposal Day! We always ask our couples to share their proposal story with us.

Every story is unique and special. Britany and Kevin’s proposal was far from ordinary! They attended the Rise Festival which is a lantern festival where thousands of lanterns are sent into the sky in unison. It is such a beautiful scene and the most romantic setting for a proposal. Kevin got down on one knee and thankfully their best friends were there to take photos of what Britany says was “the most magical moment of her life and one she wishes she can relive again and again!”.

We are thrilled for Kevin and Britany and can’t wait for their October wedding!
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The Art of Wedding Planning

Our friends and amazing stationery company, Paper and Home put together one lovely night filled with wedding professionals, brides, and grooms for The Art of Wedding Planning. West Elm was the perfect backdrop for this event. When I walked in I had to hold back from buying one of everything in the store. I was honored to be one of the planners who spoke on the panel discussing different topics on how to design your wedding and make it your own. It was nice sitting up there amongst my fellow wedding planners hearing their take on different topics as well. Seeing so many talented people in on room was very inspiring and I loved that we could all come together as one group for The Art of Wedding Planning.

Thank you to Alt F Photographers and Memory Lane Video for capturing the event beautifully!

Art of Wedding Planning / 12Feb2015 from Memory Lane Video – mlvnv.com on Vimeo.

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Danielle and AJ’s Engagement

I enjoyed spending time with Dani and AJ during their trip to Las Vegas while we met with amazing wedding professionals for their big day! They took a break from the planning to enjoy this fun engagement session with Adam Trujillo at Downtown Summerlin. We are so excited for their May wedding taking place at JW Marriott. Based on how much I laughed with Dani, AJ, and their fantastic families, I know this wedding is going to be way too much fun!

Photos by Adam Trujillo 
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