Britany and Kevin: Love at Legend’s Ranch

Timing is everything and it sure was when it came to Britany and Kevin meeting! Five years ago they saw each other for the first time. Britany saw Kevin on the dancefloor while out with friends. She left that night not saying anything to him. One year later, Britany’s friends were telling her about this guy they would love for her to meet as they felt they would be a great fit. Well that guy was Kevin! It was fate that brought us to their wedding day.

Britany and Kevin getting ready for their wedding day!

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Groom and Groomsmen in suits and bowties
Groom and Groomsmens showing off their socks, suspenders, and bowties
The ceremony was filled with sentimental moments, heartfelt vows, and succulents to honor their parents.
Wedding Ceremony at Legends Ranch. Bride and groom during romantic ceremony
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The weather teased us all day with scares of dark clouds rolling in throughout the day. Luckily it barely sprinkled allowing these gorgeous photos to happen!
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bride, groom, bridesmaids, and groomsmen photos on the wedding day.
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Legends Ranch served as the perfect backdrop for this boho/rustic loving couple. A combination of round tables draped in satin linen and long wooden tables adorned the open space surrounded by lush greenery. Their guests dined on BBQ from Lucille’s BBQ and danced under bistro lighting.
reception set up at legends ranch, wooden tables, chiavari chairs, rustic wedding
bride and groom kissing at their wedding reception under bistro lighting
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Britany and Kevin are truly beautiful people inside and out! I am lucky enough to keep up with them and a lot of exciting things have happened since they have been married. They are officially homeowners, Britany went from school teacher to crazy talented photographer, and Kevin became captain for the fire department! Congratulations Britany and Kevin and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!
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Check out their highlight film from Lighten Films!

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Meet the Team!

Wedding Coordination: Green Orchid Events
Photography: Katie Boink Photography
Cinematography: Lighten Films
Officiant: Angie Kelly with Peachy Keen Unions
DJ: Jake Klein
Florist: Roxi Floral
Lighting: LED Unplugged
Venue: Legend’s Ranch
Rentals: By Dzign
Catering: Lucilles BBQ and Pour For You

Karen and Joseph: 25 Year Vow Renewal

You might remember Karen and Joseph from a past blog post sharing their insight on how they successfully made it to 25 years of marriage. For a refresher, Karen and Joseph were married 25 years ago in their military uniforms in a very casual setting. They have been through many highs and low within their 25 years including a moment where Karen thought she would never see Joseph again. This time around they knew they had to go all out for their vow renewal and the one word they used to describe this event was “GLAM”!! It was such an honor to see them renew their vows in front of their closest friends and family and made me excited to think of what 25 years with my husband will look like.

Hair and Makeup with Lori White

Wedding Day hair and makeup with lori white
Joseph and Karen’s oldest son served as the best man
Groom and Son tying a tie on wedding day

These two photos of Karen showcase exactly how she wanted to feel on her wedding day. A sexy bride and not a hard working Mama of 5!
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Karen and Joseph chose to see each other prior to the wedding to ensure they captured the best photos together!
First look of bride and groom on wedding day

Bride and Groom first look
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Custom wedding invitation suite by Paper and Home
Custom pink wedding invitation suite by Paper and Home

white and blush pink ceremony at DragonRidge Country Club
Karen is a fashion designer so it only made sense that she made the flower girl’s dresses!
Flower girls wearing pink and black

First kiss as husband and wife wedding day
Karen and Joseph’s bridal party consisted of their 5 children plus nieces and great nieces! The girls looked great in their Vera Wang dresses.
bride and bridesmaids on the wedding day

Groom and Groomsmen on the wedding day
wedding reception with crystal chandeliers
wedding cake with silver and pink and bling
bride and groom cake cutting
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Enjoy their wedding highlight below from Pure Light Creative!

Superman and Glam Bride, we wish you another successful 25 years and more!

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Meet the team!
Wedding Planner: Green Orchid Events
Photography: Alt F
Cinematography: Pure Light Creative
Floral and Décor: Enchanted Florist
Ceremony Entertainment: Premiere Wedding Music
DJ: Harry O Productions
Venue: DragonRidge Country Club
Lighting and Lounge Furniture: LED Unplugged
Wedding Cake: Gimme Some Sugar
Linen and Chairs: RSVP Party Rental
Sequined Linen: Creative Coverings

Geode Wedding Cakes

One of my past brides tagged me in a photo on Instragram saying “One of your brides needs to do this cake!”. I couldn’t agree more! These cakes stopped me in my tracks while I spent a good minute admiring the details.

What is a Geode? Well, I will let Wikipedia take over this part and I will stick with the pretty. Check out these cakes below for inspiration if you are thinking of a Geode cake for your wedding!

Cake created by Intricate Icings Cake Design
Geode Wedding Cake

Cake create by Artisan Cake Company. Photo Credit: Hazlewood Photography
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Cake created by Sainte G. Cake Company. Photo Credit: Corbin Gurkin
Geode white wedding cake rock gems

Cake created by A Squad Bake Shop. Photo Credit: Izzy Hudgins Photography
Pink and gold geode cake

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Sarah and Kevin: Engagement Session at Springs Preserve

I am a huge believer in being at the right place at the right time and Sarah and Kevin were at the right place at the right time when they met teaching at the same school here in Las Vegas. They are no longer Las Vegas locals and Kevin has since changed careers into law, but Vegas will always give them a sentimental feeling. They will be getting married at Springs Preserve this spring and so they wanted to give the venue a test run by doing their engagement photos on property. You know a couple is meant to be yours when you have a full discussion together on how much you love Raising Canes. Cheers to chicken fingers and a beautiful wedding to come!

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black and white engagement photo

springs preserve engagement photo

springs preserve engagement session

Photography by Meg Ruth Photography
Hair and Makeup by Your Beauty Call

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Green Orchid Events News!

Allow me to reintroduce myself. My name is Angelica McDonnell and I am the OWNER of Green Orchid Events! I started with Green Orchid Events 8 years ago when the company had just started and grew to be the Senior Event Manager. I am excited, nervous, and of course a tad bit scared!

WHY?
Great question! I was terrified of being an owner and it is something I avoided for years. Change scares me, but I know growth is important. Juliet who owned Green Orchid Events, decided to step away from weddings completely and continue her current position at Fleming’s Steakhouse in Town Square as their Private Dining Director. Please go visit her and their Fleming’s Potatoes are a must! I can’t thank her enough for having faith in me from day one. She took me in when I had no experience and I learned SO much while working under her leadership. We had the best time doing weddings together and of course we had our “you are annoying me” moments like any true friendship. When she presented me with this opportunity, I knew I had to take it. I will admit there were a few tears as I am going to miss working with her terribly. I am still in love with weddings and they are a true passion of mine so taking on the company was an easy decision. Luckily, Juliet and I are still the greatest of friends who talk constantly and you will most likely catch us out together on a foodie adventure.
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I plan on keeping the name as it is established and I still believe in the brand and what Green Orchid Events stands for. I am looking forward to a fantastic 2016 wedding season with wonderful weddings coming up! I am beyond blessed to work with such an amazing wedding community. Your support and positive words have meant the world to me and we could not plan the weddings we do without you! If we have not met yet, that needs to change! Chatting about life over coffee is my fave.

Cheers to the future, love, and being a boss!
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Fun Facts
•Has gone skydiving and wanted to go again the second she landed
•Firm believer in girls night
•Thinks sushi, wine, and dancing are the cures for a bad day
•Has a Down Syndrome brother who makes the world go round
•Her favorite holiday is Cinco De Mayo, the day her daughter was born
•Bucket list item: Eat her way through Italy
•In her 30’s and still adores Hello kitty
•Her idea of a shopping spree is from her bed on Amazon. Thank you, Amazon Prime!
•Favorite scent is Gardenia
•Sees John Legend in concert every time he is in town
•Agrees with The Beatles that “Love is all you need”
•Loves visiting mom and pop coffee shops
•If she had to be on a reality TV show, it would be Dancing with the Stars
•Being with family is her happy place

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