World Market Center Wedding: Grace and Nathan

Grace and Nathan. They are an extremely quirky and intelligent couple who are complete opposites yet perfect for each other. Prior to booking with me, they had sent an entire document with a chart listing out everything I should know about them including facts like Grace being 1st generation Chinese and Nathan being of Japanese descent with roots in Hawaii. I walked away from our consultation feeling like I already knew them very well.

They booked the World Market Center for both their ceremony and reception. Location in downtown Las Vegas, World Market Center is mainly used as a showcase for the furnishings industry. Years ago, I had worked the Las Vegas Market as a convention model so it was exciting to be back there coordinating a wedding.

The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place out on the terrace. But we had to move the wedding inside due to extremely cold weather. In fact, I believe it snowed no more than an hour before I arrived for set up. The reception took place on the top floor at Worldview on Sixteen with a spectacular view of the city. Guests feasted on a tapas menu by Renaissance Catering. Entertainment was provided by Sight and Sound Events and also included karaoke in the adjacent room!

Chinese and Japanese traditions were both incorporated: Chinese firecrackers were used to ward off the evil spirits

A very Asian inspired ceremony site included paper lanterns, paper cranes, and parasols. This was a last minute design by Enchanted Florist since we had to move the ceremony location from the terrace to this first floor indoor location.


A few of their bridal portraits by Erwin of Apertura!

Their favors were jars of honey.

They wanted Winnie the Pooh guarding the honey and I just happened to have a big talking Winnie the Pooh so I brought that along for them to borrow.

I loved Grace’s bouquet that included Billy Balls and paper cranes.

Grace’s father gave one of the most heartfelt speeches I’ve ever heard.

Traditional Chinese signature scroll.

Grace changed into a traditional Chinese dress, the qi pao.


Wedding Planning, Design, and Coordination: Green Orchid Events
Photography: Erwin Darmali of Apertura
Venue: World Market Center
Caterer: Renaissance Catering
Makeup/Hair: Makeup in the 702
Floral: Enchanted Florist
Linens and Rentals: RSVP Party
DJ & Karaoke: Sight and Sound Events
Transportation: Double Decker Bus Company for guests; Lucky Limo for bridal party

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