LaVey and Tyson’s Wedding

I’m so excited to finally share these images from LaVey and Tyson’s wedding from last September on the blog! This was one of my favorite weddings to plan because we were so involved in all aspects of the planning process and LaVey and Tyson were so much fun. It was a true collaboration. I remember discussing the possibility of finding an old movie theater in California. We also looked into the Queen Mary, the Historic Boulder Theatre, and a few other locations. Read on for LaVey’s take on their wedding planning experience. Thank you so much to the amazing Alt F for providing us with these images. As always, I love working with them. Great photography, easygoing personalities, and true professionals.

Some fun facts: LaVey’s a vegetarian (actually, a pescetarian) but we had a slider truck at their wedding. Luckily, there was one veggie slider option and a mac ‘n cheese station.  Can’t let our bride go hungry! She is also allergic to flowers so we kept flowers to a minimum. We had schwartz calla lilies in her bouquet but the rest of the decor provided by Enchanted Florist was non floral decor. And of course, the fab makeup artist and owner of Your Beauty Call not only did her own makeup but did make up for the entire bridal party. She said it calmed her.

I asked LaVey to share their story in her words:
I always thought since I was about 16 that I wanted to get married in a movie theater. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been fascinated by movies and cinema, especially the golden era of cinema where people dressed to the nines to go watch a movie. So, of course I hunted down the only standing old movie theater with any character in it left in Nevada located right outside of Las Vegas in charming Boulder City. I loved that theater and the owner was so nice and accommodating to me.

However, in the mean time, Tyson had started flight school in Henderson at Monarch Sky and the owner and staff had decided to throw a Superbowl party in their brand new recently renovated airplane hangar-turned-lounge re opening. I tagged along with Tyson to the party and from the outside it looked like your average airplane hangar but once you walked through the door, I was amazed by how cool this venue was. The ceilings were beyond high (of course they were, they usually store aerobatic airplanes in there), there was an old fashioned dark cherry wood bar and the whole place screamed retro! And not at all in a cheesy way! It was just a lounge for pilots to hangout in. I knew right then that this place is where we had to get married. My internal thought must have been blurted out loud because the on staff photographer looked at me and said, “you so should get married here. It would be our first wedding.” I glanced at Tyson and we both gleamed and we once again just “knew”. And I guess like they say, “the rest is history”. It’s true what they say, “when you know, you know”.  And, that goes for not just the groom but the dress, the venue and really all the vendors you pick for your big day. That’s exactly how I felt with ALL my wedding vendors. It was like we were all meant to be! A true perfect fit! And as cliche as it sounds, you’ll know when it happens to you!


Thank you LaVey and Tyson. It was such an honor to be included in your special day!

I love the below photo because it showcases her Elvis Presley tattoo. LaVey and I are both Elvis fans – she has a tattoo of him on her arm and I share his birthday. Also, check out the cool airplane bridal bouquet brooch! Love it.

How hot does this group look?

LaVey and Tyson wanted minimal decor at the ceremony site. We set up their chairs “in the round” and decided on black fabric and a red chandelier on the structure and black crystal chandeliers at the start of the aisle.

After the ring bearer and flowergirl walked down the aisle, the music stopped and anticipation was building for LaVey’s entrance. Having a background in entertainment, I am ALL about the drama and the timing of events. I love that the music stopped and it was so silent as we awaited the plane’s entrance to the ceremony site. I got chills when we heard the plane come around.

Tyson’s last name is “Kindred” so isn’t that signature cocktail name perfect?

Wedding Planning Team: Juliet & Angelica of Green Orchid Events
Venue: Sky Combat Ace
Photography: Alt F
Cinematography: Memory Lane
Officiant: Pastor Peter Starzyk
DJ & Lighting: Dream Entertainment
Hair and Makeup: Your Beauty Call
Floral & Decor: Enchanted Florist
Mac & Cheese Station: Creative Catering
Slider Truck: Slidin’ Thru
Dessert Station: Peridot Sweets
Transportation: Lucky Limo
Linen Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals
Other Rentals (Bar): Rebel Party Rentals
Photo Booth: Shutterbooth
Custom Wedding Gown: Waisted Couture Corsetry
Favor Tags and Bar Menus: SHE Paperie

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