Welcome Party at Neon Museum Las Vegas

We LOVE the idea of a welcome party! A welcome party is the perfect event and one heck of an icebreaker to have before your wedding day.  We all have friends and family from different facets of our lives so what a great idea to get them together before you say “I Do!”. A welcome event is also a great way to spend more time with your guests, especially if they have traveled out of the state/country to attend your big day!

Joanne and Ross chose to host their welcome party at the Neon Museum which houses iconic Las Vegas signs. They wanted an old school Vegas feel and what better location than Neon Museum! Their guests dined on delicious fresh tacos from Senor Blues food truck while listening to the talents of a local mariachi band.

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Before the night got started Joanne and Ross had a photo session with Janelle Addis Photography! Thank you for sharing these great photos!

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Rentals such as high boys, linen, bistro lights, and lounge furniture were brought in for a special touch to the party.
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Joanne came across these dinosaur planters that held succulents and knew they had to have them as a centerpiece for their tables! This dinosaur decided to hold a custom poker chip for the bride and groom!
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We will be sharing their fabulous wedding at Springs Preserve soon. Here is a sneak peek for you!

Photo: Jodi Anne Photography

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Danielle and AJ’s Wedding Day at JW Marriott

It was incredibly hard to have a bad day if Danielle (Dani), AJ, and their families were around. My face hurt from laughing on several occasions after being around them. Their wedding was the type that literally left every wedding professional on their team saying “Why can’t all couples be like Dani and AJ?”. I can go on and on about how incredible this couple is, but I will let the photos talk for now!

Dani and AJ met while out with friends. If you ask them if their first date was perfect, you will receive a firm “NO!”. But honestly, perfect is boring! We embrace flaws and challenges and that is what makes us who we are.

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How many Dads does it take to tie a bowtie? The answer is two and a YouTube video!
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Oh how we love the first look! It gives you plenty of time to capture all of your must have photos with your love!
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Dani and AJ are very close with their parents and presented their mothers with a rose during the ceremony.
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Dani wanted a cascading bouquet with a modern and tropical touch to it. Naakiti Floral did a wonderful job!
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You know the reception is going to be fun when it is a venue that was previously a nightclub!
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It is safe to say that Dani and AJ had the best day ever! We adore you two!
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Meet the Team!

Wedding Planner: Green Orchid Events
Floral Designer: Naakiti Floral
Venue: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa
Photography: Adam Trujillo Photography
Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702
Wedding Cake: Freed’s Bakery
DJ and Lighitng: All Events Production
Sequined Linen: Nuage Designs
White Lounge Furniture: LED Unplugged
Wedding Officiant: Elegant Vegas Weddings

Britany and Kevin’s California Engagement Session

You might remember this couple from their amazing proposal at the Rise Festival with thousands of lanterns floating above. Well, we are officially in count down mode as Britany and Kevin’s wedding is a few short weeks away! They will be saying “I Do” at Legends Ranch with their closest family and friends.

For their engagement session, they had the chance to sneak away to California and create these stunning engagement portraits with talented photographer, Katie Boink Photography. Katie, thank you for sharing these beautiful images with us! We are so excited to see Britany and Kevin become husband and wife!

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Vow Renewal: Some Insight on 25 Years of Marriage

I have been planning a 25th vow renewal with Karen and Joseph for over a year now and we are so excited for their big celebration this month at DragonRidge Country Club! Throughout our planning, I have learned what has gotten this mighty couple through 25 years of marriage! Was it easy? Absolutely not. Was it worth it? YES!

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Karen and Joseph were married 25 years ago in their military uniforms and boots in a very casual setting. This time around they want a full out GLAM wedding, which is why I call Karen my “Glam Bride” which in return she calls me “Glam Dream Super Planner”. SWOON! They are hard working parents who want to have a big bash with their closest friends and family. Many who are traveling from Chicago.

I asked Karen and Joseph some advice on marriage, love, and life. See below for some great insight!

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What is the hardest thing you have experienced together?
Hardest thing we had to experience in our marriage was when I thought I had lost him in the conflict Desert Storm. We were in country for about three months into the conflict, he had been attached to another unit. He had called me from his location and we had been talking when I heard explosions in the background. Soon after the line went dead. I was completely distraught, and was very nervous that he was gone. It would be a few days before I would hear from him. When I did finally talk with him, It was then when I realized he was my soulmate and I wanted to be with him the rest of my life. He was the One. I still have the letters that he wrote to me while we were getting bombed. They are one of my most prized possessions that he has ever given me aside from our children. We have been through a lot in our marriage, more than I could probably put in words but we have pulled through and stayed stronger together every since. Meeting the in-laws was a breeze…LOL!

What advice do you have for newlyweds?
Always say, ” I love you” everyday and every chance you get to your spouse even if you’re mad at them. Especially, if you’ve just been fighting or arguing with them. Just because you’re upset at someone doesn’t mean you stop loving them. The grass may be greener on the other side, but if you water your own grass like you did on the first day, your grass will be just as green.

Have patience with one another as you grow older together. You are two different people with different backgrounds, different personalities, and sometimes different cultures. Make sure you listen to what each other is saying and don’t just listen to respond.

In our busy lives sometimes we forget to make time for ourselves as a couple. Make sure to do this because in time the children leave and you may outgrow or move away from friends.

Where do you see yourselves in the next 25 years?
Hopefully in the next 25 years we will be enjoying our family and each other. Traveling to different cities and countries and crossing items off our bucket list like Paris, couple motorcycles, and cuddling with our grandchildren in our dream home!! Hopefully he’ll still be making me laugh and calling me a beautiful Goddess, and I’ll still be calling him Superman!

Does it get any sweeter?! We can’t wait to share their wedding day with you!

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Brand Reveal for Green Orchid Events

Kaylyn from Gold Prism Creative is proof that marketing your business on Instagram works! I can’t remember exactly how I landed on her Instagram page but I remember clicking through to her website and spending so much time reading all about her, reviewing her portfolio, learning about her process of working with clients. I immediately knew I had to reach out to her. And then, the biggest coincidence happened. Kaylyn was set to marry her love Nick in Las Vegas in 2016! We couldn’t think of a more perfect start to a great working relationship!

We are over the moon with our new logo and website! The process with Kaylyn was so organized and she delivered not only an amazing website to us but the process from beginning to end was so perfect. She communicated everything I should be expecting throughout the process and had all answers for me before I could even ask them. It was an intense TWO weeks. Yes, it took just two weeks for the project. We couldn’t be happier with the way it all came together. Check out the official Brand Reveal video put together by Kaylyn.

 

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