Whimsical And Fun Backyard Wedding

Meg Ruth Photo

This enchanting wedding was a combination of cultures united by love. Between the tea ceremony opening and the memorial lantern release ending, you will see the unique little details that brought this wedding to life. Before Katherine and Asa tied the knot they decided to get a pair of hummingbird tattoos as a representation of their devotion to each other. The story of the hummingbird was their inspiration. As an added bonus, they were done as the bride’s “something blue.” How sweet is that?

See the entirety of this gorgeous wedding in the full gallery here, all beautifully captured by Meg Ruth Photo.

pre-wedding dress

first wedding look

first look

tea ceremony

tea ceremony

Being Vietnamese, Katherine stayed true to her roots and had a gorgeous gown custom made in Vietnam for the couple’s traditional Tea Ceremony. We love when couples include personal touches and important cultural ceremonies into their wedding day! Her breathtaking dress for her ceremony was designed by Demetrios. Two perfect dresses for one perfect day.

wedding dress by Demetrios (Ilissa)

bridal looks

wedding bouquet by Layers of Lovely

blue bridesmaid dresses

Meg Ruth Photo

For Katherine and Asa coming to Las Vegas was a way to make sure the weather was perfect for a backyard wedding shared with their closest friends and family from Chicago. They had been together for nearly 6 years and the people surrounding them on their wedding day could not have been happier or more supportive.

ring bearer ideas

wedding program

ceremony decor

wedding ceremony

Meg Ruth Photo

Katherine and her sister, Donna spent countless hours working on every detail to make the wedding festivities intimate, personal, and absolutely fun. All of the beautiful floral creations were designed by Layers of Lovely. One special touch that we loved about this wedding was that each table number had a phrase incorporated around the number it displayed.

place settings

centerpieces by Layers of Lovely

wedding floral ideas

table number sayings


wedding cake by Freed's Bakery

At the end of the night the groom made a special tribute to his mother, who passed on just two years before. Writing messages on a white lantern in white pen kept these words private and sacred, releasing them to the heavens at the end of the night. The entire group watched in silence as it ascended. It was a truly beautiful moment.

sparkler first dance

wedding dancing

lantern release

View Entire Gallery

Photographer: Meg Ruth Photo
Hair & Makeup: Tran B.
Cake: Freed’s Bakery
Caterer: Soirees Catering
Cinematography: Elias Rios for Deep End Imagery
DJ: DJ Kid Trae
Ceremony Gown & Veil: Demetrios
Reception Gown: J. Crew
Flowers: Layers of Lovely
Groom’s Attire: Franc Lloyd
Prop or Furniture Rentals & Lighting: RSVP Party Rentals
Venue: Private Residence | Coordinator: Bride’s Sister | Officiant: Vegas Vaughn | Tea Ceremony Gown: Custom | Stationery: Designed by Bride | Shoe Designer: Audrey Brooke


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  1. -100. Carla Caruso says:

    Lovely wedding and great photography. I especially love the table arrangements…and that dessert table looks pretty darn good!

  2. -100. Leon says:

    Love the photos. The style that they were taken in, is definitely inspirational. The couple look great together. Thank you for this post!

  3. This is just so beautiful and they make a gorgeous couple too!
    Congrats to them!

  4. -100. Laura Yang says:

    GORGEOUS! Love this wedding!

  5. -100. Meg Ruth says:

    So happy to share in this amazing day with Katherine and Asa. You can tell how wonderful people are by how people are drawn to them. And the group that adores these two is incredible.

    Thank you for sharing their desert romance and for all the sweet comments already!

  6. -100. Adrian Barfield says:

    My heart could just burst at the beauty in these photos! The love, family, and truth is breathtaking.

    Stunning! Just stunning.

  7. -100. Sally says:

    What a beautiful wedding. I was wondering where is got the bridesmaid dresses from?

  8. -100. Meg Ruth Photo says:

    Sally, the bridesmaid dresses are from J. Crew and are the same style as the reception gown that the bride wore, just in a sage green.

  9. -100. @DestWeds says:

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  10. -100. Casey says:

    So beautiful!!! We are so lucky to have this photographer for our wedding next year!

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    Blog post from @weddingchicks with a bride wearing style 532 for her ceremony! http://t.co/MD9jAPrc03

  15. -100. Brittney Ann says:

    I bought the demetrios dress for my wedding coming up as well. Are you sure the dress is by Demetrios and not by Kenneth Pool Amour dress? Bc the two looks very similar.

  16. -100. Ashley says:

    Where is this house located? I love the amount of space available!

  17. -100. Meg Ruth says:

    Hey Ashley! It’s on Oquendo Rd. in Las Vegas toward Summerlin. I think te street number is in some of the first look photos.

    The backyard isn’t huge but it was easy for them to turn over.

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