Modern Vegas Wedding

gideon photography

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…except for this crazy fun wedding that we just had to share! Spoiler alert: Elvis didn’t marry them. However, there are oh so many gorgeous details, so get ready to snatch some ideas for your own big day! When Pigs Fly Events did a phenomenal job creating an atmosphere that was both stunning and fun.

Instead of a specific color palette or theme the day was centered around reflecting the newlyweds relationship. Prepare your eyes for all the bright pops of color and personality from this modern Vegas wedding found in the full gallery here, captured by Gideon Photography.

long dark purple bridesmaids dresses

romantic bridal looks

purple and grey wedding party

a bit about the wedding

I’ve known Allison for most of her life. Her sister was a bridesmaid in my own wedding and we’ve all been great family friends for years. So, when she asked us to plan her wedding to Keaton we were beyond thrilled. The couple, high school sweethearts, were fast approaching their ten year anniversary. We knew we had to incorporate tons of personal details into their wedding because it’s so incredibly special to work with a couple who has that much romantic history and long-lasting love for one another. The couple married at Red Rock Country Club in Las Vegas. They wanted to keep the atmosphere of the wedding youthful, fun, whimsical, and beautiful. We worked closely with Catherine and Layers of Lovely to turn the spaces into magical experiences.

chalkboard wedding program

beat the heat stand

ferris wheel of barley toss bags

pick a seat not a side sign

cork ceremony aisle liners

brown beer bottle floral ceremony decor

wood structure ceremony arch

walking with her father

tree planting wedding ceremony

newlyweds golf cart getaway

For the ceremony, we asked Layers of Lovely to build our vision of a custom arbor made out of rustic white washed pallets. We hung a colorful chandelier behind the couple. Beer bottles, an ode to Keaton’s love for brewing, lined the aisle and we scattered wine corks to represent Allison. Allison’s bouquet was one of my favorite bouquets ever! It held heart shaped sugar cubes for two reasons – 1) to symbolize a sweet marriage and 2) because Keaton has a major sweet tooth! For a unity ceremony, they watered an orange tree. Guests held burlap bags filled with barley to toss as the couple passed by as husband and wife. After their nuptials, they sped away in a golf cart we decorated with a newlyweds sign, vintage cans, and florals.

cocktail hour bar

hollywood posters

west side story poster

The guests then entered into a “Hollywood” themed cocktail hour. The couple’s romance blossomed at Hollywood video where Allison worked during high school. Keaton came in frequently to peruse the videos (and his dream woman)! We loved this story and wanted guests to be apart of the romance. Instead of a literal “Hollywood” theme, we kept it fun and whimsical. Along with the printwork by Paper and Home, we made a “Hollywood” themed video telling their love story. We included this in the package with their invitation. Guests watched the DVD and learned their love story. Our handmade bows cut from film topped the DVD. We included a Las Vegas chip to get everyone excited for the big event. Inside the cocktail hour, Layers of Lovely created gorgeous paper flowers that popped from every edge of the room. We brought in 12 ft Hollywood posters, vintage movie chairs, and had an old movie playing from a projector. Both Allison and Keaton are dental students so we thought it would be fun to use miniature chattering teeth as escort cards. The teeth held “movie” ticket passes to get into the reception.

the book of love chalkboard sign

admit one tickets escort cards

modern vegas reception

colorful modern reception

favors and cute sign

lamp centerpieces

mrs always right chair sign

Song selection ideas

Family and Groomsman: All I Want is You – U2
Bridesmaids: Love Me Do – The Beatles
Bridal Entrance: Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Recessional: i’m Yours – Jason Mraz
First Dance: Book of Love – Peter Gabriel

Guests then entered into the reception room which was filled with modern touches, sleek laser cut silver linens and custom made napkins in bright pops of orange and hot pink. The highlight of the room was the liquid filled dance floor that oozed and changed colors as guests danced the night away. A photo booth, cigar roller, and go-go box completed the party. Guests had so much fun that the last call kept being extended. Keaton’s cold, homemade brew was a huge hit as guests quenched their thirst after a big night of dancing. It was a super fun party! We were so thankful to be included in their big day!

light projected heart

lips folded book

aspen inspired wedding cake

thank you lovers tea

lovers brew favors

what happens in vegas... sign

Watch the day unfold before your eyes in the fun packed video below, filmed by Np Films.

Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaids

Photography: Gideon Photography
Event Designer & Coordinator: When Pigs Fly Events
Cinematography: NP Films
Venue: Red Rock Country Club
Stationery: Paper and Home
Flowers: Layers of Lovely
Cake: Las Vegas Custom Cakes
Hair: Divinity Salon
Makeup: Eat.Sleep.Beauty
Dress Shop: Couture Bride
Dress Designer: Alita Graham from Couture Bride
Groom’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Bob Gail Events, Cort Events, RSVP Party & 24 Seven Productions
Photobooth: Shutter Mania Photobooth
Dj: Patrick Labbate of Music Solutions
Cigar Roller: Spirit of Cuba
Officiant: Rev Linda Venniro
Chalkboard Art: Jeanette Hall
Harpist: Wendy Blanc

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  1. -100. @paperandhome says:

    RT @weddingchicks: 1/2 This wedding is the perfect exception to “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”! @gideonphot…

  2. -100. Courtney says:

    THANK YOU for the feature!!! xoxo

  3. -100. @PigsFlyEvents says:

    Excited to be featured on @weddingchicks Check out our Vegas wedding! #whathappensinvegas #vegaswedding

  4. -100. Occasions In Print says:

    So many great details in this wedding! Love the flowers and the lamps as the centerpieces were awesome!

  5. -100. @gideonphoto says:

    Modern Vegas Wedding via @WeddingChicks

  6. -100. Jimmy Bishop says:

    I can’t say enough how amazing it was photographing this wedding and working not only with this amazing couple but such a talented group of vendors. Thank you so much for sharing this feature with your audience!!

  7. -100. @weddingchicks says:

    Modern Vegas Wedding

  8. -100. @LottieLoveHeart says:

    Homemade beer wedding favours? Yes please! {via @weddingchicks} #DIYwedding

  9. -100. @handmadehen says:

    RT @LottieLoveHeart: Homemade beer wedding favours? Yes please! {via @weddingchicks} #DIYwedding…

  10. -100. @trilliumweds says:

    a neat idea, especially if you could donate the tree to a public or private garden that you could visit over the…

  11. -100. @newgbdm says:

    RT @gideonphoto: Modern Vegas Wedding via @WeddingChicks

  12. -100. The Wedding Printer says:

    Love all the colors used in this wedding. Everything was so vibrant and lively.

  13. -100. @PC_EventsHI says:

    Such cute details in this Modern #Vegas #Wedding via @weddingchicks love it!

  14. -100. @paperandhome says:

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  15. -100. Kate Rosewood says:

    Very beautiful wedding. I also want to arrange a wedding in Vegas. All remain the wonderful memories!

  16. -100. Gohar says:

    I adore Buster and I am constantly leannirg so much from his films. They demonstrate elegance, simplicity (even when they are incredibly complex, they APPEAR simple and often the humor comes from finding a simple answer to a complex problem), perfect and inventive gag structure, and are unendingly funny, no matter how many times you see them. Who else from that era makes people laugh and gasp even in our jaded times? there is a reason modern audiences connect to Buster moreso than to Chaplin or Lloyd (much as i love those two). But more than anything it is the consistency of Buster’s work that astounds me. In the 20s, when he was in control of his work and his destiny, he had a streak of creativity and genius unparalleled. Even his worst film from the era- short or feature- is head and shoulders above almost anyone else. What MGM did to him is tragic. But he doesn’t age. The General and Sherlock Jr don’t diminish with time or repeat viewings.


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