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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

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 TraeCeremony Gown & Veil: Demetrios Reception Gown: J. Crew Flowers: Layers of Lovely Groom's Attire: Franc Lloyd Prop or Furniture Rentals & Lighting: RSVP Party RentalsVenue: Private Residence | Coordinator: Bride's Sister | Officiant: Vegas Vaughn | Tea Ceremony Gown: Custom | Stationery: Designed by Bride | Shoe Designer: Audrey Brooke