It was happening, after all of the plans, preparation, changes, shopping, returns--- this was happening.
Oh. My. God.
"I found the one whom my soul loves... "- Song of Solomon 3:4
I'll do my best to tell you all that I remember. Shhh, Pay Attention :)
Getting ready began at 11:00am (2 hours, YES, 2 hours off schedule).
I started this day off pretty late. I think it may of had something to do with the whole bachelorette party the day before the wedding :/ Yea, dumbest idea EVER. I showered after
pulling myself out of bed with a hangover- but forgot most of my important wedding items (perfume, soap, and makeup) at home. Luckily we only lived 25 minutes from the strip...but still 25 minutes GONE.
Brother in laws came in with flower deliveries, and food! Thank Gosh! Our lovely photog and her husband brought us some food also, which was VERY kind of them. I completely forgot to set up a
spread of something. *head slap*
When they got there, I made sure to put them to work! They worked on the guys bouts and wrapping our bouquets. Thank goodness for them ; ) I spent the morning pacing the room, doing nothing of importance, and then lingering on PW :)
Getting Ready Site- Aria Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip
Hair & Makeup - James Reed (Inland Empire, CA)
I decided to wear my hair up for the ceremony. I think he did a good job recreating what I wanted. My makeup inspiration was a mixture of different inspirations I saw on PW, and most significantly
Pwani20's look was a big inspiration to me- She looked amazing, right?!
I know many people don't like to do the first look. But I honestly thought it would be better for us to capture good shots before the wedding with the whole bridal party. I didn't want to do it
after the ceremony, since the site was 40 minutes from the strip. Realistically, it wasn't going to work.
We were staying and getting ready at the Aria Hotel, and walked over to the Cosmopolitan Hotel & Casino for shots around the hotel. They have great sites around the hotel! Check out the big shoes, they make for awesome shoe shots :)
Wedding Day Attire
Shoes: Paris Hilton Destiny in Purple Suede (very comfy)
Bridesmaid Dresses: LOVE by Enzoani (A7 and A18) in Eggplant
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero Fiorella in Pearl
Florist: Oceanic Flowers (Tustin, CA), Hobby Lobby (Real Touch Calla Lilies for the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom )
Garter: Hobby Lobby
Jewelry: TJMaxx (Bracelet), White Aisle (Earrings). The two matched perfectly!
Dress Hangers: SweetT (Bride), TJMaxx (Bridesmaids)
Bouquet Wraps: Custom Made and wrapped by AJBEvents (Bride)
Programs: I decided to do the accordian style, I love simplicity. Signatures by Sarah created the headers and cover design for my accordian programs and I just put the ceremony information in on my own under those headers.
Paper: 11 X 17 Text Paper in Metallic Pearl White, purchased from Paper and More
Printing: DIY Canon Printer, paper cut by Office Max
Design: Signatures by Sarah
Menu: White Cardstock (5X7 index-card sized) from Michael's. *We put them inside of our eggplant napkins*
Printing: DIY Printing
Design: DIY (monogram purchased from Signatures by Sarah)
Centerpieces & Tablescape
Paper: White Cardstock (Michael's)
Printing: DIY Printing from home
Accents: Hot Fix Crystals (Michael's)
Table Number Holders: Crystal Gem shaped holders (Hobby Lobby)
Floral: Oceanic Flowers (Tustin, CA)
Vases: Silverstone Golf Club
Uplighting: D. Jay's Entertainment (Las Vegas, NV)
'Bling' Votive Holders: purchased through bulk order on PW, and Borrowed from PW Bride (Futurefunk)
Table linens: Silver Satin, (Rebel Party Rentals)
Gift Table Decor
Card cage: black wrought iron (Marshall's Department Store
The cake was a disaster. I asked for something completely different, but the baker insisted that this was what I wanted :( I don't even know how it tasted. They didn't box a piece or the top for us as requested.
Bakery: Creations Bakery (Las Vegas, NV)
Table Linen: Eggplant Satin (CVLinens)
Floral: Oceanic Flowers
Cake Topper: SweetT (Crafty Eddy)
Glass Platter: The Home Depot
Vases: 9 Cubed Vases (Dollar Tree)
Brooch: Fabulous Brooches (online)
I walked down the aisle to my favorite song; "Clocks" by Coldplay. It didn't fit, was a weird choice, but I dreamed of that song since the first time I heard it. and We walked back up the aisle to "Bittersweet Symphony" by the Verve, because, well, WHY NOT? lol
Our First Dance
We had our very first dance to John Legend's "Stay With You." It was so sweet. We chose to do the whole song, and it honestly felt like forever =) I say this because I am extremely
shy and was so nervous with all the eyes and cameras.
The Fun & Festivities
The Big Send-Off
Guests positively loved this idea. The mature guests said it reminded them of their childhood and playing with those when they were younger :) It was so fun to go out with a big bang!
Sparklers: (Firework shop in Moapa, NV)
Sparkler Tag Design: Signatures by Sarah
The Candy Buffet
Candy Buffet Jar Signs: BRIDES round cards in black and white (Michael's), AJB Events stock signs
Ribbon: Eggplant Satin Ribbon (Party Superstore in Las Vegas, NV)
Stickers: 8.5 X 11 sheets of sticker paper (Staples), DIY printing
Sticker Design: Signatures by Sarah
Plastic Tongs: Party City, Hobby Lobby
Silver Metal Tongs: TJMaxx
Candy: Please inquire :)
Cupcakes: Kira Kiviaho (Las Vegas, NV)
Trash the Dress
The fun didn't end there! DH and I completed our wedding festivities with a photo shoot on the Las Vegas Strip. I'm usually not one that enjoys attention (I am SO shy!!!), but I loved hearing the compliments and the congratulations that we got from spectators. A group of girls even wanted to take a photo with us before they hit the club lol!
01/16/2013 at 12:29 pm
Just completely blown away!!!! Your wedding was beyond beautiful and you were a radiant bride!! Love your sparkler send off! Your cake is what dreams are made of!