Where do I begin to tell you the story about this wedding day? Making it back to my home state for a holiday season wedding was great. I started off my trip making time to see family for the holidays, and made my way up to Dallas for Angi and Stephan's big day at the Scottish Rite Hall in downtown Dallas. There's one thing about Texas you can never predict accurately, and that's the crazy weather... especially in the winter. I had visited and took a tour of the Scottish Rite Hall during the summer time during a visit to the DFW area and had mentioned to the guide, "Well it'll be December in Dallas so it'll either be 80 degrees or it will be freezing.... or it will be 80 degrees in the morning and snowing by 3pm. One of the three." He chuckled and said, "Definitely!"
Right before Thanksgiving I got an email from Sarah telling me about her Marine coming home for the holidays and had a limited time frame before he had to go back. Lucky for both of us, the scheduling worked perfectly! We decided on Floyd Lamb State Park in northern Las Vegas valley... but what I wasn't prepared for were the awesome golden trees! It really didn't seem like Vegas there.. a little oasis.
A few weeks before their run-away Vegas wedding, Alex explained to me their elopement here at a drive-thru chapel and wanted to spend the rest of the time with their bride and groom photo shoot. It doesn't get any more Vegas than that!! With a limo escorting us around all day from the Wynn ... to The Little White Chapel drive-thru window ... to our shoot out in Nelson Ghost town, we had one fun day together. This was a true elopement of just the couple, the limo driver, and me (even being the signed witness!)
This was one really beautiful and very well put together wedding with a luncheon afterwards at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. After what seemed like a quick 9 months, Heather and Johns wedding finally was here! All the little details that Heather put together for the wedding turned out beautifully: from the table assignment tags to the custom designed chocolate bars for guests as they left. The flowers by Naakati floral were amazing with pastels, and the lunch provided by the hotel was probably the best wedding food I've ever had (no joke!). Can you tell I loved this event?? Everything came together beautifully in the pictures with the colors. Congrats you two!