Archives for December 2016

Happy New Year!

We are sending our love to our beautiful couples! They have brought so much joy to our lives through their continued friendships, holiday cards, birth announcements, change of addresses and just sweet little love notes through the years. It brings great joy to see their marriages grow and blossom into something so wonderful. We feel truly blessed to have been a part of their very first day as husband and wife. A special thank you to those couples who began their marriages in 2016. It was a very sweet year for Scheme Events and a lot of gorgeous and personalized weddings were created. To those looking forward to 2017, we cannot wait for your wedding day, but even more so, to see your relationship flourish. Love is a special thing and we are blessed to be in the industry that witnesses every day. We love you all and wish you a very Happy New Year. May it be filled with love, kindness, generosity, grace and prosperity. xoxo Scheme Team

Las Vegas Wedding Planner

Red Rock Resort Wedding: Julia and Eddy

As I look back and reminisce about 2016, I am only grateful for the lovely brides, generous grooms, amazing vendors and unforgettable experiences I’ve encountered. Julia and Eddy are nothing short of this. We met just 8 months before their desired wedding day with a vision I fell in love with! We bounded over the love of greenery, rose gold, velvet, calligraphy, letterpress, beautiful floral, candles and so much more. It was pure excitement to help Julia and Eddy bring their luxury wedding vision to life. We got started right away!

las-vegas-wedding-planner_0036 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0037 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0038 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0039 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0040 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0041 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0042 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0043 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0044 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0045 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0046 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0047 las-vegas-wedding-planner_0048

Julia and Eddy’s Las Vegas luxury wedding, was nothing short of luxury! They thought of their guests at every turn and wanted to create a luxury wedding experience like no other. Wedding guests were greeted by the hotel staff with custom designed welcome bags filled with Julia and Eddy’s favorite goodies from all over the world. Although not shown here, wedding guests enjoyed a Moroccan Henna Ceremony Thursday evening and a delicious Shabbat Dinner at Andiron Steak Friday evening. Photos to follow shortly and definitely something you don’t want to miss!

Julia and Eddy’s guests joined a live jazz singer in the gorgeous Red Rock Resort Lobby Bar for champagne and hors d’oeuvres prior to the wedding ceremony Saturday evening. Guests then enjoyed a beautifully designed, lighthearted Jewish ceremony complete with a string quartet, full floral chuppah and a flower girl who got a standing ovation! It was truly wonderful. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a short ride back to Red Rock Resort to find staff waiting for them in the lobby with signature cocktails and additional bite sized hors d’oeuvres. Staff helped lead guests to the reception where their breath was taken away.

An ice bar complete with their wedding logo and greenery topped with a personalized family crest luge, welcomed guests with additional signature cocktails. Charming vintage lounge furniture, provided by Archive Rentals, created the perfect spot to enjoy a conversation with family and friends when you were not occupied at the photo booth. Shutterbooth and Layers of Lovely created a must visit spot set with boxwood and a lucite wedding logo which created a beautiful backdrop for guests’ photos. Julia and Eddy gifted a rose gold frame for each guest to take as a memento of their wedding night. As guests continued into the white draped ballroom, they found their assigned seat on either a large rectangular table topped with crystal candelabras and luxurious centerpieces or a round table topped with tall oversized centerpieces that you couldn’t take your eyes off of. Destinations By Design provided the gorgeous white velvet chairs complete with rose gold trim and the darling love seats that capped the ends of the tables. Each place setting was complete with Casa De Perrin’s lace charger, crystal glassware and rose gold flatware. Too pretty to eat with! Bliss & Bone provided the unbelievable menu cards and geode place cards with Anne Robin’s beautiful calligraphy. All tables were complete with La Tavola’s velvet linen that you couldn’t take your hands off of.

Guests were entertained throughout the night by Paris’ Version Originale band who killed it! However, the highlight of the entire night was the dance floor. Guests enjoyed a white seamless dance floor under a floral canopy that smelled wonderful, that looked unbelievable and warmed your heart the entire night. It was breathtaking! Gosh, did I forget anything… oh! There was a magician and an extremely talented live painter at the reception, and we ended the night with a confetti release to Julia and Eddy’s song! There is so much more, but their wedding video is to follow shortly that I’m sure will capture everything I cannot find words for.

I hear brides say all the time, it went by so fast, but this wedding, I can say the same. With an extremely talented list of vendors, the day puzzled together flawlessly. I cannot thank them enough for their professionalism and willingness to come together to create an unforgettable day for everyone involved. The big thank you goes to Julia and Eddy for trusting my thoughts, vision, referrals and ideas to help bring their vision to life. Their generosity and kindness will never go unnoticed. Julia worked extremely hard to make sure her guests were taken care of and she truly accomplished it in every way. Congratulations Julia and Eddy!!

_________________________________________

Las Vegas Wedding Planning & Design: Scheme Events | Photography: Samuel Lippke Studios | Videography: Elysium Productions | Venue, Food & Beverage: Red Rock Resort | Ceremony Venue: Bet Yossef Community Center | Entertainment: Version Originale, Nieve Malandra, T Music Entertainment | Live Painter: Nata Fine Art | Magician: MRS Events | Photo Booth: Shutterbooth | Hair and Makeup: Amelia C & Co, Square Salon, One Luv Agency | Bridal Gown: Mira Zwillinger | Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaid | Floral & Decor: Layers of Lovely | AV: Encore Productions | Draping: Quest Drape | Decor & Rentals: Destinations by Design | Place Settings: Casa De Perrin | Bar: Ice Occasions | Dance Floor: Barker Decor Services | Linens: La Tavola | Lounge: Archive Rentals | Stationery: Bliss & Bone | Calligraphy: Anne Robin Calligraphy | Confetti Release: Earth Water Sky

How to Prepare for Your Ceremony Rehearsal

Ceremony Rehearsal

Photo by Norina Kaye Photography

Your ceremony rehearsal is a joyous time and often the first time your entire wedding party will meet one another. Its a time most of your guests will begin arriving. Its probably the time the butterflies in your stomach will begin to appear. But coming prepared will ease the occasion and eliminate the questions your wedding party may have. Who will be in the processional? Who stands by who? Who will present the rings? Who will do the readings? Your ceremony rehearsal is extremely important to ensure your ceremony goes just as planned on your wedding day. Here are a few important details to have in place before meeting us at your ceremony site for rehearsal.

Processional and Song Cues

Traditionally the processional line up includes the officiant, followed by the groom and his parents, mother of the bride escorted by her father, brother or son, wedding party, flower girl and ring bear, ending with the bride escorted by her father. However, there are so many variations to this processional and it should be altered to recognize those VIP guests meaningful to you. This could include grandparents, aunts and uncles, sponsors, readers, godparents, etc. Once you have your list, consult your wedding planner for the best processional lineup, but most often these VIP guests will follow the officiant. Traditionally there are three ceremony songs; processional, bride entrance and recessional. Keep your choices, appropriate, positive and personal to the two of you. Start thinking about these now! It’s often one of the most difficult decisions my couples have to make.

The Lineup

Have the lineup of your wedding party in place prior to your ceremony rehearsal to avoid any negotiations. The lineup could be by most influential to your marriage, by importance in your life or simply by height. Traditionally the best man and maid of honor will stand directly next to you followed by the remaining wedding party members. Remember, the couple standing the furthest away from you is the first in line for the processional.

Ceremony Outline

It is important to invite everyone who has a role in your wedding ceremony to the rehearsal. This includes your officiant, if they are available, everyone in the processional and anyone involved in the ceremony. This will ensure everyone knows their cue and where to stand during their special moment. Run through the ceremony, practice your vows, rehearsal the ring exchange, allow readers to read and polish that kiss! It’s important! Running through the entire ceremony will help calm your nerves on the big day.

Wedding Day Timeline

Your ceremony rehearsal is a great time to gather everyone’s attention to review the wedding day timeline. Go over your hair and makeup schedule, give out room numbers, share photo schedule and transportation pick up information. Review venue details, explain where to park and spell out arrival times. Share photographer’s timeline before and after the ceremony. Also, it’s important they should use some good gimbal for Sony a6000 cameras (I am a sony lover so using that as an example) they have to capture these valuable moments. Break the news on who gets to enjoy cocktail hour and who will be smiling big for the camera. Provide who will be in the grand entrance, when toasts will happen and if transportation will be available again at the end of the night. All this information is helpful not just for the wedding party to have, but for the wedding party to answer guests’ questions as well.

All in all, be prepared to enjoy the day because it’s the kickoff to an amazing weekend, one you’ll never forget!