We all know that fairytales begin with “once upon a time.” But this one starts with “Ohmygosh Rissa! I’m so excited!!” Well…technically it began with an inquiry form on the website, but after an initial email, it was straight to excited exclamations. This fairytale includes a dream bride, a dream family, a dream design, a dream year spent planning and a dream wedding day. You might envision a fairytale wedding to be held in a massive ballroom with draping crystals and covered in glitz and glam. But this isn’t that kind of fairytale. Anne knew from day 1 she wanted something that felt more natural to who she and Brandon are as a couple. The venue set the stage for what my fairytale dreams are made of: wooden tables, ivory accents, mixed centerpieces of florals, potted herbs and candles, place settings with menus printed on kraft bags holding fresh baguettes, gold flatware, garlands of greenery, overhead bistro lights, a canoe filled with escort cards, an energetic band and so much more.
Anne’s inspiration for the design of the wedding made my heart sing. She trusted in a team of vendors to make the vision come to life and I know every single one of them adored working with her. That’s because Anne is kind to her core. She’s goodness and generosity, she’s positivity and selflessness, she’s appreciative and trusting. And after meeting her family, it’s easy to see where she gets all of it. I’ve never worked with a family as inclusive, gracious and friendly. Or seen a mother of the bride rockin’ on stage with a band with so much class, grace and style!
Anne and Brandon’s love story and wedding day style may not follow much of a fairytale in the traditional sense, but there is one fairytale staple I know they are guaranteed. These two are already 6 months into their ‘happily ever after’ and I know that is just the beginning. There will be many more mornings spent fishing, more Sundays on the football field, more In-N-Out burgers and more weekends at Lake Las Vegas. Anne and Brandon’s wedding was special to me for so many reasons, both professional and personal. It was a highlight of my career to work with them and memories I will treasure forever!
Las Vegas Wedding Planning & Design: Scheme Events | Photography: Andria Lindquist | Venue: Hilton Lake Las Vegas | Cake: Peridot Sweets | Floral: Layers of Lovely | Stationery: She Paperie | Entertainment: KARMA via Soli Concepts | Lighting: LED Unplugged | Brides Makeup: Damone Roberts | Hair & Makeup: Amelia C. & Co. | Linen: La Tavola | Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals & Classic Party Rentals | String Quartet: Desert String Trio via Soli Concepts | Afterparty: Sonrisa Grill | Cigar Roller: The Cigar Guys