I have a soft spot in my heart for weddings that take place outdoors. And I mean the whole thing — ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. I love the feel of an outdoor wedding and when Joni & Erick wanted a poolside wedding in Las Vegas I couldn’t wait to start planning with them. We choose the Four Seasons Las Vegas to host their wedding, because…well, it’s the best pool in town!
Joni had clear ideas of what she wanted but needed help taking those thoughts and turning them into a wedding. She knew she wanted her dogs involved (check them out below!). She wanted to incorporate their love for video games and she wanted her favorite colors of teal and peach. Given this direction, I set out to plan a day that incorporated all of these elements and had a romantic, elegant feeling. We used peach linens on the reception tables with florals of ivory, blush and peach. The teal influence came from the bridesmaids and the pool. White-washed, beach inspired chiavari chairs were perfect for the pool setting.
As the wedding day approached, the weatherman was forecasting some serious thunderstorms. We’d had great weather all Fall season and were not expecting rains to ruin an October wedding! We kept on top of weather reports and waited until the day before at wedding rehearsal to make the call. Joni and Erick had both been envisioning a wedding at the pool and wanted to do whatever it would take to make the wedding happen outdoors. I was so happy with their decision. Moving an outdoor design into a ballroom is never good news to a wedding designer and I knew it would be beautiful if we could just get Mother Nature to cooperate! On the day of the wedding, signs pointed to a rainy evening. We followed doppler reports and kept on top of multiple sources for updates throughout the day. Before noon we had to make 1 final call to stay outside and risk the rain, or move indoors and play it safe. Joni stuck to her guns and called for outdoors! And Mother Nature must have been listening because we lucked out and had an absolutely gorgeous evening. We were threatened for about 15 minutes with sprinkles here and there, but the dark clouds eventually passed.
Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Scheme Events • Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography • Venue: Four Seasons Las Vegas, • Floral & Decor: Layers of Lovely • Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702 • Videography: Caterpillar Weddings • Lighting: LED Unplugged • Photobooth: Shutterbooth LV • Linen: La Tavola Linen • Chair Rental: RSVP Party Rentals • Entertainment: Las Vegas Wedding Music • DJ: Mike Fox & Co. • Officiant: Pastor Ed Bruning at Casual Elegant Wedding • Stationery: She Paperie • Bride’s Dress Designer: Stella York