Monday, 1 July 2019

Our Las Vegas Wedding

Our Las Vegas Wedding ItsHollieAnn
We're married! 

On Thursday June 20th on a very windy dry lake just outside of Las Vegas, we both went from Miss to Mrs and we couldn't be happier. I don't want to tell-all about our day because we chose to keep it intimate but I did want to give a little insight as to what we did, how we did it and who helped us achieve it all just because it really was our dream come true. 

Six months ago when I first mentioned the idea of eloping to Las Vegas, I honestly didn't know whether we were going to be able to pull it off. Organising an overseas wedding wasn't easy at times but fortunately we found Angelica, the sweetest planner in LV, to co-ordinate everything beforehand and make sure our day ran as smooth as possible. 

Since it's summer in Las Vegas, our ceremony was organised for around 7pm so we had the whole day to relax, get ready and have a drink or two ahead of our big moment. We planned on heading out on a fancy brunch but after a very lazy morning it was quicker to stop by a fast food place and ordered tater tots - No regrets, they're my latest obsession. 

Afterwards, we headed upstairs to shower and get glam before we got the show on the road. Since I was adamant on being a low-maintenance bride, I did both of our hair and makeup. Angelia and our officiant, Judy had warned us it would be a little windy out on the lake bed so I went for subtle makeup in case of any eye-watering and a messy half up-do because I knew it wouldn't stay in place for long. 

Around 5.30pm our photographer, Jamie, arrived at our room. I'd fallen in love with her photos before we even got engaged so I was excited to meet her. She instantly made us feel comfortable and chatted us through a couple of photos before Angelica arrived with our flowers from Roots. Before we knew it, it was time to head out to the lake bed so like a convoy we drove the 30 minutes south of Vegas and were met with a sight so stunning it literally took my breath away. 

A vast, open dry lake with THAT cracked floor, surrounded by rugged mountains. It was just as incredible as we'd imagined and that's where, with just our photographer, planner and driver, we got married. Afterward we sprayed champagne, played with smoke bombs and watched the sun go down behind the peaks before heading back to the Strip. 

We couldn't stop talking about it our whole way home and within an hour, Jamie had already sent us a sneak preview of the photos meaning we could send them home to our families and friends who were just beginning to wake up. We toasted our marriage over a margarita and a beer and spent the rest of the evening absolutely beaming with happiness that everything had panned out just the way we'd hoped. 

We absolutely couldn't have done any of it without the team out in Vegas and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend any of them in a heartbeat. I want to put together a more in-depth post about planning a Las Vegas elopement and our suppliers because, as popular as it is, there were a few questions I struggled to find answers to.

Wedding planner & day-of coordinator: Angelica of Angelica Rose Events
Photographer: JamieY Photography
Officiant: Judy Irving
Transport: Lucky Limousine

The new Mrs HollieAnnBowe.

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