A Las Vegas Alice in Wonderland

September 28, 2010

Amber & Mike pride themselves on their unconventionality and so wanted to make sure their wedding was just that too. “It made perfect sense to go to Vegas,” Amber told me. “However, we even bucked Vegas tradition by not getting married in a small chapel by Elvis. We found an amazing garden complete with ducks, just right off the strip. I’d like to consider our wedding half elopement, half planned (we planned in 4 weeks). My muse for the entire wedding was a single lipstick that I’m obsessed with called Melrose Mood. Imagine the most obnoxiously, opaque, electric baby baby pink and you’re sort of close to what it looks like.”

The bride is a make up artist so did all her hair and make up herself. In fact she seemed to almost enjoyed the getting ready part of the day as much as the actual wedding bit! “I spent the morning with my bridesmaids doing make up, eating gummy dice and card cookies (amongst other treats). We had an amazing bridal photo shoot in the atrium at Bellagio where we captured some sweet Alice inspired photos. Which is totally fitting since my husband is related to the real Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell (can you say “keeper”?). I wore were 6 inch heels entirely covered in Swarovski crystals. Needless to say the bridal shoot stopped traffic.”

The actual wedding was intimate and personal and very much ‘them’. “We took a limo to the venue and performed a short civil ceremony. Afterwards we ate dinner with family at a small organic restaurant. Our cake was two tears of red velvet with butter cream. Our wedding favors were little french macaroons. Each box had a pistachio and strawberry. (Um, pretty sure I ate about three other peoples boxes). One of the best parts was during dinner a few of the shy little nieces came to my table to “give me my wedding present”. In unison they sang 2 lines of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi then ran away. It was just so funny and random.”

Huge thanks to Amber & Mike for sharing their amazing day with us…now where can I pick up a pair on those shoes?!

I also knew I recognised Amber – turns out she was the bridesmaid at her sister’s (just as bad ass/Rock n Roll) New York wedding that I posted last year – check it out!

Photography Credit: Jana Porter
Reception, Flowers & Ceremony Photography: Grandlakeside Garden, Las Vegas, NV
Cake: Retro Bakery
Bride’s Dress: Oleg Cassini bought from Craigslist
Bride’s Veil: DIY
Necklace: Vintage (Heirloom)
Shoes: Patricia Field NY
Make up: DIY – All MAC cosmetics (#2 lashes and Melrose Mood lipstick)
Groom’s Outfit: All H&M
Maid of Honour’s Dress: Betsey Johnson
Maid of Honour’s Shoes: Prada
Bridesmaids Dresses & Accessories: Forever 21