Tag Archives: Las Vegas

Documentary Inspired Las Vegas Elopement

There’s something about a Las Vegas wedding that I just can’t get enough of, and Tamara and Chris’ November wedding is no different. With a budget of £7500 they flew to Sin City from he UK and had the Rock n Roll elopement of their dreams.

They had their ceremony in the chapel at The Wynn. “Our wedding was an elopement done our way”, began the bride. “We wanted to make it all about us, travelling and seeing new places together and making amazing memories. The inspiration for our wedding was our photographer’s documentary style photography.”

The bride tried on lots of dresses, but it was only after she asked for Chris’ advice that she was finally able to find the dress of her dreams. “One of the most unique things about our wedding was that Chris chose my dress! I went to six different wedding dress shops on my own and with friends and did not go get that ‘wow’ from any of them other than the one I put a reserve on. The day before I was due to go back and pay for the rest of the dress and collect it, Chris was in the bath and I sat next to him on the floor and showed him all the photos of myself in all the different dresses I had tried on. The ones I thought he would like, he hated, and the ones I thought he would hate he loved! He said he really disliked the dress I had actually reserved so I decided to cancel it.”

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Vegas-Inspired Wedding with Snazzy Suits, Sequins & All the Confetti!

Gemma’s ‘Suits and Sequins’ summary of her wedding to Guy is very apt, as in true Sinatra style they did things their way. Their Peckham wedding, shot by megababe Devlin Photos, was emotional and incredible from start to finish, from that sparkly green wedding dress (swoon) to the ‘Silly Old Beans’ sign they were married under, and the story behind their couples’ amazing portraits…

“There wasn’t a straight up inspiration for the wedding,” explains Gemma, who works in events as a day job. “With any event I plan I can find that really restrictive, and the beauty of a wedding is that you don’t have to have those boundaries. It can just be about you two, even if nobody else ‘gets it’. Having said that, we did ask everyone to dress in suits and sequins, and it was amazing how everyone turned up – the best dressed bunch of wonderful people.”

Speaking of sequins, Gemma looked every inch the glittery goddess in a spangly green number. “My dress was made by my bridesmaid, Nadia. I found the whole focus on what I was wearing quite overwhelming – it seemed to be everyone’s first question! Even though I left making it until a few weeks before the wedding, we had been searching for the perfect fabric for a few months. I wanted the perfect deep green so I felt like a Supreme. The dress shape was taken from a £12 New Look dress I loved the shape of on myself, which we then adapted.”

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Dry Lake Bed Elopement with the Bride in Pink

If you look up Rock n Roll in the encyclopaedia of life, you might just find a picture of this couple and their wedding. Eloping to Las Vegas from Australia, and donning a bubblegum pink dress and a sharp suit, Amie and Ben said their ‘I dos’ on a dry lake bed, before eating at a burger joint and finally heading off to get tattoos. Romantic, sexy and effortlessly cool, or what?

The couple described the theme of their day as “Fun, colourful, retro and little Rock n Roll” with the inspiration for the styling coming from Pinterest, Instagram and a few things they’d been inspired by over the past few years. “We picked things that we thought would be fun, a little bit kooky and would make for some fun photos!” they explained.

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Fun-Filled Rooftop Elopement at Sunset

I am yet to see a Las Vegas elopement I didn’t like, which is probably why we publish so many of them on Rock n Roll Bride! There’s just something about those of you that choose to get hitched in Sin City that makes everything so extra cool.

Sammy and Craig’s wedding was absolutely awesome. Super casual, super fun and just for them. Their ceremony was held on the rooftop of the El Cortez hotel car park and was organised an lead by Victoria at Flora Pop. “We married at sunset on a rooftop with panoramic views of Las Vegas in all its glory – one side, the strip; the other, the desert. It was so magical. Our celebrant, Victoria, delivered a beautiful and intimate blessing, which was perfect for us. We wrote our own vows, which were both emotional and comical. Once we’d said our ‘I Do’s’, we had our first dance to ‘our song’, re-recorded by one of our very talented friends. We then cracked open the bubbly and started on a pub crawl of downtown Vegas.”

“Victoria also created a gorgeous cacti altar for us, which served as the perfect addition to the urban rooftop. The other must-have prop was the retro confetti by Confetti Wishes Store – I just love the way it falls!”

They wanted to feel like themselves on their wedding day, and nowhere else was this more important than in the clothes they wore. “As someone who never wears white, I thought I would make an exception for the big day”, Sammy explained. “I didn’t want to go down the traditional route and also didn’t want to spend too much money, so I ventured online. I knew I wanted a tutu – I just love the way they feel when you move – and I found a great designer on Etsy called Wardrobe By Dulcinea who handmade my skirt to my exact specifications. The top was an eBay find, the heels were by quirky shoe designer Lola Ramona, necklace and earrings by Tatty Devine, and the bumbag was a personal creation!”

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Las Vegas Desert Elopement & a Bride with Two Dresses!

After being in a relationship for five years (three and a half of which were long distance!) Haylea and Justin bought their first house together in November 2016. The day they closed the sale Justin proposed in the empty dining room of their new home. They wanted their wedding to be non-traditional, like their relationship, so they decided to elope and were inspired by old school Vegas vibes.

“Being in a long distance relationship for over half of our time together is definitely far from an original start between two lovers,” began Haylea, “so, of course, why would our wedding plans be any different? Hence we eloped! We drove across the country just to get married in the world famous Sin City where I needed two dresses because I couldn’t commit to just one! We then went to Disneyland and Palm Springs as our honeymoon right afterwards!”

Their ceremony had a picturesque backdrop of desert, mountains and Joshua trees. “It was intimate and lovely… Other than the fact that it was freezing! We exchanged traditional vows and had Holly (our awesome officiant) to read a letter my parents had written to, essentially, give me away. It was perfect, intimate, and just what we wanted.”

“I had to do a dress swap from my red dress to my white one”, she continued. “Thank goodness I had such cool people making our day happen because our officiant and photographer held up a makeshift room so I could change into my other dress! I’m sure some of the people that drove by still got a peepshow it was pretty windy that day but oh well!”

Their favourite part of the wedding day was randomly ending their night at Frankie’s Tiki Room with their videographers. “That’s what is so fun about an elopement; we got to meet and hang out with such awesome people. We brought in the New Year and our wedding with some awesome drinks and awesome people! We all enjoyed our huge donuts and fun tiki drinks! And talked for what seemed like forever!”

Their biggest expense was the videography, “We didn’t want to skimp and after Mike from Pure Light called me and was so personal, it sealed the deal for us. We knew they were perfect for the job! We knew that they would capture us just how we are so our family would feel like they didn’t miss out on a thing!”

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Sparkly Shotgun Wedding in Las Vegas

Sarah and Mark met when they were sat next to each other on a flight to Sydney (they joke it was love at first flight!) They wanted to get married in the most fun and carefree way they could think of, so decided to go to Las Vegas!

“We are lovers of all things non-traditional,” explained Sarah, “so the idea of getting married in a way that was going to the most fun and carefree way available was our inspiration; it was basically to have a cool story to tell our kids. Our wedding was fun, fast and all things Vegas!”

They had chosen to have a shotgun wedding at A Little White Chapel, but the start was not quite what they expected, “Shortly after arriving at the chapel it actually went into lock down with Elvis on security duties! The chapel had become overrun with a massive family wanting a wedding right then and there. No one was really in control of the situation and in hindsight it’s actually really funny but at the time we were pretty confused!”

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