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Vintage Las Vegas Elopement Meets Vietnamese Tradition

Meeting 20 minutes after ringing in the new year in 2013, Toan and Sewa decided to elope to Vegas to celebrate with a fusion of Vietnamese and American style. They took elements of traditional Vietnamese and American wedding ideas but made them work for them. “Eloping meant we got to do it our way, without the pressure of what guests may think”, the bride said.

Toan was keen to honour her roots, as well as embrace an American wedding, meaning she got two dresses to celebrate in. She explained, “One thing that was important to me was wearing a traditional red Ao Dai for my wedding. Wearing red is auspicious in my culture and we wanted to make sure our day was good vibes only. Vegas provided us a perfect venue for that. We also included the red element in our florals and instead of a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony before the ceremony, we opted for an intimate champagne toast which is typically a western concept.”

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Polished Punk Meets Retro Kitsch Vegas Elopement

If you’re not aiming for a day full of fun when you plan a Las Vegas elopement, you’re not doing it right! Jeff and Nikki put the emphasis firmly on having a good time, tossing convention aside and customising every part of their day to celebrate their quirky passions. With Elvis officiating at the Graceland Chapel ceremony, the couple crafted a wedding day that was fun, low maintenance and completely on-brand for them!

Jeff and Nikki managed to keep the whole thing secret from friends and family back home, which sounded fun at first, however Nikki explained, “At first, an elopement sounded ideal: to whisk ourselves away from our everyday lives and have a fun weekend getaway, returning to shock our family and friends with our surprise wedding. However, as the time got closer, I started feeling guilty for hiding such an exciting event from my close circle because I was so thrilled, it was hard to contain my excitement.” But a secret elopement gives a certain feeling of freedom, as she added, “We loved not having to worry about traditional expectations or coordinate for anyone other than ourselves and our two witnesses.”

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Vegas or Bust: a COVID Elopement with a Vintage Sequin Jumpsuit

Emily and Casey decided just 5 days before heading to Las Vegas that they were going to tie the knot! “We had originally planned a much larger celebration with friends in Mexico,” the bride told us, “but that got postponed and we didn’t want to wait to get married. We’ll still have the big party next year, but I’m so glad we did what we did.”

They hired Gaby J Photography to document the occasion, and as a wedding photographer herself, Emily was particularly enamoured that Gaby only shot on film. “It really made every photograph so much more special to us.”

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Pink Dream Las Vegas Elopement with a Mirrored Wedding Dress

Mady and Frankie met while Mady was going for a job interview a little over 6 years ago. “I happened to notice a really cute guy making smoothies at the bar of the interview,” she told us. “Later that afternoon I got offered two two almost identical job roles – of course I took the one with the cute guy, and he’s now my husband!”

They initially had a bigger Las Vegas wedding planned pre COVID-19 with a budget of $20,000, but for their elopement they ended up spending around $5,000. This included everything from photographer, outfits, accommodation, right down to fuel for the car.

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Sunset, Desert, Vegas Elopement with a Statement Black Crown

Emmanuelle and Terence had originally planned to get married at her parents house in Canada. With the global pandemic, it was impossible to have their families reunited and keep all their guests safe, so they decided to push back the family and friends wedding and elope. After three-years long distance, the couple decided that they couldn’t wait any longer to get married and live together. They now reside in Delaware with Emmanuelle’s son, their pet cat and newly adopted puppy. The most important thing for them was being together as a family. 

Inspired by the wonderful red and cream colours, they chose Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas for their July elopement. Being long distance, the couple employed Cactus Collective Weddings to handle the whole thing, from photography to planning, location scouting to florals. 

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Stylish Family-Focused Vegas Wedding with a Magical Desert Backdrop

Sarah and Dave fell in love with the desert when Sarah lived in Arizona acting as her younger brother’s caregiver as he recovered from a heart transplant. It was a difficult time, but the beauty of the desert had a real impact on them. When Sarah returned to New York, the couple started looking into weddings in the Southwest, and planned their wedding for exactly one year later; there was no better place to celebrate their love for one another and their families. 

When it came to planning, they improvised most of it and chose elements that felt really special to them. They didn’t have a budget, instead keeping everything reasonable and making decisions that felt right for them along the way. They wrote their own vows, chose vendors whose aesthetics they loved and kept their guest list very small to give themselves a day that felt so very them.

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