simple intimate desert destination wedding | las vegas wedding photography

gabi + michele

desert ceremony location: Red Spring in Red Rock, NV | officiant: Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions | props: Michaels | DIY rustic wedding cake topper made by the bride | rustic naked wedding cake recipe made by the bride

From the bride:

“ON FEBRUARY 3RD 2015, MY HUSBAND MADE ME THE HAPPIEST GIRL ON THE PLANET WHEN WE TIED THE KNOT AND SAID I DO! I COULDN’T HAVE ASKED FOR A MORE MAGICAL DAY. WE BOTH WANTED A STRESS FREE AND SIMPLE OUTDOOR WEDDING. WE HAD AN OUTDOOR WEDDING WITH UNDER 30 GUESTS, SWEET AND SIMPLE. WE MET IN LAS VEGAS WHERE MY HUSBAND GREW UP, SO WE DECIDED TO GET MARRIED AT A SPECIAL PLACE THAT WE VISITED A LOT WHEN WE LIVED THERE…RED ROCK CANYON. WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE THE BEAUTY OF THIS PLACE. THE RED ROCKS ARE LIKE NOTHING YOU’VE SEEN BEFORE, TRULY MAGICAL. IN ROMANIA WHEN SOMEONE GETS MARRIED YOU TELL THEM ‘CASA DE PIATRA’, WHICH LITERALLY MEANS HOUSE OF ROCK. YOU SAY THIS TO WISH THEM A MARRIAGE BUILT ON A SOLID FOUNDATION. I MEAN CAN THIS BE A MORE FITTING PLACE TO GET MARRIED!? WE WERE SURROUNDED BY ENORMOUS RED ROCKS! I SAY WE STARTED OUR MARRIAGE ON A FOUNDATION BUILT OF THE STURDIEST ROCK OUT THERE!
 I SURPRISED MY HUSBAND WITH A MINI RUSTIC NAKED WEDDING CAKE AND TOPPER THAT WAS JUST FOR THE TWO OF US TO ENJOY, BUT I DIDN’T WANT TO LEAVE OUR GUESTS OUT. I FIGURED WHAT BETTER WAY THAN WITH MINI MASON JAR CAKES! I USED THE SAME BUTTER CAKE RECIPE BUT I MADE CUPCAKES INSTEAD AND MADE HALF THE FROSTING WITH PINK VANILLA BUTTERCREAM AND HALF WITH CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM, SO THAT GUESTS WOULD HAVE A CHOICE. NOT ONLY COULD THEY ENJOY DELICIOUS CAKE, THEY HAD A LITTLE MASON JAR TO TAKE HOME! WE HAD A VINTAGE AND RUSTIC THEME SO I ADORNED THE MINI MASON JARS WITH TWINE, A HANDMADE MONOGRAMMED TAG, AND A MINI WOODEN SPOON. I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS ONE OF MOST REWARDING DIY PROJECTS I’VE EVER WORKED ON. OUR GUESTS FELL IN LOVE! “

vintage vegas downtown elopement photography

Breanne + Michael

ceremony location: El Cid | officiant: Flora Pop | florist: Flora Pop | photo locations: downtown Las Vegas Fremont Street

FEATURED ON GREEN WEDDING SHOES!!!

indie elvis elopement | the little vegas chapel | neon museum

Karey + Ben

With a little bit of lady luck and a lot of unlimited love, with only two weeks notice and some help from Elvis, Karey’s & Ben’s (both from the UK) immediate families joined this unbeatable pair for their unforgettable Las Vegas elopement.

ceremony location: my favorite wedding chapel in Las Vegas, The Little Vegas Chapel | other photo locations: Neon Museum, downtown Las Vegas, & vintage motels | Dress: Theia | Shoes: Steve Madden | Garter: Lillian Rose | Hair: cut and color 2 days prior in London by Debbie Woods at Salon Saco  | Tiara: bought in a vintage store in Budapest, Hungary | Groom’s tie (martinis & cigars): Vineyard Vines | Groom’s shoes: FRYE | Groom’s suit: Indochino
More photos featured on Rock n Roll Bride! & on Karey’s blog.

fun vintage desert elopement photography | downtown vegas elopement photographer

Fran + Matt

Officiant & Florist: Flora Pop | donuts: O Face Doughnuts | downtown las vegas photo location: North Gallery at Neon Museum

desert boho destination wedding | valley of fire southern nevada

Ashley + BJ… the sweetest couple.

Imagine having your desert boho inspired destination wedding held in Valley of Fire? The sunset was so magical, and the view was spectacular!

ceremony & reception location: Valley of Fire | prop stylist: Nostalgia Resources | officiant: Peachy Keen Unions | makeup: Celina Rodriguez | hair: Amy Lara at Square Salon | lavender bouquet: Opal Floral | boho wedding dress: Free People | jade boho crown: handmade by Ashley’s sister

Ashley’s sweet proposal story… “On my the morning of my 28th birthday he had me open a gift. It was a pair of Nikes that I absolutely did not like. He knows how much I cant stand pink, so he boxed up a pair of hot pink gym shoes for me to open. I did my best in playing off the disappointment by training the shoes on. I couldn’t get my right foot inside the shoe because something what stuck inside of it. BJ kneeled down to help me remove the shoe and it turns out he had placed a ring box inside of it. At that point he opened the box, and proposed to me on one knee. I was elated and obviously, said yes. That day I got to show off my beautiful engagement ring at Nahlia’s birthday party and celebrate with all of our family and friends.” le sigh!

ALSO!!! This destination wedding was published in print in Trendy Bride Magazine! You could download on their site or pick up a copy at Barnes & Noble!!

vintage las vegas elopement photography

Alex + Matt

photo locations: Eldorado Dry Lake Beds, Las Vegas Sign, DTLV | ceremony location: Neon Museum | tansy wedding bouquet: I Do Wedding Flowers | hair + makeup: Your Beauty Call | balloons: Mister Balloon | custom retro bridal dress: Hoax Couture | bridal shoes: Seychelles | custom groom’s attire: Milan Tailors | groom’s shoes: Stacy Adams | oh happy day sign: Liddabits Design Shop | omg sign: Brandy Melville | blankets: Home Sense | confetti: Pipsqueak & Bean | indie wedding announcements: Peter Loves Jane

las vegas rustic backyard wedding

sarah + heath

location: las vegas ranch estate | wedding planner: Faithfully Yours Events | dj: All American DJ | catering: Poppa Naps | videographer: Tennille Olsen and Will Thomas Cinematography

sunrise nevada desert boudoir session

southern nevada desert wedding ceremony

Morgan + Michael’s las vegas destination elopement

elopement ceremony location: Dry Lake beds | officiant: Peachy Keen Unions | scanned & developed by: Little Film Lab

Flora Pop’s Pop Up Wedding Chapel Trailer in Las Vegas

I recently got to team up with Flora Pop’s new Pop Up Wedding Chapel & Silver Trailer (airstream rentals in Las Vegas and California) for an editorial shoot out in Nevada’s desert & around DTLV. The florist turned officiant has a great concept for small intimate weddings/elopements around the Las Vegas valley and southern California. She brings her cute vintage teardrop trailer meets mobile vegas wedding chapel to any location to add as a fun alter prop and marries you right there on the spot!

pop up wedding chapel: Flora Pop | airstream rentals: Silver Trailer | florist: Flora Pop | short white dress: Anthropologie | hair: Candace Campbell | location: Little Vegas Chapel + dry lake beds | film scanned +  developed by: Little Film Lab

These photos were also published in Las Vegas’s Rated Magazine and featured in Little Vegas Wedding!

A little bit more behind Flora Pop’s Pop Up Wedding Chapel…

What is a pop-up wedding?

Not interested in spending a fortune on a wedding or going about it in a traditional way? If you answered ‘yes’ to this question, then a pop-up wedding might be for you!
Getting married in Las Vegas is the quintessential elopement & we’re here to make sure that you experience a one-of-a-kind ceremony that is true to you & your style!
Saying ‘I do’ in front of a glowing sunset in, for example, Valley of Fire National Park has never been easier! With countless ceremony sites, you can literally get married anywhere we can pull “The Teardrop” up to or into.
 Is there room for guests?
 
The nature of these ceremonies is precise & to-the-point, it’s all about love anyway, right!? So keeping witnesses to a minimum is preferred. Legally you need one witness to get married in Las Vegas, other than your officiant, Victoria Hogan.
What’s included in a wedding? 
 
In one hours time you’ll get:
Married by a legal officiant, Victoria Hogan.
Transportation to & from site (for under 4 people.)
Amazing backdrops based on your choosing, the possibilities are only limited by your imagination. We also have some recommendations for spots that we adore, if you’re having a hard time deciding.
Wedding planning help & lots of advice on making your day special!
Photographer recommendations, we love Gaby Jeter! She only shoots film & compliments our vintage aesthetic perfectly! http://gabyjphotography.com/
For more elaborate ceremonies we pull out all the bells & whistles with flowers (by me), cake, champagne, rings & photography! Did you know there’s a full-size bed included in the cabin of the Teardrop? For the adventurous couple, it can become your honeymoon destination as well! Please include interest when emailing for pricing.
Cost
 
Basic packages start at $350 but please email for pricing & availability.
Notice
 
The sooner we know your date, the better, but it’s Vegas Baby! We can do same day ceremonies with ease, granted we’re not already booked! Here’s a link to requirements in Clark County & paperwork that you’ll need prior to the ceremony. http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/depts/clerk/services/pages/marriagelicenses.aspx
Who’s behind it all?
 
Victoria Hogan has been working in creative fields for over a decade & (no pun intended) married all of her expertise to create pop-up elopements. Growing up on a farm, obtaining a Master of Fine Arts degree & being present in the floral design world utilizes everything needed to make a truly unique wedding ceremony.  After a lot of thought & creative deliberation creating pop-up elopements became a way to set herself apart in the saturated wedding world that is Las Vegas. Victoria built the Teardrop chapel by hand & spent many months perfecting it’s aesthetic. You won’t find another one like it!
Teardrop
Our mobile wedding chapel! The Teardrop is modeled after a 1950′s Kenskill trailer. Building it took about 4 months & we’re thrilled with the end product! Check out photos for details.

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