Here is a little info and images about our wedding, we would like to thank all the suppliers involved – their hard work and dedication made our wedding a truly fantastic event!
After a surprise proposal on the beach in Jamaica we started to plan our wedding. We wanted to combine our wedding and honeymoon and go for a quirky alternative when we decided to tie the knot. We decided that a Californian fly drive was the ideal honeymoon for us, lots of sight-seeing, beaches and culture. Then we started to look for wedding venues around that area, and the City of Las Vegas was just too tempting! For a long time we had wanted to visit the Sin City and this opportunity was too good to resist!
After lots of researching on the Internet and reading reviews, we choose the Forever Grand Wedding Chapel at the MGM Grand Hotel. We were drawn to this chapel due to the old style 1950’s glamorous feel to it, we wanted to experience the Rat Pack era of Las Vegas – stars like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Marilyn Monroe and Ava Gardener graced the famous Las Vegas strip.
Now the venue was booked the next thing on the agenda was the dress! Due to the hot climate I decided to go for a simple dress, thanks to the staff at Hoops-a-Daisy I choose a beautiful Amanda Wyatt gown called Bermuda. This Grecian style dress was beautiful designed, with an gorgeous band of sparkles and pearls around the waist band. The dress had a huge train and the chiffon material hung beautifully. I then met Debbie from DC Bouquets at a wedding fayre and was instantly in love with her hair accessorize – after meeting with Debbie she sourced a me a beautiful vintage brooch and added feathers, pearls and sparkles to make me the most stunning hair piece – I have had so many lovely comments on Debbie stunning work! We also got a number of our items for Next, for example my wedding shoes, clutch purse and Vincent’s suit all came from there.
So we got married on Friday 9th July 2010 at the Forever Grand Wedding Chapel, we had two reading in our ceremony by two close friends. The readings were Soulmates and Recipe for Love. We would like to say a big thanks to all those who came to Las Vegas, 19 of our close friends and family came to see us get married. Another big thanks goes out to our best man, bridesmaids and flower girl for being in our wedding party! After our wedding ceremony we want to Casa Di Amore – a beautiful old style Italian restaurant just off the Las Vegas strip – the food and service here was amazing! We also had a live singer, this singer whisked you back to the era of the 1950's singing all the old Rat Pack songs (George Bugatti). Again we wanted to thank the staff here for their communication on the lead up to the wedding! We had a wedding cake from the bakery Retro Bakery – this delicious chocolate cake was decorated in orange and ivory – the colours of our wedding!
Wedding Daze specialise in planning Las Vegas and Californian weddings, if you are thinking of getting married abroad and need guidance, please find more information on our USA wedding planning here.
Watch our for part 2 of our wedding on the Wedding Daze blog - the UK wedding reception.