You would never guess that this beautiful handmade wedding from Meg Ruth Photo is in Las Vegas. This stylish couple brought a lot of heart, love, and a touch of rustic to their spring wedding. I love how they really embraced their color palette and had blue details throughout the wedding, from the signature drink to the flip flops for dancing.
We wanted to go with a classic palette of navy, silver, and ivory. These colors really speak to who we are and allowed Atashia to really stand out, as she looked absolutely stunning. We have an eclectic style so we tried to represent that with wood accents, old picture frames with photos of our journey together, and Einstein string lights over the dance floor.
Atashia held both her grandmother’s handkerchief and Clayton’s mother’s handkerchief wrapped around the base of her bouquet. Fastening the two handkerchiefs together was a beautiful and cherished brooch pin that Atashia’s step mother lent her.
We chose St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church because it is a beautiful church and we regularly attend church there on Sundays. We chose the Revere Golf Club because we wanted to celebrate somewhere that didn’t appear to be in Las Vegas. It’s very green, as you’d imagine, and in somewhat of a raised valley that secludes you from the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip.
Some of the most incredible highlights were: watching Atashia come come through the doors of our church looking breathtaking; kneeling next to her at the altar of our church; saying ‘I do’ to one another; drinking a glass of champagne together in the limo; eating out first meal together as a married couple, which was Wendy’s haha (too much time between the ceremony and reception led to severe hunger pangs).
There were many handmade details in our wedding. Tami, Atashia’s step mother, put in a lot of work into making our wedding special. She gather hundreds of candles to utilize throughout the night. She created each table setting, which had a multitude of clear and frosty blue Mason jars, some full with bouquets of Baby’s Breath, floating candles, and decorative stone. The tables also had burlap runners, a variety of wood logs, and Baby’s breath strewn all over the table. We also made a photo booth utilizing some found and passed down Polaroid cameras, in which we had our guests take a photo of themselves and write a note on the back to serve as our guest book.
It was extremely important to us to make it feel like us. We’ve been together since we were 15 and 16 years old and have truly grown together. We wanted our wedding to represent us in all aspects. I really think our love shone brightly that night and that was super important to us.
Photography | Meg Ruth Photo | Ceremony | St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church | Venue & Catering | Revere Golf Club | Florist | Springtime Floral | Cake | Cravin’ Cakes Bakery | Videography | Darren Miller | Gown | Vera Wang from Couture Bride Las Vegas | Bridesmaid Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids & Angelo Alfredo | Groomswear | Zara | Hair | Sherry Alvord | Makeup | Whitney Bansin | Entertainment | Knight Sounds Entertainment
I am so excited to share this breath-taking sunset engagement session captured by Catalina Jean Photography. The Pacific Northwest is known for it’s scenic locations and Rowena Crest in Oregon does not disappoint. With fields of wildflowers and dramatic cliffs, it doesn’t get much better. Beyond the stunning views, this couple is so beautiful and in love. Their styling is perfection, coordinating with nature’s colors, yet standing out.
I love berry tones and a berry themed wedding is so perfect for summer. From the colors to jam favors to a berry filled cake, this wedding from Katie Slater is completely filled with sweet fruits.
I really wanted our wedding to have a dreamy elegance to it, a classy and romantic atmosphere that felt intimate and cozy. The venue we chose was the one and only we saw in person: an hour north of the city in the heart of the Hudson Valley, the Highlands Country Club had everything we were looking for and more. A gorgeous ballroom, hardwood floors, large windows to let in natural light, outdoor space, even a solarium. It was a no-brainer.
The color and theme inspiration came from my love of summer berries. Even though we planned a May wedding, I threw the magazine-recommended Spring palates out the window, and chose deep, rich berry tones offset by light pinks. The cake had a berry compote filling with decorative berries on top, the favors were jams flown in from Washington State, our stationery had a berry motif. The guys and girls were all in different shades of pinks, purples, burgundies, and navies.
The most important detail to me was the photography. We’d decided that we weren’t going to splurge on a videographer, so finding the right person to immortalize our day was a high priority. I was looking for a very specific aesthetic – a romantic, ethereal, almost muted look – when I found Katie, and fell in love with her visual storytelling. And I’m so glad I did! My husband and I are elated at the final results!
I have a serious sweet tooth, so the cake and dessert were of high import, as well. I hated the idea of a flavorless, fondant-heavy, monstrosity for a cake covered in sugar flowers. It needed to taste like actual cake, and look light and beautiful. The final result? A naked cake with lemon-zest vanilla layers, filled with a berry compote and mascarpone whipped cream. Our wedding cake was a present from Tatum’s childhood friend and professional baker, Abby Taylor. Abby flew in from Seattle with cake pans, baked the cake at a friend’s house, and transported it to the venue. It was the most delicious, mouth-watering, gorgeous cake I could have ever dreamed of.
It was especially important to us that our guests had a great time, so we put a lot of effort into making sure the details and logistics were well thought out, that the food was great, and that the music selection was super fun.
Photography | Katie Slater Photography | Venue | Highlands Country Club | Florist | Quinn Florist | Cake | Hot Buns Bakery | Invitation | Samantha Merley Designs | Macarons | Macaron Cafe | Favors | Johnson Berry Farms | DJ | DJ Matty, Jarrell Entertainment | Dress | San Patrick from The White Gown | Jewelry | Anais Jewelry | Hair & Makeup | Margie Bresciani | Suit | MySuit | Transportation | A Hudson Valley Limo and West Point Tours | Officiant | Wondrance Weddings