When Laurel and Tyler booked the studio for their wedding, they had a full year to plan. They were set to marry in Orange County, until they both decided to change venues altogether… to Las Vegas! We all have this notion of what Las Vegas weddings normally look like, but this wedding has none of that. It was beautifully put together by Laurel herself and her family and friends. This elegant wedding was adorned with plum colored settings, succulents, and peacock feathers. The bride’s bouquet included heirlooms and vintage pins from her grandmother, as well as pieces of her mother’s original lace wedding gown. What made this unforgettable wedding even more amazing is the fact that they put it all together from their home in Arizona. I am so honored to say that of all the vendors included in the big day, I was the only one they flew in from California. This fun group treated me like family, even included me in their Rehearsal Dinner as a guest! I seriously love this family to bits!

The ceremony was held at the same chapel Laurel’s grandparents married many decades ago. Unfortunately, no outside photographer was allowed in, so I respectfully sat and joined the guests.

Laurel had me stay all throughout their reception and I couldn’t be happier! The dance floor is one of my favorite parts of the day, and I had a blast getting down with Ronnie, the mother of the bride. It’s very common for wedding photographers to squat low to get amazing dance shots, but this one had me laying on the floor. Seriously, I’m just happy no one stepped on my face and I flew back in one piece :)

Even if being in Las Vegas during the Fourth of July weekend is like being roasted alive in 120 degree weather, this experience has been one of the coolest ones ever! Thank you, Laurel and Tyler for making me a part of your journey!

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THE TEAM:
Photography by: Wai Reyes • Ceremony: Little Church of the West • Reception: Maggiano’s Las Vegas • Bridal Gowns: Alfred Angelo Disney Collection & Adrianna Papell • Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Alfred Angelo Modern Vintage Collection • Mother of the Bride’s Gown: Adrianna Papell • Groom’s Tux: Calvin Klein from Men’s Warehouse • Father of the Bride & Groom Tuxedos: Vera Wang from Men’s Warehouse • Shoes: BellaBelle Shoes “Bliss” • Makeup: MAC Cosmetics Forum Shops • Hair: Timarie Brown • Flowers: The Palette • Catering : Maggiano’s Las Vegas • Cake : Freeds Bakery • DJ: All Night Long • Balloons: Balloon Lady of Las Vegas