Sushi Roku Scottsdale | Sexy Special Event Space

Destination Wedding Planner and Reverie Retreat Mentor Andrea Eppolito introduces you to Sushi Roku Scottsdale.  

Located in the lively W Scottsdale Hotel, Sushi Roku offers superlative traditional sushi with a splash of California innovation, incorporating nontraditional ingredients such as jalapenos from Latin America, French black truffles, and Italian cheeses.  It is beloved by the local press (“Top 10 Best Sushi” – AZ Central,  “Top 10 Asian Restaurants” – Arizona Republic,  “Best Sushi in Phoenix” – Arizona Foothills Magazine) and a favorite among the local socialites. 

Sushi Roku Scottsdale | Sexy Special Event Space

We Are Celebrating Our 5 Year Anniversary!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito celebrates her 5 year anniversary by introducing new services and announcing plans for the next 5 years.  Destination Wedding Planner offering services throughout the world, corproate event designer, social event planning, and proposal planning are all now offered under one umbrella.

We Are Celebrating Our 5 Year Anniversary!

Wedding Industry Experts Award Winner!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is awarded Most Popular Wedding Planner in Nevada by the Wedding Industry Expert Awards.

 

Wedding Industry Experts Award Winner!

Featured on Wedluxe | Sammy and Ian at The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is proud to have a real wedding feature on Wedluxe.com; the premiere magazine showcasing true love and true luxury.  

WedLuxe celebrates the design and style elements of luxury weddings within Canada, USA and beyond. Launched in 2006, WedLuxe has since become an irreplaceable guide for stylish brides along with influencers in the luxury wedding industry. The brand has expanded beyond print to include a sought-after daily blog, a coveted directory of Canada’s top wedding professionals, and the acclaimed annual WedLuxe Wedding Show.

Featured on Wedluxe  |  Sammy and Ian at The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

The Wedding Anniversary of Hayley + Bryan

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito looks back at the wedding of Hayley and Bryan Heard on their second wedding anniversary.  Real Wedding Photos and a Video Highlight reel are included.

The Wedding Anniversary of Hayley + Bryan

A Wedding At Green Valley Ranch - The Showcase

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito showcases Green Valley Ranch, a beautiful off-strip property that specializes in weddings and special events.

Photos by Steven Joseph Photography.  Decor by DBD Vegas, By Dzign, and Flora Couture.

A Wedding At Green Valley Ranch - The Showcase

NSFW | Vintage Vegas Wedding for Two Grooms at The Westgate

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito presents the NSFW wedding video featuring Chris and Brain, a handful of exotic dancers (strippers), cotton candy, Benihana, and a villa Elvis once lived in. Talk about a Vintage Vegas wedding for two grooms that got out of control! Did I mention McDonalds?

NSFW  | Vintage Vegas Wedding for Two Grooms at The Westgate

Introducing Keshimar - Natural Stone Art for Newlyweds

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito introduces Keshimar Natural Stone art products. 

Just last week I received the coolest - literally, cool! - gift in the mail; the petal wine and champagne chiller from Keshimar.  Originating in Italy, Keshimar is a line that uses natural marble and precious stones to hand craft unique pieces that you can use and love in your home.  As beautiful as they are useful, each item stands alone as a piece of unique art when not in use; they are the types of pieces you won't hide in a cabinet.

Introducing Keshimar - Natural Stone Art for Newlyweds

An Outdoor Wedding at Crimson in the Red Rock Hotel | Fletcher and Greg

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares the wedding of same-sex couple Fletcher and Greg. This wedding featuring two grooms was held at Red Rock Casino, with decor by DBD Vegas, photos by Altf, and video by Something New.  

Featured Gay Wedding.

An Outdoor Wedding at Crimson in the Red Rock Hotel  |  Fletcher and Greg

A Wedding in the Nobu Villas | Cynthia & Patrick

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito presents Cynthia Stern and Ptrick Lynch.  

Wedding in the Nobu Villa  |  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito   |  Photography by Adam Frazier  |  Videography by Pure Light Creative  |  Floral and Decor by Destinations by Design  |  Lighting by LED Unplugged  |  Music by DJ Mike Fox

A Wedding in the Nobu Villas  |  Cynthia & Patrick

Lisa and Scott Anderson | Engagement Photos by AltF Photography

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  | Images by AltF Photography.  © 2016

 

Please allow me to introduce Lisa Anderson and Scott Anderson; a couple so in sync they shared a last name even before meeting!

To hear Scott talk about the day he met Lisa makes you believe in fairytales:

"I literally experienced love at first site," says Scott.  "It was that life changing moment that I spent my life thinking I missed by just a second.  I even thought that maybe it just wasn't meant for me, and then all of a sudden, there she was..."

Lisa and Scott Anderson | Engagement Photos by AltF Photography

Vintage Vegas Wedding at The Westgate | Brian and Chris

The Vintage Vegas Wedding of Brian Sauls and Chris Mancini.

"Hi there. My partner and I planning a wedding in Las Vegas for jan 23 2016. We already have chosen our venue - the Verona suite at Westgate but need help with everything else. We are very low key but want an elegant, tacky, shabby chic experience for about 100-150 ppl. Need to find someone asap. Thanks. Chris"

I called them immediately, and the first thing out of Chris' mouth was , "Oh, hey, I was just going to send you another email....I forgot to mention, we want strippers, too."

Vintage Vegas Wedding at The Westgate | Brian and Chris

10 Tips and Tricks to Help Manage Your Guest List

10 Tips for Managing Your Guest List from Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

One of the most stressful parts of wedding planning is writing the guest list.  You would think it would easy; simply invite the people who matter most to you.  Unfortunately, however, guest management is never that simple.  Family trees, friendships old and new, coworkers, colleagues, space, and finances will all impact your final list of invitees.  Determining whom to include in your wedding festivities is hard and cam impact your relationships for years to come.

10 Tips and Tricks to Help Manage Your Guest List

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Blog Has Been Redesigned

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito presents a Real Wedding Feature on the Grace Ormonde Wedding Blog.  Images by AltF Photography.  All Rights Reserved.

This is the kind of "Flashback Friday" that I can get behind!

Recently the style mavens and editors at Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine have redesigned their blog to appear more editorial; to show more like a magazine.  Just this morning, I was notified that my own personal wedding was taken from the Archives and redesigned as well.  The story and photos were updated, and the piece has never looked better!

Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Blog Has Been Redesigned

Is Instagram the new Blog? Is Pinterest dead? A Look at the Top 5 Social Media Networks for Engaged Couples

Recently, I participated in teaching a webinar on how to grow your Instagram account while also branding it for your business.  They say that you learn more when you teach, and in talking to other wedding professionals I learned that, overwhelmingly, they feel that Instagram is the most powerful and important social media tool and communication vehicle they have.  

But why? Does it even matter? And if we are all spending on time on Instagram, is anyone out there still on Pinterest? Are people tweeting?  What about Facebook, and blogs?  Is anyone even reading this at all?

Is Instagram the new Blog?  Is Pinterest dead? A Look at the Top 5 Social Media Networks for Engaged Couples

The 25 Most Influential Wedding Planners on Social Media

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is named one of the industry's 25 most influential wedding planner's on social media by EPU.

I am honored, humbled, and over to moon to have been named one of the 25 Most Influential Wedding Planners on Social Media by Event Planning University.

What I love about being on this list is that my social media program is 100% completely organic and authentic. 

The 25 Most Influential Wedding Planners on Social Media

A Great Gatsby Art Deco Wedding at the Mandarin Oriental

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Images by AltF Photography.  - All Rights Reserved.

When my bride, Anna, wed her long time love, Angelo, she did so in high style inspired by old-Hollywood films such as The Great Gatsby.  If you think this gold, black, and white reception are amazing, then you have to see the all white ceremony!  Be sure to read more!

Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Event.  Luxury Las Vegas Wedding held at The Mandarin Oriental.  Florals and Decor handled by Destinations by Design.  Photography by AltF Photography.  Wedding Film and Videography by Pure Light Creative with Music and Entertainment by Mike Fox & Company.  Hair and Make Up by Your Beauty Call.  Photo Booth and Video Screen by The Joy Squad.  Stationery by Laura Damiano Designs.  

A Great Gatsby Art Deco Wedding at the Mandarin Oriental

Red Bottoms, Red Couch! An Edgy Engagement Photos in the Desert - Sharon and Lane

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito | Engagement Photos by Gardenia Lane - All Rights Reserved

“Some things in life are too strange and strong to be a mere coincidence” 

Some would say that the meeting of Sharon and Lane was a mere coincidence - from both deciding to attend law school in North Dakota and meeting at a mutual friend’s party on the last day of their first semester. However, when you dig deeper into their story, you’ll see that the universe had destined these two to meet and fall in love. 

Red Bottoms, Red Couch!  An Edgy Engagement Photos in the Desert - Sharon and Lane

Two Grooms + Two Kids Equals One Gorgeous Engagement Session

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares the engagement photos of Greg Flamer and Fletcher Whitwell by AltF Photography.

Fate brought them together and, ultimately to me.  Nearly 10 years ago Greg called the restaurant I worked at wanting to plan a surprise party for Fletcher.  The two had not yet moved here, but had their eye on the city.  I fell in love with them instantly, and while my career took me elsewhere before the actual event, I popped in to meet the men who would eventually become my two grooms!

Two Grooms + Two Kids Equals One Gorgeous Engagement Session