A Great Gatsby Art Deco Wedding at the Mandarin Oriental

A Great Gatsby Art Deco Wedding at the Mandarin Oriental

Anna and Angelo hosted their gorgeous Gatsby wedding at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.

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

Anna and Angelo were married at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas on Halloween. Their wedding was designed in to feel very old-Hollywood and was inspired by The Great Gatsby.   Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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

Anna and Angelo’s love story was presented to me by the groom, who wrote:

“We welcome those closest to us to celebrate not promises of commitment, but an acknowledgement made with the utmost certainty that we have found within each other our life's true partner.”

With an introduction like that, I knew that the wedding needed to be filled with romance, beauty, and drama.  

"I want it to be romantic, elegant, and beautiful," the bride, Anna, told me.  "I want people to dress up and be "fancy" but I don't want it to feel like Halloween. I just want it to feel like just the biggest party ever."  

Black, white, and gold art deco invitations.   Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

To ensure that guests dressed in their black tie best, we went with a Gatsby, old-hollywood themed invitation and designed the day to feel very elegant, very upscale, and very film noir.  And everyone - from the bride and groom to the very last guest - showed up in their Gatsby best!

Crystal Swarovski Bridal Clutch and Canary Double Halo Engagement Ring.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

With two Stephen Yearick gowns waiting in the wings, along with a to die for pair of black, jewel encrusted stilettos, Anna and her family was made up by the team of Your Beauty Call.

Stephen Yearick Wedding Gown. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Wedding Gown by Stephen Yearick.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Crystal hair accessories and headband for a wedding.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  While the White
Red nails on a bride. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Black and Crystal Badgley Mischka Wedding Shoes. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
White Fur Wrap for wedding.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  C

While the bride and her family were tending to their beauty, Angelo slipped into his tuxedo and took a moment to pen hand written vows to his bride.  

Hand written vows.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Wedding planner Andrea Eppolito fixing the bride's dress.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  Groo
Groom in classic black tuxedo. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Bride in black shoes.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

The bride and groom wanted to share a private moment before the ceremony, and we arranged for a first look to take place in Twist.  Angelo was overcome when he saw his bride, and the two were able to take a few photos and relax together before the day swept them away.

First look in Las Vegas. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Bridal Portrait before first look. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  Formal 
First look before a wedding.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Formal portraits can be taken during a first look before the wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  Br
Bride and groom in high style couple portrait before wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

In the meantime, the team at The Mandarin Oriental partnered with the extraordinary creatives at Destinations by Design to set up the wedding ceremony in the ballroom.  The goal was to start with a wedding that was stark, very clean, and romantic.  Sometimes too much white can feel stark and cold.  To create something really warm and inviting, we staged two pony walls lined with hurricane candles at varying heights at the entrance.  Between those lights we laid a high gloss, white aisle way which lead to a custom made circular stage with steps on one side, and a ramp on the other.  Hand draped crystals cascaded from the top of the circular light feature, hugging the stage.  

White on white wedding ceremony.  Candlelit wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  R
Romantic candlelit wedding ceremony. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Floating candles at wedding ceremony. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  White and
White and ivory wedding centerpiece with sahara roses and orchids.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

Two showgirls greeted guests, offering them programs.  Audible gasps were heard as guests entered the room.  Then, finally, once they were seated the bridal party entered and took their places. 

Wedding programs presented by showgirls at Vegas themed wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.    

When I opened the door for my beautiful bride she was actually stunned for a moment.  Anna looked and me and said, "Wow."  It was just the sweetest, briefest moment we were able to share before she walked down the aisle to marry her groom.

Bride walking down the aisle with red bouquet. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Groom in black and white at wedding ceremony. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Here comes the bride.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Groom helps the bride to the alter. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

The bride and groom's beautiful wedding was officiated by Reverend William MacFarland and included readings along with the couple's personal, hand written vows.

Wedding ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Crystal ceremony.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
First kiss in wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Glamorous wedding in Las Vegas.  Luxury wedding in Las Vegas.  Destination Wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

Immediately after the ceremony, the guests gathered for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while Anna and Angelo posed for a series of portraits.  

Seafood display. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
High end creative hors d'oeuvres. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Bride, groom, and mother of the bride on a gold couch. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Cute personalized cocktail napkins. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

Cute personalized cocktail napkins. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

Gatsby bride. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Groom and bride's red bouquet. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Bridal Party Photos.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Art deco glamorous bride. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Bride in fur stole with dapper groom in black tuxedo. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

As the call to dinner bells chimed, guests were gifted with individual bottles of champagne with their escort cards tied around the bottle.  

Mini-champagne bottles with herringbone straws and escort cards. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

As they entered the ballroom, they found that it had been transformed from a light, romantic ceremony into a dark, Artdeco wedding reception. Tables with inky black linens were set around a white dance floor featuring gold and black corner patterns. Each place setting featured a gold beaded charger plate with a circular dinner menu, satin napkin, and open rose.  Tall, glass bases gave way to centerpieces with full roses, hanging orchids, and crystals.  For the bride and groom we set a golden table high atop the platform, and fitted it with the only color in the room in the form of red roses; a nod to the bride's bouquet.

Art deco Gatsby wedding at the Mandarin Oriental  Black and Gold Wedding.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Lush white centerpieces with orchids and roses. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Black, white, and gold wedding.  Old Hollywood wedding.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Beaded chargers and round menus. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Sweetheart table with gold linen and red rose accents. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Sweetheart table seen through the crystal drape.Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

But the true show stopper of the room was the cake.  Tall and imposing, this gold, black, and red confection featured geometric shapes and sculpted deco details, blood red fondant roses, and three different cake flavored and fillings. 

Art deco wedding cake with black, gold, and red fondant. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Amazing wedding cake in Great Gatsby old hollywood wedding.  Gold wedding.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

Anna and Angelo were presented to their guests and immediately took to the floor where they shared their first dance to Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" - fittingly, the love song from Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby. A series of emotional toasts followed, leading to a multi-course dinner and many dances celebrating the bride's Armenian roots as well as the groom's Greek ones.

First dance to "young and beautiful" by Lana Del Rey. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
First dance to Lana Del Rey at upscale Vegas Wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
First dance black and white photography. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Champagne toast. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Mother of the Bride Speech. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Best man Toast. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Greek Dance at wedding.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Greek dance at wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Greek Dance at wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Ethnic dances at wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Armenian Wedding Dance. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Bride and groom dance at wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Groom does greek dance at wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

While the bride slipped away to change into her reception dress, the groom and his friends prepared for a surprise of their own.  The boys had secretly been taking dance lessons and performed to a mix of the best that the boy bands of the 90's could offer!  In the end, our groom, Angelo, remained on the floor himself to dance for his bride, a la Magic Mike style!  It was quite the performance and even included a confetti explosion!

Bride changes into a second reception dress.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Illusion back with bottons.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Groom flash mob at wedding.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Bride is serenaded by groom.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Magic Mike inspired dance at Wedding. Confetti poppers at wedding.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

Towards the end of the evening the bride and groom cut their cake, thanking their guests for coming and expressing the warmest of wishes to all that attended.  They ended the night in a photo booth with slow-motion video.

Bride and groom kiss and cut the cake. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
The groom feeds the bride. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
The groom makes a toast at an upscale wedding in Las Vegas. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Dessert bar in expensive, high end wedding in Las Vegas. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  Bride
Gold leafed macaoons at a high end wedding.  Luxury wedding in Las Vegas. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Bride and Groom Dancing at high end luxury wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Photo and video booth at luxury high end wedding in Las Vegas. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.    
Joy Squad Photo and Video Booth at upscale wedding.  Platinum wedding in Las Vegas. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

This wedding was unlike any other that I have ever had a chance to plan and design.  It was both light and dark.  It was romantic and sexy.  There were cocktails.  There were cigars.  There were less than 30 people and it still felt like the biggest party ever!

Upscale weddings always offer an open bar. Platinum wedding with special touches in Las Vegas.  How to have the best wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Cigar bar at luxury platinum wedding in Las Vegas. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Groom enjoys a cigar on the patio of the Mandarin Oriental.  Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Special touches at expensive weddings. Champagne bottle escort cards. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Guests dancing at weCredits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  dding. 
Guests dancing at wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Upscale weddings in Las Vegas. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Keep your guests dancing at a platinum wedding. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  
Bride and groom showered with rose petals in the last dance at platinum wedding in Las Vegas. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

My bride was a dream to work with, and the groom was just funny and sharp as a tac! 

But I have to say, my favorite part of this wedding was the very end.  All of the guests had left, and I was in our "war room" breaking down the rentals and packing up the couple's personal items when the bride and groom wandered in, pulled up a chair, and joined us.  It was super late, and we all just sat around, telling stories, sharing iPhone pics, and making each other laugh for hours.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito with bride and groom at their upscale wedding in Las Vegas. Credits:  Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events 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.  

Anna and Angelo were such a wonderful couple, and now they are just the dearest friends.  Anna will send me the sweetest texts, and Angelo and I share the same distorted sense of humor; tagging each other in super-awful Instagram posts that keep me laughing for hours.

I absolutely cannot wait until they return to Las Vegas so we can spend some more time together.  Until then, we have these gorgeous images!

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Venue & Creatives Credits

Wedding Planning and Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events

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 Laura Damiano Designs

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend. Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love! Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.