A Modern Indian American Wedding

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Images by J.Anne Photography

 Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.

Archana and Diego knew they wanted to get married in Las Vegas after getting engaged while dining on the Fountains of Bellagio.  A proposal like that demanded that an equally elegant and oh so glamorous wedding would follow, and the two set their sites on the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.

Planning a destination wedding can be a daunting task, which is why the Mandarin Oriental recommended that Archana ring me.  The moment we connected was magic.  "You immediately got inside my head, and you were able to cut through all of my thoughts and pull out exactly what I wanted."

On the day of their wedding, the ballroom doors opened to reveal all that her heart desired.  Tall, dramatic bundles of roses lined the aisle, which was crafted from sleek, black enamel.  At the top of the space a circular stage was enveloped in crystals strung from the ceiling.  Their vows were deeply personal, and spoke to their initial meeting, their courtship, and the life they planned to build together.  

The crystal fall was Archana's most beloved design element, and we designed the space to allow her to enjoy it all night long.  With the crystals serving as the room's anchor, we used it as the backdrop for the newlywed's sweetheart table.  Just in front of them we placed a glamorous black dance floor enhanced with painted red roses, and we lit it from above.  The perimeter of the room was full of the people they love most in the world.  To keep the space interesting, we used tables of different shapes and sizes, and filled the room with both high and low centerpieces.  Each table was slightly different from the next, but all dressed in gilded linens.  On top, metallic glass chargers gave way to clusters of candlelight.  The red roses, a long time favorite of the couple, brought in the dynamic pops of color my bride so loved.  And in the back, for an extra touch of drama, we set a beautiful black wedding cake trimmed in a floral wrap.

Our bridal party burst into the room to the sounds of Pitbull before Archana and Deigo took to the floor and shared their first dance to the eternally classic love song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by The Four Seasons.  As a surprise to her guests, and in honor of her heritage, Archana changed into a bronze saree just moments before the newlyweds cut their cake.  While some guests took advantage of the photo booth set up by Joy Squad, others flocked to the dance floor.  DJ Mike Fox spun a mix of western Top 40 songs with contemporary Indian music, a recipe guaranteed to keep them moving until the very last drink was served!  And yet the party didn't end there!  Afterwards, many of their cousins and friends took to the strip for gaming and dancing, cocktails and celebrations.

Archana still surprises me with text messages and notes from time to time, and seeing her transform from a newly engaged woman to a beautiful bride and now wife has been an absolute joy!  She knows she has a friend in Las Vegas, and I will forever cherish the days we spent together.

Always...

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

 The groom wore shiny black patent leather shoes and a bow tie for a classic black tie look.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.
 Finishing touches for the groom include silver cufflinks.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.
 Why wear one pair of shoes when you can have two?  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.
 Engagement ring and wedding bands.  A halo ring with an eternity band was a perfect fit for our bride, while the groom went with Indian gold.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.
 The family adorned the bride with gold and green indian wedding jewelry.  These pieces are opulent jewels that will be passed on and worn for years.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.
 Maggie Sottero off the Shoulder Wedding Gown.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.
 The bride wore a lace, off the shoulder wedding gown from Maggie Sottero.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.
 The bride's family helped her put on her necklace.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.
 Black and white image of bride putting on her wedding shoes  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.
 To keep the excitement of seeing one another at the alter, they had teir first look in their ceremony space.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.
 First look at the ceremony space at the Mandarin Oriental.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  
 First look at the wedding ceremony.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas,
 Bride and groom at their hotel reception.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas,
 Stairway to heaven wedding photo.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas,  Dress by Maggie Sottero. 
 Bridesmaids wore rose gold sequence gowns.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas,
 Glamorous red, gold, and black wedding ceremony.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Floral and Decor by DBD Vegas.  
 Deep red roses for the ceremony alter.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas. 
 Small red rose centerpieces lined the high gloss black aisle.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 Wedding Vows.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 First kiss.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 Bride and groom with their wedding planner.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 Cocktail hour with black sequence linens.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 Guests found their seats on a mirrored escort card wall.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 Long table with candelabras and gold linens, topped with red roses.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 Tall centerpieces with red roses topped round centerpieces with gold linens.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 Black wedding cake with red roses.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 Bride and groom share a moment in their stunning reception.  This wedding was all about drama and glamour.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 Bride and groom framed by red roses.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 Bride and groom taking a moment for themselves before their guests enter. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 The groom plants a kiss on the bride's neck. Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 Cutting the cake in a saree.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.
 The Bride gifted the groom a custom wedding magazine by The Wedding Editorialist that documented their love story.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shares this multicultural wedding.  Photo by J.Anne Photography. Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Decor by DBD Vegas.

CREDITS:

Wedding Planner & Event Design by Andrea Eppolito Events · Photos by J.Anna Photography · Flowers by Destinations by Design ·  Lighting by LED Unplugged  · Music by DJ Mike Fox · Venue Mandarin Oriental · H&M by Amelia C & Co · Stationery by Gourmet Invites