SWOON! The modern Las Vegas wedding of Katherine and Jared, which took place at the Four Seasons, was recently featured on Style Me Pretty.
These two love birds met during the bride's freshman year at West Washington University, and their chemistry extended far beyond the their shared pre-med major! Jared, a gentleman in the highest order, knew that he had to court Katherine with an old world style and chivalry. He romanced her with touching gestures that began on their first date when he brought flowers to both Katherine AND her mom! Talk about a charmer!
For six years Katherine & Jared traveled the world, seeing everything from states throughout the country to Canada, Saipan, London, Paris and Rome! And yet of all the places that visited, it was on a trip to Las Vegas that Jared asked Katherine’s mother for permission to marry her.
An engagement followed shortly thereafter, and the two decided to return to Las Vegas for their wedding in October of 2013
Destination wedding planning can be a thrill, especially for couples that like to travel! In the months leading up to the wedding, I got to spend time with Katherine & Jared while we searched for the perfect venue, met with creative partners, and even squeezed in a just-for-fun lunch at one of my all time foodie favorite hot-spots, Milos! The thing which struck me the most about these two is their absolute adoration and respect for one another. Katherine calls Jared “Dear” and he responds in kind. They look to each other in each and every decision, putting their heads together and never-failing to come to a place of perfect balance. I have no doubt that they will have a marriage just as beautiful as the wedding we planned.
Towards the end of our planning strategy seemed to strike as Katherine’s father had a medical emergency while visiting family in the Philippines. Days later, an earthquake struck, causing us to wonder if guests would indeed make it to The States in time for the wedding. On the day of the wedding, love and good fortune prevailed, and all of the guests - especially her father - were able to be in attendance.
Katherine married Jared at the stunning and lush Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. The weather was perfect as Katherine gathered with her bridesmaids to get ready for her first look with Jared, who was the image of cool while playing a private hand with his groomsmen in his suite. Jared asked that their first look be as private as possible – He didn’t want cameras and other people impacting the intimacy of their moment. Still, photographer Meg Ruth managed to steal a few shots from far away with one of her awesome lens!
This fashion forward couple was ahead of the trend, selecting Radiant Orchid (Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year) as the inspiration for their fall 2013 wedding. The ceremony took place in front of the Four Season's Fountain Terrace, featuring a sculpted dragon and iguanas. To echo the pyramid shape we set chairs on three sides, with the middle aisle featuring manzanita trees, crystals and pomander balls in shades of lavender and deep purples. Katherine’s mother walked her down the aisle, where she met her father who proudly stood up, took her hand, and gave his daughter away properly.
After their "I Do's" and the first kiss, the group was lead up to the The Acacia Ballroom for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. The room was lit with soft shades of pinks and lavender. Naakiti Floral and Sit On This Rental hung a geometric light box surrounded by crystals hung over the white dance floor. The head table was dripping with orchids and topped with candles, while guest tables featured alternating high and low centerpieces featuring roses and orchids in various shades of purples.
After a 4 course dinner and a four tiered cake dressed in hand made sugar flowers and fondant, DJ Mike Fox’s team provided music, Shutter Booth offered guests a chance to take photos with a multitude of props, and as a late night gesture guests were treated to fresh-made doughnuts.
Since returning to their home state of Washington, the new Mr. and Mrs. Layman have both settled into their pharmaceutical careers. They have been house hunting, and hope to find the perfect place before they expand their little family.
Every now and then Katherine, Jared, and I get to catch up with a Facebook "Like" here and an email there. I am anxiously awaiting their next trip to Las Vegas so we can sit and dish over something delicious...and I hope that they find a home of their own soon!
Someday they will make amazing parents to a little "Dear" but until then...
Congratulations on your wedding and marriage, and thank you for letting me be a part of your day!
Please Enjoy These Photos from Katherine & Jared's Wedding at The Four Seasons Las Vegas.
Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA 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.
An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for the Engage! Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more. Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), 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!
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