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A Romantic Outdoor Wedding at Siena Golf Club - Michelle & Michael Tran

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A Romantic Outdoor Wedding at Siena Golf Club - Michelle & Michael Tran
Mr. & Mrs. Michelle & Michael Tran!   Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Mr. & Mrs. Michelle & Michael Tran!  

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The love story of Michelle and Michael is one of my favorites...Having met when Michelle joined a new gym, Mike was the trainer trying desperately to be professional, while Michelle was the new girl who just wouldn't let the sweet guy get away.

When Michelle & Mike first called, we bonded immediately. I loved listening to Michelle tell me about how from the moment she met Mike she just knew that there was something different and special about him, how he was the perfect combination of shy and sweet, but once you get him talking very funny, how she just knew that he would be a great father someday, and that they couldn't wait to start a family.

Love an emerald cut engagement ring with a pave setting!   Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Love an emerald cut engagement ring with a pave setting!  

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The bride's Victor Harper dress hung in their suite at the Cosmopolitan. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The bride's Victor Harper dress hung in their suite at the Cosmopolitan.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

"Mike is the guy who turned all of my no's into yes'.  Before I met Mike, I never wanted to get married, have kids or have a wedding.  Within weeks of dating Mike all of those ideas slowly changed, and I found myself saying "yes" without any hesitation.  My friends were flabbergasted, but my dad said he always knew I would meet a man who would change my mind.   I had never had this feeling before where his happiness was intertwined with my happiness. I knew that I wanted Mike to be my partner in life."

Michael and his best man were dapper in their grey suits.   Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Michael and his best man were dapper in their grey suits.  

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Almost immediately we settled on Siena Golf Club as the location for both the ceremony and reception.  Michelle and Mike loved the lush grounds, the water, and the European feel and intimacy of the venue.  They especially loved the chef, who was willing to customize their menu and work with their every whim to ensure that their 90 person wedding filled with foodies was blown away!

Having asked for a wedding that is timeless, romantic, and ethereal, we brought in gorgeous, soft colors, beautiful flowers (from Naakiti Floral, natch!) and spectacular lighting.  Michelle wanted to move away from pink and towards a deeper peach, setting her wedding apart from many of the other spring time weddings that were taking place. 

And on the morning of the wedding, we were all up and so anxious to see these two finally make it official!  After attending the private Tea Ceremony at Michael's family home, all of the ladies headed to The Cosmopolitan where they enjoyed champagne, snacks, and beauty services.  

Michelle in Make Up! Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Michelle in Make Up!

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

My bride Michelle was a vision in her Victor Harper wedding gown at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

My bride Michelle was a vision in her Victor Harper wedding gown at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

At Siena Golf Club, things were touch and go!  Michelle dreamed of an outdoor wedding, but rain and wind were threatening the day, and we held off on the set up until the last of the last minute!  And then, suddenly, the skies cleared and we raced against the clock, setting up the custom gazebo, flowers, and chairs just in front of he lake, giving Michelle and Michael the wedding they had hoped for!

The rain stopped and the sun appeared just in time for Michelle & Michael's ceremony by the water. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The rain stopped and the sun appeared just in time for Michelle & Michael's ceremony by the water.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Michelle & Michael's Ceremony was beautiful, romantic, and personal.  I love that moment when a bride is given away, and seeing a father embrace his new son! Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Michelle & Michael's Ceremony was beautiful, romantic, and personal.  I love that moment when a bride is given away, and seeing a father embrace his new son!

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

An arial view of the lakeside ceremony. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

An arial view of the lakeside ceremony.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

This is why I love a veil!  You get amazing shots like these! Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

This is why I love a veil!  You get amazing shots like these!

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The couple hand wrote personal vows that made guests laugh and cry as they talked of their past and look forward to their future. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |   Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The couple hand wrote personal vows that made guests laugh and cry as they talked of their past and look forward to their future.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |   Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The First Kiss! Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The First Kiss!

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  |  Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Afterwards, guests bellied up to the Bubble and Bourbon Bar, which is one of the coolest things we have done!  Set upon a plexi table supported by wine barrels, the bar featured a monogrammed ice sculpture, and featured both champagne and bourbon, the new Mr. and Mrs. Tran's drinks of choice!

The best bar ever, for the best day ever! Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Andrea Eppolito  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Monogram by Ice Occasions  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The best bar ever, for the best day ever!

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Andrea Eppolito  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Monogram by Ice Occasions  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The bride spent a year collecting bottles of her favorite spirits, and preserved them so that they could serve as vases for flowers. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The bride spent a year collecting bottles of her favorite spirits, and preserved them so that they could serve as vases for flowers.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

While guests sampled the hors d'oeuvres and grabbed a drink, we whisked the couple off to for portraits.  Siena Golf Club provided a beautiful back drop - each space offered different lighting, with lush greenery, flowering gardens, bridges, and water. 

Mr. & Mrs. Tran, celebrating their new marriage. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Mr. & Mrs. Tran, celebrating their new marriage.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Finding a waterfront ceremony location in Las Vegas isn't easy!  Michelle and Michael loved having their ceremony outdoors. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Finding a waterfront ceremony location in Las Vegas isn't easy!  Michelle and Michael loved having their ceremony outdoors.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Is this really Las Vegas?!?  Michelle and Michael Tran walked through the gardens of Siena Bistro. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Is this really Las Vegas?!?  Michelle and Michael Tran walked through the gardens of Siena Bistro.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

This photo of everything!  The sunlight, the veil....All of it!  Perfection! Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

This photo of everything!  The sunlight, the veil....All of it!  Perfection!

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The Bridal Party.  Bridesmaids in shades of sorbet by Bella Bridesmaids.  The Groom and his Best Man in Vera Wang. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The Bridal Party.  Bridesmaids in shades of sorbet by Bella Bridesmaids.  The Groom and his Best Man in Vera Wang.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Guests enjoyed our fire side cocktail hour before we took the wedding inside, where Naakiti Floral and Sit on This had set up a white circular dance floor, tables draped in peach linens with gilded chiavari chairs and crushed velvet seat cushions.  

Gold Chiavari Chairs, crushed velvet seat cushions, and blush linens created a neutral, romantic environment that allowed our peach roses to pop.  Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Gold Chiavari Chairs, crushed velvet seat cushions, and blush linens created a neutral, romantic environment that allowed our peach roses to pop. 

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Gold Chiavari Chairs, crushed velvet seat cushions, and blush linens created a neutral, romantic environment that allowed our peach roses to pop.  Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  

Gold Chiavari Chairs, crushed velvet seat cushions, and blush linens created a neutral, romantic environment that allowed our peach roses to pop. 

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

 

Escort cards featuring the bride's beloved chandeliers were created by Paper & Home. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Escort cards featuring the bride's beloved chandeliers were created by Paper & Home.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The bride and groom entered the reception, taking their place on the floor to their first dance to "Take My Breath Away" by Berlin - such a great, classic song!  After dinner and toasts, Michelle honored her new family with a performance of Chinese Lion Dancers from the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy.  

Take My Breath Away - The First Dance. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Take My Breath Away - The First Dance.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Meet our Best Man - This guy had everyone laughing! Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Meet our Best Man - This guy had everyone laughing!

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Such a sweet moment for Mr. & Mrs. Tran! Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Such a sweet moment for Mr. & Mrs. Tran!

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The Chinese Lions from the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The Chinese Lions from the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The bride and groom cut into a 4 tied pink and ivory ombre cake, set upon a crystal sequence table linen, and accented with fresh roses.  With a chandelier above them, they fed one another sweetly and kissed for their guests.

The four tiered ombre cake featured fresh roses, and was set on a sequence cloth. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The four tiered ombre cake featured fresh roses, and was set on a sequence cloth.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Ombre Cake and Sweet Kisses. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Ombre Cake and Sweet Kisses.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The rest of the night was full of merriment, music, dancing, and photo booth fun!  Post wedding, Michelle and Michael enjoyed a long weekend off in Las Vegas, and then jetted off to Anguilla for a food and wine filled honeymoon.

The groom took the floor, providing a show for his new bride and their guests. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The groom took the floor, providing a show for his new bride and their guests.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Boys will be boys. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Boys will be boys.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The Krazy Photo Booth included LED super hero masks, hats, and costume pieces.  There was a line around the room! Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

The Krazy Photo Booth included LED super hero masks, hats, and costume pieces.  There was a line around the room!

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

On a personal note...One of the best things about being a Las Vegas wedding planner with a Las Vegas couple means that we get to go do a lot of very cool things together!  I am honored to have been able to be with Michelle when she picked out her wedding gown at Couture Bridal, when she and her girls selected their bridesmaids dresses at Bella Bridesmaids, and when she met with Ella Gagiano, who handled the trifecta of photo, video and photo booth!  We went to cake tastings together (thank you, Las Vegas Custom Cakes, for the perfect confection!) and enjoyed coffee meetings, phone calls, and lunch because, well, we could!

Newlyweds enjoying a quite moment by the fire place, under the bistro lighting. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Newlyweds enjoying a quite moment by the fire place, under the bistro lighting.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Newlyweds enjoying a quite moment by the fire place, under the bistro lighting. Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Newlyweds enjoying a quite moment by the fire place, under the bistro lighting.

Las Vegas Wedding at Siena Golf Club  |  Photography by Ella Gagiano  | Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral  |  Las Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

But one of my favorite moments (aside from the many lunches I get to share with this kindred-souled foodie!) was when I met Mike at my gym, which he had just begun training at!  I am certain he thought that I was a crazy person as I hailed him over from my stair climber, but the moment I told him that I was his wedding planner his face just lit up!  The absolute joy and excitement he had was adorable. Despite being a little shy, the one thing he just couldn't hide was how much he loved her and wanted to marry her. And on the day of the wedding, the two of them just beamed!

"All night long, every kiss Mike gave me was like the first," said Michelle.  "I couldn't wait to be his wife, and I just feel like the luckiest girl in the world to be able to spend the rest of my life with him."

Much love and so many wishes for the exciting future these two have ahead....

Always...

Best Wedding Planner 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!

Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.