A Wedding at Lake Las Vegas - Behind the Scenes with Amy & Eric

A Wedding at Lake Las Vegas - Behind the Scenes with Amy & Eric
Amy & Eric Noe planned their wedding at The Westin Lake Las Vegas.  This photo was taken at their rehearsal.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas

Amy & Eric Noe planned their wedding at The Westin Lake Las Vegas.  This photo was taken at their rehearsal. 

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas

When I met Eric, way back in 2002, he was a a frat boy who worked at a cigar shop, who wore his bravado on his sleeve, a kid who earned the nickname "Bad Eric" based on his whit and sarcasm.  

When Eric met Amy, all that changed.  He fell instantly in love, and the bravado he had left claimed, "I am going to marry that girl." 

Four years later, after looking for a Las Vegas wedding planner online, Eric found me on LinkedIn.  I was floored to hear that he was getting married, but when I met Amy that weekend I fell in love with her just as quickly as he did.  

Amy was taken with the Westin Lake Las Vegas.  The sandy beach and the water made her think of her home town of San Diego, and the roses around Andelusian Court were set to bloom in the spring - a perfect nod to the flowers Eric has sent her on a regular basis since the day they met.

While Lake Las Vegas provided the perfect, picturesque backdrop that Amy wanted, Eric's desires were a little more...boyish!  And this is where wedding planning got fun!  When you have a groom who is involved in the process, and a couple willing to let thier imaginiations and their personalities come through and take center stage, you get a wedding that is a living, breathing expression of who they are.  These are my favorite weddings to plan - the ones that scream with personality, that could not belong to anyone but the two people getting married.

It's a total joy to take you behind the scenes to Amy and Eric's wedding, and share a glimpse of the things that were so utterly unique about their day! 

Like Amy's Comsabella wedding dress, which she customized with a sweetheart neckline and train... 

Amy's Cosmobella wedding dress was customized with a sweetheart neckline.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella

Amy's Cosmobella wedding dress was customized with a sweetheart neckline. 

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella

Like the water-front wedding ceremony surrounded by flowering rose bushes... 

Amy was walked down the aisle by her father to the love theme from Twilight.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

Amy was walked down the aisle by her father to the love theme from Twilight.  

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

Like the Groom's Cake from Peridot Sweets, featuring booze and gaming tickets...

The groom's cake by Peridot Sweets featured gaming tickets, a bottle of Jack, and an old school video controller. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

The groom's cake by Peridot Sweets featured gaming tickets, a bottle of Jack, and an old school video controller.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

And like the arcade the built outside - a nod to Eric's college days of playing Golden Tee with his frat brothers...(hey! They didn't call him Bad Eric for nothing!)... 

Amy & Eric's Arcade at Lake Las Vegas by Funtime Arcades. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

Amy & Eric's Arcade at Lake Las Vegas by Funtime Arcades.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

As a nod to Eric's love of Super heroes and comic books, the photo booth featured LED masks for guests to wear.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral | Poto Booth: Shutterbooth Las Vegas. 

As a nod to Eric's love of Super heroes and comic books, the photo booth featured LED masks for guests to wear. 

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral | Poto Booth: Shutterbooth Las Vegas. 

And for every naughty nod to the groom, there was an equally sweet and romantic gesture made on Amy's part.  Such as the white draping over the circluar white dance floor that was polished so high, you could see their reflection in it as they danced... 

Draping and white dance floor at Westin's Baraka Ballroom. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

Draping and white dance floor at Westin's Baraka Ballroom.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

Like the Wedding Cake by Peridot Sweets with hand painted rose petas, topped with  a crystal "N" for Noe... 

The wedding cake from Peridot Sweets featured hand painted roses, pearls, and jewels throughout. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral | Cake by Peridot Sweets

The wedding cake from Peridot Sweets featured hand painted roses, pearls, and jewels throughout.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral | Cake by Peridot Sweets

Like the cotton candy machine and S'Mores stations that completed the boardwalk feeling of the ballroom's patio... 

Flower Girl Sierra enjoyed hand-turned cotton candy on the patio. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

Flower Girl Sierra enjoyed hand-turned cotton candy on the patio.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

With many thanks to our friends at The Westin Lake Las Vegas, Make Up in the 702, Reverend Jimmy "Jimmy Mac" MacNammera, Altf Photography, Lighten Films, Naakiti Floral, Peridot Sweets, and Mike Fox DJs.  And as always, I could not have done it without the help of my team.

As we anxiously await the professional photos, please enjoy my personal pics from behind the lens of my iPhone.

Always...

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Dresses and Shoes.  

Dresses and Shoes.  

Bridal Shoes by Jimmy Choo.

Bridal Shoes by Jimmy Choo.

Flower Girl Accessories included a hand painted flower petal basket and sparkling shoes. 

Flower Girl Accessories included a hand painted flower petal basket and sparkling shoes. 

The Grand Rose takes hours to make, and requires over 3 dozen roses to be taken apart petal by petal and sewed back together by hand.  Amy was so in love with this.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

The Grand Rose takes hours to make, and requires over 3 dozen roses to be taken apart petal by petal and sewed back together by hand.  Amy was so in love with this.  

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

Behind the scenes - Cannot wait to se what this photo looks like!  Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral | Photography by Altf.com

Behind the scenes - Cannot wait to se what this photo looks like! 

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral | Photography by Altf.com

Escort Cards hun on a Manzanita Brach Tree.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

Escort Cards hun on a Manzanita Brach Tree. 

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

I love the couch and pillows for the sweetheart table set up.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito | Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella | Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

I love the couch and pillows for the sweetheart table set up.  

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Wedding Venue: Westin Lake Las Vegas | Wedding Dress: Cosmobella Floral and Decor: Naakiti Floral

And check out this video of my behind the scenes photos!


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.