Behind the Scenes at a Wedding at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens

Behind the Scenes at a Wedding at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens
Behind the Scenes photos from Alice & Jimmy's wedding at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas. Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Behind the Scenes photos from Alice & Jimmy's wedding at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at Paris Las Vegas.

Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Come behind the scenes and check out Alice and Jimmy's Wedding at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at the Paris Las Vegas!

When Alice first called, she had booked the venue and started putting together her wedding dream team.  But beyond the color palette and venue, there wasn't much else that had been finalized.  And so we set off together to plan a wedding that embraced Alice and Jimmy's love of color, graphic arts, and music.

Alice became known as my "Whatever, I trust you" Bride.  Anything that happened - and sometimes, it felt like everything was happening - she took in total stride and responded with "Whatever, I trust you."  Sometimes, that meant moving the ceremony and reception. Other times,  it meant that we had to reconfigure the team.  And at other times, it meant taking my word on some partners that she had never heard of or spoken to, and knowing that it would all be alright.

When Alice and Jimmy arrived in Las Vegas, all I wanted was to show that I had earned that trust, and give them more than they asked for.  Our day was not without incident!  While helping to set up a photo, a statue fell on my foot, breaking two toes and dislocating a third!  But as luck would have it, a member of the wedding was a surgeon.  He taped me up and had me back on my feet (literally!) before the bride even slipped into her dress.

Bridal Beauty by Your Beauty Call.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Bridal Beauty by Your Beauty Call.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

The offending statue was moved behind the TV after the attack!

The offending statue was moved behind the TV after the attack!

But we got what has become one of my favorite dress shots of all times.  I love everything about the way the dress falls, the channeler, the flowers, and the light.  Dress by Casablanca.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

But we got what has become one of my favorite dress shots of all times.  I love everything about the way the dress falls, the channeler, the flowers, and the light.  Dress by Casablanca.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

The bride forgot earrings, so I lent her mine!  Something borrowed! Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

The bride forgot earrings, so I lent her mine!  Something borrowed! Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Can we talk about the bride's legs for a moment?  Totally unintential but very sexy shot!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Can we talk about the bride's legs for a moment?  Totally unintential but very sexy shot!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Alice & Jimmy enjoyed a first look in their suite at The Paris Hotel, and then we piled them (and their bridal party) into our cars and headed downtown, taking advantage of the street art and allowing photographer Adam Frazier to get some great, colorful shots before the ceremony.

The first look - Love how he looks at her! Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

The first look - Love how he looks at her! Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Gorgeous silhouette!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Gorgeous silhouette!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Heading downtown for those colorful shots the bride and groom wanted!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Heading downtown for those colorful shots the bride and groom wanted!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Downtown Las Vegas.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Downtown Las Vegas.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Las Vegas Wedding Photographer Adam Frazier shoots nice and tight against the wall.  Can't wait tosee how this bridal portrait comes out!

Las Vegas Wedding Photographer Adam Frazier shoots nice and tight against the wall.  Can't wait tosee how this bridal portrait comes out!

Behind the scenes at a wedding, it's all hands on deck and all work!  Las Vegas Wedding Photographer Adam Frazier, Las Vegas Wedding Videographer Lighten Films, and Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Behind the scenes at a wedding, it's all hands on deck and all work!  Las Vegas Wedding Photographer Adam Frazier, Las Vegas Wedding Videographer Lighten Films, and Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

The wedding  itself came together beautifully.  The indoor ceremony at Chateau Nightclub was lit in purple and red for a sexy, high drama feel.  A long time friend officiated the ceremony, and DJ Mike Fox provided the music.

Shades of purple, pink, and red were brightened with white light for the wedding at Chateau Nightclub.Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Shades of purple, pink, and red were brightened with white light for the wedding at Chateau Nightclub.Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

I always love that moment when a bride head's down the aisle with her father.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

I always love that moment when a bride head's down the aisle with her father.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

The first kiss!  Check out the guest taking a photo in the bottom left!  We made an announcement asking that they please be discrete so that the professionals could get the best shots, and after seeing a sneak peek of the photographer's pics, I know it was worth it!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

The first kiss!  Check out the guest taking a photo in the bottom left!  We made an announcement asking that they please be discrete so that the professionals could get the best shots, and after seeing a sneak peek of the photographer's pics, I know it was worth it!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Upstairs in the Chateau Gardens, Naakiti Floral took the bride's Peacock Feather inspiration and turned it into a wedding dressed in shades of purples and teal blue, with accents of jade green and white.  With the food and beverages being handled in house, a wedding cake was designed by Alice's pastry chef from Dolce Bistro in California.  

The bride's bouquet featured jade green cymbidium orchids, purple flowers, and peacock feathers.  The groom was dapper and showed off his "swag" by forging a jacket and working a sharp vest!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

The bride's bouquet featured jade green cymbidium orchids, purple flowers, and peacock feathers.  The groom was dapper and showed off his "swag" by forging a jacket and working a sharp vest!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Wedding Cake by Dolce Bistro & Bakery.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Wedding Cake by Dolce Bistro & Bakery.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

With the photographer to the left and the videographer to the right, we captured every angle of the first dance!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

With the photographer to the left and the videographer to the right, we captured every angle of the first dance!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

During dinner, Alice's brother surprised the crowd by serenading the couple with a rendition of Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are" and they were toasted by friends and family, who spoke of the couple's 10 year love affair dating all the way back to college!  

iPhone pic pulled from the video of the brother of the bride serenading the couple! Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

iPhone pic pulled from the video of the brother of the bride serenading the couple! Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Both a photo booth from Adam Frazier and a flip book station from A Flying Camera were on hand to provide additional documentation and souvenirs for the guests, along with personalized flip flops to keep guests comfortable as the night raged on...

Personalized flip flops in black, blue, and purple.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Personalized flip flops in black, blue, and purple.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

And thank God we had them!  From the moment DJ Mike Fox invited everyone out onto the dance floor, the party just didn't stop!  In fact, we rolled right into the nightclub without taking a moment's break!  Even the kids got into the spirit, playing with faux guitars.  They had to be dragged from the dance floor and taken up to bed, which was so sweet!  They would have stayed all night, but this is a 21 year and older venue!  

Kids never fail to entertain at a wedding!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Kids never fail to entertain at a wedding!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Oh my - I died for this little girl!  The dress, the crown, the wand!  Love, love, love!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Oh my - I died for this little girl!  The dress, the crown, the wand!  Love, love, love!  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

We surprised Alice and Jimmy with confetti canons, and then Alice surprised us back with an adorable dress change.

SURPRISE!  Confetti canons went off while guests danced.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

SURPRISE!  Confetti canons went off while guests danced.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Now that the wedding has come and gone, I cannot thank Alice and Jimmy enough for putting their trust in me.  We've been in touch on email and text, and Alice wrote me the most over whelming testimonial and thank you note!

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us!  Lit Eiffel Tower Card collector, and collage sign in canvas.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us!  Lit Eiffel Tower Card collector, and collage sign in canvas.  Photo by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

Thank you Alice & Jimmy for inviting me into your lives!  Photo by Adam Frazier.

Thank you Alice & Jimmy for inviting me into your lives!  Photo by Adam Frazier.

And with that I thank the many people who came together and partnered with us on Alice and Jimmy's Las Vegas Wedding!

Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Chateau Nightclub and Gardens  |  Bridal Hair & Make Up: Your Beauty Call  |  Florals and Decor:  Naakiti Floral  |  Photography: Adam Frazier  |  Videographer:  Lighten Films  |  Flipbook:  A Flying Camera  |  DJ:  Mike Fox

Looking forward to sharing the final finished professional photos and videos.  Until then, enjoy my behind the scenes shots and my short film.

Always...

Best Wedding Planner Las Vegas





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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.