Seeing one another before the ceremony has it's advantages!  Wedding portraits at Hyde Bellagio.

Seeing one another before the ceremony has it's advantages!  Wedding portraits at Hyde Bellagio.

Only one word comes to mind when I think of Kaitrin & Jason's wedding...JOY!  Those three little letters perfectly personify everything that Kaitrin is.  From the first time we spoke I just fell in love with her, and I quickly learned that I was not the only one.  With her bright eyes and infectious smile it was easy to see why Jason and his entire family fell in love with her, too.  Planning began in October of 2012 and over the course of our 6 months together I came to know and love not only Kaitrin and Jason, but both sets of parents, siblings and even their friend!  The fact that the wedding took me back to The Bellagio where my wedding coordination career really began was the icing on the cake for me!

With so many gorgeous photos and amazing details, this wedding simply could not be done in one blog post!  This is going to take two...at least!  And I may even come back to it and showcase just a few of the special touches later on, so stay tuned!  But for now, let's tell this love story!

Kaitrin and her girls started the day early with a trip to the Posare Salon in Town Square.  This beauty boutique opened exclusively for Kaitrin and her girls, giving them an exclusive, private party before the party!  Once everyone was properly primped they headed back to their suite at Bellagio where they were met by John Michael Cooper and Danielle DeBruno of Alt F Photography, who captured every moment of the day beautifully!

The bride got ready surrounded by her maids in a suite at Bellagio Las Vegas.

The bride got ready surrounded by her maids in a suite at Bellagio Las Vegas.

In addition to her stunning lace wedding dress and delicate pearl accessories Kaitrin donned a pair of TOMS as her wedding shoes!  Born from an injury which makes heels an impossibility, Kaitrin said, "I have to wear flats regardless, the least I could do was make sure that a child got a pair of shoes, too."  See what I mean about easy to love?!?!

Kaitrin, the bride, accented her lace wedding dress with a white and crystl belt.

Kaitrin, the bride, accented her lace wedding dress with a white and crystl belt.

The bride's mother helped her with her silver and pearl necklace.

The bride's mother helped her with her silver and pearl necklace.

And the bride wore TOMS!   Perfect for the bride looking for comfortable, flat wedding shoes.

And the bride wore TOMS!   Perfect for the bride looking for comfortable, flat wedding shoes.

All the while, Jason and his groomsmen were enjoying cocktails and putting the final touches on their tuxes!

Groomsmen helping to straighten Jason's bow tie.

Groomsmen helping to straighten Jason's bow tie.

Summer weddings in Vegas call for sunglasses as a statement accessory!

Summer weddings in Vegas call for sunglasses as a statement accessory!

We were granted access to the uber-exclusive Hyde Bellagio (thank you to my friends at SBE!) and arranged for Jason to meet Katirin on the dance floor.  It was all giggles and romance and love when these two took their first look at one another!

The first look took place in Hyde Bellagio.

The first look took place in Hyde Bellagio.

The bride greeted the groom on the dancefloor during their first look.

The bride greeted the groom on the dancefloor during their first look.

First Look Wedding Photo at Hyde Bellagio.

First Look Wedding Photo at Hyde Bellagio.

Hyde Bellagio, which sits directly on the water of the Bellagio Fountains, served as the most amazing location for bridal portraits.  You couldn't get closer to the water if you tried!  From there, the couple traveled throughout the Bellagio, taking full advantage of the stunning hallways and artwork, giving them the perfect backdrop for beautiful formal wedding photos!

You cannot get closer to the Bellagio Fountains that this!  Hyde Bellagio.

You cannot get closer to the Bellagio Fountains that this!  Hyde Bellagio.

Hyde Bellagio Wedding Portraits.

Hyde Bellagio Wedding Portraits.

The Groom at Bellagio Las Vegas.

The Groom at Bellagio Las Vegas.

Bellagio Las Vegas Weddings.

Bellagio Las Vegas Weddings.

The big bridal party at Bellagio Las Vegas.

The big bridal party at Bellagio Las Vegas.

Once the group photos were complete Kaitrin and Jason took a moment together before welcoming family and friends to witness the signing of their kettubah and their official union!  To see more of their amazing day...Coming Soon...

Always...

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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.