What better way to start a Sunday morning than with coffee, scones, and the Style Section of the New York Sunday Times...???...
Opening it up and find that you are actually IN the Style Section of the New York Sunday Times!!!
Seriously...I am absolutely giddy over this! First, I have the chance to work with such an incredible couple, Celia and David. Then, I get to call them friends. And now, their wedding story has been featured in the New York Times, referencing back the work we did together.
"The details kept snowballing,” Ms. Tombalakian, 40, said. “Finally we thought: Why are we buying into this? We have been sucked into the machine. Let’s just do our own thing.”
They decided to run off to Las Vegas — in high style.
“I didn’t want it to be a drive-through, Britney Spears kind of thing,” Ms. Tombalakian said. “How do you get the best of both worlds?”
The answer: arrange an elopement with all the production values of a fairy-tale wedding. The couple hired a wedding planner, Andrea Eppolito, who booked them a corner suite of the Cosmopolitan hotel, with a wraparound balcony overlooking the Bellagio Fountains. She found the location, a private garden located on a nearby lake, hired Your Beauty Call — a company that provides hairstyling and makeup for celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton — to style Ms. Tombalakian. And she reserved them a window table at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant, which served a miniature three-layer cake for two.
“We felt like guests at our own wedding,” Ms. Tombalakian said. “We were driving around that morning, saying, ‘Isn’t it amazing how nothing can go wrong?’ ”
I mean, really...How lucky am I?
To read the rest of the article, click here: NY Times
Thank you to my amazing partners in who worked to bring this event together ~ LaVey and Janine of Your Beauty Call who made Celia look even more stunning than she already is; Enchanted Florist who hand crafted a bouquet wrapped in pieces of Celia's dress; and of course Dalisa & John Cooper from Alt F, without whom we would not have these breathtaking images to remember the day by!
In fact, for some never-before seen photos, scroll through below...
...A personal note to Celia & David ~ The joy of working with you two has been endless! I could never thank you enough for entrusting me with your special day. And while I cannot be with you later this month, know that I will be thinking of you all day and sending you two love while you celebrate with a New York Style reception for family and friends!
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.