Gorgeous Wedding at Chateau Las Vegas for Alice & Jimmy
What a party!  Alice & Jimmy celebrated their marriage with a great big wedding party at Chateau Las Vegas.  Photo by Adam Frazier.

What a party!  Alice & Jimmy celebrated their marriage with a great big wedding party at Chateau Las Vegas.  Photo by Adam Frazier.

When Alice and Jimmy called me about planning their wedding, there was only one thing the bride really wanted:  FUN!  And not just the every day, "oh that was a fun wedding" kind of fun...She wanted BIG fun.  So big fun is what she got!

Having met in college, Alice fell in love with Jimmy's swagger.  He was drawn to her energy.  For over ten years the two grew together, traveled together, and planned a life that is no centered around their family restaurant, Dolce Bistro.  After years of catering to other people, Alice and Jimmy wanted a destination wedding that showcased their love of food, drink, service in an environment that was bold, sexy, and fit for the party of a lifetime!

Alice & Jimmy at their Las Vegas Wedding at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens.

Alice & Jimmy at their Las Vegas Wedding at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens.

Spending time with the bride while she gets ready is one of my favorite things to do.  Everyone is so excited, and there is this calm before the storm anticipation that just fills the room.  It also gives me a change to play stylist, to help decide which necklace is best, and - in this case - when we learned that Alice forgot her earrings I lent her mine.  It was an honor to see her wear them....And a small heart attack at the end of the night when I left without them and had to go back!  

Alice's wedding down was soft and light, with sheering that felt like feathers.  

Alice's wedding down was soft and light, with sheering that felt like feathers.  

Bridal Style - Alice wore an adorable birdcage veil with peacock feathered accents and a statement necklace that matched her vibrant personality.  

Bridal Style - Alice wore an adorable birdcage veil with peacock feathered accents and a statement necklace that matched her vibrant personality.  

It's the little things that complete the look, like a lace garter and some silver stilettos. 

It's the little things that complete the look, like a lace garter and some silver stilettos. 

Always a classic image of the bride pulling back the drapes of a window.

Always a classic image of the bride pulling back the drapes of a window.

I also take this opportunity to go and peak in on the groom.  Jimmy was as cool as could be as he prepared himself and waited to meet Alice for the first look.

The groom wore a checkered tie and a vest, forgoing the traditional tux and opting for something that felt a little more relaxed.

The groom wore a checkered tie and a vest, forgoing the traditional tux and opting for something that felt a little more relaxed.

To celebrate the couple's love of color, we headed downtown to The Arts District to capture bridal party portraits in front of some cool original pieces put up around the city.

Las Vegas Street Art provided a cool background and marker for their destination wedding.

Las Vegas Street Art provided a cool background and marker for their destination wedding.

Pop Art Wedding Pictures.

Pop Art Wedding Pictures.

Black and White Bridal Portraits taken in the Arts District of Downtown Las Vegas.

Black and White Bridal Portraits taken in the Arts District of Downtown Las Vegas.

Bride and Groom at Chateau Las Vegas.

Bride and Groom at Chateau Las Vegas.

For the ceremony, we wanted to create an environment that was dramatic, and that would feed the emotion of the day.  Lighting played a big part in creating the perfect atmosphere.  We added soft lavender and ambers to temper the traditionally red lighting that exists in Chateau.  Candles, rose petals, and garlands of orchids completed the look.

Dramatic lighting turned Chateau Nightclub into a romantic setting for the wedding ceremony.

Dramatic lighting turned Chateau Nightclub into a romantic setting for the wedding ceremony.

Orchid garlands, handing lights, and floating candles gave the room a romantic feel.  Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral.

Orchid garlands, handing lights, and floating candles gave the room a romantic feel.  Floral and Decor by Naakiti Floral.

The ceremony was truly a family affair, with children, parents, cousins and friends all joining together to witness Alice & Jimmy's wedding, which was officiated by a friend.

I love kids at a wedding...And these littles had so much style it was insane!

I love kids at a wedding...And these littles had so much style it was insane!

The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, who wore grey to match the groomsmen.

The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father, who wore grey to match the groomsmen.

The Vows.

The Vows.

I love how she held hm for the first kiss.  

I love how she held hm for the first kiss.  

Working with such a bold color palette was super fun for me.  Taking inspiration from the colors in a peacock feather, we wanted a wedding that was decorated in shares of purple and teal, without being too literal and using actual feathers.  

The purple and teal were taken from the couple's love of bold, bright colors and tempered with the soft pinks brought in by Naakiti's floral team.

The purple and teal were taken from the couple's love of bold, bright colors and tempered with the soft pinks brought in by Naakiti's floral team.

The bride and groom shared their first dance before taking to their seats, where they were toasted and roasted by the bride's father.As dinner came to a close, the bride's baby brother took center stage, serenading his sister and her new husband.

The first dance at Chateau Nightclub Las Vegas.

The first dance at Chateau Nightclub Las Vegas.

Family played a big role in the wedding, with toasting, singing, and laughing taking place throughout the night.

Family played a big role in the wedding, with toasting, singing, and laughing taking place throughout the night.

To kick off the festivities, we arranged for a surprise confetti cannon explosion, which took everyone by surprise and got the party started on a high energy note!  Guests were able to enjoy dancing, a photo booth, and a flip booth before the bouquet and garter toss.

No one knew that we had the confetti cannons at the ready!  The bride and groom were shocked, and loved it! 

No one knew that we had the confetti cannons at the ready!  The bride and groom were shocked, and loved it! 

The bride jumped into Jimmy's arms moments before the bouquet and garter toss.

The bride jumped into Jimmy's arms moments before the bouquet and garter toss.

This group knew how to let loose!  The party went on until the wee hours of the morning!!

This group knew how to let loose!  The party went on until the wee hours of the morning!!

At the end of the evening, Alice changed out of her gown and into a short dress for the after party, which continued as Chateau opened to the public.  The newly married couple enjoyed an extended weekend in Las Vegas before returning to California.

I love how these two look at each other!

I love how these two look at each other!

Short reception dress with chucks!

Short reception dress with chucks!

Such a beautiful venue, such a beautiful night for the Las Vegas Wedding of Alice & Jimmy.

Such a beautiful venue, such a beautiful night for the Las Vegas Wedding of Alice & Jimmy.

Thank you to our friends at The Little Vegas Wedding for showcasing Alice & Jimmy as one of the Real Couples featured on their blog!

PS - Scroll down to the end of our vendor guide for a look at something that happened behind the scenes!!!! Don't miss this!!!

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To my bride and groom, Alice & Jimmy....I am so happy to have been a part of your day.  Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Bistro soon!

To my bride and groom, Alice & Jimmy....I am so happy to have been a part of your day.  Looking forward to seeing you at Dolce Bistro soon!


VENDOR + VENUE DETAILS :

CEREMONY VENUE . Chateau Nightclub, Paris Las Vegas

RECEPTION VENUE . Chateau Nightclub, Paris Las Vegas

WEDDING PLANNER . Andrea Eppolito Events 

PHOTOGRAPHER .  Adam Frazier

FLORAL + DECOR . Naakiti Floral 

HAIR + MAKEUP . Your Beauty Call

ENTERTAINMENT . DJ Mike Fox

FLIPBOOK . A Flying Camera

CINEMA . Lighten Films


So What Happened Behind the Scenes?????

That's me...getting checked out by the doctor!  We dropped a statue on my foot while setting up that stunning dress shot.  Broke two toes and fractured another...But it was totally worth it!  And totally embarrassing!  I finished the night though....Because we don't call in sick here!

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.