How Much Fun Was The Knot Rocks WMBA Party at Hyde Bellagio
HYDE Bellagio hosted The Knot Pro Party for WMBA 2015.  Conceived as a hideaway for the glitterati, we transformed the club into an indoor-outdoor broken down mansion worthy of Miss. Faversham.  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.

Ask anyone planning a wedding where the look for information and inspiration, and The Knot will undoubtably be one of the first responses you get.  Since it's inception in 1996, The Knot has been the country's leading go-to source for couples planning weddings both here and abroad.  As an authority on wedding planning and style arbitrator for couples seeking guidance, The Knot is often the first place newly engaged couples register when they begin searching for vendors and looking for expert advice.  So you can imagine how excited I was when they approached me about planning this year's #TheKnotRocksWMBA Event at HYDE Bellagio.

Having opened The Bellagio as a wedding planner in (cough) 1998 and then returning to helm the opening of HYDE in 2011, going there has always felt like going home.  I wanted to do justice to all three iconic brands in a way that felt special and curated and couture, but not overtly in the vein of "wedding" decor.  

My proposal to The Knot Pro team began like this...

Imagine, if you will, a Midsummer Night's Dream come to life....in the decaying mansion of Great Expectations, with just a touch of Sean Parker's woodland wedding....and a hint of Maleficent.

Confused?  So was I when I first began trying to design something that would work in Hyde.  The space itself is so residential and so special; much like an old villa from a place that time forgot.  With a strong, masculine sense and something that feels like the library of a hunter, my goal for the party is to not outthink the room, but to enhance it.   

And enhance it we did!  With special thanks to the creative force that is By Dzign here in Las Vegas, with the lighting techs from HYDE and Bellagio.  

 The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
The entry of  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
The entry way of  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
 We brought the forrest inside at The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
The fireplace was accented with candles and overgrown greenery at  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
We brought the forest insides at The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
Chandeliers that seemed to fall from the sky decorated the patio at The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
Broken crystals fell into the centerpieces for The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to The Knot for entrusting me with this event, and for giving me the creative freedom to play outside of the box, breaking the mold of what I typically do...

Which included, of course, my beautifully dressed models that donned horse heads and glittering fox masks along with jewels by Alexis Bittar, who was also generous enough to dress my team and I in pieces worthy of the event!

What does the fox say?  The hunter and huntress feeling was brought to live with model wearing masks that beckoned you into the space.  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
What does the fox say?  The hunter and huntress feeling was brought to live with model wearing masks that beckoned you into the space.  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
The hunter and huntress feeling was brought to live with model wearing masks that beckoned you into the space.  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
What does the fox say?  The hunter and huntress feeling was brought to live with model wearing masks that beckoned you into the space.  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
Jewelry provided by Brooklyn based designer Alexis Bittar forThe hunter and huntress feeling was brought to live with model wearing masks that beckoned you into the space.  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.

None of this  would have been possible to do without the support and generosity of the many, many people who came together to create and document this glorious event!  Please check out our party pics from John Michael Cooper and Dalisa Cooper of Altf Photography along side my personal images from the Step and Repeat, the photo booth from Joy Squad, and the Slow MotionVideo Booth from Shutterbooth.

Always...

Las Vegas Wedding Designer Andrea Eppolito was tapped by The Knot to plan the 2015 WMBA event.

Thank You to My Friends at The Knot Pro for Making Me a Part of the Family.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner and Event Designer Andrea Eppolito with the Event Team from The Knot.  Andrea was hired by The Knot the produce #TheKnotRocksWMBA2015.  Photo by Altf Photography.
Las Vegas Wedding Planner and Event Designer Andrea Eppolito was hired by The Knot the produce #TheKnotRocksWMBA2015.  Photo by Altf Photography.
The Knot Pro team knows how to party!  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.

THE STEP & REPEAT

Thank you to my colleagues who came out to support me, who worked the registration desk, and who partied along side the rest of WMBA!  From left to right:  Angelica McDonnell of Green Orchid, Andrea Eppolito, Courtney Broadbent of MEET Las Vegas, Paloma Johnson, and Rodney Arnett of The Westin.

Thank you to my colleagues who came out to support me, who worked the registration desk, and who partied along side the rest of WMBA!  From left to right:  Angelica McDonnell of Green Orchid, Andrea Eppolito, Courtney Broadbent of MEET Las Vegas, Paloma Johnson, and Rodney Arnett of The Westin.

I love seeing my logo on the Step & Repeat!  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito with Make Up in the 702 Owner Megan Payne.   The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
 The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
 The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito with Alt F Photography Owner Dalisa Cooper.  
No matter what, no matter when, and no matter where...This man loves me and shows up and makes me better.  Thank you Tony Fisher.

No matter what, no matter when, and no matter where...This man loves me and shows up and makes me better.  Thank you Tony Fisher.

#TheKnotRocksWMBA2015

 The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
 The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
 The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
 The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
Party like a rock star with the bellagio fountains dancing along side you.  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.

Joy Squad Brings Big Photo Booth Fun

Joy-Squad provided super cool props and tons of fun forThe hunter and huntress feeling was brought to live with model wearing masks that beckoned you into the space.  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
Too much fun with great friends atWhat does the fox say?  The hunter and huntress feeling was brought to live with model wearing masks that beckoned you into the space.  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
WPPI President and Altf with Las Vegas Weddign Planner Andrea Eppolito.  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.
Photographers do silly things.  The Knot Pro Party at Hyde Bellagio.  Photo by Altf.com  Event Planning and Design by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Decor by By Dzign.

Have You Seen the Slow-Motion Video From Shutterbooth?

Too Much Fun!

Thank You to Our Creative Partners

Hosted at HYDE Bellagio

Event Planning & Design by Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Floral and Decor by By Dzign

Photography by Altf

Videography by Lighten Films

Music & Entertainment by DJ Austin

Photo Booth by Joy Squad

Slow Motion Video Booth by Shutterbooth

Jewels Provided by Alexis Bittar


Photos © 2015 Altf Photography. All rights reserved.


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.