"It Will Always Be Us" - The Timeless Wedding of Janylle Radden and Zach Alter

Janylle Radden married Zach Alter at The Westin Lake Las Vegas.

Wedding Planning & Event Design by Andrea Eppolito  |  Images by AltF Photography - All Rights Reserved.

Janylle Radden married Zach Alter at The Westin Lake Las Vegas.  Their wedding theme was Pelican Hill meets Ibiza.   Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

Janylle Radden married Zach Alter at The Westin Lake Las Vegas.  Their wedding theme was Pelican Hill meets Ibiza.  

Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

The defining moment of this wedding came when our couple exchanged their own vows.  The bride, Janylle, ended hers its “It will always be us”.  The groom, Zach, laughed as he started his, strangely enough, with the exact same words: It will always be us.

Throughout the planning process and all that life placed in front of Janylle and Zach, they never lost sight of who they are as a couple, who they wanted to be, and why they were doing this.  It’s a gorgeous wedding, but a better love story.

But first, there was planning to be done!

"I don't know how to explain this, but all I keep thinking is I want Pelican Hill meets Ibiza," the bride, Janylle Radden, told me the first time we spoke.  "I don't even know what that means."  Fortunately for Janylle, I got it.  "You want to start off as Olivia Pope and end the night like Beyonce.  You want elegance and class and timeless glamour that leads to a wild and sexy party."

Pelican Hill meets Ibiza.  Done and Done.

Strapless "Nude" wedding dress by P'Nina Tornai.  Naked Wedding Dress.  Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Sexy Red Bottom Wedding Shoes.   Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin

Janylle and Zach met one afternoon in a dive bar in Arizona.  The bride, having recently relocated, stopped in for a drink with a girlfriend.  The groom, a fast talking jokester, walked by while making a wise cracking comment about her jacket.  While it may not sound like the making of a love story, the couple's chemistry was undeniable and the truth is that as drinks turned to lunch, and lunch to dinner, both Janylle and Zach knew that what they stumbled upon that day was something bigger than both of them.  And since that day, they have never been apart.  

Groom in white tuxedo with groomsmen in classic black tuxes. Janylle Radden married Zach Alter at The Westin Lake Las Vegas.  Their wedding theme was Pelican Hill meets Ibiza.   Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

As the owner of Ball Before the Chain, a travel and events company that specialized in luxury getaways for couples celebrating bachelor and bachelorette parties, Janylle has experience in producing spectacular experiences, and wanted nothing short of extraordinary for her guests.  The groom, an executive for the popular She Knows blog, shared the bride's fashion forward style, timeless sensibilities, desire for a progressive evening that would start off with a focus on emotion, and end with a raging party.

Corset Back P'Nina Tornai Wedding Dress from Kleinfeld.   Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Corset Back P'Nina Tornai Wedding Dress from Kleinfeld.   Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

The bride's father, who served as couple's "wedding benefactor", had fallen in love with The Westin Lake Las Vegas during a golf trip, and was certain that it would serve as the ideal location for Janylle and Zach's wedding.  Set upon 320 acres of a man made lake, and just 30 minutes away from the lights of the Las Vegas Strip, the resort offered sweeping views of the mountains and water, an exotic Moroccan backdrop, gold, dining, and shopping at the local village.  

After a weekend filled with pre-wedding festivities such as golf tours, shopping, spa services, and dinner, the bride and groom woke up together on a perfect fall morning.  As the team from Flora Couture unloaded truckfuls of roses, hydrangea, tulips, and ranunculus, the bride and her bridesmaids readied themselves in a suite on the lake.  As her P'Nina Tornai gown and Christian Louboutin shoes hung in the distance, the beauty team of Make Up in the 702 tended to the ladies, providing hair and make up services.  

Bridal Portrait.   Corset Back P'Nina Tornai Wedding Dress from Kleinfeld.   Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Corset Back P'Nina Tornai Wedding Dress from Kleinfeld.   Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

Janylle debated whether or not she should carry a bouquet down the aisle; as her wedding planner, I told her that I thought she should have one to occupy her hands in case she got nervous.  But in her heart of hearts, she knew that she didn't have a connection to a tied arrangement of flowers.  "What could I hold onto that means more than my father's arm? Or the hand of my future husband?" she asked.  And with that, I knew she was right.  

Corset Back P'Nina Tornai Lace Wedding Dress.  Kleinfeld Bride.  Say Yes To the Dress. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Bridesmaids carried small white ranunculus.  Bride wore a lace P'Nina Tornai Wedding Dress by P'Nina Tornai. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  

So with the sun is the distance, on the water of Lake Las Vegas, Janylle was walked down the aisle on the arm of her father, walked down an aisle lined with modern mirrored pillar bases, topped with lush groupings of roses, hydrangea, ranunculus, and tulips.   The bride carried one lone rose which she gifted to her mother.  And as the ceremony was presided over by her brother, Janylle Radden married Zach Alter in a once in a lifetime ceremony that was overrun with flowers, candles, and so much love.

Modern and romantic lakeside wedding. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Aisle lined with Jeff Leatham style Centerpieces.  Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
White and blush wedding ceremony with angled flowers. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Bride carried one rose to present to her mother. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Groom is escorted by his mother and father. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Father of the bride lifts her veil.  Blusher veil. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

The defining moment of this wedding came when the bride read her vows to the groom.  She ended with the words, "And remember when this is over, it will just be us."  With that, the groom laughed.  He opened is vows and said, "Funny enough....Janylle, it will always be us."  How could two people be so in love, so in sync, that where one's vows end, the other's begin?  I don't think I will ever forget that moment.  It was magic.

Personal Hand Written Vows. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Ivory and Blush Wedding at Lake Las Vegas.  Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Outdoor wedding in Las Vegas.  Gazebo with drapes and lots of flowers.  Pelican Hill Style Wedding. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Pregnant bridesmaid in Two Birds dress.  Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Bride and Groom First Kiss.  Wedding in Pelican Hill Style.  Gazebo with Drapes and Flowers.  Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Black and White Photo of bride and groom kissing at Lake Las Vegas. Veil in the wind. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

After spending a moment alone, the newlyweds rejoined their wedding party and family for a series of stunning photos before heading to the cocktail hour, where they enjoyed mixed drinks, passed hors d’oeuvres, readings from family, and even a special musical performance, which lead guests into the reception.

Wedding photos on golf course. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Lake and golf course wedding photos in las vegas. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Fun and funky bridal party portraits. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Groomsmen Portrait. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Wedding photos under palm tress. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Family plays music. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Guests light candles. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

The Bakara Ballroom, once a private gaming space for discrete resort guests, is styled with old-world, Moroccan details.  A mixed pattern carpet, sculpted and curved pillars, and dark wood trims are off set with star shaped accent pieces that hang above.  To bring some light into the space, we brought in thick drapes in a soft golden color which we hung around the white dance floor in the center of the rooms.  Surrounding this were mixed tables, both round and banquet style, dressed in crushed ivory linens.  The flowers which previously lined the ceremony aisle were transformed into centerpieces both high and low.  Votive candles in metallic casings, blush satin napkins, and glittering table numbers completed the look, which was both modern and romantic.

Romantic wedding reception with ivory and gold at Lake Las Vegas. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Tall centerpieces with candle light. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Low pink and white centerpieces with candles. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
White and gold wedding cake under a draped tent. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

Our bride and groom sat alone at the top of the room, their sweetheart table being decorated with “Mr. & Mrs.” signs.  And to their right, a circular tent with a swinging chandelier housed their wedding cake.  A simple, clean 4 tiered confection of white with thick fondant accents sat at the center of the tent, allowing the couple’s golden hued monogram and wedding date to take center stage.

Sweetheart table with Mr. and Mrs. Signs and pink and ivory candles. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

The bride and groom entered the room to the roar of a cheering crowd, as DJ Harry O played the classic hit “SHOUT!”.  Friends and family gathered round our newlyweds, kicking off the reception with a great dance set, high energy, and so much fun. 

Bride and Groom enter to Shout! Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Couple grand entrance. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
The crowd dances to Shout. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Group first dance at wedding. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

 Once the song came to an end, guests too their seats, leaving the bride and groom alone to share their first dance to "Love on Top” by Beyonce.  

Bride and Groom First Dance to Love on Top by Beyonce. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Black and white image of first dance at luxury wedding. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Black and White image of wedding first dance. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Luxury wedding has first dance. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Black and White Photo of the First Dance. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  | Venue: The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

Through course after course, and with toast after toast, the mood was lightened and guests began to let down their hair.  With DJ Harry O on music, guests filled the dance floor, waving personalized light sabers and donning glasses with the couple’s initials imprinted across the front. 

Father of the Bride Toast at luxury wedding. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Bestman gives speech at luxury wedding. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Bridesmaids in Two Birds Champagne Dresses. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Couple at Wedding. Vendor Credits: Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
dancing bridesmaids.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Guests dancing at wedding.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Keeping the dance floor packed at a wedding.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Grandparents dance at wedding.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

Finally, the bride and groom took a moment to cut their wedding cake, making a toast and thanking their guests for joining them.  As cake was passed around to guests, a line formed at Shutterbooth’s private photo station, and as the night came to a close guests left with customized S’mores kits, ideal for roasting by the lake or taking home to enjoy later.

Bride & groom cut the cake.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Bride & Groom kissing and cutting wedding cake.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Bride feeds the groom.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
The bride and groom sharing a special glass of wine and cake with her father.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Bridesmaids dance in Two Birds Dresses with Foam Sticks.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Selfie at wedding.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Bride and Groom Last Dance.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
Best. Day. Ever. Printed napkins.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

At the very end of the evening, with the groom’s tie undone and the bride in her party shoes, I managed to steal them away for a quick photo. They headed out together with their family and friends, and the next morning woke to the most incredible surprise.  A hotel guests, so taken with the set up of their wedding ceremony, actually took photos from their private balcony.  With the help of the resort concierge, they tracked our bride and groom down and sent them a handful of very special wedding photos.  

Guest iphone wedding photo.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse
iPhone photo at wedding. Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

As the months have passed, Janylle and I have stayed in touch, even meeting up for a sushi dinner while she was back in Las Vegas on business.  Every now and then I find myself sharing a text with her, and I smile, knowing that what started out as a job turned into a friendship.  And I just can’t wait to see what the future brings for the new Mr. and Mrs. Alter.

Always...

Premiere Wedding Planner Las Vegas

 

 

Luxury Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito with bride and groom.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas  |  Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture |  Photography:  Altf Photography  |  Videography: Something New Films  | Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets  |  Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702  |  Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai  |  Veil: Kleinfeld New York  |  Shoes:  Christian Louboutin  |  Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

Venue and Vendor Credits:

Thank you so very much to the amazingly talented teams that came together to produce this once in a lifetime wedding weekend.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events

Ceremony:  Andalusian Gardens at The Westin Lake Las Vegas

Reception:  Baraka Ballroom at The Westin Lake Las Vegas

Floral & Decor:  Flora Couture

Photography:  Altf Photography

Videography: Something New Films

Music:  DJ Harry O

Wedding Cake:  Peridot Sweets

Beauty by:  Make Up in the 702

Wedding Gown: P'Nina Tornai

Veil: Kleinfeld New York

Shoes:  Christian Louboutin

Tuxedo:  Men's Warehouse

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.