From the moment Ann called me, I was smitten with her! And what's not to love! There's here wicked sense of humor, her sharp commentary and just a touch of sarcasm that is tempered by the ever so sweet Southern accent that finds its way into every conversation. Add in her passion for law, autumn, her dog and (of course) Andre...
I knew that we were going to have an amazing time planning together! The only glitch? I was already booked with Diane & Barry for the day! Still, I could not not work with these two, and so we set off together with the understanding that I would plan the day, and Tony Fisher (my partner in business and in life) would be with them on the big day!
The day began with Ann getting her glam on thanks to the team at Square Salon (who handled hair) and the ever talented Lori J White who provided in-suite make up services. Ann's classically beautiful bridal style was made complete with an Alita Graham for Kleinfeld gown brought to Vegas by the stylish and wonderful ladies of Couture Bride Las Vegas.
Ann and Andre's wedding ceremony took place at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Summerlin. Both Ann and Andre attend services with this congregation, and their full mass infused the day with a sense of tradition, reverence elegance and love.
The Valencia Ballroom is features fantastically high, vaulted ceilings dressed with wooden beams. A large wrought iron chandelier hangs overhead while the surrounding windows allow for gorgeous mountain views. Taking inspiration from the chandelier, the season and the couple's love of rich colors, Naakiti Floral dressed the space in ivory colored linens and tall bronze hued candelabras topped with roses and hydrangea.
Immediately after being announced to their guests Ann & Andre took to the floor for their first dance.
Guests feasted on freshly tossed salads, pasta cooked to order and stations of carved beef as a band played into the night. At the end of the evening Ann & Andre cut into an elegant four tiered wedding cake. The photos of them kissing afterwards is one of my favorites of the evening!
Thank you Tony & Shana for sending me text messages, emails and Instagrams throughout the evening so I felt like I was there...And for making sure that Ann & Andre had the wedding of their dreams!
Ann & Ande ~ Thank you for trusting us and allowing us to be a part of your day! I enjoyed every second with you and look forward to seeing you both again soon!
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!
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