Las Vegas Wedding at KMAC Blends Black and Pink for a Timeless yet Modern Feeling - Hayley and Bryan

Las Vegas Wedding at KMAC Blends Black and Pink for a Timeless yet Modern Feeling - Hayley and Bryan
Hayley was looking for the Best Las Vegas Wedding Planner, and worked with Andrea Eppolito.  her luxury wedding was a stunner that is soon to be featured on Grace Ormonde Wedding Style.

"I got engaged last night..."

And with those words, my love affair with the bride who came to be known as Princess Hayley began!  When I first got her email, I was actually doing a wedding in Tucson, Arizona, but I wrote her from my iPhone because no bride should have to wait!  After a series of notes and texts, we met in person...Along with her fiancé, Bryan, her father, her sister, and even her brother in law!  Hayley explained that her entire family was relocating to Texas, and she needed a planner who would be at one time mother, father, sister, and best friend.  We hit it off immediately, and I was so happy to be with her over the course of her planning, especially on the days that her family couldn't be.  Over the course of nearly a year we shared so many sushi dates, coffee runs, and meetings that I am now officially "framily" - a friend that the Freeman and Heard clans consider family.  Having gotten to know them all, I have to say...It's an honor!

Brides love Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito!  Haley googled "Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas" and booked Andrea based on reviews and her gallery of real weddings.

Hayley asked me for a wedding unlike anything her friends and family had ever seen before. Her big buzz words were drama, sparkle, bling, and sexy.  Yet at the same time, she wanted to ensure that her wedding would stand the test of time, and that her photos would still look amazing in 20 years.  Challenge accepted!  

Whenever a bride starts the conversation with "nothing anyone has seen before" I always want to start with the dress.  After all, the dress is the showpiece of the day, and the garment that turns a regular woman into a bride.  Knowing that Hayley would never be satisfied with an off the rack wedding dress, I introduced her to Mina Olive.  We worked with the owner, Megan, for 9 months on Hayley's custom blush wedding dress, which featured a fitted bodice embroidered with thousands of crystals and beads, and A line skirt of hand cut rosettes, and a detachable train.  Rather than having a strapless gown, Hayley opted for sheer chiffon straps which were pleated, allowing her to have a more open back.

Custom Blush Wedding Dress by Mina Olive.  

Knowing that she would spend her entire night on the dance floor, Hayley searched for a pair of flats that would hold their own against the drama and pageantry of her dress.  She settled on these crystal embellished Giuseppi Zanetti sandals, which went along with her to her honeymoon.

Bryan, ever the romantic, sent his bride a love note while he dresses with his groomsmen just two floors down.  He donned a classic, timeless black tuxedo that he personalized with dapper cufflinks and a new watch, which was gifted to him by the bride.

The groom sent the bride a love note and personal gift before their luxury Las Vegas wedding.
Groom's Cufflinks and Watch.  Black and white wedding details at a luxury wedding in Las Vegas.  

There is a lot of talk of rings and things while planning a wedding.  I told Hayley when we first met, "There is no such thing as the perfect ring, until the perfect man puts it on your finger."  She loved that, and added two diamond encrusted bands to her engagement ring.  The groom's wedding band was engraved with "I Love you Most."

The groom's wedding band is inscribed with "I Love You Most"

Our friends from Make Up in the 702 were on hand, providing hair and make up to Hayley and the bridal party.  After a few trials, Hayley decided to wear her blonde hair up in a classic chignon.  An antique broach served as her something borrowed, and secured her veil in the back.

An antique hair comb held the veil in place.  Hair by Your Beauty Call.  Luxury Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.
Black and White Bridal Portrait for lux Las Vegas bride. 

Planning the ceremony was one of the most difficult tasks we had, as Bryan dreamt of getting married in a church, and Hayley wanted something outdoors, in front of an art sculpture.  To compromise, we booked a courtyard which sat between The Smith Center and The Las Vegas Children's Discovery Museum.  Knowing what was to come in terms of design and decor later that evening, we designed the ceremony with a soft, romantic palette of white, ivory, and pink.  To soften the architecture, Naakiti Floral hung chiffon drapes topped with stands of crystals.  A circular platform served as the staging, and we set two large glass pillars at the top and the back of the aisle.  Topped with roses and hydrangea, and with crystals hanging down around the base they were both timeless and modern.  

Circular Stage Platform for luxury Las Vegas wedding at The Smith Center.
Wedding Ceremony at The Smith Center. 
Wedding Aisle pew markers with lavender roses, white hydrangea, and crystals by Naakiti Floral for a luxury outdoor wedding.

Bryan was so looking forward to marrying Hayley, and beamed as he walked down the aisle with his brother.  They were followed by a team groomsmen in sharp, tailored tuxedos escorting bridesmaids in black Amsale gowns, courtesy of Bella Bridesmaid.  Pink and lavender roses provided a pop of color.

The Groom at his lux Las Vegas wedding. 
When you have more bridesmaids then groomsmen, have each guy walk two girls down the aisle.
Two ring bearers in tuxes.  I love kids at a wedding.  
Maid of Honor in Black Amsale gown.  Pink bouquet and black dress.
The groom waiting at the aisle for his bride.  

So there is always this moment before the bride goes down the aisle.  I adjust her bouquet, tend to her dress, fix her veil, and in this moment nothing else matters.  As I stood there waiting with Hayley and her father, I was struck by how proud he was of her and her choice, how ready she was to marry Bryan, and I just thought that it was one of the most perfect parts of the day.  When  she turned the corner, there was a collective gasp at how beautiful she looked.

Bride being walked down the aisle in a custom wedding gown in Las Vegas. 
Bride being given away by her father at a luxury wedding in Las Vegas.
Pink Bouquets and Black Bridesmaid Dresses
Luxury Las Vegas Wedding Vows at The Smith Center. 
Arial view of the wedding ceremony.  Luxury Las Vegas Wedding Planner

As a surprise to Hayley and Bryan, we arranged to have a shower of rose petals fall from the balcony above in celebration of their first kiss.  No one but my team had any idea that this was coming! As they kisses we opened bundles of petals, eliciting "awe's" (and hundreds of photos) from the crowd. 

Rose Petal Confetti at First Kiss.  Unique things to do at a luxury wedding.

While the guests moved over to the Keep Memory Alive Center for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, the bridal party stayed behind for portraits.  Both Dalisa and John Michael Cooper were on hand, and as always, the end results were just spectacular.

Bridal Party Photo at The Smith Center.
Bridal Party Portrait in front of The Smith Center
The groomsmen looked dashing in all black tuxedos.
White Bridal Bouquet and Pink and Lavender Bridesmaid Bouquets by Naakiti Floral.
Black and White Bridal Portraits by Alt F for High Fashion Wedding Photos in Las Vegas.
Bridal Portraits by Alt F for High Fashion Wedding Photos in Las Vegas.

Can we all just take a moment and look at this bridal portrait of Hayley?!?!  The dress, the face, the tulle...I literally stopped breathing when I saw this.  It will go down as one of my favorite bridal photos of all time!

Custom Wedding Gown in Blush by Mina Olive.

A princess bride cannot drive to her wedding in just anything!  We stopped short of a horse and carriage, opting instead for a black Rolls Royce Phantom with suicide doors.

Wedding Transportation was a Rolls Royce Phantom.  Such a classy touch. 

Guests entered the Keep Memory Alive Center to find a team of waiters standing at the ready, with silver trays filled with champagne.  Hanging from each glass was a scrolled escort card denoting the guests name and table number.  

Golden Scrolls hung from Champagne Glasses and served as escort cards.  Luxury wedding touched.  Personalized wedding decor.
Luxury touched - Scrolled Escort Cards hung from champagne glasses.

Luxury touched - Scrolled Escort Cards hung from champagne glasses.

The reception was the perfect blend of masculine and feminine.  Tables were dressed with black sequence and black satin linens, and topped with ivory and pink floral arrangements in varying heights.  From the ceiling we hung black chandeliers, and in the center of the room we set a white dance floor with the couple's monogram.  The bride and groom's sweetheart table was anchored with a black tufted love seat and a row of floating candles.  We worked with lighting designers to create a progressive lighting display that moved from soft pink to amber, and on to deep purples and white.  

Luxury Las Vegas Wedding at Keep Memory Alive Center.
Black Couch and Black Sequence Table Cloth at Luxury Las Vegas Wedding at Keep Memory Alive Center.
White Monogramed Dance Floor at Luxury Las Vegas Wedding at Keep Memory Alive Center.
Pink and Black Wedding with Sequence Table Cloths.

If the dress is the showpiece of the day, then the cake is the star of the night.  And this cake brought the WOW factor in a big, big way. Created by Tiffany Jones of Peridot Sweets, this seven tiered creation boasted a different flavor and a different filling on each layer.  It was suspended from the rigging by three Swarovski encrusted ropes, and swung on a glass base.  Set just off to the side of the couple, it was seen from every angle in the room, and cold even be seen through the windows from the street.

Hanging seven tiered Wedding Cake by Peridot Sweets.  Las Vegas Wedding at Keep Memory Alive Center.
hanging seven tiered wedding cake at a luxury las vegas wedding.
Hayley & Bryan - Bridal portraits in front of the Keep Memory Alive Events Center.  Luxury Las Vegas Wedding Planner.
Wedding at KMAC Las Vegas.  Luxury Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shared Alt F Wedding Portraits of Bryan and Hayley Heard.
Wedding at KMAC Las Vegas.  Luxury Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito shared Alt F Wedding Portraits of Bryan and Hayley Heard.

I almost can't talk about their first dance, except to say that I will never, ever forget the moment that they took to the floor.  The music started, and we were all prepared for a traditional waltz.  Instead, as Justin Timberlake crooned "Mirrors" Hayley and Bryan proceeded to do a sexy rhumba that had two hundred and twenty five people out of their seats, up on their chairs, and clapping to the music. It was one of the most rousing moments of my entire career!  They looked so comfortable and were just experts out on that dance floor.  The way that they moved together and interacted with their guests was playful and sexy and just amazing!

Choreographed first dance to Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" was fantastic.  Best Wedding Planner Las Vegas according to brides.
The Bride during her first dance.
The groom during the first dance.  
The Bride & Groom's first dance was to Justin Timberlake's Mirrors.

The Bride & Groom's first dance was to Justin Timberlake's Mirrors.

After a dance like that, I figured that they deserved a cocktail!  And as I delivered Hayley her drink I got my first good look at her rings on her hand.  She asked for bling, and Bryan delivered!

The bride showed off her new bling to Premiere Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

If the first dance was all fun and light and love, the parent dances were just full of sentimental moments.  If there is one time during a wedding that I'm sure to cry, it's during the parent dances!

Father Daughter Dance in Las Vegas.  Wedding Designed by Luxury Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.
Mother Son Dance in Las Vegas.  Wedding Designed by Luxury Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

After their three course dinner prepared by Master Chef Gustav Mauler, the bridal party took to the floor for a choreographed version of Pharrell's "Happy."  One thing about this group - They could dance!  The floor was packed all night, with guests stepping away only to enjoy the open air photo booth provided y The Joy Squad.

Groomsman Dance
Las vegas Bride Dancing
Group Dance to the Harlem Shuffle
Las Vegas Wedding Planner with Bride on Dance Floor
Open air photo booth by The Joy Squad - Perfect for Luxury Weddings in Las Vegas.

When the time came to cut the cake, Hayley and Bryan were very careful not to topple it off of it's swing!  They cut into the bottom layer, which was rich chocolate with marscapone cheese filling, and kept the top layer of Maple Bacon for themselves!

Bride and Groom Cutting the Cake.  Wedding Cake by Peridot Sweets at Keep Memory Alive Center.
Luxury Las Vegas Wedding Planner.  Kisses and Wedding Cake.  Hanging Wedding Cake by Peridot Sweets. 

A cake like this isn't only a piece of art, it's a structural feat!  To ensure that it was properly handled and served, Chef Tiffany returned to disassemble the cake and slice it for guests to enjoy.

The 7 tiered wedding cake required a professional pastry chef to cut and serve it.  Las Vegas Luxury Wedding.  Wedding Cake by Peridot Sweets.

As the night came to a close, guests gathered around Hayley and Bryan as they shared their last dance to John Legend's "All Of Me."  

In the words of DJ Mike Fox, it was "absolutely perfect."

Last Dance of the Night - All of Me by John Legend is such a beautiful wedding song.

Last Dance of the Night - All of Me by John Legend is such a beautiful wedding song.

Always...

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Thank you, Hayley & Bryan, for inviting me into your Framily!

I will forever love and adore you, your families, and your friends.  

Congratulations!!!

 

Luxury Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Venue & Vendor Information

Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito Events

Photography:  Alt F Photography

Videography:  Lighten Films

Floral:  Naakiti Floral

Decor:  Sit On This Chair

Venue:  Keep Memory Alive Center

Wedding Dress:  Mina Olive

Beauty:  Make Up in the 702

Cake:  Peridot Sweets

Invitations and Stationary:  Paper & Home

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY 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. Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013), 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.