Megan and Alan - Behind the Scenes at A Penthouse Wedding at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Please Do Not Disturb - There are people getting married in the penthouse at Caesars Palace Las Vegas!  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

Please Do Not Disturb - There are people getting married in the penthouse at Caesars Palace Las Vegas!  Photo by Andrea Eppolito.

I met Megan and Alan 377 days before their wedding in the ultra-exclusive Penthouse Villa of Caesars Palace.  That's just over a full year of planning, meetings, phone calls, text messages, and wine that went into transforming the space, so posh and private that it will never even be seen by most visitors into a wedding venue that would give the bride and groom a wedding with all of the formality and tradition that one would have in a traditional ballroom.

When your venue is literally a Roman Palace, you need to plan a wedding that would make the Gods proud.  To do that, we called upon our most trusted partners and friends at Naakiti Floral and Sit on This, who over the course of 6 visits and many sketches softened the space, taking it from residential to magical with draping, lighting, florals, and a whole lot of crystal.

Transforming a suite into a wedding venue takes time and quite a bit of production!  Naakiti Floral had a full day of load in, hanging custom drapes, rearranging furniture, and creating vignettes for lighting to set the perfect stage. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  | Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Transforming a suite into a wedding venue takes time and quite a bit of production!  Naakiti Floral had a full day of load in, hanging custom drapes, rearranging furniture, and creating vignettes for lighting to set the perfect stage.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  | Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

The bride dreamed of wearing Pnina Tornai, and Alan made certain that dream cam true, sending her to Kleinfeld New York and even arranging for her to meet Pnina during her first visit. The dress, a modern ball gown with an open back, nude corset  called for more traditional hair and make up.  In keeping with our Roman Goddess theme, the stylist from Your Beauty Call added a piece of Swarovski head jewelry to Megan's half up do, and added modern make up.

Your Beauty Call owners Janine Cali and LaVey Kindred set bride Megan's custom hair jewelry before her maid of honor helped set her Pnina Tornai Veil. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  | Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Your Beauty Call owners Janine Cali and LaVey Kindred set bride Megan's custom hair jewelry before her maid of honor helped set her Pnina Tornai Veil.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  | Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Meanwhile, John Michael Cooper of Alt F Photography set the dress up in the dining room.  He proclaimed that this would be one of the dress shots of the year, and in an effort not to ruin it, I am sharing only my image of him shooting the dress from behind.

John Michael Cooper of Alt F Photography was on hand to shoot portraits and details along side his wife and partner, Dalisa.  I love having these two on hand - together they are just dynamic! Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  | Photography Professional:  AltF  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

John Michael Cooper of Alt F Photography was on hand to shoot portraits and details along side his wife and partner, Dalisa.  I love having these two on hand - together they are just dynamic!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  | Photography Professional:  AltF  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

During our first call, Megan told me that she was going to be my "Bling Bride"...Ya think?!?!

Those baby shoes for the couple's three month old daughter, Beyonca, are everything!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  | Photography Professional:  AltF  |  Wedding Shoes:  Benjamin Adams   |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  | Photography Professional:  AltF  |  Wedding Shoes:  Benjamin Adams   |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Not one to be upstaged by the bride, Alan took his own fashion risks, making a statement in a custom designed and hand tailored tux by his long time friend and designer, Sacino, who is based in Tampa, Florida.

Only my groom Alan could make such a bold statement look this damn good!   Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Groom's Attire: Custom Sacino  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Only my groom Alan could make such a bold statement look this damn good!  

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Groom's Attire: Custom Sacino  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Custom pieces aren't just for the bride anymore!  Bespoke shoes and belts are becoming a staple for grooms everywhere. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Groom's Attire: Custom Sacino  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Custom pieces aren't just for the bride anymore!  Bespoke shoes and belts are becoming a staple for grooms everywhere.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Groom's Attire: Custom Sacino  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

The Husband to Be, Alan, calming his nerves along side a guy who's been through this a time or two; our very own Tony Fisher. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Groom's Attire: Custom Sacino  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

The Husband to Be, Alan, calming his nerves along side a guy who's been through this a time or two; our very own Tony Fisher.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Groom's Attire: Custom Sacino  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

For Alan, getting ready simply meant a shower and a shave before slipping into his tux. Megan's preparations required a bit more!  It took myself and her five bridesmaids to lace up the back of that dress!

Time to slide into the wedding dress!  With a corset that measured over 12 inches long and tulle that went on for days, getting Megan dressed was a group affair! Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Time to slide into the wedding dress!  With a corset that measured over 12 inches long and tulle that went on for days, getting Megan dressed was a group affair!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Megan wanted a bouquet that would make a statement, and stand up against the intricacy of her Pnina Tornai gown.  Randi and her team at Naakiti created this Glamelia from the petals of over three dozen roses.  The Swarovski trim was an additional touch we decided on just weeks before the wedding. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Megan wanted a bouquet that would make a statement, and stand up against the intricacy of her Pnina Tornai gown.  Randi and her team at Naakiti created this Glamelia from the petals of over three dozen roses.  The Swarovski trim was an additional touch we decided on just weeks before the wedding.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

There is little I love like I love a tulle veil and a gorgeous engagement ring!  And that necklace!   Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

There is little I love like I love a tulle veil and a gorgeous engagement ring!  And that necklace!  

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Guests began arriving and took their seats on the patio, which Naakiti had transformed into a ceremony space, for the 5 PM wedding.  As Alan waited at the end of the aisle, Megan emerged out from behind a crystal curtain to meet her father and walk down the aisle!

The father of the bride gave her away. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

The father of the bride gave her away.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Megan emerged from behind a silk and crystal drape, meeting her father who walked her down the aisle to her waiting groom. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Megan emerged from behind a silk and crystal drape, meeting her father who walked her down the aisle to her waiting groom.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Truly behind the scenes of Lighten FIlm's lens. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Truly behind the scenes of Lighten FIlm's lens.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

You may kiss the bride! Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

You may kiss the bride!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

A kiss on the hand... Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

A kiss on the hand...

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

This is where things got tricky...And fun!  We invited the guests inside for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and closing the drapes.  Behind the scenes, we had a team of over 10 butlers from Caesars Palace, crew members from Naakiti, and my own staff that came together to remove one fully designed set, and install another.

Transforming a space, especially one that is somewhat tight and of a unique shape, is not easy. Doing it without any traditional storage space, and without disrupting any of the guests or tipping our hand and showing what was happening was quite a challenge, and I have to commend each staff member that came together and made this happen so quickly and seamlessly.  It was nothing short of miraculous.

All hands were on deck to transform the balcony, removing the ceremony set up and bringing in custom tables, chairs, linens, and florals for the five course dinner reception.

All hands were on deck to transform the balcony, removing the ceremony set up and bringing in custom tables, chairs, linens, and florals for the five course dinner reception.

Megan's wish for a modern day fairytale was complete with amazing, wavy blush linens, platinum chiavari chairs, and flowers in purples, pinks, lavenders, and blue.  Alan hand selected the king and queen chairs without Megan's knowledge, the black trim adding a touch of masculinity to the decidedly feminine space. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Megan's wish for a modern day fairytale was complete with amazing, wavy blush linens, platinum chiavari chairs, and flowers in purples, pinks, lavenders, and blue.  Alan hand selected the king and queen chairs without Megan's knowledge, the black trim adding a touch of masculinity to the decidedly feminine space.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

The penthouse villas of Caesars Palace are not available to the general public, and require special approval, making this venue not only unique to Megan and Alan, but a once in a lifetime location for a once in a lifetime kind of love. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

The penthouse villas of Caesars Palace are not available to the general public, and require special approval, making this venue not only unique to Megan and Alan, but a once in a lifetime location for a once in a lifetime kind of love.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Megan and Alan took their place at the head table, which allowed them to look out over the environment we had created, and all of their guests.  They looked so happy and so in love. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Megan and Alan took their place at the head table, which allowed them to look out over the environment we had created, and all of their guests.  They looked so happy and so in love.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

While the group enjoyed dinner, we once again headed inside, moving around the furniture and brining in the cake, which was set to be a surprise for everyone, including our bride and groom! 

As with every other element of the wedding, the cake needed to sparkle and shine.  Tiffany Sheree-Jones of Peridot Sweets not only designed and made the cake, but she hand crafted the base, which sat upon a custom designed pedestal.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

As with every other element of the wedding, the cake needed to sparkle and shine.  Tiffany Sheree-Jones of Peridot Sweets not only designed and made the cake, but she hand crafted the base, which sat upon a custom designed pedestal.  

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Originally, Megan has her heart set on a hanging cake.  It was all she talked about and pinned, but I had to say no!  The truth is, while they are amazing, I have done it twice this season, and I really believe that each wedding needs to be a unique expression of the couple, and not just a knock off of something they have seen before.  And so I asked Megan to trust me and, begrudgingly, she did.  I promised her a wedding cake display unlike anything she or her guests had ever seen before.  We turned chandelier trend upside down, literally, and placed the cake on top of it on a custom made stand that was hand crafted by Peridot Sweets owner Tiffany Sheree-Jones.  

My heart raced as I presented the cake to Megan, and her reaction was priceless!

That look!  Megan loved her cake set up, and all of the guests raved about it, taking photos and posing for pictures near the stand throughout the night. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Wedding Cake: Peridot Sweets  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

That look!  Megan loved her cake set up, and all of the guests raved about it, taking photos and posing for pictures near the stand throughout the night.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Wedding Cake: Peridot Sweets  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

The bride and groom in their Villa, with their custom cake display just waiting to be cut! Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Wedding Cake: Peridot Sweets  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

The bride and groom in their Villa, with their custom cake display just waiting to be cut!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Wedding Cake: Peridot Sweets  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

After their entrees, guests were lead back inside through the drapes for cake, coffee, and a heartfelt thank you from our bride and groom.  They marveled at the cake, taking photos, snacking on small desserts, and enjoying after dinner drinks before Megan and Alan cut the cake.  

All the while....

Cake Cutting and Kisses. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Wedding Cake: Peridot Sweets  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Cake Cutting and Kisses.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Wedding Cake: Peridot Sweets  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Our ever gracious bride and groom took to the floor, thanking their friends and family for traveling to Las Vegas from around the world to attend their wedding. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Our ever gracious bride and groom took to the floor, thanking their friends and family for traveling to Las Vegas from around the world to attend their wedding.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

We were once again gutting the patio, removing any and all traces of a wedding reception, and installing sleek white furniture pieces, creating an ultra lounge reminiscent of PURE during it's heyday!

Set Change Number 3!  We once again changed over the balcony, removing the reception set up and creating an ultra lounge in the feeling of vintage PURE Las Vegas.  And we did it all in less than 45 minutes! Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Set Change Number 3!  We once again changed over the balcony, removing the reception set up and creating an ultra lounge in the feeling of vintage PURE Las Vegas.  And we did it all in less than 45 minutes!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

DJ Mike Fox took to the mic, summoning guests to the party, which began with Megan and Alan's first dance.  For such a modern couple, the groom selected a rather traditional song in Kenny Roger's "Lady" - but it was perfect!  The song spoke to every feeling that Alan has for his bride, and added so much emotion and class and sophistication to the nightlife feel of the patio.

The couple's first dance was to Kenny Roger's "Lady" and it was swoon worthy, for sure! Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Wedding Cake: Peridot Sweets  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

The couple's first dance was to Kenny Roger's "Lady" and it was swoon worthy, for sure!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Wedding Cake: Peridot Sweets  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Megan then brought her single friends to the floor and tossed the bouquet, starting a frenzy which opened up the dance floor and brought out the party vibe!

A moment before tossing the bouquet. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

A moment before tossing the bouquet.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Having had quite the day of hair and makeup, ceremony and dinner, cake and dancing, Megan took the opportunity to shed her veil and her very high shoes, getting more comfortable and getting down with her friends and family on the floor!

As the night progressed, Megan dropper her lace edged veil off in the suite, getting more comfortable and ready to party! Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

As the night progressed, Megan dropper her lace edged veil off in the suite, getting more comfortable and ready to party!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Her Benjamin Adam shoes were left behind as well, traded in for a more dance friendly platform. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

Her Benjamin Adam shoes were left behind as well, traded in for a more dance friendly platform.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

The groom was in full blown relaxation mode as well, discarding his jacket and taking his bride for another turn on the dance floor.  In a nod to his life long dedication to training in all forms of personal security, Alan jokingly arranged for two security guards to be on hand, guaranteeing that his new bride would be protected!  At one point the joined our couple on the dance floor, giving them just enough room for a semi-private dance, and giving us a great photo opp!

The groom, a security buff and hobbyist, hired two men to (half) jokingly stand guard over the most important thing in his life, his new family! Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

The groom, a security buff and hobbyist, hired two men to (half) jokingly stand guard over the most important thing in his life, his new family!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna |  Behind the Scenes Photos:  Andrea Eppolito

As it often happens with me and my brides, the line between planner and friend gets blurred, and we become a part of each others lives in such a unique and special way.  I love that!

My bride, Megan Swanagan Bridges, is now my friend.  Thank you for picking me, for trusting me, and for taking me on quite the planning adventure! Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Tornai  

My bride, Megan Swanagan Bridges, is now my friend.  Thank you for picking me, for trusting me, and for taking me on quite the planning adventure!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events  |  Las Vegas Wedding Venue:  Caesars Palace  |  Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral & Sit On This  |  Wedding Gown:  Pnina Torna 

After all was said and done, the newly married Mr. & Mrs. Bridges were off to celebrate, and I headed home to sort through a few hundred photos.  A day later, Alan called and invited my husband and I to join them along with six other fabulous couples at a private dinner at Giada's.  We accepted immediately, eating, drinking, laughing and toasting long into the night.

I have a feeling that for these two, the celebration isn't going to end any time soon!

Alt F Photography just published a selection of Megan and Alan's professional photos on their blog, which you can see here!  And I'll be featuring a full gallery in the coming weeks...Stay Tuned!

Always...

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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.