Moments into my first phone call with Stephanie, I found myself saying, "This is my bride." We share a love of all things neutral, adore white and grey, tend to favor soft, neutral accents, and believe that there is not such thing as "too much" when it comes to details and more details.
Having just relocated from Canada to Las Vegas, Stephanie Di Lallo and her groom, Justin Oliver, wanted a destination wedding that would take their guests off strip to a magical garden setting. With The Westin Lake Las Vegas as our host hotel we designed a day filled with classical, elegant colors, luxury touches, and a lighting system that we literally imagined and brought to life.
Special thanks to Rodney Arnett of The Westin Lake Las and the team for their warm hospitality culinary genius, and flexibility!
This is one wedding that you do not want to miss...There are so many gorgeous photos - grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and prepare to fall in love with every one of them!
My bride Stephanie spent the morning of March 29, 2015 enjoying champagne and girl talk with her mother, family, and friends in the Presidential Suite at the The Westin Lake Las Vegas. With her gorgeous gown and couture shoes waiting to be slipped on, she and her bridal party were treated to beauty services by RED Hair and Make Up.
With guests seated on the patio of Lotus Court, the bride and groom met at the Chuppah for their interfaith lakeside wedding ceremony.
As the guests enjoyed the cocktail hour and live music, the bride and groom took a few moments together, and with their baby, Cha Cha. J.Anne Photography snapped some stunning formal portraits of Stephanie and Justin, along with their bridal party.
Upon entering the reception, guests were greeted with a glass of champagne (the bride's favorite) that featured hanging platinum escort cards. To personalize them and differentiate them from other scrolled escort cards we have seen, we added icons of fish, chicken, cows, and plants to denote the guests meal selections. Genius!
Long banquet tables were dressed with White Duping linens topped with mirrored table runners, high and low white and blush centerpieces, and scattered candles. Lucite Chiavari Chairs with ivory cushions surrounded the tables, and pashminas were placed for the ladies if they felt a chill.
Stephanie and Justin were announced just as the sun set. They took a moment to enjoy a series of toasts and blessings from their wedding guests before enjoying a 5 course meal prepared by the culinary team at The Westin Lake Las Vegas.
In a wedding where every detail was "the most important thing" Stephanie was very clear about her desire to have live music. In fact, it was the first thing we booked. And when she and Justin took to the floor for their first dance, The Lucky Devil's just shut....it...down! And the party went all night long!
the only break in the festivities came when the bride and groom took a moment to thank their guests and share a few moments from their time together and our time planning. They said things that just bought tears to my eyes before they cut their four tiered ivory, blush, and platinum wedding cake. With that, we opened the dessert buffet, allowing guests to enjoy black and white cookies, sugar cookies with their monogram, and a series of desserts and sweets inspired by Italian recipes from the bride's family.
The it was back to the dance floor with their bridal party to enjoy a few more songs before ending their night with friends, a late night Mc Donald's run, and S'Mores.
Venue & Vendors
Las Vegas Wedding Planner and Event Designer Andrea Eppolito Events
Water Front Wedding at The Westin Lake Las Vegas
Florals and Decor by Naakiti Floral
Stationery by Aisle Bound
Wedding Photography by J.Anne Photo Las Vegas
Wedding Cake by Peridot Sweets
Live Music by The Lucky Devil's Band
Dance Floor Lighting by LED Lighting
Wedding Gown by Rivini
Bridal Wedding Shoes by Valentino
Jewelry by Tiffany & Co and Cartier
Interfaith Wedding Ceremony by Rabbi Mel Hecht
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.