Styled Shoot | Introducing Aria's Primrose Ballroom As Seen in WedLuxe
Las Vegas, reimagined! How exciting to have this styled shoot showcased on WedLuxe!
Already considered a top wedding destination for couples around the globe, yet sadly synonymous with quickie weddings, Las Vegas has emerged as an elegant, refined location for couples looking for excellent food and beverage, world class service, beautiful ballrooms, and top notch entertainment. This is the side of our city that most people don’t get to see, and it is what inspired this styled shoot.
I started where I always do; with my couple. The quintessential ARIA are chic, educated, well traveled, and fashionable. They value experiences that are translated through dining, shopping, and entertainment. They seek to immerse themselves in the culture, while maintaining their personal style, which is classic with a little bit of an edge. Couples coming to Las Vegas have permission to break the rules; the city encourages it! The ARIA couple will color outside of the lines, bring the outside in, and showcase bold editorial choices while maintaining a timeless personal style.
The ceremony and reception are set to take place in the newly unveiled the Primrose Ballroom. Located on the 3rd floor of the conference center, the entire level is dedicated to this stunning space. The open air pre-function platform overlooks the floor to ceiling windows of the conference space. Native plants and foliage grow outside, hinting to the indoor-outdoor design of the ballroom that is to come.
Once the double doors open, The Primrose Ballroom is over 20,000 square-feet with 21 foot hight ceilings. There are neutral carpets and walls that echo the color of the desert, and large lighting installations in the shape of an X in the ceiling. But the true magic of the space is in the two balconies. One faces west to the city, and the other faces the north overlooking the T Mobile arena.
With such a soft, neutral color palette and elegant elements, I wanted to bring color into the space, and really showcase what Las Vegas offers. This space was begging for color! And as someone who previously shied away from anything too bright, I was excited about the opportunity to do something vibrant. The windows and local plants inspired me to do something full and lush in terms of florals and greenery.
ARIA is known for it’s food and beverage program, and the wine program became the inspiration for the our color palette. We started with a neutral base in ivory and layered in greenery, which you find on the outside of the space. Gilded accents, gold rimmed chairs, and a crystal chandelier brought in light and life, and allowed our color palette of red, wine, fuchsia pink, and burgundy.
Our floral and decor partner, Destinations by Design, provided linens, chairs, florals, and lighting. The ceremony structure was build to appear as if the florals were floating. Ivory and gold chairs were set for an intimate elopement, with boldly colored florals attached to gold geometric stands in clean, straight lines.
On the other side of the balcony, we installed an arch of greenery that supported a large, beautiful chandelier. Beneath it was a round table covered in a champagne colored lace linen. A bench anchored the table for our newlyweds, while velvet chairs were set out for our guests. Each place setting had a stack of chargers topped with individual wedding cakes and wine colored menus. The center of the table was full, with various gold votives and smaller arrangements in solid tones.
The centerpiece was truly the eye catching element of the table. We did not want something in a traditional, overt ombre; but we did want a subtle bleed. I always wanted to show how various colors worked in the space. One side was ivory, and looked beautiful in terms of the side and texture. The other side was full of color, and popped against the bricking of the wall.
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The bride’s floral staff. Beyond a non-traditional bouquet, I also wanted something a little more editorial and different. I envisioned a tall wooden walking stick with flowers and ribbons. Just something that the bride could use as an accent piece.
The diamond cigar band…Because weddings tend to be all about the bride, and the groom deserves something dazzling, too.
The dessert! I love an afterparty and thing that dessert displays are a fantastic way to do something fun and infuse the room with whimsical personality.
The chargers, glassware, and silverware are all a part of the wedding program at ARIA.
All food, including the wedding cake, macaroons, and edible glitter doughnuts are from the in-house team at ARIA. The smoked cocktail was created in house by the mixology team.
The Hermes Humidor, valued at over $125,000, was provided by Royal Cigars.
The diamond band, price upon request, was hand crafted by Jason the Jewelers, who also have a shop in The Cosmopolitan.
The model who served as the bride also worked with me on a styled shoot which was on the cover of Wedding Editorialist Magazine!
And the Groom is the brother of a real life bride I worked with years ago!
I hope you love, love, love this styled shoot! It was the most fun to plan...Just the greatest time ever! Enormous thanks to the team that came together and made this happen. Big thanks to...
Las Vegas Wedding Planner & Event Designer Andrea Eppolito Events · Photography by Adam Frazier Photo · Video by M Place Productions · Floral & Decor by DBD Las Vegas · Venue ARIA Primrose Ballroom · Cigar Band by Royal Cigar Company and Jason of Beverly Hills · Beauty by Glammed Up Las Vegas · Dress by Vera Wang · Salon Couture Bride Las Vegas · Shoes Bella Belle Shoes · Bride Katrina May Armenta · Groom Lucas Cuevas
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