The Dark Circus  |  The Knot Rocks Wedding MBA Las Vegas

The Knot Rocks The Wedding MBA

Produced by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Images by Stephen Salazar

I am the Ring Leader! Designed  by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Decor by Dzign  •  Photo by Stephen Salazar

This year my Knot family entrusted me to once again design and execute their annual Wedding MBA Event in Las Vegas.  

When planning an event for wedding pros, I tent to pull inspiration from the most unlikely source; my kids.  Last year, it was all about Maleficent.  This year, they are into all sorts of stories and cartoons, balloon animals, and clowns.  Which got me thinking....

Ever been to a Dark Circus?  Part dream, part nightmare….With the feeling of an old Parisian fair that was lost in time.  Designed to feel dusty, dramatic, and muted in white, black and metallics, we welcomed over 850+ guests to the rooftop of Chateau Paris.  

One by one, guests ascended a staircase lined with candles, roses, and hydrangeas, passing through velvet drapes and entering into this "all grown up" circus dream.  Greeted by a troupe of carni-folk as they passed under an aerialist pouring champagne, our fellow wedding pros posed for photos and enjoyed cocktails before heading to the rooftop.  With the fountains of Bellagio dancing across the street, and the sounds of DJ Austin Beaver spinning from above, we layered acrobatic mime acts with fortune tellers, hand spun cotton candy, and a canopy of umbrellas.  This was a once in a lifetime event that I could not have been more proud of, and I owe it all to the stunningly brilliant creatives we worked with....Lucia of By Dzign, Steven Salazar, Exquisite Muse Productions, and - of course - My very best girls from The Knot!

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The Knot Las Vegas Wedding Planner 

The staircase was trimmed with candles and hydrangea.  Designed  by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Decor by Dzign  •  Photo by Stephen Salazar
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We wanted a dusty feel and a clean color palette of ivory, gold, and black. Designed  by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Decor by Dzign  •  Photo by Stephen Salazar
The tops of all booths were accented with white rose petals, hydrangea, and candles.  Designed  by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Decor by Dzign  •  Photo by Stephen Salazar
hite and black umbrellas hung upside down from the ceiling truss.  We wanted a dusty feel and a clean color palette of ivory, gold, and black. Designed  by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Decor by Dzign  •  Photo by Stephen Salazar
he Paris Las Vegas Eiffel Tower.  We wanted a dusty feel and a clean color palette of ivory, gold, and black. Designed  by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Decor by Dzign  •  Photo by Stephen Salazar
Carnival Concessions with popcorn and cotton candy at Chateau. We wanted a dusty feel and a clean color palette of ivory, gold, and black. Designed  by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Decor by Dzign  •  Photo by Stephen Salazar
Carnival performers at Chateau The Knot Event 2016. Designed  by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Decor by Dzign  •  Photo by Stephen Salazar
Carnival performers. Designed  by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Decor by Dzign  •  Photo by Stephen Salazar
Master of Ceremonies at The Knot Pro Wedding MBA Event. Designed  by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Decor by Dzign  •  Photo by Stephen Salazar
The mimes told a love story.  Designed  by Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  •  Decor by Dzign  •  Photo by Stephen Salazar

CREDITS:

EVENT DESIGN • Andrea Eppolito Events, PHOTOGRAPHY • Stephen Salazar  •  FLORAL AND DECOR DESIGN & PRODUCTION •By Dzign • FILM Pure Light Creative • VENUE &  CATERING Chateau Nightclub • ROOFTOP ENTERTAINMENT Exquisite Muse  •  PHOTO BOOTH Slow Motion Booth •  DJ Austin Beaver 


The gang's all here!  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito with the circus troupe, Lucia from By Dzign, and The Events Team from The Knot.
he Credits of The Knot Pro Wedding MBA Event 2016.
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.