Wedding at Four Seasons Las Vegas for Retired NFL Player Rocky Bernard and Halona Grimes
Retired NFL Player Rocky Bernard married Halona Grimes.  Their wedding at the Four Seasons Las Vegas took place in the summer of 2014.

After nearly twelve years together and five (yes, FIVE!) children, Halona Grimes married the love of her life, retired NFL player Rocky Bernard, at a classically beautiful wedding at The Four Seasons Las Vegas.

Both Halona and Rocky wanted a wedding that incorporated their children, along with their individual families and cultural traditions with dances, toasts, and speeches.  Halona wanted the environment to feel soft and pretty, and she asked for texture - something guests could actually feel. Rocky wanted to eat!  His main concern was food; that there was an abundance of it, that it was delicious, and that the menu gave guests a variety.

During the planning process Halona said, "We've been together for years, but to finally be getting married is a celebration.  We want everyone to feel that love and to be taken care of."  And they were!

From Halona's gorgeous Marissa wedding gown to the drop dead, knock out Badgley Mischka wedding shoes, the bride just dazzled!  And Rocky, who already cuts an impressive figure at 6'3, was the perfect gentleman in his tux and white tie.  

Marissa Wedding Gown.   Las Vegas Celebrity Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Venue:  Wedding at the Four Seasons Las Vegas
Wedding shoes by Badgley Mischka. Las Vegas Celebrity Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Venue:  Wedding at the Four Seasons Las Vegas
Bride getting dressed for the wedding. Las Vegas Celebrity Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Venue:  Wedding at the Four Seasons Las Vegas

The children were darling and truly so lovely - just wonderfully behaved and sweet!  

Keeping kids entertained at a wedding.   Las Vegas Celebrity Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Venue:  Wedding at the Four Seasons Las Vegas

And while the kids entertained themselves, Halona got to spend time with her girls.  Three of her six bridesmaids were her sisters, truly making this a family affair!

Bridesmaids.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Venue:  Wedding at the Four Seasons Las Vegas

Rocky and Halona couldn't wait to see one another, and met at the grand staircase before the wedding for a private first look.  Taking a few photos together helped ease their nerves, and allowed them to enjoy the ceremony.

First Look at the Staircase at The Four Seasons. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Venue:  Wedding at the Four Seasons Las Vegas
Bridal Portrait. Las Vegas Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Venue:  Wedding at the Four Seasons Las Vegas  
Halona & Rocky Bernard, wedding at the Four Seasons Las Vegas. 

With family and friends all around them, Halona and Rocky were married in a candlelit ceremony. 

Candle Lit Aisle - Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito at the Four Seasons.
A memorial candle stood for those too far away to make it.  Las vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito
I love seeing kids at a wedding!  The couple's five children walked down the aisle!   Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Wedding at the Four Seasons
Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito  |  Wedding at the Four Seasons Las Vegas
The happily married Rocky Bernard and Halona Grimes. Las Vegas Wedding Planner  |  Wedding at Four Seasons Las Vegas

Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while searching for their names on a large mirror, which listed seating assignments in a modern black calligraphy.  

Escort cards on a mirror at the Four Seasons.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

While their guests mingles, Halona and Rocky slipped away for a few family photos.  What a great group!

Family Portrait at a Wedding at The Four Seasons Las Vegas.  
NFL Player Rocky Bernard gets married at the Four Seasons Las Vegas. 

Upon entering the Acacia Ballroom, guests found it had been transformed in soft, lavender lighting.  A white monogrammed dance floor sat in the middle of the room, with a crystal box hanging overhead.  Tall pillars of roses and hydrangea were on the table, with candles everywhere.  Guests were loving the three dimensional rosette linens, and the blush satin napkins which had been finished off with crystal rings. 

Wedding decor by Naakiti Floral at The Four Seasons Las Vegas.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito

Halona and Rocky took their place in the center of the room, where they shared their fist dance to "All of Me" by John Legend.  

First Dance at The Four Seasons Las Vegas.  White Monogrammed Dance Floor.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

After the couple took their seats at the head table, they were entertained with a spirited Native dance in honor of Halona's family.  A stream of emotional speeches were given, and dinner was served before Halona & Rocky cut their five tiered hanging cake.  As they fed one another DJ Mike Fox brought everyone out onto the dance floor, where they stayed all night long!

Native American Wedding Dance.
Wedding Toasts
The Four Seasons pastry team created a five tiered wedding cake decorated in alternating ruffles and pin dots, with dusty rose sugar roses.
Bride feeds the groom.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito
The groom feeds the bride.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito
Dance party at The Four Seasons Las Vegas by Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.

As the night came to an end, we found Halona and Rocky in the center of the dance floor, surrounded by family and friends.  But it felt as though they were the only two people in the world! 

Since the wedding, Halona has become my social media girlfriend!  We share pictures of the kids, look back on the wedding, and look forward to the family's next trip to Las Vegas!

Until then, my friends, congratulations on a wedding as beautiful as you are!

Always...

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Thank you to our Venue & Vendors

Wedding at Four Seasons Las Vegas

Las Vegas Wedding Planner:  Andrea Eppolito

Floral and Decor:  Naakiti Floral

Photography:  Alt F

Wedding Cinema: Memory Lane

Photo Booth: Joy Squad

Bridal Gown: Marisa Bridals

Veil: Weddings by Debbie, Texas

Bridesmaids Dresses: Bill Levkoff

Groomsmen: Michael Kors

Flower Girls & Baby: David’s Bridal

Beauty:  Make Up in the 702

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.