A Superhero Wedding - The bride and groom were inspired by their comic book alter egos. Photo by www.altf.com.

A Superhero Wedding - The bride and groom were inspired by their comic book alter egos. Photo by www.altf.com.

When Sabrina called me to discuss her plans to elope in Las Vegas she used words like "elegant" and "luxurious" and "authentic" to describe her perfect day.  She wanted to look and feel beautiful, to share a sacred moment with her beloved, Frank, and to do so in a way that told their love story, their way.

Oh, and they wanted a super hero theme...Huh?!?!  

I didn't understand it at first, but when I learned that Sabrina & Frank had agreed to meet at a costume party and both arrived dressed as their favorite comic book heroes I thought, "...Yes!..."  And so, despite the fact that I would only be 4 days post birth when their wedding day arrived, we set off together to design the wedding of a lifetime!

The first thing we had to do was dress these two.  Nothing ordinary would do.  Having fallen in love with the idea of a lace overlay and a color scheme which spoke to her days working for Chanel, Sabrina traveled the world, imported fabrics and ultimately designed her dress and veil with Sharon Morgan of Romantasy, San Francisco.

Sabrina's couture wedding gown by Romantasy San Francisco.  

Sabrina's couture wedding gown by Romantasy San Francisco.  

Not to be outdone, but intent on letting his bride shine, Frank coordinated in a custom suit, tailored to perfection, and classic accessories.

Frank was dapper and classic in his midnight blue suit.  

Frank was dapper and classic in his midnight blue suit.  

On the day of their wedding the lovely ladies from Your Beauty Call arrived at The Mandarin Oriental to prefect Sabrina's look.

Vibrant blue eye shadow and a classic nude lip were all Sabrina needed to transform into a stunning, superhero bride!

Vibrant blue eye shadow and a classic nude lip were all Sabrina needed to transform into a stunning, superhero bride!

Frank's son presented Sabrina with a box of M&M's. Tucked inside were the gold bands lovingly designed by Frank and made by the bride's father and his team at Szirio Jewelers.

Instead of a monogram the couple wears wedding bands featuring their own custom crafted super hero insignia.

Instead of a monogram the couple wears wedding bands featuring their own custom crafted super hero insignia.

From there it was off to meet Frank.  This gold wall is killer!  Look at those colors!

First look at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Those colors, the way he looked at her...So perfect!

First look at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  Those colors, the way he looked at her...So perfect!

Keeping their love of nature in mind, we set off to the mountains of Red Rock.  John Michael Cooper of Alt F Photography captured some amazing shots!

The mountains of Red Rock served as the backdrop for bridal party portraits

The mountains of Red Rock served as the backdrop for bridal party portraits

Sabrina & Frank by www.altf.com.

Sabrina & Frank by www.altf.com.

The wedding ceremony took place at Red Rock Country Club.  With flowers and decor from Naakiti Floral, music by Cynthia Harris of Classical Entertainment and with only a handful of family and friends, Wonder Woman wed Aqua Man.

Each and every detail was personal, from the guitarist, the sand ceremony, Frank's son signing of the license and the custom designed ring box.

Each and every detail was personal, from the guitarist, the sand ceremony, Frank's son signing of the license and the custom designed ring box.

Vows - Sabrina was giddy as she and Frank exchanged vows.

Vows - Sabrina was giddy as she and Frank exchanged vows.

Sabrina took of her shoes and took place in a sand ceremony.

Sabrina took of her shoes and took place in a sand ceremony.

The two kissed at precisely 7:02 PM, which is 10:02 PM on the East Cost.  This time and number holds a very special significance for the two, though they won't share why...

First Kiss Red Rock Country Club - You May Kiss the Bride...at 7:02 PM!

First Kiss Red Rock Country Club - You May Kiss the Bride...at 7:02 PM!

Immediately following their kiss, Frank presented his new wife with a wireless microphone, which he used to serenade her with a song he wrote just for the occasion.  Everyone cried!  I  mean everyone!

In turn, Sabrina presented Frank with a hand crafted, custom designed comic book featuring the two of them!  This alter-ego work of art tells their love story in graphic print and is destined to become a family heirloom!

Following their 7:02 kiss Sabrina & Frank exchanged personal gifts. A song written and preformed for her and a graphic comic book for him.

Following their 7:02 kiss Sabrina & Frank exchanged personal gifts. A song written and preformed for her and a graphic comic book for him.

Then it was off to Vintner Grill where we secured a private cabana set one long table and surrounded by lush trees and hanging lights.  Delicious food and wine flowed throughout the evening, which ended with a beautiful custom cake featuring, what else...???...Their super-hero monogram!  Nearby sat two dolls created in their likeness, and again dressed as Wonder Woman and Aqua Man.

Vintner Grill's twinkling lights and private cabana were the ideal location for Sabrina and Frank's wedding dinner.

Vintner Grill's twinkling lights and private cabana were the ideal location for Sabrina and Frank's wedding dinner.

A tremendous "thank you" to Brian Derck who served as the on site Las Vegas Wedding Coordinator.

What I love and adore most about Sabrina & Frank is their commitment - Not only to one another, but to their vision, their story and their personal journey.  Throughout the entire planning process they remained steadfast and rue, and they had the wedding unlike any I have ever seen before.

It will forever be remembered, and I will always look to it as an example of true love, dedication and unique expression.  I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed the wedding!

Always...

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.