Purple Wedding at Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas | Aysha and Chase
He has been #ChasenAysha since they were kids!
Not long after this wedding took place, we received the very exciting news that their wedding would be featured in Inside Weddings magazine...Which is why we had to hold it back for so long! It was hard...Hard, hard, hard NOT to share all of these beautiful images with the world on social! And now that it’s been published I am just beyond excited to share every inch of this love story with you!
Aysha and Chase met in high school. Chase would go to her place after class and hang around as a part of the group until he finally worked up the nerve to ask her father’s permission to take her on a real date. It was the first of many things he would ask of Mr. Wong, and the answer was always yes.
In the fourteen years they spent together, Aysha and Chase grew up, grew older, saw the world, and built a life. Who meets their soul mate in high school? At a time when it’s easy - even encouraged - to pick up and move on, what kind of couple stay together year after year? These two did, proving that your first love can be forever.
Throughout wedding planning, Aysha was the epitome of a no stress, chill bride. Her only requests were good food, great music, and a deep purple color palette. Even then, Aysha made decisions quickly and easily. This kind of confidence only comes with a bride who not only knows herself fully, but who knows that her marriage is more important than her wedding.
Aysha wore two wedding dresses; Pronovias and Christiano Lucci. Her hair and make up were beautiful done by the team at Amelia C & Co. She got ready in suite with her bridesmaids, mother, and mother in law to be. All morning, she was quiet, reserved, and very relaxed. Until she and Chase saw one another for the first time. It was then that she truly became a bride.
Many men admit to having a few nerves on their wedding day, but if Chase had any, you would never know. When a man gets married, he takes on a new power, but he also becomes more vulnerable. Here, we see him at his best. Hopeful, determined, a bit nervous, and completely in love with Aysha.
When Chase proposed, he was absolutely ready got marry Aysha. Right then, right there. Planning a wedding a waiting was not his priority; he just wanted to be with her. Still, there were a few things he did care about. Chase wanted to know that his family and friends would be comfortable, he wanted to make sure that everyone was well fed, and he wanted to honor his late father, who’s spirit was with him throughout the day and always.
After sliding into his tuxedo, Chase stepped out onto the bridge to meet Aysha for the first time. When he saw her, it was like he had been holding his breath all day, and could finally breathe again. No groom has smiled brighter, no sweeter tears were shed, and when he took her from her father, he did it knowing that it was forever.
For their wedding, Aysha explained her desire to do something non-traditional, a departure from the popular champagne and blush color palette that was being featured so often. While Aysha and Chase are a laid back couple by nature, they knew that they wanted to do something luxe and glam for their wedding day. With their family being active participants in the wedding planning process, they traveled between the islands to Las Vegas where they shopped for wedding dresses, indulged themselves in menu tastings, and spent the day playing with flowers and linens at a custom demo in the DBD Think Tank.
I had not done a purple wedding innerly four years, and was excited to throw myself into color again. My design aesthetic is that more is more, and that color works best when you saturate the room with it. Luckily for me, I had a fearless couple that trusted me to take their design all the way, and then stop before we went to far.
The ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental was draped in a neutral grey shade, which played beautifully with the purple and lavender flooring. Our linens were a mix of rich, eggplant velvet and dark sequence toppers. Candles were everywhere, and our florals were both high and low, with blooms ranging from soft lavender to bright fuchsia, and deeper smoked shades.
The wedding experience is heightened as guests dine on a menu developed to the couple’s specific tastes, accented with wines from around the globe, and sweetened with more than just your every day wedding cake. The room was so filled with color, the cake needed an absence of tone and shade in order to stand out. It was for that reason that we went with a stark white cake, adding interest in the form of texture and lace accents.
For a young couple looking to party, we brought in DJ Breeze. His customized play list kept the dance floor full all night long. And the Bonsai toast from their close friend served to both honor tradition and bring great laughter to the crowd.
Ever the gracious hosts, the new Mr. & Mrs. Masuda spent the evening mingling with friends, visiting with family, and stealing a few quiet moments here and there to dance and dine together. They were among the very last to leave their reception, and kept the party going with gaming and nightlife long after their wedding ended.
Immediately after their wedding, the couple enlisted The Wedding Editorialist to create a custom magazine that they sent to their family and friends as the ultimate Thank You Note and Keepsake. It's so good....SO good!
Check out their amazing photos below and please leave a little love note to them and to the entire team of creatives who worked so hard to put this day together!
Wedding Planner: Andrea Eppolito Events | Photography Brian Leahy | Videography HOO Films | Venue & Catering: Mandarin Oriental / Waldorf Astoria | Floral & Decor: Destinations by Design | Lighting: LED Unplugged | Music: DJ Breeze II | Hair & Make Up: Amelia C & Co | Dress Salon Couture Bride Las Vegas | Invitations by Bliss & Bone | Menu and Escort Cards by Meldeen