I swear, I think Las Vegas wedding photographers are convinced that a country club affair has to host 300 people and be incredibly lavish. But guess what? Not the case! I loved the intimacy and brightness of this daytime ceremony at Canyon Gate Country Club. With about 30 guests, Derek and Nancy said their vows under the warm Vegas sun. Here are just a few highlights from their day.
Nancy’s last minute prep work in the lobby as Derek looked on from afar. She touched up her mascara and then promptly created his boutonniere from a few flowers pulled from her incredible handmade bouquet. Yet another crafty bride! Please, don’t feel obligated to be this crafty! Lots of brides don’t hand make a single thing they saw on Pinterest. ;) sidenote: I am mildly jealous that I’m not this talented with flowers and raffia!
If you’re this stoked to walk outside to the ceremony, I’m guessing you’ll carry that through the day and the marriage. Beautiful emotion.
Now kiss and blow bubbles! I think bubbles are my fave. Sparklers are cool too, but bubbles won’t burn my brides and grooms! ;)
Party time. How’s that wedding ring feeling? Looks sharp.
And on to your photo shoot. You’ve gotta have a few pieces to hang up on your wall. Just the two of you, basking in the day (or night). Sneak away from the crowd and spend half an hour together. Those are moments you won’t regret.
Ha! Love these moments! And I catch them for almost everyone. Almost. :)
Now that’s a good sport right there. Nice work, Derek. We can all appreciate your willingness to hold up a pink heart in your pics.
An intimate affair can be the perfect way to blend your elopement with your closest friends and family. You don’t have to have a million people there to witness your union. In fact, you don’t have to have anyone there at all! I can serve as your witness if you want to make it really small! Whatever you choose, stay true to yourselves. It’s your day, after all – you want it to be exactly as you envision it – whether that’s 200 people, or just the two of you. Happy Tuesday!