PINK TO MAKE THE BOYS WINK! AN ECLECTIC LAS VEGAS ELOPEMENT
People ask if I get bored seeing weddings everyday? Well to answer that, it’s pretty impossible when they are as fun and exciting as today’s wedding is. From the minute I set eyes on Amy & Jay I knew you would love them as much as I do, which is why I have been dying to share their eclectic elopement with you!
“Planning an elopement was certainly one of the most interesting and challenging events of my lifetime.” Began Amy. “I needed it to be incredible so I went with some of our favorite things and planned around that. I wanted relaxed yet eccentric and not cookie cutter. My motto was go big & go bold!”
I am sure pink obsessives all over will agree, that this quite possibly is the most epic pink wedding in the history of all pink weddings! The grooms shirt to the bride’s shoes and everything in between was pink. “If I told you I love Pink, would you be surprised?” She continued.
“I’m completely infatuated with the color & I love hearts. Pink was the colour of my big fat paper flower, my shoes, nail polish, the groom’s shirt, street art and graffiti, as well as the giant balloons we carried. I even had rose gold in some of my jewelry. Hearts showed up in my wedding ring, shoe clips, headband, Jay’s boutonniere, my umbrella, wedding sash, and wagon decor. I purposely got a pink heart tattoo on the inside of my forearm 2 months before the wedding as I wanted it to be in our wedding photos.”
“Jay has a casual style and is obsessed with cars and so I had a cake topper made especially for him as a surprise. I wanted to give him something back since he was such a trooper with all the pink.”
The day was officiated by pop up wedding celebrant Victoria from Flora Pop, accompanied by her 4 legged friend. “I chose Victoria as our wedding officiant because the first picture I saw of her online was her with pink hair. Bonus! Totally adds to her rad retro punk flair. She is a pop up wedding gal meaning she’ll go anywhere you want to tie the knot and has her teardrop trailer in tow. Double bonus! For post ceremony, she brought champagne and yummy donuts. Come on now, who doesn’t love a good donut?! The pink hibiscus and gooey chocolate donuts made for a perfect celebration. With her help, our venue choice was Park on Fremont in Downtown Las Vegas. We chose the location first because Victoria created the floral design of the outdoor garden patio area there and second because we have loved the eclectic vibe, from the very first day we ate at this quaint, artsy, childlike restaurant.”
Amy & Jay had a morning wedding which left them the entire day to celebrate. “After the ceremony and downtown photo tour we left to go enjoy more photos at the Linq on the Las Vegas Strip. We made a pit stop at Sprinkles Cupcakes to enjoy a sweet purchase from the Cupcake ATM. All the pretty colors of the backdrop wall at Sprinkles made for an excellent photo spread. After we had said our goodbyes to Rachel, our fabulous photographer, we had a delicious wedding lunch at Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Hotel and Casino. Afterwards, we had an intimate ride on the High Roller Wheel. We got engaged at the top of the Ferris wheel in Seattle so it was a no brainer that we ride the big wheel in Las Vegas.”
“Our offbeat ways came through with trying to decide who would read their vows first. To decide we had a small battle of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Groom won! Our vows were Mad Lib and we had the best time giggling and making fun as we filled those out. Why be so serious? Laugh away I say!”.
And the laughing didn’t stop there. “We added the red flyer wagon as we had numerous props and didn’t want to carry a bag full of “stuff” all day. Jay was in charge of decorating it, so he added a garland of frilly rosette flowers, pink bows, pinwheels, and pink flamingos along with a ‘Just Married sign and tin cans to be tossed around loudly clanging and banging while we walked around downtown Las Vegas. It was a nice touch. We could literally reach in and grab a fun childlike prop and pose for pictures. My favorite was the big confetti cannon that Victoria helped set off. I also loved our big red noses, silly string, and bride/groom sunglasses.”
“My advice, if you have the money…” Amy advises, “Please find an amazing photographer that will capture your adventure. It is worth it!!!”