Since Desert Elopement Las Vegas is turning two this month I thought it was time for me to introduce myself and tell you the WHY behind this business. You probably know by now I started as a full-service wedding planner in Las Vegas and have owned Emily Reno Events for six years.
When I got married I decided to keep things intimate and I got married in Mexico with about 45 close family and friends. We were in the middle of trying to buy a house and wanted to really do a kick ass honeymoon. We were just starting our life out together and did not have a ton of money to invest into a large wedding and certainly did not want to go into debt . It was a decision I 100% do not regret but there were a few things on my wedding day I was not happy with and I never wanted anyone else to experience the same.
I HATED my wedding photos. Yep. In fact, when I got my photos back I actually cried. I truly never wanted anyone to have the same feeling I did which is why Now I will only work with photographers that are experienced and I have worked with many times over the years. There are so many companies in Las Vegas that use inexperienced, new photographers and that is one of the reasons why their package pricing is so low. I wanted to do something different and invest in GREAT photographers so that our clients will LOVE their wedding photos.
Also on my wedding day when I received my bouquet the flowers were PURPLE and SMALL. Okay , not a big deal right ? Except for the fact that none of my wedding colors were purple! Somehow the florist had gone and done their own thing and had not taken into consideration The colors and inspiration photos I had sent them in advance. Again there are a lot of companies in Las Vegas that will give you an option between three different standard bouquets or give you a 12 rose bouquet but I wanted to do something DIFFERENT. I wanted each and every bride to feel special and unique and I never wanted to skimp on great florals. Every single one of our brides gets to choose the style and colors of their bouquet and no two elopement bouquets are the same!
In Las Vegas there are so many chapels you can choose from to get married at. There is nothing wrong with the chapels but in my opinion they are cheesy and I wanted to offer something different. I wanted to think outside of the chapel and offer intimate weddings at some of our amazing desert locations . When I moved to Las Vegas I had no idea how beautiful our desert was.
When I started thinking about offering elopements and smaller weddings there were a few things that I felt like people just couldn’t miss out on. The idea of doing a small cake cutting and champagne toast may not seem like a big deal to everyone but I think bringing some of the main elements of a larger wedding just smaller scale really puts a nice touch on things and makes it so people just really don’t feel like they are missing out on having a big wedding .
I will say that I have never heard a couple tell me that they regret having a small wedding or Elopement. In fact if anything I hear the opposite. People who stress over a large scale wedding and go into debt will tell me they wish they would’ve just eloped. I can tell you that I am so passionate about this business and love making people feel special at their “intimate” wedding. Are you ready to elope in Las Vegas? We can’t wait to help you make your wedding day unforgettable !
Here is a short video on the story behind US!