The Red Rock Canyon Boardwalk provides an amazing backdrop and a secluded feel, which is exactly what Dana and Tucker were looking for. This couple traveled from New York to have an intimate elopement ceremony just for the two of them, after the pandemic changed their original plans to have a large wedding.
Take a look for yourself how amazing the ceremony turned out to be!
We went to NYC for the Fourth of July and on July 5th we went to Rockefeller Center and went to the Top of the Rock and he proposed while we were overlooking the city! Tucker knew I personally didn’t want a holiday proposal so he waited until the day after. That night, we went to see Wicked on Broadway and he surprised me with third row seats, which were amazing! It was sweet, low key and intimate. That’s just how we are!
The vision was initially a big wedding with both of our families coming together and enjoying everyone’s company with a live band, great food and a flowing bar! Naturally, those plans didn’t last and we realized that we needed to find a way to get married and still feel like we would get our special day and moment which is when we looked into Elopement Las Vegas. The intimate options paired with the stunning venues were a draw for us. If we couldn’t have the big wedding we initially planned, we wanted it to be something special for just the two of us!
THE PLANNING PROCESS:
Our initial plans were already in place a long while before COVID hit but our priority wasn’t continuing with those plans, it was more or less how do we still get married around our original date (10/24/2020) and make it our own. Once we looked further into Elopement Las Vegas we narrowed down our venues based on the scenery and intimacy. As much as we love the Vegas strip, our goal was not to get married in front of crowds of strangers. We ended up loving the look of Red Rock Canyon Boardwalk because of the exclusivity of it! After we received our list of potential vendors I reached out to Brianna Michelle Beauty and was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to explain my visions to her over the phone. From there we booked the trial and day of hair and makeup. I loved that Elopement Las Vegas sent us a list of vendors as a starting point because being from New York we wouldn’t have known where to start!
YOUR OUTFITS AND ACCESSORIES
My dress was from Heart to Heart Bride in Webster, New York. I had only booked an appointment with them because they were having a trunk sale that piqued my interest. Of course, I went in and tried on a bunch of dresses I thought I’d love and wasn’t feeling any of them. The stylists brought me a dress that they had just got in and nobody else had tried on yet. It was a new designer they were testing out, Eddy K. When I put that dress on, all of my visions came to life. Although I planned to wear that dress in New York for a Fall wedding, when our plans changed I went to Eddy K’s website and noticed nearly all of their photographs were taken in the desert and canyons. It almost felt like fate! I had ordered custom floral hair pins from a local vendor called White Oleander Floral Designs. I sent her inspiration pictures and she brought it to life and they worked so well with the look! My jewelry was all from Etsy! Tucker was wearing a Michael Kors suit from Charles Men’s shop in Batavia, New York and a tie from DAZI.
Our most memorable moments of the day were meeting our officiant, photographer and coordinator. It all seems more real when you get to the venue and the anticipation sets in! Everyone was so welcoming and friendly it felt as though we knew them forever. It felt amazing to be hyped up by people you’ve never even met for one of the most important moments of your life. We really appreciated that feeling of comfort and familiarity. Our second most memorable moment was commemorating our love for Dunkin’ by taking some photos with our coffees we picked up on the way to Red Rock!
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES
If I could give advice to other couples, I’d say don’t even bother trying to please everyone with a big wedding. We worried about so many minute details that really wouldn’t have mattered much in the end anyway. There’s no need to stress and the entire point of getting married is to get married, not have a wedding. Sure the idea of a big wedding seems fun but we honestly couldn’t have picked a better option for ourselves, it just took a push from COVID to get us there. Don’t worry about what your family and friends might think because your special day isn’t about anyone but the two of you, and you deserve that!
If you are interested in having your elopement in Las Vegas, contact us for more information!