mia and king - intimate dry lake bed elopement with flora pop

The sweetest desert elopement with Flora Pop!

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karin and martin - las vegas graceland chapel elopement

 

ben and ryan - dry lake bed elopement

ceremony - Flora Pop

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maria & max - a city and desert florapop elopement

This city & desert elopement was absolute magic. We met downtown and wandered the sights before heading to the desert so they could say their vows. And then we finished the night off with some celebratory drinks! Maria is an aerialist, that will make sense about halfway down :) and Max is a musician and these two are what dreams are made of!

Ceremony & florals by FloraPop

Celebratory drinks at Velveteen Rabbit

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deidre & pierluca - the elvis desert elopement!

In one of our first correspondence emails, Deidre had shared that her soon to be husband was "very Italian and refuses to see me in my dress before the wedding". Which might sound pretty standard for typical weddings. But this was a first for me with an elopement! 

The showed up in the same car, her driving and him blindfolded! He stayed blindfolded until she walked down the aisle, and Victoria (our officiant!) untied his scarf. The look on his face was EVERYTHING!

Now, should I talk about Elvis????? He played acoustic versions of old love songs and it was incredibly romantic. All through their vows to each other, tears were shed as he strummed along. Then it became official and they danced and celebrated and hot damn, it was glorious. 

These are some of my favorite images! Cannot wait to share these with the world!

ceremony & florals by the lovely FloraPop

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jackie & chris - bright and happy downtown las vegas elopement

I'm gonna try not to get sappy here but this wedding will always hold a super special place in my heart. This wedding took place on October 2, the day after the tragedy that shook our city. That entire morning was so somber and dark. I remember checking in with them to make sure they were alright, I knew they were here with their little girl and I couldn't imagine how terrified they must have been. The night before their wedding nonetheless. I was a little worried that maybe they might want to delay and I wasn't really sure how I felt going into the session. It always feels difficult to celebrate, be happy - during such a dark time. 

Immediately upon arrival, I knew they had made the right choice to celebrate love, happiness, life. To have let the terror and sadness displace that would have been a great tragedy in itself. We briefly spoke of the events that happened the night before but decided that speaking on their life and love was a much better use of our energy. We celebrated and they brought so much light into our city! I'm forever thankful for these two for the reminder that love is truly everything. 

We started outside of the chapel with their close family and friends. I love a close knit group of people there to celebrate the ones they love!

Shortly after, we started to wander downtown and we ended our time together on my favorite rooftop and then with a fancy cocktail before I sent them on their way to go party.

Their love and energy was totally infectious and I'm pretty sure at one point, Chris told me "this is exactly what we do at home" as they were just being sweet as hell to each other. I knew he was being serious because they were expert level lovers. 

I adore these images and I hope you all do too!

sammy & craig - a downtown las vegas rooftop elopement

aaah, Sammy and Craig. What a feeling I got from! I love when you can feel the love between a couple. A love that is just electric and powerful and the kind that lasts to the end of  all the days. 

These two have known and loved each other since they were young, which is rare. And to have a love that powerful after that long, is even rarer.

We had so much fun wandering downtown Las Vegas, we cruised the streets and played and created straight magic!!! We ended the night on a rooftop for a perfect Flora Pop wedding with Victoria, complete with a cacti altar and music!!!! (And donuts and champagne because hellooooooo) The sunset put on quite a show for us and the entire perimeter of the city stormed with electricity (the lightning kind).. but thinking back I'm pretty sure their energy just brought it all on in the most beautiful way. 

On top of being totally infatuated with them as a couple, we created GOLD together!!! I can't wait to share, so here goes:

Officiant/Altar Design: Flora Pop

Donuts: Donut Bar Las Vegas