One beautiful afternoon in August, Chelsie and Alex celebrated one of the happiest and momentous occasions of their lives. Joined by family and friends from all over the world, the bride and groom’s wedding was truly a remarkable experience they will cherish for a lifetime.

Thank you both for letting Bridal Spectacular share your extraordinary Las Vegas wedding with our readers!


A Glimpse at Chelsie and Alex’s Wedding

To help plan their dream wedding, Chelsie and Alex attended one of our fantastic Bridal Spectacular shows to get them started. After all of their research, the chose to get married at the stunning Red Rock Country Club on August 29, 2015 and selected the incredible Ella Gagiano Photography to document their magical day.

As featured in the spring edition of Spectacular Bride Magazine, Chelsie and Alex’s wedding began with the most gorgeous outdoor ceremony at Red Rock Country Club surrounded by guests from all over the world, including Russia, Canada, Austria, Miami, Seattle and more. The couple had six flower girls who each wore a beautiful custom-made dress paying homage to Chelsie’s British roots, as well as ten bridesmaids and ten groomsmen. Chelsie and Alex also incorporated their Cuban traditions by having their wedding Godparents sit at the altar during the ceremony. In addition, the Priest who married Chelsie and Alex was Russian so all three of their cultures were well represented — the bride’s family is Cuban and British and the Groom’s family is Russian.

Once dinner finished during their gorgeous indoor reception, the bridesmaids and Chelsie got up to do a couple of line dances to help get the crowd in the party spirit. Then around 11:30pm, Samba music began and salsa dancers hit the floor complete with LED glow sticks, hats and boas to turn the wedding into a real party! Chelsie and Alex wanted to ensure that the guests were always entertained and never bored. Every thirty minutes there was a special event, such as a live string trio as the couple walked down the aisle, a Spanish guitarist during cocktail hour, and non-stop excitement during the wedding reception. The couple said their wedding was an absolute blast and they couldn’t have asked for a better night!

Chelsie and Alex added that their wedding was not just a one-day affair, but a four-day celebration. On the first day when all of the guests arrived, everyone enjoyed a dinner at The View Wine Bar inside Tivoli Village. Then, their rehearsal dinner the night before the wedding was held at a private home and catered by a local restaurant. Finally on the Sunday after the wedding, all of Chelsie and Alex’s family and friends were invited to Alex’s home for farewell dinner before the couple jetted off to St. Lucia for their honeymoon.

Chelsie and Alex’s wedding was full of family and friends, fun and one of the most breathtaking weddings anyone could ever hope for! We hope you enjoy this glimpse of their special day as captured through the lens of Ella Gagiano Photography.

About Ella Gagiano Photography

Ella Gagiano Photography is passionate about weddings. She doesn’t just take photos of the day — she takes pride in creating unsurpassed quality in not only the images, but also by creating high fashion images of couples in a once in a lifetime moment. Brides, when you meet the Ella Gagiano team, you will know them intimately and instantly. Your wedding day will more than likely already be stressful, so she wants to be there to support you and is prepared to take control of the moment and make it happen without any problems. A couple’s time with Ella will be fun, exciting and last a lifetime. When the day is over, the food is eaten, the decorations are gone and your family and friends have gone home, what you will have left are your photos and she takes that very seriously.

Thank you to all of the talented wedding professionals who helped make Chelsie and Alex’s breathtaking wedding possible:

  • Ceremony & Reception Location: Red Rock Country Club
  • Photographer: Ella Gagiano Photography
  • Wedding Coordinator: Andrea Eppolito
  • Bridal Hair & Makeup: Chirin Miri
  • Florist, Wedding Décor & Favors: By-Dzign
  • Specialty Lighting: LED Unplugged Lighting and Event Rentals
  • Invitations: Cartalia UK
  • Entertainment: DJ Patrick/Music Solution, Kim Sakren, Mariel Figueroa, RJ Fox and Elegant Strings
  • Wedding Cake: Peridot Sweets
  • Officiant: Reverend Peter Biloteri
  • Wedding Gown: Allure Couture/Panache Bridal in Beverly Hills
  • Tuxedo: The Black Tuxedo
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Adriana Pappell/Saks Fifth Avenue

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Photos by: Ella Gagiano Photography | Author: Deidre Bakker-Riches