Bridal Spectacular features a Las Vegas wedding captured by Kristen Marie Weddings & Portraits.
Just as beautiful as their wedding day, Samantha and Teddy’s engagement story was truly once in a lifetime! Teddy was stationed in Oregon so Samantha would frequently fly out to see him. But one day, they instead decided to plan a trip to Samantha’s favorite place Laguna Beach.
“It seemed just a regular vacation day,” Samantha shared. “Teddy and I were walking along the beach taking cheesy pictures and having a blast. He stopped suddenly and said he really wanted to take a picture of me because the sun was setting just right. He turned his back, but I thought he was trying to get his phone out of his pocket. While I was trying to get my best pose in, I realized he had kneeled down on one knee. Before I knew what was going on, he said some beautiful words and the last thing I heard was “Will You Marry Me?” It was everything I could ask for — just him and me in my favorite place as he asked me to be his wife. One of the best days ever!”
To help plan their dream wedding, the couple attended one of our wonderful Bridal Spectacular Shows to get them started. After all of their research, the couple selected the remarkable Kristen Marie Weddings & Portraits to capture their special day.
Thank you all for letting Bridal Spectacular share your exquisite Las Vegas wedding with our readers!
A Glimpse at Samantha and Teddy’s Wedding
As featured in Spectacular Bride Magazine, Samantha and Teddy’s August wedding was utterly stunning. The couple lives in Oregon surrounded by greenery, but both of their families live in Las Vegas. So, they were looking for a Las Vegas wedding venue that could provide the same type of greenery as they get in Oregon.
“As soon as we saw the JW Marriott we knew that was the venue for us,” the couple added. “There is so much greenery and waterfalls throughout the property that you don’t have the feel of the desert, it is more like a private resort. We loved our escort wall, our theme was mini Moscow mule cups and inside each cup was an escort bottle with name and table number. The wall said, “Take a Shot we Tied the Knot.” The favorite part of the wedding was our first dance — Teddy lifted me with ease and everyone cheered! Our DIY projects all turned out beautiful; we had mini tissue boxes that said, “For Your Happy Tears.” We also had our ceremony schedule and wedding party on fans and placed them on every other chair. Our florist was amazing she took my vision of having a rustic and romantic wedding and made it a reality. We had two beautiful barn doors brought in and they added a lot of floral for the entrance to the reception. Of course, we couldn’t let the night end without a sparkler send off! The winds were pretty high that night, but when it was time to do the sparkler exit the winds calmed down and it turned out beautiful.”
We hope you enjoy this glimpse of Samantha and Teddy’s romantic rustic Las Vegas wedding as captured by Kristen Marie Weddings & Portraits.
Bridal Spectacular thanks these amazing Las Vegas wedding professionals
Thank you to the Las Vegas wedding professionals that helped make Samantha and Teddy’s gorgeous wedding possible:
- Ceremony Location: Parian Room at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
- Reception Location: Valencia Room at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
- Photographer: Kristen Marie Weddings & Portraits
- Event Designer: Symphony Weddings & Events (Brittany Pfeffer)
- Wedding Hair: JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa
- Wedding Makeup: B3makeup- Briana Holland
- Florist: ACS Floral
- Specialty Lighting: Vegas Event Lights
- Wedding Décor: ACS Floral & ByDzign
- Wedding Invitations & Favors: Tammie Burneo
- DJ: Harry O Productions
- Photo Booth: Rock Paper Bloom
- Lighten Film: Terrence Lighten
- Wedding Cake: Cupcakery in Summerlin
- Officiant: Malik Mathews
- Wedding Dress: Charlottes Weddings- Portland Oregon
- Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse
- Bridesmaid Dresses: Show me your Mumu
About Kristen Marie Weddings & Portraits
Kristen Hansen, owner and photographer, started her first photography business, KMH Photography, in 2009 and truly found her calling as a hopeless romantic creating joyous, real memories for couples and families. After 10 successful years, she decided it was time to shake things up and rebranded to Kristen Marie Weddings + Portraits.
Kristen combines a high-quality technical approach with an artistic, documentary style in her photography. From the little snuggles, stolen glances, tears held back, and the kiss that changed your world… those are the real moments that your photographs will bring to life for years to come.
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Author: Deidre Bakker-Riches