Mr & Mrs Witter – Las Vegas LDS Temple

My winter was full of weddings this year, but at least we’ve had good weather here in Nevada. We don’t usually get snow, but we do get a lot of cold wind. Thankfully it was sunshine with just a sprinkle of clouds on this beautiful December day for Kelly & Cole, at the Las Vegas LDS Temple.  If you haven’t seen their bridal session, be sure to check it out here. I talk a little about their cute love and their beginning. To reiterate, they are really such an adorable couple. I enjoyed every minute of their wedding day, as it was relaxed and smooth flowing. Kelly isn’t into photos at all, so I have to give her mad props for managing that smile the whole way through! You’re a rockstar girlie! Of coarse, it wasn’t too hard to smile being next to your new eternal companion and your family and best friends.

Don’t you just love the color combination they chose for their wedding?! I wasn’t so sure about pink in the winter, but it looked so amazing with Cole’s Dress Blues and Kelly’s gorgeous tan complexion. Their reception was also crazy amazing. The florals were some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! Those ladies over at the Front Porch Flowers always blow me away! And Kelly is so lucky to have a momma who is crazy talented and knows how to put on a wedding! Of coarse, this was the third daughter in six months to get married, so she is for sure a pro by now. Haha!

After meeting and greeting their guests, Kelly & Cole had their first dances, and then invited everyone out to the dance floor to boogie. There were some awesome fun dancers on the floor that night and it was so much fun to watch and photograph everyone. There was also lots of fun games for people to play, including a giant tic tac toe table, a life size connect four game, and a classic corn hole set up. They had food from Cafe Rio set up and catered by the lovely Denise Robertson, who also made an array of amazingly delicious deserts. It was definitely a reception to remember! Their guests sent them off with a rose petal farewell before they drove off into their new life together, and it was the perfect way to complete the night.

Kelly and Cole, I wish you all the happiness in your forever! I love you both!

*hugs* Rey

Credits:

Florals- The Front Porch Flowers & Gifts

Catering- Two Gingers Catering

Cake- Kathy Udall

Event planning – Charlene Udall & The Front Porch Flowers

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Snow Canyon Bridal Session – Kelly & Cole

These two… they figured out they were meant to be together just as life took them in separate ways. Cole went to West Point Academy, and Kelly went on a mission for her church. Everything was already set in motion when they fell in love. They went forward with their plans, and through a long 18 months of growing and changing, they reconnected and found they were still quite in love. They really do seem meant for each other. The way Kelly is in awe of Cole, and how Cole can’t help but smile at all Kelly’s cute little quirks. They are patient and gentle with each other and it’s so sweet to witness.

We took their bridals at Snow Canyon State Park in Utah. It was fun to do something different, and I think it was a great fit for them. The contrast of the red rocks with Cole’s Dress Blue’s was a great match, and they were stunning against the big beautiful backdrop of the Canyon. It was a perfect evening for a perfect couple.

Kelly & Cole, thank you for putting up with all my posing and ideas, especially because I know photos aren’t your fave! I love you  both!

Bouquet: The Front Porch Flowers & Gifts

Hair/Makeup: Nicole Rider

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Autumn & Kirby – Las Vegas Temple Wedding

These two are dear to my heart. I photographed both Autumn and Kirby as High School Seniors a few years back, and now as husband and wife. Watching people grow up always tugs at my heart strings. I photographed their Bridal Portraits a few weeks ahead of their wedding day, you can see those here.

Their wedding day was beautiful, and their reception was super fun. They had a huge turnout, and the venue was packed. Everyone enjoyed hot chocolate with all the extras as well as a super awesome donut wall. It looked every bit as elegant as it did delicious. There were so many cute decorations everywhere, not a detail spared. One of my favorite things was a photo wall, where they hung wedding photos of the different generations of grandparents, greats, and probably even some great greats. It was pretty amazing to see how far back the love went.

After the traditional father/daughter, mother/son, and Bride/Groom dances, the guests boogied it up on the dance floor. I always love watching this family on the dance floor. They know how get down! When it was time to cut cake, they counted out a jar of money where people voted who would get the cake smashed in their face by making a monetary vote/donation in the jars labeled “Bride” or “Groom”. The Groom won (or should I say lost) and so he got cake in the face. It was a pretty cute way to handle the cake cutting!

After a little more dancing, and the bouquet toss, it was time for a sparkler sendoff. Everyone cheered as they left the building to their heavily decorated truck. (It took a couple good minutes to get enough balloons out to make room for them haha). As they drove away I boobed like a baby as always. It’s not the end of celebration, it’s the beginning of a whole new life for these two awesome people. And I have feeling it’s going to truly be a great one.

Autumn & Kirby, I wish you the best. May you always look at each other as you did tonight. May you have patience and tenderness toward each other on the days that are less than great. May you add to that wonderful long line of love displayed at your reception. May you enjoy being the next generation of Mr & Mrs May. Love you both. *Rey*

Credits:

Florals- The incredible crew at The Front Porch Flowers & Gifts

Hair – Desirae Zamito (The Hair District)

Reception Decor – Charlene Udall, Jenna Hull, Katie Eastman (The Front Porch Flowers)

Cake – Kathy Udall

Hot Chocolate Bar – Jennifer Totten

Donuts – Angelo (Lins)

Vinyl lettering on Truck – Shannon Zobrist

DJ Services – Spencer Siteine

Venue – Old Overton Gym

 

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Autumn & Kirby – Southern NV Wedding Photographer

Oh man, these two… They are SO in love, and so darn sweet to be around. I just had the pleasure of photographing their wedding, but until I have a chance to edit their images, I will tie us over with some faves from their first look and bridal session.

We drove up to a friend’s property in Alamo so we could have a more rustic backdrop. It was an especially overcast day, and for a bit I was worried we would be rained out. But the rain stayed at bay and we were able to not only shoot a bit out in the open, but we also got an awesome sunset at the end of their session!

I love the way these two look at each other, and how they laugh together, which in my opinion is the key to a long and happy marriage. These two, with the way they make each other laugh, are gonna be great together.

I’ve started dabbling in a little video lately, and what I mean by dabbling, is that I’ve now put my camera into video mode a total of four times ha! I wanted to practice some more, and so I shot a little video for these two during their portrait session. I’ll say first, shooting still images and video simultaneously is HARD! Well, at least this first go was! I made SO many mistakes, including not re-checking my focus after I moved the groom for the first look shots. And I have a very unsteady hand when not on a tripod, and when on the tripod my pans are not very smooth…. Oh, and I have no editing software so I’ve strung it together in Lightroom! Like I said, not very good at this yet, but I sure appreciated the practice! I’ll share it with you because, hopefully, the fact that these two are so darn cute will help you overlook my flaws.

And be sure to check back in a couple weeks for their wedding day photos! Man they had a great group of people at the Temple with them, and one of the cutest receptions I’ve seen!

Credits:

Flowers- The Front Porch Flowers (Sage & Charlene)

Ribbon- Anastasia Marie (Etsy)

Hair- Desirae Zamito

Makeup – Nicole Rider

Gown – David’s Bridal

and the groom made his awesome tie tack!

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