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Sarah and Kevin: Engagement Session at Springs Preserve

I am a huge believer in being at the right place at the right time and Sarah and Kevin were at the right place at the right time when they met teaching at the same school here in Las Vegas.

Featured on Wedding Chicks: Susie and Dan's Platinum Rooftop Wedding

Susie and Dan's October 1st wedding has been featured on Wedding Chicks! Check out the entire post here.

Our wonderful team:

Coordinator: Green Orchid Events Venue & Catering: The Platinum Hotel Photographer: Julie Harmsen Photography Flowers: Fleuretica Desserts: My Sweet and Saucy Officiant: Reverend Judy Irving Filmmaker: Lighten Films Cookie Favors: Brigi Schindler, sister-in-law of the bride Dessert Station Design: Fleuretica and Picture Perfect Events DJ: Smiles Davis from The Flashdance Dress: Pantora by Andrea Pitter Furniture rental: Somers Furniture Hair & Makeup:  Two Fishes Artistry Headpiece: Petit Plume Invitation & Printed Materials: Zee Studio (the bride) Jewelry: Mercury Jane Designs Lighting: All Events DJ Printer: Papeterie


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Angie and Steve’s Blush and Ivory Springtime Wedding

Angie and Steve were married on a beautiful May afternoon at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Henderson.  Angie, her parents and I have been planning her wedding for over a year so I was very anxious to see all of the details come together!  It was an absolutely stunning event and they couldn't have been happier!

The day started off at Green Valley Ranch where Angie, her bridesmaids, and the moms were pampered by Makeup in the 702 with hair and makeup.  The bride and groom were then transported to St. Francis by a rented Mercedes Benz.  The entire wedding party walked into the ceremony to the lovely sounds of a string duo by Classical Entertainment.

After photos and refreshments in a suite, it was time to celebrate at DragonRidge Country Club!  Angie surprised Steve with a stunning second wedding dress and hair change followed by a "first look" and more photos during cocktail hour.  A live band (Harbor Lights) kicked off their five and a half hour reception.

At dinner, guests dined on a delicious four course meal that included a refreshing duck breast exotic green salad, a pasta course, and a choice of an entree course of either Kobe Beef NY Strip, Roasted Peruvian Sea Bass, or Braised Young Chicken. The meal ended with a wedding cake dessert.

Their three tiered square wedding cake was set on top of a plexiglass with a layer of flowers underneath on a "diamond" encrusted white linen.

By the end of the evening, guests were treated to late night snacks including berries and crème fraiche in champagne glasses, a Bananas Foster and Ice Cream Station with all the trimmings, and butler passed Fresh Baked Warm Pretzels with cheese and mustard sauce and Gourmet Mini Beef Sliders served with Pommes Frites.

Their wedding decor included elegant blush silk dupioni table linen from Wildflower Linens, silver beaded glass chargers, silver Chameleon Chairs with pale pink cushions and Curly Willow Blush Chair Sleeves from Wildflower Linens and tall blush and ivory centerpieces all perfectly lit with pink uplighting and pinspotting to bring out their beauty.

The bride and groom and their bridal party sat at a long royal table and a runner style tablescape of lush floral.

No expense was spared and the result was a breathtaking celebration of Angie and Steve's love.  Congratulations again Angie and Steve!

Wedding Planning, Design, and Coordination: Green Orchid Events Ceremony Venue: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Reception Venue: DragonRidge Country Club Photography: J & J Photography Videography/Cinematography: Lighten Films Floral DesignFlora Couture by Floral 2000 Specialty Linen RentalWildflower Linens Chair Rental (Ballroom)Chameleon Chair Chair Rental (Cocktail Hour) – Chiavari Chairs from Sit on This Specialty Lighting (Dancefloor gobo, LED uplighting, Pinspotting)All Events Wedding CakeTiers of Joy Makeup/HairMakeup in the 702 Seating Arrangement Board – Cathy Colbert of First Impressions Invitations Ceremony MusicClassical Entertainment Reception BandHarbor Lights Music West TransportationAWG


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On a side note, my brother in law is in villa services at the Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and is well versed in how to service a Chinese Tea Ceremony.  He is available for hire for Chinese weddings for anyone who is interested!

To learn more about the Chinese tea ceremony and other wedding traditions, check out this special site dedicated to Chinese weddings created by The Knot.

Happy planning!


Why You Need A Wedding Planner During This Tough Economy

top-wedding-guides I've blogged on this topic previously but I love reading tips from other wedding planners.  Event Producer Kimberly Clark of drezrehersal Event Planning was the guest blogger on Top Wedding Guides today.  Check out her tip here on why a wedding planner is more important today in this economy than ever!

Blog Love from Las Vegas Wedding Concierge!

I am honored to have been chosen as one of Las Vegas Wedding Concierge's favorite blogs! blogluvaward

So it's our turn to select our favorite blogs.  It's so tough for me since I love so many blogs and have about 100 blogs in my RSS Reader but I think I've narrowed it down to the ones I visit almost on a daily basis (or whenever they update). 1. Bellini Events 2. The Food Whore 3. Ashley Bartoletti 4. Alt F 5. Bakerella 6. Bridal Inquirer 7. I Will Teach You To Be Rich 8. Event Jubilee 9. It’s a Jaime Thing 10. Brenda’s Wedding Blog

This is how it works: 1. Put the logo on your blog or post. 2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE! 3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post. 4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.

Green Orchid Events is in the Elizabeth Anne Designs Library!

Green Orchid Events has been added to the Elizabeth Anne Designs Library! What an honor and a complete shock! I'm sharing this space with my colleague Tracey Kumer-Moore, JWIC of Las Vegas Wedding Concierge. How cool is that?!

Hiring a Professional

By the time you realize that you should have hired a professional for your wedding day, it may already be too late. Brides always say they should have hired a wedding planner or spent a little more for the more qualified photographer, etc. They don't realize it until the wedding is over that hiring a wedding planner would have allowed them to enjoy their wedding day without "sweating the small stuff". Premier Bride has put together a video titled "Hiring a Professional". View it here.

Congratulations Robyn and Steve!

Robyn and Steve were married at beautiful Loew's Lake Las Vegas on Sunday, June 15, 2008.

Gorgeous backdrop during the reception.

Escort cards/favors: Prosecco bottles

Me and the beautiful bride!

Water station with Raspberry Mint and Blueberry Mint waters.

Reception in Lotus Court.

Nutty Irishman and Red Velvet flavored cakes by Dane from Simple Elegance.

Hopefully I'll have more pictures to come from the talented photographer.