Designing a “Cool” Wedding
If personal touches are your thing, I can guarantee you’ll enjoy this couple’s detail-oriented “cool” wedding. P3 Events began working with Alana and Mosha earlier this Spring and invested time in getting to know all about them. These two both enjoy travel, social gatherings with friends, spending time with their dogs, and gardening. When planning one of the most important event of a couple’s life, these details are extremely important to reflect in designing the look of the day.
Inspired by their world travel, Alana and Mosha craved a wedding vibe that reflected their free-spirited adventures and was inspired by the look of wildflowers in their natural state. Additionally, the bride knew exactly what colors she wanted to incorporate in her wedding color palette: off-white, cream, pops of periwinkle, tangerine and pinkish orange.
Behind-The-Scenes of this COOL Wedding
The day started off with some pampering from Set & Fury (the hair & makeup artist) who arrived at the M Resort later in the afternoon. This way, the bride could enjoy a slow & relaxed morning without feeling rushed. One important detail we wanted to note is Alana’s STUNNINGLY cool wedding gown! It was a Zimmerman bodice over a white silk dress from a Berlin based label (RTD by Katharina Gräfin zu Erbach-Fürstenau). And the groom’s attire was Carolina Herrara.
Behind the scenes, there were a bunch of moving parts occurring. While another P3 team member was picking up a kosher sushi order for their cool wedding reception later, we received access to their reception site for décor set-up. Along with our team, the couple’s other vendors arrived to Velveteen Rabbit for an early afternoon set-up; such as Bloomingbelle’s, DBF Bars, Cafe Express, and Pizza Stoned.
Set-up for the reception was complete, but there was still much to do for the ceremony. Both P3 Events and Bloomingbelle’s booked it over to the Neon Museum to create these beautiful intricate details too. The bride & groom arrived around the same time and they spent the hour with their photographer getting all their romantics and glamour photos.
See advice for “Wedding Photography TIPS: Make Time For Your Glamour Shots!” for tips on how to make space in your timeline to get these.
Tying the Knot
Meanwhile, their guests were picked up at the Bellagio by the wedding transportation vendor (Royal Crowns/RCT) and arrived promptly. We finished the final details on the ceremony chuppah, seating, and made sure the guitarist, Josh Crooks, was queued up to play.
After spending some time at the welcome table outside, the ceremony gates finally opened up and guests took their seats. The Jewish ceremony incorporated cool wedding traditions, which included a welcome by the Rabbi, the ring ceremony & wine, reading of the ketubah, the 7 blessings, and finally the breaking of the glass + mazel tov!
A Cool, Wedding Reception
Then, the ceremony concluded at the Neon Museum. Guests + the newly wedded couple went back on the buses to the 2nd location for the night. In order to finish the final details (ex. lighting candles) at the reception, the bus driver took everyone on a tour of the strip. Of course, with their photographer tagging along, they got some pretty cool wedding photos on the strip too, see below:
Around 8pm, everyone arrived to Velveteen Rabbit for the drinks, dinner, and dancing part of the night.
Greeted with pre-filled drinks, guests quickly filled the space with laughter and chatting. To top off the vibe of this cool wedding, the bride and groom performed a grand entrance. Then, said a “thank you toast” to all of their guests gathered for this special event.
By this time, all of the food vendors were ready to serve guests. The couple splurged on many catering options, to include both kosher and non-kosher options for their wedding guests. This included; pizza by Pizza Stoned, sushi from Private Sushi Catering and a kosher Pasta Bar by Cafe Express.
Shortly after, the bride and groom cut the cake. Meanwhile guests enjoyed Sorry, Not Sorry Ice Cream (provided by DBF Bars).
A big tradition at Jewish weddings is the dancing. This fun part of the night began after guests were fed & ready to hit the dance floor. The DJ started the Hora, which is a group dance involving chair lifting of the bride and groom.
Amazing music played throughout the night. However, one of my favorite and coolest wedding moments by far was the bride’s special surprise.
The bride had a personalized Clippers hat (the groom, Mosha’s, favorite basketball team) embroidered with “Mrs. Leibman”. The DJ created a special moment for this reveal by playing the NBA draft sound as she plopped it on her head. Everyone went wild and the groom was pleasantly surprised!
And that just about wraps up Alana & Mosha’s not your typical, but cool wedding day! We want to thank the amazing vendors who participated and really rocked their day:
all-inclusive elopement package | day of production: @p3events
ceremony venue: @theneonmuseumlasvegas
reception venue: @velveteenrabbitlv
hair & makeup: @setandfurylv
ice cream: @sorrynotsorrycreamery @dbfbarslv