Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

A Las Vegas Wedding meets Manchester after party today with the real two part wedding of Rochelle and Peter with so much swoonworthy photography, it’s uber cool vibe has us hooked! We’ll be looking at the Manchester after party next week, but for now lets be inspired by their Las Vegas Wedding extravaganza and dessert photography by the wonderful Two for Joy Photography and catch up with the Rochelle who tells us all about their love story… 

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

How did you and Peter meet

“Peter and I were good friends for a while before we started dating. We lived close to one another and became inseparable for around a year. We both secretly had feelings for one another and then on Valentine’s Day I finally plucked up the courage to ask Peter on a proper date; the rest is history.”

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

The Proposal

“After eight wonderful years, it was finally Peter’s turn to pluck up the courage and ask me to marry him. We were on holiday in Mexico and Peter had planned the perfect evening: a romantic dinner, followed by a walk along the beach where he would pop the question as the sun set. Needless to say, it didn’t go to plan. I knew something was strange from the start as a very nervous Peter paced the hotel room taking full advantage of the tequila in our room. We ended up having to change restaurant due to a mix up with reservations; we argued over dinner; and of course, the beach was closed off due to an unanticipated storm. We headed back to our hotel room feeling a little glum, but just as we got to the room, Peter got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It turned out to be just perfect in the end: very private and emotional. Of course, we celebrated with more tequila.” 

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Planning the Wedding

“We always knew that we didn’t want a traditional white wedding and often joked about eloping and getting married in Vegas. Once we started planning the wedding, and looking at destinations, the idea of a Vegas wedding actually seemed perfect for us. We wanted a stress-free, intimate wedding followed by a relaxed dinner for our guests, but most of all we wanted everyone to have fun. When planning the wedding, I wouldn’t say we had a theme as such; it was more a case of if we liked it, then we had it. However, we did use a lot of botanical décor to match the vibe of our wedding garden.”

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

The Location

“I always knew that I wanted to get married outdoors. We looked at several outdoor locations in Vegas, but I fell in love with the wedding garden at Caesars the moment I saw it. Although we wanted a low-key wedding, we knew our friends and family back home would never forgive us if we didn’t include them in the celebrations.”

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

The Dress

“I initially knew what I didn’t want more than what I did when looking for my dress. Whilst searching online, I came across Australian designer Anna Campbell and I just knew I had to get married in one of her dresses. I found a stockist in my home town of Manchester and made the earliest appointment I could at Jean Jackson Couture. Felicity and her mum, Beck, were absolutely wonderful in helping me to find the perfect Anna Campbell dress. I chose Annabella and Beck customised the top for me with beaded loops.” 

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

The Suit

“Although we were getting married in 40 degrees heat, Peter still wanted to wear a three-piece suit. The men wore suits from Slaters Menswear for the ceremony and floral braces and bow ties from Topman for the evening and reception.”

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

The Bridesmaids

“It was extremely important to me that the bridesmaids felt comfortable in their dresses and that we chose them together. We originally saw the dress they wore during one of our first searches and after looking at many others, we always came back to this one. It is from ASOS and we loved the way it has a bow on the back to match mine.”

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

The Details

“We tried to make most of the décor ourselves for the wedding in Vegas. We used lots of fairy lights, foliage, gin bottles and candles. We made the guests favours fit for Vegas, which included shots, hangover kits and sunglasses for our open bus tour of the bright lights of the Vegas strip. My flowers in Vegas were supplied by Caesars, of course it was daunting not being able to choose my own supplier here, but they listened to everything I said and they were more beautiful than I ever could have imagined.”

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

The Best Part of the Day

“It’s so hard to choose just one part of the day, or days! But aside from getting married, it has to be the open top bus tour of the strip. It was just after we married and was the first time we both relaxed that day. We sat down as husband and wife (with a gin in hand) and felt so fortunate to have our nearest and dearest here with us to share this special moment. We all danced, laughed and celebrated, whilst watching the bright neon lights of Las Vegas – it all felt so perfect.”

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Words of Wisdom

“My biggest piece of advice would be to do what is right for you. With so much advice online, and opinions from friends and family, it’s easy to be swayed by others and their ideals. It was a hard decision for us to make to keep our ceremony so intimate. We received many gasps and raised eyebrows when we told people we were going to get married in Vegas, but it was right for us and I don’t have a single regret. Make sure you bring both of your personalities into the wedding and don’t despair if things go wrong. Lastly, take some time to spend alone together on the day and enjoy every moment because it really does go so quickly!”

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

The Suppliers- Las Vegas Wedding Meets Manchester After Party- Part One

Dress: Anna Campbell,  purchased from: Jean Jackson Couture @jeanjacksoncouture

Shoes: ASOS  

Accessories: Jewellery – Tiffany

Flower crown  – Folky Dokey @f.o.l.k.y.d.o.k.e.y

Florist: Caesars Palace @frogmcr

Hair: Paisley Gamble Hairdressing @paisleygamblehair

Make up: Olivia Morewood @livvytaomakeupandnails

Grooms suit: Slaters Menswear

Bridesmaid dresses: ASOS 

Venue: Juno Wedding Garden, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Photographer : Two for Joy Photography @twoforjoyphotographyltd

Cake: Classic Cakes @classic.cakes

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