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Wednesday, September, 7, 2011  |  Weddings
Real {Las Vegas} Wedding - Linda & James
Happy Wednesday Guys....Say hello to Linda & James...they are just the cutest couple and I received the sweetest email from Linda letting me know that she is a fan of the cafe and that she would love to share her "Vegas" wedding with us...well, after checking out the beautiful images, I was more than happy to share Linda & James' wedding story at the cafe.....capturing all the fun and beauty of this Vegas wedding are two of my favorite photographers, Whitney and Bethany of Glass Jar Photography.....Whitney and Bethany are AMAZING....I love it when they stop by the cafe to share their beautiful work with us....let's check out Linda & James' special day....Enjoy!!


Linda shares....."What I didn't know about Vegas...Almost all venues do not allow your own photographer, you have to use the venues photographer (In many cases, they don't even allow your guests to use DSLRs or flash photography). But if you have seen the portfolio of these hotel/casino photographers, they are your worst nightmare, think prom photos with really tacky photoshopping-vignettes, you name it.

James and I had to be a little creative when it came to the photography. First off, James is a photography hobbyist, so pictures were EVEN MORE a critical component. We told the wedding coordinator flat out that many of our friends were photographers, and that we wanted to sign a waiver allowing our guests full liberty of taking pictures- they trump the hotel's photographer. Be sure to ask if this is possible. On the big day, it was clear that our photography friends (aka Glass Jar's Whitney and Bethany) were running the picture show, and the hotel's photographer took a back seat. The photography was included in our wedding package, so they are still getting paid, so they're in essence being paid to hang back and relax.

Because Vegas does countless weddings- everything was well orchestrated, they really know what they're doing. All the decisions for flowers, cake, food, set-up, music were all so easy and removed all that typical wedding stress from the equation. We even got an amazing hook-up with the nightclub manager at PURE, and my entire wedding party got in VIP!

My one recommendation (in hindsight) for brides wanting to change their names, be sure to change your name prior to the wedding day. In Vegas you have to go to City Hall before the ceremony, to get your
license and certificate, and they use the legal name on your driver's license. So, if you want to change your last name, be sure to square everything away with your local DMV, Social Security, Banks, etc. before your trip to City Hall. If you don't do it in this order, you will have a lot of hassle changing your name, and getting all these modifications, and fees associated later on.

All in all, Vegas was an the best decision for us, an affordable but tasteful location, and a very convenient locale for our guests, with all types of fun for an eclectic bunch."







Linda's beautiful dress is by  Saja!


And check out the cute Rebecca Minkoff shoes!













Loving the Ann Wood cake topper!




And now we have a special treat.....Bethany and Whitney sent over Linda & James' sweet wedding story on film...make sure you check it out....it's a must see guys!!


Linda & James - Las Vegas Wedding from Glass Jar Photography on Vimeo.


Thanks SO much Bethany and Whitney for stopping by and sharing your GORGEOUS work with us...guys, please head over to Glass Jar Photography's blog site to see what they have been up to lately....and to Linda & James, we wish you a lifetime filled with happiness and joy and thank you Linda for being a fan of the cafe...xoxo

Check back later for more beautiful inspiration!!


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