REAL WEDDING: Archana and Diego at The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas

REAL WEDDING:  Archana and Diego at The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
 Archana and Diego leave their ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.  The room was designed with red, black, and gold for a romantic and dramatic look.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.

Archana and Diego knew they wanted to get married in Las Vegas after getting engaged while dining on the Fountains of Bellagio.  A proposal like that demanded that an equally elegant and oh so glamorous wedding would follow, and the two set their sites on the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.

On the day of their wedding,  Archana and Diego got ready in separate suites to avoid seeing one another.  After their first look at their ceremony alter, they traveled around City Center with J.Anne Photography, enjoying the quiet moments of the day before their family and friends came together to watch them wed.

When the ballroom doors finally opened they saw dramatic bundles of roses lining the aisle, which was crafted from sleek, black enamel.  At the top of the space a circular stage was enveloped in crystals strung from the ceiling.  Their vows were deeply personal, and spoke to their initial meeting, their courtship, and the life they planned to build together.  

The crystal fall was Archana's most beloved design element, and the entire room was designed so that she would be surrounded in bling all night long.  With the crystals serving as the room's anchor, wedding planner Andrea Eppolito set the the newlyweds' sweetheart table just beneath it. 

Just in front of them was placed a glamorous black dance floor enhanced with painted red roses.  The perimeter of the room was full of the people Archana and Diego love most in the world.  To keep the space interesting, Destinations by Design used tables of different shapes and sizes, and filled the room with both high and low centerpieces.  Each table was slightly different from the next, but all dressed in gilded gold linens.  On top, metallic glass chargers gave way to clusters of candlelight.  The red roses, a long time favorite of the couple, brought in the dynamic pops of color my bride so loved.  And in the back, for an extra touch of drama, we set a beautiful black wedding cake trimmed in a floral wrap.

The sounds of Pitbull ushered our bridal party into the room to before Archana and Deigo took to the floor and shared their first dance to the eternally classic love song "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by The Four Seasons.  As a surprise to her guests, and in honor of her heritage, Archana changed into a bronze saree just moments before the cake cutting. 

While some guests took advantage of the photo booth set up by Joy Squad, others flocked to the dance floor.  DJ Mike Fox spun a mix of western Top 40 songs with contemporary Indian music, a recipe guaranteed to keep them moving until the very last drink was served!  And yet the party didn't end there!  Afterwards, many of their cousins and friends took to the strip for gaming and dancing, cocktails and celebrations.

The Wedding Editorialist was proud to produce not one, but two issues for this couple.  The first Destination Issue was printed and set around their reception room as a surprise gift to the groom, and it gave guests from around the world an opportunity to learn more about the couple's love story.  Later, we added their stunning wedding photos to complete the telling of their love story, giving them a beautiful piece to have and hold for all time.

It is with love that we share their story and the images of their day!

- The Wedding Editorialists

 Groom's Accessories.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  As seen on The Wedding Editorialist Wedding Blog.
 The bride wore two pairs of shoes, one for each outfit.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Engagement ring in monogrammed velvet ring box.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Bride getting dressed and putting on earrings.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 The couple had their first look at the alter of their wedding ceremony.  The bride wanted him to see her come down the aisle privately.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Bride and Groom walking at The Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. The bride wore a gorgeous lace gown and carried deep red roses.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 The bride and groom kiss beneath her veil.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Stolen Kisses with the bridal party in front of the Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas. The flower girl hid her eyes!     Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 The red, black, and gold wedding featured a lot of bling!  Crystal drapes surrounded the ceremont alter.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Red roses lined the black aisle way that lead to the alter.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 The Indian God Ganesh was present at the wedding ceremony and dressed in a white and red wreath of fiowers.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 The Ring and Vow Exchange was beautiful and personal.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Guests got their table assignments from a seating chart that was put on a gold mirror.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 The couple's initials were in marquee letters while the cocktail hour was decorated in black sequence linens.
 Cocktail hour with gold mirror, escort card mirror, and beige couches.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Bride gives groom a magazine about their life together.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 The bride surprised the groom with a custom magazine about their love.  The magazine was printed and handed out to guests as a favor.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Bride and groom in their golden reception.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Gold tables topped with tall red rose centerpieces.  Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Long tables with gold linens and red roses.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Lush red roses on tall centerpieces.   Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Passionate Kisses in the wedding reception.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Black and White image of bride and groom in a passionate kiss.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.
 Bride in a gold saree while cutting the wedding cake.    Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito.  www.andreaeppolitoevents.com  Photo by J.Anne Photography.  www.j-annephotography.com  As seen on The  Wedding Editorialist  Wedding Blog.

Las Vegas Wedding Planner Andrea Eppolito is often published, with works featured by the likes of BRIDES, Style Me Pretty, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, The NY Times, LA Times, Junebug Weddings, and more. With an eye catching style that shares not only the story, but the soul, of a wedding, Andrea's clients praise her for being their wedding planner, event designer, advocate, and friend.

An internationally acclaimed speaker, Andrea appears and speaks at events for the Engage! Luxury Wedding Summit, NACE, The Knot, the Wedding MBA, and more.  Named the Best Wedding Planner in Las Vegas (2013, 2015, 2016), Wedding Professional of the Year (2011) and ranked as one of the top 50 wedding planners world-wide, Andrea works with celebrities, athletes, executives, and all people in love!

Based in Las Vegas, and working as a destination wedding planner world wide, you can learn more at www.AndreaEppolitoEvents.com.