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Mt Charleston Winter Wedding Style

Mt Charleston Snowy Winter Wedding Photography

There’s always been an indescribable magic and romance about the winter time. When those final warm rays of summer give way to an icy chill and rosy cheeks, it almost makes you want to drop everything in that instant to cozy up with warm layers, hot cocoa (with extra mini marshmallows, of course!) and your favorite person. ^_^

So in honor of the chilly weather outside, I’m excited to share this styled wedding collaboration I did with the fabulous event design and coordination team, Scheme Events, and a talented team of Las Vegas’ best! Together we put together a modern woodland wedding that showcased a different side of Las Vegas. Just an hour outside of the strip rests the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort resort, set atop Mount Charleston. In the winter this lush forest is transformed into a dreamy snowy backdrop that’s the perfect setting for a winter wedding.

Mt Charleston Snowy Winter Wedding PhotographyThe Ski and Snowboard Resort has these lovely yellow ski lifts that Scheme Events used for seating in the reception area, draping them with flowers by Layers of Lovely. Some other unique design details were adorable moose place cards, flower-filled faceted terrariums, a rustic yarn diagram seating chart and a classic naked cake from Peridot Sweets.
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CREDITS:
Planning & Design: Scheme Events • Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography • Venue: Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort • Custom Wedding Dress: Sophia Rose Bridal • Floral: Layers of Lovely • Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals • Hair & Makeup: Makeup in the 702 • Cake: Peridot Sweets • Favors & Details: Welcome Bag Shoppe

 

Joni & Erick’s Engagement

Meet Joni & Erick and their two adorable corgis, Stu and Yoshi:
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Joni and Erick met through work at an ICU where Joni was interning and he was her supervisor. Joni had a “major crush” on Erick right when they met. But it wasn’t until he invited her over to meet his new puppy, Stubbie or ‘Stu’, about a month later that things took off. I guess you could say Stu made the perfect ‘wing-dog’, because after that day they were inseparable. Since then and have become fur-parents to their second corgi Yoshi, both of whom will be a part of their wedding planned for next fall at the beautiful Four Seasons-Las Vegas. I can’t wait to be a part of it. ^_^ Joni & Erick also enlisted one of the west coast’s top wedding coordinators, the talented Rissa Gunderson of Scheme Events, so you know it will be unforgettable in every way!

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Check back next fall for more from Joni & Erick (and Stu & Yoshi too!)

CREDITS: Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702

November 29, 2014 - 4:11 am Serena - These pictures are fantastic!! You both look really nice. Stu and Yoshi look adorable.

November 19, 2014 - 10:30 am Catherine Makin - WOW. The photos turned out soo good!! You all look so beautiful and handsome- congratulations!!

November 19, 2014 - 10:15 am sara - Your makeup looks amazing.

November 19, 2014 - 6:44 am Irene Lopez - You both look wonderful, Joni your hair looks great.

November 18, 2014 - 8:49 pm Lisa M - Who is that bombshell couple :) These pictures are truly amazing...just gorgeous!!!!! You guys should be in a magazine :)

November 18, 2014 - 6:30 pm jenette nunes - I love these pics! looks like they could be for an ad or commercial!! super cute!

November 18, 2014 - 3:13 pm sara - These pictures are amazing. From the location, the sunset, the corgis, and of course the couple, just perfect.

November 18, 2014 - 11:30 am Joni - Oh my god Chelsea! These are amazing! I love all of them! You are magic with that camera! ^_^

Connie & Jason’s Napa Wedding

The serene rolling hills in Napa Valley, California made the perfect setting for Connie & Jason to say a very heartfelt ‘I do’.

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The day started at the Tuscan-inspired Villago Inn & Spa, where the girls and boys got ready in anticipation of the day ahead.

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We loved exploring the amazingly beautiful grounds in and around Yountville’s Vintage Estate.

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After the ceremony, the celebration continued with a delicious al fresco dinner surrounded by the The Vintage Estate’s lush landscape. It was topped off by dancing in the Barrel Room. The perfect end to a perfect day.

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For more from Connie & Jason, click here to read the story of how they met, and to see images from their engagement session which is 1part cozy-cuddly, 1part desert fun!: Connie & Jason’s Engagement Session

C+J:  Congrats on your marriage!! Hope you had an incredible time honeymooning in Thailand. Cheers to the start of a beautiful future and many more amazing adventures together! :-)

CREDITS: Wedding Venue: The Vintage Estate, Yountville, CA / Wedding Coordination: Soiree by Simone Lennon / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Videography: Luke Goodman Cinematography / Wedding dress: Vera Wang

Brittany & Patrick’s Wedding

Two of my closest friends tied the knot in beautiful Utah! :-) I’m at a loss for words of how perfect this day was, and how much these two mean to me, so rather than type up a storm I’ll stick to what I know best and let the pictures do most of the talking.

Brittany & Patrick - Waldorf Astoria Park City WeddingBrittany and Patrick’s wedding took place at the gorgeous Waldorf Astoria in Park City, where they said their vows in a quiet, serene setting of green grass, mountains, and perfect blue skies. Seeing these two finally get hitched brought out the tears in all of us. Brittany & Patrick - Waldorf Astoria Park City Wedding

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Brittany’s sisters Heidi and Jenny Lynn complemented her beautifully with their floor-length, soft pink bridesmaid dresses.

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B+P: You’re MARRIED!! :-D Jayse and I love you guys and are so happy for you. Many congrats on the start of beautiful future together as husband & wife! May this day mark the beginning of a lifetime happiness and falling even deeper in love as the years go by. <3 Hope you two had an absolutely unforgettable honeymoon cruising the Mediterranean. I can’t wait to see you guys and hear all about it!

CREDITS:
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Waldorf Astoria in Park City, UT / Flowers: Silver Cricket Floral / Photographer: Chelsea Nicole Photography  / Hair & Makeup: Jenny Lynn at Liquid Salon / Cake: Melissa Cake Shop / Cupcakes: One Sweet Slice / DJ & Entertainment:  Life of the Party Entertainment / Photobooth: Clear Choice Photo Booth / Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero

Brittany & Mark’s Wedding

Brittany and Mark had a beautiful oceanside wedding at one of their favorite places, the Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach.Brittany & Mark - Surf & Sand Laguna Beach WeddingThe day was made perfect by their amazing family and friends and a dream-team of vendors, headed up by the talented Natalie Vishney of Swellegant Events!

Here’s a few images from their day, starting with Brittany getting all glammed up! I’ve known Brittany as a friend for a few years, and she’s always had the best style! I loved her dress and crystal-embellished Louboutin ballerina flats. Classic with just the right amount of glitz.

Brittany & Mark - Surf & Sand Laguna Beach WeddingThe ceremony took place a short drive away at Brittany’s family church, Our Lady Queen of Angels, in Newport Beach.Our Lady Queen Angels Wedding Ceremony - Newport Beach, CA  Our Lady Queen Angels Wedding Ceremony - Newport Beach, CAOur Lady Queen Angels Wedding Ceremony - Newport Beach, CACheers to the new Mr. & Mrs. Ambatali! <3Brittany & Mark - Surf & Sand Laguna Beach WeddingWhile taking a few bridal party photos along the beach some surfers walked by and threw their boards in the air in congrats to our newlyweds.
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B+M: Congrats!!!! You two are simply beautiful together!! Jayse and I are so happy we could be there to experience, celebrate, capture it all with you, our friends and your amazing families. You’re finally ‘official’! Now enough talking, get busy and make lots of gorgeous babies. ;-) Love ya! Xoxox!

CREDITS:
Reception Venue: Surf and Sand Resort in Laguna Beach / Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach / Wedding Coordinator: Natalie Vishny of Swellegant Events / Floral and Event Design: Bloom Box Designs / Linens: La Tavola / Hair and Makeup: Flawless Faces / Photographer: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Videographer: Ashley Video / Transportation: Randy Tooker at Lake Forest Limousine / Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop / DJ & Entertainment: Essence EntertainmentAll American Boy’s Chorus / Photobooth: Capital Photo Booth / Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin

July 29, 2014 - 12:16 pm Megan Payne - Chelsea. This is georgous. Congrats!

July 29, 2014 - 10:42 am Liz - Gorgeous weddings and beautiful photos Chelsea!

Lara & Allan’s Wedding

Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara and Allan tied the knot with a beautiful wine country wedding in Sonoma, CA. Here are a few of my favorite moments from the day, starting with Lara and Allan being their typical playful selves for a first look:

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To add some ‘sugar’ to the proverbial (wedding!) cake, Lara and Allan hired the talented Kristen Jensen & team of Sugar Rush Events to work their magic behind the scenes, ensuring the entire day went flawless.

Their ceremony and reception were held at Cornerstone Gardens and included one of the sweetest exchange of vows I have ever heard. (Seriously, Lara… I may need some pointers from you guys down the line!)

Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingI love that Lara and Allan infused unique personal touches to their wedding day that also reflect their style. Pictured above are special pocket watches Allan hand-picked for each of his groomsmen. And as for Lara’s bridesmaids, she opted to have them carry super cute parasols in lieu of bouquets.Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Vineyard - Sonoma California WeddingTheir venue, Cornerstone Gardens, also matched perfectly with their fun, off-beat style and personalities. Not only are the grounds beautiful, but they’re filled with unique gardens and art installations, such as this asian-inspired piece titled ‘Red Lantern‘ that rests over a tranquil lotus pond. Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingFollowing the ceremony, guests enjoyed a delicious tented al fresco dinner before dancing the night away in celebration of the new Mr. & Mrs!

Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLoved the cute Star Wars reference on the sweetheart table chairs! Geeks after my own heart. :-)Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingThe following afternoon we went out exploring for a few more ‘day after’ photos of the newlyweds: Lara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens - Sonoma California WeddingLara & Allan's Cornerstone Gardens Sonoma California Wedding
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For more images from Lara and Allan and to read the cute story of how they met and fell in love, click here to see their quirky 500 Days of Summer inspired engagement session!

L+A: CONGRATS!! Jayse and I loved being a part of your amazing wedding! Hope you two had an incredible time honeymooning it up in Japan!! I can’t wait to hear all about it. :-)

CREDITS: Wedding Venue: Cornerstone Sonoma / Wedding Coordination: Kristen Jensen at Sugar Rush Events / Floral: Tesoro Flowers / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals: Wine Country Party / Baker: Sift Dessert Bar / Catering: Park Avenue / DJ: Spintronix / Officiant: Lili Goodman at Weddings of Heart / Bridesmaid dresses: Modcloth / Wedding dress: BHLDN

July 15, 2014 - 9:08 am Susan - What a stunning collection! The settings, light and viewpoints have a wonderful sense of lighthearted magical romance. Fantastic work, and congratulations to Lara and Allan. They are fortunate to have such a gifted artist capture their marriage ceremony and celebration!

July 2, 2014 - 3:06 pm Kristin - Love these!! Can't wait to see the rest. :)

June 28, 2014 - 2:12 pm Allan - Great work Chelsea and Jayse! Very magical and idyllic! Love them and can't wait to see the rest! Thanks for capturing the moments during our day and being part of our journey!

June 27, 2014 - 7:45 pm Lara - I looooove how these turned out! I'm especially fond of Allan's "lalala" face during the first look, too cute! Thank you so much Chelsea (and Jayse). Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos soon. :D

June 27, 2014 - 7:35 pm Megan Payne - Chelsea, amazing!!!!! Every shot you would want!