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Traci & Case’s Wedding!

I’m excited to share that two of my good friends, Traci and Case, are officially shackled together for life!

Traci & Case's Wedding: The Newlyweds!

Case is an amazingly talented sports writer, and Traci is a wedding coordinator and co-owner of the fabulous Scheme Events. I love Scheme for their design-oriented approach to wedding planning, and couldn’t wait to see what they had in store for the big day of one of their own! They did not disappoint! They assembled a veritable dream team of some of Vegas’s best wedding professionals to help bring Traci’s vision to life. It all came together in the perfect mix of elegant, chic and fun. I absolutely adored all the glitter elements, sparkling amongst the rich navy, gold and pink color palette. And just wait until you see Traci’s hot pink bejeweled Kate Spade shoes!

Let’s start with some details! Out of town guests were sure to feel loved and welcome as they were treated to these adorable, custom-designed welcome bags from the Welcome Bag Shoppe. These were filled with some of Traci & Case’s favorite things: chocolate caramels from Peridot Sweets, buttercream sugar cookies from Retro Bakery, WSOP playing cards (World Series of Poker is what initially brought Case to Vegas!) and some Rondel Champagne to celebrate the uniting of the two lovebirds!

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Midnight blue sequined linens, contrasted by warm golden candlelight and intimate overhead pin-lighting set the mood for a magical evening.
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Traci & Case's WeddingAt sunset, we snuck away from the party for a couple of quick newlywed photos on the golf course. We had just a few minutes before the sun disappeared behind the mountains. It was definitely a beautiful end to a beautiful day. <3

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Congratulations you two! Love you guys and hope you have an incredible time on your honeymoon! xoxo

The dream team:
Wedding Venue: St. Francis of Assisi & Dragon Ridge Country Club / Hotel: Green Valley Ranch / Wedding Coordination: Scheme Events / Flowers: Layers of Lovely Floral Design / Welcome Bags: Welcome Bag Shoppe /  Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Transportation: Earth Limos / Entertainment: Mark & The Martinis / Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702 / Videographers: Memory Lane Video / Cake: Gimme Some Sugar / Rentals: RSVP / Linens: La Tavola Linen / Photo Booth: Shutter Booth

January 29, 2014 - 8:36 pm Liz - Gorgeous wedding Traci! Love it all. As usual, Chelsea captured it beautifully.

January 29, 2014 - 8:27 pm Melanie Byrne - Congratulations Traci! The photos are stunning and your wedding looked absolutely beautiful, just like you! Lots of love to you and your husband

January 29, 2014 - 7:25 pm Andrea Eppolito-Fisher - So stunning! I could not imagine a more perfect day for you botth! And gorgeous work, Chelsea!

January 29, 2014 - 7:06 pm Emily - Ahh pics already!! Amazing! Traci you look so gorgeous!

January 29, 2014 - 2:20 pm Traci - Such an amazing day to have spent with all of you! Chelsea, you captured everything perfectly. I could not have asked for more. You are the best and I am so happy to call you an amazing friend here in Vegas! MUCH LOVE!!!

January 29, 2014 - 2:19 pm Tara - Beautiful Chelsea! We are all so excited in the office. Congratulations again Traci and Case.

Melissa & Kyle’s Wedding

Melissa & Kyle's Las Vegas Destination Wedding

When Melissa first contacted me, she described wanting a small intimate event, matched by a day filled with a fun, unique experiences to show the different aspects of Vegas. It all came together beautifully with a gorgeous location, romantic details and special little touches everywhere that let the guest know they were thought of every step of the way.

Legends Ranch Wedding PhotographyLayers of Lovely‘s gorgeous floral designs never cease to take my breath away. Melissa & Kyle’s wedding was no exception. Just check out the bouquets Melissa and her bridesmaids carried:
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Melissa and Kyle said their vows beneath lush trees and a wooden canopy at Legends Ranch in Las Vegas.
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A table of gourmet cheeses, olives, bread and antipasto greeted guests during cocktail hour.

Legends Ranch Wedding PhotographyLegends Ranch Wedding - Red BarnWith a red double decker bus driving her guests up and down the strip for photos – she definitely succeeded in making a day that will be unforgettable experience for all them.

Double Decker Bus Strip TourWe wrapped the following day with a ‘Day After’ shoot in the Nevada desert.

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Melissa and Kyle: it was an honor to be a part of your wedding and I hope you enjoy these photos forever in your new lives together as Mr. and Mrs.! Congrats guys! <3

CREDITS: Wedding Venue: Legends Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada / Wedding Coordination: Juliet Douglas & Angelica McDonnell of Green Orchid Events / Flowers: Layers of Lovely Floral Design  / Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals / Rentals: Wooden Trunk / Hair and Makeup: Amelia C and Co. / Cake & Stand: Peridot Sweets / Officiant: Reverend Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole / Transportation: Double Decker Bus Company

April 18, 2014 - 2:23 pm JT Legends Ranch - Great couple..! Best wishes to you..! JT Legends Ranch

January 28, 2014 - 2:21 pm René Tate - Chelsea…. that full length of her walking through the desert… breathtaking. Miss you girl. Carry on!

January 5, 2014 - 2:00 pm Erin - Aww, what a stunning couple! Beautiful wedding and such a fun-filled day to be a part of. Congrats again guys!

January 5, 2014 - 1:59 pm Domenica Sindoni - ABSOLUTELY beautiful photos - compliments to photographer. Sad that was not present but can see through photographers photos that it was a very special day with beautiful memories caputured to keep for always. Love Zia Mimma xx

January 2, 2014 - 2:28 pm Ishween Kaur - The photos are amazing!! Melissa you made such a gorgeous bride! Sangram & I had an awesome time and were so happy to be part of your special day, Congratulations again xox

December 30, 2013 - 11:25 pm Juliet Douglas - These photos are stunning!! I wanted to pick a favorite but I can't! Mel and Kyle are so beautiful together.

December 27, 2013 - 3:32 pm Ranga - Breathtaking photos of an unforgettable day. Mel and Kyle you look absolutely enchanting. The best wedding photos I've ever seen! I can't wait to see these photos hanging up in your home xx

December 26, 2013 - 11:55 pm Carmel Italiano - I was so lucky to be present when Mel and Kyle said "I do" the photos are absolutely amazing!! You have captured all the emotion, fun and laughs that we all shared on this special day - thank you xx

December 26, 2013 - 11:51 pm Hevonne - Stunning photos! It was an absolutely amazing day and looking at these photos remind me just fun it was and how perfectly everything came together! Congratulations Mr and Mrs Day!!! xoxo

December 26, 2013 - 3:58 pm Samantha - What an amazing job, Chelsea!! Of course, it was easy with these two :) It was a perfect day and now Melissa and Kyle have perfect photos to remember it with :) xx

December 26, 2013 - 3:30 pm Melissa - Thank you so much Chelsea, we couldn't be happier with our beautiful photos. It was such an awesome three days (we had so much fun hanging out with you)and I smile every time I look back at the pics. We are so grateful for all your hard work, especially leading right up to Christmas, they were the best present ever! Love Mel xo

Larisa & Talyn’s Wedding

Today I get to share Larisa and Talyn’s beautiful fall wedding at Anthem Country Club! After sharing a fun-filled day splashing around in Santa Monica for their sunny beach engagement session (click here for a refresher and the story of how L+T first met!) and over a year of talking about plans for everything, I had been eagerly anticipating their special day. :-)

We started the morning at Larisa’s hotel where she got all dolled up. Larisa’s hair and makeup were beautifully styled by Kiera & Karen at Makeup in the 702 and she wore an exquisite feathered gown by Allure Couture. Yep, my brides have great style!

Anthem Country Club WeddingAnthem Country Club WeddingTalyn looked smashing as well with his classic style and polka dot bow tie. And of course, they looked even more perfect in each others arms. <3

Anthem Country Club WeddingThe ceremony was set on Anthem’s beautifully manicured lawn overlooking the lake. There were so many special moments throughout their day, but one of my favorites was the watching Larisa’s father give his little girl away. Anthem Country Club WeddingAnthem Country Club WeddingAnthem Country Club WeddingAnthem Country Club WeddingLarisa’s mom made these adorable chocolates that sat on the tables as a delicious treat for their guests.Anthem Country Club WeddingLarisa and Talyn were sent off in style as their family and friends cheered for them with a lit path of sparklers. They drove off in a 1946 Packard getaway car!Anthem Country Club WeddingAnthem Country Club WeddingAnthem Country Club WeddingAnthem Country Club Vegas Wedding

L+T: Congrats!! Hope you’re enjoying your new home. :-) I’m so happy for you guys and loved being a part of your wedding!

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CREDITS: Wedding Venue: Anthem Country Club / Venue Coordinator: Maria Bauttista / Hair and Makeup: Makeup in the 702  / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole / Videography: Terrence of Lighten Films / Wedding Dress: Allure Couture / Photo Booth Rental: iFlick Photobooth

Savannah & Shane’s Wedding

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I’ve been dying to share Savannah and Shane’s beautiful outdoor wedding. It was filled with tons of sweet personal touches. And with the talented ladies at Scheme Events to help execute their vision, the day turned out perfect!

We started the morning getting ready at the Flamingo hotel. Both Savannah and Shane have killer style, and Savannah looked absolutely breathtaking in the delicate lace Enzoani gown she wore. Loved her dress! Also, her sweet fur-baby Bexley made an appearance and was a big part of the day. You may remember his cute little face from their San Francisco engagement session this past summer (Click here for a refresher!) In good fashion, he too was dressed to the nines (with a custom doggie suit in their wedding colors) as you’ll see later in the post!

Legends Ranch Las Vegas Wedding PhotographyLegends Ranch Las Vegas Wedding PhotographyLegends Ranch Las Vegas WeddingLegends Ranch Las Vegas Wedding PhotographyLegends Ranch Las Vegas Wedding PhotographySavannah and Shane’s ceremony and reception were held at Legends Ranch, a private estate tucked just outside the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas strip. It was a gorgeous fall day for an outdoor wedding! During their ceremony the warm afternoon sunlight streamed softly through the trees as they shared their vows in the presence of family and friends who traveled from Ohio and California to be a part of their special day.Legends Ranch Las Vegas Wedding CeremonySavannah and Shane have an awesome group of friends who shared in their day. Here’s the whole fabulous crew. :-)Legends Ranch Las Vegas WeddingLegends Ranch Las Vegas Wedding PhotographyLegends Ranch Las Vegas Wedding Photographylegends-ranch-las-vegas-desert-wedding-5Legends Ranch Las Vegas Wedding PhotographyHow cute is this personalized seating chart?! You may notice two themes in this wedding: The moose and the color Gray.  Their last names are ‘Gray’ and ‘Moose’.Legends Ranch Las Vegas Wedding PhotographyAn outdoor country style wedding wouldn’t be complete without a fire-pit and smores! The night was just as magical as the day with special lighting accents throughout by LED UnpluggedLegends Ranch Outdoor Las Vegas Wedding Reception

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Savannah + Shane: I love you both and am thankful I could be a part of your wedding day. Congrats guys!! xoxo

The fantastic team:
Wedding Venue: Legends Ranch in Las Vegas, Nevada / Wedding Coordination: Scheme Events / Vintage Rentals: The Wooden Trunk, RSVP Rentals / Flowers: Carolyn Gray / DJ: Harry “O” Productions / Hair & Makeup: Makeup in the 702 / Lighting & Love sign: LED Unplugged / Officiant: Peachy Keen Unions by Angie Kelly / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Videography: Lighten Films / Entertainment: Glenn Nowak / Catering: Red Apple Grill Catering

April 18, 2014 - 2:24 pm JT Legends Ranch - Fabulous Event..! JT Legends Ranch

November 19, 2013 - 3:04 pm Angie Kelly, Wedding Officiant - Phhhhh-nominal! The pup, the horses, the details...nothing short of gorgeous. Thank you, thank you, Chelsea - what an unbelievable job you did and capturing the magic! Best wishes to our couple! xo.

November 19, 2013 - 2:50 pm Elise - What a GORGEOUS couple, and a Stunning wedding! Bexley stole my heart in his little bowtie, and you captured the day in the magical way that only you can. LOVE!

November 19, 2013 - 11:49 am Ashley M - Wow this is SUCH a beautiful wedding! I love the care you put into capturing everything. I bet it was a magical day for everyone. :-)

Elise & Brian’s Wedding

I was so excited when Elise told me that she and Brian were planning a ‘Royal Wedding in a Cow Pasture’ out on their family ranch in Cambria, Ca.

Now of course, I had no idea what a ‘Royal Wedding in a Cow Pasture’ was, as I’d never been to one, nor heard of one, and that made it even more exciting! But I did know, with Elise’s ultra creative talents pulling and sewing the proverbial strings, the day was going to be phenomenal. And it was!

I’m so happy to be able to share with you today just a tiny glimpse of how amazing the day was!

Elise & Brian's 'Royal Wedding in a Cow Pasture' - Cambria, California

Talk about an entrance! Brian and Elise know how to travel in this amazingly magical horse drawn carriage.

Elise & Brian's 'Royal Wedding in a Cow Pasture' - Cambria, California

The setting was simply gorgeous!

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On each table were unique place setters with flowers and succulents in tin boxes and cement construction-blocks. Everywhere you went you would discover new elements of Elise’s personal touches.

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This is a couple that knows how to have a good time! Elise said that when Brian first met her, all he had to do was follow the sound of her ‘loud laughter’. They are truly perfect together.

Wine Country Wedding ReceptionWine Country Wedding ReceptionI knew Elise and Brian both have backgrounds in music – but seeing them preform Jason Mraz ‘I Wont Give Up’ together will go down as one of my all-time favorite wedding moments. (update: click here to see their performance in the wedding trailer by Adam Zielinski!)Elise & Brian's Wedding Reception - Cambria, CA

Somehow they managed to get one of the best bands I’ve ever heard at a wedding: The Rudy Parris Band, who is also the finalist from one of our favorite shows, The Voice (“Go Team Blake!”) These guys had the crowd jumping all night long to country greats, mixed with ACDC,  Sublime, and even a little Def Leopard – by request! rudy-parris-the-voice-wedding-band

Elise and Brian’s wedding was more than just a day where two love birds said their ‘I do’s – The entire day was a full, morning-to-night experience of sunny pastures, cool weather, and happy smiles from everyone that they love and cherish. I was so happy I got to be a part of it!

Oh, and of course I’m obliged to mention:

“This Wedding Was Brought To You By Coors-Light”!

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Wedding venue: Cow pasture & Black family private residence in Cambria, CA / Event Design: Juxtapose Studio / Photographer: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Catering: Testa Catering / Floral: Ranay at Lilies of the Field / Hair Stylist: Jennifer Moore-Meeks / Officiant: Judge Rogelio R. Flores / Videography:  / Entertainment: Rudy Parris Band / Cake: Linn’s of Cambria / Rentals: Archive Vintage Rentals (furniture), Got You Covered (other rentals) / Transportation: Central Coast TrolleyThe White Horse Carriage Company

August 27, 2013 - 5:05 pm Kathy Magers - Absolutely beautiful, loved loved everything, so unique, loved the table setting with the mis matched chairs, what a great job pulling such a wonderful special day together. Sorry I couldn't be there. Looks like a greaat time had by all, Brian & Elise you look great!

August 27, 2013 - 11:43 am Pamela Williams - Absolutely wonderful, it was so well captured. I felt as if I was there through viewing the photographs. Kuddos to the photographer. I will be giving you a ring when I tie the knot. :0)

August 25, 2013 - 5:44 pm Jaymen - Oh wow - these images are amazing! It looks like such a magical day!

August 25, 2013 - 8:28 am Annie Black - GREAT BLOG AND FANTASTIC PHOTOS! Now you' can add "Royal photographer" to your resume!??? Love & Coors Light, Annie

August 25, 2013 - 7:00 am Hank - The photos do justice..... truly a beautiful wedding.....

August 25, 2013 - 12:52 am Elise - CHELSEA... Looking at these, I was crying, feeling all of the feelings I felt on our wedding day. You really captured the enchantment of the day. You are so amazing, and we are so lucky have found you!!!!!!!!!! <3 Elise & Brian

August 24, 2013 - 8:39 am Kelly {Little Vegas Wedding} - Farm weddings are ALWAYS amazing - this one looks to be especially so! Love their signage! Great photos.

August 23, 2013 - 7:50 pm Ellen and Shawn - Simply EPIC. Love the colors, details and everything. Gorgeous couple!

August 23, 2013 - 7:34 pm Celia - So pretty! I want that wedding!

August 23, 2013 - 5:48 pm EN - Wow! That is a beautiful wedding! The images capture the spirit and joy of it all so beautifully!

Holly & Vince’s Wedding

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Earlier this summer Jayse and I traveled to tranquil Pacific Northwest coastal town of La Push, WA for the special occasion of Holly and Vince’s wedding! What made this even more special was that La Push is very same place that Holly and Vince fatefully met for the first time exactly 3 years prior, to the day. Nestled near it’s remote shores is the Quileute Oceanside Resort and First Beach where the two shared their vows and celebrated with close family and friends on this beautiful, rainy afternoon.

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Being a Vegas girl, I absolutely love shooting in the rain! It creates such an intimate and romantic atmosphere. Especially when paired with a place as beautiful as La Push. I could tell why Holly and Vince wanted to return to this magical spot for their big day.La Push, Washington Destination Wedding PhotographyLa Push, Washington Destination Wedding PhotographyLa Push, Washington Destination Wedding PhotographyLa Push, Washington Destination Wedding PhotographyLa Push, Washington Destination Wedding Photography

As night fell, everyone gathered around the beach bonfire for a brillant fireworks show that filled the night sky.

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For more of these two, click here to read the story about how Holly and Vince met and fell in love along with images from their engagement session at Valley of Fire State Park.

H + V: Your love for each other is an inspiration! Congrats on the beautiful start of a beautiful future together! Love you guys. :-)

CREDITS: Location: Quileute Oceanside Resort & First Beach in La Push, WA / Coordination (rentals, vintage car, fireworks): Jerry Leppell / Coordination & Design: Kim’s Creations & Tulle Shed – Forks, WA / Officiant: John Glasgo – Olympia, WA / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Hair: Alyssa Kuehl of Moda Capelli Salon – Olympia, WA / Wedding Dress: Claire La Faye / Dried Flower Bouquet: The Coral Boutique /  Viel: Veiled Beauty / Fascinator: Maddie Lu’s

March 24, 2014 - 5:50 pm Jacquelynn - Beautiful work!!

August 12, 2013 - 11:18 am Nicole Knaeble - Beautiful images! Love the firework shots, simply breathtaking.

August 10, 2013 - 6:00 pm Holly - Absolutely BLOWN AWAY :) I knew you & Jayse would be able to bring the awesomeness to make a rainy day look divine. Vince and I are in complete awe of your talents Chels - these photos are truly art - simply stunning. You captured each moment perfectly and somehow made everything look even better than we remember! :) The day goes by so fast, everything can be such a blur, but looking at these brings us back and lets us savor those wonderful moments. Thank you for that incredible gift. Lots of love to you for always

August 7, 2013 - 4:37 pm Kat Forsyth - I need this to be my wedding. SO BEAUTIFUL.

August 7, 2013 - 4:22 pm Traci - I love everything about this wedding!! Great job Chelsea! I can't wait for you to shoot my wedding! :-) XOXOXOXOXOXOX.

August 7, 2013 - 11:47 am Terrence Lighten - Amazing images Chels!!! It's really hard to choose a favorite, when they all are awesome :) But I really love the image of the windshield with the rain on it. Classic!!!

August 7, 2013 - 10:31 am Juliet Douglas - These are stunning! I love that first photo. Minimal decor with a focus on just the beautiful bride and groom and breathtaking scenery. Love that.