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Kelly & Matt’s Wedding

Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingCongrats to Kelly & Matt who were married this spring! Kelly and Matt are one of the sweetest, most genuine couples I’ve had the honor of photographing- and I’m so thankful I could be there to capture their special day. They had a romantic, classic wedding with a mediterranean flair set on the grounds of Four Seasons-Las Vegas and coordinated by the fabulous Traci & team at Scheme Events.

The started Kelly and Matt getting all dolled up for each other. The anticipation built as the time grew close for their ‘first look’, where they got to share a private first moment together before the ceremony. It was perfect. <3

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Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingKelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingKelly and Matt had an amazing group of close friends. The guys – Ben, Matt, David & Marcus – were looking quite dapper!Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingThe girls – Katie, Liz, Kelly & Nicole! Loved the incredible bouquets by Layers of Lovely and how perfectly they complimented the girls’ stylish dresses. They all looked gorgeous!Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingKelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingKelly and Matt gave personalized and heartfelt vows set against a dreamy backdrop at Fountain Terrace.Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas Fountain Terrace WeddingThe newlyweds!Kelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas Fountain Terrace WeddingKelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas WeddingKelly & Matt - Four Seasons Las Vegas Wedding

For more from these lovebirds, check out their desert engagement session from last fall: Kelly & Matt’s Engagement

K+M: Hope you had an incredible time honeymooning it up! I’m so happy for you two and wish you a lifetime of happiness & amazing adventures together! :-)

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CREDITS: Wedding Venue: Four Seasons- Las Vegas / Wedding Coordination: Scheme Events / Flowers: Layers of Lovely Floral Design / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Transportation: Earth Limos / Hair and Makeup: Amelia C. & Co. / Videographers: Something New Video / Rentals: Sit On This / Photo Booth: Joy Squad

May 29, 2014 - 2:02 pm Ann - Wonderful job capturing a beautiful moment in time!! Thank you Chelsea!! People have not stopped talking about the wedding and can not wait to see more pictures.

May 29, 2014 - 9:23 am Traci - Such a great wedding for an amazing couple! I am so honored I got to work with them and you. Love the photos and can't wait to see more. You rock Chels.

May 28, 2014 - 10:32 pm Kelly - Thanks for sharing the sneak peek Chelsea!!! the photos are amazing & can't wait to see the rest. We love how you've captured a glimpse into our special day :-)

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.

Liz + Jean’s Wedding

It’s hard to know where to start with Liz and Jean. These two have become amazing friends to both Jayse and I through several fun photo-shoots and mini-adventures together over the past few years. You may remember them from their L.A. County Fair & Griffith Park engagement session that was featured on SMP earlier this year.

As you can probably tell from the photos, Liz and Jean are one of those couples you always feel happy just being around. I think part of it is that it’s easy to tell just how much they love each other, and how much they appreciate having good friends around.

And that’s how this wedding felt – a bunch of good friends and family gathering in sunny California for a stunning destination wedding on the romantic grounds of Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. The talented coordination trio, Scheme Events, was there to make sure every detail was in place and the entire day went flawless!

The morning started at The W Hotel in Hollywood, getting ready surrounded by close friends and loved ones.

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I adored all the detail and love put into Liz and Jean’s wedding. The gorgeous floral was artfully created by the amazing team at Layers of Lovely, and custom letterpress invites were designed and made by Paper & Home.

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For their first look, I brought Jean to a quiet private place between a long pathway of towering cypress trees. I think five years of loving Liz, and waiting for this day must have flooded Jean when he turned around to see his bride for the first time that day. His expression said it all.
Liz & Jean's Wedding First Look | Cypress Lane, Greystone MansionLiz & Jean's Wedding First Look | Cypress Lane, Greystone MansionThe ceremony took place on the garden lawn, with a historic fountain and archway of soft peach and pink rose strands as the centerpiece.

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Liz & Jean Wedding - Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, CAA couple days after the wedding we met back up for an after-session and more photos in beautiful San Juan Capistrano:
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L+J: Jayse and I love you guys!!! Congrats on finally tying the knot and becoming Mr & Mrs! You two are so perfect for each other. :-)

The fantastic team:
Wedding Venue: Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, California / Wedding Coordination: Scheme Events / Flowers: Layers of Lovely Floral Design / Invitations + Paper goods: Paper & Home / Custom chargers + decor: The Pottery Shop / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Catering: Wolfgang Puck / Entertainment: Frank Sinatra-Gary Anthony, Violinist-Tamboura Baptiste / Hair and Makeup: Le Brian Salon / DJ:  Hey Mister DJ / Videographers: Something New Films / Officiant: JP Reynolds / Main Cake: Peridot Sweets / Mini-cakes and Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop / Rentals: Elm Concierge Rentals / Vintage Rentals: The Wooden Trunk + Layers of Lovely

May 29, 2013 - 4:20 pm Angie Kelly, Wedding Officiant - Terrific job capturing the movement of her veil in your images. Such a fantastic venue!

May 24, 2013 - 3:34 pm Liz Buehring - So pretty! I really love the dreaminess of the after-session. Awesome job!

May 24, 2013 - 2:30 pm Michael & Brooke - These photos are absolutely beautiful. The bride and groom did such an amazing job with every last detail. One of the classiest, most beautiful events we've ever had the pleasure of attending. Much love to you all!

May 23, 2013 - 11:15 am Jean Paulo Sanchez - Thank you for capturing the special moments on our wedding day, I love that every time I look at these photos the thoughts and feelings I had come flooding back, looking forward to future adventures with you guys!

May 22, 2013 - 11:26 pm Derek Douglas - What wonderful photos. It was an honor to be there for that special day, and seeing these photos takes me right back. Congrats again, you two, and amazing job, Chelsea!

May 22, 2013 - 2:49 pm Kim Canahai - The first look of the bride pics made me cry...beautiful photos!

May 22, 2013 - 2:22 pm Rosemary - The one where Liz is sitting in the window - seductive and powerful image! Love all the photos.

May 22, 2013 - 2:14 pm Jessie Emeric - Yay!! These are amazing! Congrats again Liz & Jean! xoxo

May 22, 2013 - 1:59 pm Lisa Derfler - These turned out amazing! What a beautiful wedding and amazing images that captured it all!

May 22, 2013 - 1:46 pm Liz Le - Words cannot express how happy these photos make me. They bring me back to one of the best days of my life and fill me with so much love. It's not everyday that you can experience the wedding of your dreams. These photos bring me right back to that day and lets me re-live it all over again. Thank you Chelsea and Jayse. Not only did you do an amazing job capturing our wedding day but you have been amazing friends and that means the world to us. We hope to share more adventures with you guys soon.

May 22, 2013 - 1:08 pm Emily Ku - OMG the pictures are AMAZING! Congrats again Liz and Jean!!!

May 22, 2013 - 1:03 pm Suzi Lighten - Stunning!!!Just gorgeous!

Melissa & Sean’s Wedding

When Melissa and Sean first described their wedding as “more of a big fun party than a wedding” with all their closest friends and family I knew it was going to be a memorable day – and it was! Melissa and Sean’s wedding was a true reflection of how they are as people: laid-back and crazy fun. Then to put the icing on the cake (wedding cake!), who better to help pull off such an incredible day than the uber-talented ladies – Traci, Rissa and team – at Scheme Events!

I’m thrilled to share a few photos from Melissa and Sean’s romantic garden affair at The Springs Preserve! To kick things off – here’s a peek at Melissa’s gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown and succulent bouquet:

Melissa and Sean said their ‘I Do’s’ surrounded by sunshine and greenery in The Springs Preserve’s lush Garden’s Arboteum. This one makes me smile. :-) Newlywed bliss! Some of the pretty flower girls:Loved these darling succulent-filled metal flower-girl baskets designed by Catherine at Layers of Lovely.Melissa and Sean love to travel together. In the past two years they’ve ventured to Hawaii (Kauai), Vail, Mammoth, Santa Barbara, D.C. and Tucson– with lots more trips on the horizon! To add a personal touch their centerpieces, they incorporated pictures and stories of the different places that hold meaning to them as part of their table markers:

For more of Melissa and Sean, CLICK HERE to read how they met and see images from their L.A. engagement session!

M+S: Congrats!! I’m so happy for you guys! :-)

Wedding Venue: The Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada / Wedding Coordination: Scheme Events / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Floral Design: Layers of Lovely Floral Design /  DJ: DJ Harry O of Vegas City DJs / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Hair + Makeup: Amelia C & Co. / Officiant: Ayse Lyriboz

October 17, 2012 - 10:11 pm Sean - Awesome, as we expected. You rock!

October 15, 2012 - 3:27 pm Lauren - Amazing photos, really love the brides dress.

October 12, 2012 - 5:17 pm Denise - Love these ! Awesome job Chelsea ! It was great meeting you !

October 11, 2012 - 8:56 pm Melissa - Awesome! LOVE the pictures, Chelsea! You are amazingly talented! Thank you SO much for capturing our day!! XO

October 11, 2012 - 7:23 pm Cindy - I love the Springs Preserve. Always like to see weddings from there.

October 11, 2012 - 6:07 pm Rissa - Absolutely gorgeous, Chelsea! You do such a wonderful job of catching the couple as their true selves. You are a joy to work with!

Danielle + Brian’s Wedding

Danielle and Brian were married on the beautiful grounds of Legends Ranch in Las Vegas. It was an outdoor celebration that perfectly reflected their rustic-country flair.

To kick things off, here’s an image Danielle getting ready with her puppy, Scrappy.

Danielle and Brian decided to do a romantic “First Look”. I always get a little emotional as I witness (and capture from a distance) my couples seeing each other all dolled up for the first time. It’s such a special, intimate moment that adds so much to the wedding day. It’s a quiet time, set apart just for them…

However, the ‘kids’ were invited too – I think Scrappy thought his mom looked pretty amazing!

The ceremony was set under a canopy of trees where an amazing variety of vintage couches, benches and chairs awaited their guests.The bridesmaids each wore a unique vintage dress in an assortment of cream tones, with Danielle’s sisters (and maids-of-honor) in a pretty floral print. Here’s Danielle with her stylish BFFs – Megan, Krysta, Veronica, Momo, Jill and Jamie!The guys were looking uber-sharp as well with Brian and his groomsmen rocking matching suspenders and vans shoes. Brian’s dog, Rhea approved.Layers of Lovely did a fantastic job on all the bouquets and floral arrangements. I’m a huge fan of Catherine and her team’s work!
Danielle and her sister Jill (who you may recognize from my post on her wedding here), started a vintage rental shop in Las Vegas called The Wooden Trunk. Many of the of pieces were used in her wedding – infusing a delightful plethora of unique ideas and details for Danielle & Brian’s guests to enjoy. One of my favorites was the vintage wood lemonade stand surrounded by picture frames that hung in the tree with photos from their engagement session. Not only was it adorable – but the sweet tea was rather addictive!

During the reception there was a S’mores station and a big fire pit! After a bit of prodding, everyone joined in to roast marshmallows:

The first dance was set beneath a magical canopy of lights. 

Huge congrats to the newlyweds! Love ya guys and am so happy I could be there to capture your big day. :-)

**Update: See more photos from Danielle & Brian’s wedding featured on Style Me Pretty!

CREDITS: Ceremony and Reception Venue: Legends Ranch / Event Design and Vintage Decor: The Wooden Trunk / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Flowers: Layers of Lovely Floral / Wedding Dress: Wtoo Brides / Hair: Jonathon Kristen at The Exclusive Salon

April 18, 2014 - 2:26 pm JT Legends Ranch - Very well done..! JT Legends Ranch

July 2, 2012 - 9:35 am Adrienne - What a lucky couple! Unreal images. LOVE the cermeony seating

June 12, 2012 - 12:16 pm Noelia Kline - OMG, love, love, love, love, love this wedding. You did such an amazing job shooting the wedding, and the details are to die for. Jealous! Keep rockin it! :)

June 6, 2012 - 1:33 pm Angie Kelly - Such wonderful shots; you are so very talented! This venue appears to be like no other in Vegas and I look forward to working out there sometime. Your shooting angle for the "canopy of lights" is stunning Chelsea!

June 6, 2012 - 12:23 pm Michelle - Love everything about these!! Your pictures are amazing! The wedding looked amazing..... love all the details and the dress ..... just everything! Love your work Chelsea!!

June 4, 2012 - 12:47 pm Danielle - Thanks for everything Chels! We appreciate you so much! Love ya!!

June 2, 2012 - 1:02 pm Momo - Aww so beautiful, I love all the pictures!:)

June 2, 2012 - 10:17 am Jillian - Gorg!! :)

June 2, 2012 - 7:02 am Katrina - Beautiful!! I can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!

June 2, 2012 - 6:18 am Momasita - Love the pictures, love the bride, love everything!

June 2, 2012 - 1:53 am Megan - This is just a preview, and I can't wait to see the rest of them!!! Everything about this day was perfect and it shows in the pictures!! You do amazing work Chelsea!!

June 2, 2012 - 1:00 am Christina Trent - This is by far one of the most unique and genuine weddings I have seen to date! Beautiful couple, beautiful smiles, and beautiful images!

June 1, 2012 - 11:10 pm aunt sandy - Beautiful photos of the funnest. wedding. ever!!!!!!

June 1, 2012 - 9:14 pm Lisa - The pictures turned out amazing! Love them!

June 1, 2012 - 7:42 pm Tami - You girls know how to do a wedding right!!

June 1, 2012 - 7:35 pm Erin - It seriously couldn't have been more perfect!!

June 1, 2012 - 7:18 pm EN - These are just so gorgeous - wow what a wedding. Beautiful images! Everything just works!

June 1, 2012 - 7:04 pm chels - Hey Heather - Happy you love the photos! These are just "teasers". There's a ton more details, including Danielle's gorgeous bouquet, that will be featured elsewhere. I'll be sure to update my post along with a link on my FB page when they do!

June 1, 2012 - 6:54 pm Heather - LOVE! My favorite part is the seating arrangement! So pretty! And I love the first shot on the page! Did you not have a bouquet?

June 1, 2012 - 6:50 pm chels - Hey Brittnee - Legends Ranch is a private residence that the owners recently started renting it out for events. It's awesome for couples looking for something unique and outdoorsy here in town. :-)

June 1, 2012 - 6:38 pm Brittnee - Was Legends Ranch a private home? Or open venue?

October 29, 2012 - 8:11 am a real ranch wedding, vegas style | little vegas wedding | a guide to planning your vegas wedding! - [...] There are even more shots of this amazing wedding over at Chelsea Nicole’s blog. [...]

Marie Antoinette Themed Shoot

Every year I put together an annual group photo-shoot for the Vegas PUG (a local meetup group I lead for super-cool professional photographers). It’s a chance for everyone to get out on location, have fun shooting with others in the community and hopefully come away inspired and having picked up a new tip or two.  This year I wanted to do something a little different, so I surprised everyone with a styled shoot filled with eye-candy just begging to be photographed!

For for theme, I took inspiration from the unique style of Sofia Coppola’s ‘Marie Antoinette’ (if you haven’t seen it, it’s a must!). I’ve always wanted to do my own take on it for a wedding-shoot and love how it turned out. Huge props go to my incredible team that pulled the vision together and made the shoot-out a huge success: AMAZING floral by Layers of Lovely, the epic cake and treats by Gimme Some Sugar, killer hair and makeup by Your Beauty Call, decor from The Pottery Shop, inspiring off-camera lighting demo by Steve Fogarty, an awesome behind-the-scenes video by Lighten Films, my girls Kristin Wilson and Liz Le for all their help bringing everything together and last but not least, our models: Carrie, Sarah and Lindsey – (all real and completely FABULOUS brides). Tons of love goes out to you all!

Here’s some of my images from the shoot:

Admittedly I always go a little crazy over Catherine at Layers of Lovely’s floral designs. Here’s Carrie modeling the pearl and peonies bouquet:

Lindsey’s rockin’ the macaroons - one thing a Marie Antoinette themed shoot would be incomplete without!

Towards the end of the shoot we topped things off with a surprise cake fight! While it was a bit sad seeing Gimme Some Sugar’s masterpiece getting torn apart, it was so much fun (and delicious too)! I couldn’t resist digging my fingers in for a little cake action – YUM!

Below is a fantastic behind the scenes video by one of my fave videographers, Terrence of Lighten Films!
You may notice that I sound like a complete dork at the beginning. I’m going to blame it on the cold, lol. It was freezing! Props go to the brides for rockin’ it out in the crazy weather we had that day.

**Click here to check out more images from this shoot in the feature on The Wedding Chicks!**

May 29, 2012 - 6:25 pm Rachel - Whoa - these are magical - really stunning work! The video is great too!

May 10, 2012 - 8:02 pm EN - These are simply WOW. In CAPS.

February 10, 2012 - 9:47 am J. Lemmer - Amazing work! Your photographs are brilliant! Can I ask for the designer or vendors of the gowns used in these photos? The off-the-shoulder gown is exactly what I have been looking for. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images.

January 31, 2012 - 8:24 pm Dennise - Chelsea, your skills and talent just keep growing with every shoot...you go girl!

January 19, 2012 - 3:31 am Kat Forsyth - Yeah, um, this BLOWS MY MIND. I want to frame these on my wall! You rock!