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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.

Traci & Case’s Engagement

Traci & Case's Engagement Session

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may recognize Traci from the powerhouse wedding coordination trio, Scheme Events! Not only has she become an amazing friend, but Traci and her team are crazy talented and we’ve had the opportunity to work on many beautiful weddings together. I love this girl and can’t wait for it to be Traci’s turn to take that very special walk down the aisle!

When it came time to plan Traci and Case’s engagement session, we wanted a fun, down-to-earth vibe with a bit of an edge. Traci and Case share a love for great music and are frequent concert goers. Case even pulled off the perfect surprise proposal while they were seeing one of their favorite bands, New Found Glory, playing at Hard Rock on the strip. (Click here to read the whole story with photos on the Scheme blog – it’s awesome!) So, to add just the right amount of grit to their session, we ventured out of town to shoot in an abandoned house and ended with T & C in bright lights.

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Credits: Hair and makeup by the fabulous team at Makeup in the 702! And big thanks to Kevin Cordova at LED Unplugged for the T & C signs!

T + C : I had so much fun with you guys this day and am PUMPED for your wedding next month! :-) I couldn’t think of a more perfect start to the year, and I can’t wait to photograph and celebrate your love! xoxo

December 28, 2013 - 4:25 pm Terie - What wonderful pictures of you both! Love you and can't wait until the wedding.

December 22, 2013 - 3:37 pm Atri - These photos are so beautiful! All of them! A big huge Congrats to Traci and Case!

December 21, 2013 - 2:15 pm Cathie Blair - Priceless photos of my baby boy and his beautiful bride! Can't wait for the wedding!

December 21, 2013 - 12:31 pm Emily - Oh I love the one where the window is framing them! Love these pics!

December 21, 2013 - 11:21 am Melissa - Congratulations Traci!!! I hope your day is amazing and that you are able to enjoy it as much as you have helped many brides enjoy their days! I can't wait to see pictures, I'm sure it's going to be amazing! BTW, your hair and makeup looks fantastic!

December 21, 2013 - 10:17 am Traci - Chelsea!, I love these so much; such a great surprise to see this morning. I absolutely love you and love that we have become such great friends. I wouldn't have it any other way than to have you capture our wedding day. XOXO.

Savannah & Shane’s Wedding

Legends Ranch Las Vegas Wedding Photography

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. :-)

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.

Liz & Jean Wedding - Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, CA

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!

Guin & Eric’s Wedding

Garden Wedding at Springs Preserve Las Vegas Guin and Eric met at a softball game and soon became fast friends. They started just hanging out after the games, until one night things heated up a notch! While out at a house party, Guin’s friends mentioned that Eric was ‘totally into her’. Guin decided to take matters into her own hands, pinning Eric in a corner of the room and planting a kiss on him. It must have been an amazing first kiss. Fast forward 4 years, Guin and Eric are officially husband and wife!

Their wedding day was a laid-back, fun destination affair that took place at the gorgeous Springs Preserve in Las Vegas. And with the talented team at Scheme Events coordinating the day went absolutely perfect! Garden Wedding at Springs Preserve Las Vegas To add an romantic touch to Guin & Eric’s outdoor ceremony in the Garden Arboretum, the wedding arch was adorned with vines, burlap fabric and an elegant chandelier.Garden Wedding at Springs Preserve Las VegasGarden Wedding at Springs Preserve Las VegasGarden Wedding at Springs Preserve Las Vegas The reception took place in the Gardens Terrace. All the beautiful floral was by Layers of Lovely, and the bistro sting lights provided by Kevin Cordova at LED Unplugged created a magical ambiance throughout the night. :-)Garden Wedding at Springs Preserve Las Vegas Garden Wedding at Springs Preserve Las VegasGarden Wedding at Springs Preserve Las VegasGarden Wedding at Springs Preserve Las Vegas

Wedding Venue: The Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada / Wedding Coordination: Scheme Events / Wedding Photography: Chelsea Nicole Photography / Flowers: Layers of Lovely Floral Design /  DJ: Harry “O” Productions / Hair & Makeup: Makeup in the 702 / Lighting: LED Unplugged / Officiant: Peachy Keen Unions by Angie Kelly

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For more, check out the feature on Scheme Events Blog: Guin and Eric’s Springs Preserve Las Vegas Wedding

April 9, 2013 - 3:46 pm Alex Hayes - You did a wonderful job for my sister's wedding and you captured some of the best pictures of her I've ever seen. Thanks for all that you did. Kindly, Alex Hayes

April 9, 2013 - 5:54 am Ellie Guthrie - Chelsea, We are so glad that Eric and Guin chose you to photograph their most important day. You have the experience, knowledge, and obviously the creative eye... these pictures are simply beautiful! Can't wait to see them all and to share the wonderful memories with family and friends. Again, thank you for an outstanding job... you really captured them in a genuine way. Ellie Guthrie

April 8, 2013 - 6:41 pm Arielle - I absolutely love these photos. The beauty of the flowers is truly captured throughout the ceremony. From the unique bouquet, to the babys breath down the aisle, to the beautiful table settings, you can tell that the details were really thought out! Loved his boutonniere and the flowers in her hair. And the chandelier was a nice added touch! They both just look so happy! Cheers!

April 8, 2013 - 5:26 pm Eric - That's one lucky lady! Thank you

April 8, 2013 - 5:24 pm Guin - Chelsea, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for these amazing images! You captured the natural beauty of the preserve and the hard work of some truly talented people. We loved working with you!

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!