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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

You may remember high-school sweethearts Jill and Ian from their engagement session with their adorable dog Simone that were featured on the blog while back (click here for a refresher). Well, their beautiful wedding at Cascata Country Club was featured on Style Me Pretty this past year and I got so busy that I never got the chance to share it here too. Jill (who happens to be a talented interior and event designer) put a ton of time and care into personalizing her wedding, and it definitely shows. Since it’s too pretty not to share, I’m going to say better late than never! :-)

Jill’s DIY work and design skills combined with the floral genius of Catherine at Layers of Lovely = Perfection. The floral arrangements were breathtaking! Just check out Jill’s succulent bouquet:

Now for some of the lovely ceremony details! I loved all the personal touches including Jill’s soon-to-be brother-in-law, Brian playing the guitar for the walk down the aisle and cozy “Cuddle Up” blankets for the guests – an awesome idea for an outdoor winter wedding!
Here’s Jill’s stylish bridal party – love these girls!
The image to the left is Jill’s sister-BFF-MOA, Danielle. I’m thrilled to be photographing her & Brian’s wedding this spring!! So, definitely check back for lots more from this fab crew. :-)

Click below to check out tons more images from Jill & Ian’s wedding on their feature and gallery pages on Style Me Pretty!


Photographer: Chelsea Nicole
Venue: Cascata Country Club
Floral: Layers of Lovely
Bride’s Dress: Tara Keely by Lazarro
Shoes: Seychelles
Hair: Katie Stocks
Bridesmaid Dresses: Anthropologie
Bridesmaid Sweaters: New York & Company
Vintage Rentals: Jill & Danielle’s company – The Wooden Trunk


Johnnie is a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. For the past two years he has traveled across the globe to fly in air shows for millions of spectators. And the love of his life, Angela, has been right there with him. So it’s safe to say: Flying has played a huge role in their lives together.

After some brainstorming, we came up with the idea of doing an Amelia Earhart-esque style vintage aviation shoot in the middle of the Nevada desert.

The plane in the first image is a P-51 Mustang – one of Johnnie’s favorite vintage airplanes and one that he had the opportunity to fly alongside during many of his air shows.

I grew to love Johnnie and Angela when photographing their wedding way back in December of 2008 so I was stoked when Johnnie wrote to tell me they were returning to Vegas and he wanted to suprise Angela with a trash the dress to celebrate their 2-year wedding anniversary. It was awesome being able to both catch up on everything and capture them again at this new stage in their lives. They are bidding adieu to air shows and are starting their next adventure together in South Korea (where Johnnie’s now stationed for work). Angela even keeps an awesome photo-blog where they document all their travel and adventures.

Couldn’t resist doing my happier take on the iconic cinematography of Robert Burks in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “North by Northwest” (1959).

I’m  excited to share Chrissy & Jason’s engagement and wedding photos on the blog today! First, here’s a few from their engagement session. I was stoked when I found out that Chrissy collects vintage 40, 50 and 60’s attire. The adorable skirt below actually belonged to her great-grandmother. How cool is that?!

And this next hot little number came from the Bettie Page store. I love how playful and flirtatious they are in these!

The wedding day

With the wedding day came even more reasons to love these two. Even though a full day of pouring rain meant moving their outdoor ceremony and reception inside, it didn’t dampen their spirits in the least! The entire day was so full of positive energy and an overwhelming amount of love.

And to top things off, not only did they not sweat the rain, but they totally embraced it! Chrissy & Jason’s up-for-anything attitudes meant they were down for a bit of fun in the rain. :-)

Meet Kristen & Marlon:

Kristen and Marlon came out from New York City for an intimate Las Vegas wedding with close family. We got together the next day for a day-after trash the dress session downtown.

These two are easy going and up-for-anything, which made hanging out and exploring the streets with them a total blast. And I think the photos we captured really show their chemistry and love for each other.

I love their retro style! Kristen was rockin’ a beautiful feather headpiece and Marlon a vintage skinny tie.

They were also sporting some awesome converse shoes!

K & M: You two are so perfect together. :-) Congrats again on tying the knot!!

**This engagement shoot was featured on Destination Inspirations!

As you probably already know, I have a very big crush on a certain ultra stylish wedding website (Style Me Pretty). Abby, Elaine and all the girls at SMP are my kind of people – also obsessed with details and pretty things. So I was absolutely delighted to be a part of their new feature called the “Inspiration to Reality Challenge.” I love the whole concept and how it works! Each region puts together a team of fantastic wedding vendors, then they choose an inspiration board designed by one of SMP’s readers and put their creative juices together to bring it all to life.

I’m beyond excited to share some photos from the Inspiration to Reality shoot that our Las Vegas team put together – and that it’s a 4-part feature on the front page of Style Me Pretty this weekend!

Our shoot took place at one of my FAVORITE ceremony and reception locations here Vegas, the gorgeous Springs Preserve! I loved how the blues popped against the warm desert backdrop. And our model bride, Gabi looked stunning with hair & makeup all done up by Allyson, Lauren & Monet at Las Vegas Style Sirens.


The Vera Wang gown provided by Dawn at Couture Bride Salon was THE perfect fit. And the whole look and style was a great match for the vintage aviation theme Tracey (of Your Las Vegas Wedding Concierge) came up with based off the movie The Aviator.

I first saw this dress on Gabi a couple weeks before the shoot. A bunch of us girls were hanging out in the bridal salon while Dawn was trying different dresses on Gabi. It was too funny because it was almost as if we were her bridesmaids. When she came out with this gown on there was one big synchronized “Oohh!” It was definitely THE ONE.

The ensemble was topped off by Stella & Dot Jewelry from stylist Carrie Hogan and a fantastic blue veil from MUMO hair accessories.


style-me-pretty-wedding-shoot-springs-preserve-las-vegas-3Jesus (our groom – who also happens to be the Catering Manager at Springs Preserve) was looking pretty darn sharp as well.

Style Me Pretty Shoot | Springs Preserve in Las VegasStyle Me Pretty Shoot | Springs Preserve in Las Vegas

Style Me Pretty Shoot | Springs Preserve in Las Vegas

Details, details, details – I was definitely lovin’ all the eye candy! From the amazing feather bouquet by Emplume, the totally unique cakelets by Kristen at Gimme Some Sugar (SO love this idea to have multiple smaller cakes rather than one main one, or in addition to the main one), signature drink by Dress the Drink, peacock chair decor by Wildflower Linens, beautiful centerpiece by Randi at Naakiti Floral, the invitations that arrive in a vintage steamer trunk by Tifany at Gourmet Invitations, and so much more!

Style Me Pretty | Invitation by Gourmet Invitations

Gimme Some Sugar | Wedding Cakes | Las Vegas, NV"The Plume" Signature Drink by Dress the Drink

Be sure to hit up Style Me Pretty to see a ton more images in the 4-part feature! Here’s the links:

Style Me Pretty Shoot | Springs Preserve in Las VegasAnd I saved the best for last….

Here’s the behind the scenes video created by my incredibly talented other-half, Jayse!


BIG shout out and thanks to everyone that helped make this shoot a reality!! It was a blast working with such an awesome team people. :-)