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Featured Engagement Session: Las Vegas!

Featured Engagement Session: Las Vegas!

Typically when we think Las Vegas, we don't think cute vintage details and an "Amelie-inspired" engagement shoot. That may be the very reason that we love this shoot so very much. The Emerics give us creative, whimsical images that inspire and make us think outside the Vegas box! These Las Vegas photographers planned this styled shoot to perfection, and we are still taking in every little perfect detail, not to mention the stunning beauty of the bride. We love the idea of traveling for your engagement shoot, and Vegas may just be the perfect destination. Or, dare I say it? An elopement!


From the Emerics.....

Jason and I set out to create a wedding inspired by the French movie Amelie, which is our favorite movie of all time! I began to seek out the organic elements of the movie, as well as our favorite quotes to help us set the scene for a small, intimate courtyard wedding. The movie has a very specific color scheme of greens and reds, so we kept those colors throughout the design elements. The narrator describes Amelie early in the movie as someone who enjoyed "life's small pleasures : immersing one's hand in a sack of grain, cracking the crust of a crème brulée with the back of a teaspoon or skipping stones on the Canal St-Martin." We used burlap sacks with the word, amour, over the outdoor fireplace, we also used had a vase of river rocks for guests to write wishes for the newlyweds on, and of course, creme brulee was part of our dessert table. We incorporated the use of artichokes in the floral and decor based on the line, "...even artichokes have hearts." The suitcase and gnome reference to the part of the movie where Amelie is trying to convince her father to travel and see the world. We decided on small plants as favors too because Amelie has potted plants along the windowsill of her apartment and thought it would flow nicely with the organic vibe. And just to pay further homage to the movie itself, we chose a few of our favorite quotes and hung them alongside the escort cards. A lot of the pieces were thrift store finds we refurbished ourselves. There were a lot of DIY elements throughout the decor, as well. We also designed and printed our own escort cards, place cards, and quote cards. The table covering was also made by the floral artist based on the vision we had.

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