After spotting her on the street and asking if they could grab coffee sometime, Justin soon found Stephanie to be the girl of his dreams. Fast-forward a few years and the couple is planning their classically beautiful wedding at The Westin Lake Las Vegas. Soft ivory, cream, and pink florals dressed the venue, adding a gorgeous texture to their white wonderland design. We absolutely love the bride’s elegant hairpiece by Valentino, which added a whimsical touch. Andrea Eppolito Events perfectly constructed this classically elegant design for the couple’s big day!
Justin and Stephanie
The Westin Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada
I have always been a big fan of neutrals, blushes, ivory, white and cream. I knew a spring wedding would fit this color palate perfectly. I started with my dress, which was a mermaid Rivini with a beautiful, soft pale pink bow. My bridesmaid dresses, by Bill Levkoff, complimented my dress and the florals well, as they were a petal pink color. I added ivory sashes with chiffon flowers and pearls to break up the pink of the dress and add something special. The Groomsmen wore a Vera Wang charcoal grey suit with an ivory corsage to match the bridesmaid bouquets. The suit color was soft enough to compliment the color palate. The flowers (which were all carefully chosen) had to be as full as possible! I love big and lush florals, especially if the colors are soft! So the flowers above the chuppah, along the aisle, on all the tables and sweetheart table had to stand out, which they did.
I wanted my wedding to be distinctly ours and ours alone. I wanted to walk into my ceremony and reception and know that it could only be for me and my groom, so I put our signature monogram on everything! Our initials, S&J were on everything, the napkins, menus, programs, table numbers, aisle runner, dance floor, custom cookies, custom sweetheart loveseat pillows, everything! It was exactly what I wanted and it was so perfect!
The ceremony was my all time favorite part! In the past, I’ve always felt that couples put so much effort into planning the details of the reception and reception space, that the ceremony doesn’t get the attention it deserves, but in my eyes, the ceremony is what the wedding is all about! We decided not to do a first look, I’m traditional so I really wanted for us to see each other for the first time at the altar. The moment I saw him, as I stood at the end of the aisle, I couldn’t help but cry. It was the perfect moment. All our loved ones surrounding us, the sun shining, birds chirping, my Mom waiting for me halfway down the aisle to walk me the rest of the way to my groom, it was all so perfect.
The most touching moment of the ceremony was the vows. At first, I was not sure writing our own vows was a good idea, but as our Rabbi read the carefully chosen words that we had written for each other, it was just so touching and a moment neither of us will ever forget.
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Our wedding planner, Andrea Eppolito, went above and beyond for us from start to finish. She is a woman who aims to please, and I can be tough to please!! She was completely in tune with my attention to detail and proved to be extremely experienced at what she does! We absolutely owe the success of our wedding day to Andrea!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – J&J Photography
Event Planning – Andrea Eppolito Weddings & Events
Venue – The Westin Lake Las Vegas
Floral Design – Naakiti Floral Design
Catering – The Westin Lake Las Vegas
Cake – Peridot Sweets
Live Music – The Lucky Devils Band
Videography – Langdon Videography
Invitations – Wedding Paper Divas
Makeup Artist – Red Makeup Design
Hair Styling – Red Makeup Design
Wedding Dress – Kleinfeld Bridal (designer Rivini)
Bridal Accessories – Valentino
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Bill Levkoff
Groom’s Apparel – Ermenegildo Zegna
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse (designer Vera Wang)
Rings – Tiffany & Co., Cartier
Rentals – Naakiti Floral Design
Favors – Peridot Sweets
A special thanks to Andrea Eppolito Weddings & Events for sharing Justin and Stephanie’s elegant wedding! Love Andrea’s work? Get to know her on our Best of the Best Hotlist! For more classic wedding inspiration, check out this ivory wedding at Calamigos Ranch!