M + D knew elopement was the right thing for them. After deciding that Las Vegas was the best option, the couple went to work quickly planning the big day. they decided that they wanted to have the ceremony at the Little Vegas Wedding Chapel with all the over-the-top features, including Elvis in his infamous white jumpsuit.
The road leading to the couple’s big day was hectic, as the bride was moving across the country and doing all the planning from her phone along the way. M + D were glad to find out that all of their vendors were there to help with the planning process. The bride has a little advice for future brides: run through the day in your head to make sure you don’t miss any details.
Why did you choose this particular venue or location?
We always wanted to elope and Vegas happened to work out better weather-wise than tropical locations! After finding out that the Bellagio didn’t do night weddings outside at the fountains, we went with Elvis at the Little Vegas Wedding Chapel and did their top all inclusive package with a pink Cadillac, white jumpsuit, and all the bells and whistles. It was a blast, and I wouldn’t have changed a thing!
What was your vision for your wedding day?
I just wanted a wedding that was unique and different from what all of my friends and family have done, and beautiful pictures to showcase our day.
What was your favorite part of the planning process?
My favorite part of the planning process was when I got through with the wedding day and realized that every single one of my vendors I hired absolutely ROCKED. The day had its hiccups, but everyone involved really went to bat for us. This was shocking since I planned our elopement in about two weeks from my phone while driving across the country to move 1,200 miles. Who knew 100% of the people I hired on the internet would be so great?! My makeup artist could not have done a better job, my flowers looked great and somehow got delivered all the way to my hotel room without me asking, Elvis made a wardrobe change at my request, and McKenzi — don’t get me started on how prepared she is for disaster to strike! McKenzi will stop at nothing to make sure your session goes as planned; she is beyond professional, highly prepared, and has a super high level of integrity!
Do you have any advice for other couples planning their day?
The only oversight I made in planning my wedding day was two car rides in a convertible with my wedding hairstyle already in place. Oops. I would suggest a full run through in your head of what the day will entail, so you don’t overlook a big detail like that and end up with crazy hair at your ceremony!