romantic desert arboretum wedding at springs preserve | las vegas wedding photographer

Kim + Jason

One of my favorite couples & wedding. Oh, so many pretty details!

las vegas wedding photographer: Gaby J Photography | assistant: Kristoff Lutchman | ceremony & reception location: Springs Preserve | florals: Layers of Lovely | wedding coordinator: The Wooden Trunk | cake: Peridot Sweets | makeup & hair: Kelly Moore of Smooth Brides | catering: Divine Events | live music: Curtis David | desert inspired wedding invitations: Wide Eyes Design | wedding dress: Allure Bridal

A little snippet from the bride...
Our Favorite Memory of the Day:
We didn’t have our first dance as we were both really shy to dance in front of everyone. As soon as the ceremony ended, our photographer led us to a quiet spot in the garden to take first photos of us as husband and wife. All the rush and excitement we felt seeing our family and friends seemed to quiet down as we spend a few minutes alone together reminding ourselves how lucky we are today. The beauty of nature around us, birds chirping and soft wind blowing. That moment was so special and peaceful.
Our Advise to couples planning today:
Be resourceful and creative. Jason and I have done a lot DIY from the table center piece to the wedding favors. Our weekend consists of daily trips to Michaels and Hobby Lobby. Pinterest is also a great tool for inspiration and ideas. Enjoy your special day as we’ve been told once, the day will go by fast so have fun and don’t stress.
Inspiration behind the day:
The beautiful mountains of Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas were our inspiration for our wedding. We love the Desert Mountains, wild burrows and different native plants. We found the Springs Preserve as a perfect location.  The botanical gardens and our own personal decors in our venue provided that perfect combination of rustic and elegance we loved.
DIY Projects:
1. Instead of purchasing a pre made seating plan from a stationary store, we purchased an old barn window from a local vintage store and used it to write the guest names and table numbers with a white window marker. This gave a lovely personal touch.
2. Jason and I love hiking. While hiking, we collected pinecones at least a hundred of them. We used it for place card names at every table. We dusted each pine cones with gold glitter and MOD. It gave each guest table a woodsier elegant feel.
3. For our wedding favors, we bought small mason jars and filled it with cinnamon vanilla potpourri in each jar and wrap the top cover with a vintage mai print fabric and tied it with burlap. They smelled so nice in the wedding reception.