This morning’s wedding from Meg Ruth Photography has me positively itching for bright, summery days. Newly minted spouses Kathleen and Regan are both graphic designers, and their creative energy leaked into every single element of their Las Vegas wedding. Not wanting the little kiddies to be left out of the excitement, the couple supplied copious outlets of creativity and entertainment in the hopes that younger guests would remain humored and happy; looks like a total success to me!
Says the photographer, Meg: The gorgeous simplicity of the details to the beautiful love between this bride and groom made the day a joy to photograph. The bride’s Grecian looking gown was made by a friend and added to the overall whimsy of the day. Kate and Regan both come from large families with lots of nieces and nephews on both sides. Knowing this, they made sure none of the kids would ever be bored. From bubbles to pin wheels, hula-hoops and sidewalk chalk the kids had such a great time, which is not common for weddings! Pies were served for dessert and the wedding cake was the bride’s famous oatmeal cake made for the couple by her sister.
Adds the bride, Kate: We really just wanted to feel like we had all our most beloved friends and family together spending actual time with each other. We wanted it to feel easy and comfortable so people would stick around and have a good time celebrating with us. It was also important to us that all the kids had things to do so they’d have fun and let their parents enjoy themselves!
We tried to keep things sort of easy breezy because neither of us are uptight or matchy-matchy type people. But obviously, we had to narrow it down. We were already in a concrete box basically, so we incorporated lots of other raw elements like wood and burlap so that the concrete could be an asset. After that we knew we wanted lots of color and plant life to soften those elements.
We cut and painted all the wood blocks ourselves. We made all the succulent planters. My mom cut and sewed and hung the streamers. My sister made the wedding cake. Regan made the wooden/lightbulb signs with his dad. We designed and screenprinted our favor postcards together. Basically, it was all DIY! That’s just the way we like things.
Any advice for future brides? I’d say stick to your guns on things you really care about and make sure they happen how you want them. BUT, realize this may mean compromising in other areas and at a certain point, you have to just let things go and enjoy your party.
We entered the luncheon to ‘About Today’ by the National.
Our first dance was ‘And I Love Her’ by the Beatles.
Then our families all danced to ‘Dreams Come True Girl’ by Cass McCombs.
Wedding Vendors (Las Vegas, Nevada):
Ceremony venue: Las Vegas LDS Temple / Wedding Photographer: Meg Ruth Photography / Florist: Jill Baugh / Wedding Dress: Hayley Barker / Wedding shoes: Steve Madden / Groom’s Suit: H&M / Groom’s shoes: Zara / Catering and pies: Glenda Nelson / Wedding invitations: designed by groom, printed by Mandate Press