A Destination Wedding at Joe's Seafood in Las Vegas, Nevada

A color palette of blush pink, gold and black brought a classic feel to the Las Vegas wedding of Chris Schafer, 29, a city maintenance worker, and Holly Olivarria, a 26-year-old student. Chris and Holly first met in 2007 when they were both members of the United States Marine Corps and started dating a few years later. When the couple began to discuss marriage, it didn’t involve a typical proposal. “Chris knew I was a simple girl,” Holly says. “We just had dinner and knew we wanted to take the leap and get engaged. The next day we picked out a ring at the local jewelry store.” Because the bride and groom are from different states, they chose to have a destination wedding in Las Vegas. Their ceremony was held at the Mandarin Oriental and their reception followed at Joe's Seafood Prime Steak and Stone Crab. The entire celebration followed a “Classic Vegas” theme inspired by Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe. “I wanted everything to sparkle!” Holly says. “Las Vegas is a huge place for weddings and I wanted to stand out from all the other weddings.”