A Desert Botanical Garden Wedding at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada

In the eight years that Anna Guy (34 and a lawyer) and Marc Abis (36 and a systems analyst) dated, they survived three cross-country moves and the intensity of law school by having a sense of humor. “Being silly reminds us how much fun we have together and why we got together in the first place,” Anna says. “We’re goofy and we enjoy being goofy together. With all the heavy stuff you get hit with in life, it’s invaluable to spend your days with someone who makes you laugh and feel supported without even trying.” Their lighthearted personalities rang out loud and clear when they played “Somebody’s Getting Married” by the Muppets before the processional. That song was selected “to get everyone in the wedding spirit and ready for some fun,” Anna says. They exchanged vows outdoors amid the natural beauty of the desert at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada, then moved indoors for the reception, where views of the botantical garden could be seen from one side of the room and the Las Vegas Strip from the other. Vegas elements were incorporated, including Frank Sinatra music and casino-style photo booth props. Anna’s gown inspired a “light, whimsical and romantic” theme, ultimately setting the tone for the palette: shimmery silver, soft blush and metallic hues. A deep amethyst from the maid of honor’s dress tied everything together. Their wedding was “vintage-inspired romantic,” Anna says. It was fun (the last song of the night was ZZ Top's “Viva Las Vegas,” which had everyone dancing), and it was a true reflection of Anna and Marc's silly and serious sides and the love they have for each other and for friends and family, too. —Chrissy Sorenson