A Glamorous, Vintage-Inspired Destination Wedding at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada
A strong mutual love for the 1950s combined with an Elvis Presley-inspired style resulted in this Las Vegas-themed destination wedding, which took place in the desert town. "Our first vacation together when we began dating was to Vegas, so the location meant a lot to us," Kaitlyn Eydenberg (27 and a registered nurse) says of her marriage to Seth Ayers (30 and a technical sergeant/aircraft technician). They booked the Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, which embodied a trendy atmosphere perfect for their vintage-themed nuptials (plus, the hotel allowed their dog, Harry, to come). The lighter gray and white palette had pops of red, yellow, orange and purple that resembled the bright lights on the Vegas Strip—from the vibrant red bridesmaid shoes to the large "love" sign that brought a glamorous twist to the setting. A cork board had playing cards pinned to the front with names written on the back, which guided guests to their dining tables marked with the same white, black and red numbered cards. The white wedding cake filled with vanilla and chocolate sponge layers had sunburst designs decorating each tier, representing the older style Kaitlyn and Seth had envisioned. But Kaitlyn's look is what took our breath away—a white mermaid-style dress with a long ruffled train, which she paired with a birdcage veil that brought the vintage look to life everywhere she walked. "I really feel like we hit the jackpot—no pun intended—with our vendors in Las Vegas," Kaitlyn says. "The wedding industry in Vegas knows what they are doing and they do it well."