A Glamorous Wedding at Red Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
Fletcher Whitwell and Greg Flamer met, as many in their twenties do, at a bar in Chicago in 1998. They moved in together the next year and started their lives together. In 2011 they welcomed their first child, followed by another one three years later. But after nearly two decades together, they fought to have their love recognized by the state of Nevada when they served as plaintiffs in a marriage-equality case that led to the Supreme Court's affirmation.
The two joined their friends and family at Crimson, a nightclub at the Red Rock Hotel and Casino for their long-awaited nuptials. They were married on a platform over the pool, surrounded by family and friends and with a friend officiating. The grooms walked down the aisle alongside their mothers. They held their children as they said their vows and shared their first kiss as a married couple. Both men wore midnight blue tuxedos from Bonobos with Calvin Klein shoes. Their children wore white outfits from Bailey Boys Classic Collection in contrast. The desert location and the nightclub’s decor served as inspiration for the wedding decor. Red roses and black calla lilies lined the Crimson entrance, while peach and ivory roses and succulents were added to wooden planters on each table. Bistro lights were strung across the pool, which was surrounded by palm trees. Guests watched the ceremony from gold chiavari chairs as a string duet played. For the reception, guests spread out between the outdoor pool deck and inside the club. Cabanas featured photo booths and a “guest book” of signed wine corks. Ivory and gray pashminas were given as gifts to guests to keep them warm when the sun went down. The couple danced their first song to Bryan Adams’s “Heaven,” performed by one of their friends. Greg and Fletcher kept the party going late into the evening, with the DJ finally calling it a night at midnight. —Caroline Eubanks