A Vintage Travel-Themed Wedding Seven Sisters at Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, Nevada

Genesis Docena (26 and a high school teacher) married Oliver Acosta (28 and an account manager) in a traditional church ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Genesis Docena (26 and a high school teacher) married Oliver Acosta (28 and an account manager) in a traditional church ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada. "We chose Las Vegas because my parents live there, and it was close to California, where most of our family is from," Genesis says. "Also, Las Vegas is the city Oliver's parents immigrated to when they came to America, so it has a strong significance as a city of new beginnings." After a traditional church ceremony, Genesis and Oliver marked their union with a personal, intimate celebration. For a backdrop, they chose the stunning Seven Sisters at Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, Nevada. Local event planners Cactus and Lace arranged an intimate reception area for the newlyweds, their immediate family and friends and their beloved Boston terrier, Nemo. The decor drew from a palette of crisp mint green, deep purple and gold. “We wanted our look to be timeless, comfy, elegant and warm,” Genesis says. Decor details honored the couple’s love of travel—stacks of vintage suitcases served as side tables, and vintage globes and cameras topped the small dining table, which was set with vintage lace and mint green linens. After taking some unforgettable photos, Genesis and Oliver cut into a rough-frosted cake and sipped on coffee and tea with their guests. “They even had a special place setting for Nemo," Genesis says. —Carolyn Meers

"The bouquets and boutonnieres have special meaning to us because they were made by our family members and they are unique," Genesis says. "The cabbage, kale and succulents were all handpicked at a local nursery and put together by loved ones."
Groomsmen sported sand-toned jackets with mint green bow ties and deep purple collared shirts, which matched the pops of color in the cabbage flower bridesmaid bouquets.
Bridesmaids wore mint green dresses, which really made the bright purple cabbage flower bouquets pop.
"The bouquets and boutonnieres have special meaning to us because they were made by our family members and they are unique," Genesis says. "The cabbage, kale and succulents were all handpicked at a local nursery and put together by loved ones."
To honor Genesis and Oliver's love of travel, event planner Cactus and Lace used stacks of vintage suitcases as side tables and brought in cool vintage chairs for seating.
Genesis and Oliver's beloved Boston terrier, Nemo, sported a bow tie for the occasion and even had a place-marked seat at the table.
Decorative vintage cameras and globes drove home the vintage travel theme.
Warm pink and cool mint green linens added lovely contrast to the desert's red rocks. Vintage plates and postcard-themed place cards added to the day's travel theme.
After a church ceremony in Las Vegas, the newlyweds brought a few close family members and friends to Seven Sisters at Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, Nevada, for cake, coffee and unforgettable views.
Peridot Sweets created the rustic three-layer naked cake, which was set on a vintage mint green stand and topped with vibrant purple blossoms. "We wanted the cake to be minimalist, so it was mostly bare, but it was so beautiful that it out-shined any decoration that could possibly be added to it," Genesis says.
After a church ceremony in Las Vegas, the newlyweds and a few close family members and friends went to Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, Nevada, for cake and coffee.