Winter + Ben are married

Winter and Ben are two sweethearts that we just can’t get enough of. I love their personalities so much that we offered Winter the opportunity to writing about her day so others could see it from the couples point of view. A Big Thanks to all the vendors listed below and after words from Winter. Congrats you two! I’m so excited for you to see your album!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Canyon Gate Country Club
Officiant: Pastor Carlos – Elegant Vegas Weddings
DJ: Knight Sounds
Photo booth: Shutter Booth
Floral: Dancing Dandelion
Candy Bar: Bryan Watai
Violinist-Tatiana Barone
Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo
Groom and groomsmen suits: Mens Wearhouse
Makeup Artist: Wai’ala Ahn
Hair: Kayla Wakayama Avakian

We spent the morning of our wedding day together. We knew it was not typical, however we really wanted to see each other and hang with our wedding party before the festivities. Our group of friends are a comedic bunch and being together to joke around and reminisce about high school and college life eased our nerves, and in fact made us even more excited about the day. The morning was lighthearted and merry – before we knew it, we were saying our goodbyes in a mix of excitement and anxiety.

After most likely frustrating our photographers, Mindy and Doug, with our confusion – Ben misunderstood and got fully dressed before their arrival to his hotel room, while Winter’s hair and makeup were not remotely done when they came to hers; Mindy and Doug were incredibly patient with the bride and groom’s blunders (thank you!). The photo shoot was a lot of fun for both Winter and Ben. Ben joked around with his groomsmen and groomslady – it was sort of like being around a bunch of big kids. The photo shoot in Winter’s room was a little more reserved, but still a lot of fun. Winter was so glad to be surrounded by some of her closest friends who understood her quirks and nervousness about being the center of attention.

We arrived at the venue separately to find it beautifully decorated by one of our best friends, Bryan. He and Winter have been friends since 3rd grade and he also stood with Winter in the wedding as her ‘best man of honor’. Bryan had arranged all of the center pieces down to the candy bar that very morning and the décor exceeded our expectations.

Although we spent the morning together, when it came time for the first look, both of us were back to being all nerves. As Winter approached Ben and tapped him on the shoulder, he turned around and already had tears in his eyes. Winter thought Ben looked so handsome and even though it may not have been obvious to others, her whole heart was soaking up the moment of seeing her soon-to-be-husband.

After the first look, the rest of the afternoon and evening passed by in a blur. The ceremony was beautiful, we remember being incredibly happy during our first dance. What made our first dance even more special was sharing it with Winter’s brother Sean and his wife Jaime who were recently married (and now expecting!). Ben remembers looking at Winter while they danced and thinking ‘this is what happiness and love is all about’. Our friends Whitney and Bryan gave beautifully moving toasts and there was not a dry eye between the two of us. We danced the night away with our family and friends, and had one of the best times of our lives. There truly was an element of magic in the air from our loved ones who were so happy to celebrate our day with us. We consider ourselves beyond blessed and fortunate to have each other and to also have so many good people in our lives. We will never forget how we felt on our wedding day.

Till next time, M

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Monette and Ron Photographed by Doug

Monette and Ron’s engagements are a must share and I’m excited to show off their wedding soon too. Their love started in Las Vegas and why not come and do some engagements before the wedding. I don’t think I’m the only one but I’m part of a conspiracy to get Monette and Ron to move back to Vegas permanently. They are such fun and caring couple. Enjoy the engagements for now and check back soon for the wedding! Doug

Thanks so much! Doug

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Tara + Jason are married

Can’t believe it’s December already! We are hard at work getting all the fall weddings finished up. We still have some this month we are looking forward to. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! Tara and Jason got married at the beautiful venue of TPC Summerlin. I’m so excited that their Wedding Album is about to ship and wanted to get their blog post up too. If you missed it check out their engagement pictures by clicking here. I’ve had Groomswomen before but Jason’s crew had us cracking up all day! I just have to give props to Tara because I love it when brides lay down in their wedding dress and she was all for it without even a little convincing! Thanks for the laughs and amazing pictures! Enjoy!

Big Thank You to the Vendors:
Ceremony & Reception: TPC Summerlin (Keri Macanas)
Cake: Las Vegas Custom Cakes
DJ: Knights Sounds Entertainment
Bride’s & Maid of Honor’s Hair: Tanya Beldin (Creative Salon & Spa)
Grooms’ women’s hair; Bride’s & Grooms’ women’s makeup: Colie Hall (Platinum Entourage — The Salon)
Flowers: Desert Rose Floral
Entertainment & guest gifts Jessica, Girl Who Drew You

Till next time, M

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Kate + Phil are married

I’m happy to share Kate and Phil’s wedding! They originally booked with Doug and then ended up adding me on too and oh am I glad they did. You’ll see why. Their wedding was at a fabulous venue I hadn’t been to yet but Doug had. I’m not sure who was more shocked the guests or us when Elvis walked out for the ceremony. They kept that one on the down low. Now I can’t wait to get them their album. Doug and I are truly blessed to get to do what we do and we grateful to show off amazing weddings such as Kate and Phil’s! Enjoy your blog post!

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Keep Memory Alive Center ” Lou Ruvo Center”
Food: Gustav Mauler
Officiant: Travis Allen “Elvis”
Photo and Video: Mindy Bean Photography
Light and Sound: Intrinsic Technologies
Floral: By Dzign
DJ: Mike Fox
Hair and Makeup: Amelia C & Co.
Cake and Dessert Bar: Peridot Sweets
PhotoBooth: iFLick PhotoBooth
Transportation: Earth Limo

Till next time, M

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November 21, 2014 - 5:35 am

ValorieandRobert Lystrup - Beautifully done! The moments captured will always be cherished.

Jen and Loren Casino Love Pictures

Soon after Loren and Jen’s came in to the studio to pick images for their wedding album, Loren told me he had this dream of recreating a photo. He explained it to me and I could see the vision and was all for it. But I also wanted to take it a step further and get his beautiful wife Jen all dolled up for some photos of the two of them also. Luckily Amelia with Amelia C and Co was able to join Doug and I and we love what she did with Jen’s hair and make-up! We get couples all the time wanting to take photos in casinos and we love to do them but you have to have some clout and get permission. Loren was the man for that job and we rocked this session like no other! If you missed their wedding pictures in Chicago make sure you check them out here. Miss you two and can’t wait for our next session in Niagara!

This first picture is what inspired it all!

Till next time! M

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November 13, 2014 - 9:26 pm

Nicole Longbrake - Love these pictures. I’m getting excited.

November 13, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Loren Dean - Wow! Thank you Mindy and Doug. Awesome job as always!!

November 13, 2014 - 8:18 pm

Mindy Bean - You are so welcome it was our pleasure as always!!!!

November 13, 2014 - 7:37 pm

Jennifer Gill - You guys outdid yourself on this one they look amazing thank you again!

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