The countdown to the Royal Wedding has begun and here in Las Vegas, we are just beside ourselves. But first, the backstory. A humble and honest explanation with a peek into the minds of wedding professionals who have made your bliss their business.
There's something to be said for having a healthy emotional distance from your profession. I'm not talking about warm-bodied, passionless jobs where the sole purpose is to feed and shelter yourself. (There is a time and a place for that, so long as you don't hang out there too long.) I'm talking about giving it everything you've got, leaving it all on the table, and then being totally OK going home and being present for your personal life. There are even careers where passion wouldn't be the most appropriate word- I've never known a super passionate septic tank serviceman- but there is a sense of pride and accomplishment. Going home after a satisfying days work and emotionally detaching on grounds of family and sanity is pretty much the well-rounded person goal, right? Right. Now tell that to a wedding professional who has built an Atlantis in an ocean of happy tears. Then, tell that same wedding pro that an American bride is getting wifed up into royalty and see what happens.
How do us wedding pros handle this kind of news? We Geek Out. Hard.
We TOTALLY buy into all the pomp and circumstance. We try to gild everything we touch. We're annoyed that the wedding is on a Saturday in Spring which means we can't even see it until the next day. We stalk the announcements about the floral and the cake and the dress. Because, no manner how professionally stout we need to be so we're great at what we do, we are a puddle of giddy. It simply can't be helped, and we succumb to the swoon. That means, off the clock and off duty, we will be like the rest of the eager world watching every single moment.
And then burn off some of that excited energy with gloriously gorgeous styled shoot inspired by the happy (royal) couple. Heaps of gratitude to Vanessa at Storybook Weddings & Events and Kristen of KMH Photography for extended the invitation to a collaboration fit for a queen.
The Wedding Vendors That Made It Happen
Designer & Planner: Storybook Weddings & Events
Venue & Cake: Green Valley Ranch
Photographer: KMH Photography
Floral & Décor: Flourish
Rentals: Epic Event Rentals
Dress Boutique: Grey Pearl Bridal
Dress Designer: Christopher Paunil
Tuxedo: Tuxedo Junction
Hair & Makeup: Amelia & Co
Linens: La Tavola
Stationery: EG Letters
Models: Vanessa Greene & Kedric Bateman, TNG Models