Classy meets Vegas fun at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas Wedding! Andrea & Landon are laid back and all about having fun, so after their ceremony, their officiant turned into Elvis and surprised everyone at the Grand Entrance. Halfway through the reception, Andrea changed into her party dress and walked back in escorted by showgirls. The party was alive on the dance floor, and an after-party followed it at Aria. Here are some words from Andrea.
– How did the two of you meet?
I was still living in Boston and went to my cousin Mike’s wedding in Charlotte. Landon went to college with Mike and had just moved back from a teaching job in Boston. At the wedding we started talking since we shared Boston in common, and eventually I moved to Charlotte a few months later!
– Why did you choose Las Vegas/ Waldorf Astoria?
The Waldorf ballroom has floor to celling windows & a balcony with amazing views of the Strip. Landon is an architect and he loved the design of the space. We chose Las Vegas because our family lives all over the country so we wanted to get everyone together in one place. We wanted everyone to have fun! A lot of our friends & family had never been to Las Vegas so we wanted to make it a memorable trip.
– Tell us about your favorite part of the day.
It’s an amazing feeling having all your favorite people in one place celebrating you- we were overwhelmed seeing everyone there for us and it made us so happy :)
– Any advice to other couples planning a wedding in Vegas?
Hire a planner! It goes by SO FAST so enjoy it and don’t sweat the small stuff! Also it helped to organize events throughout the weekend. The guests may be staying at different hotels so it helps to have an itinerary to get everyone together before & after the wedding. We hosted a welcome happy hour on Friday and a brunch Sunday morning after our wedding. That was where we got to spend the most time with our family who we don’t see very often, since our wedding day flew by!
– What were you looking for when choosing your photographer?
We were looking for artistic photos that were different, also someone that could capture a lot of candid moments. You and Fabio went above and beyond our expectations, thank you :)
Hair & Makeup: Esmeralda