We are excited to share this Westin Lake Las Vegas wedding with you, as it is fun, laid-back, beautiful, and full of love. Another distinctive trait is the cultural mix; Cristiana is Romanian, and Chad is Hawaiian. You can learn more about them and their Summer engagement session at Mt Charleston by clicking here.
The Westin is a lavish resort nestled along Lake Las Vegas, and its lush grounds make it feel like an oasis. Cristiana opted to be comfortable all day without sacrificing style – check out her sparkly rose gold sneakers. Instead of white, she went with a stunning blush gown. The whole entourage got ready at the Westin Lake Las Vegas. Her family back home who couldn’t be in Las Vegas were all chatting and cheering her up live through video, and the emotions started flowing early in the day.
Chad and his groomsmen were pretty comfortable in sneakers as well. For a little Hawaiian tradition, he had a green leaf maile lei to go with his blue suit and blush tie. Once everyone was ready, Cristiana & Chad shared a first look, followed by bridal party portraits along the venue grounds.
The ceremony and heartfelt vow exchange took place at the Andalusian Gardens, a gazebo overlooking the lake. The vows were sweet, funny, and made us all cry with them. While guests headed to enjoy a cocktail hour, we took a little stroll toward the lake and bridge for sunset photos of the newlyweds. The night then continued with a reception at the Mediterranean style Baraka ballroom, with attractive arches and detailed ceilings.
The reception was so entertaining! From the funniest and most passionate speeches, cultural dances, kids to liven up the place, and a wildly fun bridal party. Cristina’s little brother showed his well-rehearsed Michal Jackson moves, and everyone was on the dance floor at some point. Families came together like no other, and the chair dance-off was the apex of the night. These two are some of the most delightful people we have met, and you could easily feel how everyone else love them too. Here are some photos from the day.
Day of Coordinator: Dare to Dream Events | Leah Abbs
Ceremony & Reception: The Westin Lake Las Vegas
Cake & Sweets: The Cupcakery
Videographer: Sean Chang Films
Hair and Makeup: Amelia C & Co
Officiant: Doug Linderman
Rentals: Dare to Dream Events
Invitation & Paper: Minted
Wedding Gown: Silhouette Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade