Last July, I received this lovely inquiry from a bride in Australia! Here’s how it read:
A big warm hello from Western Australia!
I have just spent a very enjoyable hour searching your fantastic website. I absolutely LOVE your shots of Crissy & Don’s wedding to remember.
My gorgeous man and I have just booked our wedding in Las Vegas, to coincide with the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival we are attending next year. We are so very excited to be able to wed in Vegas… its going to be a hoot. My theme is retro rockabilly pin up glamour, and I’d LOVE to find a great photographer with an edge that can capture our love of Rockabilly (and of each other!) on our wedding day.
We have booked a package with Little Church of the West that includes a professional photo package with photos at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign, but I’d really love to surprise my beautiful hubby to be with a couple of hours of photos along the strip to make our wedding really special.
Your photos are simply stunning. I am definitely not your normal bride. Not very ‘bridey’ if there is a term. We’re after some pics that capture the essence of our Rockabilly lifestyle. I can send you a couple of pics of us from a recent festival we attended so you can see us in our rockabilly best if you like
Can’t wait to hear from you!
Warm Aussie regards,
All of the emails from there on out were super awesome – correspondence with Marnie was always full of life and excitement for her super wedding here in Vegas. She planned a 7 week leave of absence from work to accomplish all of the cool site-seeing they wanted to do in the States while they were here as well.
Not only is Marnie a bombshell bride, but she’s an incredibly talented woman as well. Believe it or not, she actually made her own dress! She did all of the planning herself, and happily accepted advice about choosing the right hair and makeup artist. I knew Your Beauty Call would be the perfect match for Marnie’s look, and Marnie said she’d never looked more beautiful in her life than on her wedding day. LaVey and Janine did a spectacular job, if I do say so myself!
Marnie did end up paying an extra fee to bring in her own photographer and cinematographer for the wedding. Even in doing so, we were limited as to where we could stand during the ceremony and movement wasn’t allowed at all, as the venue still had to use their own in-house photographer and video. LOL. Nevertheless, we still were able to snag some great photos and video clips! I can’t wait to see how the video turns out!
Marnie and John’s day together was absolutely magical! They hired us for seven hours of coverage with absolutely no reception. We were there to get all of the intricate details for getting ready, the ceremony, and then just have a blast around town taking photos! Oh, what fun!
Had an absolutely fantastic day with these two love-birds, and I hope these photos don’t disappoint your expectations for a vintage Rockabilly wedding!
Marnie brought some inspiration along to share with her makeup and stylist team – she definitely wanted a pinup bride look. Very vintage and rockabilly!
Getting ready venue: Cosmopolitan
Ceremony site: Little Church of the West
Hair & Makeup: Your Beauty Call
Photography: Vitamin C Photography
Cinema: Lighten Films