Shavonna and Joel’s wedding at The Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, was a total blast! These two brought all of their closest 100 friends and family from Chicago for a weekend full of Vegas inspired fun. They got ready at the Aria Resort. Shavonna was set up in a gorgeous suite that overlooked the Vegas sky scrapers where she and her girls spent the morning getting ready and creating all kind of shenanigans. One of my favorite moments of the morning was when all of the girls gathered in the living room to practice their choreographed dance. They had each other rolling with laughter over confusion of various part of the dance.
Shavonna and Joel got into their wedding attire in the Aria wedding chapel. Now, just because this is a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, don’t get confused. The area that The Aria has designed for couples to prepare for their wedding ceremony is gorgeous. To top it off, Naakiti Floral came in and totally transformed the wedding chapel into a space that blew us away. It was absolutely beautiful.
There ceremony was literally packed. My favorite moments of their wedding ceremony at The Aria Resort was when Joel recited his vows to Shavonna in the form of a poem that had a bit of a free style flow to it. Many of the moments throughout he had the crowed in a mixture of cheers and laughter. It was the most bomb thing I have ever seen at a ceremony. I am so glad that Major Diamond Productions was there with video to capture that. I can’t wait to see that all over again. The, when Joel surprised Shavonna with an extra wedding band, she was blown away. Her expression was priceless!
After the ceremony we spent some time at the Neon Museum/Boneyard taking some amazing photographs of this gorgeous couple. Joel tries to play it off like he’s all serious but, really, I think he is just a big goof ball under that tough guy facade. We were able to capture a few of those cute moments between the two of them.
We wrapped up the evening at The Vdara for their reception, which was full of mingling, dancing, and lots of great testimonies to how great these two are together. We were extremely privileged to be a part of their wedding day at The Aria Resort and Casino. Thanks to Scheme Wedding and Event Design for all of the coordination.