Where do I begin on how much fun it was for me as an elopement photographer to capture Britney and Jon’s Neon Museum photo shoot and wedding day… I guess I should start with how this energetic and unconventional San Francisco couple didn’t want the traditional big white wedding. Instead, they favored a “traditional Vegas wedding” complete with a little silliness, a lot of fun, and an Elvis impersonator at the iconic Little White Wedding Chapel. In my previous posts I am always trying to convey how much Las Vegas has to offer in regards to the many location and venue options available for an elopement or wedding. I try and stress that couples don’t have to get married on the strip with Elvis as a witness, but that doesn’t mean that going this route is any less classy or memorable – Britney and Jon are proof of that. They opted to do a Neon Museum photo shoot the day before their wedding as well as a shoot among iconic locations in Vegas for their wedding day!
Britney and Jon met through mutual friends and had their first date on Halloween. Two years later they decided to tie the knot on the same day (my first Halloween photo shoot and it was a blast). I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I booked two days of engagement and wedding photography for Britney and Jon, but I was pleasantly surprised by this photogenic couple and all of the fun details that went into making their special day memorable and far from cliqué or tacky. And no, the bride and groom weren’t wearing halloween costumes during their ceremony, in fact, the small details that did reflect their choice of Halloween for a wedding date were subtle and elegant such as Britney’s black and white floor length dress and the delicate gold bat headband that adorned her hair.
Britney and Jon wanted to embrace what a Vegas wedding had to offer and after getting to know them better during our two day photo shoot I would have to agree that it was the perfect choice for them. From the playing card themed invitations to the iconic pink convertible where they exchanged their vows and rings, this bride and groom focused on the details to pull off a fun and memorable event that revolved around them as a couple. I feel that too often a lot of couples can get overwhelmed with the amount of stress and work that goes into the grand production which is a traditional wedding. If you are one of those couples who is fighting with your soon to be spouse over the budget or the guest list, my advice is to take a deep breath and always remember that your wedding day, traditional and elopements alike, is about the two of you. So take a page from Britney and Jon’s book and make your day about you, make it memorable and make it fun!
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