A Dry Lake Bed, Desert Wedding Ceremony Image of bride, groom, officiant and close friends during vows
In the midst of the Eldorado Dry Lake, the wedding ceremony begins. The earth had absorbed all of the water within the basin, leaving nothing except for the love shared between these two people.
Jodie and John are from Australia. My first contact with Jodie was two months after I moved to Las Vegas. Jodie shared their wedding job full of details, full of amazing ideas and I loved it at first sight! I texted her back with my estimate, my portfolio from Brazil, opening my heart about how much I had loved all the great ideas and that I would do whatever it would take to make them real. She trusted me and I couldn’t be happier! They arrived in Las Vegas two days before for only four nights with her sister Tracy and her brother-in-law Matt.
They had Angie, who was the best celebrant they could have dreamed of at the magical Eldorado Dry Lake Bed. They got smoke bombs in the desert after an emotional ceremony and, to our surprise, their limo got stuck. No worries, one more story to tell and more time to take pictures because these guys are always having fun no matter what!
Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas Hotel Wedding Venue Image of bride and groom helping one another get ready
While most couples separate as they prepare for the wedding ceremony, Jodie and John opted to help one another get ready at The Cosmopolitan, on the Las Vegas strip. It made for an intimate and sensual moment.
Photo from Boulder City NV Elopement of groom looking out limo window before exiting the vehicle
Holding a glass of champagne in the back of the limousine, John looks out the window before exiting the vehicle and taking his first steps toward becoming a husband.
Boulder City, Las Vegas Nevada Elopement Photo of bride finding footing on dry, arid landscape
Ever the gallant gentleman, John helps Jodie step out of the limousine and steadies her as she finds her footing on the dry, arid landscape.
Adventure Elopement Photo from Nevada Desert of friends witnessing powerful display of desert love
As the ceremony takes place in the foreground, the couple's closest friends who attended the ceremony come into focus. It is clear that they are moved to witness this powerful display of love in the desert.
NV Elopement Pic from a Private Vegas Desert Ceremony of couple ready to spend lifetime together
Throughout the entire ceremony, Jodie and John held on tight to each other — proving that they are ready to spend a lifetime caring for and supporting one another.
Adventure Desert Elopement Photography of bride and groom celebrating marriage with smoke grenades
While the vastness of the Eldorado Dry Lake had the potential to eclipse them, the newlyweds made sure to stand out by igniting a smoke bomb in order to celebrate their marriage.
Vegas, El Dorado Lake Bed Wedding Pic of bridal limousine stuck in the sand
Most couples know that married life will be full of surprises — but John and Jodie got their first surprise fairly quickly. Their limousine got stuck in the sand, but they didn't see it as a wrinkle in their plans. Rather, they took advantage of the opportunity to spend more time taking portraits in the desert.
Downtown Las Vegas Bridal Wedding Image in BW of Bride and groom arriving in Vegas style
After a breathtaking ceremony on the scorched earth of the desert, John and Jodie arrive in Las Vegas in style, ready to soak up the bright lights of the city and begin their adventure together.