colton-wedding

Real Wedding: China Wilson & Ben Colton

Photos by Michèle M. Waite Photography

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Names China Knight Wilson and Ben Colton Live in Downtown Occupations She’s a hair stylist and educator at Sorella Salon and Spa; he’s a healthcare consultant How they met They were both visiting Las Vegas and happened to meet through a mutual friend Where they got engaged At the very spot where they met: outside a pizza restaurant in the New York New York Hotel and Casino Wedding-day weather The all-day gray yielded a warm and pleasant evening Number of guests 100 Wedding budget $50,000 Décor theme They scared their wedding designer with the term “elegant goth” Traditional and nontraditional elements It was a modern Jewish celebration, but a classical trio played songs by Morrissey and the Smiths Reception menu Eclectic family-style meal that pleased carnivores and vegans alike followed by cake and a dessert bar First dance song “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon, performed by the groomsmen How the day was different from how they imagined it They requested black-tie attire, but they didn’t expect their guests to show up looking as amazing as they did How they made it a party The open bar started before the ceremony and continued through the wee hours of the night What they left out Favors for guests If they knew then what they know now They would have taken time off before the wedding; they both worked up until the day before The day in three words (almost) Friends, whirlwind, dance party Honeymoon Still to come; they took a “mini-moon” to … where else? Las Vegas

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Local Vendor list

CEREMONY, RECEPTION, AND CATERING Chapel

OFFICIANT Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg

WEDDING and Floral DESIGNER Steven Moore Designs

PHOTOGRAPHY Michèle M. Waite Photography

VIDEOGRAPHY Mike Astle at Pinprick Films

INVITATIONS Dolce Design

CEREMONY MUSIC Windsong Trio

RECEPTION MUSIC DJ Nature

CAKE New Renaissance Cakes

DESSERT BAR Tom Douglas Catering

GOWN Vera Wang from Marcella’s La Boutique

ACCESSORIES Rhinestone Rosie

BRIDESMAIDS Laundry from Nordstrom

HAIR Sorella Salon and Spa

MAKEUP Candice Berdichevsky for CB Beauty

GROOM’S FORMAL WEAR Armani Collezioni from Nordstrom

GROOMSMEN Men’s Wearhouse

RINGS E.E. Robbins, Tiffany and Co

TRANSPORTATION Crystal Coach

HOTEL FOR GUESTS The Westin

REHEARSAL DINNER Café Campagne

REGISTRY Honeyfund.com

 

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