I had the honor of planning this year’s WIPA (Wedding International Professionals Association) Awards Gala at the JW Marriott here in Las Vegas. The event united all chapters from around the world to celebrate the accomplishments of its talented members. I gathered up our Las Vegas members along with some talented sponsors to design a modern take on the cabaret jazz theater and coordinated entertainment experiences throughout the night. Guests were escorted to their seats by male models. The room consisted of mixed rounds and high conversation tables set for six and intimate low cocktail tables set for two. The decor came together with marble top tables, moody colored floral, gold accents everywhere! It was so good! A twelve piece orchestra played contemporary music as guests entered. Guests were immediately served small appetizer bites and signature cocktails, Pomegranate Moscow Mule and Old Fashion. Every ten minutes a new act hit the floor engaging with the audience and hitting the line of too risqué. WIPA Las Vegas nailed down Simon Bailey, a phenomenal inspirational speaker, to encourage, enlighten and boost our spirits for 2018! He was incredible. The awards presentation was hosted by none other than Shannel, seen on RuPaul’s Drag Race. She was perfect and the highlight of the event. I cannot thank her enough for embracing my vision. The night ended with desserts, coffee, more signature cocktails, Instaflash Photobooth and dancing. For the cherry on top, WIPA Las Vegas was awarded Chapter of the Year!

Las Vegas Wedding Planner and Designer: Scheme Events | Videography: Pure Light Creative | Photographer: Norina Kaye | Venue: JW Marriott | Espresso: Espresso Amore | Photo Booth: Joy Squad | Stationery: Cultivate Goods | Floral & Decor: By Dzign | Rentals: Epic Event Rentals | Lighting and Lounge: LED Unplugged | DJ: Next Level Sounds | Orchestra: Premier Wedding Music | Entertainment Booking Agent: New Moon Entertainment | Entertainment: Pink Pelvis | Showgirls: Premier Showgirls | Magician: Greg Dow | Entertainment: Acro Factory Talent and Entertainment | Lighting: PSAV | Emcee: The Official Shannel | Sponsor: Wedspire | Models: Champagne Creative | Paper Flowers: Rock Paper Bloom | Favors: Popped | Hair and Makeup: Amelia C & Co.