Margaret and Rusty
Getting Ready | Caesars Palace
Ceremony | Little chapel of the West
Reception | Joes Stone Crab
Photographer | Stephen Salazar
One of my favorite things about shooting weddings is getting to see all of the personal touches couples put into their big day. So much goes into choosing each detail of even the smallest of weddings. Rusty and Margaret LeBlanc had a unique style to their wedding that they showcased through every detail. They were married in a quaint chapel located at the very south end of the strip, The Little Chapel of The West, where only their closest family and friends packed the pews.
Margaret donned an elegant tea-length ivory colored gown and satin ivory kitten heels. While her groom stayed classic in a simple black tux. These two looked timeless posed in front of a nearby classic car. After witnessing an exchanging of love laden vows we were invited to join the couple in their limousine to the Welcome to Las Vegas sign for a few photos before heading to the reception held at Joe’s Stone Crab in Ceasar’s Palace (where Stephen and I were served the most delicious steak and crab cakes! We may or may not have returned for more since then..). On a table were wooden hearts for guests to sign their names and place inside a shadow box that had Rusty and Margaret’s names and wedding date already mounted in it. Then, we were to take a favor to our assigned seat, (yes, Stephen and I had our own assigned seats!) a shot glass that reads Margaret & Rusty and the date- the glass garnished with a paper flower.
After dinner the DJ invited Rusty and Margaret to the dance floor for their first dance as husband and wife. Once on the dance floor the couple wowed their guests with an adorable and cheeky choreographed dance complete with dips and lifts!
The word that keeps coming to mind when I remember this night and this couple is intimate. Although, the guest list wasn’t miles long it was obvious every one in attendance was carefully selected and close to Rusty and Margaret. Each detail of the entire day reflected the couple and how momentous their wedding day was for them. This was easily one of Stephen and my favorite weddings of the year. Thank you for having us, LeBlancs!