Dom & Scott | Moody, Fall Wedding at Nelson's Ghost Town | Nelson, Nevada
Dominique & Scott traveled all the way from Canada to wed in the Las Vegas desert with a few of their close family and friends as witnesses. This sweet, gorgeous couple didn't want any ole fancy Strip venue, this couple wanted something a little different, something a little out of the ordinary, and something a little... well, weird. And they got just that. Nelson's Ghost Town in Nelson, Nevada is just outside of Las Vegas about an hour from the Strip. This Ghost Town is filled with all sorts of weird. There are aliens in jars, snakes in the freezer and chain saws hanging from the ceiling. I mean, if you're wanting unique with a touch of strange, this place has it!
The wedding guests weren't too sure where Dom & Scott were taking them and were a little scared this might be the start of one of those horror movies or a ploy to rob them all, haha. But once they arrived and saw the ceremony location with the glowing cacti amongst the bald desert mountains, they were in love with this unique wedding venue.
The store at Nelson's Ghost Town is filled from top to bottom with all sorts of awesomen. There's taxidermy of all kinds on the walls, antlers, badges, pictures, artifacts, old bar stools and lots of lanterns. It's honestly like a little museum. Outside there are several old barns, lots of old, unique cars and even a wrecked airplane. You will need days to look around and see everything this place has to offer! Just look out for the rattle snakes, they have lots they claim. And if you are brave, ask to see the dead snakes in the freezer. I'm sure they will proudly show you!
This stunning deep red and purple bouquet which included raspberries along side roses and eucalyptus was created by my talented friends at City Blossoms.
The ceremony was held at the outdoor wedding venue space, with a gorgeous stained glass archway and views of the desert cacti and mountains. The couple included a Handfasting Ceremony, a Celtic, Irish tradition, to celebrate Scott's heritage. Their friend played the bagpipe as the wedding party entered and exited the venue. It was such a beautiful and unique ceremony with a few joyous tears shed and lots of laughs!
On to the celebration...
The cocktail hour was set up in the little barn next to the wedding venue. It was the perfect spot for a moody vibe and the darker tones the couple chose. The table settings were simple with glass jars and vases with greenery and pops of purple flowers. Wedding planner and coordinator, Tara, With Love, completely transformed this space with all the pretty little details. The stunning furniture rentals from Blooming Belles Rentals and Events By Eden were the perfect addition to this rustic barn space!
So, the only bad thing about the whole day was that it was hot. Like 110 degrees hot. I mean we were all sweating like crazy! And this gorgeous bride wasn't afraid to hike up her dress and stick it over the fan for some much needed relief. I mean, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. It was too hot to bear under all those layers of tulle! When Scott saw her, he said, 'Oh yah, air it out, baby!!' We all laughed and of course I had to capture these two sharing a sweet moment while the fan was 'airing' and slightly cooling Dom off, key word - slightly! Haha.
On our way back to Las Vegas, the couple and I stopped by the Dry Lake Beds where they shared a first dance and walked hand in hand as the sun dipped below the mountain. They giggled and laughed and chatted and enjoyed watching their first sunset together as Mr. and Mrs.
The breeze, although warm, and wide open air felt amazing. That beautiful golden desert sunset that we get oh so often did not disappoint. I could not have asked for a more perfect ending to the most gorgeous, relaxed, fun and perfect wedding day!
Dom & Scott,
Thank you so very much for asking me to be a part of your wedding day! You are gorgeous both inside and out and I can't wait to see what the future holds for you two!! I'm so sorry we have way too many of those darn stick things that kept getting stuck in your dress, but thank you for taking some with you, haha. ;) Your day goes down in the history books as the most gorgeous and unique wedding with a tad bit of strange (thanks to the frozen snakes and aliens, haha)!
Thank you to your family and friends for being the sweetest people! I hope you all had an amazing time! I know this will be a day you will all never forget!
Much love always and forever, Kristen
Venue | Nelson's Ghost Town, Nelson, Nevada
Photography | Kristen Kay Photography
Wedding Planner & Coordinator | With Love, Tara Dugan
Florals | City Blossoms
Officiant | Breon Jenzen
Table & Chair Rentals | Blooming Belles Rentals
Specialty Rentals | Events in Eden
Hair | Hailey
Make-up | Audra
Desserts | Tiffany, Peridot Sweets
Transportation | Elite