When Lacey first contacted us here at Cactus and Lace Weddings, she had a very unusual request. She told us she wanted a wedding with the main color being black! Of course, here at Cactus, our main goal is to celebrate our couples and their wedding wishes, so unconventional weddings are our thing! We were not intimidated at all, even though this was a fairly unique request. Of course, Lacey also told us that Ken had proposed to her in a cemetery, and as strange as it seems, it was really quite touching when you know the back story.
Lacey’s dad had passed away, and knowing her love of her dad, Ken and Lacey’s young son Kayden, had devised an engagement plan when Ken would ask her to marry him. Ken is a traditional kind of guy and waited until a visit to Lacey’s hometown in Iowa on a weekend getaway. On a windy and rainy November morning, in the cemetery, Ken knelt by the grave and quietly asked Laceys’ dad for his blessing. Lacey missed this gesture and started back to the car, but Ken quickly salvaged the mission and completed the proposal. Tender moments for sure for this couple…
Our bride told us her wedding gown would be all black, and that let us know this bride was serious. And truly, when we saw her in her gown, we were very happy that our decor matched her look perfectly. Lacey had chosen a custom made black gown by Alexis Kay Designs with a beautiful full skirt of English tulle, black feathers, and a little sparkle. She paired that with a very long black veil, hand made with black lace accents. Kenneth contrasted Lacey’s gown by wearing an all-white tux with a pop of color in his tie, you guessed it, poison apple red!
We knew that our vendors would pull out all the stops on this wedding, and we were not proven wrong. One of the crowning touches was a pure black wedding cake with a black rose motif and crowned with a brilliant deep crimson red candy apple, both by CakedLV. We set the cake up with its own backdrop, as befitting a star of the show. Canoli were also on the dessert menu.
You may notice the number 42 in various places in the decor. We picked up on Ken’s love of the story, “Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy”. 42 is the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything, and we decided to hide the number everywhere, under rocks, geodes, the back of the cake-invisible to everyone but Lacey and Ken. We do have a little bit of fun doing this you know! It makes us happy when we can customize our weddings to our couples in a meaningful way.
All our love to Lacey and Ken and Kayden! Your love and support for each other are heartwarming and we wish you the very best of love and sweet wishes here at Cactus and Lace Weddings! Keep making her laugh Ken!
All-inclusive Planning: Cactus and Lace Weddings
Location: Valley of Fire – Seven Sisters
Officiant: Jason Gray
Desserts: Caked Las Vegas
Flowers: The Front Porch Flowers
Black Acrylic Sign: Pink Posies and Pearls
Hair and Makeup: Ruby Finch Salon
Rentals: RSVP Rentals
Transportation: Earth Limos
Photography: Lory Fabbi and Rachel Garcia of Cactus and Lace Weddings