Bright, Bold, Beautiful. Three words that describe our sassy, wonderful, Isabel. (She says she gets the sassy from her Cuban mother. We can see where there might be a little fire transferred genetically). Marty and Isabel hailed from Darwin, Australia (pronounced Dahwin, mind you) and they wanted an outdoor cake reception. One where their family and friends coming from across the ocean to see them married would be comfortable and enjoy the moment with them. Of course, Rachel and I both love the Aussies, all of them being the warmest, funnest folks on the planet, so we said, “YES, OF COURSE!! We would love to help!” And the plans began flying as we met with Isabel and Marty via Skype to create an elegant elopement just for them in the fabulous scenery of the Valley of Fire, near Las Vegas.
Isabel and Marty wanted to provide the best experience they could create for their friends and family. Isabel really cared about their comfort and wanted to make sure they were well taken care of. So we made sure her guests traveled well, in style and comfort, via Earth Limo. She wanted “the PARTY BUS!”. So the folks at Earth Limo sent a vehicle so decked out, Rachel and I were pretty much in awe. As the guests stepped off the bus after arriving at Valley of Fire, they headed straight to the coffee and hot chocolate bar by Sweet Sauce Coffee, ably manned and owned by the barista, Carmen Caristo. There was quite a crowd circling around Carmen for sure. Custom blended coffees, and hand mixed flavors and exotic spices perked that crowd right up as we waited for our lovely, fabulous bride to arrive in style in a limo from Presidential Limo, accompanied by her parents.
As she arrived, and walked to her love Marty, lovely strains of acoustical guitar music sweetly surrounded the red hills, expertly played by musician RJ Fox. And our first look at Isabel, well, she was absolutely stunning. She was so excited, she was just shining. Her hair and makeup were flawless, lovely, and perfectly done by Cora, co owner of Ruby Finch Salon. In fact, her lipstick was amazing! The color chosen for Isabel was a perfect match for the bold, deep fuchsia pinks in her bouquet, an amazing display, created by The Front Porch Flowers, and for the first kiss as man and wife, she planted a big, kiss on Marty. That lipstick had staying power. And Marty? Well, he didn’t seem to mind at all, of course!
We love to customize weddings in any way we can. So we were excited when we had a special request from Isabel for some custom cookies. Guess what they were! Cats and Panda Bears! Tiffany at Peridot Sweets created some darling, creatively, designed cookies, just for our couple. She also created a huge, 3 tier custom cake that was sooooo delicious and the filling was, oh so wonderful, imagine smooth as silk, creamy truffles between two chocolate cake layers, oh….my… goodness… Magic.
On that sweet note, we will leave you to peruse some images of this wonderful couple, their friends, family, and fondly leave you on a sugary high…. best wishes Isabel and Marty! All our love, Cactus and Lace!