On a hot summer day, the most outgoing bride married the chillest groom. I present to you, Afrouz and Jon. After my first conversation with Afrouz, I knew I had made a friend for life. Every conversation, text and email after that was so natural. I was no longer “Paulina Clute Events”, I was Paulina, helping my friend Afrouz plan her wedding. What started as a small, low key wedding of 70 people, culminated with 128 guests and a belly dancer balancing a candelabra on her head! I couldn’t help but laugh.
The ceremony, officiated by a close friend of the couple, took place on the balcony of the most desired penthouse in Las Vegas, the two story Sky Villa at The Palms Hotel and Casino. With a full view of the strip in the background, some of the sweetest words were spoken. Tears were shed as this couple of over 12 years committed their lives to one another. Cocktail hour took place in the penthouse, and then the challenge of moving the guests to a different tower began. I carefully planned out where my staff would be located to insure no man was left behind. As guests arrived to The View, they were greeted with their escort cards hanging from a large tree, cocktail servers offerings champagne and another killer view of the Las Vegas strip and beyond. Guests took their seats and Afrouz and Jon made their grand entrance with the gorgeous belly dancer Paulina (no, not me!) leading the way. After their four course dinner, toasts, cake cutting and special dances, this group headed back to The Sky Villa for the after party.
Afrouz and Jon are from California. When I asked them why they chose Vegas as their destination wedding location, they both had the same answer, “because the party never ends!” These two, and their group held true to that statement 100%.
Partial Planning and Day of Coordination – Paulina Clute Events, LLC
Flowers and Event Design – Fabulously Designed
Venue – The Palms Hotel & Casino
Hair and Makeup – Mayra Verduzco & The Palms Salon
Photography & Videography – Imagine Studios
Photobooth – Picbot
Belly Dancer- Lady Paulina Ojdea