You already know that Bella Bleu is all about the sparkle and glam so when we were invited to accessorize Syndal Gordon for her “bling-ed out” wedding to Washington National’s pitcher Chad Gaudin, we were all ears. After four years of courtship, the two were ready to take the plunge at the Hard Rock Hotel on January 29, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The road to the wedding was caught on film as the bride appeared on TLC’s smash hit “Say Yes to the Dress“. She chose a classic, sweetheart cut Pnina dress with all the sparkly adornments you could imagine. She looked absolutely ravishing and the dress fit her like a glove. After the dress was chosen, we stepped in! Syndal chose to wear our Kenneth Jay Lane graduated CZ bracelet with matching studs.
The couple chose one of the grandest venues in all of Las Vegas for their ceremony. Their place of choice was Body English, now part of Vanity Nightclub, in the Hard Rock Hotel. The central chandelier and draped beauty on the walls made it a magical experience. Look at that place! It truly is a sight to see for an all star wedding. The balance of elegance and bling is just right and we are in love! With only 32 attendants, including sluggers like Frank Thomas and Nick Swisher, the event was small and private, though it was extremely lavish.
The night finished with an amazing fresh fun take on the traditional reception. Held at the same venue, guests were treated to milkshake shooters, mashed potato martinis (what!), and an entire dessert room filled with New Orleans King Cakes in honor of the Groom’s hometown, cotton candy martinis, and of course, wedding cake! The couple’s first dance was to Home To Your by John Michael Montgomery, the perfect song for the lovely couple.
Congrats to the happy couple!
Photographer: J&J Photography and Sarah Cabrera Hernandez; Las Vegas, NV
Florist: Jason Kenneth Designs; Las Vegas, NV
Cake: Las Vegas Custom Cakes; Las Vegas, NV
Dress Designer: Pnina-Kleinfelds; New York, NY
Chad’s Tux: Ralph Jones (Venetian Resort); Las Vegas, NV
Wedding Party Tuxes: Tuxedo Junction; Las Vegas, NV
Catering: Hard Rock Hotel; Las Vegas, NV
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel; Las Vegas, NV
Make Up: Sarah Cabrera Hernandez; Las Vegas, NV
Hair: Hard Rock Hotel Salon; Las Vegas, NV
Event Coordinator: Stephanie Smith; Las Vegas, NV
Dance Lessons: A Perfect Wedding Dance; Las Vegas, NV
Transportation: Earth Limos; Las Vegas, NV
Videographer: Memory Lane Video; Las Vegas, NV
Public Relations-Julia Schmidt of Stance PR