We absolutely looove Julie and Sam’s wedding! First off, her shoes….amazing, right??? Then there’s the handmade teal petticoat she added to her dress and the fact that they got married in front of a schoolbus. But what really takes our breath away is the location (out in the middle of the desert) and the stunning photography by Clayton Austin!

Julie runs Juls Newbrough her own invitation company, which you should definitely check out. She did an amazing job of pulling together all their wedding details–within 77 days of when they got engaged!

From Julie: “I loved my bouquet and boutonnieres so much! The bouts were the most unique and amazing! I asked the lady who designed the bouquets if she could make them for me and she did and now she sells them. Such a small but special memento that my husband, his father (the best man) and my father will be able to keep forever. They were made from vintage cameos and old buttons.

“The teal under my dress was such a fun add that I HAD to do! I took two little girl’s petticoats and had the alterations place take them apart and sew them into the lining under my dress. I also found extra lace for my dress on Etsy and had them add the cap sleeves. I hand cut the scallop detail from the extra lace and added it to my veil by hand (TOOK FOREVER) but was it really made it special.”

Favorite Wedding Memories

“My favorite memory was hands down walking down the aisle and seeing his cute face all teared up, which he said he wouldn’t do. Also the music was so perfect and special! My sister walked down to an instrumental version of I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz and I walked down to an acoustic version of Into the Mystic by Van Morrison. I get chills still when I hear either one of those songs. Telling him/watching his reaction when I told him what I had engraved in his ring, PUT IT BACK ON.”

Wedding Inspiration

“Our inspiration was vintage cameos–old, rustic anything for that matter. I fell in love with a vintage cameo ring in New Orleans a few years back and have loved them every since. As soon as we decided to get married and found the location everything came to life. We are so in love with every part of our wedding. It was very simple but perfect for us. We got engaged and married in 77 days and I had everything planned and booked in 3 weeks!”

Advice for Future Brides

“Have your ideas planned out before your guy pops the question! It makes planning a breeze!! Know what your vision is and stick with it and you won’t be disappointed. And DON’T stress about the things you don’t get to do. I did that for about 3 weeks before my wedding, and now I don’t even remember what they are.

“Also, and these two are the most important I think: Do your research and hire an amazing photographer and videographer. They will be pricey and seem like a ton of money but after the wedding is over those are the two things you will have forever and that you will be able to show your grand kids one day.

“I had my photographer booked 2 years before I was engaged because I loved his work so much! Booked as in ‘I emailed him and told him he would be doing my wedding’. Our videographer, I had watched for a while so knew he would do ours as well.”

Make sure you click the link for their videographer to see their wedding video below! It’s super cute.

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Featured in this Wedding

Invitations: Juls Newbrough
Bouquets & Boutonnieres: Rustic Creek
Videographer: Derrek Sullivan
Bridesmaid’s dress: Coralie Beatrix
Bridal gown: David’s Bridal with personal touches added (teal petticoats, sleeves & handmade sash)
Groom’s vest: The Lees Shop
Shirt: Express
Pants: Banana Republic
Shoes: Steve Madden
Bride’s shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bridal Veil: Simple Beauty Veils
Bride’s earrings: Francesca’s Boutique
Groom, Best Man & Father of the Bride’s socks: Happy Socks at Nordstrom
Venue: El Dorado Canyon Mine Tours in Nelson/Searchlight, NV
Reception venue: The Barrymore in Las Vegas, NV
Rings: Brides- Simon G, Groom: Triton
- December 14, 2012

Such a unique wedding! Would have loved to see a photo of the boutonnieres she mentioned.

- December 14, 2012

That gown is amazing, and the petticoat is so unique and interesting! The bouquet is stunning, and I’m usually not a fan of brooches for that sort of thing.

- December 14, 2012

Such an amazing wedding! I really love those socks!!

- December 14, 2012

Holy shoes!!

- December 14, 2012

Those shoes!! Be still my beating heart. Love her bouquet as well, and the ceremony site.

- December 14, 2012

Stunning and unique photography, those shoes are amazing x

- December 15, 2012

You had Cinderella’s slippers, a romantic dress,a modern beaded bouquet…I’m stunned…congrats!

- January 3, 2013

Oh yes, those shoes!! I really love how you used the trend of the brooch bouquets and boutonnieres…they were executed beautifully! What you engraved on the ring? Love it :)

- January 4, 2013

love Julie and Sam’s wedding! First off, her shoes….amazing!

- January 4, 2013

It’s super cute.

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