OK - I'm going to use this thread as my final dumping spot for any and all other thoughts on our wedding. Here are my previous posts:
Reflecting on Engagement & Planning: forums.theknot.com/discussion/1051843/faith4keeps-wedding-review-reflecting-on-engagement-planning
Wedding Weekend Day 1: http://forums.theknot.com/discussion/1051865/faith4keeps-wedding-review-day-1-of-5-arrival-marraige-license-bachelorette
Wedding Weekend Day 2: http://forums.theknot.com/discussion/1051950/faith4keeps-wedding-review-day-2-of-5-de-stress-rehearsal-and-photo-tour
Wedding Weekend Day 3: http://forums.theknot.com/discussion/1052145/faith4keeps-wedding-review-day-3-of-5-wedding-reception-later-group-tour-of-strip/p1
Wedding Weekend Days 4&5: forums.theknot.com/discussion/1054661/faith4keeps-wedding-review-day-4-5-of-5-first-days-as-a-married-couple
Let's get to the fun stuff first... photos!
Our photographer, Joy Elan, is a COMPLETE ROCKSTAR. I would whole-heartedly recommend her. Website here: http://www.joyelan.com/weddings/
She lives in Atlanta but will travel anywhere for work (just check out her site!), including Las Vegas. Not only is she far more reasonably priced than those based in Las Vegas, I actually think her photos are better than some I've seen! I was concerned that maybe she didn't know the cool "spots" to get photos from. She had me create a Pinterest board and pin photos I liked; while in LAS she often had her phone popped up to the page and made sure to get the exact photos I wanted. She sent a form a few weeks in advance of the wedding that included a list of photos I must have (specific people), and if there are any very specific details of the wedding that were important to me.
Oh yeah. And did I mention: her standard fee includes all digital rights to ALL photos. She does not do ANY printing as a part of her services, which means you get to pick the means for printing. And you get all of the photos! She provided us both color & B/W of everything, in both high resolution (for printing) and lower resolution (for e-mail and sharing online). Yep, she's amazing.
Photos were definitely the most important thing to me. I'm not a supermodel so our photos aren't wedding-magazine perfect, but I'm still SO happy with how they turned out. I've shared below even more photos than I shared with family & friends because...hello, I would have wanted to see EVERYTHING myself! Just know that my "final" pictures I shared on Facebook and with family was far more pared down.
Engagement / Strip Tour Photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/104386845961705749077/EngagementPhotosForSharing?authkey=Gv1sRgCNyq6IOk8ZuyHA
Wedding Photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/104386845961705749077/WeddingForSharing?authkey=Gv1sRgCOuoluLzg4_4iwE
I'll reply here soon with some other topics, including our planned vs. actual budget! Spoiler alert: we went over budget.