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But just wait, there's more. The reception was Wes Anderson-themed!

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Marty and Isabel hail from Darwin, Australia and wanted an outdoor reception in the deserts of Las Vegas. They chose the stunning red hills backdrop of the Valley of Fire. The ceremony had some acoustic guitar and a really lovely floral backdrop that matched Isabel's bouquet. They followed it up with custom cat and panda cookies (as well as a cake!). Then it was off to Vegas proper for some partying.

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Don't miss the natural wheat and log decor, the baby's breath-covered cake, and the cute and rustic lawn games…

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Let's get to the games!