Minimal, chic, and perfect in every way. This desert elopement was everything this couple could have asked for.
If there’s one thing COVID has taught us, it’s that there’s no better time than now to do all the things you’ve been wanting to do. 2020 couples have been faced with tough decisions on whether to postpone their weddings or continue with something more intimate. While many couples have opted to postpone, a great number have also decided to elope and celebrate in a larger way when it’s safe to do so.
Angeline and Lamont made the decision to elope rather than postpone. They decided on the minimal deserts of Las Vegas and picked sunrise because of the ambiance the sunrise creates. Being that their wedding was non-traditional, there was less emphasis on the typical wedding formalities. For instance, they DIYed some projects together. “We made personalize champagne glasses, shot glasses, and coasters for our friends that had the opportunity to join us,” says Angeline. In addition, Angelina made her own bouquet out of silk flowers. Overall, their desert elopement was a perfect reflection of their style, and a great way to start their lives together.
- Couple: Lamont Wilkins, Angeline Mulbah
- Occupations: Lamont is Physician and Angeline is a Registered Nurse
- Wedding date: August 1, 2020
- Wedding location: Las Vegas, NV
How did you meet?
I had just graduated from college and moved to a new city to start a brand new job. While roaming around the hospital I bumped into Lamont and he helped show me around. We exchanged numbers and went on a date. After the first date, I knew! I called all my friends and told them I found my husband. Obviously, they thought I was crazy.
Tell us all about the proposal.
In January we took a trip to Las Angeles, CA. We went to Griffin park observatory and Lamont purposed at sunset.
Wedding Style: Describe your wedding attire
We wanted our outfits was to express our personal style (even if it’s not the traditional wedding style) and to not melt on the 100+ degree Vegas Sun. I found a simple white pantsuit that I just fell in love with from fashion nova. We were flying to Las Vegas from Baltimore, MD, so bringing fresh flowers for a bouquet would be nearly impossible. We also were not sure if florists would be open due to COVID. I decided to make my own bouquet out of silk flowers. I used bright colors to compliment the morning sun as we were planning to elope at sunrise at red rock national park . Lamont wore grey dress pants with a light button-up shirt and Grey suspenders. We found a plaid bow tie with a hint of orange to tie together our look.
What was the wedding shopping experience like for you?
Super fun! We went to Michael’s and did some DIY projects together. We made personalize champagne glasses, shot glasses, and coasters for our friends that had the opportunity to join us. Clothing shopping was a little harder since stores were closed and shipping times were extended due to the pandemic. But nonetheless, everything came together smoothly.
Culture: Did you incorporate any culture into your wedding? If yes, tell us more.
We got to incorporate our cultures though music, and food after the ceremony. We hope to do more in a larger celebration with our family and friends next year.
Memories: What is your best memory from your wedding?
Lamont favorite memory: Was getting the chance to sit together after the festivities. We sat in the private spa together, talk about our day, ate deserts and relax.
Angie’s favorite: The moment after we pronounced husband and wife. When I realized I get to spend the rest of my life with Lamont. The best and easiest decision I’ve ever made.
What is the best wedding advice you can give to engaged couples?
Be flexible and do what makes you happy as a couple. Shake up some traditions at the end of the day the most important thing is celebrating your love.