WIPA Gala at Tropicana Hotel Las Vegas

Back in September, I had the honor of planning & designing WIPA Las Vegas’ annual gala event at the Havana Room at Tropicana Las Vegas. Guests were greeted by Premiere Wedding Music’s string quartet playing a mix of pop hits upon entry to the lavish event. What you would think was a decorative hedge wall was the focal point of the cocktail hour, but it had a secret edge to it- white gloved hands peeked out of the wall holding a glass of champagne for the guests to enjoy.




At registration, the attendees were given a code to text for access to the “Secret Garden Speakeasy” Inside was a whole different realm of entertainment, libations and decor. Champagne Creative Group’s 1920s models twirled in the vintage bathtub and greeted guests as they entered. Sound Off Vegas provides headphones where guests could Speak Easy & Listen Loudly to tunes giving it the true “speakeasy” vibe.

When it was time for the reveal into the main reception space, Premiere Wedding Music & Sound Fusion Entertainment did a collaboration of “All Of The Lights” by Kanye West. Each table was adorned with a gorgeous centerpiece of greenery atop velvet linen from Destinations by Design. Lynn & Lou paper details were the icing on the cake- all so unique with velum, foil and hand sewn details. Tropicana Las Vegas prepared a four course dinner including a wine pairing while Sound Fusion Entertainment & Champagne Creative Group provided the phenomenal entertainment (including a silk aerialist!)

The after party launched with a shower of confetti. Adult milkshakes and other fun desserts were tray passed as guests danced the night away!




Venue: The Havana Room at Tropicana Las Vegas | Planning & Design: Ashley Creative Events | Photography: Chelsea Nicole | Videography: Pure Light Creative | Stationery: Lynn + Lou Paper Co. | Floral: Destinations by Design | Glassware & Flatware: RSVP Party Rentals | Drape: Quest Events | Entertainment: Champagne Creative Group |
Entertainment: Premiere Wedding Music | DJ: Sound Fusion Entertainment | Silent Disco: Sound Off Vegas | Cocktail Napkins & Stir Sticks: Sip Hip Hooray | Audio / Visual: Encore Event Technologies