Say “I Do” to a Lake Havasu City Desert Wedding
Why settle for a “cookie cutter” wedding when you can have the ceremony you’ve always dreamed about in Lake Havasu City? Admittedly, some of those dreams may seem odd to the rest of us. The city has hosted Goth weddings, Halloween weddings (with plenty of fake blood), and even celebrity tribute weddings.
But more on that later. There’s still plenty of traditional weddings being planned in Lake Havasu City, according to weddings specialists we’ve contacted.
GoLakeHavasu.com contains a list of wedding specialists and officiants who are ready at a moment’s notice to turn any bride and groom’s wedding dreams into reality.
One well-established wedding planner and consultant is Mimi Doke Ward, CSEP, MBC. A Certified Special Event Planner and Master Bridal Consultant, Mimi has called Lake Havasu City home for 26 years and has assisted in hundreds of weddings over the years. In addition, she has trained wedding coordinators across the country, taught at the University of San Diego, and has written textbooks on wedding planning for George Washington University.
She reminds prospective brides and grooms that wedding planners are not expensive. In fact, Mimi doesn’t charge the happy couple anything. “You pay the same or less working with me, and you’re assured of pre-qualified vendors. You will know your options before you begin, so we can create the wedding that is perfect for you while keeping it within your budget.”
Mimi continues, “This is one of the most important days of your life. You deserve to be able to enjoy every precious moment and be confident that all the details are in good hands – just the way you want it.”
While most weddings are traditional in nature, she once worked with a bride who walked the aisle in a white bikini and veil; her shirtless groom wore shorts beneath a tuxedo jacket and tie. Mimi has planned a few unconventional weddings including Goth weddings, a Halloween–themed wedding where guests came in costume, and one with an Elvis lookalike performing.
Being close to Vegas makes it easier, she tells us. “You get a better quality Elvis out of Las Vegas than you might get otherwise,” says Mimi.
Speaking of Elvis, multi award-winning tribute artist, Clint Ingbretson, is a 1970’s-era Elvis professional whose partner, Ila Selene, performs either solos or alongside the King of Rock n’ Roll. Ila has opened for
Steve Martin, Clint for Tom Jones. With a combined experience of over 40 years, Clint and ila Entertainment provides live music, recorded DJ music from a 5,000 song library, dancing and MC services.
Part-time residents of the Lake Havasu City area, the two entertainers can tailor their performances to a bride and groom’s specific desires. Not an Elvis fan? Clint can appear as a tribute officiant or as his own charming self, dressed to match the style of your wedding. He has mastered over 100 celebrity and presidential impressions, passing as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and other celebs.
“Every wedding is unique; it has its own life force,” says Ila, a former wedding coordinator in Seattle who works closely with brides. “We’re a blank canvas upon which brides and grooms can paint, tailored to their own preferences. Whatever they need from us, we’re happy to oblige.”
In addition to a list of wedding specialists, consult GoLakeHavasu.com for your dream wedding venue. You’ll find picturesque white sand beaches, golf courses, scenic overlooks atop gorgeous sun-painted rock formations, boats floating gently on the shimmering waters of Lake Havasu, and more. Want to incorporate a piece of history into your wedding ceremony? The London Bridge is the perfect throwback in time for your special day.
GoLakeHavasu.com has a list of houses of worship, officiants, and information on obtaining marriage licenses and permits. Especially handy is The Nautical Beachfront Resort’s Bride’s Toolkit that provides a checklist starting 16 months before the blessed day.
No matter what kind of wedding you’re seeking, we’re here for you when you’re ready to say “I Do.” Just click: https://golakehavasu.com/plan/weddings