Tawni & Derrick

Tawni and Derrick have won a free Las Vegas wedding ceremony provided by Ever After on January 18th, 2015 at The New Tropicana Hotel & Resort. They were one of the couples that submitted their love stories to us for the “100 Free Las Vegas Wedding Giveaway”. We’re celebrating 100 days of Marriage Equality in Nevada with our wedding venue partners by giving away weddings to deserving couples. Our team loved their heartfelt love story.

Tawni and Derrick met 6 years ago (in a garage no less). As soon as Tawni laid her eyes on Derrick she knew he was the man that she wanted to marry. They started to date shortly after, and 3 years into their relationship they had a baby. Through thick and thin, Derrick has been Tawni’s rock and they have never been more in love than they are today. Many of their friends told them to just get hitched in a civil ceremony, but Tawni has always had the dream of having a grand wedding. Unfortunately, due to some hard times, her dream seemed unreachable. Tawni submitted her story in hopes of having her dream of marrying Derrick become reality.

Ever After was happy to grant Tawni and Derrick’s wish with a free Las Vegas wedding ceremony. Our Venue Expert Jenny broke the great news to Tawni & Derrick. They were ecstatic to hear that they won and cannot wait to celebrate their love with friends and family.

Tawni has always envisioned having her wedding ceremony surrounded by beautiful gardens. Ever After is partnered with dozens of top-notch wedding venues in Las Vegas and we thought that The Tropicana wedding chapel is the perfect venue for Tawni and Derrick’s ceremony. The Tropicana wedding chapel has many tropical details, is surrounded by lush gardens and even has a charming wishing well.

This iconic Las Vegas hotel is a prime location for wedding ceremonies on the Las Vegas Strip. The New Tropicana has a little of something for every type of wedding ceremony; from the swaying palm trees at the tropical outdoor Island Courtyard to the modern elegance of the captivating chandelier at the Havana Room; this resort can accommodate any wedding vision. Restaurants on property offer simple, semi-private wedding reception choices, including a private deck overlooking one of the waterfalls on property, as well as delicious food.

We have heard from the wedding staff at the Tropicana that Tawni and Derrick’s 3-year-old son is going to be their ring bearer – that’s going to be adorable! Congratulations to you both – we wish you a lifetime of wedded bliss.

Stay tuned for wedding details and photos ….