ABOUT TEAM LV
WHAT WE DO
The team at LV WEDDING CONNECTION works with couples, tour operators, and travel agents as a Wedding Destination Management company. We provide one point of contact for all your wedding needs in Las Vegas. Imagine this, you don't have to call a florist, photographer, transportation company, officiant, bakery, or even a formal wear shop, because we handle all the details for you. Our wedding coordinators will help you with all your wedding plans. Call us at 702-236-8728, email us (email@example.com), or click the video below.
We look forward to helping your dream wedding become a reality.
GREAT PEOPLE WITH GREAT SERVICE
We have someone for every aspect of your wedding on our team. We can help you with anything from the moment you land until your flight leaves. Please feel free to request anything Vegas related. If you can't find what you want on the site, please fill out one of our online forms, and a trained coordinator will get to you ASAP.
ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Joni Moss-Graham is a career girl, recently married to the love of her life, and mother to sons Matthew, 30, and Brandon, 21. She was first married to her high school sweetheart, Michael, for 21 years, and they are still a very close family. She was born and raised in Southern California in a show business life. Her divorced mom and dad were involved in the Entertainment world; her father was an employee of Jerry Lewis, and her mom was a manager of Nancy Sinatra's music company.
Early on, Joni knew whatever she chose as a vocation had to be within that world. She had the personality for it but, unfortunately, admitted no talent. She attended West LA Airport College to become a Travel Agency Owner and, at the end of the course, realized that was not the road for her but something in the tourism field.
She had always been a creative person attending Art School as a child, so she took floral design classes and cake decorating classes and realized that the floral industry was where she wanted to be at this point in her life. She and Michael owned and operated their own flower shop for 8 years in Houston, Texas. Since it wasn't her life's dream in 1991, when her mother and stepfather relocated to Vegas, Joni, and Michael also relocated. At that time, she entered the wedding chapel business, and that was it. She knew she wanted the glitz, the glamour, and the rush, so she dove into the 12-plus hour days with adrenalin. It is an amazing industry, and the rewards of seeing happy couples and realizing you had a part in making their vision come true are irreplaceable. "You are responsible for making Lifelong Memories for the wedding couple," states Joni, and "every couple has a special place in your heart !" We make a difference in people's lives every day!"
Today, Joni has her own wedding company called "LV Wedding Connection," which has been in business for over 13 years. The company was founded to assist Brides with all components of the wedding industry. From Chapel locations to formal wear, all needs can be fulfilled. With LV Wedding Connection. "I pride myself in giving the couple what they want to make it their special day." With one wedding at a time, we never forget that this is more than a business, it is a life-changing day for this couple, and all of their special needs and requests can be met. Her newest venture is an extension of LV Wedding Connection. It is called PHOTO TOURS VEGAS. And this is all under their parent company J Team Events, LLC. Joni found that the same components were needed at other special events besides weddings and thus founded J Team Events. Her husband is named John, and when they are out working, they call themselves the "J Team"; that is where the name was founded. People seem to remember that easily.
Joni started her wedding experience by working at A Little White Wedding Chapel, Victoria's Wedding Chapel, and Harrah's Wedding Chapel. She eventually landed an awesome opportunity to open with A Special Memory Wedding Chapel from its inception in 1996. Joni was the first hired for this company as it was in the ground-breaking status. She lived those 9 years living and breathing A Special Memory, but as time changes, so do owners. The original owners she opened with sold the chapel in Nov. 2005, and when they left, she left with them. It was an era closed and a wonderful ride with many important stops along the way, built with lifelong relationships. Joni's favorite thing to talk about is how wonderful it is to be involved in the wedding and event industry. "I just love my job; there's nothing like it." When you love what you do, it's not a job! Every day is exciting, unexpected, and fun!" What a great thing to see, happy people!!!! I get the pleasure of sharing in someone's "life-changing day." That is so rewarding and a remarkable feeling.
Joni relishes in positive thinking and follows her instincts about people and business. She believes we all have the power to bring into our lives what we need, and she truly believes what is meant to be IS!
She is the founder of the "Nevada Weddings Association," which started in 2005, and just recently changed the company to Nevada Weddings, as it is solely her project now to represent the industry without associate Board members. Representing the wedding industry for the State, she gives the industry a passionate person to call upon, generically, when they need assistance getting married anywhere in Nevada. Joni had the pleasure of spearheading the Wedding Industry to implement new regulations that would only help the industry to grow and better itself daily.
Back in 2008, there were 2 new laws implemented as there was much inter turmoil within the industry with some unethical operations. Joni and other wedding partners assisted in implementing the new law; when opening a new Wedding Chapel, the ordinance was put into place to purchase a privileged business license. That was able to weed out the unethical parties and locations. Secondly, the hand billers at the Clark County Courthouse had a line painted, whereas they cannot cross it to solicit our tourists and accost them for their upcoming weddings. This was a great feat and helped the industry immensely.
Joni sits on the Board of the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, is Past Chairperson for "Las Vegas Territory," is a board member for the "Community College Floral Association," and gives time to many charitable events. Her latest venture is teaching a class at the Community College of Southern Nevada in Wedding Planning. It is the first time this class has been offered, and Joni has a class full of interested students. She has created her own curriculum, and the book for her class is available at the College Bookstore. The Community College has also started the "Las Vegas Travel and Events Club," and Joni is one of the advisors with this new club.
One of the things she is most proud of is being the recipient of the "Las Vegas Territory Award" from the State recognizing her contribution to Tourism. She has completed an interview for VH1's "Love and Hate" special, has played a small part as a minister at a drive-up window in "Pasty Faces," the motion picture, and has participated in many filmings and interviews for the wedding industry. Joni loves sharing this wonderful industry with a journalist writing a story about Weddings in Vegas. She gets to tell all about the wonderful weddings Las Vegas has to offer. She has been in a documentary that shows her in action for one full day, which aired in France, not to mention many television shows aired worldwide. That was a great opportunity to show how she cares about her clients and what a day is like planning and executing weddings.
Joni is energetic, a non-stop talker, and great in interviews. She was interviewed on "The Wedding Hour," and The" Bill Moran Show," and featured in many articles and publications. A few of her most memorable events have been being involved in the Centennial 100 Weddings celebration, orchestrating the Renewal of Vows for the Mayor of Las Vegas, and doing 82 weddings in 4 hours! That was quite a feat at two different properties with clients from across the Globe. The Mayors' celebration was a huge event on the Third Street Stage of Fremont Street, celebrating his 47 years of marriage and Las Vegas celebrating a huge wedding day in history...090909.
Finally, her goals are to continue her work and further her career out front instead of behind the scenes. She loves movies, the beach, the color purple, butterflies, and hummingbirds. She is extremely spiritual with a dynamic presentation and prides herself in avoiding confrontations. "We must be present every day in our lives and be grateful for all of life's opportunities, blessings, and challenges," she says. I believe I am a "people" person, genuine, and building a bond with my colleagues and clients is what I do."
Joni is always positive, smiling, energetic, and upbeat. She will happily assist with your wedding and event needs from beginning to end and truly "connect you" to your vision.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
RENTA-DRESS FORMAL WEAR
ELVIS MINISTER AND IMPERSONATOR
MAKE UP AND HAIR STYLIST
REV. BRENDA REEVES
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
MAKE-UP AND HAIR STYLIST
ELVIS OFFICIANT AND IMPERSONATOR