Emma and Merlin in front of a big rock


are getting married!


Saturday, June 23rd, 2018
Siena Golf Club
10575 Siena Monte Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Siena golf club


Us looking cute

We met in November 2014 when our mutual friend, Kat, put us on a panel together at our university to discuss our experiences living abroad. We started spending more and more time together as friends, and we fell in love at Christmas that same year. Two years later, Merlin proposed to Emma on the streets of Langenberg, Germany – Merlin's hometown. Together we have an orange tabby cat named Colby Jack, a little apartment, and a lot of love. We couldn't be more excited to celebrate spending the rest of our lives together with our family and friends next June!


Emma's beautiful face

Emma Lee Drews is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is the daughter of Elizabeth Hepburn and Stephen Drews and has one brother, Iain. Her passions for languages and travel have inspired her to live abroad in both Italy and France and have led to a Bachelor's degree in French from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is currently working as a Business Assistant. When she is not spending time with Merlin, she likes to sing, stay busy with art projects, and she is always planning some part of their future.


Merlin's silly mug

Phillip Merlin Uesbeck (yes, he has always gone by his middle name) is originally from Essen, Germany. He is the son of Kirsten and Michael Uesbeck and has one brother, Samuel. His love of computers has grown into a career in Computer Science, receiving both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in the field. He took a leap of faith and moved to the U.S. to pursue a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, which he is currently completing. When he is not spending time with Emma, he is an avid bread baker.


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We recommend using Uber or Lyft for local transportation.

Additional Information

The dresscode for the wedding summer formal.

Keep in mind that average temperatures in Las Vegas in June reach a high of 100°F/38°C. The ceremony will be outside shortly before sundown, but it will likely still be warm. Please dress accordingly.

If you have questions, contact us at emmamerlinwedding@gmail.com