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Since today is my wedding anniversary and I happened to get married wayyyy back when I still thought my dream of being a food blogger was going to happen, I never had the opportunity to show off my fabulous wedding to the interwebs since what person reading a foodie blog wants to see any of this ;-) Thankgod for the lifestyle interwebs community for making a brag post possible!
So I declare today show off wedding day for me hehehe....
Being the opposite of most girls, I have always hated wedding and baby talk! I think I'm the only girl who didn't fantasize about some fairytale wedding with 500 of your closest friends. It all might be beyond awesome for some, but to me, that always sounded like a complete nightmare, even at a young age! I wanted nothing to do with that!
Then the day finally came! I got to plan my dream wedding! This is when I had a ton of my good friends completely hate me. I literally had no budget for my wedding.... That's right... If I wanted to spend $100,000, my dad would of made that happen for me. Being the daughter of a CEO does have its perks sometimes.
The part people wanted to kill me about, even my parents was, I wanted NOTHING to do with that type of wedding! NOTHING NOTHING NOTHING!!!!
My dream wedding was a week in Vegas with my best friends and family & that's exactly what I planned after a week of explaining to my dad that I just wasn't going to have the wedding where he could fly the whole Bar Louie corporate office to my home town. Maybe my parents will get the big fancy, Chautaqua Institution wedding out of my sister ;-)
So here it is folks! A peak into my week long Vegas wedding Festivities :):)
A week of helicopter rides, limos, poolside chillen at Rehab, balloon hats at Senior Frogs, shopping carts full of booze, tattoos at Hart & Huntington (minus me), all led up to our rehearsal dinner at Sugar Factory at Paris :)
Why Sugar Factory?!?
Have you seen the drinks?!? Makes me happy the chain has since expanded to other cities across the country! If you haven't been! Go ASAP. The candy drinks are to die for!
And then my wedding!!!! Took place at the gazebo in front of Ceasars Palace :)
The dress? A CourtneyLynne original folks. People always ask how you get a dress made for you. Well, if you know your size, there are people over in Asia that will make your dream dress! Literally. And it will be super high quality if you know the places to look online! I can send you info if you want more details on this ;-)
The brides made dresses came from the same place. The only custom part about those was the color. I wanted black instead of what they offered so they made them in black :) didn't even charge more for that which was AWESOME!
& the guys were decked out in Burberry since I have a Burberry obsession when it comes to guys clothing. Love the beige checker print!
This was probably the only part of my wedding that was pricey. You have to spend a minimum of 5k to even plan an event here. With your own personal wine sommelier at your table, the 5k minimum will be reached rather quickly, so this isn't exactly a budget friendly place lol....
The only bad part? they spelt my name wrong lol... Ughhh... But I wasn't going to let that ruin my day ;-)
This was seriously like a dream come true for me!!! My reception was everything I imagined and more. The Paris and Eiffle tower staff was amazing to work with! They helped plan every last detail and even did it all via email, which omg AMAZING since I have the biggest phone phobia ever lol.
They even found a florist to make the awesome flowers you see on the tables. I found those on Pinterst & they recreated them based off the photo I sent them! Best staff ever!!!
And the food!!!! Ahhhhh!!!!! My hubby says it was the best meal he had ever had in his life lol.
If you follow me on Instagram you know Steak & Lamb are our favorites, so of course those were dinner options on our menu along with a fish for my mom & maid of honor since they are vegetarians.
The onion soup though!!! Best soup ever! I am still searching the Internet for a copycat recipe. My hubby HATES soup and he still craves this soup! If anyone ever finds a copycat PLEASE send it my way! I will love you forever ;-)
And the cake! This was another Pinterst inspired thing & luckily for me the bakery that makes the cake I pinned, just happened to be 15 minutes away from the Vegas strip, so I got my identical Pinterst cake! Literally! That was probably the best Pinterst luck I ever had lol. I usually have the worst luck when it comes to that site!
And that folks was my dream wedding! Might not be ideal to most, but looking back it was everything I could of wanted even if I didn't act it while there ;) I'm convinced all weddings, even the destination fun ones, are filled with stress, but years later you realize how perfect it all really was.
Thankyou for letting me brag & go all barfyyy girly for the last few minutes & I promise to go back to the ridiculous, most out going quite girl, that can't spell in my very next post ;-) hey, I probably even spelled afew words in this post ;-)
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robin masshoel mommy
8/7/2015 09:52:50 am
I got married in Vegas, too! OMG. We stayed at the Paris, but we got married by Elvis off the strip. The more I get to know you through your posts, the more I like you :)
8/9/2015 05:28:13 am
I thought of Robin too when I was reading this because I remember her saying she got married in Vegas. :)
8/7/2015 10:01:58 am
Happy Anniversary! Your wedding was so beautiful! I love that dress! I so want to go to bridals by Lori when it is time for my daughter to get married. Not that I can afford to buy her one of those dresses....maybe your dad can adopt her for a week :)
8/7/2015 10:06:30 am
I think a Vegas wedding is pure genius! You've got your entire honeymoon just waiting.
8/7/2015 01:43:47 pm
Your wedding dress looked so fab! I can't believe you were able to have it done like halfway around the globe. The bridesmaids dresses were fantastic!
8/7/2015 02:46:12 pm
Your wedding looked so glamourous! I love that you got married in Vegas...what amazing memories. I got married at the Town Hall window. lol We still need to go on a Honeymoon someday!
8/7/2015 10:19:22 pm
Oh, you are so gorgeous and so is your wedding dress. It was a beautiful wedding. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband.
8/8/2015 03:55:01 am
I'm not fond of the idea of eloping however, a planned Las Vegas wedding sounds awesome! I know a couple who did that!
8/8/2015 06:46:14 am
Lovely! I'm glad you did things the way you wanted them and didn't give in to the standard conventions :)
8/9/2015 12:25:07 am
So many great pictures. I'm glad you had such an awesome wedding. Vegas sounds like it was a fun place for you to choose.
8/9/2015 03:01:45 am
Wow, what a fabulous wedding! Good luck on your marriage!!
8/9/2015 03:09:44 am
Happy Anniversary!!!! Your wedding looked amazing. I still want to go to Vegas. We got married in my husband's home church and then went on a 7 day cruise. It's been 7 years already. Enjoy your husband and it will fly by. :)
8/9/2015 04:09:23 am
Wow, your wedding looks beautiful! Married in front of Caesars Palace and reception at the Eiffel Tower? Amazing! I love Vegas :) My husband and I eloped, so I know what you mean about not wanting the huge wedding..
8/9/2015 07:38:50 am
Oh wow, what an amazing week of memories! LOVE your dress!
8/9/2015 11:03:27 am
Congrats on your wedding. So important that you both made it what you wanted not what was right for others. Enjoy your life together.
8/9/2015 02:08:25 pm
I think your wedding looks awesome! I love Vegas! In fact, me and my husband went to Vegas for our Honeymoon. I actually would have loved to do my wedding there too, but we had family that couldn't travel. Your dress was also gorgeous...as were you, of course!
8/9/2015 02:09:03 pm
What a lovely wedding! My husband and I got married in Vegas too but we got married at one of the chapels which we planned way in advance and then we spent a week there for our honeymoon.
8/9/2015 04:14:27 pm
Thanks for sharing. It was awesome to see how you made every second your own. How wonderful that your parents got on board. I loved seeing all the details.
8/9/2015 04:36:30 pm
Wow! What an awesome week that must have been. Thanks for letting me get a peek at your gorgeous wedding. Happy Anniversary and I wish you and your Hubby many wonderful years together.
8/9/2015 04:37:03 pm
Wow, congratulations on your marriage! I bet that must have been such a fun and exciting wedding.
8/9/2015 04:37:27 pm
WOW and thank you for sharing your wedding day! It seems like a lot of pre-planning went into it! What a lovely wedding and love your dress!
8/9/2015 06:21:03 pm
What a gorgeous and fun wedding! I love your dress. Happy Anniversary! :-)
What a beautiful and fun wedding you had! I happen to agree with you that had I ever gotten married it would not have been one of those humungous affairs in a hall--and I swore if I ever did get married my wedding dress would be BLACK. I think my Mom would have murdered me or secretly sewed a white one and by "accident" ruined the black one the day of--lucky I stayed single!
8/9/2015 08:07:08 pm
Oh, you had a beautiful wedding. I love your wedding dress and your wedding cake looks so pretty. Happy Anniversary to the both of you.
8/9/2015 08:24:39 pm
The wedding feast looked so delicious! You, of course, looked lovely! I wish my wedding dress what that pretty!
8/9/2015 09:21:04 pm
Such a great wedding i am sure you had a wonderful day and a great memories the people on your picture was really enjoying
8/9/2015 10:25:31 pm
Thank you for inviting us to view your wedding that was very unique! I am glad you and hubby enjoyed the day and love your dress!
8/9/2015 11:17:15 pm
Happy anniversary! Sounds like a great wedding to me! The perfect wedding is the one that makes the bride and groom happy.
8/9/2015 11:40:00 pm
Such a great wedding . i think you had an great wedding the visitors was really enjoying . i wish my wedding same at yours
And I can really feel your excitement by the way you are telling your wedding story :). That was quite an expensive reception, but knowing that it's what you really wanted and you guys can afford it anyways, who cares about being expensive! :D Thanks for sharing your wonderful wedding! God bless your marriage!
8/10/2015 03:25:10 am
Happy Anniversary! I love simple weddings. For me it's important that you both just celebrate being with each other.
8/10/2015 05:30:48 am
Your wedding was gorgeous!! And the dress, when I read you had it custom made I had no idea this was an option! Loved your cake, and the line about not being a wedding or baby talk kind of girl, I completely related to. I wasn't either. Great post & thank you for sharing your special day with us!
8/10/2015 09:21:59 am
Love your dress and the food looks amazing. The food was one of the best parts of my wedding too.
8/10/2015 10:45:05 am
Happy Anniversary to you both of you! It looks like you had a great event, and it seems like you have had a very busy and happy few years since.
Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog
8/10/2015 10:57:05 am
How fun! We went to a wedding in Vegas and it was a blast!
8/10/2015 12:29:13 pm
You looked so beautiful on your wedding day. You both looked very happy. Happy Anniversary to you both!
I never was sold on the idea of a wedding and people planning their weddings since the age of five just weirded me out. But... I loved how mine turned out and I LOVE yours!!! I adore your dress and your cake was unreal! I'm like you, it was fillet mignon on our menu. I read once, the only things people really remember from a wedding are the bride's dress and how good the food (and drink) was. Looks like you nailed both!
8/10/2015 06:22:06 pm
Wow. The theme was beautiful and I'm sure it was worth remembering. Love the venue.
8/11/2015 04:58:22 am
Happy Anniversary!!! The best part of your wedding is that you had it on my birthday. Haha! :-) I knew you were my kind of girlfriend because I never wanted all that big wedding frou frou either.... Loved your photos. Sending blessings for many, many years of marital bliss. :-)
8/11/2015 02:19:19 pm
Wow! What a wedding. It's super festive and elegant!
8/11/2015 03:06:40 pm
wow! Looks like an awesome wedding! Looks like a fun time was had by all!
8/14/2015 12:33:52 pm
"Maybe my parents will get the big fancy, Chautaqua Institution wedding out of my sister ;-)"
8/25/2015 04:10:43 am
I love this post! Happy belated anniversary. I am much like you, never cared about wedding and baby talk and always wanted a small wedding. Your day was lovely.
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