A few weeks ago, my guy and I escaped to Vegas for a little vacation… and a wedding! After almost ten years together, we decided to finally tie the knot. And, being blessed to have the friends and family that we do, we were able to celebrate the weekend with our nearest and dearest.
Seriously, everyone who made the trip went above and beyond… considering we didn’t give anyone more than four weeks to plan. We’re inconsiderate that way. 🙂
But in all seriousness, it was a perfect weekend. My family, his family. My best friends, his best friends. Bachelor and bachelorette parties. And the Craps tables…
We kicked everything off Friday night … while the boys ran off to go play, my girls hosted a fun little lingerie shower for me. With a few hilariously funny games here and there.
Saturday morning, my two girls whisked me away to the hotel salon for pedicures and then treated me to some relaxation time in the spa. The three of us don’t get to spend all that much time together, making the morning of my wedding absolutely perfect.
Then Saturday night, we all gathered outside at the Bellagio fountains for the ceremony. All five minutes of it. Remember my mentioning that everyone who attended went above and beyond? Yeah; they did. It was 114 degrees at the time of the wedding. Luckily, our little alcove was already in the shade by the time the minister started.
Following the “I dos” and a few tears here and there, the real party began. At the Craps table. We had barely cut into the cake before everyone was ready to go back downstairs and start gambling. And that is why we decided to get married in Vegas!
Once everyone left, we headed over to Paris for our first date night as husband and wife. Being the HUGE Hell’s Kitchen fans that we are, we’ve been dying to dine at one of Chef Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants. And since we were in Vegas, we finally had that opportunity.
Our experience at Gordon Ramsay Steak was phenomenal from start to finish. The wait staff is extremely professional and friendly. The food is flat out amazing. And thanks to Chef, I now have a favorite new oyster… kusshi.
Now, for anyone who watches Hell’s Kitchen with us, you know that Beef Wellington is one of the dishes the chefs on his TV show constantly mess up. Therefore, my guy and I knew exactly what we wanted to have for dinner. Let me just say that I do not eat my meat medium-rare, but since this is the only temperature the Beef Wellington is served at, I had no choice. Was it good? Yeah. I have never had a steak melt in my mouth the way this did. One might say it was a tiny piece of Heaven.
Oh, and if we weren’t already full from our appetizers and main dishes, the coffee and desserts leave you wishing someone were there to carry you out. Sadly, we inhaled the Sticky Toffee Pudding and the brown butter ice cream it was served with before taking a picture. We did, however, snap a picture of this coffee sexiness.
I know this is not the usual Friday blog post everyone is accustomed to here at The Ooo Factor, but I thought I’d share the news and a few pictures.
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Did you plan a traditional wedding? Or did you run off and plan a destination wedding? And more importantly, would you choose to do it all over again or change it up a bit? I’d love to hear from you!
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