I thought it was time to let you know a few more
details about our wedding!
Let me fill ya in on a little background info……
-We’ve been engaged for 5 years together for 10.
-This is not the 1st time we’ve planned our wedding.
-I’ve had my wedding dress for 5 years!
-I’m still in love with my dress 5 years later!
-We’ve looked into getting married in Vegas, Thailand, China, Mexico, then back to Vegas.
-I couldn’t even tell you the amount of times our wedding date has been changed due to outside circumstances.
-I’m not your typical bride. I’m excited but want the day to be as simple and easy as possible.
-We would rather have money to travel or put into our home than throw a lavish wedding.
That’s why we’ve decided on Vegas baby!
Our wedding is less than 3 months away and the excitement is starting to creep in a bit. I’m trying to keep it at a lull though. I tend to get a little overzealous, stressed, OCD, when things such as planning an event or hosting a party come my way.
I always take on too much!
I don’t want our wedding to be like that……I want it simple, carefree, and low stress.
When the littler planner in me starts turning his wheels I quickly shut him out. I refuse to let myself get carried away with the all the hoopla of our wedding day.
I want my focus to be on Kent and my love for him…..NOT the color of my flowers! In the long run that stuff doesn’t really matter (to me at least).
Where We’re Getting Married:
Mandalay Bay Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
I of course picked this location for the décor. It reminds me of old Hollywood meets modern style.
Love how it doesn’t have the Vegas cheese factor going on.
I thought it was pretty enough on it’s own and didn’t need a lot of fluff which was just what we were looking for.
For more pictures of the chapel click HERE
What I’m Wearing:
I really wish I could share a picture of my dress; it’s stunning! But Kent reads the blog from time to time and I want to keep it a surprise. This is probably the only wedding tradition that I want us to stick to. I will tell ya that it has an old Hollywood feel, it’s timeless not trendy, elegant with a bit of glamour, AND it’s not WHITE!
I’ll post tons of pictures when we get back!
What He’s Wearing:
Kent is wearing a black suit. We still need to get him a snazzy shirt and tie!
Our Invitations:We just got out invitations in the mail. If you follow me on facebook you’ve heard all about them! I was pleasantly surprised with the quality! Knowing that the invites would be trashed after people looked at them I really didn’t want to spend a ton.
It took me all of 10 minuets to deiced which invitations I wanted,. That’s HUGE for me! Again when it comes to stuff like this I obsess over it!
Not this time!
They’re simple, elegant, and I love them!
Huh…….what reception? That’s right; we’re not having a reception! How dare us! We’re treating our guest to a nice dinner after the wedding but no dancing, wedding cake, or DJ. Not that I don’t think that stuff is fun but again we just want to keep things simple! After dinner I’m sure we’ll have a fun night enjoying the evening with our friends and family!
I’m still trying to figure out where we’re going to eat after the wedding. I’m the planning stages with The Wynn Buffet (which is an awesome buffet) but they typically only take reservations for parties of 50 or less so we’re trying to work something out. If we don’t go with The Wynn I haven't really thought of plan a B so if you have any suggestions let me know!
I’m still trying to decide if we should do an at home reception when we get back. If we do we’re having it in one of the Pappadeaux private dining rooms.
Pappadeaux’s is where we met and one of our favorite restaurants!
It’s so nice that our wedding is less than 3 months away and I’m not stressed one bit! I think a Vegas wedding is the perfect fit for us!
Kent and I have a corky story of how we came to be (at least I think it’s a little out of the norm). I’ve started telling our story in the form of vlogs and will be sharing it with ya as we’re leading up to our BIG day!