A post about our wedding could end up as a novel so I’ll just give you the highlight reel!
Our wedding weekend was as fun as I could have imagined. Family and friends started trickling in on Wednesday and left on Monday, really giving us a huge opportunity to spend as much time with everyone as we could.
We started by checking into our awesome suite at the MGM
Thursday night we had a dinner at Hussong’s Cantina at Mandalay Bay followed by dancing at Eye Candy where we were able to have the whole back part of the bar to ourselves
Friday we had brunch with my dad and Teresa at Giada’s and spent the day with family before the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner at Hard Rock Café on the strip. Since no one else was on the 3rd floor, we were able to use the “Chapel of Love” room that was decorated with picture of famous couples as well as have access to the balcony.
And then it was the Wedding Day! phew, that happened fast!
We woke up and had room service in bed which was an incredibly relaxing way to start the day. Then we hopped over to NyNy to hit up the Oxygen bar before going back to the room to get ready. That’s when we kicked Shai out and let the girls in!
Isn’t my hair stylist a magician? Love her. Seriously, go to Hallee at Mosaic Salon.
I didn’t want Shai to see me in my wedding dress but we still wanted to knock out some picture pre ceremony so we did the first-look with me wearing my Grandma’s wedding dress. It was fun to just hang out with the bridal party before the wedding and drink champagne and relax.
We walked over to the venue as a group where we separated again until the big reveal!
I wish I could have slowed that walk down the aisle a little bit more so I could remember it. I just couldn’t stop smiling at everyone!!
The ceremony was fun, everyone seemed to be laughing the whole time – even us. Our rabbi was fantastic. Oh and he was gay too which makes it EXTRA fantastic in my mind. Love it.
Shai got us lessons for our first dance so we had a choreographed dance which was nice. After that, it was a party all night long. I’m not sure the DJ played a single slow song the rest of the night even!!
We incorporated some fun Jewish traditions and I think all the guests loved those as much as we did.
The next morning we both agreed that the whole thing was worth every penny and we would do it again if we could!