Wednesday, March 18, 2009

It's hard to imagine a bigger desert oasis than Las Vegas.
Cinnamon Stomberger

I left for Vegas early Wednesday morning and returned on Monday. It really was a wonderful trip and I was so glad I went early for the opportunity to help Ashley, enjoy the wedding and also explore the sites.

We stayed at the Wynn where the wedding also took place. It was a beautiful hotel and after seeing some others (The Venetian, Bellagio and Palms) I still liked our pick best!

View from the pool

On Thursday night we celebrated Ashley's bachelorette! It was nice so many people could make it early to join her including old friends, bridal party members and family including her aunts and grandma. We went out to dinner at Cafe Ba Ba Reeba across the street from the Wynn in Fashion Show Mall and then back to Ashley's room for games and presents.

With the bachelorette before dinner

On Friday morning we all attending the rehearsal for the wedding and then joined together for lunch at one of Ashley and CJ's favorite Las Vegas restaurants near their home called Sammy's. It was very delicious and nice to sit outside on the patio and chat.

With Ashley and Melissa at the rehearsal lunch

It was nice to have a rehearsal lunch on Friday because it left our evening open to explore Las Vegas. Melissa and I went and saw Bellagio (loved the fountains and the botanical gardens) then went over to Palms to have dinner and popped into to see the Playboy Club. It was a perfect Vegas evening!

In front of Bellagio facing Paris

A nice man at the Playboy Club tipped this bunny to take a picture with us!

Saturday was the big wedding day and because the ceremony didn't begin until 7:30 p.m. we relaxed at the pool and in our room. I then went down with the other bridesmaids to take pictures and then head to the wedding. It was a fabulous trip with close friends and a little travel exploration thrown in too!

Tri Delta love!

Husband and wife!

Best of friends - I'm so glad I was able to celebrate with her!


Molly said...

What beautiful pictures. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip.

Princess Freckles said...

beautiful pictures!!! I'm so glad you had a nice time. I loved your dresses!

Lisa said...

SO much fun! LOVE the pics, too. Glad you all had a fantastic time. Of course, the girls and I had to do the bunny pic, too! (

Happy Daily said...

It sounds wonderful! What a great trip!

Have a great day!

My Husband's Watching TV... said...

Looks like an awesome time! Great pics!

Politics and Pearls said...

Thanks for sending me this link we have been looking at the Wynn! I think some people don't realize how beautiful a Vegas wedding can be until they see one.

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