Friday, February 20, 2009

Part IV - Saying I Do + Craftsteak LV

I always imagined that I'd be a very calm and collected bride. You know, that bride who smiles and waves down the aisle. Yea right. Once those chapel doors flung open, I was one hot emotional mess. Nose running, mascara running, everything running.

But then I saw him at the end of the aisle. Yea, the guy sweating profusely. That's him. Dylan just stood there smiling...and sweating.

Our vows were a blur to me. All I could remember was my runny nose and my tears that never stopped falling. By now, those boogers were tasting quite salty. Crap. Brides aren't suppose to be tasting boogers when they're getting married!

It all ended so quickly and we sealed our nuptials with a nice "church" kiss, and we were set...

just married
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Eat Drink & Be Merry!

Now that the formal stuff was done, Dylan and I were ready to feast with our family. We checked out tons of restaurants in Vegas, but nothing caught our stomachs more than Tom Colicchio's Craftsteak family style menus. This wasn't our best wedding meal that we've had (nothing beats a fat Chinese banquet or a wedding at the Ritz), but it was definitely the most comforting.

After our ceremony, Dylan and I, along with our siblings headed straight to the Craftsteak lounge for celebration drinks. Dylan usually monitors the number of drinks I have in a night. It's usually like, "One, two...ok STOP Jeni." But this time Dylan was busy celebrating with our siblings, leaving me....UNATTENDED with the bartender.

One, two, three, four, five...

I really don't remember how many drinks I had, but I was a very very very happy bride.

After an hour, our parents finally arrived to Craftsteak and we were ready to feast.

Craftsteak's Wedding Menu Presented Family Style
Prosciutto
Roasted Shrimp
Roasted Red Peppers
Arugula Salad

Roasted Prime Sirloin of Beef
Braised Shortrib
Roasted Chicken
Roasted Diver Scallops

Potato Purèe
Roasted Shiitake Mushrooms
Roasted Asparagus
Roasted Baby Carrots

Medley of Handcrafted Ice Cream
Wedding Cake

roasted red peppers
Roasted Red Peppers

roasted shrimp
Roasted Shrimp

roasted baby carrots
Roasted Baby Carrots

potato puree
Potato Purèe

roasted shiitake
Roasted Shiitake

roasted diver scallops
Roasted Diver Scallops

roasted prime sirloin
Roasted Prime Sirloin. I couldn't hold still here. The prime sirloin was making me laugh.

braised short ribs
Braised Short Ribs

roasted chicken
Roasted Chicken

craftsteak ice cream
Craftsteak Ice Cream

As I leave as the newly Mrs. Eat Drink & Be Merry, I just want to share with you a picture of our wedding cake...our cake AFTER Dylan dropped it in the lobby.

Here's to many years with Dylan. clink.

Thank you for joining us on our road to marriage.

Craftsteak
MGM Grand
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-7318

17 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

I must delurk to say that your story is so amazing and delicious!

Best wishes and congratulations! :)

H. C. said...

That's a lot of roasting and toastings and runnings!

Congratulations to you two on your journeys (culinary or not) together :)

Terry's wife said...

*Drool*

Congratulations !!

Tokyoastrogirl said...

Is "prime sirloin" your pet name for Dylan? HA! You said it made you laugh and I assume you mean your new hubby.

Everything looks beautiful; most of all you and D!

Congrats again!

mina said...

so lovely, congratulations...

Passionate Eater said...

You two look absolutely stunning. Man, that Dylan guy really is "da' man."

Anonymous said...

NOTHING ELSE WHICH MAKE ME HAPPIER THAN YOUR MARRIED SO HEAR... HEAR... FOR MANY MORE YEARS OF STUNNING GOOD
LOOKING COUPLE... HONEY, LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED... AND YOU GOT ONE WHOM CAN FILLING UP YOU LIFE W/LOVE. TREAT HIM THE BEST YOU CAN BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT REGRET FOR CHOSEN HIM TO BE YOUR BEAU... LOVE BOTH OF YOU...

Marie said...

Congratulations! Such a sweet wedding story and it seems like it was just what you guys wanted. :)

House Of Flavor said...

Congratulations! You two are absolutely adorable!

<3 Hannah

boody said...

Wow, for being inebriated those pictures sure look nice! That's skillzzz. haha. Thanks for sharing your union with us! You guys are so cute together =)

Picture Perfect Events said...

Congrats! Your wedding meal sounds so good! KLG

ila said...

this post makes me want to elope! mmmm roasted scallops.

omedetou!

JadedOne said...

Wow besides the awesome food porn you shared with us, you look amazing in that picture! It almost makes me wanna redo my wedding haha.

One Food Guy said...

More deliciousness. I heard that lobby floor wedding cake is the best kind! You guys definitely don't pull any punches for your celebrations!

tastymealsathome.com said...

Congrats!

We ate at Craft too and it was a fabulous meal. I hope you enjoyed everything there too!

tara said...

Congratulations, congratulations, many times over. Here's to years of health, happiness and fabulous meals, all shared together.

mattatouille said...

haha the photo of that cake is hilarious! looked like a great meal!

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