Fantasy Friday ~ My Almost Wedding

A common question I get from Bitchless Bride readers, and from my brides? "BB, if you DID go through with your wedding instead of eloping, what would it have been like?" So, today, I thought I would share what my fantasy was with you, brideys, because it would have been a fucking fantastic party with a sexy ambiance, exceptional food (I mean, just LOOK at that tuna tartare above!!) and booze and killer shoes. Seriously, this post is filled with wedding planning awesomeness, so keep reading.

Before we decided on Vegas, we put a deposit down on an out of the ordinary venue. Our favorite restaurant.... It was out of the ordinary because they hadn't ever done a wedding in the space before. Which is crazy to me because it screams, "ARE YOU A COOL BRIDE? THEN YOUR WEDDING NEEDS TO BE HERE!" It would have been a challenge, but between their amazing chef, the GM and my skills, it would have been cool. 

The space itself is extremely modern and was begging for some cool lighting... It would have been red; deep, sexy red. And the decor? Very simple with a mixture of high cocktail tables and low cocktail tables. You see, there would not have been a plated dinner... No, no, no... Just a cocktail party with a ton of passed hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and jazz...

The cocktails above? Consider them our signature drinks. The root beer with vodka? For my hus who absolutely loves root beer (and is not the biggest drinker). The others? COOL apple martinis (not the stupid, bright green bullshit!)!! I mean, how pretty are those?

Um... mac-n-cheese cakes? Shut up! Yup, those would be passed with the sliders below. 

For the fancier palettes? Shrimp and scallop ceviche and beef Wellington (pretend fancy for my dad). 

Gotta have crab cakes, but... ONLY if they're GOOD crab cakes!! The hors d'oeuvre next to the crab cake? That's an onion tart. And it's amazing. No, it won't leave you with bad breath... It will leave you wanting more!!!

How about some Mahon con Membrillo (cheese with quince paste) or a lamb chop? Yummy!! Need more cheese? Then dig into the fancy, awesome grilled cheese station. Choose your bread, cheese and accoutrements, and voilà!

How about some meat? Yeah, I thought so! Totally have to have a beef tenderloin station...

Alright alright! What would I wear? That Jim Hjelm wedding dress below (I am completely obsessed with tea length dresses!) with Christian Louboutin shoes, and that gorge headpiece... Simple...

Towards the end of the evening, the candy bar would magically appear so that guests could munch their way home. Candy is a MUST for me.

The other must(s)? Cotton candy and popcorn! Both the popcorn and the cotton candy would be made to order so that it was melt in your mouth warm.

As much as I LOVE wedding cakes, I'd go more for an individual experience... A mini cake and some red velvet petit fours would be passed with speciality coffee drinks.

And there you have it! If I went through with an actual wedding (one not in Vegas just for two), you are looking at my fantasy almost wedding, which would have turned into our reality.

Bridey, what do you think of my almost wedding?

Photo Cred: {Tuna Tartare Passed Hors via Wolfgang Puck}, {The Bocuse Restaurant pic via Zagat}, {Flowers/Linen via Events by Show Stoppers}, {Red Uplights via Showtime Events}, {Root Beer Floats w Vodka via Real Virginia Weddings}, {Apple Martini via Wolfgang Puck}, {Mac-N-Cheese Cakes via Weddings by Katherine}, {Sliders via BizBash}, {Mini Beef Wellington via The Nibble}, {Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche via Spontuneous}, {Caramelized Onion, walnut and Roquefort Tart via Leite's Culinaria}, {Crabcake pic via Russell Morin Fine Catering}, {Mahon con Membrillo via Delish}, {Lamb Chops via City Chefs Catering}, {Fancy Grilled Cheese Station via A Beautiful Mess}, {Beef Tenderoloin via Wolfgang Puck}, {Jim Hjelm Wedding Dress via BrideinDream}, {Christian Louboutin shoes via}, {Headpiece via The Serendipitist}, {Candy Table pic via Adrienne Gunde Photography}, {Cotton Candy pic via Brit +Co.}, {Popcorn pic via Jubliee Flavors}, {Mini Chocolate Cake via Best of Cake}, {Red Velvet Petit Fours via Sweet Treats}