After we sped through the courthouse we ended up back at the MGM for a quick happy hour at Emeril's New Orleans Fish House. A must try if you are ever at the MGM, we loved every thing we ate there.
We lucked out with our bartender and ended up getting some amazing free appetizers, and then kept ordering drinks and food as various family members stopped in to join us. We ended happy hour(s) with a champagne toast with both our families, a moment I really enjoyed.
That night was dinner and show - we had tickets for a group of us to all see LOVE by Cirque de Soilel. Before the show my mom, sister, two of my friends and their guys headed with us to Samba, which featured an all you can eat Brazilian BBQ. The meats were all good, and next time Hubs has vowed to go back with an empty stomach so can eat twice as much. Between the food, the great drinks, and the even better company, it was a nice relaxing Wedding Eve dinner.
|Being cuddly before Cirque began...|
The show was breathtaking - the music, the acrobats, the dancing... I loved every minute of it!! Poor Hubs was so tired from the time change that he might have dozed in a couple spots (it was a 9:30 show)... but he liked all the parts he was awake for (sorry hun!). After the show almost all of us were ready to crash and call it a night, but one of my best friends had been recruited into steaming my wedding dress with me back at my hotel, and she (and her husband) generously gave up more sleep in order to make sure my dress was pressed and ready for the next day. Lifesaver. [K- You know I never would have gotten it done.]
And so Friday went off without a hitch. Next would come the best part - wedding day!