Archive for August, 2009


SAVE THE DATE 10.17.09

August 12, 2009

Hey there! You made it here so I guess you must have received your save the date postcard in the mail.We are excited about our wedding and we hope you can all make it but we understand if you can’t. This blog will keep you all informed about what is going on and the final prep and plans of our wedding. If you can’t make it you can log on here and feel like you are there! This blog will be changing often as we make more plans and get more info, so put us in your faves and check back often. We will be sending out invitations late summer. Hope to see you all in Las Vegas! #6 BW



August 12, 2009


see you in vegas


Yes folks, we have finally arrived at our Wedding week! In three days we will be Mr & Mrs. Gabriel Waters!  We leave for Las Vegas today, so excited to get to see you all!  Party time! See you in Vegas. Don’t forget to upload your photos to


The Date Is Set!

August 11, 2009

                                                                                         LV CHAPEL

We have set the date, time and location of our wedding. We decided that we want to get married at the Little Church of the West, it is located on the far South side of the strip. We loved the fact that it is the oldest wedding chapel in Las Vegas, built in 1942 it has quaint grounds and has all of the original features inside. Gabe’s grandma got married there too, so a bit of family tradition in there as well  I guess! Best of all, it seats up to 100 people so there is plenty of room for y’all to come see us get hitched! The date is Saturday, October 17th @ 3pm.  Invites will be sent out over the summer.  For more info click on the Little Church of  the West in our blogroll for a link to their website. 




August 11, 2009


postcard for website

After five years of living together we have the toaster, the cutlery, the towels, the list goes on!  We decided not to go with a conventional registry, instead we have a honeymoon registry.  To help us get to our destinations we have put together a list of honeymoon items available to buy.  Help us get our new life together off to a fun start!

To view the registry go to, enter Waters or Patten and the date of our wedding, October 17th.


The Reception

August 11, 2009

Many places have come to mind when looking for a place to have our wedding reception, but Big Dog’s Brewery stood out to us and was really what we were looking for. For as long as we have been together Big Dog’s has a lot of memories for us (yes we can remember them!). It would be a hang out place after Gabe got off his late shift at work, it would be our first stop in the summer for their awesome Belgium White, it was a great place to hang out with friends and catch up over a few Pumpkin Ales and some Sunday Football, it was also a great place to introduce my Dad and Uncle to some Rebel Basketball and of course good beer! When we think of Big Dog’s we think of good times, great friends and that nice laid back atmosphere. That is exactly what we want for our guests. We want you to feel relaxed and have a good time. After all that is essentially what we are all about! So wear what you like, no formal dress required, just show up and enjoy yourself!



The Menu

August 11, 2009

Our Wedding Reception dinner will be served at 6pm. We are having a Western Barbecue theme. The Menu is listed below, stop drooling!


Mixed Garden Green Salad

Red Potato Salad

Caesar Salad

Ranch House Baked Bean Casserole

Texas Chili

Corn Bread with Honey Butter

Barbecued Beef

Tender slices of Beef Roast

Marinated in Barbecue Sauce

Barbecued Turkey

Seasoned and Marinated with Barbecue

Sauce on the side

*Entrees come with two vegetables

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Fresh Melon


The Beer

August 11, 2009

The sweet sound of clinking glasses will come not from Champagne but from pint glasses at our wedding! Have a beer on us! Yep, for the duration of the reception there will be an open Beer and Wine bar. Big Dog’s has great handcrafted beer and they are going to have all of the beers on their current menu (some beers are seasonal) available for our guests.  A couple of our favorites are the 38 Special, Holy Cow and the Red Hydrant Ale. Don’t worry domestic fans we took care of you too, water will be available at your request!


If you like American-style light lagers, you’ll LOVE our light.

Lighter in color and milder in flavor. 4.0% ABV


Our authentic Bavarian-style Hefeweizen is light and effervescent, possessing the characteristic banana-clove aromas produced by the unique German yeast strain. Try it with a lemon wedge by request. 4.8% ABV


Our original Gold Medal winner from Holy Cow! This is classic American-style pale ale brewed in the tradition of early West Coast ales. It is light amber in color with a distinctive Northwest hop character. 5.3% ABV


Deep mahogany colored brew, rich with caramel malts & a hint of UK Fuggles hops. A well-balanced beer with notes of toffee & toasted malts. 5.3% ABV


A blend of our two Gold Medal winning beers, Holy Cow! Original Pale Ale and Red Hydrant Ale. It’s the best of both worlds. 5.3% ABV


This rich, dark ale is brewed with nine different malts along with roasted barley. Served on nitrogen, this beer has old-world appeal for stout lovers everywhere and is distinguished by hints of coffee and cocoa. 5.5% ABV