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



August 11, 2009


We have a lot of fun plans set up before we get hitched.  We want to get the most out of the wedding and the most out of you guys! We are so excited to be able to spend time with family and friends, it is a treat and we intend to have a good time with you all! 


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Bachelorette/Bachelor Party, plans still in motion! Gabe better behave himself! :)


sean patricks

We really wanted to go to the Four Kegs,  unfortunately they do not rent out their room on Friday.  We are now relocating to Sean Patrick’s Irish Pub. They have a spacious Banquet room  and they allow bookings on Friday. The room is booked from 7pm until 10pm, drop by for a Guinness and meet the wedding party. You can visit www.seanpatrickslv.com for more info about directions and their menu.


Y’all should know what is happening on this day by now!  We do not intend to stop partying after the wedding and would like for you to  hang out with us after the reception in Downtown. We are trying to organize a mini bus to take us there so nobody has to worry about driving from Big Dog’s.  There are no solid plans here, if you guys think of something fun to do we are up for it, suggestions are very welcome.



Okay, we know that most of us will have a hang over on Sunday, BUT, nothing like a good ol’ Mexican buffet with bottomless Margaritas to cure it!  We plan on going for breakfast on Sunday morning at Garduno’s @ The Palms casino, click on the palms website in our blogroll for more info.  We have made reservations for 12pm and we have booked for a table of 20, we can upsize/downsize if we need to. Let us know if you want to come. I will also post info on how to get there on the directions page. 


Need a Ride?

August 11, 2009


We have hired the services of Bell-Trans to take the stress out of figuring out how you are going to get back to your hotel from Big Dog’s!  The bus will be picking up outside of Big Dog’s from 9.30 – 11.30pm.  We know they will be dropping off on the Strip but not sure which hotel yet.  Once we get a good idea of where everyone is staying, we can figure out a good drop off location that makes it easy for everyone to get back to their hotel or come party with us!



August 11, 2009



Thanks to Mark & Heather for agreeing to be witnesses on the big day. It means so much to us to have our best friends witness the attachment of Gabe’s ball and chain!  We love you guys!


We Are Booked!

August 11, 2009

                               treasure island

  We have booked our flights and hotel and are ready to go!  We will be arriving in Las Vegas on Wednesday, October 14th and leaving Wednesday, October 21st.  Treasure Island have some great weekend rates right now, we got our rooms for $104 a night.  You can go to www.treasureisland.com to check the rates out. Wednesday and Thursday night we will be staying near the South Pointe, then we move to TI on Friday for the weekend. Gabe’s Mom, or should I say…’future Mom-in-law’ will also be staying at the hotel as will our friends and witnesses, Mark and Heather.  It will be a fun time!