Holy Moly Matrimony: Wining and Dining at Bouchon

We arrived at Bouchon Bistro early, before many of our guests who had stopped to sight-see along the Strip or gamble in the casinos. We first stopped to take a photo outside the entrance to the restaurant. We have done this every time that we have gone to Bouchon—just normally not with the help of a professional photographer!


The private events coordinator greeted us as we walked in and showed us to the Bocuse room, the private room that we rented for the evening. We had dropped off our place cards, centerpieces, and guestbook materials on Friday afternoon, and the staff did all of the setup. They did an excellent job. We were very impressed with the overall look and atmosphere of the space.







As we waited for our guests to arrive, I took the chance to check my messages. My sister had tagged me earlier that morning in a photo, so I was pleased to see a lot of congratulatory messages in my inbox. Still, this photo probably indicates that I check my phone too often!


We mingled and talked with our guests as they arrived. Our reception, like our ceremony, was small, so it was nice to spend time with our family and close friends.




As we mingled, guests also signed our photo mat. We can’t wait to put one of our wedding photos in the frame and display it in our home.


Personal photo

We had an open bar, but we also arranged for the restaurant’s sommelier to select a red and a white wine for the evening based on our menu. Most people drank one of the two chosen wines, although Mr. Mole stuck with his beverage of choice: a Coke.



Personal photo

Along with the drinks, we also had four passed appetizers: dayboat scallops en croute, seasonal mushrooms vol au vents, smoked salmon pave on toasted pumpernickel, and potato croquettes. Everyone raved about each kind.





As cocktail hour drew to its close, we got ready to cut the cake.

All photography in Las Vegas by Brian Saculles, unless otherwise noted.

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Mrs. Mole

Los Angeles/Las Vegas
Wedding Date:
January 2012
Breaking Tradition
A Fun...and Funny...Bachelorette Weekend!
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  1. Member
    Almost Mrs.P 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:43 am

    I love the pic of you checking your phone– that will be me, too. And your cake is gorgeous!!

  2. hyena Member
    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:44 am

    Those appetizers look delicious!

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    bridesmomma 476 posts, Helper bee @ 9:17 am

    Your cocktail hour looked like fun!

  4. mspony Member
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 9:36 am

    Love your little details–those puppy escort cards are to die for! Your cocktail hour looks like so much fun!

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    luv2puppies 145 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:38 am

    Cocktail hour looked awesome!! Can’t wait to see your next blog with the cake cutting. We’re thinking of doing before dinner as well.

  6. coyote Member
    coyote 1960 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:32 am

    Yummm, everything looks so delicious Mole! And I love your signed photo mat! :)

  7. msdragon Member
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 10:33 am

    Oooh, that food looks tasty!

  8. parasol Member
    parasol 2955 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:37 am

    Love all of your reception details, M! The name cards are such a wonderful touch. And your food looks so delicious!

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    lulu_honey 1500 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:46 am

    Wow, everything looked amazing and I love your attention to detail!

  10. mole Member
    mole 1242 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:44 pm

    I saw this post go up, and my first thought was that Mr. Mole and I need to get back to Bouchon for another dinner! The food was so delicious.

    And I really have to thank the Bouchon staff for their attention to detail! We just dropped off a rubbermaid bin of supplies; they are the ones who put everything together.

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:33 pm

    Ummm, a wine bottle at the baby seat? Your food looks so tasty!

  12. mole Member
    mole 1242 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:04 am

    @Future Army Wife: Haha. I assume that our photographer did that for some reason? I have no idea.

  13. msfox Member
    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:32 pm

    Eeep! The dog name tags! Love! You’ve got me so hungry right now.. 😉

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