1 After landing in Las Vegas, we were escorted to the fabulous Wynn, a resort that covers 215 acres!
2 Opened in April of 2005, the complex was built for $2.7 billion and offers many amenities.
3 This resort and casino on the Las Vegas strip is considered one of the finest hotels in the world.
4 The ambiance of the Wynn is elegance personified and features an extraordinary fusion of plantings and decor throughout.
5 I was crazy about these amazing flower globes - all real - suspended in the gardens.
6 Incredible craftsmanship!
7 This lush planting features colorful kalanchoe, ferns, and other tropical specimens.
8 Las Vegas is preparing for the year of the snake, as the Chinese New Year, also known as lunar new year, is celebrated in a big way at casino-resorts here. This is a stunning 9-foot-tall gold leaf snake.
9 As part of the festivities, the atriums also feature 20-foot-long dragons suspended in the trees.
10 The Wynn boasts a very attractive 111,000 square foot casino that is open around the clock.
11 At Wynn, there is a bar and lounge called Parasol Up. Take a curved escalator down a flight and enter Parasol Down.
12 Wynn Las Vegas is truly a feast for the eyes.
13 The parasols are fantastic! This is where we came after the wedding ceremony for a champagne toast and some tasty nibbles.
14 Parasol Down is located right next to the Lake of Dreams.
15 Water shows take place on the three-acre Lake of Dreams on a regular basis throughout the evening.
16 While we were there, this giant head silently emerged from the water. And yes, that tiny figure next to it is a stature of a person staring at the wall, which becomes a waterfall, at times.
17 Daisy and I were given fabulous accommodations in one of the Fairway Villas overlooking the 18-hole Wynn Golf Course.
18 Lavishly decorated, the Villa could not have been more comfortable.
19 There was even a secluded terrace and a private pool!
20 On the first day, we gals decided to get manicures at the Wynn Salon.
21 There's Daisy, who came along to do everyone's hair and makeup.
22 And it was a great pleasure meeting Dan's mother, Nancy Slater, who flew to Vegas from her home outside of Boston.
23 Sophie opted for a French manicure, which looked neat and trim.
24 We were all given a glass of champagne while waiting for our nails to dry.
25 There are amazing chandeliers throughout the resort, lining the long corridors, like this one made of brightly colored Venetian glass.
26 And this great one of hand-blown amber glass - There is so much attention to detail everywhere one looks, like these gilded butterflies upon the ceiling.
27 More great lighting fixtures
28 The next morning, Daisy and I hit the ultra-modern gym.
29 And then we had a light breakfast at Tableau, a great restaurant for breakfast and lunch - they put a nice twist on coast-to-coast American favorites.
30 A great group of doers and shakers! - Darcy Miller, Grace Russell, Wendy Zamaripa, Rochelle Clayton, Chris Flatt (back), Cabriole Koshan, Camille Lopez (back), Evelyn Herrera, and Naomi de Manana
31 This is one of the wedding salons at the Wynn. Sophie and Dan opted for the outdoor Primrose Garden for their ceremony.
32 As everywhere at the Wynn, comfort abounds.
33 There are so many great objects everywhere to appreciate.
34 This resort is so well-maintained and changes occur frequently.
35 We checked out The Buffet at Wynn.
36 The Buffet is a feast in every sense of the word.
37 The kitchen offers flavors from all over the world.
38 Diners can enjoy 16 live-action cooking stations.
39 They can also enjoy the exquisite and colorful living arrangements.
40 The flowers are unbelievable!
41 After the champagne toast and tasty nibbles at Parasol Down, the wedding party strutted through the casino en route to Andrea's, named for Steve Wynn's wife.
42 This very attractive restaurant combines dining and nightlife
into one environment, marking the beginning of a new era in dining.
43 Beautiful hand-blown glass lamps are suspended from the ceiling.
44 A better look
45 So many wonderful modern touches
46 There are booths for private dining.
47 Chef Joseph Elevado brings his mastery of Asian flavors, featuring seafood, noodles, steak, and sushi.
48 Near the bar area, a giant LED screen projects the image of Andrea's eyes, which slowly and seductively change color.
49 After dinner at Andrea's and after a bit of a rest, the wedding party arrived at the Wynn Theater for an exciting production of Le Reve, The Dream. These stars of the show came out to meet me.
50 The base of the set of Le Reve is a one million-gallon capacity water tank.
51 The ceiling begins with a beautiful fabric covering. The covering soon magically disappears, and is replaced by cables lifting and lowering the gymnasts/actors as they perform their harrowing feats.
52 This exciting show features diving from great heights and other daring exhibits of strength and is very dream-like.
53 The production was created by Franco Dragone and is similar to the shows produced by Cirque du Soleil.
54 In Las Vegas, there are many wonderful places to eat. This is the view of the Fountains of the Bellagio as seen from Le Cirque.
55 Dan Slater and Sophie Herbert the night before the wedding.
56 After a wonderful meal at Le Cirque, the waiters brought out many, many desserts.
57 A chocolate melt ball
58 A grand marnier soufflé
59 A chocolate soufflé
60 A delicious napolean
61 And the piece de resistance - hand-blown sugar swans adorn a pastry platter
62 Nancy, Charlie, Laura, Sophie, Dan, me, and Randy
63 Here I am with Ivo Angelov, the ringmaster of Le Cirque Las Vegas.