Happy 10-year Anniversary to us! What a great excuse to renew our vows in Vegas!
A lady called Anastasia came to our hotel room this morning to do my hair and makeup. Our first wedding was low key, a simple beach wedding down at the Busselton Jetty. It was lovely but I didn’t get my hair and makeup done for me which I regret. This time I’ve made up for it. Hope Elvis likes it!
The only thing that would have made today more perfect would’ve been if our family were here with us.
We got ourselves all tizzied up. Look at us all fancy like!
We jumped in a cab from our hotel and made it to the chapel just in time for our ceremony at 12.45pm. We chose Graceland Wedding Chapel to renew our vows. (This photo was taken last night).
It’s located down south on The Strip, about 10 minutes from our hotel. Oh wow!! The chapel was so beautiful! Much more beautiful than I imagined it would be. The lady at the front desk gave us our flowers. Then … Elvis entered the building.
I was so excited I just about wet my pants! He was a very tall 70s style Elvis donning a very fancy black jumpsuit with some kickarse mutton chops. So nice and friendly and well, Elvis-like.
Mark positioned himself down the front. The photographer was at the ready. “Record” had been pressed on the video camera. Elvis, microphone in hand, took my arm in his and proceeded to sing “Love Me Tender” then he walked me down the friggin’ aisle!! OMG! Dream come true! That can be ticked off the list.
The ceremony was lovely. Elvis was our officiant. He did a little speech. Mark and I faced each other and said our vows. I even cried – what a sook! Then we said our “Elvis vows”. So very cool. And it was done. Yippee! Still married. Signed on for another 10 years.
Elvis then sang “Viva Las Vegas” while the photographer took a heap of pics – some with Elvis; some without. Then … Elvis left the building.
Within the space of about 10 minutes it was all over. “Thank you very much”.
Our DVD of the ceremony was given to us. I may upload this to my Facebook account once we’ve watched it back home with the family. Can’t wait to see it. Our pics are being emailed to us in the next few days.
If you’re planning on getting married in Vegas, I would highly recommend this chapel. It totally blew away my expectations.
We asked our taxi driver to wait for us so she could drive us out to the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign which is so tiny by the way. I thought it would be massive! Our taxi driver was going to park and take some photos of us but it was quite busy so we just jumped out and said we’d get someone to take one for us then we noticed that they were all lining up for their turn so we just took a selfie instead. I love it! It turned out great.
Back in the cab, back to the hotel, out of my frock and back to reality. Sitting in my slouch clothes in the hotel. This is a memory I’m going to have for the rest of my life. I have been thinking about it for so long and it’s all over. So much fun! If you get the opportunity to come to Vegas head to a chapel. You won’t regret it. The only casualty of the day when my stockings. They’re now in the bin.
After a rest in our hotel for an hour or so we made our way to Fashion Show Mall which is an amazing shopping mall that puts ours back home to shame. It has some of those fancy pants stores that no one can afford to shop at but it also has iconic stores like Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom.
Of course we had to check out the Lego store. Our kids would be in heaven in this shop! It could easily be used as a kid sitting service while mums and dads do their shopping. The back wall is covered with buckets filled with different types of Lego pieces. You can fill up a bucket for a small fee of any of the pieces you like. It’s pretty cool.
Off to Denny’s for some dinner before heading to the Mirage Hotel to see Cirque du Soleil’s “The Beatles – Love”. I’ve not seen a Cirque du Soleil performance before so this should be good.
We headed over to the Mirage at 8:30pm for a 9:30pm show. We managed to get seats four rows from the front. From the very beginning I was mesmerised. What an amazing performance and the Beatles? Who doesn’t love the Beatles and their music? The way this show is produced is out of this world. If you ever get the chance to come to Vegas, or if the show comes to your town, go and see it. Amazeballs.
Today has been another awesome day in Vegas. I even saw snow on the mountain tops in the distance. Sadly none here on the Strip though.
New Year’s Eve is forecast to be super cold so you never know. Fingers crossed. Until tomorrow …