This is our first "Been There, Done That" wedding story! Sounds fantastic and a lot of fun! Maybe you have a photo or two??? Thanks for the article...
"I can't believe it has been 10 years already!
At the time, my husband-to-be was working a side job as a wedding band musician. He was going to up to three weddings a weekend! And I was one of the "older brides" at the age of 33 and one of the last of my friends to walk down the isle. I had been a bridesmaid so many times, I had a whole closet filled with expensive dresses I would never wear again. Needles to say, we both did NOT want a traditional Long Island wedding in a catering hall.
So we opted for good ol' Viva Las Vegas! It was the best decision of my life. We told everyone when and where...several friends and family met us at the Candlelight Chapel right across the street from Circus Circus. My dad was there to "give me away". The "deluxe package" included limo ride to city hall for the license, back to the chapel, pictures, organist, video and flowers for the bride, maid-of-honor and flower girl, minister fee and limo ride back to the Luxor Hotel...for the amazing price of $400.00!!!! (1998 prices). We had a huge suite at the top of the pyramid and had everyone back for drinks...then dinner at the hotel restaurant.
After a night of gambling (we won $500 that night...paid for the ceremony!) we all had breakfast and everyone headed out to different locations to continue a great vacation. We honeymooned at the Grand Canyon, drove on the AMAZING Lake Powel and continued on to Sedona. Several guests went to California, some to Colorado, Palm Springs, etc.
I would do it again! In fact, we may even renew our vows there..."