Saturday, October 2, 2010

What Happens in Vegas...Stays in Vegas!

Well unless you get married- then the marriage certificate comes home with ya! Yep, Matt and I finally did it:-) We flew to Vegas a couple of weeks ago and got married on September 19th at the same Chapel my parents did over 30 years ago, Chapel of the Bells. It was just Matt and I and two awesome friends from California that were there. My wonderful photographer friend, Sharon, came and took pics for us! (but I only have a few from that shoot so far!) Her hubby Paul used my camera some for some quick shots too.
The Nut and LimmyKins stayed at Parker Dog Camp & Resort where they partook in lake activities and coyote chasing...dogs nor coyotes were harmed.

I found the perfect Vegas dress that was short in the front and long in the it at David's Bridal off the "As Is" rack for under $300! It fit perfect, I didn't think I'd be able to pull off the strapless with my smallish chest, but I did! Yay! and I can't wait to "Trash" it next year with the dogs and Lester!
I did my own hair and was a disaster with the curling iron. I wanted to do a few more curls, but I think I would have ended up burning my face off if I had attempted it.
Poor Matt was still trying to figure out why I put him in a purple tie, I'm sure I'll never live it down
Elevator ride down to go get married. It was fun walking around the hotel and mall, everyone was so nice and giving us best wishes.
A couple that the awesome Sharon took! I can't wait to see the rest of them!
In the car off to get married!
OK we're married now! This was taken on the hotel balcony where we stayed...NOT! Actually it was just a really cheesy hotel attached to the Chapel that I thought would be a fun place to take pics. And it was
I know what this looks like-LOL! Great pic and timing Paul!
This is where we actually stayed...
Later we found a Dressage statue to pose with. After Sharon and Paul left we were lucky to get some pics together by passer bys, it was very nice of them.
and another horse statue! Yes I wish we had found these before all the wedding pics were taken:-(

This ROOM was amazing, it really felt like we were outside, but this was smack dab right in the middle of the mall of the hotel we stayed at. Everything was so cool, but expensive! We gambled some, but lost in the end. It was fun though and you're supposed to lose money in Vegas right? Looking back I wish Matt and I had gone to a show, organized our site seeing better and just done more and saw more and take more pics! But I was an idiot and packed the worst shoes for air travel and lots of walking so the first day and a half I didn't want to go anywhere and plus I couldn't really focus and let lose until after the whole marriage thing, but by then it was time to fly home, LOL. And I wish my family could have been there. At the time I didn't think it would bother me too bad if they didn't come (I know money is tight and we kinda planned it last minute), but it would have been so nice to have my parents there, heck they could have renewed their vows while we were there! No offense mom and dad, but that Chapel is so cheesy! From the low ceilings to the green carpet and fake candles in the corner and "old" building smell- LOL They wouldn't let Sharon take any inside photos and after THEY took all the photos of us inside they told us it would be another $500 to buy them...I bought 5 photos and I'm still waiting on them. We do have a video of the ceremony, but I don't know if I'm brave enough to post it...I was laughing at the beginning and couldn't really stop and then just got this total serious bitch face look...Matt just looks like a robot:-)