- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
Okay, so I posted a few of my favorite pictures a week ago or so when we first had gotten back from Las Vegas, and mentioned the full recap would have to come later – so here she is!
I want to rate my day an A+, 10 out of 10, homerun – out of the park, etc. We had such a great time, and trip, the whole week we were away (minus missing the pups). We got in at around 10am on Monday, the day before the Wedding and checked into The Bellagio and then it didn’t take 20 minutes for some of our family and guests to track us down and want to visit and do things! We were so exhausted, we had been up since 4am, but we wanted to make a good effort to spend time with every person that came all the way out to see us (from WA, OH, FL, MT).
Everyone was certainly living up their Vegas time and …getting the most out of it, so to speak. We had a couple of tipsy friends by the afternoon and evening and we were out hitting the town before Hubs was stolen away to see a Burlesque show with his guy pals. This may seem random but it isn’t – I have always had a thing against elevators. I am not afraid of small spaces. I am not afraid of heights. I am not afraid of the germs, although they gross me out, I just have always had a fear of being trapped, falling, whatever you want to call it…and wouldn’t you know, with a group of 8-10 tipsy people on a street side elevator (overlooks the strip, and is how you make it around as opposed to normal crosswalks) we got STUCK! We were STUCK! on an elevator, in Las Vegas, the day before our wedding. I am SO GLAD I had already had a drink, because otherwise I am sure I’d have passed out! hahaha. The door would not open, and we had to wait for the fire department to come get us out! Needless to say, we weren’t thrilled to take any elevators for the rest of the week. But we all were able to laugh about it – Thank God we were already on the ground instead of stuck midair!
One of our friends got pretty plastered, and the short version is that although everyone was and is okay and healthy, they ended up running into the same fire-paramedics later that evening, and recognized each other, although this was when I wasn’t around, so we will always have a joke about the elevator now. 😉
The day of the wedding went by so fast. We were busy from the moment our eyes opened. Hubs left, I hung out with my sister and Mom for the morning and the make-up and hair people showed up and were a couple of charmers. I had battled with hair and make up ideas for months, and I was just happy that they were there to guide me. They did a great job. I remember seeing myself in the mirror for the first time and I was like “WHOA! HOLY SMOKES” and I was soooo close to tears but my mother stopped me. 😉 I felt like a princess.
Got into my dress, into the limo, and to the chapel. The people there were great, everything was beautiful…we just had one little issue. WIND! The winds were literally gusting up to 70mph that day, and yes, only that day, wouldn’t it figure?! It made posing for pictures a real challenge – but I am so happy with how they came out. We do have some “outtakes” though, and I am surprised I didn’t take out one of Kevin’s eyes between my hair and veil smacking him in the face repeatedly!
Reception was great, everyone was stuffed, our waitstaff was amazing and helpful, we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. And the rest of the week was spent touring around, saying weepy goodbyes to family and friends, you know… The last night we were there was the first we had got to spend alone together and it was romantic and relaxing and I’ll always cherish those memories.
I’ll leave you with some of the “failshots” as we referred to them because of the wind, and some of the other pictures from our trip to Vegas. Thanks for reading, Bees!
You will have to look back to see some of the “pretty” shots, these are my funny and unflattering ones! LOL Next post will be pics…