Brideys, I've been quite honest regarding the details of my own wedding, haven't I? You all know I eloped, right? Well, I did. So, I thought I'd show you how it's done if that's what you are planning to do. I must say, the only thing that I find annoying to this day is how many people ask us if Elvis married us... Really. No, Elvis did not fucking marry us... We just love Vegas, so that's where we wanted to get married. Because it meant something... Just us... Nobody else.But, beware, I do have a few teeny tiny regrets that I will be sharing with you so if you've booked your tickets, then take some notes, bridey. Hopefully my experience will help you avoid regret and focus on what's important, you (and your man)... Because everybody should take a picture on an old Mercedes! Just kidding, but I do absolutely love her dress, hair and shoes so I thought I'd show them to you. This is a BIG one, bridey. I REGRET not wearing an actual wedding dress! I wore a bridesmaid dress that I purchased a week before the trip, and I totally regret not wearing a fabulous white dress. So, check out the two wedding dresses above. They are fantastic! Do yourself a favor and wear one! Love this picture! But, most of all I love the green shoes!! My hus and I took a limo to the chapel, and it was really exhilarating to go to our "wedding" together. No, that's not us in the picture above us, but I think they are both hot, so I threw them in! Get yourselves a fun cake. I didn't. And I regret it. I have a total love affair with cake, and when we got back to our suite at the Bellagio, I ate a fucking chocolate swan filled with strawberries. And I can tell you, it wasn't the same... So, get a cake, and feed it to each other before you get naked! Speaking of Bellagio... That's our favorite hotel in Vegas! Maybe I have seen Ocean's Eleven one too many times, but we HAD to stay there... I love the hotel, the restaurants and the suites... Oh, and the gambling! The night before we got married, we at at Le Cirque. Probably one of the most amazing meals I have ever had ever... I had to very casually unzip my dress on the way out because I ate so much I could hardly stand it! But, bridey, if you are going to do it, then really do it. Eat at fancy restaurants, and spoil yourselves on your adventure. I mean, it's expensive, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than a wedding, right? After dinner (and a few ciggys), I zipped up my dress and we gambled until 3 AM. Man, I love Vegas! The next morning, I got my hair and make up did, and we went to the Little Chapel of the Flowers for our ceremony. We met with Reverend Gary for about a half hour before we walked down the aisle, and I must say, considering the somewhat cheesy surroundings, he taught us an incredible amount about marriage. We still talk about him!
After the ceremony, we went back to our suite for a little romance (all I gotta say is create a playlist of sexy music because you definitely don't want to put your iPod on shuffle, because you never know what may come on at the worst possible moment!)... ANYWAY... after all of that, we changed (I kept my tiara in because when else could I just walk around with a tiara in my hair without anybody giving a shit?!!) and ate at my very favorite restaurant ever, Michael Mina. We got the tasting menu paired with wine, and truly celebrated! (See the top right corner? That is the BEST tuna tartare you will ever have in your life!)
After Michael Mina, we gambled and partied until the wee hours of the night... We ended up at Fix (also in the Bellagio), and when the GM heard that we were just married, he sent out their famous donuts and cocktails. We definitely felt like royalty!!
We didn't need to send out elopement announcements (because my mother threw a brunch), I love the idea of the examples listed above!