Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vegas, Baby!: The Venue

This is the entire reason we are going to Vegas next week. If we couldn't do the Elvis wedding there would be no reason for us to go. This is the spot we chose, Graceland Chapel. I was thrilled to death to find it, it's adorable! We got the "Can't Help Falling In Love" package. I crack up just reading what it comes with.

Use of chapel
Elvis will escort the bride down the aisle and give her away
Elvis will sing 3 songs
6 rose bouquet and boutonniere
Professional photography
DVD of ceremony
Certificate holder
Copy of Elvis and Priscilla's marriage certificate

So stinkin' funny! Oh, and since we're having our vows renewed Elvis will also be officiating. As the lady on the phone so perfectly stated "Elvis will take care of everything!" I squeal with excitement inside every time I think of it all. I know it's so corny but it is also just too perfectly my husband and I's kind of thing. I mean really, our honeymoon was a road trip where we made pit stops in places like Roswell, NM and random abandoned churches in the middle of the desert. Of course we want the Vegas Elvis wedding!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vegas, Baby! vs. Baby Baby

Oh, this just cracks myself up! I've always enjoyed a good photo cut and paste, I don't know why but it just makes me laugh.

Ok, enough of that. I'm so excited I don't even know where to start! It's hard to believe I have waited for our re-wedding trip for 10 years and now we're only a week away from hopping a plane to Vegas! The moment my honey and I said "I do" I decided that on our 5 year anniversary I wanted to have our vows renewed in a classic Vegas style wedding ala The King. 5 years came and went and with kids in the mix and our occupations being youth director and full time mamma/sometimes graphic designer our budget just wouldn't have it. Now the 10 year mark is upon us. In spite of our hard work and responsible use of money and credit cards we're still the broke youth director/mamma/almost never designer/parents of three so we decided for once in our life we're going to be completely irresponsible, it's now or never baby! What better way to spend money irresponsibly than on an all-out trip to Vegas? It did help that my dad offered up his hotel points and airline miles!

When you plan a trip as newly weds there is no concept of what it will be like getting ready for it when you have a 7 year old, 5 year old and a baby. It has been a hilarious mix up of two polar opposite worlds. Like when my wedding dress arrived (that really is it in the pic) and I had to try it on right away. I was home alone with the boys and the Little Mister waited until I was completely decked out before starting in on a screaming mimi fit. I was like that guy in Three Men and a Baby, picking him up and holding him out like a poisonous snake, a poisonous snake who spits up like a volcano without notice. He's also a nursing baby, and I'd like to keep him that way for awhile, which means I've spent the last few months taking on a roll similar to that of dairy cattle, filling the freezer space that used to hold ice cream with endless baggies of breast milk. The big boys however oohed and aahed at me in my dress, called me a princess, asked me to twirl over and over again and squealed every time I did. Probably more a sign of how seldom they see me in skirts and dresses!

My honey and I haven't really been on a trip alone and solely for our own fun since our honeymoon road trip. That was the absolute most fun I've ever had and it has been too long. He's my best friend and I'm ready for a little adventure with him! Now I'm glad the trip didn't happen until now. It will be a good way to mark the end of Phase I of our marriage as baby makers and caretakers of small children, and start looking forward to the adventures of phase II, whatever that may be.