Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How this Las Vegas thing all went down.......

Some of you were surprised by my wedding announcement so I thought I would backtrack a little bit....We actually planned on being married in March. My dad asked that we wait until he got to Utah so he and his girlfriend could go to, and do the deed. March came and went and no dad..Then he said the first week of April.....that came and went and he called and asked that we just get married in Utah in a double ceremony...I talked to Don and he agreed if dad would commit to a date....Then it couldn't be until after my brothers birthday....Things kept getting bigger as far as plans and we both started getting anxious. I knew that if a bunch of people started getting involved all that was going to happen was I was going to feel like I had to entertain everyone and I didn't want that....in the meantime, I couldn't even pin my dad down to a date....Friday night our stress level about the whole thing reached a head...Now dad was saying the first week of May, and I was just ready to say forget the whole thing....We went to bed and the next thing I know, Don was waking me up at 5:30 am....He said, " I want to go to Vegas today and get married...."...I told him to let me sleep two more hours and I would give him an answer..Obviously I told him yes....We were on the road at 10:00...I called and made sure that my sister could watch the kids on Monday so we didn't have to come right back...
We got there about 4'ish and went to a buffet at Treasure Island and then gambled a bit and had margaritas....I called a wedding chapel and Don booked a package that made everything pretty easy...The next morning we did the spa thing and I got my nails done too...We ran over to Ross to look for a tie and what did I see but the most perfect white suit for me in just my size....I even found shoes to match....I had brought a silk blouse and a black silk skirt but I wasn't happy with it....
The limo picked us up and took us to the courthouse....I was super nervous.....shaking nervous....





We got to the chapel and had a very sweet ceremony, just the two of us and a minister......it was perfect...in fact the only stress of the day was when I realized that all the underthings I brought were colored and I now was wearing white!!! Don got ready fast and ran back to Ross and had a sales lady pick out a white bra and half slip for me....what a man huh? When I came out of the room all ready to go he got all teary eyed....I was so touched...




The limo took us back to the Hilton and we changed into shorts and went and played....we ate a really romantic dinner at the Venetian and then went to the late showing of Mystiere....It was incredible...We slept in yesterday, then went to the pool until four and got home about 11 last night.....I am very happy with the way things turned out...It will always be a special memory and I am glad we followed our hearts and did things the way we wanted too......thank you to everyone for your well wishes! Mrs. E.......

36 comments:

Laura said...

Good for you both. Sounds like the right decision. Just the two of you and little fuss! So glad it was such a happy event....in the end.

Barb said...

Wow...what a sweet story...how fortunate you have found someone to go and buy your unmentionables....he is a keeper.

Patty said...

Melinda you look beautiful, what a handsome couple. I'm glad you followed your hearts and hope you two will enjoy many years together. Blessings to Mr.& Mrs E!

PeggyR said...

Oh I am so happy for you. That is great that you did it that way without the stress! Congratulations...you both look wonderful.

joanne lendaro said...

I'm all teary eyed!! I am so glad you said yes to that man!! He sounds like a sweetheart, and that is what you deserve! Much happiness in your new adventures through life, I'll be waiting to read all about them! HUGS!!

searchfamilies said...

Congratulations you look the perfect bride & the groom don't look half bad either lol
I wish you both all the best for your future wedded life together
By the way what did your dad say when you told him
Hugs Janice

Maria said...

Congratulations Mr and Mrs E.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us.You sure are a lovely couple.

Maria said...

Congratulations Mr and Mrs E.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us.You sure are a lovely couple.

Jenny said...

Darn you girl, your post made me cry this morning!

You look lovely and radiant and relaxed and happy. Hooray for you.

And your husband...oh, he just looks like he won the lottery.

And I think he did.

You are a gem.

Good for both of you.

Hugs and congratulations!

Helen in the UK said...

Oh, how wonderful - I'm getting teary eyed reading about it! A marriage is about 2 people commiting to one another, so having just the 2 of you there sounds perfect. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you both :)

Debby said...

Congrats to both of you. I am so happy for you! I love the way this all came about. I have a huge smile on my face at this moment reading your beautiful post.
Hugs,
Debby

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm teary eyed, too. You have a whale of a man to buy your undies. And to decide that it was time to take the plunge. My heart goes out to your happiness for today and always.

Enjoy your new life, Mrs. E.

Laurie said...

That sounds heavenly! I'm so glad you did it your way! Nothing but great things to look forward to now!

Dennis and I were married in Crystal Bay, NV (on Lake Tahoe) in a beautiful hotel with only our parents present...and I've never regretted it!

(We did come home and have a brunch celebration/reception so our family could meet my man.)

Needled Mom said...

That sounds like the perfect solution to all the plans.....and....he buys you undergarments?????? Wow.

Julie Harward said...

Melinda....I am so happy for you! And this man, he looks and sounds like a keeper! I am so glad that everything went well, and yes sometimes we should think about just us! I love your pictures...you are such a beauty and he is so cute and a lucky man who knows it and does things up right! God bless you both...Ohhh, I just want to hug you!!! xoxox's...all the best to both of you! Come say hi :D

Mrs Moen said...

Congratulations to you both! It sounds like you had a perfect day!

Jo said...

oh how wonderful that you followed your heart and did your own thing ... you look totally radiant and your hubby looks so happy. Congrats again!!!

easternsparkle said...

Congratulations! I missed the bottom of the last post when I read it! Hope you have many years of happiness together!

Laurie said...

Congratulations Melinda! What a beautiful day, and you look so happy, and yourself very beautiful! I don't know how I missed your previous post, but was surprised when I saw the cake, it's almost identical to the one I'll be doing for a wedding in June! Many blessings to you, I know you'll be very happy!

Lorraine said...

Oh melinda what a romantic wedding on the spur of the moment..you have found a good man there. You both look made for each other..that limo took me right back to when I got married in Vegas by a preacher and then came back up the Strip in the limo..isnt the wedding certificate ace with all the pictures on it of Nevada

Stempelientje said...

WELL DONE!! You look both so happy!
Here such a thing is unpossible.
Here we have to get pre-married first (it is regestring to get marries) and between those dates have to be at least six weeks.
Sounds so good to me just a wedding with the two ,saves a lot of stress I think!
Maybe one day I will tie the not again...
But have to find some-one first LOL.!
Thaks for sharing those pictures,you look both so pretty and happy.
Wish you and Don all the happiness together!
Greetings from Holland from Stempelientje.

Yarni Gras! said...

I love this post.
I am so happy for you two and know you are truly blessed to have found one another!

Rannyjean said...

Crying tears of joy for you my friend, for both of you!

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

How romantic! Everything seems just right for you! Your two are a wonderful couple and you, Melinda, are a beautiful bride!!!

Congratulations again :-)

Dagmar

Jenny S said...

I am so excited for you guys! Sounds like the perfect time!

Pam said...

What a great story. Glad you did things "your way". You are a beautiful bride.

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Very memorable wedding story! Love your white suit, you looked great!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

What a beautiful couple! It's nice to hear that you guys stuck with what was important for the two of you. There's no sense having all that stress during a time that is supposed to be happy. Good for you and your man!

Angelcat said...

Congratulations, you look so happy :)

Pat said...

What a HAPPY story and what beautiful photos. You both are BEAMING!!! I'm very happy for you and wish both of you many long, joyful years together!

Jody said...

Congratulations on your marriage. Praying yours is as blessed and happy as mine is!!

purplepaint said...

Hey lady!!! You two look soooo happy!!! I am so thrilled for you! You have been through so much and deserve to be happy!!! Congratulations again! I'll have to come back and read another time, have to hit the hay. XOXO

Birgit said...

Hi Melinda,

We exchange some notes during the One World One Heart event which I just reread. You hadn't included a link to your blog but thanks to Google, I easily found it. I just read my way through your recent posts -- all very interesting. However, your marriage in Las Vegas is the most interesting for sure. My heartiest congratulatins!!! :) YEAH! :)

I wrote my MA thesis on the history and development of an entertainment culture in Las Vegas. One chapter was dedicated to marry in Las Vegas -- no big surprise, huh? I can imagine that your marriage there will always be a great memory -- and that's just how it should be. I am so happy for you! :) I wish you and your husband just the best in life.

Take good care,
greetings from Munich,
Birgit

Sherry said...

You look stunning and you both are glowing! I'm so happy for you!! I'm glad you had your special day without any stress and now you can live your lives together happily ever after!

Hugs to both of you!
Sherry

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

wow.........look at you getting all married and stuff....congrats, congrats.....you both look sooo happy.

Elizabeth Golden said...

Oh Melinda I have tears in my eyes. You look absolutely radiant. Both of you do. I am beyond happy for the two of you. I think at this point in life you just follow your heart. Congrats to the both of you!!!