Vegas, Baby

March 10, 2010

So, is it inappropriate for your husband to dress up as an Elvis impersonator to attend a Vegas wedding?? Or funny??

We had some good friends get married at the MGM in Las Vegas last weekend.  After a few cocktails at the bar on the night before the wedding, my husband and his twin brother thought it might be hilarious to rent Elvis costumes to attend the wedding.  The next morning, however, we had our doubts.  What seemed like a good idea at midnight on a Friday does not always wash in the light of day.  Plus, it is - ahem - the bride's day.  Two Elvis's might have stolen the show.

Aside from a beautiful wedding, here's a short list of highlights:

Flying into Vegas, and having the air traffic controllers route your plane almost directly over the strip...
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Spending an hour at the North Las Vegas airport hanging out with a woman who I'm pretty sure was the artist Pink...

Visiting the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop and getting a meet-and-greet with Big Hoss and Chumlee...
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Spending 15 minutes trying to fish my $5 back from the vending machine (with an earring) when it refused to give me a water....

Only to later have it spit out 3 waters for the price of one (the best payout in Vegas!)...

Checking out the gorgeous view from the bride and groom's private patio...

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Heading all the way to "Mandolin Bay" to watch the "sharks play their tiny guitars"...

Only to find out the Shark Exhibit costs $25...

And then taking a $6 cab ride back to the MGM because we kept walking in circles around the Excalibur trying to get to the strip...

"Why is it," our friend asked, "that half the doors in these hotels lead to dirty alleyways?"

(We always seemed to find the doors that went out to dirty alleyways, insetad of the glitzy strip)

Oh, and... the best part... coming home with MORE money than you left with...!

5 comments:

kate said...

That's hilarious - my husband and I were introduced to our wedding reception in Vegas (in a Terrace Suite at the MGM no less - I thought that the picture of the view you posted looked very familiar!) by Elvis while "Viva Las Vegas" was playing in the background :) He was actually one of our groomsmen - he had wanted to dress as Elvis during the ceremony, but I talked him out of it (ie, threatened to KILL him if he showed up as one of my groomsmen in a sparkly jumpsuit) and suggested that he do it for the reception instead.

Seriously:
http://kate-growthspurt.blogspot.com/2009/10/holy-crap-im-married.html

Krista said...

I knew you got married at the MGM, but didn't realize you had an Elvis... I will have to read that post again. Too funny!

Rachel Koch said...

Why does your post say "by brother and his twin"?? Shouldn't it read, My husband and his twin?? Or, conversely, my brother-in-law and his twin, aka my husband.......

I feel this is either an error, or incestuous......thoughts?!

Kelly L said...

That first photo is beyond awesome. I've never been to Vegas and really want to and you pretty much just made it worse. Sigh.

Krista said...

@ Rachel... good catch. I meant to write, "my husband and his twin brother." A little dyslexia that may have been due to extreme dehydration when writing the post (aka "recovery time").

@ Kelly... you should go! If you can get away from work during the week, hotels and airfare are super cheap.