Michelle and Chris eloped to Vegas this week with a fun and fabulous wedding at Viva Las Vegas Chapel, with friends and family back in the UK (and all over the world!) watching live via our Internet webcam. They decided they wanted “a memorable adventure of a wedding. Something a bit eccentric– to match (our) personalities.”
The pair had fallen in love with Las Vegas on a visit two years ago, so when things got complicated planning a wedding that was just right for them, it suddenly occurred to them to elope. This happened June 1st, and 48 hours later they were “on a plane grinning from ear to ear” because they could have the memorable wedding of their dreams AND friends and family could it enjoy it, too.
Michelle and Chris met in 2008 through a mutual friend, who happened to be Michelle’s boss. Once Chris had been emboldened to ask Michelle to dance, the two became inseparable.
According to their proposal story on their Viva Las Vegas personal wedding website, Chris pulled out all the stops on February 14th 2014, the day he proposed. The day included “a Valentines card, breakfast in bed, mail order flowers and a trip to Lotherton Hall,” back home in Leeds, in the UK, where they first declared their love. Chris had Michelle read his handwritten poem as he went down on one knee (in the mud!) and produced a ring. Michelle’s response? “How could a girl refuse!”
The couple dressed casually for the ceremony, Michelle in a flirty, strapless white dress and sandals, Chris in white shirt, shorts and what we Americans call “flip flops.” Elvis, of course, sported his famous jumpsuit as he sang and performed the ceremony and the bride and groom cut the rug.
If you’re going to elope to Vegas, or even just renew your vows on an anniversary trip, this is definitely the way to go! With our many affordable and all-inclusive wedding packages, you can just do it— as Chris and Michelle did! Best wishes to you two! May your lives together be full of happiness, spontaneity and adventure for many, many years to come!