The Viva Las Vegas chapel was rockin’ out this week with 26 Australians who had traveled halfway around the world to witness the Elvis wedding of Kandi and Dale. They were a happy, rowdy bunch, screaming in delight as the beautiful bride and her three gorgeous bridesmaids (in spectacularly stylish black dresses) cruised down the aisle will Elvis in his ’64 Pink Cadillac convertible. (And we know THAT made an impression on all their friends Down Under, watching the ceremony streaming live via the Internet!)
For them, the Caddy ride was the shortest part of the wedding journey so far. According to members of the group, after arriving from Australia, everyone spent some time exploring the States (in smaller groups). Some took in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Others were even planning to travel to New York City and Canada before returning to Australia.
Clearly, this lively wedding party had discovered that one of the nicest aspects about getting married in Las Vegas is that Vegas is VERY well equipped for a GREAT honeymoon stay, or as a taking-off point for several National Parks or major cities. FYI for our foreign wedding couples, they told us that customs at Las Vegas’s brand new International Airport Terminal was a breeze, and besides the ease of that, Strip hotels are just a short two to three miles away, once you’ve landed.
Everyone celebrated with a champagne and cake toast in our 50’s Doo Wop diner after the ceremony. The couple’s Viva Las Vegas Weddings website announced a dinner for all later in a popular Vegas restaurant. Lots of planning went into this delightful wedding celebration, and we were honored to play a part in it. Best wishes for continued happiness to Kandi and Dale and all their fun and fabulous friends and family!