Celebrating a BIG wedding anniversary by renewing your vows in Las Vegas? Recently, Adrienne and Michael did just that for their 25th with a fun-filled, yet very touching vow renewal ceremony with Elvis, of course. Lately at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we are doing nearly as many wedding vow renewals as actual first weddings! Apparently, marriage AND Elvis are alive and well and celebrating life in Las Vegas.
Adrienne and Michael, according to their complimentary wedding website at Viva, met on a blind date over 30 years ago. Michael considered inviting Adrienne to a very private Italian restaurant, in case his date “looked like Melissa McCarthy.” But, Michael says, “We ended up at Bennigan’s, and it turned out that we were both either really desperate or liked each other a lot, as we decided to go out again the following week. The rest, as they say, is history…”
On May 5th, 1989, Michael proposed over another dinner with a ring sticking out of a strawberry, “floating atop, what else, a chocolate fondue.”
“I looked glowingly into her eyes and asked the magic question: ‘Adrienne, will you marry me?’– to which her priceless response was ‘Is it real?’ Suffice it to say, we were married a year later, though I often remind her, especially on anniversaries, that she, in fact, has never said YES!”
Michael continues, “Hence, the idea of a Las Vegas/Elvis wedding renewal evolved partially for my love of Las Vegas, and also, as noted above, Adrienne never officially saying yes. So when I again glowingly proposed the idea of going to Vegas and renewing our vows in front of our friends and family, and Elvis, her response this time was, ‘Are you f***ing kidding me?’ Oh well, maybe for our 50th she will get it right…”
For information on renewing your vows with Elvis or in one of our other incredible themed or traditional ceremonies, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com
Our best wishes to the happy couple. We’ll see you in 25 more years!