This summer, Italian travel bloggers Francesca and Roberto visited Las Vegas and took the opportunity to renew their wedding vows with Elvis at Viva Las Vegas Weddings! They told about their experiences at our wedding chapel and in Las Vegas on social media, and we’ve included their video coverage and a translation of their blog, below! The charming couple brought along their young son, then celebrated in a typically American way–at McDonald’s!–right after the ceremony! Have a look:
And, from Francesca and Roberto’s blog:
We are (re) married in Las Vegas today, with Elvis singing “Love me tender” and the church entrance on a Pink Cadillac. A ceremony attended by our baby, who was the most excited of everyone, and who saw us swap our promises and rings again (and then go celebrating in McDonald’s next door!). A dream born when, almost ten years ago, we swore eternal love on the top of the Empire State Building but also a circle to close. And we love the “Giotto” circles … 😉
“Welcome to the fabulous Las Vegas”. It welcomes you so, with these words written on a sign, the largest city in Nevada. And just this sign is probably one of the most photographed things in the city, an icon of a trip to Las Vegas, reproduced everywhere, on shirts, magnets and other thousands of souvenirs that of course can be purchased at The World’s Largest Gift Shop. Las Vegas, the “fabulous city”, but also a place where, in appearance, everything is possible. A “Land of Promises” that invites every year millions of visitors who choose to spend their stay there. And it does not matter if the Las Vegas holiday is in the style of unbridled luxury, sobriety or strolling on the Strip to observe what’s going on around it. There is a place for everyone in Las Vegas, a city where no one is excluded or feeling different: Strenuous players, young people in search of sballo, celibacy or bachelor party, couples in the process of crowning their dream of love or family noisy. Everyone finds a reason to go to Las Vegas and a dream to chase, for a few hours or for a few days.
We too came to town in the wake of a dream, lulled during our first trip to the United States. Las Vegas was the last stop with the home exchange before we started our Coast to Coast in the US in the camper and it was a vacation in the trip, a carefree stage to relax a bit, sure that in the morning we would have been waiting for us Usually blue sky, a swimming pool where we dive and the same hot sun over our heads. The city, incredible to say, has been relaxing for us, because visiting Las Vegas means having everything at your fingertips, at least once you get to the Strip without having to watch the clock to get around the things you see. The city never sleeps and there is time to do all that is to visit the Madame Tussauds Museum, go to the High Roller or sit at Bacchanal for a pantagruelike brunch. Because almost everything in Las Vegas is open “H 24” waiting for tourists to find the right time to go there without hesitation and stress.
Perhaps that’s why a trip to Las Vegas makes you understand what it’s like to take your time. Because if there is a city where we have been until now that embodies this popular way of telling America is just this, where everyone can feel king, at least for a day, with the world at hand (obviously in its version “in scale “) and provided you have a credit card in the wallet! 😉 “A huge Disneyland for adults,” as we defined the city on our arrival, to explain to our fifties how ever, just off the desert, there were castles like those of fairy tales. By the time we did, however, we did not go far. And now we can say, without fear of being denied, that one of the reasons why people organize a vacation in Las Vegas is just to get back kids and spend some days convinced that everything is possible, just as they did during their childhood.
Best wishes to Francesca and Roberto for much more happiness in the coming years. Come see us again one day, and thank you for sharing this special adventure with us!