Books, Love, and Lots of Green!
On Saint Patrick’s Day, Chapel of the Flowers hosted the Romance of Words event as part of The Vegas Valley Book Festival, which takes place in November. At this book event, there were seven best-selling authors: Ann Aguirre, Zoe Archer, Vivian Arend, Lauren Dane, Tessa Dare, Megan Hart and Courtney Milan, who all read short excerpts from their novels. Selected authors also had the opportunity to have a book reading inside Chapel of the Flowers’ La Capella Chapel. The book reading was recorded live and was broadcasted on our website for all to see, as well as open to the public so we had various romance novel enthusiasts attend the event.
Along with the book fair event, the chapel hosted a contest with the festival and the Las Vegas Review-Journal and CityLife papers to select a local couple to renew their wedding vows that evening. Interested couples were asked to write, in 200 words or less, their idea of the most romantic date in Las Vegas, real or imagined. The contest winners wish to keep their privacy, however they did exchange vows in front of all the authors and attending guests. They even had their favorite two authors sign as witnesses!
After the book reading, the chapel hosted a small reception with cake from Marie’s Gourmet Bakery, cookies and lemonade for the authors and guests that attended, as well as the contest winners. Everyone seemed to have a great time socializing, talking about the various books and about the renewal of vows ceremony. Both the other coordinators and I got to enjoy ourselves as well, as we were serving cake and mingling with the guests.
I love being part of such fun events here at the Chapel! I am fortunate enough to have a great time at work, as I was socializing with all the authors, but still serving them at the same time!