As a Wedding Coordinator here at Chapel of the Flowers, I have the opportunity to see couples’ dreams come true every day. Everyone is so different, and they have so many different aspects to what will make “their day” the most perfect day. It is so wonderful to be a small part of so many people’s lives! To make the best job in the whole world that much better, I was lucky enough to participate in a very special wedding of someone who is very important to me – my Mom!
It was love at first sight, when John and Kim first met. It was just an ordinary day and John had a long day at work, so he decided to go to the local bar to get some dinner and a few drinks. He had no intentions on meeting any new people or staying out for too long. However, he saw his friend there, so he went up to her and started talking; it was then that he realized she was there with one of her girlfriends, who happened to be Kim.
Ricky and Lauren have been together for six years when they tied the knot on Wednesday in our LaCapella Chapel with 24 guests in attendance. They began planning their wedding with us in mid-August of 2010. More than 20 of their closest friends and family traveled to Las Vegas all the way from the United Kingdom to join them. Ricky and Lauren were both very nervous, as well as all of Lauren’s bridal party, as they lined up to walk down the aisle, but it was sweet bliss for the newly-wed couple after the ceremony was over.
Ryan and Lindsey were married in the La Capella chapel on 9-10-11. In attendance were about 40 guests and all of them so excited to see them marry one another on this one-of-a-kind date. I could tell that Ryan and Lindsey were two very special people that had a lot of people who loved them.
On August 23, 2011, Kim and Mike Newman were married on a yacht on Lake Las Vegas! It was an experience that I will remember for years to come! Little did Mike and Kim know that it was Shanna and my first time doing a Lake Las Vegas wedding on the yacht. It turned out to be a success! Let me explain why.
It used to be many years ago, when online dating sites first sprang up, that it had a stigma attached to it. Meeting online was sort of culturally taboo and something a lot of people wouldn’t admit to even though the majority of the population was participating in such an activity. However, as culture and society have evolved over the years, online dating sites have become a more acceptable way of meeting people whether it’s for short term dating or a long term relationship. Online dating is really a great way to save time when looking for a life partner. Time is so valuable and with online dating, you can right away browse through profiles of people who are looking for love and can weed out within the first few minutes if you have anything in common with a certain person.
Sean and Adrienne Canter are a perfect match for each other. They had a Deluxe First Look which meant that Sean and Adrienne didn’t see each other until she walked down the aisle. Both of them were so calm when I first met with them separately, but both were excited.
Anthony and Emily Marvel have quite the Wedding Day story to go along with answering the question, “How was your morning so far?” After introducing myself to them, I asked the now-infamous question and Anthony proceeded to tell me about what happened earlier that day. Anthony asked their hotel to dry clean his white shirt so it’s perfect on their wedding day. The hotel ended up losing his white button-up shirt, and instead gave him a collared white shirt on loan for him to wear to the wedding. That’s not the end, yet!
David and Karen Nelson told there family that they were going to visit Karen’s sister in New Mexico on August 10th. Little did their family know that they were actually going to make a stop in Vegas to get married!
Patricia always dreamed of finding her Prince Charming, but what she didn’t realize is that the whole time growing up he was just around the corner! They grew up in the same neighborhood, but they didn’t meet until about two years ago. James, her now husband, went off and started his life by marrying and going to dental school. However, he and his wife separated six years ago. Patricia knows that it’s all about timing and they weren’t meant to meet until two years ago. When that time came, she knew he was the one for her by their third date!