There are a few moments that take your breath away. Marci and David Phariss make one cute couple. They are a couple I will never forget. Let me tell you why! The bride’s name is Marci, which happens to be my name too! She even spells her name like it should be. I loved that I was able to coordinate their wedding. She kept saying to me, “You just have such a great name!” and I would always reply with something like, “Thanks, you too! It’s a great name!” I remember joking with her saying, “I guess I need to find a guy named David to marry, too!” We both laughed about that!
Melisa and J.P. Feustel got married at Chapel of the Flowers inside the Magnolia Chapel just about 11 years ago. They were coming to Las Vegas, once again, but this time just for a vacation, or so J.P. thought. However, Melisa had other plans. She had actually planned a secret renewal of vows ceremony for her and J.P. She planned everything from Florida, and even bought a cute white dress for the ceremony. About two hours before their 8:00 p.m. ceremony, Melisa asked J.P. if he would marry her again. He was shocked, but then happily agreed!
Ji and Pedro Perez are two locals that decided to get married spontaneously on February 10th. The couple met at work, and it was love at first sight! As they were dating, they knew they were going to get married but weren’t sure when.
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.
Susan and Richard Blades, along with Karen and Steven Wadrop, all got married here at Chapel of the Flowers. In fact, they had a double wedding! Richard and Karen are brother and sister, so they decided to just have their ceremonies together, in Las Vegas.
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.