Monday, June 16, 2008

On This Day, 4 Years Ago.....




HHH and I were married in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Treasure Island Casino and Resort. He was so handsome, in his dark tux. I had a beautiful dress that was copied after the one in the movie "Vegas Vacation". It was wonderful and worth the long wait. Let me tell you why we had waited....


We had planned to get married many times before. HHH had asked me to marry him over 4 years before. Some how, some way,..... something always ruined every other time we had planned to get married. We had picked one date, a church, a wedding party, only to have my then almost Ex decide he was going to drag his feet and delay our divorce, (that had already dragged on for 3 years!), and make us have to cancel everything. Then there was the time a year later that we had planned a smaller wedding, just us in the wedding party, no church, just a courthouse wedding, but as we were going to the county clerks office to get the license, our car breaks down in the middle of frickin' NOWHERE, and we miss getting what we needed to get married. Then the final straw was when we planned to get married on Valentine's Day, but came to find out that HHH's brother, (the infamous BIL on here), heard we were going to get married then and decided it would be a good time for him and his now wife to get married as well. Call me selfish, but I did not want to share my wedding anniversary with two pregnant teenagers, (he was 16, she was 15). I gave up after that. There was a flurry of me tossing out all the wedding books, planners, dress photos, everything! I returned all my wedding stuff I had saved, I put away all the wedding themed DVD's we had, and I was just sick at heart every time I saw a David's Bridal commercial. Eventually, I let it go and we just got on with our lives. We moved to Memphis to be with HHH's mom, and started a life up there. While we were there, I started working for the Gourmet grocery and restaurant where I cut my cheffing teeth. The people were wonderful. HHH and I were doing well. It felt right and one night, while we were surfing the web, HHH started looking at Las Vegas and the possibility of going there to get married. It had been another year and a half since the last failed attempt and I was still kind of apprehensive, but the web sites looked so beautiful, the packages looked so easy, the prices were so ......CHEAP! OMG! I was amazed that these people were going to do everything from take us in a limo to the courthouse to get our marriage license, to getting me a pre-wedding massage to soothe my nerves, and at such a reasonable price! All I had to do was get a dress and get to Vegas! So we saved planned and sent in our deposits and got our plane tickets. I even talked HHH into taking his mother with us and getting her her own suite. We spent a week in Vegas. We arrived on a Monday, got married on a Wednesday, and just had fun till we left on Friday. The wedding was beautiful. I had orchids in a long, trailing bouquet. Orchids! There was no way I could have afforded orchids if I had tried to plan the wedding on my own! I had my own wedding planner and we got to pick music to be played.(Processional : First, Last, Everything by Barry White, Recessional: Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley) We had professional video, we had professional photography, we had a tower suite with champagne and breakfast in bed the next morning after the wedding!!!!!! IT! WAS! AMAZING! It was the most fun I had ever had! And we were married! MARRIED! No more screw ups, no more having to share the date...... ha ha ha ha we were married. I was a June bride. We even had it broadcast over the Internet so our friends and family in Memphis could see it. And they did! The whole store I worked for watched it on the bosses computer in the managers office..... hope no one was trying to shop then!


So here we are, four years in and we have survived lots of drama, lots of hard times, and had lots of fun! We're still here, even though all the numerology, horrorscopes, and Chinese compatibility charts say we are basically incompatible. So here's to you honey. I love you so very much and I can't wait to see you after work tonight! {wink wink} Here's to many more years together.


And to everyone who said we wouldn't make it....................................


NEENER NEENER NEENER! THPTBBBBBBBB!

11 comments:

david santos said...

Excellent!
Congratulations.

IRISHKAT said...

Congrats!!! I got married in Vegas too - it was fun. I hear you on the 'never making it'. I heard it and we are 9 years and going! Enjoy your special day!

Putz said...

odds were that your marriage wouldn't make it , a quick decision in vegs, but the chemistry was there and now the odds are that you will definetly make it.....love the putz

Russ said...

CONGRATS! That's a great story, and I wouldn't have wanted to share my wedding day with anyone either. Just keep on keeping on!

Dr. Cissa Fireheart said...

Happy Anniversary!!

What a crazy story, but it had a happy ending!

I hope you and your husband have a good time together today, shared in lots of love!

Putz said...

were u going to tell me how to get in touch with julia, or what kind of crap really went down where she is at, or if the police mafia shut her down because of her honesty and that is why she is igcognito

Christina LMT said...

Congratulations, B.F. and HHH!

What a wonderful triumph for all of you.

I hope you have many, many, many more years together!

charlene said...

Congrats. I stumbled across your blog tonight and I enjoyed your story of your wedding.

JD said...

Happy Anniversary! 4 years? you are still getting started = )

Off topic, sorry but I don't see an email for you. . . .

I got here looking for info on the "Voice in the Night" blog and KVagas911. If you are still in contact please pass on my hopes that all is well, I miss her blog

Thanks

JD

Lady Jaye said...

Congrats!! That is an absolutely wonderful story!

pinktomato said...

awe! vegas wedding here too!!