Ever since I was little I loved my Nan and Grandad's wedding picture, it is so timeless and I always said that when I got married I wanted to have a picture like that. This is their picture which I have been lucky enough to inherit (they knew how much I loved it):
On the 8th April 1939 my Nan and Grandad got married at the local registry office as my Grandad had a new job which they had to relocate for, they didn't have enough time to apply for the papers for a church wedding. The second world war broke out a few months later. My family all say they look like Bonnie and Clyde in this photo :o)
So when I got the ring on my finger I knew I wanted to get married on the same day, and I also wanted to have a 1940's theme, the day we were married was my Nan and Grandad's 70th wedding anniversary :o)
Being an Elvis fan there was one place it had to be done - Las Vegas! As a vintage film fan there was one place in Las Vegas I had to be married - The MGM Grand!
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So the 8th of April 2009 I walked through the casino in my wedding dress being cheered by the crowds of gamblers and having my picture taken by loads of tourists - not your usual trip to 'the chapel' lol.
We also had a great photographer who took some amazing (and very expensive!) pictures. One of my favourite was this one of hubby:
This is actually inside the MGM Casino too. Yes I went for a wedding dress instead of the 1940's suit like my Nan as that little girl inside still wanted 'the dress' lol. Bit of a cop out of a picture of me huh lol. Should I reveal myself a bit closer up?........
There you go the big reveal! *wink* - just want to show you my victory rolls :o) So you can all now put a face to the thrifty Scarlett. We were lucky enough to receive a gift from father in law of the rights to our wedding pictures and the disk of every picture taken which is amazing. The chapel also loved the pictures too and asked to use a couple of them in the chapel - so if your ever in Vegas go and check out the MGM grand chapel and you might see the picture of me :o)
Who'd have thought it a Las Vegas wedding without an Elvis impersonator...that'll be for when we renew our vows *wink* But alas the dress was trashed rock and roll style by partying in Las Vegas after the wedding.
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