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Vegas Baby

Bright lights, big city; and what a place to tie the knot!!

Hello everyone and welcome to our final blog, what a trip it's been and what a way to finish off in Sin City itself!! We had quite a cool day travelling over from Mexico as our booking got mixed up and they had to bump us up to business class on our flight from Mexico city! Loving the free G&Ts in real glasses as soon as you board the plane...

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It's crazy as you fly into Vegas as there's literally nothing but desert for ages and ages and then all of sudden you see the shining buildings of the strip rising up from nowhere.

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We got a cab straight to the Luxor where we were staying and were suitably impressed by the outrageousness of it all! Giant sphinxes inside a huge pyramid, with rooms sloping up every side. Quite a culture shock after the homely little places we've been used to staying in!!

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This place is crazy! There are people walking the streets armed with seriously large cocktails at all times of the day or night! Its like a Disnay Land for Alcoholics and degenerate gamblers! All the Hotels are massive and totally over the top such as...

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They are just as crazy inside as out with Corvettes and Huge Motorbikes to be won on the slots....

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As well as massive foodcourts, theatres and restaurants inside, check out greenwich village inside New York New York..

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Felt like a proper rockstar for the week, the pool at Luxor was amazing...

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And it also has the strongest beam of light in the world shining out of the top!!!

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We had a busy couple of days when we first arrived sorting out all the details for our wedding day. Found a lovely little chapel downtown for our service...

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And here is Rusty signing his life away in the marriage licence bureau!

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Anyway on the actual day (Wed 22nd April) we had a wonderful day, starting with a lovely relaxing morning in the hotel spa, which was pretty bling as you can imagine!! I went and had my hair done after lunch while Rusty had a go on the blackjack tables for a couple of hours. Then it was time to get ready and we jumped around drinking wine in our room getting more and more nervous!! Finally it was time to go and we made our way through the hotel to wait for our limo...

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The great thing about Vegas is that you can be as dressed up or as dressed down as you like- anything goes, so I didn't feel uncomfortable in my dress, in fact got lots of lovely comments and even had people wanting to have their picture taken with us! Anyway we enjoyed our limo ride to the chapel and then just had to wait a short time before the ceremony...

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It all went really well and we managed to get our words out ok despite feeling very emotional!! Afterwards had some pics taken and then it was back in the limo to the Venetian (another posh hotel) where we planned to spend the evening...

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Had a great evening drinking cocktails and enjoying a very posh dinner at Bouchon (a French restaurant in the hotel), followed by a final drink and flutter at one of the bars in the Luxor. All in all a wonderful, romantic day, and totally stress free!!!

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On the last night we decided to take a wander down the strip to see some of the sights and free shows....

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First we went to Treasure Island and saw the Sirens of TI, some scantily clad birds gyrating around on a pirate ship sadly no pictures as my eyes were solely on my beautiful wife! Then we caught the volcano at the Mirage....

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Before ending up in a very Oceans 11 way by watching the fountains at the Bellagio...

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So that was pretty much Vegas Wedding......Done. Got the long and dreary flight back and froze our nut brown asses off on the way back to lovely old Leicester. Cant wait to see everyone on Sunday we missed you all loads!

Over and Out. Dr & Mr Haynes

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Posted by russncath 06:40 Archived in USA Tagged backpacking

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Little Walshie and I just did a little cry at the Haynes/Painter nuptials. Am now doubly excited to see you both. Cath you look beauteous and very skinny, surely well into the 9s? I'm jealous, let's never speak of it again. See you Sunday, Mwah! x x

by ruthychev

Totally awesome! What a way to round off your trip! Cath you look gorgeous (and Russ too for that matter!) So happy for you and so proud of you for completing your trip in such style. Love you lots and so so glad you're back! missed you both too much,
Worst x x x x

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