Saturday, March 30, 2013

My daughter's Las Vegas wedding!

This is Laura at her final fitting of her gown.  I can show you the back, but not the front yet.  The dressmaker designed a French bustle for Laura's train.  Weird thing ... one of the USAirways crew members on our flight to Las Vegas owns three bridal salons! He took the gown from Laura's hands and gave it extra-special care for the flight. 

We're in Vegas.  This is the view from one of the penthouses at the MGM Grand Signature.  Laura insisted that no one go on the balcony.  

The boys didn't obey! LOL!  

David hamming it up with one of the wedding reception toys! In the background, Laura's dress "relaxing!"

Katie, a friend since they were 12 years old, is Laura's Matron of Honor!  

 Matt gave his groomsmen pocket watches.  Since David wasn't wearing a three-piece suit, he got creative and attached it to a belt loop.  At first he thought it was a monocle!  "I always wanted to be the Monopoly guy," he said. But if memory serves me, the "Monopoly guy" also has a pocket watch! 

The groomsmen getting lessons on how to wind a watch.  What's the world coming to? :-)

David converting his pocket watch to a monocle! He's persistent if nothing else! 

Who can resist a candy store?  Not me!  It's about the only place you can find black licorice!

The lovely Aunt Cheryl!

Two of the "ham-sters!" 

The back seat on the way to the rehearsal dinner.  

The bride . . . 

So, I'm waiting for people to reconnoiter and I look in my wallet for a dollar bill.  I only had a five but then I noticed you could bet a dollar a pull at my slot machine.  Good, because I'm cheap when it comes to gambling! I made my money back plus another five!  Know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.  Ain't no Las Vegas casino getting rich off me! LOL! 

Today's the wedding.  There was so much gigglin' goin' on yesterday, I don't know how we can beat it, but I have a feeling we will!


TesoriTrovati said...

Blessings to all of you! May the day be filled with light and laughter and a love to last a lifetime. I will be praying for you all! Enjoy the day. Erin

steufel said...

That sounds all like a lot of fun! Congrats to all of you!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

What a wonderful time! Laura is definitely a beautiful bride and she and Matt have a wonderful future ahead of them. Can't wait to see a photo of the happy couple in their wedding finery.

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Congratulations and best wishes! I hope the day is all you hope it will be!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Such joy in this post! Wishing you all another joyous day and a wonderful life to your daughter and son-in-law!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

What great pictures! I so love the idea of a fun Vegas wedding. Best wishes to the lovely couple - can't wait to see the front of the dress.

P.S. I have an analog (looking) clock on my car and both my kids have trouble telling time on it...they're 20 and 23. Yeah.

Have a blast!!!

Marie Cramp said...

Happy Day! Congrats to the lovely bride! Have a great day!

Eva Sherman said...

2 weddings? how nice! :-)

Shari Replogle said...

Oh how wonderful Barbara! Congratulations on the addition to your family . Looks like you all are having a wonderful time :)

Julie Panusis said...

I love, love, love these photos. The dress is exceptional but the bride outshines it. Could it be possible that she is more beautiful since we saw her in January? Marriage must suit her.

David always has fun. What a guy! Love the monocle photo. He is so funny.

We are so happy for all of you. What fun!

Julie and Kirk

Sharon Driscoll said...

Thank You for sharing Barb. She's a beautiful girl and it will be so much fun. My daughter was married last year and I think I'm still trying to remember it goes by so fast. Enjoy!

Juliana Pace said...

Lovely sharing! Thanks! Praying for a perfect day!


Laura Twiford said...

Certainly looks like you all are having a wonderful time! I'm sure Laura will be a beautiful bride, can't wait to see the wedding photos! Enjoy, make memories, and good luck also with the show while you are out there!

Davinia said...

How wonderful. Laura's dress looks stunning from the back so the front must be amazing. Hope the day went well for you all and the happy couple have many wonderful years together.

Courtney said...

Congratulations to you all!