My Big Sister’s Vegas Wedding

12 Oct

First off, the bad news. Level 1 Hurricane Paula is headed straight for Cancun. We’ve been pretty lucky so far this year, but it looks like there’s no escaping this one.

*sigh* Looks like a good day for a Walmart run. πŸ™‚

Anyway, back to the fun stuff. My oldest sister Noelle got married on Friday! In VEGAS! We’re so excited to have Michael as part of our family. He’s pretty awesome.

The ceremony was at the Juno Garden in Caesar’s Palace, followed by a reception at Joe’s nearby. Here goes:

Mommy getting her makeup done

My middle sister Sarah getting her hair done

My hair (I'm gonna hire this girl to move to Cancun and style my hair every day because... wow!)

The beautiful bride (Noelle) getting ready!!

SISTERS! Sarah, Noelle and me

Noelle and my mom on her wedding day πŸ™‚

I loved this dress

Beautiful shoes

Putting on her garter

Noelle and her entourage walking through the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis on the way to the ceremony

Juno Garden - the ceremony site

Juno Garden

Juno Garden (looking up)

Michael and Noelle walking to the reception site

On our way to the reception, a lady who had obviously been drinking saw the whole bridal party and shouted, “CONGRATULATIONS!” She then looked directly at Sarah and me (bridesmaids) and said, “Oh, don’t worry… you’ll get married someday.”

Yeah, thanks.

View from reception garden

A special guest made an appearance...

They're pretty good dancers!

Back of Noelle's dress... so pretty! (Sorry Amy, I stole your photo)

Gorgeous! (Another stolen picture from Amy)

Most of my mom's side of the family πŸ™‚ (Sorry again, Amy)

Sarah, Elvis, me

Elvis with all the girls!

Sparkle Cake!! best. cake. ever.

After the reception, a bunch of us went back into Caesar’s for drinks and fun. Noelle got cheers wherever she went, and there was a surprising number of guys hitting on her… I think they were a bit too late.

Drinks at the Seahorse Lounge after the wedding

Aaaand my favorite... the bridal party eating dinner at 2 am


22 Responses to “My Big Sister’s Vegas Wedding”

  1. MurdocksMama October 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    Awesome photos! I can’t believe they lasted until 2am! I think we crashed at like 11 on our wedding night [Jamaica] and like midnight the night of our reception!

    PS…what does mean for our mexico vaca next week?! ekk!

  2. Salt October 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    What a gorgeous bride! I LOVE her dress! And your hair was awesome. I think I need that stylist also. (When my hair gets a little longer that is.)

    Stay safe in the storm, friend!!

  3. KfromMichigan October 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm #

    The bride is beautiful and her dress is gorgeous!

  4. foxy October 12, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    Wow – that is beautiful! And, yes, the dress is totally gorge!

    Take cover from Paula, girl!

  5. CancunTom October 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm #

    Laura, First of all thanks for sharing this special time for you and your sisters and family with all of us. The pictures brought back lots of memories. The last time I visited Vegas I also stayed in Caesars Palace…..I remember our bed was round !!! Great pictures, I really enjoyed viewing them.

  6. Ang October 12, 2010 at 8:57 pm #

    awesome pictures! looks like the wedding was beautiful – the bridesmaid dresses were pretty hot too!!
    you and your sisters all look soo different!

    Stay safe down there girl!

  7. Lib (from VA) October 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    WOW! Great pictures. I know your parents are surely glad they didn’t have any more girls than they did. You all look great. And the drunk lady comment was priceless.

  8. Nikki October 12, 2010 at 11:59 pm #

    Gorgeous! Love her dress and sparkly cake!

    Hope you guys stay safe through the hurricane!

  9. Kate October 13, 2010 at 12:45 am #

    So.freaking.gorgeous!!! Best wishes to them both!!!

    I don’t know if you saw the award I left for you over at my place (I haven’t looked at the comments yet) but I thought I’d send you the link just in case!

  10. Harley October 13, 2010 at 1:24 am #

    Noelle reminds me so much of a brunette January Jones. It’s uncanny. And your hair was unbelievable, how did she do that?!

    And that catty “you’ll get married someday” woman was a bona fide bitch. I hate when people make unnecessary compli-insults like that.

    • gringation October 13, 2010 at 5:02 am #

      Ok, I dunno who January Jones is, but I googled her. That is a SCARY resemblance!!

  11. joeandharryabroad October 13, 2010 at 8:42 am #

    Aw congratulations to your sister… it looks amazing πŸ™‚ x

  12. Kristi S October 13, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    Your sis looked beautiful and so did the rest of you girls!

  13. Ashlie October 13, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Looks like we escaped another hurricane! What a lovely wedding and beautirful dress, cake, venue etc.

  14. Brooke October 13, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    are you kidding? Your pooooor parents! They had to do this twice in one year? And Vegas and Cancun? You guys couldn’t do a little “closer to home” for their sake? wow!

  15. Florida Girl Meets the Midwest October 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm #

    How fun. Those were some killer wedding shoes.

  16. sarah October 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    i’m glad we both thought that lady’s comments were blog-worthy!

  17. Linda October 13, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    What a beautiful bride & GORGEOUS dress!!!

    Isla Chica

  18. Julie M. October 13, 2010 at 5:37 pm #

    That looks like SO much fun! Your sister had a rockin’ wedding and in Vegas of all places! Congratulations to her!

  19. GRRRL TRAVELER October 18, 2010 at 12:17 pm #

    Wow- congrats to both you and your sister! Two weddings in one year- that’s awesome! And hey, you even got to meet Elvis!

  20. sabine January 12, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    love the cake. elegant, simple and understated. congratulations! When you reached last vegas try to visit this place: las vegas outdoor wedding
    It might be your dream place..

  21. Ceri May 12, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous.

    And, wow – does your family just home in on amazing looking wedding cakes? πŸ˜€

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