April 28th, 1996 – THE WEDDING
On April 28,1996 I married my husband in the “World Famous Chapel of the Bells” in Las Vegas, Nevada. We stayed and got ready for the ceremony at the “Mirage” , which then was one of the nicest hotels on the strip.
April 28th, 2016 – 20th ANNIVERSARY
20 years later I decided to surprise my husband and I made arrangements to go back to the same place and celebrate our anniversary there. Moreover I planed to wear my original wedding gown, shoes and accessories. In order to accomplish this goal I had to slim down and drop few dress sizes. After 5 months of regular daily workouts, healthy and clean eating I lost total of 38 pounds, and on April 28th, 2016 I was able to fit into my dress. Couple of days earlier together with my husband we flew again to Las Vegas. This time we stayed at the “Bellagio” hotel, which seemed to be just a perfect place for us. We decided that after we take our anniversary pictures in the original chapel where we exchanged the vows, we will visit “Mirage” and have our anniversary dinner there. And so we did…. The chapel looked almost the same, they just changed the color scheme inside, the hotel got new atrium , but we were still able to experience our wedding de ja vu 20 years later.
The whole adventure was pretty spectacular, people were stopping us and asking if we got married there, and we answered : “Yes ! 20 years ago!”
Here are some before and after pics.
The World Famous Chapel of the Bells – then with the limo , now without.
Inside the chapel – the decor changed from Gold to silver, but other than that , the place looked the same.
In front of “Mirage”hotel and its famous fountain designed like a volcano, that erupts few times a day.
HAPPY 20TH ANNIVERSARY TO US!!!!!