Fun fact: my husband and I eloped to Las Vegas for our wedding!
OK, so technically we didn’t get married in Las Vegas proper, but we did get our marriage licence at the County Clark there (we were in a queue with a sweet older couple, as well as a younger couple dressed in a dirndl and lederhosen – I’m not even joking). So before you even turn up to the Little White Wedding Chapel and ask Elvis to hitch you and your significant other, you first have to get a marriage licence which you then present to the pastor or whoever is doing the honours. (By the way, Elvis was booked out at the time my husband and I got married so you do need to make sure you secure him well in advance.)
Our actual wedding took place about an hour drive outside of Vegas, in a beautiful part of the world called Valley of Fire (so called because of the gorgeous red rock formations there). It was just myself, my husband, the pastor, and the photographer (who also acted as our witness) in attendance… and we loved it. Neither of us felt comfortable with the idea of a big wedding so this was perfect – an intimate setting with the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
When Vegas.com contacted me about participating in their #UltimateVegasStyle challenge, I thought it was a brilliant opportunity to relive some of the amazing things Mr 5 foot 10 and I did in Las Vegas (aside from our wedding, of course!), as well as share with you my interpretation of Vegas style for my virtual day in Vegas! I’m using my favourite white button down shirt by David Lawrence from my essentials capsule as the basis of my outfits, as typically when I’m travelling I pack light (mainly because I could use the extra space in my suitcase for shoes and any shopping – and Vegas does have an excellent outlet centre!).
Mr 5 foot 10 surprised me by booking a room at The Bellagio, which is the hotel with the fountain show you may have seen in movies and TV shows. This was absolutely the best hotel to stay in as our room had the most amazing view of the Strip as well as the mountains beyond Vegas.
The day would start off leisurely, waking up at around 9 or so (remember those days, pre-children? Sigh) and having breakfast at the buffet in the hotel. The morning was spent lazing around and having a dip in the Bellagio pool. For the re-imagining of my pool outfit, I chose a black one piece (which also doubles nicely as a black tank), the white shirt as a cover up, denim shorts (from my autumn capsule), and Birkenstocks (also from my essentials capsule) – an easy, comfortable holiday ensemble.
After a light lunch, we’d spend the afternoon discovering the other resorts and hotels on the Strip. Naturally one of my favourites was Planet Hollywood because of Miracle Mile – all the shops you’d ever need in one place. For this re-imagined sightseeing outfit I buttoned up the white shirt and wore it with denim culottes and pointy flat shoes (both from my autumn capsule). The culottes make a great change from the skinny or boyfriend jeans that are usually attached to my hips, and the flats are essential for walking around in comfort (the lace up detail, pointy toe and leopard print are for style). Crossbody bags are the best for sightseeing as it means your hands are free to take photos, hold hands with your new husband, carry shopping bags… oh, that’s his job, right?
Vegas has some pumping bars and nightclubs, but we decided to catch some shows while we were there – one of them was Zumanity by Cirque du Soleil at New York New York. Billed as an “expression of sensuality through dance and gymnastics”, it was certainly a very sexy performance and not what I had expected based on a previous Cirque du Soleil show I’d seen back home! For my re-imagined outfit of that night, I went with the “sexy” theme and swapped the culottes and flats from the day outfit with my leather skirt and snakeprint heels (both from my special occasions capsule – because being in Vegas is a pretty special outing!). I’ve folded up the sleeves of the white button down to show off the arm party on my wrist, and tucked in the strap of the crossbody bag so it becomes a clutch for evening.
Thanks so much for reading! I hope you’ve enjoyed this (rather long read) of how my husband and I spent our time in Las Vegas, our eloping adventure, and my outfits for my virtual day in Vegas! If you’re planning a trip to Las Vegas, click here to check out all the hotels and resorts there.
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Photos taken by the man I eloped with.
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