A last-minute gown fit for Vegas

When Amy started planning her crazy Vegas wedding, she wasn’t going to shop for a traditional wedding dress…

“We’d said we were going to Vegas from the moment we got engaged,” says Amy, “and I’m not a dress kind of person.  I said I’d get a casual, white beach-style dress…  Obviously my mum didn’t agree!”

Amy’s mum was persuasive enough that Amy booked a few appointments with bridal stores to see whether anything caught her eye.

Elite Bridal was the second boutique she visited, and she’d already not had the best experience.

“But when I came to Elite Bridal,” Amy remembers, “the bridal advisor listened to exactly what I was looking for and immediately came up with several that fitted the bill.

“I even found one I thought I really liked, so I came back a second time to try it on with my mum.  I did like it.  But I didn’t love it.”

In the last minutes of her appointment, Amy’s bridal advisor suggested she try on one more gown.

“That was definitely the one!” Amy beams.

“I’d always said that, if I went for a proper dress, it would need to be something quite simple – but most importantly light and without a train, as it would be over 40 degrees in Vegas!”

Amy’s pick met her checklist perfectly, and also made her feel amazing.

It was now just three weeks before her Vegas wedding, so the race was on to perform Amy’s alterations and make sure the dress fit her perfectly.

When Amy went for her final fitting and the dress wasn’t quite perfect, she worried it was too last-minute to fix.

“I went for my final fitting, and the length was a bit shorter because it had needed to be brought in at the shoulders,” Amy remembers, “but the lovely seamstress suggested adding a lace trim – and that was done within just a few days too!”

With Amy’s dress now perfect, she was ready to fly to fly off on her American extravaganza.

She and her husband-to-be Nigel weren’t just planning to hit the chapel in Las Vegas – they were planning a grand American roadtrip!

The Elite Bridal team packed Amy’s dress, underwear, bag and shoes for her, to make sure her wedding outfit arrived at Las Vegas in pristine condition.

“All I had to do was hang it up when we got to the hotel,” she says.

Though Amy’s Vegas wedding was small, with just her parents making the trip, she and her partner made sure none of their family and friends missed out – by livestreaming the whole occasion, including the ceremony performed by Elvis Presley!

“My husband had originally said no to booking Elvis,” Amy admitted, “but when we were finalising the details I just couldn’t resist…

“In the livestream, all you can see is my grinning from ear to ear and laughing all the way through – mostly down to Elvis!

“It honestly went better than I could have imagined!”

After their Vegas wedding, Amy and her now-husband travelled on through Death Valley into California, through San Francisco and down the coast to Los Angeles.

Their new marriage even survived the awkward moment where Nigel lost his brand new wedding ring in Death Valley, and fate – and a kind stranger – posted it back to him!

“The weekend after we got home, it was time to do it all again with our family and friends,” says Amy.

She and her husband celebrated with a blessing and (much larger) party in Brighouse.  This time both wedding rings stayed put!

We loved Amy’s incredible and unique wedding story and couldn’t wait to share it.

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And remember, if you haven’t found your gown yet, Elite Bridal can help no matter how much of a rush you’re in!  Click here to book your appointment today.

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