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Ten days in vegas trip report -our wedding at bellagio,

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Ten days in vegas trip report -our wedding at bellagio,

Been back nearly ten weeks now and i thought id try my hand at writing my first trip report.

Ok here goes.

Aug-19 2013 DAY ONE.

After a year of planning and hundreds of emails my now wife and i left dull damp london england for our 4th trip to vegas this one would be more special as we where getting married at the bellagio.I should give a bit of background before i waffle on .

Im Tony and my wifes maria im from london and shes originally from switzerland so after 11 years together we finally decided to tie the knot.

After a lot of thinking (about 5 minutes ) we decided to do it in vegas.

We contacted the bellagio and decided on the just the two of us package (we decided that we wanted to do it on own as we would be having 2 wedding receptions at a later date one in london and another in switzerland). So thats the back story ill post as replies.

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1. Re: Ten days in vegas trip report -our wedding at bellagio,

DAY 1 Bellagio, Planet Hollywood ,Cosmo .Bond

After a ten and half hour flight on virgin atlantic flying premium economy we arrived at Mcarran raring to go .

Customs was a breeze and we soon found our selves being tunneled the cab driver had asked us if we wanted the scenic route or the fast route we chose the latter .

No problem i look at as a vegas tradition .

Arrived at Bellagio i left maria to check in while i headed for the slots (im such a gentleman) .

One $20.00 win and a jack and coke later i returned to find our room was ready and the girl on the desk given us a high floor fountain veiw room .

Our room was great and the veiw was fantastic we got to the room just in time for a fountainn show and much to our suprise we had a bottle of sparkling wine choclates and a hand written note from hotel management thanking us for choosing them to hold our wedding.

Its the little touches that keep us coming back to vegas.

I could see tears in marias eyes as she was overcome with emotion.

Emotions back under control hunger kicked in and as we had a bellagio limo arranged to take us to the wedding liscense buerue at 8 we decided to grab a quick bite at the earl of sandwhich.

We stayed at p.h for a week last year and loved the food at earl of sandwhich enroute the craps table was calling out to us oops $100 each we managed to kill the table undaunted we hit the hanover slots same story the pair of us were now $400 down between us that was one expensive sandwhich.

Headed back to bellagio for a quick wash and brush up then it was time to get picked up.

Our wedding co ordinator Sandra had excelled herself as we got picked up in a stretch limo (think it was a caddy im not good on american cars) half an hour later wed picked up the paper work ,been congratulated by a couple of bystanders and were heading back to the strip.

Arrivingback we decided to go to Bond at the cosmo .

Plonked ourselves down $20 in bar top and the drinks started flowing our bar tender even encouraged us to drink faster maria ended up $50 down i ended up $ 20 up playing video b.j but we must have consumed at least four cocktails each and i lost count of how many beers id had our bar tender seemed happy enough with a $50 tip and said please come back any time.

A quick few spins on the family guy slots and more great cocktail service had us smiling like a couple of lunatics .Then all of a sudden at 3 a.m tiredness kicked in and even a couple of redbulls each coudnt keep us up we went back to base needing sleep.

Well that was the plan but then a second wave kicked in and i thought a night cap at baccaratt bar was in order. On the way managed to drop another $100 at the craps table .

Oh well one vodka martini later i finally admit defeat and head back to the room for a much needed sleep

happy to be in vegas and looking forward to tommorow.

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Day 2 The Henry,Twin Peaks,indigo lounge ,paris and drunkeness

Woke up after less than 4 hours sleeep the mrs was dead to the world i decide coffee is in order.

The plan was to have a quick ciggy grab cofees and head back to the room oh hold on what is that slot over there twilight zone oh ill just give that a quick try $20 in and the machine wont stop giving me bonus rounds great fun im up around a $100 amd have a couple of buds inside me then reality hits and i realise i may have been gone some time i grab some coffees and head back to the room pronto.

The mrs has just woken up and asked me were id been so i tell her ive been in the twighlight zone (at least i didnt lie to her).

We headed out back to cosmo for bkfast id read good reveiws for the henry.

In short it was pricey but worth it i had a full american style bkfast i had to give up half way through as the portions were so big.

Full and happy we hit some slots in cosmo and im ashamed to say had my 3rd bud of the day.

Back to bellagio for a bit of pool time amazed at how stunning the pool area is just like the whole resort .

Couple of hours and a couple of pool side cocktails later time for lunch.

As i didnt have a stag party back home im allowed to pick anywhere i want so as we are getting married tommorow i decide on Twin peaks ......More to follow

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3. Re: Ten days in vegas trip report -our wedding at bellagio,

I'm enjoying this. Keep going!

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Day 2 continued

Before hitting the peaks the mrs decides she needs to get her nails done for tommorow so its a quick stop off at miracle mile .We agree to split up so she can find a nail bar and i can get a suprise wedding pressie for her.Quick stop off at victorias secret (more of a pressie for my self really !) then another quick beer at blondies (just to get my self in the right mood for twin peaks ) 40 mins to kil so back to ph a nifty fifty in the hangover up $20 i should have stopped there oh what the hell i thought ! black jack seemed a good idea well $200 later it didnt seem like it .

Nails all done the mrs returns and we head off to twin peaks .My mrs says stare all you want just dont touch !!! Twink peaks for any one who doesnt know is a breastaraunt in the hooters style and in my opinion with better food and beers chilled to perfection our waitress was just so freindly and chatty and even posed for a couple of snaps. I had pullled pork and the mrs had a burger both delicous .Time to head back to the pool for another couple of hours sunshine.

The rest of the day went by in a bit of a blur more sun more craps more slots a quick nap and then time to hit the strip.

All suited and booted the plan was to go to Rhum bar at Mirage for cocktails then see what we fealt like doing.

Well that was the plan anyway we had watched burt wonderstone on the flight over so i thought wed just quickly nip into ballys where the movie was shot.

A quick trip via Paris as the walkway was broken saw us into ballys .The last time we were in vegas i dont think they had the (in my opinion )awfull craps variant where they use giant dice in a plastic bubble and you bet on a console just awfull but the mrs seemed amused by it.

After an hour or so and pretty steady cocktail service we give up on rhum bar and decide to go to chandelier bar at cosmo thats when the band started playing in the indigo lounge (r.i.p) the were called envy and had a great girl singer who just started to abuse random members of the audience i cant reapet

miost of it on here !

We end up getting seats in the lounge ordering a few beers and staying for half an hour which turns into two hours great fun great band very funny.Mrs looks at her watch and decides that we cant look tired for our wedding tommorow so relucktantly and at the by vegas standards early time of 2.30 a.m we head back to belllagio for an early night.

Quick slice of pizza in paris a few slots on the way out brings me a nice couple of hundred in profit and the very genorus cocktail waitress gives me a coule of buds to go after a $5 tip ,

back home boom out cold tommorows the big day.

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5. Re: Ten days in vegas trip report -our wedding at bellagio,

quick apology my spelling is awfull hope its not too offputting.

Will update tommorow .

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6. Re: Ten days in vegas trip report -our wedding at bellagio,

Look forward to the wedding day?

Congrats

Mims

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7. Re: Ten days in vegas trip report -our wedding at bellagio,

Day 3 Bellagio spa ,the wedding,Petrosian ,Picasso ,and a lot of craps

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Day 3

Woke up early after about 4 hours sleep headed downstairs for quick ciggy and hit some slots.

Getting married today and the nerves where kicking in.

After ordering room service steakl and eggs (very american) and a bottle of moet we both went our separate ways .I had a royal shave booked at the bellagio spa this was great John my barber put me at ease and with a soundtrack of sinatra dean martin and tony bennet playing in the background i was totaly chilled out.

It was now 11.30 so i had 2 and a half hours to kill before the ceromany i decided to hit the slots again.

Tried superman ,michael jackson,twighlight zone ,ghost busters ,lose lose lose lose i decide its time to call it a day and go get ready.

I got back to the rooom only to find the maid hard at work after fishing out a tip i managed to get her out as i had less than an hour to go .Nerves kicking in after getting ready i hit the mini bar for some dutch courage before heading down for a quick vodka in petrosian.The waitress tells me not to look so nervous as my bride hasnt said yes yet.

Its time i met maria at reception she looks stunning the bellagio team did her hair and make up really excelled themselves.We meet our minister and then its outside for the ceremony we are having it on a terrace overlooking the fountains the rev phil tells us a quick joke to calm our nerves ....whats the diffferance between praying in church and praying in a casino ? when you pray in a casino you really mean it !

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9. Re: Ten days in vegas trip report -our wedding at bellagio,

Ha great so far looking forward to the rest

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Continued

The ceromany went off without a hitch we then got our fountain song and show our coordinator had chosen it for us we got Faith hills this kiss this is now my wifes favorite song.

After a whirl wind photo session all around the property pool area/conservatary /and even on trhe casino floor we where ready to party.

We had a table booked at petrosian for cocktails it was like holding court as we must have been congratulated by hundreds of random passers by i love the warmth of the american people it actually made our day even more special.

After demolishing a few cocktails a quick trip back to the room to open our cards we had a true only in vegas moment.

Walking down the corriidor wife in wedding dress me in my suit we crossed paths with another couple he was dressed as elvis and she was dressed as marilyn turns out it was there wedding aniversary so we had to get some pics luckilly another passer bt voulentered.

Laughing all the way we just had time to grab another cocktail in Hyde wow they made a fuss of us i didnt want to leave ! The waitresses are of model standard but i only had eyes for my bride (but i am a man after all and coudnt help but notice !)

We had a table booked at picasso on arrival we were given a table right by the window to veiw the fountains.

An amazing 5 course dinner with amazing wine pairings followed i can honestly say that the quail i had was the best thing ive ever eaten id not heard of julian serrano but next time we come we will be trying out his other establishments .Picasso is truly a great experiance with 25 million $ of art on the walla ,the food and the terrace id recomend it to any one .We headed onto the terrace with some champers to watch yet anotherr fountain show it doesnt get more romantic than that .

After being given gift boxes of pastries we headed back up to the casino for some more craps sessions

the night went by in a blur but we had some good wins and so many people wish us well and wanting to touch the bride for luck.Eventually we decided it was time to seal the deal and head back to the room !!!