Vegas Weekend

March 12, 2014

Hello, friends!  Sorry there has been a bit of a gap between posts here, but I just got back from a whirlwind weekend in Las Vegas.  Derek and I traveled to Vegas on Saturday for his parents’ 25th wedding anniversary and vow renewal.  It was such a special event and we had an amazing trip!  I have a few posts planned highlighting a couple of the fun things we did this past weekend, so today’s post is more of an overview.

Our trip started Saturday morning when we flew into town, checked in at our hotel, got dressed for the vow renewal ceremony and headed to the chapel.  Here’s what I wore:


I absolutely love this lace dress and have worn it for several occasions now, but the studded black heels are new to me, a pair of my mom’s that she no longer wears.

Molly and Jimmy, Derek’s parents, were married 25 years ago at the Chapel of the Fountain in Las Vegas; so, it was only fitting that they renew their vows on their anniversary at the very same chapel.  Here they are coming down the stairs after the ceremony:


Derek and his brother, Philip, walked Molly down the aisle and Jimmy cried through pretty much the entire ceremony.  It was beautiful and I felt so lucky to be there to witness their love and commitment.

Saturday night we headed out on the strip to walk around, shop and take in the sights.  One of the things Derek wanted to check out was this Art-O-Mat machine at The Cosmopolitan hotel.  It is a restored cigarette vending machine that now dispenses art made by local artists.


This is not the greatest shot of the machine, but they are super cool vintage machines and they have over 100 locations throughout the U.S.  I definitely recommend checking out their website to see if there’s one near you!

The next day Derek and I got up early for breakfast and more running around.  We headed to the Broadacres Swap Meet with Derek’s parents where I found two pairs of super fun pattern leggings (which I’m sure you’ll be seeing at some point on the blog), and, after another pit stop, we stopped by the Auto Collections car show at The Quad to see what it was all about.


None of us really knew what to expect, but the show turned out to be awesome, full of some really rare, unique and just cool vintage cars.  There will definitely be another post with more highlights from this exhibit later!

The next day, Monday, was Derek’s and my last day in Vegas, but we didn’t let that stop us from hitting up a few more local points of interest.  We went to both the Neon Museum and the Natural History Museum and absolutely loved both!


I am pretty much a big nerd so I geek out over museums of any kind, but the Neon Museum was well worth the stop.  I could go on and on about how cool it was, but I’ll just save it for another post instead because I took a TON of pictures that I can’t wait to share!

Oh, and here’s me pretending to be a dinosaur with the giant metal dinosaur sculpture outside of the Natural History Museum.  You’re welcome!  ;)


At this point, we were pretty exhausted from our non-stop weekend and ready to return the rental car to the airport and await our flight.  It was a fantastic weekend, and I can’t wait to share more.

Have you ever been to Vegas?  What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever done in Sin City??

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and, as always, thanks for reading!  Kristi :)


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