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He Touched Me

Gospel music is fueling my series this week. Elvis Gospel has been the specific inspiration, for reasons readers will divine in this post. We have a winner, a spare, and several possible surcee recipients, because the theme was……….

Andra and MTM Renew Their Marriage Vows In Vegas!

Nobody who knows us would ever expect us to come to Las Vegas and renew our vows. That’s why we did it.

I got my hair did.

MTM gave me a sweet card. Waiting to go into the Little White Chapel.

We did it! Again!

(Re) Married in the state of Nevada.

Souffle wedding cake.

What happens in Vegas………………….

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  1. woohoo! congratulations again!

    January 27, 2012
  2. Congratulations……… :) Lovely pics:) I wish you all the best :)

    January 27, 2012
    • Thanks Zahir. Lucky seven is a good year to renew vows, I think.

      January 27, 2012
  3. How very cool!! You guys are just plain cwazzzzy….in a wonderful way.

    January 27, 2012
    • Haha! I wandered around The Venetian and The Palazzo yesterday afternoon. Talk about cwazzzzy………I was afraid to walk into any of the shops.

      January 27, 2012
  4. Way to go! Now hit the casinos and win again. Are you going out hiking or doing stuff in the surrounding area? I hear there are a couple of good model trin shops out there. ;)

    January 27, 2012
    • The honeymoon starts this afternoon, once MTM gets back from his work things. Posting about it over the weekend. If I see any trains, I will be sure to snap some pics.

      January 27, 2012
  5. Congratulations! I can’t get the sound bite at the top to do anything but buffer so forgive me if I am duplicating anything…There are all kinds of gospel…

    January 27, 2012
    • What is so funny about your link is this: The Doors have been something of a theme here. They have an electric explosion just steps from our room in the Fremont Street Experience, and we watched the whole thing the other night.

      The thing above is working now, IF you want to listen to Elvis croon He Touched Me. It’s really lovely. I much prefer his earlier stuff.

      January 27, 2012
  6. DOES NOT stay in Vegas! Bring all that “wonderfulness” back home to Charleston. You guys rock. Elvis would be so proud.

    I’m crying. I cry at weddings even when I’m not actually there…

    The pics are fabulous.

    January 27, 2012
    • I’m with Angie! I love that you were in what appears to be a white dress! Reverse of the original.

      You two lovers come back here and set an example for the rest of us!

      January 27, 2012
      • Cheryl, it is an off-white dress I’ve had for years. I bought it on a ninety percent off clearance at J Crew, back when they were first producing wedding stuff. I wear it on fancy nights out once in a while. I never thought it would be my vows renewal wedding dress, but it fit the occasion. It was great that I didn’t have to buy anything. I wore a pair of blue suede shoes MTM gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago. An homage, you know. :)

        January 27, 2012
    • When we first started this little adventure, we were going to have Elvis conduct our wedding. That ended up being more of a deal than we wanted in the end, so we had a very nice, proper minister instead.

      January 27, 2012
    • And they got 7’s! We’ve been married 7 1/2 years. Funny.

      January 27, 2012
  7. Congratulations!

    January 27, 2012
  8. I love it!
    Many congraulations- what a wonderful thing to do :)

    January 27, 2012
    • We’ve seen many versions of your comeback Elvis since we’ve been here. :) They’re EVERYWHERE.

      January 27, 2012
  9. Oh my!!! You’re right. never would have expected that! Congratulations!!!!

    January 27, 2012
    • We had the best time. The couple two ahead of us were from Houston and had been together for years, but were getting married for real in Vegas. It was the first place they ever came together on a trip. It was really sweet.

      January 27, 2012
  10. Grats part deux!

    January 27, 2012
  11. Congratulations. You two are an amazing couple and I’m very fortunate and blessed to have received the opportunity to connect. You open my eyes to beauty, grace and continual love. :)

    January 27, 2012
    • I’m glad you reached out to me, Lori. It has been a joy getting to know you.

      January 27, 2012
  12. Debbie #

    So Cool! Congratulations!

    January 27, 2012
    • I don’t know how I didn’t blurt this out to you the other morning at Rotary. We only told Lou and Miss TK, Mike (from Rotary) and his wife Jill and my friend Alice.

      January 27, 2012
  13. Congrats! You looked lovely (and very happy) :D

    January 27, 2012
    • We were laughing hysterically the whole time. It was so much fun.

      January 27, 2012
  14. Congratulations . . . again! ;) Wonderful love story continues…..

    (I was totally in the dark on this one until quite late last night while catching up with comments on yesterday’s post, and suddenly realized someone had hit the nail on its head!)

    January 27, 2012
    • I gave a ton of hints yesterday. Nancy logged in at the right moment and got it, and Robert was right behind her. Lou actually put it in the comments on Tuesday, but he knew what we were doing, and I didn’t want to reveal it that soon, so I tried to keep things going for a couple of days.

      January 27, 2012
  15. How totally awesome! That’s another ‘signficant life event’. Definitely not a marred one either. Hmmm. There’s ‘encounters with the divine’ as a possible theme there….

    There isn’t souffle wedding cake in the others, so that can’t be a theme. It’s just awesome.

    And I’m guessing your hair sucked in the diving knifers event (and who knows how it looksed as a little kid) so ‘best hair day ever’ doesn’t apply.

    Can you tell this is driving me nuts?

    January 27, 2012
    • Getting married (again) in Vegas is the theme. No more hidden meanings this week, unless people want to hang around for the honeymoon trip. And, I hope they will, because we are taking an excellent honeymoon trip. :)

      January 27, 2012
  16. That you never take each other for granted, that you do so much to daily, and weekly remind each other of how fortunate you are to have each other is what sets you apart.

    My dearest Bill is your peer in this. He regularly calls me out of the daily routine with a kiss, a look, a caress.

    I hope in my own way that I do the same for him.

    Because everything must be nurtured. It is wonderful that you two have found so many fun, unique, just-for-you-two, ways to nurture your love and partnership.

    Congratulations! *Throwing rice, rose petals and shoes* NOW!

    January 27, 2012
    • Thank you, Cheryl. If you and Bill ever want to run off to Vegas, I highly recommend it. (I never, EVER thought I’d say such a thing, either.)

      January 27, 2012
  17. Lucie Mitchell #

    Congratulations and wishes for many more years together!

    January 27, 2012
    • The Thunder from Down Under is here, Lucie. I laughed out loud when I saw the ad.

      January 27, 2012
  18. Jill Clary Stevenson #

    I am SO jealous. I begged Dan to run off to Vegas and get married. Maybe this is an idea I can plant in his head for our 20th anniversary (in a couple of years)! Congratulations again and btw, your hair is lovely.

    January 27, 2012
    • Jill, we had an amazing time. It was so tacky and cheesy and absolutely perfect. Thanks about the hair. I wanted something different, but the stylist insisted on this do, and I ended up loving it.

      January 27, 2012
  19. Congratulations!!!!! I’m super happy for you guys!

    January 27, 2012
  20. I’ve enjoyed the way you took us along this week. Congrats! You guys look marvelous!! ~

    January 27, 2012
  21. Woo hoo! Here’s to . . . the two of you
    As you renew and redo . . . your “I do’s”

    We can only live happily ever after . . . on a moment by moment basis. ;)

    January 27, 2012
    • We try to make every moment count in our own wacky way. :) I will contact you for your address to send your prizes.

      January 27, 2012
    • Woo hoo! Prizes! :D

      I’ll send you my address posthaste.

      January 27, 2012
  22. A Guess #

    Gorgeous, truly gorgeous. So kooky, fun and romantic I just love it!

    January 27, 2012
    • When we were talking about this at lunch the other day, I was still sort of ‘what idiots we are for doing this’ about it, but it was SO MUCH FUN.

      January 27, 2012
  23. Congratulations! Long life together to you! X

    January 27, 2012
    • Paul, I hope we can do our third vows renewal in Ireland, with you serenading us. Wouldn’t that be something? :)

      January 27, 2012
  24. How stinkin’ cute and kitschy!! Congratulations…

    January 27, 2012
    • Thanks Krista. And we did it on your birthday and everything! :)

      January 27, 2012
  25. Emily Duke #

    So Sweet!

    January 27, 2012
  26. Thanks for sharing this event with us. I loved the pictures and am so happy that you folks are so in love. What a beautiful thing. Hugs to both of you.

    January 27, 2012
  27. PLEASE tell me there was an overweight Elvis impersonator and the secretary was wearing something hot pink AND cheetah print! If I were brave I’d totally get married in Vegas.

    January 27, 2012
    • Initally, we planned to have Elvis marry us. The upcharge was more than we wanted to pay for this little shindig, so we had a nice demure preacher man perform a very traditional service.

      You’re getting married in Nashvegas. That’s the best thing, I think. ;)

      January 27, 2012
  28. Wow! Congratulations, both! What an amazing choice, and a fabulous set of photos…Andra, pardon the liberty but you look absolutely stunning. That hair was worth getting did :-D (And MTM looks jolly nice too!!)

    January 27, 2012
    • A kooky choice for us, but it was fun. No pardons necessary. The older I get, the happier I am to receive any compliment. I love getting a good hairdo. MTM doesn’t need as much help.

      January 27, 2012
  29. Lovely! As long as it didn’t leave you with a feeling of over-marriedness! :)

    January 28, 2012
    • I don’t know how anyone can feel married in Vegas. It is quite a place.

      January 28, 2012
  30. Congratulations to you both! :D

    January 28, 2012
  31. Many congratulations! Renewing your wedding vows is such a lovely thing to do.

    January 28, 2012
  32. Congratulations!

    January 28, 2012
  33. What a beautiful couple with so much spark and spirit! I just must say it, “I like you!” Your enthusiasm for doing the unexpected is pure joy! And I’m glad, frankly, that you didn’t decide to renew your vows jumping out of an airplane! Debra

    January 29, 2012
    • We were laughing the whole time. Neither of us ever expected to do such a thing.

      January 29, 2012
  34. So. Freaking. Cool.

    Really, really cool.

    Did I mention I think you’re incredibly cool?

    And congratulations and best wishes on a continued happy marriage, and your fresh certification in Nevada!

    January 31, 2012
    • It was incredibly kooky and lots of fun. And, freaking is one of my very favorite words. :)

      January 31, 2012

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