We're going to get married in Vegas!

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me and Christina from our Hotel
What would you say to your bestfriend if she asked you to be her maid of honor on the same day as your birthday? with only a week of notice? Sure! i'd love to!I'll be there rain or shine but wait! Where is it the wedding going to be? What? in Vegas? oh ok...I can do this, i have a week to prepare.I planned  of going to San Diego that weekend  to celebrate my birthday and for some R&R but had to cancel because of the wedding.Besides this is not about me. I have to be there for her.

To do lists:

1) Saturday-Shop for clothes/shoes
2) Sunday-Mani/pedi
3)Monday- after work, call Lounge spa for facial
4)Tuesday-work,work,work,work,not taking any calls, only take messages, reschedule appointments for next week!LOL
5)Wednesday-confirm facial appoinment, meet with Doris,sybil and Jenn for Thursday
6)Thursday-pick up outfit from the store, do facial at 7pm then meet with the girls at 8pm
7)Friday- leave to Vegas in am  whohoo!

My bestfriend's coworkers  text'd me and asked to pick me up  on Friday morning at around 9ish.
Plan was to be at my apartment at 9am, and leave from my place. Friday morning,woke up at 7am  but had a hard time getting up due to just being lazy and lack of sleep. Crap! i need to pack! they'll be here in two hours.

The ceremony will take place in the evening at 7:30 pm in Vegas so we have plenty of time but need to be there before five, the latest.From Los Angeles to Vegas takes about more or less four hours to drive, that's if you're driving at the speed of 80mph.Nine o'clock comes and still the girls has not shown up, opps, someone texting me, it's Christina, one of the girl i'm suppose to ride with. They're running a bit late,! ok..that's good coz, believe  it or not i need time to pack!I need to learn how to pack light somehow, cuz i over pack again as always!They finally showed up at my house at 10am.
I just met the two that day,learned that they were room mates, both nurses at UCLA, works on a different ICU's. Christina is also part of the wedding, she's one of the bridesmaid and was not feeling well the entire trip but manage to go since she's a  friend of the bride.

After so many rest stops  and four and a half hours later which seems like forever, we made it to our destination. Our check in time to our hotel is at 3pm, we're just about five minutes early.We were able to check in right away and while checking in, one of the girl was MIA,  came back right after i checked in and found out later, she lost ten dollars from the slots machine! omg!How can you lose ten dollars in less than ten minutes?hahaha!But then again i remembered  few years back,how i lost my $400.
The Bride
00  in less than fifteen minutes playing  at the dollar machine.Never again though.

Once we reached to our room, rested for few minutes, mean time i called my best friend (Esther) to let her know that we just arrived and will be at their hotel at the Mandalay at 6pm. When we're all ready, we left our hotel and took a cab to get to the Mandalay Bay Hotel. She was still wearing her robe when she opened the door for us. Her hair was up, not how she would rather have but perfect for her dress that she's going to wear. She looks so rested, relax and happy!!Love her hairdo but she's convinced that her sister's hair was better than hers.I disagreed.

It is now 6:45pm, but our limousine ride has not shown up yet, hotel provided the bride and the groom for a complimentary ride and part of the wedding package.
R-L: me, Christina,the bride and her sister
Notified the hotel but the driver got stuck in traffic. Mind you, this is not just an ordinary day, it's 080808.Chinese believed that this is a  'lucky' or 'auspicious' numbers, which explains why the Olympics in Beijing,China kicks off at 8:08pm on the day of 080808.This occurs only once in a century and happy to be part of the celebrations.Every where i turn to, i see brides in their  wedding dress, being picked up by the limousines.

Ceremony was supposed to start at 7:30pm but the father of the groom, was running late too.He flew from LAX to Vegas just for the wedding.He finally made it. My best friend's father passed away many years ago, so she asked the father of the groom,soon to be her father in law, if he could give her a way.

Ceremony lasted for about ten or fifteen minutes,  the bride and the groom kissed and voila!done! and he's now in trouble for the rest of his life hahaha! Funny because the bestman was caught in video telling to the groom, don't do it, dont do it in a jokingly manner.


I couldnt be happier that day, not only was my birhtday but just being part of their lives meant so much to me. I love them both.

Just so you guys can know, they have no clue that i posted them in here hehehe.They'll be all right;D

TRE69 says:
SO AWESOME!!!
Posted on: Aug 12, 2008
jenn79 says:
WOW, what a weekend you had! I had no idea it was that rushed but they seem to have pulled it off with no problem =) You are such a good friend!!! xoxox
Posted on: Aug 11, 2008
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me and Christina from our Hotel
me and Christina from our Hotel
The Bride
The Bride
R-L: me, Christina,the bride and h…
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soon to be one
soon to be one
sister of the bride
sister of the bride
Mom of the Bride
Mom of the Bride
mom,the groom and the bride inside…
mom,the groom and the bride insid…
Christina,me and one of the grooms…
Christina,me and one of the groom…
me and the brides mom, i call her…
me and the bride's mom, i call he…
us again
us again
the happy couple
the happy couple
the Bride
the Bride
hmmm, is it right or left?
hmmm, is it right or left?
Esther
Esther
me and Jonathan, the best man
me and Jonathan, the best man
group picture
group picture
the bride and her bridesmaid
the bride and her bridesmaid
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