Viva Las Vegas!

What do Gareth and I have in common with Jon Bon Jovi and Billy Ray Cyrus? We all got married at Graceland Chapel!

In all the excitement of Thursday, I accidentally neglected to post THIS CRUCIAL PHOTO in which I revealed the Freaking Huge Dramatic Surprise that we had run away to Las Vegas to get married! What a turkey am I?!?

Anyway, we had a cracking few days in Sin City, earning a grand total of $2.00 on the slots and staying in a giant pyramid and seeing Tom Jones on our wedding night! He even played What’s New Pussycat and I swear he has a sock stuffed down his trousers.

Now we are in San Francisco. I am blogging from the Apple store and we have another few days of honeymooning. Thank you to everyone who sent such kind messages to us! The wedding was unbelievably hilarious and what Gareth calls “Blogging Gold” so I will tell you all about it when we get home next Saturday. In the meantime, my apologies for cocking up the big surprise. Hope you’re all well! Hee hee!

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52 thoughts on “Viva Las Vegas!

  1. Congrats! Don’t worry, I am a Vegas junkie and once I saw the slot picture and the MGM sign, I knew where you were! Have a great time!

  2. you crazy couple! i can’t believe you were in Las Vegas! ha! I was wondering about this Scottish Tom Jones thing.
    Congratulations again!

  3. Can’t wait to hear all about it! Congratulations again! Yeah, the MGM sign gave it away for me too. Have you seen Wayne Newton loitering about?

  4. man, you’re in my hometown! If you weren’t on your honeymoon I would insist on being a blog stalker and take you out for dinner. But as you are I will attempt to restrain myself. Have a wonderful time! The weather is fantastic this weekend so you will see the city in all its glory. Enjoy and come back again soon. And again – Congratulations!

  5. you owl! how can forget such a momentous thing!

    I was having problems figuring out why Gareth was doing things with a pokie…

    Can’t wait for the Gold….

  6. Holy shit! Shauna’s gone and gotten herself hitched.

    Congrats to Shauna and foxy Gareth!

  7. You did it in VEGAS!!!! Oh wow. That is the coolest thing I’ve heard all millenium.

    If you’re going to elope and do the quickie wedding, of course Vegas is the place to do it! Why didn’t I think of that, heh.


  8. I’m so jealous, I’ve always wanted to do that!
    That’s great that Tom was playing the pussycat song, that rox!
    And, enjoy the rest of your honeymoon, don’t forget to look for Elvis! (hehe)
    Can’t wait to hear more πŸ™‚

  9. MUCH belated Happy Congratulations to you!

    Dang I must de-lurk to say… my goodness, girl–now that’s how you do it it up for the memory books! You fly out stateside and tie the knot to the tune of Burning Love! Or, or, or “Danke Schoen,” yes? Ah, let it slide, I’m seeing Wayne Newton live on Tuesday. Serendipitous or what?

    All the loveliest best to you and Bags.

  10. Way to not tell me it was a surprise! I told like 20 people before I realised… doh. Sorry. Love! Send us some Tom Jones pictures, you foxy wench.

  11. I vagely remembered – cos Im an ole woman with the new pre – Alzheimer CRAFT desease (CantRememberAFuckinThing) – that you told me in an email you were going to elope in vegas…but I thought you were kidding!

    You star you!!!!

  12. Congratulations on your marriage. Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon. All the best for a long and happy life together.

  13. Yeah, I kind of worked it out too. Don’t call it a mistake – more a test to see if your loyal readers were paying attention…

    But HOW COOL IS THAT? Beats Gretna any day. And you both look fantastic…

  14. Congratulations to you both.

    You looked very beautiful/dapper the pair of you.

    A quality move, the old vegas body swerve.

    Crikey, married!

    pol x

    Can’t remember if i had a drink on the day, but it’s a fairly safe bet so I can argue I did toast you both.

  15. Congratulations!

    I am so impressed at your very quick adoption of Scottish ways: frugal-ness being what it is, getting three wears out of your dress is just magnificently good πŸ™‚ You both looked gorgeous (if slightly nervous), and I crowed when I read that he sang WNP πŸ˜€

    Enjoy the rest of your honeymoon.

  16. And I thought you’d go to Gretna Green…

    You also share something with the Thompson Twins according to the Graeland Chapel. Bon Jovi is on there 3 times (3 weddings?) so he must love the place.

    Have a fab time.

  17. Virtual golden cockups are welcome in the blogging world πŸ˜‰

    More pics please … if underground angles are available of kilt wearing bride the better.

    Enjoy the antipodean silver moon!!!

  18. Many many congrats! A loyal fan of your blogs, I’m in the San Francisco Bay Area myself (and also oh-so-happily married to a Scot). I hereby welcome you to the area. Hope the weather perks up a little for your visit (last weekend was amazing), and that you guys get to enjoy the city by the bay. Am ever-eager to see pictures. Again, congrats congrats congrats!

  19. Many happy regards Shauny and Gareth!

    I have been on holidays for over a month so I just read all the latest news in one go….. how all exciting!! Must admit, I have always wanted to run away to Vegas and get married rather than do it the way my mother would want me to!!!

    Have a great time with the next 2 too!

  20. You two really are the blogosphere’s royal couple … commentariats are talking not just about the rings or kilts but also about the fruits of that union πŸ˜‰

    I never thought I would see Shauny’s blog giving an ultimatum: Populate or perish!

  21. Hello there
    I’ve been reading your blog for ages but never commented before, but just wanted to say how much I love reading it and how thrilled I am for you both! Couldn’t have happened to a nicer girl. Are you pregnant yet??????

  22. Ok – so I got scolded for using a questionable word.

    I am a damn fool. Ok, here we go again:

    Hey, long time lurker – congrats to you both. Do you know how ‘against the rules’ it is to take a photo in a building where you can bet money in Nevada? Kudos on the stealth-ness!

    My fiancΓ© and I are going to Tahoe to get married on April 1st (my birthday!). Glad to see we’re not the only ones who think running off is the way to go.

    Congrats again.

    Back to lurking…

  23. Not too often one comes across another Vegas-eloping couple ! Congrats! We weren’t as lucky as you to catch Tom Jones though. But he’s coming to Seattle this summer! Yeah!

  24. Congratulations to you both.

    But now I’m getting suspicious. She moves to Scotland! She finds a man! They get married in Vegas, kilt and all!

    If you’re climbing the Matterhorn next month and he’s still wearing the kilt and it turns out he’s a yodeling master and you discover Cilla Black living with goats in a hut near the summit, I’ll start to wonder (but only just start to wonder — I’m pretty gullible) whether this is all a gag.

  25. OK, you’re back now.

    Never mind the jet lag – how’s wedded bliss?

    Inquiring minds need an update now!

  26. Congratulations!
    The photos were fab, you two looked even better and I bet the honeymooning has left you wracked with post-coital bliss!!!!!!!
    Only one thing though,
    Where should the honorary wedding lamb be delivered? (hee hee)
    Nothing like starting out your new lives together with a bummer chasing you ’round.

    To you;
    In Indiana

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