I’ll say it time and time again, I frickin love couples that march to the beat of their own drum. Chelsea won a trip to Vegas because she is queen of Bud Light sales at her job, so she bought a dress, the packed bags and ran off to Vegas. Most people might think that getting married in Vegas is something you do on a whim, but for Chelsea and Nathan, they had dreamed about this day for so so long. They knew that they didn’t want anything taking away from the emotions and the importance of them becoming husband and wife – no guests, no drama, no insanely high-priced wedding, nothing. Just them, in the desert, with a minister that was in Katy Perry’s “Waking up in Vegas” music video (as Elvis) and a photographer to document the tears strolling down the cheek and to sign the marriage license.
I only spent a few hours with these two but I freaking love them. Not only did they let me accomplish my bucket list goal of a wedding couple bingeing on In and Out, they completely let their guard down and gave me the most creatively fulfilling experience that I’ve had in a long time. They are just frickin’ good people and they love each other a lot, in a way you don’t get to witness much anymore. They aren’t about a fancy social media life, they aren’t about what their friends or family think regarding their relationship or wedding day, they aren’t about social norms. They’re just about them. Loving each other as much as possible and keeping it so real and down to earth. They are the best people and have the kind of relationship more people should focus on.
Chelsea and Nathan, thank you for everything. You two are insanely beautiful souls and I am so freakin’ honored to have witnessed the intimate moment you became husband and wife. You have no idea what a privilege it was and you are now my favorite Canadian couple ever and I can’t wait to visit you someday on my Canadian pilgrimage. I’ll always think of you when I eat In and Out. All the love, xx- M.
OFFICIANT: The Mobile Minister
H&M: The Beauty Studio Inc (Marissa)
TUX: AJ’s alterations and formalwear
DRESS: BLUSH BRIDAL BOUTIQUE ‘Polly’ by Martina Liana
FLORIST: City Blossoms
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