We had a really nice wedding ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel. Elvis was a little late and I had to pay $75 to rent a veil for 30 minutes, but it was only minor flaws on an overall perfect day.
We did not get a chance to coordinate with Elvis, which songs he was going to sing, so it was a pleasant surprise to hear the sound of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” as I started walking down the aisle with Rikke.
The ceremony itself only took around 10 minutes, and the minister said a lot of things I don’t remember. We repeated some phrases, and we promised to love each other through good times and bad times. During and after the ceremony, a photographer took some pictures, which we later received on a CD.
If you are planning a wedding at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas be prepared to add around $150-$200 extra on top of the price stated on the website. This is to cover the tips expected by the minister, the photographer, the limo-driver and Elvis, so bring the amount in cash. Before the ceremony, you are presented with a paper, where you can choose to give $40, $60 or $100 to the minister and $30, $40 or $60 to the photographer.
You are not allowed to take pictures inside the chapel, but outside you are free to do so. Picture packages are really expensive, so I can recommend to choose one of the smaller packages to get some pictures from the ceremony, and then take the pictures outside yourself.
One of my best decisions regarding my wedding in Las Vegas was to book a stylist to come to the hotel and fix my hair and makeup. Instead of stressing around looking for hairpins and concealer, I could just relax, order room service and enjoy the treatment.Tina and Rikke also wanted to get their hair done, so at 11 they came to my suite at Bellagio.
2 days before my wedding in Las Vegas, I heard a knock on the door to our suite at Bellagio. I opened, but there was nobody outside. Instead I saw a pair of very high heels and some flashing bunny ears lying on the floor. I only had a brief moment to wonder what in the world was going on, before my friends jumped in and announced that for the rest of the day, I was in their custody. This was the beginning of my bachelorette party.
We got up early today to drive all the way from LA to Las Vegas. There is only one highway to Las Vegas, so it is easy to find your way, but the landscape is a bit boring, and the 4-hour drive felt much longer.
I really needed a good night’s sleep, but the location of the hotel right below the final part of the approach to LAX made it rather impossible. However, the 10 hours of sleep I got on the plane yesterday apparently sufficed, because I woke up at 7.00 am and felt fit as a fiddle.
We took the subway to Court St. at noon, and walked along the water to Fulton Ferry Pier, where the picturesque Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is situated. After an ice cream break with the spectacular view of Manhattan in the background, we took a walk around the Dumbo area (short for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), which is one of New York’s trendy, upcoming areas, known for its artistic environment. However, except for a couple of galleries we did not see a lot of that, but it was no doubt a wonderful area, where I would have liked to spend more time.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is located down by the water just next to Brooklyn Bridge. This is the place to go for some of the best ice cream you’ll find in New York. If the weather is nice, I’ll take the subway over to Clark St., High St, or York St. From these stations, there’s only a short walk down to Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. I’ll then enjoy a scoop or two in the sun, before I start walking back to Manhattan over Brooklyn Bridge.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory only uses the very best ingredients, and the taste is creamy and delicious. I love their Peaches & Cream ice cream with chunks of fresh peaches, but the milkshakes are also very good.
On sunny days, the line in front of the ice cream shop quickly builds up, and Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is popular both among locals and tourists. Eat your ice cream outside on the wooden pier and enjoy the view of the bridge and Manhattan’s skyline.
• Cash payment only.
• There is also another branch in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
• Quality comes at a price, and at Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, prices start at $4.50 for 1 scoop.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, Fulton Ferry Landing Pier, 1 Water St (corner of Old Fulton and Water Street), Brooklyn NY11201, Tel: (718) 246-3963
We just came back from a nice dinner at Miga, which is a Korean/Japanese restaurant in Copenhagen. Korean food can be really spicy, but we stayed on the safe side and the spiciest thing on our table was the kimchi, which was served along with the food.