A Married Woman

What a wonderful day.

If ever anyone within earshot plans on getting married by Elvis, I cannot recommend Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel highly enough. They were very professional, yet sincerely enjoying themselves. They put us at ease quickly, and we had a great time. Elvis did fairly serious vows at first, and then at the end of the ceremony he launched into the “special” part–about feeding each other peanut butter and banana sandwiches and not stepping on one another’s blue suede shoes. The photographer took what I’m sure will prove to be some very cute, very sappy shots.

The only disappointment: the webcam crashed at the end of the ceremony, so they weren’t able to record. No archive, no disk. This was very disappointing, but once we got back and had a peek at how many people were watching the ceremony, we realized we may well have overloaded their stream and did it to ourselves. Doubly sad, we didn’t think to get a video because we just wanted the webcast. Ah well. These things happen, and they gladly refunded the money for the archive.

On Las Vegas in general: as soon as I’m home I’ll have a couple cute pics to scan in–one of me sitting in the Captain’s chair on the Enterprise, and one of Bill and me taking a gondola ride at the Venetian. Despite our dislike of things material, Bill and I have managed to relax and enjoy ourselves a lot here. It’s been fun. Also: best cabbies in the world. We regularly overtipped because the cabbies were so personable, giving us great stories and bits of LV history.

In a little while, I’ll be up to leave some Cafe Press swag with the BlogCon folks upstairs, then Bill and I will call his parents and say hello. Then, three words: Oversized soaking tub.

It dawns on me I’ve written this entire entry without really saying much about how I feel about being married.


9 Responses to A Married Woman

  1. Salt says:

    Best wedding I’ve been to in forever. I really liked the part when you guys danced around, even though it was pretty goofy on my dialup (yes, that’s right: I helped crash the webcast!).

    Congrats, you two. xxooxxYMEHsxxooxx

  2. Heike says:

    Cat and Bill:

    Herzlichen Gl

  3. Brigitte says:

    Hi Mrs Hooker 🙂 !!
    (Or did you keep your own surname?)
    Anyway, now I’m really glad I managed to stay awake for the ceremony last night. My very first internet wedding – great fun! Thank you for the invitation!
    I guess you’ll have a story to tell at the Elvis Sighting Bulletin Board now!?
    Have a F A N T A S T I C honeymoon and when it’s “back to reality” – enjoy it just as much!! B

  4. C.C. says:


    Sorry we didn’t make it to the wedding but Jen showed me some pictures and it looked like you had a HELL of a time!!!

  5. Paul says:

    Congrats on getting hitched!!! I am glad the wedding is one to remember. Unfortunately due to having beautiful kids to run around for and after all day I was counting on checking out the archive to belatedly be a part of it…oh well. The main thing is that you and Bill are happy and happily married and that the champagne (or mineral water) is cold and the hot tub HOT!

  6. Senn says:

    One thing Cat didn’t mention, but we both appreciated, about the ceremony: no religion. None. The vows were very well written, very moving, and 100% secular. I plan to get a copy, and recommend it to anyone wanting wedding vows that are compatible with any religion/s, or with none at all.

  7. Jenn says:


    Just had to share this:

    More pictures available here.

  8. Awwwwwwwww! That’s so cute!

  9. kd says:

    i’m so sorry i missed the wedding, i was so out of it the whole weekend and yet it was so much fun … glad i got to meet you, however briefly, over at Jon’s party.