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Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit, wedding and all

Long nights and city lights plus a wedding or two. A walk through a blurry Easter weekend in Vegas with Mike, Michelle and friends. {a visit with}

Long nights and city lights plus a wedding or two. A walk through a blurry Easter weekend in Vegas with Mike, Michelle and friends. {a visit with}

Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all

Back Story

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to pack up my usual ruttiness and go to Las Vegas for the weekend. You see Michelle (My Fiancé) and I were to meet her mother in Vegas for a weekend of fun, friends, and a wedding. We were driving out from Southern California and Michelle's mother was flying into Vegas from Northern California, we were staying at the end of the strip at the Tropicana.

The hotel was in the process of a huge remodel to rescue it from fading into Las Vegas history. That meant two things: the hotel pool was not in existence any more and the hotel still retained some feeling of nostalgia. Some people in the wedding party we were there to meet had gotten the upgrade to the newly opened Tropicana tower. There fore they were not privy to the true history that makes this palace of illusions that is Las Vegas the piece of American gold that it once was.

...what do expect for 50 bucks, Wayne Newton's socks next to the bible in the dresser drawer...

This is what I was thinking as we walked with the bell boy to our dank and some what dirty room on the third floor. I mean what do expect for 50 bucks, Wayne Newton's socks next to the bible in the dresser drawer. After seeing a large red stain on the carpeting that resembled blood or red wine we decided to ask for an upgrade. After upgrading we found ourselves on the eleventh floor in the exact same room but this time no red wine stain.

We were in town to do two things attend a friends wedding and walk around for hours drunk not knowing really what to do. I had my camera with me and do to the over stimulating nature of our environment I shot way too many photos. Below is the detail view our Visit with Las Vegas.

Easter traffic on the way in
Our second romantic room
Our second romantic room
Polish beer and potato vodka
Portrait session with Michelle before going out.
Hot shots
We would like our two complimentary drinks please
The strip at night.
The next morning from the elevator.
Tropicana
Walking around looking for a breakfast spot.
Large empty lot on the Vegas strip.
The Hotel Casino Aria
I must have shot 50 photos of this building.
After breakfast and a wedding
As Michele her Mother and I attended the wedding
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
The Ring Bearer.
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
The number two in white.
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
Anatomy of a Las Vegas visit wedding and all
Father of the bride
Mother of the bride
Brother of the bride
Maid of honer and Bride.
A conversation with old friends.
A conversation with old friends.
A conversation with old friends.
A conversation with old friends.
Congratulations guys
Katherine and Brandon Just Married The Third Of April Two Thousand and Ten.
Out in front of the New York New York
Rather large flowers made from chocolate.
The pool at Mandalay Bay Hotel.
The Tropicana an icon in Las Vegas history.

A place you can have anything at any time, a playground with endless boundaries - a palace of disappointment, testament to air conditioning and water ways - an understanding of the human condition in ways we do not understand - a weekend in Vegas, a wedding and reason to go back.

I just want to say thanks to Katherine, Brandon and family for having me to their wonderful and loving party. Thanks guys for allowing me to put these very personal moments here and again congratulations!
- Mike

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Mike your amazing! Thank you

Mike your amazing! Thank you so much for doing that, it was beautiful!!!

nice pics mike, looked like

nice pics mike, looked like fun

very nice Mike! i

very nice Mike! i particularly liked the individual portraits.

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