Vegas wedding hits a hitch
After a five-day road trip Karla Pincott zeroes in on a highlight
LAS Vegas is famous for three things: gambling, lights and weddings. And there’s a fourth — cars. You can’t cruise the casinos and neon of The Strip properly in a taxi, unless it’s a stretch limo.
And public transport? They’ve never heard of it.
So it’s no surprise you can get married in a car. The city specialises in drive-through chapels that can deliver a drive-through quickie wedding faster than a hamburger and just as cheesy.
A few of them need the appropriate amount of notice— say 10 minutes or so — but our first attempt was at The Fast Lane, which is a follower of the McDonald’s church of service.
Just drive up to the first window, select your wedding from the menu, and roll forward to the second window where a celebrant will deliver it within minutes. Extra serviettes and free toy included.
It seemed so slick we had to give it a shot while driving through on the Ford Fiesta global trek — which has two of the little cars on a trip around the world in 60 days, finishing at the Australian International Motor Show in October.
So we idled our little Fiesta into The Fast Lane close to midnight and requested a simple nuptial . . . nothing fancy . . . for myself and the (also female) photographer.
Admittedly this was always going to be a long shot in a state that has repeatedly refused to recognise anything to do with same-sex partnerships.
But all was looking good until they realised that the couple in the Fiesta were both wearing veils, and there wasn’t a groom in sight.
They don’t do that sort of thing in
Slow down: The Fast Lane (above and left) doesn’t like same-sex weddings.