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A Retro Secret Elopement at The Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada

This secret Las Vegas destination elopement was all about spontaneity, friendship and love. After 13 years of being best friends, Stacey Oxley (29 and

This secret Las Vegas destination elopement was all about spontaneity, friendship and love. After 13 years of being best friends, Stacey Oxley (29 and a fleet coordinator) and Dill Hunt (31 and a mine operator) gathered their best friends from Australia and flew to the United States for a vacation that turned into a surprise engagement and wedding. “I found that, since we had been waiting for over 10 years to marry, I didn’t care about the small things or even the larger details,” Stacey says. “All I wanted was to walk down the aisle and meet Dill at the end of it.” The couple and their friends spent the day before the ceremony running errands and picking out last-minute details in Las Vegas; they even made the bouquets the morning of the wedding. “Deciding to elope was a big choice, and while the main point of a Las Vegas wedding was to save on costs and drama and to just get it over with, we wanted the day to be special, memorable and intimate." Stacey and Dill fell in love with the neon signs and bright colors at The Neon Museum, and chose to host their ceremony in their favorite corner of the Neon Boneyard. As Stacey walked down the aisle, the small group of witnesses hummed “Here Comes the Bride.” After they tied the knot, the newlyweds and their best friends decided to wing it for dinner and went to a casino for steaks. “It was the perfect way to end our day: with our tight-knit group of friends,” the bride says.

The concierge at The Cosmopolitan brought flowers from the lobby to the bridal suite the morning of the wedding, and the bridesmaids turned the one bunch of flowers into three bouquets. They used ribbons from the room-service table to tie the DIY bouquets together.
The couple discovered The Neon Museum online, and knew it suited the vibe of their wedding: It was private, just for them and their small group of guests, yet it was vibrant, colorful and exciting. “We fell in love with all the bright colors and beautiful discarded signs,” Stacey says.
The bridesmaids wore bright coral dresses by Sheike that they could wear again, which paired seamlessly with the Neon Boneyard backdrop. The bride treated her bridesmaids to gold Kate Spade accessories. Dillon’s Best Man and twin brother wore a charcoal gray suit with a paisley shirt.
The couple wanted a low-key wedding day, so they opted to wing it for dinner and go where their guests wanted to go. They had a steak dinner and explored Las Vegas with their intimate group of friends.