1. You eloped in Vegas?!?
Dude, I KNOW.
2. Did you plan this beforehand?
Kate didn’t. Al might have. (He’s being coy about that. This is either because he knows he’ll get in trouble for planning it in advance but not telling Kate’s family, or because he totally winged it but wants to preserve the illusion that he might have been all slick about it. Smart money’s on the latter.)
As far as Kate knew prior to about 10:30 a.m. on Friday, they were going to see the Hoover Dam. Then Al was like, “Well, we could do that… or go get married.”
3. Where did you do it?
4. Did you get married by Elvis?
No, but we could have. He was in the building. Which made Al’s mom very happy.
5. What did you wear?
After a whirlwind trip to The Fashion Show Mall, Kate ended up with a black jersey dress — the only thing that looked decent and fit, except for being way too long (for reference, here it is on a tall person) — and shoes that cost more than the actual wedding.
Al got himself a jacket. Tucking in his shirt would have been asking too much.
6. And the rings?
We bought matching plain white gold bands on the aforementioned whirlwind trip. (Sadly, getting married with only a few hours’ advance notice means there’s no time for a manicure.)
Now that we’re home, Kate’s wearing her grandma’s wedding and engagement rings, which was the plan from about 5 minutes after the proposal.
The Vegas band’s now on her right hand. It’s still the only one that activates the Wonder Twin powers.
7. What do your families think about all this?
Al’s mom was already along for our annual Christmas in Vegas, so she was there, as noted above. She said she was ecstatic, though that might have been mostly about meeting Rev. Elvis.
Kate’s family is a little stunned but very, very happy to welcome Al.
8. MOAR PIKTARS!
Oh, all right.
There will be more up at alandkate.com when we get around to updating it — but not much more, ’cause A) we only got a basic photo package, and B) if you think the lighting is bad and the poses are awkward in these, you should see the ones that didn’t make the cut. (Update: It’s live. And yes, the design is meant to evoke the klassiness of the whole affair.)
9. So, this is all well and good, but how dare you have a wedding that involved neither me nor an open bar?
Relax, there’s gonna be a party. We have no idea when or where yet, but if you expected to get loaded and dance to ’80s music at our wedding reception someday, you will still get your chance.
10. Is Kate changing her name?
Oh, hell no. Al’s not changing his, either.