Sunday, December 31, 2006

My 10th Wedding Anniversary


I wrote about getting married on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas and it's hard to believe but it's been 10 years today! One of the bands John managed, "Common Sense" was the opening act for "Hootie and the Blowfish" New Years Eve 1996. So we got hitched at Graceland and John's daughter Ohara, his son Morgan, brother Paul and a few of my close friends came. It was a sweet little ceremony and then we went to the gig at the Hard Rock Hotel. Vegas on New Years is a circus! The opposite of our life in Topanga to be sure. But it was fun and memorable. We had our reception a few months later in Santa Monica, invited all our friends and family and John's brother Phil Hartman interviewed a lot of our guests on video with his famous comedic flair and it is a happy treasured time captured on tape.
Top: At the Mermaid in Topanga last New Years Eve my friend sent me this picture.
Bottom: Cover Art for my reception invites. Click on to Graceland to view it larger

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your husband looks like a real dog. I can dig it. Did Elvis let his hound dogs pee on Graceland? Bad Dog (deceased)

Cream said...

Congratulations, Val!
Great photo of the two of you!

PaulSketch said...

C O N R A T U L A T I O N S ! !

on the 10!

hope you have a wonderful anniversary and new years tonight :D

Brian the Mennonite said...

Happy Anniversary Val. What a lovely little story. A Vegas wedding sounds more appealing to me all the time.
Have a great new year.

Janet said...

Nice pic of the two of you, Val!
I've really enjoyed being blog buddies with you over the past year!Happy New Year and Anniversary!!!

isay said...

Lovely Photo! and i like the church painting, too.

Happy New Year!

cristosova said...

Congrats! That picture brings a big smile to my face. Ha, love and happiness, that´s exactly what I want to look at in 2007!
Take care,
C.

doodlestreet said...

You're BEAUTIFUL Val! What a good lookin' couple sittin' there.-- Happy 10th to you and your fella, that's so great. You know, I lived in Memphis for six months (that's all I could handle..) we went to see the 'main' Graceland--whoooo weeee! I never seen so much shag carpeting in my life! Ahhh..the 70's....
;)

kj said...

oooh, this is a fun post. great to see you and your husband looking so cool and content.

val, i'm looking forward to your goings' on in the new year. it's good to know you!

Wilnara said...

Congratulations!!!! Val!!!! Beautiful photo! I'm glad I didnt miss this one! Love your story on Celine! It amazes me when you talk about your experience as an artist but, especially when you share a little bit of the celebrities with it. Have a Happy New Year!!!!!

ddskier said...

Valgal! I can't believe it's been 10 years for you & the dead dawg! Remember when you, me & Kathryn went to that bar & she kept spanking all the men? I think that was around the same time as your wedding... Anyway, wanted to thank you for the cool shirt & sweatshirt. I got to wear both of them at miraval (missed you btw!)

Happy new year & I hope '07 is the best year ever!

xoxox

--dd

Alina Chau said...

Congratulation!! Happy New Year!

andrea said...

Late Happy Anniversary and also late Happy New Year Val! You both look so happy. Here's to 10 more!

frank h said...

Congrats, Val
you look so pretty and happy - wonderful!

Toni said...

Oh Val what a wonderful picture of the two of you!! Wahoo congratulations!

I sure hope you both had a wonderful New Year and to another 10 years.

Ayelet said...

You guys look so happy!! Congratulations for sticking together for 10 years.
A Vegas new year's wedding sounds great.. I should visit Las Vegas some day!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

what fun to put a face to the artist!

Happy tenth!

Natura said...

Congratulations Val!! You both look great together.

¡Happy new year!!

Lyrically speaking said...

I know i'm late reading this but I wanted to say happy anniversary AND happy new year, hope all your dreams come true. Great picture

kika said...

Happy New Year and Happy Anniversary!!! You're look so happy:)))))))))))))

Ces said...

Oh Val, you are as sweet and lovely as your art and comments! Thanks for sharing this with us. What a fun and happy post.

doodlegirl said...

Oh you two are so darling!!! Happy (belated) Anniversary!! I remember last year, you were off to a fancy place in Topanga to celebrate and I was off getting stuck in the floods.

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

claudine hellmuth said...

happy anniversary to you both!

Gabrielle said...

Happy Anniversary (and Happy New Year too)! New Year's Eve is THE BEST day to get married!

tiffini elektra x said...

Happy Anniversary! Dang - you are gorgeous as well!

Big A said...

Congrats Val! Here's to 10 more!

Majeak Ann said...

you are gorgeous as well as your work!
Congratulations Val!
Here stopping by to say hi...sending warmth love and wishing you to have an even greater 2007!
xx
Marjorie

Robert McLaughlin said...

Hi Valerie,

This is a great and joyful photo. May you be blessed with many more years with your husband!

It's nice sometimes to see the person behind the posts. :>)

Robert

Lois said...

Happy Anniversary Valerie!