It seems that spirit will have their say no matter what the occasion. It was our wedding day and the ceremony was to be held at ‘The Wee Kirk ‘O’ the Heather’ in Las Vegas, and before you ask, no we weren’t being married by Elvis. uh huh huh !
For those of you who don’t know the protocol in Vegas, and yes anything does go, you have to obtain your licence before you can get married. Arriving the day before the ceremony, we went straight to the registration office with all our documentation to apply for our licence. My husband to be, Steve is American and he arranged the whole thing, made all the appointments, booked the chapel and the hotel, keeping all of the details a secret. I was really impressed with his organisation skills as I didn’t have to worry about a thing. He even booked us into the Luxor Hotel which is pretty awesome I have to say. Built like a pyramid with an Egyptian theme throughout. Steve knows that my main spirit guide Jeremkya is Egyptian and I was very appreciative of the thought that had gone into choosing this venue and Jeremkya felt very much at home ha ha.
As I have said, anything goes in Vegas and our journey to the wedding chapel was a perfect example. Dressed in all our finery, Steve and I boarded a double decker bus from the Luxor to the nearest stop by the ‘Wee Kirk ‘O’ the Heather’ wedding chapel, and returned in the same way to the applause of everyone on the bus. Complete strangers wishing us well along the way. It was pretty awesome I have to say.
The Wee Kirk ‘O’ the Heather it is a very pretty place and the oldest chapel on the strip, built as a residence in 1925 and opening as a wedding chapel in 1940. We were welcomed by a lovely lady Lynn, who we had to present with our stamped paperwork so that she could prepare our certificate. She asked us questions throughout, nodding and smiling making the appropriate comments to our answers….that is until she asked us about our occupations! When she learned that I was a clairvoyant and that I was currently filming the TV show ‘Rescue Mediums’, her jaw dropped and her eyes shot open with a startled expression. One of two things happens usually when people find out what I do for a living. They either visibly retreat or they want to know more. However within seconds of recognition this lady was bubbling with curiosity. ‘We have a ghost here you know’ she said and went on to explain all the unexplained things that were happening in the building ‘is there any chance that you can tune in and see if you can find out who it is’ she asked. ‘Of course I can’ I laughed ‘but can I get married first!’
Steve and I stood in front of the Reverend in the quaint little chapel which was very elegantly and tastefully decorated, deeply in love and enjoying the beautiful ceremony. As we stood facing each other to say our vows I became aware of a movement to my right and a couple of people that were standing at the back of the room. Thinking it was Lynn, who was witnessing our marriage, I didn’t really consider who else was with her and sharing in our special moment. Our vows made and the ceremony coming to a close, I could hear whispering and soft laughter in the background. As we turned to walk up the aisle together as man and wife I was surprised to see that Lynn was stood in the doorway on her own. A sound behind us caught my attention and turning, I was about to say thank you once more to the Reverend, but he was nowhere to be seen. Instead there was a woman sitting in one of the pews looking at us with a big smile on her face. As she smiled, I heard the words in my head ‘lovely’ and with that a sigh and yet her expression hadn’t changed and she certainly had not spoken out loud. I realised in that moment that this lady was in fact a spirit visitor who had gate crashed our wedding. Could this be the spirit who had been making her presence known to Lynn and her staff? Well I suppose I did ask if I could get married first. So I guess they were taking me at my word! Tuning in to the spirit lady, she told me that she used to own the Wee Kirk Chapel and that she took great pride in it and loved to still be involved. She enjoyed the weddings, and being part of such a happy occasion. When I spoke to Lynn afterwards she said that she had herself suspected that the spirit presence could have been the original owner but had never been certain.
I was so happy that our extra wedding guest had joined us on our special day putting a whole new meaning on the words the ‘spirit of the occasion’.