So, you all know how we met, and I told you about our sweet house we bought, let me tell you about our wedding. It was something out of a movie or television show.. OH WAIT! We were actually on a show for our wedding! So here is how it happened; readers buckle up for an adventure! I did not want a wedding, I had previously been a bridesmaid in SEVEN weddings. Saying that I was over weddings was an understatement but I still wanted to be married, just without any of the hassle. My future husband thought that I would regret not having a wedding and pictures of the same. So together we decided we would have a wedding with just the two of us. I picked out a chapel in Los Angeles (Remember, this is where my ring was.) The chapel we chose was Albertson Wedding Chapel in Los Angeles. We called, and booked a date; included in our wedding package was the license, the officiant, the photography/videography, hair and makeup. I literally didn’t have to do anything to get ready for this wedding except purchase my dress and shoes and then show up. I could not have asked for a better venue in which to get married. The entire staff was extra friendly and made sure that both my husband and I were extremely comfortable. If you want to elope and still have a classy feel I would suggest this place. Even if you don’t elope and want a full-blown wedding in the Los Angeles Area, choose this place! You will be super glad you did! Go in and have a look at the options that you can choose from. This was quick, easy, and most of all it was so much fun! They also offer a live stream option for your wedding for the family and friends that can’t make it. We loved it so much that when we renew vows someday we are going to go back to this exact location! https://albertsonchapel.com/
Fast forward to the week prior to our wedding, my future husband gets a phone call while sitting at the doctor’s office from someone claiming they are with a production company in L.A. and that they were shooting a documentary about chapel weddings and the shift away from traditional weddings. They asked if they could film our wedding for the documentary. My future husband told them he didn’t care but that his bride to be was the one they needed to talk to. Tye called to inform me that some stranger would be calling me shortly and why. I immediately thought we were getting punked and accused him of messing with me. However, about twenty minutes later I received a call from a Tanya Faber, who is a producer with Fulwell 73. She worked with us to hash out all of the details and we agree to let this production company film our wedding for their documentary. Since we agreed to this extra “hassle” they offered to pay for our wedding in full, as well as arranged for a car service to transport us from our hotel to the wedding venue. Little did they know we would have done it just for the story.
Needless to say, we were both pumped about this exciting news and that we were going to be featured in a documentary. We finally arrived in Los Angeles after what seemed to be the longest week of our lives. We picked up my new wedding ring set and began to check out the sights of Los Angeles. On the morning of our wedding we went for a couples massage and then headed back to the hotel to shower and generally get ready. The car service picked me up first since I had to be there well before Tye for hair and makeup. Tanya came with me and brought Mimosas. As a I sat in the chair and got my hair and makeup done I begin to realize my life will forever be changed in just a few hours and I couldn’t be happier. It was finally time for us to get married and as I walked down the aisle, the officiant stopped me halfway and my soon to be husband came to take my hand and escorted me the rest of the way. In that moment I know that I have made the best decision of my life. We made it through the ceremony, vows exchanged, I cried, Tye cried and finally WE WERE MARRIED! However, that is not the end of this story, once the officiant pronounces us man and wife he asked to audience to stand, which was odd because there wasn’t supposed to be and audience. When we turned to look guess who we see?!?!? MEGAN MULLALLY AND NICK OFFERMAN!!!! Now, for those who don’t know that is Karen from Will and Grace and Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec.
Now, Let’s fast forward again (there are a lot of small details that I don’t feel like you will care about.) Nick and Megan have set us up a reception outside of the venue. I saw this tent outside when I arrived and Tanya (who, at this point I have discovered is really Taya) informed me that it was just a tent for an upcoming car show and had nothing to do with us nor would be in the way of my wedding. Inside this tent were more producers and Stephanie (she sings with Megan in their band Nancy and Beth.) We were serenaded by Megan, Stephanie and Nick, for our first dance. Then were given an amazing cake and we were toasted by Nick. All the while shooting different scenes. I only know we are shooting scenes because we kept stopping over and over. Finally, I asked what was going on and Taya tells me that we are shooting an episode of Carpool Karaoke with Megan and Nick! I almost fell out because Carpool Karaoke is my favorite. It was unbelievable, I thought I was dreaming but it was all real. Hands down this is the best wedding story ever for so many reasons. I married my best friend, met two amazing actors, AND had a chance to be on one of my favorite shows!
Megan also invited us to a taping of Will and Grace. That story is up next! Stay Tuned!
Check out our Carpool Karaoke episode here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/episode/megan-mullally-nick-offerman/1439284430
And check out some pictures below!