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Vegas 11/11/11 weddings: Picking the date before the man

"We really didn't plan on getting married for another year or two," said 25-year-old Vincent Conn as he waited for his fiance, Sarah Pindur, outside the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev., on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. "We wanted to kind of plan things out better, but she was like, 'I really want that date'. And actually, when we planned it, we didn't know this but she was pregnant. So now, she's seven months pregnant." 

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Vincent Conn, left, and his best man, Steve Hall, both from Flint, Mich., wait outside Vintage Vegas Memorabilia for Conn's fiance to arrive for their 8:30AM wedding at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. on 11/11/11.

"We're staying at the Stratosphere," he said, adding, "She wanted to ride all the rides and stuff like that and drink and gamble, but she can only gamble now. She can't drink or go on any of the rides. She can barely walk for more than 10 minutes at a time, so it's been kind of rough, but we're having fun."

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Wedding parties rotate in and out of the Graceland Wedding Chapel on 11/11/11. The chapel says that they'll marry about 100 couples today.

Conn and Pindur, both from Flint, Mich., were among thousands of people getting married in Vegas today -- 11/11/11. Conn is a car porter at a Cadillac dealer in Flint and Pindur is on maternity leave from her job in the financial aid department at a community college. 

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Best man Steve Hall opens the door to the chapel for bride-to-be Sarah Pindur moments before her wedding.

Sarah's father, Patrick, kept looking up the street for the cab that was bringing his daughter to the chapel. His daughter and Vincent recently moved in with him in Flint, with their dog, their cat and a baby boy on the way. When asked what Sarah's dress looked like, Pindur replied, "I don't know.  I haven't seen it yet, but my credit card has."

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Arm-in-arm, Sarah Pindur and her father Patrick walk down the aisle.

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Elvis impersonator Mike Conti throws down while Conn and Pindur profess their faith for one another at the Graceland Wedding Chapel

"I like 11, 11; that's when people are supposed to make a wish, when you see it on the clock," says Sarah Pindur, now Sarah Conn, seen here kissing her now-husband. "So I picked the date a long time ago, so this is my dream wedding."

 

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"I like eleven eleven; that's when people are supposed to make a wish, when you see it on the clock," says Sarah Pindur, now Sarah Conn, seen here kissing her now-husband Vincent Conn.

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