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Vegas 11/11/11 weddings: Nine years later, a promise fulfilled

"We wanted to get married on the 11th and we didn't want a big wedding with all the family around. We wanted it to be with the two of us. We decided to go to Vegas," Femke Bollen describes why she and her fiancé, Marcel Bels, traveled from their home in Holland to get married in Las Vegas today. No family. No friends. Just the two of them.

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Femke Bollen waits for her morning wedding appointment at the Graceland Wedding Chapel.

But why the 11th? Bels explains that in Holland the 11th is a special day, the start of their carnival. Turning to his bride he says, “from the beginning when we got together I've said, 'I want to marry you on the 11th'." After nine years together,  today they became husband and wife.

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Femke Bollen and Marcel Bels emerge from their brief wedding ceremony.

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