Sometimes real life can get in the way of enjoying a trope, but Kiersten Hallie Krum (an author we're also proud to call blogger) is here to talk about how it hasn't stopped her from enjoying the love at first sight and quickie wedding trope in her debut book, Wild on the Rocks. Thanks, Kiersten!
We all know about that Vegas wedding cliché: the wild, drunken nights that end in nuptials followed by Come-to-Jesus mornings where newlyweds wake with a wedding band and a spouse but don’t remember how they got either one. Carrie Underwood wrote a song about it. There’s that Friends Vegas episode where a drunk-off-their-asses Ross and Rachel get hitched. So many movies (The Hangover comes most quickly to mind). The quickie Vegas wedding with a near stranger has become such a familiar trope in our culture, some people even deliberately get hitched and ditched during their stay in Sin City simply to be able to say they did it. Marriage as a prank in the truest sense of the word.
The idea of a quickie Las Vegas wedding is a creative trope, but it’s a well that somehow keeps never runs dry—and not only because of the open bar. But as it turns out, the real-life equivalent of this trope rarely has as happy an ending.