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Wedding Favor CPC Chips, Vegas Honeymoon...plus more!

Discussion in 'Custom Chip Gallery' started by noobua, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. noobua

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    Good evening everyone,

    I've been visiting this forum for a long time. I always felt it was the best place for custom chip knowledge and fantastic galleries. I don't post a lot but I really enjoy reading threads on here about various chip and poker related topics. I recently married and, along with my wife, who also shares my love of gaming/gambling, wanted to do something related for our wedding and honeymoon.


    We used a couple of great vendors, the first I'm sure you're familiar with:

    -- CPC - Classic Poker Chips - www.classicpokerchips.com

    I have to say, it was very easy with the poker chip design tool and David was great and getting me an outstanding finished product, in a timely fashion.

    -- MPC - Make Playing Cards - www.makeplayingcards.com

    I had obviously heard of CPC before we decided to go with the chips and cards as wedding favors but we had to search out MPC online. We were very impressed with their card box template and designing was a snap. Also, their seal labels came out great!

    The wedding was fantastic and everyone loved the favors. For our honeymoon, we decided on Las Vegas. Neither of us had been before and we were so astounded when we arrived. Staying at the Bellagio, we checked in around 4:00pm and wanted our first night there to be fairly low key, just us, hanging around the Bellagio Fountains and taking it all in. As we were very tired from the wedding the night before and the long flights, we watched the 8:00 and 8:15 fountain show, walked around a bit and then called it a night. We were both asleep by 9:30. We woke up to family members calling an hour or so later, making sure we were alright. We hadn't realized 58 people were killed in a massacre just a mile and a half south of where we were slept.

    I don't use the word that often, as the situation rarely calls for it being used, but it was SURREAL after that night. Even having never been to Las Vegas, we could tell that everyone's mood and demeanor was off. However, we did everything we had set out to do; saw our shows, made our visits to The Hoover Dam and The Grand Canyon, collected our goal of 20+ $1 dollar chips from different properties, and played our games in the casinos. I must say that I really admire the people of that city and how they dealt with the emotions of such an attack. I got the feeling from locals that we needed to be strong. Especially, on Fremont Street at night, it was more.. the show must go on. Either way, It's how I hope we would react if my city were the setting of something like this.

    A couple things that stick out in my mind that we saw were the counseling and memorials. People coming together to heal after something so horrific was something I'll never forget seeing. Most properties had #VegasStrong as well as phone numbers listed on their signs for people affected to call and talk to someone. The 58 crosses that were put up by the "Welcome" sign and the flowers and candles placed in the intersection of Reno Ave and Las Vegas Blvd, brought tears.

    It was the most chaotic, beautiful, tiring, tragic, emotional, uplifting 7 days our lives and we'll never forget it.

    I had planned to upload photos of the chips and cards from the beginning. With what happened on our honeymoon, I now want to share some of what we saw in Las Vegas as well.



    The design we ended up using for the 200 souvenir wedding chips. WSOP style in the fleur-de-lis mold. Off white base, with grey in black inserts. I designed the inlay with our Louisville skyline theme and David did the rest.
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    Chips before (bottom) and after oiling (top).
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    Design for the card boxes and seals, for red and blue decks.
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    Cards for the boxes, courtesy of Sam's Club
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    Pics of the leftover cards and chips. The chips were a hit, we only had 15 left!
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    Pics of ours and the ones we collected in Las Vegas
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    Some of the more meaningful shots I took around Las Vegas.
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  2. ovo

    ovo World Series Chump
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    Very nice of you to share this. The chips and cards are really cool. The Vegas shooting was horrific and it sounds like you carried on in an appropriate manner that the victims would have appreciated. Congrats on your wedding. Hope you get more chips.......... :)
     
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  3. ellased

    ellased none more black.
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    awesome story and awesome chips. congratulations on the wedding!
    thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks for sharing the story!
     
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