For Jim and Dottie Butler, a pink and silver "Fun Bus" was the perfect place for a wedding - until an over-capacity crowd showed up for the nuptials.
So, instead of taking their vows aboard the bus en route to Wendover, a gambling mecca on the Utah-Nevada border, the couple moved the ceremony to the snowpacked Newgate Mall lot where the bus was parked."I've performed weddings in cabins and jails and canyons and a lot of peculiar places, but this is certainly the first time I've done one facing Sears in front of a Fun Bus," said Box Elder County Justice of the Peace Lorin Facer.
The groom had a few things of his own to say about the event Monday.
"This is the first time I've been in front of a judge without being thrown in jail," he said with a laugh.
Butler, of Ogden, and the former Dottie Harrop, of Willard, didn't think it's all that unusual that they chose to exchange vows in a Fun Bus instead of a more traditional location.
Dottie, 55, said she's been married four times, while her 58-year-old groom has been married three. "We've both done the church scene before, and we just thought this would be a lot of fun," she said.
Dressed in black jeans, a belt with a shiny silver buckle, high-heeled boots, a black fur coat and a generous collection of turquoise jewelry, Dottie clasped a single red rose in one hand.
Jim also was dressed in black jeans.