Thursday, February 4, 2010

Breaking News – I’m Married!

From the Desk of Joe Rollins

Last weekend was an exciting one in my world. I’ve been seeing Dakota, an incredible woman, for a short while now, and we decided to make it official in a private ceremony in Las Vegas last weekend. I couldn’t be more pleased to tell you this wonderful news.

The wedding was a fantastic event. We made arrangements to be married at the famous “A Little White Wedding Chapel,” and although Elvis Presley couldn’t make it to perform the nuptials (he was apparently “Taking Care of Business” in Heaven above), we did have a wonderful minister officiating the ceremony. The chapel even provided a very “mature” organist to play the Wedding March. She played amazingly well considering one of her hands was extended to accept a gratuity while the other played away on the keyboard.

As you can see from the pictures, Michael Jordan is one of the celebrities who was married at A Little White Chapel. I’ve always wanted to be mentioned in the same sentence with Michael Jordan. Now people can say that Michael Jordan and Joe Rollins both got married in the same chapel. Even though the chapel is kitschy and silly, it truly was a beautiful moment for us. I’m a very lucky man!

After the ceremony, Dakota and I celebrated by having dinner at the Eiffel Tower restaurant in the Paris hotel and then we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge to the New York, New York hotel. We were world jetsetters without ever leaving the Vegas Strip!

Mrs. Dakota Rollins is originally from Akron, Ohio. For several years, she was the Director of Operations for Jose Eber Salons based on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. Her area of expertise is in opening high-end salons and spas, and after moving to Atlanta 16 years ago, she ventured into the cosmetic arena, working in upper management for Chanel, Estee Lauder, and Lancome. Dakota is currently the Southeast Sales/Education Manager for Frederick Fekkai Haircare, a Procter & Gamble brand, where her territory is from New Orleans to Charleston and Northern Florida. Her clients include Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and SEPHORA. As you can see from the pictures, she is a beautiful woman who certainly makes me look good.

At some point this spring, when the weather has warmed up and all my roses are in bloom, we will have a gigantic party at my house to celebrate our marriage. I’ll be sure to keep you posted on the date. Your presence will be gift enough to us.

In any event, for those of you who thought I’d be a bachelor for the rest of my life – I being one of those people – I have proved you wrong. Dakota is “The One” for me, and I couldn’t be happier.