We’d like to wish everyone a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving Day! As we’re passing the turkey and spending time with our loved ones, families and friends, we’ll be reminded of our gratitude for all the unforgettable couples who have passed through our doors. You’ve allowed us to share your most special and meaningful of days. Because of you, we’re constantly reminded of how precious our connections are with each other.
We also want to thank all of our wedding planners and coordinators, ministers, photographers, limo drivers, talented florists, singers, actors and tribute artists, and all those folks who keep the chapel running like a marrying machine! 🙂 We’ve included a few of their photos here, so you can “see” some of the friendly folks on the other end of the phone.
You may not know that all of our Themed Weddings– and many of our other Viva Las Vegas Wedding Packages– include round-trip limousine transportation from your Strip or Downtown Hotel. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the dazzling lights of Las Vegas either coming or going, if you schedule an evening wedding with us. In the daytime, you’ll be able to “scout out” the hotels and attractions along the way that you might want to take in during your honeymoon stay. Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel is located between Sahara Avenue, at the north end of the Strip’s mega-resort corridor, and fabulous Downtown Las Vegas. (Note: If your wedding package includes limo service, you’ll want to remember to tip your driver. The suggested gratuity for this is $30, likely less than cab fare, which is not nearly as luxurious. After all, it’s your wedding day!) 🙂
And, our helicopter weddings will also include limo service to the helipad! More details on our scenic helicopter weddings over the lights of Las Vegas can be found under “Destination Weddings” on our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com
Couples who want to add a Photo Tour of Las Vegas as an upgrade to their wedding package will enjoy limo transportation to multiple picturesque sites along with one of our friendly professional photographers. We can even arrange for you to marry IN the limo or at a special site along the way.
Give us a call to make arrangements for the wedding of your dreams, including luxury limo service! Lots of guests? You can even add a limo or two to get you all to the chapel on time. Viva Las Vegas Weddings, 702-384-0771
This past weekend was the famous Las Vegas Rock ‘N Roll Marathon, held at night under the neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The whole boulevard is closed as well as many connecting streets…So what do we do at Viva Las Vegas Weddings? Close the chapel and take a day off! (Except for a small staff answering the phones to help wedding couples planning upcoming ceremonies with us.) Since our limousines can’t easily ferry couples to the chapel, and traffic all around us is a nightmare, it just makes sense. As for the day off, Ferris Bueller has nothing on us! (Some of what we did will remain under wraps…)
Several Viva Las Vegas weddings staffers and chapel owners Ron Decar and Jamie Richards spent the Rock ‘N Roll Marathon day off at the BALLET! Wedding coordinator, Rachel, seen above, center, had staged a ballet for Nevada Ballet Theatre that she had performed during her long career with the renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company. It was one of those rare occasions that Viva staffers could go on a “field trip” together—since everyone enjoys different days off most weeks of the year. Rachel’s work, Company B, was definitely the highlight of the program, a 1940s World War II tribute, set against the backdrop of vintage Andrews Sisters songs.
Besides the beautiful and talented Rachel, many of our other crew have had careers in the performing arts as singers, dancers, ice skaters, including bosses Ron and Jamie, who performed together as lead singers and dancers in several Las Vegas production shows. In fact, it was Ron’s moonlighting at OTHER chapels as an Elvis impersonator that led to his idea to open not only a traditional Las Vegas wedding chapel, but one with Elvis and a wide range of Themed Weddings, too. With all that theatrical background, Ron’s vision has paid off in the creation of all the elegant, fun and imaginative wedding packages at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!
From all reports, the marathon was a huge success and will continue to grow each year. For all you racing rock ‘n roll fans, hey, we offer Rock ‘N Roll Themed Weddings at the chapel, of course. (Maybe next year a wedding or vow renewal ceremony during your marathon weekend?) We go all out with the smoke and theatrical lighting, plus the rockin’ legend of your choice (impersonator version) to serve as your wailing minister! See an Alice Cooper wedding below:
For more information on our Rock ‘N Roll or other themed, Elvis or traditional weddings, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com Now we all need a day off from our day off… : )
If your budget for an Elvis wedding in Vegas is under $400, we have several unique Elvis weddings that include flowers, photography, and your favorite Elvis hits performed live. One of our most affordable and unique Elvis weddings takes place just behind our Main Chapel in our ’50s-era Doo Wop Diner Chapel. It’s a quirky, casual setting with tons of memorabilia from the period. You can substitute Elvis for The Fonz or any character from “Grease” as minister, too. Or, by request, have our Little Elvis do the honors. (Check out all of the options on our website. Choose “Wedding Packages” and then “Elvis Weddings” in the drop-down menu at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com
Here are all the details on what our Doo Wop Diner Wedding includes:
Doo Wop Diner Wedding Package
Ceremony Performed in The Doo Wop Diner
Elvis Sings Two Songs and Performs the Wedding Ceremony
Two Rose Presentation
6 Candid Ceremony Prints (taken during the ceremony)
Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
Your Names In Lights on Our Marquee
Ceremony is Limited to 15 Wedding Guests or Less Price $345.00
You can also add options like live online streaming of your ceremony, or you can even add a soda-shop style wedding reception with sliders and ice cream treats WITH the wedding cake.
And remember, our fun and themed weddings make wonderful and unforgettable wedding vow renewals, too, if you’re celebrating that special anniversary this year. Call one of our wedding planners for help with questions and ideas to make your Elvis wedding as fabulous as your honeymoon (or second honeymoon) trip to Vegas! Call anytime at 702-384-0771
If you’ve chosen a more traditional (non-Elvis) wedding at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, you can still choose simple elements to customize your elegant yet-affordable wedding or wedding vow renewal. For example, not every bride wants to walk down the aisle–even in a more traditional wedding–to “Here Comes the Bride.” That’s no problem with us! Whether you get married in our enchanting Main Chapel or in one of our romantic outdoor chapels, you can substitute the music for something that is more “you.” Just let us know your preference for a particular song when you book your wedding. You can bring the CD with you, or make arrangements with us on the phone.
There are very good reasons you might want a special song choice for a wedding entrance: Some couples like to come down the aisle hand-in-hand. (So, naturally, “Here Comes the Bride” doesn’t really feel quite right, when the groom is coming, too!) For others, they have “their song” and it makes the ceremony all the more special to include it. You can even add an EXTRA song to dance to DURING the ceremony, or simply the full-length version of your “down the aisle” music. (Please let us know if you wish to have this upgrade. Many couples want to add it to make their wedding vows last a bit longer and to add to the romance factor!)
We can even arrange for you to “secretly” swap out “Here Comes the Bride” so it will be a surprise for the bride or groom. Let us know that, too, at the time of booking, so we can help guard the secret.
If you want something truly unique, you can also upgrade and have “your song” sung live by one of our classically trained solo singers, male or female. If you have an instrumental tune in mind, we can provide a professional pianist or organist to play for you. (Additional charges may apply if not already included in your package.) Your guests’ eyes may fill with tears as you are lighting a unity candle during a performance of an emotionally touching song. Ask our friendly wedding planners about how to make this happen for you.
Need suggestions for some popular alternative “down the aisle” music? Here’s a list of favorites to consider:
“Here and Now,” by Luther Vandross
“Suddenly,” by Billy Ocean
“All My Life,” by K-Ci & JoJo
“All of Me,” by John Legend
“I Can’t Help Myself,” by The Four Tops
“Chapel of Love,” by The Dixie Cups
“God Only Knows,” by The Beach Boys
“Marry Me,” by Train
“Better Together,” by Jack Johnson
“God Gave Me You,” by Blake Shelton
“My Best Friend,” by Tim McGraw
“From This Moment On,” by Shania Twain
“To Make You Feel My Love,” by Garth Brooks
“Marry That Girl,” by Dirty Magic Cards
“Dreamgirl,” by Dave Matthews
“The Wedding Song (There is Love),” by Noel Paul Stookey
“Ave Maria,” by Céline Dion
“I Found You,” by BeBe and CeCe Winans
“Crazy Love,” by Van Morrison
“Lucky,” by Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat
“I Run to You,” by Lady Antebellum
“Keeper of the Stars,” by Tracy Byrd
You can also view our live song suggestions, rehearsed and ready to perform for your gorgeous wedding on our website under “Upgrades” and “Wedding Music.” For more information, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call us at 702-384-0771. We want the music you hear on your special day to fill the chapel, and your hearts!
Looking for a UNIQUE wedding or wedding vow renewal in Las Vegas? Well, we can think of six things right off the bat that are available only at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, in case you want a spectacular (or at least “different”) wedding that sets yours apart. Here’s number one:
1. Every wedding includes photos under our exclusive chapel marquee. The couples’ names will be in lights above the Las Vegas Strip. Day or night, this is the most fantastic wedding photo op in town! If it’s an anniversary vow renewal, we’ll also include the date and number of years you’ve been married. Tell your guests to bring their cameras, too!
2. Enter the chapel with Elvis driving you down the aisle in a vintage pink Cadillac convertible! Several other themed packages also include unforgettable entrances through the main doors of the chapel. You’ll burst through a cloud of theatrical fog in a stunning car or on an eye-popping Harley, driving right up to the altar for your one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony!
3. Even though we offer dozens of themed wedding packages, if you don’t see the “minister” that you’d like to perform your ceremony, we take requests! We’ll do our best to get you hitched by the wacky or iconic character of your choice. Here a couple asked for–and got–an “Elmo” minister. We’ll find the music, we’ll write the themed vows for you! Only at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!
4. And, yes, we have flying Cirque du Soleil-esque artists…here, flying vampires for a Gothic Themed Wedding…who can perform high above the chapel during a romantic song. NONE of your guests will be expecting this one!
5. Almost all the chapels in Las Vegas offer up an Elvis Wedding package or two. But, if you’re a fan of any other music artist, living or not, we ALSO offer weddings by professional tribute artists that will blow your mind. We often include the performers, by request, as a surprise for the bride or groom, during a traditional wedding. Our altar/stage area has an operational curtain to “hide” the performer until just the right moment in the ceremony.
6. Although we have several chapel venues–our stunning Main Chapel, the outdoor Garden and Gazebo Chapels, our Elvis and Priscilla Themed Chapel and our intimate Little Chapel–we have what no one else can offer: Our retro 1950s Doo Wop Diner Chapel! Perfect for Elvis weddings, Grease or Lucy weddings…whatever ’50s theme you wish to dream up. Best of all, we also do malt-shop style receptions afterward, by request!
To explore our weddings and wedding packages, visit www.vivalasvegasweddings.com And, if you already have a great idea for the custom wedding you’d like, but just have lots of questions about how to arrange it, call one of our friendly and creative staff members at 702-384-0771. We can come up with THE wedding that everyone will be talking about for years to come! Viva Las Vegas!