Monthly Archives: March 2014

Meet Jessica: Viva Las Vegas Weddings’ Social Media Diva from SWEDEN!

Jessica at Viva Las Vegas Weddings
Just arrived from snowy Sweden, Jessica is now happily sporting a new tatt–and sleeveless dresses– in Las Vegas!

Ja, we had to go all the way to Sweden to find our newest staff member, Jessica, a specialist in social media. She’s also a huge fan of Las Vegas weddings–Elvis weddings in particular! Jessica first began her university studies in International Tourism, but after being involved with her best friend’s wedding, she discovered she had a natural fondness for the wedding business. Jessica says, “I just loved the general happiness that surrounds weddings.”

Jess continues, “I once met a woman who had been married many times, but in her late 50’s got married again. She said she was in love for the very first time. I get a warm and fuzzy feeling in my heart when I hear things like that. I’m a sucker for romance and happy endings.”

After preparing for a bright future in weddings and tourism, Jessica began to apply for work abroad. The Viva management team was so impressed by Jessica’s spirit and enthusiasm that she was invited to join our staff. She set out on a new adventure, not only to a new country, but to a world full of brides, grooms, Elvis’s and crazy, imaginative themed wedding ceremonies.

Jessica says that her first few weeks at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel made her feel like she had arrived on a movie set. “Such beautiful people, gorgeous gowns and costumes! Plus the fog and lights, music and cameras everywhere. It’s just like Hollywood for some of the weddings!”

Jess gold shoes to Las Vegas
Jessica’s fancy “shoe selfie” at the San Francisco airport, on her way to Vegas, baby!

Jessica may be missing the aurora borealis sweeping across winter’s night sky, but she’s thrilled to be around the lights of the Las Vegas Strip. What’s more, she’s now promoting the fantastic theatrical lights and sounds of our wedding receptions and dinner theater-style productions at our new Viva Las Vegas Event Center, right next door. “Double the glitz and double the glamour of your usual wedding chapel on the Strip!” 🙂

Jessica encourages any couple thinking of an affordable wedding in Las Vegas to: “Please follow me, Viva Las Vegas Weddings and the Viva Las Vegas Event Center on Twitter and Instagram. You’ll get all the news, entertainment and goings-on at the chapel. I KNOW that this is THE BEST wedding chapel in Las Vegas, and I want the rest of the world to know it too. If you want to get married in Vegas – there is only one place to look – VIVA LAS VEGAS Wedding Chapel!”

“Follow my Instagram and Twitter at VLVJess and you’ll get to know me 🙂 I love music – especially Kiss, but anything from Metallica to Frank Sinatra is frequently on my Spotify. By the way, I am still hoping to find my own Mr. Right. (Oh dear, that’s the one thing we don’t provide at Viva Las Vegas—the groom!) I am known for my RED/ORANGE hair, and I’m always able to find good things in each day.”

We think we’ve found a good thing in Jessica. And, if you’re lucky enough to chat with her online or by phone, we think you’ll agree. Be sure to say “Hej!” (“hello” in Swedish….pronounced “hey!”)
Skål, y’all!

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Don’t Miss This! An Enchanted Evening of Music at Viva Las Vegas Event Center

Viva Las Vegas Event Center Concert
Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen contestants Ellie and Amy Smith.

For an evening of romance and music from The Great American Songbook, mark your calendar for this charity event to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. With featured singers from Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages and other Las Vegas shows, you won’t find more combined talent anywhere else on the Las Vegas Strip! For just $20.00 (all proceeds benefit the CMN), experience soaring vocals at Las Vegas’s newest and most elegant live performance venue. (By the way, we’re not just for wedding receptions anymore. We’ve got live Cabaret Jazz Nights, Big Band Dance Nights, and we host a variety of dinner theater events, too! See at: http://vivalasvegaseventcenter.com/
CMN Benefit at Viva Las Vegas Event Center

Sisters Ellie and Amy Smith are producing the event as part of charitably-spirited fundraising for the Miss Nevada competition/scholarship program. The siblings will soon compete for the titles of Miss Nevada and Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen, respectively. At seventeen, Ellie is the reigning Miss Northeast Nevada. Sister Amy, 15, was recently crowned Miss Northwest Nevada Outstanding Teen. It goes without saying, that’s a lot of beauty and poise in one family! And, when two stunning and mega-talented sisters pool their efforts in this way, look out for a magically spectacular show!

Viva Las Vegas Event Center Weddings

The Viva Las Vegas Event Center is located just around the corner from the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. We’re right on the Las Vegas Strip at the gateway to Downtown Las Vegas. You’ll find parking just footsteps away from the entrance. We invite you to experience world class Broadway-style entertainment, without the stress of crowds or a mega-resort parking garage. The evening will be a joyful way to do good things and thrill to timeless, classic songs at the same time.

Smith Sisters benefit at Viva Las Vegas Support sisterly love, support a wonderful cause– and hear the angels sing! See you there!

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Where to Find Free Wi-Fi in Las Vegas: A Guide for International Brides and Grooms

Free Wi Fi in Vegas
Contacting your loved ones back home on your wedding trip should be easier than this!

If you’re getting married in Las Vegas (especially if you are traveling from out of the country), it’s good to know where to find free Wi-Fi so you can keep in touch with the folks back home. Your wedding day is a big deal. If your ceremony is going to be streamed live from Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, you’ll want to touch base to make sure everyone knows where and when to fire up the computer to watch your amazing wedding in Las Vegas!

Listed below are locations on or near the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown areas, places where most couples are likely to be staying. You’ll also find listed chain restaurants and bars that offer free Wi-Fi at ALL of their locations across the Las Vegas Valley.

FREE WI FI HOTSPOTS IN LAS VEGAS
The following Las Vegas hotspot locations offer free WiFi wireless Internet connections to the general public.

Apple Store in the Fashion Show Mall
3200 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Ste. 1760, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 650-9550

Art Bar
1511 S. Main St., Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 437-2787

The Beat Coffeehouse
520 Fremont St., Las Vegas, 89101
(702) 360-4232

Bellagio Hotel
(888) 987-6667

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
All locations except for the Rio Hotel

Fairfield Inn
3850 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 791-0899

Fairfield Inn & Suites
5775 Dean Martin Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 895-9810

Freakin’ Frog
4700 South Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 597-9702

Mandalay Bay Hotel
(877) 632-7800

Marriot Grand Chateau
75 East Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 862-5600

McCarran International Airport (all terminals)
5757 Wayne Newton Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 261-5211

McDonald’s Restaurants
All locations

MGM Grand Hotel
(702) 891-7777

Mirage Hotel
(702) 791-7111

Monorail Station at LV Convention Center
3300 Paradise Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169

PT’s Pub Taverns
All locations

ReJavaNate Coffee Lounge
3300 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121
(702) 253-7721

Starbucks Coffee Houses
All locations

If you’ll be traveling outside Las Vegas for your honeymoon, here’s a national and international Wi-Fi-Free-Spot resource for free Wi-Fi spots around the globe: http://www.wififreespot.com/

At Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, we want to make your wedding/honeymoon visit to Las Vegas as smooth and carefree as possible. If we can help with any aspect of your Las Vegas wedding trip planning, don’t hesitate to call us at:
Toll Free Phone: (800) 574-4450 / Local: (702) 384-0771

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Dancing the Night Away to Live Music at Viva Las Vegas!

Las Vegas Strip area happenings
Not only offering fabulous weddings and receptions anymore! We’ve got dining, dancing, and live entertainment!

If you’re in town to get married, to attend a wedding, or if you’re just looking for exciting things to do in Las Vegas, we’ve got suggestions for you! In the next couple of weeks, for example, our new Viva Las Vegas Event Center will be hosting an evening of dancing (swing dance lesson included) to live Big Band sounds, with absolutely incredible drink and food offerings to pair with your triple steps! Check out the scoop on our flyer, below:

Swing Dancing at Viva Las Vegas Event Center
Visit Downtown Las Vegas for First Friday, and stop in for some swingin’ live music!

Not only that, we’ve got Swingin’ Sundays with live jazz. For just a $10 cover charge, come spend the evening. Or, keep checking our Viva Las Vegas Event Center website for one-time entertainments gems, like Soul ‘N Jazz nights, and charity fundraisers featuring Strip entertainers singing from the Great American Songbook. There’ll be something for everyone in our gorgeous Event Center, equipped with classic Old Vegas bar and the most scrumptious menu offerings in Las Vegas. See all the happenings at: http://vivalasvegaseventcenter.com

So, time your Las Vegas wedding to do something different and exciting during your honeymoon stay. Take in a sultry and romantic night of live music at Viva Las Vegas Event Center!
Las Vegas Wedding Receptions Dinners

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Get Married at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, Orleans Hotel and Casino!

Rockabilly Weddings Orleans Las Vegas
Photo courtesy of Louise Ungerman Photography

We’re wearing the green for St. Patrick’s Day, and a Happy St. Pat’s to all of you brides and grooms!

Just a reminder, too…The Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend is approaching fast. Held this year over Easter weekend, the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel will be setting up a mobile chapel right on the grounds of the Orleans Hotel and Casino, smack in the middle of the fabulous car show and other festivities. You’ll have your choice of ceremonies, with either Elvis, an amazing Rockabilly singer, or a traditional minister doing the honors.

Flowers, photos, and the most picturesque of settings are all included for a lifetime of memories.Check out all of our affordable and fun Rockabilly Weekend wedding packages at: www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/rockabilly-weekender-wedding-specials.htm

For those who are in town for the Rockabilly Weekender but who prefer a quieter wedding chapel setting, you can still book a Rockabilly themed wedding right here at our chapel, or outside in our beautiful Garden or Gazebo wedding chapels. Or, maybe you’d like to do it in the Diner? Our retro 50’s wedding chapel/diner makes a perfect backdrop for your vintage Rockabilly wedding wear! Visit our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call to book at 702-384-0771.

50's Diner WEdding chapel in Las Vegas Do It in the Diner!

Meanwhile, back at the chapel…We know we’ll be seeing a lot of the green, and maybe a leprechaun or two at our Irish-themed weddings. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and book those Rockin’ Rockabilly weddings soon. The big April weekend is filling up fast!

St. Patrick's Day wedding in Las Vegas
A wee Irish wedding!
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Blushing Las Vegas Brides– We’re Blushing, Too! Fun and Affordable Las Vegas Weddings

Reviews of Vegas Wedding Chapels
Reviews are a good way to know if one of our Las Vegas wedding packages is right for you!

We’re well into a new year, so we thought it would be a good idea to check some recent reviews of how we’re doing so far at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, according to the brides and grooms who’ve tied the knot with us in 2014. We like to see what we’re doing right, what we can improve upon, and what our weddings are like through YOUR eyes. Thanks to your kind words, we are humbled. But we also think YOUR experiences are the best way for our future couples to decide if this is the place for them to marry, or to renew their vows. So, here goes! A few happy wedding reviews for 2014 from Tripadvisor.com:

“Great Elvis Vow Renewal, Priceless Memories!”
Reviewed February 12, 2014
My husband and I renewed our vows at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel on June 16, 2013. I booked the service months in advance and I’m sure that the staff there were tired of me and my many phone calls and emails with questions. Its difficult to plan something like this from so far away and never seeing the venue or talking to someone face to face. Needless to say, all of our requests were met and our 15th anniversary was exactly as I had planned. We had White Jumpsuit Elvis (loved it!) and I got to walk down the aisle to Suspicious Minds… and we even had a conga line! The staff were courteous and friendly, transportation was provided and Melanie was so friendly, my flowers were beautiful, and our families in Canada and Scotland were able to be a part of the fun with the live video streaming. I would recommend Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel to anyone looking for a fun way to celebrate the beginning of your lives together or to renew your vows in a memorable way. Thank you Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for making our day amazing!

“Stress free”
Reviewed January 23, 2014
Having been with my partner for over 20yrs, we decided to finally tie the knot. So done my research and decided to combine a holiday with a few family members that we wanted with us. No fuss ,stress or tantrums trying to please others on OUR day. We got exactly what we wanted. Evening ,outside in the fantastic weather….It was beautiful without the frills & fuss.
The ease of exchanging emails & live chat was great.All our questions were answered so quickly. The female Reverend we requested ,we got and she was a diamond. Turns out she is from England and just made us feel like we had known her for a while.
Would say to anyone who is looking to get married in Vegas , look at this Chapel.Live video link is a must for those who can’t make the trip.If you want perfection you will never get it even staying at home and spending £30k plus !!!!! Can honestly say it was perfect for us .Mike our driver & Olivia our co-ordinator were great.

Viva Las Vegas Wedding Reviews
A picture speaks a thousand words, but we like to read what you have to say about us

“Love me tender”
Reviewed February 13, 2014
We made our childhood dreams come true and got married by “Elvis the Pelvis” himself – he´s alive, working as a minister at Viva Las Vegas Weddings.
Not everything that happens in Vegas stayes in Vegas! Friends from all over the world could be part of this funfunfun but also romantic and ceremony via webcam!
Photographer and Elvis work great together as a team and knew how to put us into a good light.
Our pink caddillac driver was a local since decades and could tell us interesting background storys about the strip casinos.
All toghether a worthy unforgettable wedding.

“Elvis and the Pink Caddy wedding…soooo much fun!”
Reviewed February 6, 2014
My husband and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel and renewed our vows. It was a blast! We did the pink caddy wedding package where Elvis drives you into the chapel, and they had the fog machine going and music. It was so exciting! We danced to Elvis singing, who was great by the way. He made the ceremony so much fun! The package is worth the money with the extra fun it brings and your name in lights on the marquee! Everyone was very friendly and professional and it was a great experience. Our guests are still talking about it!

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