Kim and Diego renewed wedding vows this week in a “White Wedding” presided over by our AMAZING Billy Idol tribute artist. “Billy” did the honors, dishing up a couple of iconic Idol tunes in the process. Everyone present was dressed for the wacky-yet-loving occasion, too….Let’s see…There was Saturday Night Fever‘s John Travolta, Elvis, Priscilla… Clearly this unforgettable anniversary celebration was a punk rock ‘n roll party for the ages.
Kim and Diego referred to their vow renewal as a “sequel” to their wedding in Brisbane, Australia, eight years ago. In Kim’s own words,”Funnily enough, we originally considered getting hitched in Vegas by Elvis! Then eloping in the Greek Islands! But as we planned it, we realised how much we needed our family and friends there with us to celebrate, so instead had a wonderful, super-fun wedding in Bris-Vegas! So now, on May 27 at 3pm, exactly 8 years later, we’re doing it Vegas style! And with “BILLY IDOL” no less! It’s too good to be true! We are both so excited!!!”
Kelly and Dan of Dallas/Ft. Worth celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this week by renewing their wedding vows with Elvis. They did it up in style, too, with the gorgeous bride in a sparkling pink bustier, the dashing groom in white bell bottoms with enormous Elvis-style belt. Can we just say “Wow!” ?
The two met in July of 1988 in Dallas. Although Dan was only visiting and actually lived in Missouri, the pair wrote to each other for months. By the following March, Kelly met up with Dan in Kansas City, where he proposed at the spectacular, revolving Skies restaurant atop the 42nd floor of Crown Center’s Hyatt Regency. Wow— again!
According to Kelly and Dan, they are “…looking forward to the next 50 years—a vow renewal in Vegas by Elvis is the best way to start it!”
We’ll be thinking of this unforgettable couple on May 27th. They simply radiated happiness, lighting up the whole chapel during their ceremony. We wish them many, many years of joy ahead. Kelly and Dan, we hope to see you again for the 30th, 40th, 50th…HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU!
Summer’s here! It’s not only beach season, but it’s wedding season in Las Vegas. If you’re getting married in Vegas this summer but don’t want to deal with a bulky gown, tux, and honeymoon trousseau, just break out that white bikini and tuxedo Speedo and you’re set for a beach party-themed wedding! We’ve got the beach balls and sand pails along with surfer dudes to carry the bride down the aisle on a board. We’ll add beach tunes and all the atmosphere you’ll need to complete your Beach Party ceremony.
After the ceremony, you’ll find a lot to do in Vegas to continue your beach-themed day. May we suggest a visit to Mandalay Bay Beach for a summer evening concert? Or check out Vegas’s newest summer attraction, the fabulous Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas water park. Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding Day should be the most memorable of your life, and our wedding planners will help you carry out the theme into the night. Have a blast, and don’t forget the sunscreen!
Gadzooks! We just came across this uncensored Viva Las Vegas Hangover Themed Wedding posted on YouTube. We remember most of the Hangover wedding vow renewal that took place at our chapel. But the extracurricular fun we didn’t see, captured on this video before and after the ceremony, was…interesting, to say the least!
We can’t say that we condone this kind of behavior for YOUR wedding trip to Vegas. But, you have to admit, Emma and Mark and their friends must have had a really great time! And, hey, after 19 years of marriage, a couple deserves a crazy Vegas wedding anniversary. Check out all of our vow renewal ceremonies, bachelor and bachelorette parties at: www.vivalasvegasweddings.com
At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, one of the top reasons for getting married in Las Vegas is to get married AGAIN. Close to one in four of our weddings is a renewal of vows ceremony! Mary and Steve, pictured here, made a 30th anniversary trip to Las Vegas this week to do just that. These high school sweethearts met while working at Target 34 years ago. The couple chose to re-wed in an Outdoor Gazebo wedding. Here’s what they wrote on their personal wedding website: “When the idea came about to celebrate 30 years of marriage by renewing our vows, we decided there could only be one destination—Las Vegas!” We can vouch for the fact that they had a very romantic time at the chapel, then had a blast doing the town. We think it’s the perfect way to honor the past 30 years, and to begin 30 more years together!
The same week, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, including the bride and groom, as Rebecca and Travis exchanged touching and personalized vows in our Main Chapel. Even the staff and Reverend Daphne got choked up as the bride came down the aisle to John Legend’s “All of Me,” their chosen wedding song.
Tears started up again as Rebecca and Travis presented each of their mothers with a beautiful long stemmed red rose.One of the best things about getting married at Viva Las Vegas is that you can have exactly the wedding you want, with the family and friends you want. Your ceremony can be completely private, or it can be streamed live via webcam all over the world. Getting married in Vegas means you can honeymoon in the most exciting of cities, saving tons of money on the actual wedding while designing the wedding of your dreams. At Viva Las Vegas, we offer every option you can imagine. And if you don’t see it on our website, call us and we’ll bend over backward to see what we can do to make it happen. Visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com
Our own Reverend Daphne is back in the saddle again (and back to marrying happy Las Vegas wedding couples) after an 11-day trip to China. (Pictured above, Daphne sheds her ministerial robes for a Harley Davidson wedding ceremony.) Yep, The Great Wall of China was on her bucket list. If you’ve read past wedding blogs, you know Daphne travels the world lightly. So, yes, her only luggage was a backpack and three changes of clothes. Daphne described her travel wardrobe as, “All interchangeable and very comfortable—and I brought walking shoes!”
Daphne visited Beijing for three days, then was blown away by The Great Wall. Also included in her itinerary were the Forbidden City and the famous Tiananmen Square. She continues,describing the highlights of her trip: “I sailed down the Yangtze River for four days, looking at many villages and lots of industry along the river. Then it was on to Shanghai for three days, which is far more modern than Beijing.”
“Our tour guide spoke excellent English and was extremely knowledgeable about his country. That made the tour so enjoyable. We used GATE 1 TRAVEL. All the hotels and the cabin on the Yangtze River cruise were very clean and comfortable.” Between all the walking and all the Chinese food (EVERY meal was Chinese food with no bread or desserts), Daphne lost a few pounds. How many people do that on vacation?
Other travel advice for wedding couples who might want to honeymoon in China? “If you plan to visit China, go for the sights and history of the country. It’s not a relaxing destination.”
What’s next on Daphne’s travel agenda? ” I’m looking forward to a few more countries—-swimming in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and throwing my coin into the fountain in Italy.”
How does it feel to be back to the Viva Las Vegas wedding routine? “I have to say that I was very happy that I saw the sights of China, but I’m VERY HAPPY to be home and back to work at the chapel. Americans don’t realize how fortunate they are living in this country.”
We’re really glad to have Daphne back at work, too. If she’s on duty for your upcoming wedding, Daphne’s your go-to person for worldwide travel advice. The lady gets around! Even if you just want to know what to see and do on your Vegas honeymoon, she’s got great suggestions. It’s just one of the many services our friendly Viva Las Vegas ministers provide. And, if you’ve been to China, too, you’ll have a lot to chat about as Daphne takes care of your marriage license paperwork. You’ll feel right at home. 🙂