We Miss You, Elvis! January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977

Elvis Jailhouse Rock
Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. (now in the public domain)

Today is the anniversary of the death of Elvis Aron Presley. We’ll be doing our fun and kitschy Elvis weddings today as always, but likely with a special reverence and a nod to the icon who is now a Las Vegas legend as well as a music legend. Many couples who come to Vegas to tie the knot with an Elvis impersonator are now far too young to have any firsthand memories of the King of Rock ‘n Roll, but still acknowledge his inexorable connection to the city and to its particular mystique.

Elvis public domain photo
Photo by By Ollie Atkins, chief White House photographer (public domain photograph)

Did you know our Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel features a gift shop of Elvis memorabilia in our lobby/waiting area? You can pick up a souvenir of your wedding day if you like, or buy one for the happy couple. We have everything from t-shirts to holiday ornaments. It’s a nice way to remember your special day, and also to remember Elvis. You’d be surprised how many couples who are “only” having a Traditional wedding at our chapel pick up the odd Elvis license plate frame or sunglasses!

Elvis statue
A commemorative statue of “The King” in the lobby of the Westgate Hotel

Remember you can always add Elvis to any Themed wedding or Traditional wedding to perform a song and/or to escort the bride down the aisle. We’ve even done Intergalactic Star Wars or Trek-style weddings with an appearance by The King at the end to sing “Viva Las Vegas” and get everyone dancing in the aisle! Just ask us for details and tell us your ideas when you call to book your wedding or wedding vow renewal with us, 702-384-0771. Or chat with us live online at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com
RIP, Elvis. You are remembered here every day by so many people, in the most happy and respectful of ways…Viva Las Vegas, Viva Elvis!

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