Monthly Archives: September 2016

Get Married by the Mob in Our Gangster Themed Wedding!

Gangster Wedding vegas
We’ve even done Gangster Themed Weddings on Halloween night—that mobster stuff can be scary!

If you’re having a shotgun wedding (or…NOT), why not get “married by the mob” in Vegas with our Gangster Themed Wedding ceremony? While this kind of kitsch isn’t for everyone, it makes an unforgettable wedding vow renewal, or a great setting for a Gatsby-themed, 1920s-style wedding. We can customize it for you with period music, candlelight and a misty, romantic atmosphere.

Our Vegas chapel is all decked out as an Italian restaurant with red and white checked tablecloths, candles, wine bottles and grapes. Opt for a godfather-style minister, and add an Italian waiter to seat your guests. You can even request an Italian song for a romantic dance during your vows. By special request, you also can tie the knot with Bonnie and Clyde. The two outlaws run into the chapel under machine gun fire to perform the ceremony, then make a quick getaway. At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, you can pretty much have the mobster/outlaw of your choice running the show.

Gangster wedding in Las Vegas
Zoot suit and flapper gear optional for our Gangster Themed Wedding package!
Whether the two of you are fans of The Godfather movies, The Sopranos TV series, Bonnie and Clyde, or even if you’re just Italian, our Gangster Themed Wedding package could mean a bloody fun wedding day for you!

Check out Las Vegas’s new Mob Museum downtown when you go to get your marriage license. How about an Italian-themed reception at our Ron Decar’s Event Center right next door after your ceremony? We’ll continue the mood with authentic Italian cuisine and Mama Millie’s homespun hospitality in a gorgeous vintage Vegas venue. See at www.rondecarseventcenter.com

When it comes to mob-style weddings, we’ve got you covered! For more information visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call us at 702-384-0771

Vegas Mob Weddings
Get away to Vegas for a Bonnie & Clyde-themed wedding, Gangster-style!

Halloween Wedding Countdown! Choose a Scary Minister for Your October Wedding in Vegas

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Add Zombie Elvis or a vampire showgirl to your Gothic or Graveyard Themed Wedding!

October is one of the most popular wedding months at Viva Las Vegas Weddings! The weather is perfect for our hauntingly romantic Outdoor Gazebo and Garden Weddings. In our indoor chapels, scary-costume-themed weddings are in full swing all the way up to Halloween night! Already married? You won’t be left out of the fun. Our Halloween-themed weddings make the BEST wedding vow renewals!

When you book your Gothic or Graveyard Themed Wedding, you can choose from a wide variety of scary “ministers”–and you can even add flying vampires performing high above you in the chapel’s rafters, a Zombie Elvis to serenade you, or zombie showgirls as bridesmaids. The chapel is filled with candlelight, fog and haunting music…plus, of course, tombstones and the coffin your “minister” steps out of… And, yes, you can ask for black roses and wear a black wedding dress. We won’t judge.

Have a look at the many choices of ministers and wedding packages you can choose from. Or, make a suggestion of you own! We take requests!

Vampire Wedding Vegas
Vant to be ved at Viva Las Vegas Veddings? Dracula marries YOU!

Zombie Elvis wedding
Get married by Zombie Elvis if you dare!

Grim Reaper Gothic Wedding
The Grim Reaper ties the knot and pronounces you…alive and well and…MARRIED!

Elvira Wedding Vegas
Elvira does the honors, by request!

Go for our gruesome “Thriller” wedding package with a Michael Jackson impersonator, or our camp, spoof-y musical wedding, “Rocky’s Horror”–with a whole cast of characters singing live. Check out these stills grabbed from our live streaming webcam. That’s right! Your whole frightful wedding can be seen live around the world, for friends and family who are back home answering the trick-or-treaters at the door.

Our "Thriller" wedding package---You can't beat it!
Our “Thriller” wedding package—You can’t beat it!

Rocky Horror wedding
Your Rocky’s Horror musical wedding features songs performed LIVE and a transvestite from Transylvania as your “minister!”

Check out our many Halloween Wedding Specials at http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/halloween_wedding_specials.htm or give us a call with any questions at 702-384-0771. And, by the way, we do these scary weddings year ’round!

Your Free Viva Las Vegas Wedding Website!

Intergalactic Space Themed Wedding
Mike and Nicole tied the knot recently in an Intergalactic Themed Wedding!…Mmmmm…This gives us an idea for a Sherlock Holmes themed wedding…

Did you know that your Viva Las Vegas Wedding includes a free wedding website that doubles as an invitation? It’s your very own page where you can post photos and write a brief blog about how you met and how the proposal played out. You can also list the reasons why you chose to get married in Vegas. We love reading the stories of couples meeting and getting engaged! Couples often include whatever sweet and romantic tidbits they want to share with family and friends. Your personal wedding web page is also the site where your wedding can be viewed live and streaming via the Internet, should you wish. You can even choose to archive the video. That way, it can be watched by anyone, even weeks later.

Star Trek like wedding in Vegas
Mike reads his vows to Nicole as uniformed attendants stand by.

Mike and Nicole used their wedding webpage to alert family and friends, letting them know that Starfleet uniforms were in order for the ceremony. They had a fabulous time, with guests bringing along a pack of tribbles to toss at the couple as they exited the chapel–instead of rice! The two took advantage of every option to customize their ceremony, including life-sized cutouts of Next Gen crew as part of the backdrop and ordering up a romantic “First Dance” at the end of their ceremony. The guests were all dancing in the aisles, too, by the end.

Your wedding website is the way to get the word out! Natalie and Gertjan announced their wedding plans on a international scale. Couples from all over the globe marry at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. Their stories and the ability to live stream their ceremonies is an even more important feature for world-traveling newlyweds! We’ll share Natalie and Gertjan’s sweet story from their webpage below:

Live streaming wedding video
Wedding “guests” can watch your wedding live, even back in Europe!

Natalie and Gertjan (above)

How We Met

On the 26th of July 2014 we were on a international bike event in Amsterdam. After a few days cruising across the Netherlands we had a big party with a lot of other cruisers from around the world. On that evening I showed my first interest in Nathalie by giving here a little shoulder massage. But after about 10 minutes I didn’t know what to do next so I walked away. Nathalie was thinking and what next??? About 30 minutes later we took a picture together and that was all. We became friends on Facebook and started to like everything from each other. 2 months later we were again on a international bike event in Paris. That was on Friday the 19nt of September. Nathalie was all ready for a day in Paris and I arrived on the 19nt of September. On that day the cruisers from Paris organized a night-cruise across Paris. The plan was to see all the cruisers by the Bar le Komptoir. When we saw each other all the people and stuff around us disappeared. We had just the look on each other. We said hello and Nathalie was feeling ok there is more. She did the step and spoke all time with me and cruised next to me. On our way to the Sacre Cour we left us out the eyes. There Nathalie was searching another Cruiser she travelled with, cause her bottle holder was broken. Thijs another cruiser said to me I think there is someone looking for you. I searched Nathalie and when I found her I wanted to visit the church with her. I said to her that I heard that she was searching me {in fact she wasn’t} she answered ok when the people it say it must be true. I hugged her and gave her our first right kiss in front of the Church. We cruised all night together and it was all just magic. Saturday evening we talked about how it should go on with us. We decided to try it a German Dutch relationship on the weekend. It worked well. After 7 months of travelling every weekend I moved to Germany. Now short to say I found my perfect little Family with Billy our cat.

The Proposal

Gertjan and I were talking all time before about getting married. About planning our own Family and the other pro things a wedding brings to us. It was new years eve and we were at home from our Friends Sandra and Dennis and we decided to try out and go to a Chinese restaurant in February. What I didn’t know was the fact that Gertjan planned to ask me that Evening if I want to be his wife. So everybody around me was knowing. Even the cutest thing was he also asked my Dad for my Hand (I sayed to Gertjan that this MUST be done and he did it). So the date came it was the 13th of February, he was before working. And when he came home I was thinking ok was he having a bad day at work? We wanted to met our Friends around 6 o’clock this evening. And even at 4 o’clock he asked me if we should clean up our aquarium I was thinking no in 2 hours we must be there and I must make me still ready. What I didn’t know was he was so nervous and must do something. We met our friends and we started to eat and i was talking all time with Sandra and Gertjan was getting more nervous. I wanted to take Sandra’s little baby Girl Anna on my Arms but she said no. That was strange cause I normally can do it every time. Then Gertjan came to me, down on his knees. he wanted a kiss. I gave him one. Then everybody put out their phones…I was thinking ok what is going on here??? I think I should turn to Gertjan. I just saw his eyes and I started to cry cause I know what was coming. Than he asked me and I said of course Yes. He put the ring on my finger and was just hugging him all the time. On the rest of the evening I couldn’t believe this and of course my hunger was away.

Viva Las Vegas Wedding

After that he asked me we where thinking about how should we getting married. After a few days we found out that a normal wedding in a normal church not fits to us. And it was ever my dream to travel to the USA and going to make an Road trip. We needed something International. And it sounded perfect for us. Meeting in Amsterdam, starting the Relationship in Paris and getting married in Las Vegas.

Best wishes to these and all of our happily married couples who have honored us with pics and touching tales of their love. Keep ’em coming! For more information on booking a traditional, themed or Elvis wedding with us in Las Vegas, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call us at 702-384-0771.

Going to the Chapel in Vegas? Go HERE first!

Marriage license vegas
A trip to the Marriage Bureau is in order before Elvis (or a ‘regular minister’) can help you tie the knot!

If you’re getting legally married in Las Vegas, you’ll need to go downtown to the Marriage Bureau here to get your license beforehand.(If you’re doing a wedding vow renewal, you can skip the whole thing–easy!) The Marriage Bureau in Las Vegas is located at the northwest corner of Clark Avenue and Third Street, or 201 Clark Avenue. The Marriage Bureau accepts cash only, so be prepared. See the helpful link below to find all the details and how to get there:

how to get your marriage license in Vegas
The Marriage Bureau—no waiting period, no blood tests. And don’t forget to bring your license to the chapel so we can make it legal!

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/Depts/clerk/Services/pages/MarriageLicenses.aspx

If you want express line service at the Marriage Bureau when you arrive to get your license, click on the Marriage Pre-Application on their website above, to be completed for both parties. Print and bring these forms with you when you go to get your license. You’ll both need ID’s and you’ll both need to be present. Check the Marriage Bureau site for details on all other requirements.

Once you have your license in hand, be sure to have it with you (and your rings, of course!) upon arrival at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. Wedding vow renewals won’t require a license. And remember, same-sex marriages are legal and warmly welcomed at our chapel!

Elvis wedding vegas
Even if you get married by Elvis, a licensed minister will be on hand to help your though the legal stuff at the time of your ceremony!

Your minister (even if you’re getting married by Elvis, a licensed minister will pronounce you as legally wedded for the purposes of the State of Nevada) will explain how to get copies of your marriage certificate. All of our Viva Las Vegas Weddings require a $60 cash only minister’s fee, to be paid at the time of your ceremony. The minister will take care of recording your marriage, as part of his or her services to you on your wedding day. Las Vegas wedding chapel minister services are not included in your Viva Las Vegas wedding package price.

If you’re not a U.S. resident, you can still get married in Las Vegas. Many countries will require a certified copy of the marriage certificate and as apostille from the Nevada Secretary of State. Your minister will help you with questions on how to do this. You might also get in touch with your country’s Consulate in the States to confirm what you’ll need.

For more marriage license information, call (702) 671-0600. Marriage License Bureau hours are 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week, including holidays.

For information on one of our amazing Elvis, Themed or Tradtional Wedding packages, or to ask questions about getting your marriage license in Las Vegas, give us a call at (702) 384-0771. Or you can visit us online at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

Celebrate 50 Years of Star Trek with a Space Themed Wedding or Vow Renewal in Vegas!

Star Trek style wedding vegas
A uniformly fun wedding ceremony aboard the Starship Viva!
Star Trek wedding
You choose your “minister” from your favorite space-themed movie or TV series and we’ll do the rest!

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we’re seeing a flurry of space-themed Intergalactic Weddings, and we’ve finally figured out what it’s all about! Star Trek the Original Series is having a 50th anniversary! If you love Trek, even if you’re already married, you can renew your vows and celebrate your own anniversary at the same time you pay tribute to this iconic series!

Space may be the final frontier, but an Intergalactic Themed Wedding in Las Vegas might be your next one. At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we can transport you to the sci-fi movie or TV series of your dreams for a themed wedding that’s the most fun in ANY universe. You choose your minister….a Darth Vader-costumed actor, a Vulcan or Romulan or ???, or any other favorite film or television character . You can actually ‘populate’ your ceremony with all the “sci-fi action figures” you want. And, of course, you may want to play roles and wear costumes yourselves. We even rent them at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. There’s a costume shop right on the premises.

Star Wars-ish wedding in Vegas
Our Intergalactic Themed Wedding with Darth Vader Minister, and 501 Legion guests on board!

Your wedding includes smoke and lighting effects, props, music from the film, plus flowers, video, photography, and round-trip limo service to and from your Las Vegas hotel. Just go to our website and then click on Themed Weddings to search for the Intergalactic Wedding package, which you can customize to make it your own sci-fi wedding fantasy. www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

Not sure? Here’s a recent glowing review from a happy couple on Tripadvisor. But also feel free to give us a call for more information. 1-702-384-0771

“Awesome themed weddings!”
Reviewed October 21, 2014
We were married here 2014Oct10. We decided on a Star Wars themed ceremony. Us, our kids and grandkids are big Star War fans. What a blast! Darth Vader married us and he was perfect. Our teenagers were dressed as Princess Leia and Jedi’s, my new husband was a Jedi and I wore my oldest daughters wedding dress. Which had special meaning to me. We had a dinner reception and they offered us the Elvis and Priscilla room (previously a honeymoon suite) to dine in. Well of course we then had Elvis come up and sing for us. Our guests had no idea about our theme or Elvis and they loved it. Smiles and laughs from all. Elvis/Darth you are fantastic. We had 2 limos pick us all up at the hotel we were at, 15 of us total. I checked with the chapel and they advised it was fine to bring our own bottled water in the limo and chapel. When we arrived the front desk staff and our coordinator were all so kind. And it was smooth. I was in awe finally being there after watching previous live web cams of people being married there. Thank you Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for making my dreams of a Vegas wedding come true. We could not of asked for anything more. It was perfect.

So…Suit up, outer space fans! See you at the Starship Viva!

Star Trek themed wedding in Vegas
Ready to voyage into the universe of holy matrimony?

Plan a Wedding or Wedding Vow Renewal in Las Vegas for the Holidays!

Christmas Wedding Vegas
Red and white flowers make a stunning presentation for holiday weddings!

Christmastime and Holiday Season weddings in Las Vegas can be some of the most romantic and colorful…what with the red and white flowers, gold trims, and everything festively decked out at the chapel. Wedding couples benefit from off-season hotel rates, fewer crowds on the Strip, and the general glow of the happiest time of year. New Year’s Eve may be more to your liking if you thrill to fireworks and boisterous crowds…We do that, too! Those sparkly, little-black-dress-style weddings work well here. You might even choose a sexy James Bond 007 Themed Wedding for a sultry and sophisticated New Year’s ceremony!

Winter weddings are some of the most picturesque in our stunning Main Chapel setting

Choose a Traditional indoor Main Chapel Wedding, or one outdoors in the Garden or Gazebo Chapels with their twinkling white lights. Evenings are usually mild, and these venues are lightly warmed and sheltered on colder days and nights. White faux fur hats and stoles are PERFECT in this setting, too…think elegant long white gloves…or red!

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Customize your winter wedding with a custom bouquet, if you like. Consider asking for a holiday-themed minister to do the honors. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, flying elves…Any holiday character you request can tie the knot for you! Just give us your ideas and we’ll do our holiday best to make it happen. You can select holiday music for your down-the-aisle theme, or book a live singer to carol during your candle lighting ceremony. Have a look at all our Traditional, Themed and Elvis Weddings at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com and, if a December wedding is what you have in mind, just let us know all the special touches you’d like to add to make your wedding or wedding vow renewal right for you and the season! Call us anytime with questions and ideas at 702-384-0771. Viva Las Vegas!