Monthly Archives: May 2017

Our Liberace Tribute Weddings at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

Liberace tribute artist wedding
A Vegas wedding without Elvis? We do that too! Our kitschy and glam Liberace tribute artist presides and tickles the ivories!

Viva Las Vegas Weddings honors the memory not only of The King of Rock ‘n Roll, but also many other music icons who have been part of Las Vegas’s incredible history. While our Elvis, Liberace, “Marilyn” and other themed-weddings are meant to be thrilling and fun, they are also a way to keep these legends’ spirits alive. Today we’re featuring our fantastic Liberace Wedding Package, the nearest thing to seeing him live in a vintage Vegas showroom!

Vegas Liberace wedding

If you’re looking for the most fabulously kitschy way to get married in Las Vegas—or at least as kitschy as an Elvis wedding–look no further than Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel! We’ve got Daryl Wagner, a dead-ringer for Liberace himself. Daryl plays, sings, acts and sounds every inch of the real deal! You’ll be married by “Liberace,” and be serenaded by him at his baby grand, to the light of an ornate golden candelabra, no less! Your Liberace tribute wedding includes all the frills, or ask our wedding planners about customizing every detail your Liberace wedding ceremony to make it right for you. Be sure to ask about having your Liberace-themed wedding ceremony streamed live online for friends and family back home to watch. They will NEVER believe this one!

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Your own private wedding concert with the next best thing to Liberace himself!

Daryl Wagner, our very own “Liberace,” is the most renowned Liberace tribute artist in the world. Daryl has performed for many years here in Las Vegas and around the world, and he’s got the world-class over-the-top, jewel-spangled wardrobe to pop out the eyes of your guests. (And, Daryl takes requests….) Your candlelit ceremony includes everything from flowers to photography, and even round-trip limousine transportation from your Las Vegas Strip or downtown hotel. The chapel is filled with theatrical fog and music, and feel free to add upgrades…or even Elvis! It also makes a very romantic wedding vow renewal for anniversaries in Vegas!

To see more details about this phenomenally fabulous Las Vegas Wedding package, visit this page: http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/las-vegas-wedding-packages/themed-weddings/liberace-themed-wedding Or feel free to give us a call at 702-384-0771 with all your questions and special requests! We’ll light up your wedding day–or your anniversary wedding vow renewal!

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Add a Photo Tour of the Las Vegas Strip After Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding!

Vegas Wedding Photo Tour
Spectacular backdrops for your Vegas wedding photos!

Did you know that once your Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel wedding is over and the formal photos are taken, you can be accompanied by one of our fun and friendly photographers for a fabulous photo tour of the Strip? We offer several choices of packages that include various locations and in various price ranges and lengths of time. Since you’re getting married in Vegas, and since you’re in your fancy duds anyway, it’s a lovely way to extend your wedding festivities and capture the most special day of your lives forever!

Las Vegas Wedding Photos
Las Vegas Strip hotels offer stunning settings for your post-wedding formal photos!

You can choose day or evening photo tours, and if you have any questions about options or scheduling, give one of our staff members a call to discuss just what you’d like. They’re available to chat live online, too. 702-384-0771 www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

Here’s a link to check out what’s available. Your limo awaits!
https://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/wedding-upgrades/las-vegas-photo-tours

Bellagio Wedding Pictures
By day or night, a Las Vegas Wedding Photo Tour makes memories you can keep for a lifetime!
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Friday October 13th Wedding Specials at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

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Get married by the Prince of Darkness in a Gothic Wedding Special!

BEST GOTH WEDDING DATE EVER! Friday the 13th happens this October, and what a perfect wedding date for a hauntingly beautiful wedding in Las Vegas! Since it’s nearly Halloween, AND Friday the 13th, we’ve got Gothic and Graveyard Wedding Specials galore for couples who want something a LITTLE dark and different for their wedding or wedding wow renewal ceremony.

Friday the 13th weddings are almost like having an extra Halloween at our Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. We deck the place out as a cemetery with tombstones, fog and theatrical lighting. Choose from an array of scary ministers, too, or go for a full-on Rocky’s Horror themed musical wedding. Your Dracula or Grim Reaper minister emerges from a coffin to perform the ceremony, or select from a wide range of other horrifyingly cool character ministers. As an upgrade, you can even have live “vampires” flying overhead in the chapel during your candle lighting ceremony. Cobwebs and sinister organ music also enhance the gruesome atmosphere. Included in any of our Gothic, Graveyard, or Rocky’s Horror Themed Weddings are luxurious limo service, photos and flowers–black roses are most requested. See all of our Friday the 13th wedding specials at:http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/las-vegas-wedding-packages/holidays-special-events/friday-the-13th

Our Gothic packages even include black roses. But you can also do blood red for Friday the 13th. Just let us know all your preferences and we'll make sure the unluckiest of days is the BEST when it comes to a fun and happy marriage.
Our Gothic packages even include black roses. But you can also do blood red for Friday the 13th. Just let us know all your preferences and we’ll make sure the unluckiest of days is the BEST when it comes to a fun and happy marriage.

If you’re more interested in a romantic ceremony by moonlight, we can arrange for a darkly romantic evening wedding in either our Outdoor Gazebo or Garden Chapels. You choose.
Call us at 1-800-574-4450 or 702-384-0771 to book your Gothic Style Wedding on Friday the 13th. (Also, it’s not too early to book those Halloween weddings, folks… It’s good luck to plan ahead! )

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Our Most Popular Viva Las Vegas Wedding Package? Elvis Blue Hawaii!

Blue Hawaii Vegas Wedding
Palm trees, theatrical lighting, and beach mist make you feel like you’re on the beach in Hawaii!

Wedding couples often ask which is our most popular Elvis wedding. The Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding package, of course! You’ll feel like you’re in a tropical paradise with the “ocean mist” (created by our theatrical fog machines) rolling in, a hula girl swaying, and Elvis crooning “The Hawaiian Wedding Song” as you cuddle or slow dance at the altar. Many couples opt to add our fantastic pink Cadillac entrance down the aisle! It’s Vegas, baby! So feel free to go all-out with the optional extras!

We’ll share some highlights from Stan and Cynthia’s Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding. Check out a minute or two of their fun-filled vow exchange!

This all-inclusive package includes Elvis singing “Viva Las Vegas!” and two other songs performed live, flowers, photography and video, plus round-trip limo service from your Strip or Downtown hotel. You’ll have your names in lights on our marquee for a fabulous photo-op after your ceremony, too! We probably don’t even need to mention that the Elvis Blue Hawaii is also our most popular wedding vow renewal package! It has a special elegance, and yet the ceremony is very casual, so we encourage sarongs, Hawaiian shirts, beachwear and sandals. Getting married barefoot works, too!

Please call us with any of your questions about our unique Blue Hawaii wedding package. Our staff can suggest upgrades like exotic orchid leis or a wedding cake packaged to-go. This is one wedding you might want to stream live online to friends and family back home–they will be sorry to miss being here in person! See you in the “islands” for your wedding “on the beach” with Elvis! Viva Las Vegas Weddings, 702-384-0771

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“YOUR SONG” Performed Live at Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding!

Vegas Wedding Music
Add a musical memory to your Traditional Wedding package!

Did you know you can add a live musician and/or singer to your Traditional Wedding at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel? Nothing customizes your wedding more beautifully than your favorite romantic song being played or sung live. After all, weddings are one of the few times in life that you can express your love with “your song” filling a chapel for all to hear. You can select any point in the ceremony to include your musical selection– or include it as you are leaving the altar as man and wife/ partners in life. Slow-dancing as you go! At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we have a cast of experienced, legitimately trained musicians as well as sopranos, tenors and baritones. More often than not, they’ll bring tears to your eyes and put goosebumps on your wedding guests!

Here’s more information from our website:

Breathtaking Music Makes Your Las Vegas Wedding Spectacular!

Whether you choose a live pianist or organist for accompaniment, or an orchestral soundtrack behind the singer, you can make your walk down the aisle unforgettable. Or, choose instead to have “your song” performed during a candle lighting ceremony as you are repeating your vows. Feel free to slow dance! After all, it’s your musical moment on your wedding day, one that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Prices for adding live music to your wedding begin at $150. It’s a wonderful way to customize your wedding and impress friends and family, even those who are far away watching your ceremony live on the Internet!

Soaring Live Vocals for your Viva Las Vegas Wedding
We can accommodate your favorite musical style—from touching country ballads to pop standard love songs. Choose a selection from a list of popular wedding songs, below, or you may request a song that is your personal favorite. (There will be an additional charge of $100 for orchestration of special requests, and we’ll need a minimum of two weeks advance notice.)

That’s My Dream
Some Enchanted Evening
Love Changes Everything
Somewhere
Have I Told You Lately
Wind Beneath My Wings
Unchained Melody
Unforgettable
Can You feel The Love Tonight
Longer Than
Through The Eyes Of Love
I Cross My Heart
One In A Million
Unchained Melody
Viva Las Vegas
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Ave Maria
Love Me Tender
Save The Best For Last
Hawaiian Wedding Song
The Lords Prayer
Keeper Of The Stars
We’ve Only Just Begun
Could I Have This Dance
After All
I Swear

Elvis Vegas wedding
Elvis can pop in and serenade you, even during your Traditional Wedding in Las Vegas

Elvis Wedding Music
Not having an Elvis wedding, but want to add a song performed by “The King” during your Las Vegas wedding ceremony? We can do that! The cost for an appearance by Elvis to sing one song of your choice is an additional $150 over the cost of your wedding package. You can even add an extra Elvis song to an existing wedding package, if you just can’t get enough!

“Elvis” also is available to perform off-site for a wedding or other special event. Prices begin at $350. Please give us a call to discuss all your Elvis needs. 702-384-0771

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Staff Spotlight: Meet Viva Las Vegas Wedding Planner, Blaze!

Vegas Wedding Planner
Blaze makes sure you feel at ease and takes care of all your wedding day details!

Here’s the first in a series of interviews with the friendly and talented crew at Viva Las Vegas Weddings. We thought you’d like to get to know our wedding staffers a bit better as we highlight their stories here on the blog. And please feel free to ask questions in the comments section, if you’d like to learn more about the wide range of services each staff member can provide for your upcoming wedding!

“I LOVE just about everything about my work at Viva Las Vegas Weddings,” exclaims professional wedding planner/wedding coordinator Blaze. Blaze is a rarity in the Wedding Capital of the World–he’s a native Las Vegan, and he’s been with us at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for nearly two years. Blaze has become an amiable, familiar face to many couples who’ve recently passed through our doors to be married. “My favorite part of the job is assembling the sets and props for the various themed weddings. People don’t realize that we can completely change the look of the chapel from a Gothic graveyard setting to an Old West scene for our Western weddings. And it all takes place in the blink of an eye!”

Blaze is also the guy who coordinates many of the more traditional weddings here. Every day he walks couples through their paces before their guests are seated, making sure the bride has her bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere is pinned on correctly. Blaze has an amazing knack for putting nervous couples at ease, “talking them down” and soothing any anxiety about the ceremony.

Blaze brings to the chapel his background as a makeup artist, too. His skills with a cosmetic brush plus his innate flair for the theatrical come in really handy for the chapel’s Halloween weddings. “Everyone on staff gets into costume and character on that night. I’m always here to give a helping hand for Zombie Elvis, Dracula, Frankenstein–even a classic glamour makeup is sometimes required!”

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“Blazing” through Halloween weddings with his devilish sense of fun!

When asked about his least favorite part of the job, Blaze admits, “Sometimes the in-laws can be a little too involved, often making brides and grooms unnecessarily anxious, or upsetting the couple because the advice they’re getting is NOT what they had in mind.” He explains that being tactful with in-laws-to-be is not always easy, and sometimes getting a message across may not go perfectly. “We try to explain that the wedding day belongs to the brides and grooms. To us, they come first.”

We asked Blaze about the funniest thing he’s seen at a wedding, since a chapel with dozens of Elvis, themed and even traditional weddings can attest to a unique story to tell about each and every ceremony. “Once on a really busy weekend, the chapel owner Ron Decar was making a quick change from a tailored minister’s suit to a bustier, lipstick and pearls to play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in one of our Rocky’s Horror themed weddings. Well, Ron was throwing on his costume pieces as fast as he could, and with big, frantic eyes, he called out, ‘It’s SHOW-bizzy!”

Blaze describes the WORST thing he’s seen happen–NOT very funny at the time, but somehow hilarious in retrospect: “On a really hot summer day, we were getting ready to do an Elvis wedding with a pink Cadillac entrance. Just before the doors of the chapel were thrown open so Elvis could drive the couple down the aisle, we heard a HUGE explosion from outside. When we opened the doors, there was ‘Elvis” in a big cloud of black smoke standing by the backfiring car. It was a real mess!” Somehow, everything turned out fine in the end…

Just as in ANY wedding, the little disasters often make the wedding more memorable, and generally it IS funny, AFTER the fact! More than 99% of the time, though, things go off without a hitch.

What’s Blaze’s best advice for Las Vegas brides and grooms? “Make sure your wedding is all about YOU. It’s easy to try to please family members and make compromises, but ultimately you want the wedding that expresses who YOU are. And that’s something we’re here to help with.”

If you’re planning to elope or even to have a big, elegant wedding here at one of Viva Las Vegas’s chapels, look for Blaze and say “hello!” He’ll have lots of stories to tell, and he’ll certainly want to hear yours!

Vegas Wedding Flowers
Here’s where you’ll often see Blaze preparing your bouquets and boutonnieres for the trip down the aisle!
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