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Elvis Themed Weddings

Rene and Mayleen’s AWESOME VEGAS WEDDING!

Elvis Wedding Chapel
Mayleen and Rene clearly love to travel, and we’re thrilled they chose a Vegas Elvis wedding as part of their adventure of a lifetime!

We love ALL our fabulous couples at Viva Las Vegas Weddings! In fact, we go home every night with fun and sentimental stories to tell our families about the many Elvis, Themed and Traditional weddings we were able to be a part of that day. But this week, Rene and Mayleen of San Francisco blew us away–with their happy energy and thoughtfulness–in an Elvis Pink Cadillac ceremony we will long remember!

The pair are traveling across eleven states as part of their Las Vegas wedding adventure. For their ceremony, we were honored and delighted they chose Elvis as minister at our very own Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel! (Rene told us he’s watched quite a few of our themed weddings live on Earthcam ahead of time!) Mayleen and Rene really pulled out all the stops by upgrading their wedding with showgirls and Elvis singing “Live in Concert” four iconic songs during their exchange of vows. For the big finish, this lovely couple and their guests danced along a conga line as Elvis performed a lively rendition of–what else?–“Viva Las Vegas!” The bride and groom archived their live-streamed wedding online, so for the next 90 days we can also share that with you! Check out all the fun by clicking the link below:

http://websites.vivalasvegasweddings.com/index.php/find-a-wedding/12412?view=website

Rene and Mayleen also shared their love story on their free wedding invitation website, included with all our Viva Las Vegas Weddings bookings. Read their story here!

Welcome to our wedding page 🙂

How We Met

Mayleen was on Alamak Chat sometime December 2002 when she met Ren. Alamak Chat was a free chat site visited by millions of people until its popularity waned. It’s a chat site for good girls looking for goofy & weird-looking men. Mayleen fell in love with Ren’s childish ways, sense of humor, and how he loves & takes care of his two adorable cats. Everytime Ren’s in the chatroom, he did nothing but flood the room with the dumbest & most immature posts (e.g. “Hey you, you stink!” There were other posts too rude to mention). Ren fell in love with Mayleen’s beautiful personality. She’s intelligent. She has a kind, caring & generous heart. Someone’s momma always said: “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know who you’re gonna end up marrying & spending your life with.”

The Proposal

On January 30, 2017, Ren was eating sashimi when he playfully molded a thin strip of salmon into an engagement ring. Ren showed it to Mayleen & quipped: “We’ve known each other for 15 happy years. Time flies fast. Will you marry me, honey?” And she said Yes….HOORAY!!!!!!

A Las Vegas Wedding

We love Las Vegas. So many things to do and see. The fun & happiness never run out in Vegas. We want a fun & non-traditional wedding, so we decided to have the King of Rock & Roll to marry us. The King will be accompanied by two beautiful Showgirls, and driving his fabulous Pink Cadillac for a complete Las Vegas experience!

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Mayleen and Rene on another Las Vegas-based adventure!

Our heartfelt best wishes go out to Rene and Mayleen, and we hope we’ll see you again one day for an anniversary wedding vow renewal. You two absolutely made our day! 🙂

50th Anniversary Elvis Wedding Vow Renewal at Viva Las Vegas Weddings

Elvis Vegas Vow Renewal
Linda and Frank celebrate 50 years of marriage with Elvis, family and friends!

Recently, Linda and Frank came all the way from Texas to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary (on the exact day and hour!) with an Elvis Blue Hawaii vow renewal at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. It was one of the most touching vow renewal ceremonies anyone here can remember. Tears were shed as Elvis crooned in the “ocean mist” and the wedding vows were exchanged. But, everyone got to their feet and danced jubilantly afterward to “Viva Las Vegas!”

Shall we share a fun bit of trivia about this lovely couple? We were amazed when the beautiful bride, Linda, revealed to us that she was wearing her ORIGINAL wedding gown from 50 years ago! This may have been the first time any bride has appeared in her original dress at our chapel after 50 years! (If we are wrong, we’d love to know…But we’re pretty sure that this is a rare event among vow renewal ceremonies!)

Vegas Wedding Vow renewal
The bride and groom…Bride Linda wearing the same dress she wore on the same day, 50 years ago!

If you’re interested in renewing your vows on an anniversary (not necessarily your 25th or even 50th), the Elvis Blue Hawaii Wedding is equal parts fun and nostalgia, just right for the occasion. But we can customize any of our Elvis or Themed Wedding Packages for your light-hearted-yet-meaningful vow renewal. (And, yes, there are couples who renew vows in a traditional way, too, often in one of our outdoor chapels.)

Some couples choose to marry again as a surprise for their families. And, some families surprise their PARENTS with a vow renewal, while others just invite everyone to come to Vegas to witness the fun. If you come on a second honeymoon, though, your friends and family can watch online back home if you upgrade with live streaming coverage. We often do fun and memorable multiple-couple vow renewals as well, when great friends want to create a great Vegas memory and say “I Do” all over again.

Our best wishes go out to Linda and Frank for continued happiness. We will long remember your special day with us!

For more information on our wedding vow renewals, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call at 702-384-0771.

Elvis Blue Hawaii Wedding in Vegas? “Priscilla” Can Be Your Bridesmaid!

Elvis and Priscilla Wedding
By request, you can have Priscilla as an attendant–she’ll even dance to the Hawaiian Wedding Song!

If you’re getting married by Elvis in Las Vegas (or renewing your wedding vows for a special anniversary) Viva Las Vegas Weddings’ Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding package is our most popular and all-inclusive Elvis Wedding Package. (Still, many couples upgrade further and add the pink Cadillac chapel entrance with Elvis driving you inside, right down the aisle!)

Your Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding includes a tropical setting with ocean mist, theatrical lighting, and a hula girl dancing to the “Hawaiian Wedding Song.” But, you can request instead to have Priscilla herself as your bridesmaid—she’ll even perform her own version of the hula!

Elvis also serenades you with “Can’t Help Fallin’ in Love, and, of course, everyone will be up dancing for Viva Las Vegas by the end of the wedding ceremony! (Okay, if you’d like something more sedate, substitute “Love Me Tender” or “It’s Now or Never” for a romantic slow dance instead…)

Blue Hawaii weddings in Vegas
The Elvis Blue Hawaii Wedding, with tropical ocean mist, hula girl, and Elvis serenading you!

Your Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding can be a huge family affair, or just the two of you–maybe with others watching our live streaming coverage from afar. Everyone has something different in mind, and we’ll try very hard to make your ceremony your own by customizing the elements you prefer. Best of all, luau wear is perfect, if a more casual wedding is right for you. (Wedding vow renewals especially tend to be more laid back.)

For more information on our Elvis Blue Hawaii Wedding, call us anytime at 702-384-0771 (and be sure to request Priscilla, if you wish to switch out your hula girl) or go to: http://www.vivalasvegasweddings.com/elvis_blue_hawaii_wedding_package.htm

Elvis and Priscilla Las Vegas weddings
Tie the knot in Las Vegas with Elvis AND Priscilla

As We Remember Elvis: January 8, 1935-August 16, 1977

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

This week Viva Las Vegas Weddings is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Elvis’s death. It’s hard to believe how many years have gone by. Elvis is always near our hearts here at the chapel, since we hear renditions of his best-known songs every day– both in his recordings (played in the background as Elvis weddings are being rehearsed) and as performed live by our amazing Elvis Tribute Artists.

Although the spirit of Elvis seems to be all around us on a daily basis, we at Viva Las Vegas Weddings never seem to get tired of hearing his songs. Instead, we’re humbled by the small way we are able to continue his legacy. We still dance around to his tunes when no one’s looking. And who knew Elvis’s memory would forever be shared by happy couples as a part of binding their lives together, beginning a lifetime of wedded bliss?

Some people think Elvis weddings take away from the sanctity of marriage. But we–and many of our couples–see it as adding to the joy of the occasion. We’ve always said that we see as many tears at Elvis weddings as at any traditional ceremony here. When guests jump up and dance to “Viva Las Vegas” at the end of the vows, the love in the chapel is absolutely palpable!

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

It’s intriguing that Elvis wasn’t really associated with Las Vegas at all until his later years and his residency at the International Hotel–now the Westgate. (Although he and Priscilla were married here at the old Aladdin Hotel.) But today Elvis has become one of the city’s symbols. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

We miss you, Elvis. You’re still “The King.” And, thank ya very much.

When Your Elvis Wedding in Vegas Costs Less Than Your Dress!

Affordable Elvis Wedding
A unique Elvis wedding or wedding vow renewal may be the smallest expense in your honeymoon/elopement budget!

Most engaged couples coming to Vegas to get married by Elvis are surprised at the wide range of packages we offer, with prices to fit ANY budget. If you’re getting hitched on a shoestring, for example, our Elvis Hound Dog package includes flowers, photography, Elvis as minister and even a keepsake stuffed hound dog, all for under $300. Brides sometimes tell us they spent more on their dress or plane ticket!

For just a bit more, you can find Elvis wedding packages that include more songs, limo transportation, and a choice of settings, including Elvis in our 1950s Doo Wop Diner Chapel, or in our romantic outdoor Gazebo or Garden Chapels. At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, you always have the choice of selecting just the options and upgrades you prefer—things like a custom bouquet, live streaming video coverage, or a fabulous entrance into the chapel driven by Elvis in a vintage pink Cadillac! To see all of our Elvis packages, visit our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com and look on the top of the page for our Elvis Weddings drop-down menu.

Outdoor Elvis wedding
Elvis can marry you outdoors in our Gazebo or Garden Chapel, too!(Don’t forget those blue suede shoes!)

For those celebrating a special anniversary with a wedding vow renewal in Las Vegas, an Elvis wedding package is just the thing—whether simple and affordable, or whether you go all out with an Elvis Blue Hawaii themed wedding with Pink Cadillac entrance added as an upgrade! We even do surprise vow renewals, either as a surprise to the bride, or as a surprise to the couple from all the children and grandchildren.

Check out what’s included in our most affordable Elvis package, below. You can also visit our website or give us a call at 702-384-0771 for details on how to customize and upgrade for just the right amount of Elvis for YOU!

The Elvis Hound Dog Wedding Package

Package Features Include:
Ceremony Performed in The Main Chapel
Elvis performs the ceremony and sings one song
Elvis will escort you down the aisle
Two Rose Presentation
4 Candid Photos (taken during ceremony)
Stuffed Animal Hound Dog Keepsake
Elvis Certificate
Candlelit Chapel
Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
Your Names In Lights on Our Marquee
Wedding Planner
Wedding Coordinator
Witness
Chapel Fee
Ceremony is Limited to 15 Wedding Guests or Less
Price $295.00

Anniversary vow renewal
Our inexpensive Elvis packages are a fun and romantic way to renew your wedding vows on an anniversary trip to Vegas!

How to Add Pizazz to a Camelot Themed Wedding in Vegas? Invite ELVIS!

Camelot Wedding Vegas
Merlin performs the ceremony at the Camelot Themed Wedding, as Knights of the Round Table stand in waiting.

Only at Viva Las Vegas Weddings can you choose to marry in a setting reminiscent of Camelot and the days of King Arthur! Merlin the Magician will be your minister, or, another option is to request King Arthur or Lady Guinevere to perform the ceremony for you. Regal music, smoke, costumes and pageantry surround you as you say your vows of holy wedlock. Period dress is always optional, but can be super fun–especially if your guests dress up, too.

This week, one dashing couple surprised onlookers with a surprise appearance of Elvis at the end of their “I Do-eth’s! (As they say, only in Vegas!) This was THE KING no one had been expecting. And imagine how folks watching online reacted to this happy ending to the celebration of the wedding of Matthew and Micah!

Elvis Camelot Wedding Vegas
A still from our live streaming action—Elvis joins Merlin for a round of “Viva Las Vegas!”

This wasn’t the first time we’ve customized a Camelot Themed Wedding, either. With a little Hollywood-style magic, Merlin can magically turn himself into Dumbledore for a Harry Potter-ish wedding. Below, Merlin is seen with a Snape impersonator, presiding over the vows of Benjamin (dressed as Darth Vader, of course) and his fair Regina. “Dumbledore”oversaw the rites of (holy-smokes) warwedlock, while Snape kept the oddly-garbed Muggle-born guests at wand’s length. The whole affair was rather odd and topsy-turvy. This sort of thing is all in a day’s work (and wizardry) for the staff at Viva Las Vegas Weddings.

Harry Potter Wedding at Viva Las Vegas
Marriage Wizardry at Viva Las Vegas

The wedding guests were obviously under some sort of spell for the occasion. We’re not sure if they had the better time, or we did. Attendees came dressed as different movie franchise characters, as you can see in the video clip below. Mixing and matching fantasies at your wedding can be half the fun. We’ll customize any of our themed wedding packages to include whatever zaniness you have in mind!

Harry Potter at Viva
Assorted Muggles Surround Bride Regina and Groom Benjamin

Fans of Game of Thrones? Within our Camelot-style set, choose a famous or infamous character to act as “minister” and we’ll do our best to create your custom wedding. Tears of laughter may be shed, but, no blood, thank goodness. (Unless you book for Halloween, naturally. And…gulp…there will likely be an upcharge for special effects and clean up! 😉 )

For more information on our Camelot or other Las Vegas Themed Wedding offerings, visit us at www.vivalasvegaswedddings.com You’ll find all the contact information you need to call with questions and ideas, or to live chat with us about making your wedding day fantasies a reality!