While we’re always celebrating the weddings and anniversaries of our Viva Las Vegas brides and grooms, this week chapel co-owner Jamie Richards will be celebrating a birthday! Just as in most other convivial workplaces, we make the a big fuss over staffer birthdays, filling the back office with yummy birthday cake and potluck dishes to chow down on between weddings. But birthdays at Viva Las Vegas Weddings often include after hours partying, too. (After all, we’re mostly former entertainers with showbiz in our blood!) One of Jamie’s recent birthdays featured a spoof of Dancing with the Stars with wedding staffers impersonating Bruno, Len and well-known dance pros.
You may recognize Jamie if he helped to coordinate your wedding or wedding vow renewal here at Viva Las Vegas. He could have been wedding photographer instead (this guy can do ANY job at the chapel to perfection). And, if you’re just now making wedding arrangements, Jamie could be the cheerful voice on the other end of the phone.
For those who’ve booked our Rocky’s Horror Themed Wedding Package, at Halloween or any other time of the year, you’ve likely seen Jamie doing double duty as Brad AND wedding photographer! Even Jamie gets to show off his goofy side at times when our themed wedding productions are on the lighter side.
Like many of our staff, Jamie comes from a background in entertainment. First, Jamie was a professional ice skater, then later a dancer and singer in Las Vegas productions. So..In honor of Jamie’s birthday, it just seems right to embarrass him a little by sharing an old ice skating audition video. (Gee, the Winter Olympics is coming up…Jamie would be great at arranging an Olympic-themed wedding for you—snow shoes down the aisle, anyone?) We hope you’ll be lucky enough to meet Jamie on your visit to our chapel.
Speaking of birthdays, we always like to mention that if your spouse has a special birthday coming up in the New Year, consider a surprise trip to Vegas with a surprise Elvis or themed wedding vow renewal. WE think that’s the most unforgettable way to celebrate anniversaries or birthdays in glitzy Vegas style!
So, if you’re marrying at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in the near future, say “hello” to Jamie and, as we all here will be doing, wish him a very Happy Birthday!
Jamie, you haven’t changed one bit. 🙂