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It’s Not Too Late to Book a Valentine’s Day Themed Wedding at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel!

Vegas Valentine Wedding
A Las Vegas Themed Wedding includes heart-shaped set, Elvis and a showgirl!

Valentine’s Day, the most romantic Las Vegas wedding day of the year, is right around the corner. (And, it’s the perfect day to renew wedding vows and recharge the passion in your relationship, too!) You’ll find all our Valentine’s Day Wedding specials right on our homepage at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

If you want something uniquely fun for your Valentine’s Day wedding in Vegas, have we got a great suggestion for you! Add our “Cupid” minister to any of our wedding packages for just $100! Only at Viva Las Vegas Weddings! You can even add him to be a sidekick for your Elvis wedding ceremony. For example, he can ride shotgun into the front doors of the chapel (with Elvis at the wheel) in our exclusive Elvis Pink Cadillac wedding! For more information on our Little Cupid, give us a call at 702-384-0771.

Cupid Wedding Vegas
Tie the knot with a cupid minister for Valentine’s Day!

Another popular Valentine’s Day choice is our Las Vegas Themed Wedding. It includes a set with pink hearts and flashing lights, fun games of love and romance played during the vows, theatrical lights and fog, Elvis as minister and singer of songs, a flashy Vegas showgirl bridesmaid, flowers, photography, video and round-trip limo service. See all the details from our website, below:

Elvis Valentine Wedding
Play games of skill, chance and love during your Las Vegas Themed Wedding with Elvis!

The Las Vegas Themed Wedding Package
Get hitched in fun, kitschy and glamorous Las Vegas style with our Elvis Las Vegas Themed Wedding Package! This ceremony is pure Vintage Vegas. Elvis himself performs the wedding ceremony and sings his most memorable tunes, flanked by a glitzy Las Vegas Showgirl. The chapel is decked out like a mini-casino, where you’ll spin the wheel of fortune and play our newlywed game during your vows. This is one Vegas wedding that’s sure to wow friends and family watching back home via our chapel Web Cam!

Package Features Include:
Ceremony Performed in The Main Chapel
Elvis as Minister, Singing Three Songs
Elvis will escort you down the aisle
Showgirl (or Chippendale dancer or Cocktail Waitress)
Theatrical Lighting and Fog
6 Rose Bouquet for the Bride
Matching Boutonniere for the Groom
10 Candid Ceremony Prints
DVD
Appropriate Music and Decor
Complimentary Limousine Service to and from the Chapel for the Couple
Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
Your Names In Lights on Our Marquee
Wedding Planner
Wedding Coordinator
Witness
Chapel Fee
Ceremony is Limited to 100 Wedding Guests or Less
Price $795.00

Reserve Now!

Traditional Chapel Vegas
Red roses? Pink roses? Elvis? Traditional minister? Themed Wedding? For Valentine’s Day, you have hundreds of choices at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

If you’re strictly traditional, a Valentine’s Day wedding with us can be as simple or elegant as you wish. Choose a red or pink themed bouquet and boutonnière as part of your package, as most Valentine’s couples do. Or, our onsite floral shop can design an custom one, just for you. Traditional weddings can take place in our gorgeous Main Chapel, in our outdoor Gazebo or Garden chapels, and even in our intimate Little Chapel. Questions about Valentine’s Day wedding options? Feel free to give us a call, and book your time slot soon! Viva Las Vegas! 702-384-0771

How to Pick a Fabulous Las Vegas Wedding Date for 2018!

PRincess Bride style wedding
Can’t decide between a traditional or themed wedding officiant? Try our lightheartedly “formal” Princess Bride style ceremony!

If you’ve gotten engaged over the holidays, maybe you’re thinking of eloping to Vegas as the New Year approaches. Or maybe you’ll spend time planning a full traditional or themed wedding with guests and all the frills in the Wedding Capital of the World. In either case, Viva Las Vegas Weddings is happy to offer up a few suggestions for easy-to-remember/ extra fun wedding dates for 2018. Planning ahead gives you first choice of wedding times on popular and weekend dates.

Sure to be one of the hottest wedding dates by far for 2018, St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this year! St. Pat’s day couples will share a memorable 3/17/18 wedding anniversary. Order up a wee leprechaun or Little Elvis minister for the occasion. Or, go traditional, and special order a green veil and a sweetly romantic ceremony with green be-ribboned bouquet and boutonniere! We can customize whatever ceremony you choose to fit the holiday. Best of all, our chapel is located near the Downtown hotels and Fremont St. where Irish pub crawling could make for a fantastic wedding night activity for you and your guests. We’re expecting it to be one of our busiest days of the year.

Even though Valentine’s Day is a hands-down favorite choice for Vegas weddings, it falls midweek this year, on a Wednesday. The bright side? Cheaper room rates and fewer crowds! We’ll also have all of our unique chapel venues going strong, from our elegant Main Chapel to our romantic outdoor chapels and cute and quirky Doo Wop ’50s Diner Chapel with Elvis. Check our website for Valentine’s Day and other holiday specials, always listed to the left on our homepage.

Las Vegas themed wedding
Elvis and the incredible Las Vegas Themed wedding package, cheese and elegance all rolled into one!

For more darkly dramatic wedding planners, April and July bring Friday the 13th wedding opportunities—Consider a Gothic or Graveyard Wedding…Beetlejuice as minister? Rocky’s Horror Themed musical wedding? We have theatrical fog and lighting effects, eerie music, and vampire ministers by candlelight. Or go the Darker Side of Sci-fi with a Darth Vader minister. Check out all the possibilities under “Themed Weddings” in the drop down menu on our homepage at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

August bring an unforgettable wedding date: 8/18/18, which, incidentally falls on a Saturday! It will be sizzling, but you can still have a romantic outdoor wedding in later evening with white twinkling lights under the stars in our Garden or Gazebo chapels. Book early for this date, since repeating digits like this mean all of our chapels will see a lot of matrimonial action!

Pink Panther Vegas Wedding
Start the New Year with a French twist—a vintage car entrance by a Pink Panther inspired impersonator minister!

Be sure to check our website to take advantage of seasonal and weekday specials throughout the year. Any day is a fantastic day for your Traditional, Elvis or Themed Wedding at Viva Las Vegas Weddings. Happy New Year to all, and to all a good flight to Vegas for your 2018 nuptials!

Adding Glitzy Vegas Bling to Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding!

Vegas style wedding
Add a showgirl bridesmaid to your Elvis wedding and she’ll pull out the rhinestones and feathers!

It’s the HOLIDAYS, folks, so it’s the perfect time to add a bit of extra holiday glitz and glam to your Vegas wedding! Or, if you’re booking for a wedding in the New Year, consider upgrading with features that highlight your only-in-Vegas Elvis, Themed or Traditional Wedding! Whether you choose one of our many wedding packages, or create a customized wedding package of your own by mixing and matching elements from different ceremony offerings, we often suggest adding a showgirl or Chippendale attendant. It adds to the fun factor! OR, did you know your GUESTS can dress up as showgirls, Marilyn, and Elvi? We rent the costumes in our fabulous Viva Las Vegas Costume Shop!

Showgirl and Elvis wedding
Book a mini Elvis wedding and upgrade with a showgirl for arm candy!

Choose Elvis or Little Elvis as minister, or we offer incredible Liberace, Tom Jones, Sinatra, Prince, and even the iconic MJ tribute artists as ceremony officiants–in case you want to go all-out-Vegas! Just call us at 702-384-0771 and one of our friendly and most helpful staffers can work with you to dream up the wedding that rings YOUR holiday (or not) wedding bells!

Liberace wedding Vegas
Our Liberace impersonator wedding features the King of Bling!

For more information on our weddings, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com and see what all we offer. Choose an all-inclusive themed or Elvis wedding where even limo service is part of the package, or scale down to a more affordable version that has only the special features you truly want. Live online streaming of your ceremony is always available, so if you elope to Vegas, friends and family back home can be here in spirit.

Bachelor Party Guests
Add fun and feathers to your Elvis wedding!

Best wishes for a warm and wonderful holiday season, and a bright and sparkling New Year ahead from all of us at Viva Las Vegas Weddings! HO HO HO!

Celebrating a Birthday at Viva Las Vegas Weddings–Chapel Co-Owner Jamie!

Rocky Horror Style Wedding Vegas
Jamie as Brad during a Rocky’s Horror Themed Wedding

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.

Vegas Rocky Horror Wedding

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!

Vegas Wedding Chapel Owner

Jamie, you haven’t changed one bit. 🙂

Viva Las Vegas Weddings’ Rock ‘N Roll Day Off–Nothing Like Ferris Bueller’s…

Viva Las Vegas Weddings Staff
What do the cultured Viva Las Vegas Weddings owners and staff do on a day off? Attend the BALLET, of course!

This past weekend was the famous Las Vegas Rock ‘N Roll Marathon, held at night under the neon lights of the Las Vegas Strip. The whole boulevard is closed as well as many connecting streets…So what do we do at Viva Las Vegas Weddings? Close the chapel and take a day off! (Except for a small staff answering the phones to help wedding couples planning upcoming ceremonies with us.) Since our limousines can’t easily ferry couples to the chapel, and traffic all around us is a nightmare, it just makes sense. As for the day off, Ferris Bueller has nothing on us! (Some of what we did will remain under wraps…)

Several Viva Las Vegas weddings staffers and chapel owners Ron Decar and Jamie Richards spent the Rock ‘N Roll Marathon day off at the BALLET! Wedding coordinator, Rachel, seen above, center, had staged a ballet for Nevada Ballet Theatre that she had performed during her long career with the renowned Paul Taylor Dance Company. It was one of those rare occasions that Viva staffers could go on a “field trip” together—since everyone enjoys different days off most weeks of the year. Rachel’s work, Company B, was definitely the highlight of the program, a 1940s World War II tribute, set against the backdrop of vintage Andrews Sisters songs.

Besides the beautiful and talented Rachel, many of our other crew have had careers in the performing arts as singers, dancers, ice skaters, including bosses Ron and Jamie, who performed together as lead singers and dancers in several Las Vegas production shows. In fact, it was Ron’s moonlighting at OTHER chapels as an Elvis impersonator that led to his idea to open not only a traditional Las Vegas wedding chapel, but one with Elvis and a wide range of Themed Weddings, too. With all that theatrical background, Ron’s vision has paid off in the creation of all the elegant, fun and imaginative wedding packages at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

From all reports, the marathon was a huge success and will continue to grow each year. For all you racing rock ‘n roll fans, hey, we offer Rock ‘N Roll Themed Weddings at the chapel, of course. (Maybe next year a wedding or vow renewal ceremony during your marathon weekend?) We go all out with the smoke and theatrical lighting, plus the rockin’ legend of your choice (impersonator version) to serve as your wailing minister! See an Alice Cooper wedding below:

For more information on our Rock ‘N Roll or other themed, Elvis or traditional weddings, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com Now we all need a day off from our day off… : )

6 Things You Can ONLY Get at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

Vegas Wedding Marquee
Must’ve been an Elvis wedding…check out the blue suede shoes!

Looking for a UNIQUE wedding or wedding vow renewal in Las Vegas? Well, we can think of six things right off the bat that are available only at Viva Las Vegas Weddings, in case you want a spectacular (or at least “different”) wedding that sets yours apart. Here’s number one:

1. Every wedding includes photos under our exclusive chapel marquee. The couples’ names will be in lights above the Las Vegas Strip. Day or night, this is the most fantastic wedding photo op in town! If it’s an anniversary vow renewal, we’ll also include the date and number of years you’ve been married. Tell your guests to bring their cameras, too!

Elvis Pink Cadillac Wedding
Our famous pink Cadillac entrance—but we also do Harley Davidsons, James Bond sports cars, and even the Back to the Future car!

2. Enter the chapel with Elvis driving you down the aisle in a vintage pink Cadillac convertible! Several other themed packages also include unforgettable entrances through the main doors of the chapel. You’ll burst through a cloud of theatrical fog in a stunning car or on an eye-popping Harley, driving right up to the altar for your one-of-a-kind wedding ceremony!

Elmo Wedding in Vegas
By request…If you can dream it, we can theme it–Elmo weddings R us!

3. Even though we offer dozens of themed wedding packages, if you don’t see the “minister” that you’d like to perform your ceremony, we take requests! We’ll do our best to get you hitched by the wacky or iconic character of your choice. Here a couple asked for–and got–an “Elmo” minister. We’ll find the music, we’ll write the themed vows for you! Only at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

Cirque style wedding Vegas
Cirque du Soleil style flyers can perform above your ceremony!

4. And, yes, we have flying Cirque du Soleil-esque artists…here, flying vampires for a Gothic Themed Wedding…who can perform high above the chapel during a romantic song. NONE of your guests will be expecting this one!

Liberace Wedding Vegas
Get married by any tribute artist you can name–or almost!

5. Almost all the chapels in Las Vegas offer up an Elvis Wedding package or two. But, if you’re a fan of any other music artist, living or not, we ALSO offer weddings by professional tribute artists that will blow your mind. We often include the performers, by request, as a surprise for the bride or groom, during a traditional wedding. Our altar/stage area has an operational curtain to “hide” the performer until just the right moment in the ceremony.

50s Diner Wedding Vegas
Do your wedding and/or wedding reception in our 1950s Doo Wop Diner!

6. Although we have several chapel venues–our stunning Main Chapel, the outdoor Garden and Gazebo Chapels, our Elvis and Priscilla Themed Chapel and our intimate Little Chapel–we have what no one else can offer: Our retro 1950s Doo Wop Diner Chapel! Perfect for Elvis weddings, Grease or Lucy weddings…whatever ’50s theme you wish to dream up. Best of all, we also do malt-shop style receptions afterward, by request!

To explore our weddings and wedding packages, visit www.vivalasvegasweddings.com And, if you already have a great idea for the custom wedding you’d like, but just have lots of questions about how to arrange it, call one of our friendly and creative staff members at 702-384-0771. We can come up with THE wedding that everyone will be talking about for years to come! Viva Las Vegas!