Category Archives: Las Vegas Wedding Planning

Get Married in Vegas by this Disco Dude–Our 1950s, ’60s and ’70s Themed Weddings!

Disco Wedding Vegas
Disco the night away (Saturday night?) in a Disco Themed Wedding in Vegas

Our musical Las Vegas Themed Weddings aren’t always about Elvis. If you identify most with another decade, from the ’50s onward, we have the wedding or wedding vow renewal ceremony that speaks your language! These fun-fiiled, nifty, groovy, and far out ceremonies include your favorite music of the era and all the frills–theatrical lights, fog effects, and a wild and zany costumed minister. Bring your own costumes—or, visit our very own costume rental shop beforehand.

If you’re celebrating an anniversary, consider going back in time to the decade you were wed…and be sure to add live streaming so your original wedding guests who may not be able to travel to Vegas can watch your wedding vow renewal back home!

'60s wedding Vegas
Boogie down the aisle in your ’60s best for an Austin Powers, Stoned Hippie or Disco style ceremony

Here’s a description and the full details for our Disco Themed Wedding:

Disco Wedding
Boogie oogie oogie down the aisle at our Disco-themed wedding, complete with disco ball and that Saturday Night Fever guy in the white polyester. Naturally, you and your guests will probably want to dress for the era. Thank goodness platforms are back…

Package Features Include:
Decade-appropriate Character as Minister
Theatrical Lighting and Fog
6 Rose Bouquet for the Bride
Matching Boutonniere for the Groom
Unity Candle Lighting During Ceremony
10 Candid Ceremony Prints
DVD
Names In Lights on the Marquee
Free Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
Wedding Wish List Registry
Courtesy round-trip Limousine Service from any hotel on the Strip or Downtown
Chapel Fee
Personal Wedding Coordinator
Price $650.00

Austin Powers wedding
Austin Powers meets John Travolta? Anything goes when you marry in the era of your choice!

We can customize this 1970’s extravaganza for any decade…or visit our website and scroll through our other period-themed weddings at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com See you in the Seventies! Or…whenever…

Stunning Vocals Fill the Chapel in Our Phantom Themed Wedding in Las Vegas!

Phantom Themed Wedding
Our most romantic musical themed wedding takes place by candlelight in a dense theatrical mist.

Fans of the Phantom of the Opera story, aficionados of the unforgettable musical version, opera fans, and fans of period romance will love our Phantom Themed Wedding! It’s perfect for a gorgeous evening wedding, just the two of you, or with a chapel filled with friends and family. Imagine–everyone will be expecting Elvis, but instead they’ll be treated to an elegant and spectacular one-of-a-kind wedding in Vegas!

The Phantom Wedding package includes theatrical lighting and fog effects, candlelight, plus two legitimately-trained opera singers to serenade you with ballads from the musical. Also included are all the features below:

The Phantom as Minister
Christine and the Phantom Performing Arias/Duets
Phantom Music and Decor
Theatrical Lighting and Fog
Unity Candle Lighting during Ceremony
6 Rose Bouquet for the Bride
Matching Boutonniere for the Groom
10 Candid Ceremony Prints
DVD
Free Wedding Website and Wedding Invitation
Courtesy round-trip Limousine Service from any hotel on The Strip or Downtown
Chapel Fee
Wedding Coordinator
Price $750.00

Phantom Themed Vegas Wedding
Thrill to the soaring vocals of this famous score during your vows!

If you have a special wedding anniversary coming up, this is a memorable way to rekindle the fire in your marriage with a passion-filled vow renewal ceremony! Even better, we can help you arrange this as an anniversary surprise!

Our Phantom of the Opera-themed ceremony evokes the classic romance of another age. And, as far as weddings go, it’s a real show stopper! Fog rolls into our candelabra-lit chapel/theater as Christine serenades you from an organ loft just above. As she sings, the bride enters in a mysterious mist. You take your bride’s hand, and your eyes meet. Suddenly, “The Phantom” appears to perform your ceremony, culminating in a stirring duet with Christine. Your heart will sing as you exchange meaningful vows and enter wedded bliss. This is a wedding as grand and brilliant as the chandelier in the Paris Opera House!

Phantom Wedding Las Vegas

Give us a call with any questions or to book your Phantom of the Opera Themed Wedding today! We think it’s the perfect theme for a spectacular winter wedding! Viva Las Vegas Weddings, 702-384-0771

Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us at Viva Las Vegas Weddings

Canyon Wedding Vegas
A couple watches the sun set after their Beautiful Red Rock Wedding.

We’d like to wish everyone a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving Day! As we’re passing the turkey and spending time with our loved ones, families and friends, we’ll be reminded of our gratitude for all the unforgettable couples who have passed through our doors. You’ve allowed us to share your most special and meaningful of days. Because of you, we’re constantly reminded of how precious our connections are with each other.

We also want to thank all of our wedding planners and coordinators, ministers, photographers, limo drivers, talented florists, singers, actors and tribute artists, and all those folks who keep the chapel running like a marrying machine! 🙂 We’ve included a few of their photos here, so you can “see” some of the friendly folks on the other end of the phone.

Vegas Wedding Planners

Best wishes to all for a GREAT holiday feast, and keep on sharing the love! Viva Las Vegas!
www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

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… : )

Not a Fan of “Here Comes the Bride?” Songs for Walking Down the Aisle at Your Viva Las Vegas Wedding

Vegas Wedding Chapel
You can choose how you go down the aisle at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

If you’ve chosen a more traditional (non-Elvis) wedding at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, you can still choose simple elements to customize your elegant yet-affordable wedding or wedding vow renewal. For example, not every bride wants to walk down the aisle–even in a more traditional wedding–to “Here Comes the Bride.” That’s no problem with us! Whether you get married in our enchanting Main Chapel or in one of our romantic outdoor chapels, you can substitute the music for something that is more “you.” Just let us know your preference for a particular song when you book your wedding. You can bring the CD with you, or make arrangements with us on the phone.

There are very good reasons you might want a special song choice for a wedding entrance: Some couples like to come down the aisle hand-in-hand. (So, naturally, “Here Comes the Bride” doesn’t really feel quite right, when the groom is coming, too!) For others, they have “their song” and it makes the ceremony all the more special to include it. You can even add an EXTRA song to dance to DURING the ceremony, or simply the full-length version of your “down the aisle” music. (Please let us know if you wish to have this upgrade. Many couples want to add it to make their wedding vows last a bit longer and to add to the romance factor!)

We can even arrange for you to “secretly” swap out “Here Comes the Bride” so it will be a surprise for the bride or groom. Let us know that, too, at the time of booking, so we can help guard the secret.

Las Vegas Weddings
Make your traditional Las Vegas wedding a bit more personal by selecting your own favorite music to be played!

If you want something truly unique, you can also upgrade and have “your song” sung live by one of our classically trained solo singers, male or female. If you have an instrumental tune in mind, we can provide a professional pianist or organist to play for you. (Additional charges may apply if not already included in your package.) Your guests’ eyes may fill with tears as you are lighting a unity candle during a performance of an emotionally touching song. Ask our friendly wedding planners about how to make this happen for you.

Las Vegas Chapel Wedding

Need suggestions for some popular alternative “down the aisle” music? Here’s a list of favorites to consider:

“Here and Now,” by Luther Vandross
“Suddenly,” by Billy Ocean
“All My Life,” by K-Ci & JoJo
“All of Me,” by John Legend
“I Can’t Help Myself,” by The Four Tops
“Chapel of Love,” by The Dixie Cups
“God Only Knows,” by The Beach Boys
“Marry Me,” by Train
“Better Together,” by Jack Johnson
“God Gave Me You,” by Blake Shelton
“My Best Friend,” by Tim McGraw
“From This Moment On,” by Shania Twain
“To Make You Feel My Love,” by Garth Brooks
“Marry That Girl,” by Dirty Magic Cards
“Dreamgirl,” by Dave Matthews
“The Wedding Song (There is Love),” by Noel Paul Stookey
“Ave Maria,” by Céline Dion
“I Found You,” by BeBe and CeCe Winans
“Crazy Love,” by Van Morrison
“Lucky,” by Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat
“I Run to You,” by Lady Antebellum
“Keeper of the Stars,” by Tracy Byrd

You can also view our live song suggestions, rehearsed and ready to perform for your gorgeous wedding on our website under “Upgrades” and “Wedding Music.” For more information, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call us at 702-384-0771. We want the music you hear on your special day to fill the chapel, and your hearts!

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!