This week Nevada’s Senate Joint Resolution 13 passed, potentially legalizing gay marriage in the state. Impassioned testimony was given on both sides of the issue before the vote. And it’s still not a done deal, since Nevada voters must approve the amendment before it is passed into law. The resolution is not only a repeal of the ban on gay marriage, but goes further to recognize gay marriage. Wording in the amendment also guarantees that churches viewing marriage as solely between a man and a woman would not have to perform such ceremonies.
The Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel has always extended a welcome to any two persons who choose to bind their lives together, whether in a traditional wedding, or in a heartfelt commitment ceremony when no legal option has been available. We’ve been witness to love in all its incarnations. We’ve gotten goosebumps and shed a tear or two at the zaniest and most lighthearted of weddings. We’ve been choked up at formal weddings, as well as at weddings where the bride and groom wore jeans and read vows pulled from a pocket and scrawled on the back of a receipt. Every love is unique. We recognize love when we see it, and it’s not diminished if there happens to be a pair of brides or grooms walking down the aisle arm in arm.
According to Senator Tick Segerblom (D-Las Vegas), “Religious rights are important, but so are the rights of two people to marry.” However you feel on this issue, we have a history of supporting couples who wish to marry in either religious or legal ceremonies. For us, that includes those who simply want to celebrate their intention to share the rest of their lives with each other. It’s a lot about mutual respect. And love.
A romantic gesture is carried out by a Groom who is about to marry his Bride in Australia in May. The surprise felt like a scene out of a movie…but it truly was better. Our Groom had his lovely soon to be Bride dress like Marilyn Monroe. Then came the girls role in having the bride whisked away in a limousine wearing a blindfold and headphones. The Bride is brought along to the secret location~The Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel.
Our Bride is walked upstairs to the Elvis and Priscilla room where her Groom awaits her arrival for a surprise commitment ceremony. The Groom is dressed like Elvis and his friends are all dressed in flight suits that say “Top Gun.” The gals all join them, and the blindfold comes off.
Elvis is their minister and the great ceremony begins. All 24 of them traveled from down under to make this a weekend to remember and it truly was a bachelor and bachelorette’s weekend. The Groom had one more surprise and it was an outfit that had everyone in stitches. Just look for the flowers below.
Then the guys were off to go race car driving, the gals were off to lay out at a cabana by the pool and the strip clubs were to follow to finish off the ultimate bachelor and bachelorette’s weekend.
Cheers to our happy couple and their great friends!
June weather has been kind to these lovely Brides and their Grooms. We have had so many beautiful couple’s storm through our doors that we thought we’d feature them so that you may get some ideas for your perfect Las Vegas ceremony. We also offer vow renewals and commitment ceremonies for your special day.
Our florists also offer fresh floral and custom bouquets for your romantic weekend. Traditional ceremonies and themed ceremonies are also available. Our Indoor Chapel seats approximately 100 guests and our Outdoor Gazebo and Garden are absolutely lovely for day or evening ceremonies.
We recommend our evening ceremonies as the lighting is incredible, and the settings are idyllic.
For more information, please call 702-384-0771 or visit us at WWW.Vivalasvegasweddings.com