Coming up May 1st will be the 47th wedding anniversary of Elvis Presley and his beautiful bride, Priscilla! They were married in Las Vegas at the former Aladdin Hotel, now Planet Hollywood. We’ve got some of the nostalgic footage, below.
We’ve been doing Elvis weddings (as well as the traditional ones) at Viva Las Vegas Weddings for over 15 years, so we know to expect a few Priscilla’s and Elvi walking down the aisle on that iconic date. (We also arrange for costumes and wigs, for those enthusiastic fans who want to dress up as E & P for their own Vegas wedding.) For those die-hard Elvis fans, sharing an anniversary with Priscilla and The King makes choosing a wedding date a no-brainer. (Elvis’s birthday is pretty big day at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, too!)
Believe it or not, our Elvis weddings are done in the most elegant traditional style. Some couples prefer a licensed minister to officiate, with Elvis singing a romantic ballad during the vows. But most fans want Elvis to perform the ceremony instead, even if the bride is in a formal gown and the groom’s wearing tails. Our newest package is called “Elvis Picks You Up.” You can be chauffeured to your wedding by The King himself in his vintage ’64 Pink Caddy!
For more information on our Elvis wedding packages, including the grand Pink Cadillac entrance down the aisle, or the “Elvis Picks You Up” package, visit our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com
They say spouses begin to look alike after a few years of marriage, but sometimes couples start out like matched bookends. Take, for example, Elvis and Priscilla. We’re commemorating the upcoming 46th wedding anniversary of Elvis and his doll-like bride by sharing this photo of Priscilla-look-alike Barbie. (Who knew, Barbie collectors.) Elvis and Priscilla were married on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin hotel in Las Vegas. (Today it’s Planet Hollywood, for all you Vegas trivia lovers.)
Because we’ve been in the Elvis wedding business for some time now, we expect to be seeing a few Priscilla’s and Elvi walking down the aisle at Viva Las Vegas on that special date. (And, yes, we can provide costumes and wigs, if you don’t bring your own.) For die hard Elvis fans, sharing an anniversary with Priscilla and The King makes choosing a wedding date a no-brainer.
Once you’ve found your mate, how will you go about setting the date? Some folks find it romantic to marry on the anniversary of the day they first met. Traditionalists might choose parents’ or grandparents’ anniversaries to tie the knot. Holiday-themed weddings are popular with us, so you’ll want to call us early! At Viva Las Vegas, the memorably-numbered dates book far in advance–11-12-13 and 12-13-14 will fill up fast! (Our most history-making dates have been 10-10-10 and 11-11-11, not to mention 12-12-12. We are fresh out of those perfectly-repeating digits for awhile, though.)
Give your special day a bit of special thought. Choose a date that reflects the uniqueness of you as a couple. It may be too late this year to wed on Elvis’s anniversary, but there’s always his birthday…