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Getting Married in Vegas on Elvis and Priscilla’s 50th Wedding Anniversary!

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Elvis, does Priscilla know about all the hot babes going to the chapel in your car?

This May 1st will be the 50th (GOLDEN!) wedding anniversary of Elvis Presley and his one-time bride, the lovely Priscilla! They were married in an intimate eight-minute ceremony in Las Vegas at the former Aladdin Hotel, now Planet Hollywood. If you’re huge fans of THE KING, why not share an anniversary with Elvis and Priscilla at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel? If you’re planning to get married in Las Vegas in the near future, that is!

We’ve been doing Elvis weddings (as well as the traditional ones) at Viva Las Vegas Weddings for nearly 20 years now, so we already know we’ll see a few “Priscillas” and “Elvi” standing at the altar on that iconic date. (We do rent the costumes and wigs, if you want to dress up! Or, bring your own!) For die-hard Elvis fans, sharing an anniversary with Priscilla and The King makes choosing a wedding date pretty easy. The day falls on a Monday this year, and while it may be hard for guests to make it to Vegas on a weekday, we DO have live streaming internet service so they can watch back home….even from work! Plus, you’ll find honeymoon hotel rooms at bargain rates since it’s not a weekend.

If you’re wearing traditional wedding clothes, consider adding a “Priscilla” impersonator as matron of honor. It’s also a fun and wacky way to celebrate for a wedding vow renewal, if the two of YOU have an anniversary coming up. Be sure to request golden ribbon on your bouquet and boutonniere to signify the 50th anniversary! (Let us know when you’re choosing your flowers, included in every wedding package.)

Our Elvis weddings can be performed in either an elegant traditional style with a licensed minister to officiate, with Elvis singing a romantic ballad during the vows, or with Elvis performing the ceremony himself. See all of our various packages on our website or customize your own version! Our most popular Elvis weddings are the Elvis Blue Hawaii—with theatrical fog, a hula dancer and three unforgettable songs–and the Elvis Pink Caddy where Elvis drives your right down the aisle and into the chapel in his vintage convertible.

We thought we’d inspire you with a clip of Elvis and Pricilla’s wedding day:

For more information on our Elvis wedding packages, including the grand Pink Cadillac entrance down the aisle visit our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

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Best Outdoor Garden Weddings in Las Vegas!

Time to book a springtime outdoor wedding in our Garden Chapel!
Time to book a springtime outdoor wedding in our Garden Chapel!

Looking for the best outdoor wedding venue for your romantic elopement (or vow renewal) in Las Vegas? Spring will soon be here, and that’s the time of year our calendar fills up with couples who are looking to exchange vows in a lovely Las Vegas garden setting! Both our Outdoor Garden and Gazebo Chapels are outfitted with music and webcam, just like our Main Chapel. Best of all, outdoor wedding packages begin at just under $300.

Our very popular Viva Las Vegas Daytime Garden Package includes an eight-rose bouquet and boutonniere, 10 candid ceremony photos, wedding DVD, music, souvenir wedding scroll, wedding website and wedding invitation, plus your names in lights on our marquee. That’s the best photo op EVER after your wedding, and all of this for less than $500! You’ll also enjoy courtesy round-trip limousine service to and from your Las Vegas hotel. (Our Garden Chapel offers seating for up to 40 wedding guests, if you’re not eloping after all!)

Our fleet of limos---many packages include round-trip service to the chapel!
Our fleet of limos—many packages include round-trip service to the chapel!

The Garden Chapel offers wind, sunlight and rain protection, but of course in severe weather, we have our Main and Little Chapels as back-up, right on property. (In Las Vegas, though, it’s a rare day that happens!) We also offer evening weddings in our Garden Chapel for a slight upcharge. The twinkling lights create a very different atmosphere by night, and the choice is always yours.

Looking down the aisle in our Garden Chapel
Looking down the aisle in our Garden Chapel

Most Garden weddings are performed with a traditional minister, but you can upgrade to Elvis minister and add songs of your choosing…Or, let us know if there’s any other impersonator you may have in mind to tie the knot and serenade you in the garden.

View of guest seating from the Garden Chapel altar
View of guest seeing from the Garden Chapel altar

Visit our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com and use our Traditional Wedding drop-down menu to see our outdoor wedding packages…the Garden AND our smaller Outdoor Gazebo packages. They are at their best in spring and fall, but are cooled by a refreshing mist in hot summer months, just in case you plan a June wedding when the temps are less mild.

More questions? Give us a call at 702-384-0771. We’ll help you plan what we think is the best outdoor wedding in Las Vegas!

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Merry Christmas from ALL of Us at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

Chapel co-owner Jamie as Brad in our Rocky's Horror Themed Wedding
Chapel co-owner Jamie as Brad in our Rocky’s Horror Themed Wedding

As a fun and memorable year comes to a close, we at Viva Las Vegas Weddings want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and all the best ahead in the New Year. In case you didn’t get to meet all of our staff members personally on your wedding day, here are a few faces to put together with names and telephone voices. We can’t picture everyone here–all the Elvi, ministers, florists, singers, dancers and tribute artists who appear in our traditional, themed and Elvis weddings. But here are some of the friendly faces that help make up Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel!

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Michael as Elvis

You may have been wed by Elvis’s Michael, Roland, or Ron. They are the busiest of our Viva Elvi!

Rocky's Horror is our most outrageous spoof of a wedding. You'll be dancing the Time Warp in the aisles with a kooky cast of characters!
Photographer Millie does double duty as Magenta in the Rocky’s Horror Themed Wedding.

Some of our photographers also play roles in the themed weddings. Millie, Kalin and Jamie take part in multiple roles. Kalin, for example, has played Darth Vader, a pirate, a Bluez Brother, Inspector Clueless, a Beatle AND Beetlejuice, plus a starship captain, among many other characters.

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Wedding staffer and makeup artist, Blaze---Don't burn the turkey, hon!

Wedding coordinator extraordinaire and sometimes devil, Blaze, is also a makeup artist.

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Photographer and sometime Captain Jack, Kalin, and his staff “wench” Ramona!
Rev. Daphne Las Vegas minister

Revered Daphne is often seen presiding over our Garden and Gazebo weddings, but she’s been known to play a character or two for our themed weddings. Here she is strutting her stuff for a Harley Davidson Wedding.

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Wedding staffer Ramona with “Jerry” and “Dean” next door at our Ron Decar’s Event Center

Ramona frequently takes your call, and does double duty at our Ron Decar’s Event Center for receptions. She also portrays “M” in our James Bond 007 themed weddings!

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Our very own wedding coordinator Justyna is always happy to take your calls and questions!

Justyna handles hundreds of phone questions every day and runs couples through their paces in a mini-rehearsal before the wedding ceremony. Don’t tell, but she likes to be teased. 😉

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Chapel owner Ron plays more roles around the place than anyone else! Elvis, Doc, Phantom of the Opera, Gomez Addams, Grim Reaper, Darth Vader, King Tut, James Bond…you name it!

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Roland as Zombie Elvis

Roland is a popular Elvis at our place, but he’s also disguised as many other “ministers” from crooning cowboy to Austin Powers!
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Wishing everyone a wonderfully romantic Christmastime! Thank you for sharing your special day with us this year, or in any of the past nearly 20 years that are now part of our memories!

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A Beautiful Remembrance of Lost Loved Ones at a Viva Las Vegas Wedding

A framed portrait near the altar
A lovely framed portrait near the altar

Today we were moved almost to tears by an endearing addition to an Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding ceremony. Hal and Marianne of Austin, Texas found a beautiful way to include departed family members in their special day. Marianne came down the aisle (escorted by Elvis singing “Can’t Help Falling in Love”), then placed floral leis on life-sized photographs of her father and son, standing near the altar. The bride also placed a third lei on a framed portrait of her mother. The cheerfulness of the colorful, lighted leis and smiling guests all around made it seem like a gesture of great happiness and love.

Hal and Marianne
Hal and Marianne before arriving in Las Vegas

The couple brought along 30-plus guests from Texas, Chicago, and even Las Vegas, all dressed in their tropical best for the occasion. After the ceremony, everyone enjoyed cake and champagne before leaving Viva Las Vegas Chapel–and apparently they had a full evening of wine-ing and dining ahead of them on the fabulous Las Vegas Strip!

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We were grateful to Hal and Marianne for letting us share their very touching idea with others. We’re pretty sure many folks out there might want to do something similar for their weddings or wedding vow renewals, and we are happy to work with you to make it happen. We’ve rarely seen such a heartfelt way to express the joy and love of family.

Best wishes for Hal and Marianne for a happy lifetime together! We felt honored to be a part of your day.

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Which Elvis Married YOU at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel?

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Chapel owner Ron Decar has been marrying couples as Elvis in Las Vegas for more than 20 years!

Not everyone gets married by Elvis at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, although most do! Our Traditional and Themed weddings are nearly as popular, although Elvis seems to be the real draw at our chapel. We thought we’d take the time to introduce you to some of our “Elvi”—If you’ve married here or renewed your vows in the last few years, one of these faces may be familiar!

Chapel owner Ron Decar (above) does a pretty mean Elvis, but he’s also a licensed minister. (He’ll appear in a very different suit when he marries traditional wedding couples.) For our themed wedding packages, you may have seen Ron as James Bond, Austin Powers, Dracula, Zombie Elvis, The Godfather, Merlin, Darth Vader,Gomez Addams…the list goes on and on. Ron has a very fun, and VERY busy life! For many years Ron appeared at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas as lead singer in the Folies Bergere, also enjoying a notable national singing career…before he was Elvis…or Reverend Ron!

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Roland August lends a lot of energy and warmth to his Elvis weddings here at Viva Las Vegas Chapel!

Roland August (above) might be described as our most enthusiastic Elvis. If he is/was YOUR Elvis, you’ll remember him always for making you feel comfortable and going out of his way to personalize your ceremony and make it feel special. Roland, too, had a spectacular singing career before he was bitten by the Elvis bug in Vegas! Roland sometimes makes an appearance as a “hunky dude” in our Egyptian, Western or Beach Party themed weddings.

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Michael Conti brings The King to life in our indoor AND outdoor Evlis weddings!

Michael Conti (above) hails from Texas. He was having a “normal” career as a singer when someone told him he sounded like Elvis…and kinda looked like him, too. It may come as no surprise that many Elvis’s in Vegas wound up here because they were told the very same thing. And none of them would give it up for anything. Believe us when we say, marrying folks as Elvis is the BEST job ever! Michael is also featured in our Bluez Brothers and Rock’n Roll Themed Weddings.

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Mini-Elvis is not in our “regular rotation” of Elvi, but we can special order for a unique take on an Elvis Wedding in Vegas!

Mini-Elvis is not on our staff, but he can be called in to do the honors as an upgrade if you’re looking for a REALLY unique Elvis Wedding. For more information on any of our Elvis Wedding Packages, give us a call at 702-384-0771 or visit us and chat online at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com !

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Five Las Vegas Wedding Tips for Hot Summer Nights!

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How to look cool– and be cool– for your Viva Las Vegas Summer Wedding!

Getting married in Las Vegas this summer? It’s vacation time for lots of folks, and of course it’s a really popular time to plan a Las Vegas wedding. What’s the flip side? Temperatures here are expected to be over 110 degrees this weekend. Las Vegas can sizzle in more ways than one! But thanks to high-powered air-conditioning all over the city, you’ll do fine. Here are a few tips for staying comfortable for your Viva Las Vegas wedding. Whether you book a traditional, themed or Elvis wedding, you’ll want to look hot, not BE hot for your summertime ceremony.

1. Consider booking an evening wedding. Once the sun goes down, the air conditioning (and misting systems in our outdoor chapels) work even better. Plus you have the advantage of being wed under romantic twinkling lights and candles. It just FEELS cooler at night. Bonus: If your wedding package includes limo service, you’ll get the thrill of seeing the lights of Las Vegas to and from your ceremony.

2. Drink LOTS of water once you arrive in Vegas, to stay hydrated. The air is so dry that you probably won’t notice you’re perspiring–sweat dries THATFAST!

3. Bring a cold bottle of water with you to the chapel. We do have bottled drinking water for sale if you need it, but there’s no water fountain here. (Ours is a restored vintage chapel!)

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Viva Las Vegas Garden Chapel, softly lit by night, lush and green by flattering, shaded daylight

4. If you’re planning on doing ANY sightseeing on foot during daylight hours, a dark umbrella works well to provide shade. We know. That’s sounds weird. But those black umbrellas are like being in the shade of a tree! (And, carry water with you on foot, and everywhere you go!)

5. If you prefer a daytime wedding, late morning will be the coolest time of day. You might even consider one of our summer-themed weddings that are just right for wearing tropical or beachwear and sandals….Beach Party, Elvis Blue Hawaii, etc. Choose a theme with more casual-wear options and you’ll be glad you did!

Any questions about summer weddings, or weddings any other time of year? Please feel free to call us at 702-384-0771 or live chat with us on our website at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

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