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Tattooed Love Brides at Viva Las Vegas Weddings

I am so excited to bring you…The art of the Bride. I am a huge fan of the reality show~”LA INK,” since I am a native of Southern California. I just don’t know how I’ll fill my tattoo love tank since Kat Von D will no longer be on the air. Arghhhhhh.

I can’t say I have any tattoos- however, I am obsessed with them. I just think that tattoos speak volumes. They are interpreted one way by the viewer, but their true stories can only be spoken by those that display them so beautifully.

I love my job here at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel and I get to see artwork ( my opinion ) from all over the world on any given day here. I have taken a bit of time to photograph some Brides tatts in hopes that you too, will enjoy them.

Thanks to all of the really cool Brides that displayed their tatts for my blog-you really rock! Perhaps I’ll look into Miami Ink? What do ya think? Anyone? Hello? Hello?



Las Vegas Wedding – A Dream Comes True..

They say it’s your birthday. What better day to have your wedding, than on your birthday? I arrive to pick up my next couple for their Las Vegas Vow Renewal. I had spoken to a lovely chap with a bit of an accent. I had trouble pin- pointing the accent so when I finally met him, I asked… “South Africa” he said. Wow, this is a first for me.  At Viva Las Vegas Weddings we meet couples from all over the globe, so it is always exciting when it’s someplace so far and foreign to me. As we arrive at the Chapel, Leonie is surprised with a welcome greeting on our enormous marquis on the Las Vegas Strip that reads; “Happy Birthday Leonie.”

Johan said it was Leonie’s birthday and she had always dreamed of coming to Las Vegas and having an Elvis wedding. So Johan made Leonies birthday wish come true. What a guy! Johan and Leonie have been married for 27 years and have five (one for each finger) grown sons. Well, that certainly beats “My Three Sons” the television show. What a loving couple they were. Johan said it’s their time now, and they really seem to be living it up. I asked Johan for a marriage tip on how to make it to 27 years.This is something I love asking of Vow Renewal couples I chauffeur. Hey, I need all of the help I can get…I’m working my way towards a blissful 4 myself.

His answer was short but very sweet, he said-“honest true love.” I about melted. It was true, I could see it in both of their eyes from the moment I met them. Leonie said “work at it too.” Boy, I felt as if I had just received a wealth of critical information in just a few beautiful words. Leonie did say,” you endure the salt together too!” Makes me hungry for more, I say pass the salt aaaand the pepper if this is what I look forward to having in my golden years. Leonie and Johan you were a blessing to me and I crown you both Bride & Groom of the week of  The Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Fabulous Las Vegas,Nevada. They say it’s your birthday, well I felt like it was my birthday too. Thank you for the gift of tips on how to make it to 27 years!

Are you coming to Las Vegas? Do you, like Johan want to surprise your wife or husband? Give us a call and we will make all of the arrangements for your Vow Renewal, Wedding or Commitment Ceremony. We look forward to hearing from you via telephone at 702-384-0771 or view our fabulous wedding packages at www.VivaLasVegasWeddings.com.

Until we meet again,


Viva Las Vegas Loves our Military..

The Flag is waving as you drive by The Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel daily. Waving at all those who drive by Las Vegas Boulevard on any given day. Waving at all those who arrive at the Chapel. Come rain or come shine, just like our Soldiers who are giving back for our freedom. It stands stoic and bright. Now you get to wave back from wherever you find yourself reading this blog. It’s waving at you. Our American Soldiers are brave as they sacrifice for us daily. Several months ago I was so honored to chauffeur a wonderful military couple to the Chapel. This is where I find myself in awe…

Our Soldier was here on furlough to marry his Sweetheart, and his unit back in Iraq was able to view his Wedding via our live web cam! This is the type of warm fuzzy I just look up and say thanks for! Technology is certainly an amazing feat. Everytime a Soldier walks through our doors I just quietly think to myself, we are so lucky to be able to serve them in some small way. It never feels like we can ever give back enough, but it certainly is an honor.

Let’s see, where do I begin, to tell a story of how great a love can be? A sweet love story, is this weeks couple of the week.  It’s an Officer who was a gentleman. Rick has been serving our country in the United States Navy since 1982. You are a patriot Rick. His lovely Bride is Sandy. What a gal, she too is quite the catch. Sandy looked absolutely radiant on her wedding day. When Sandy met Rick, it was love at first sight. She commented to me that she told her sister that day, ” I am going to marry that guy,”  and so the love story began. I could feel their love from across the stretch limousine~ Moments like this are just best, when they can be shared. Thanks for sharing with us… Rick & Sandy you are my “Bride Pick of the Week, ” because you made my day too. Many blessings to both of you this Christmas and throughout the New Year.

If you are active Military and are looking for a Chapel with all of the bells and whistles-hold up… you have arrived! Our kiss back to our Military is to waive the Ministers fee for your wedding, just as our flag waves daily for our freedom. Feel free to call us at 702-384-0771 or view our many Wedding options at www.VivaLasVegasWeddings.com.  We are only too happy to serve you.

Your Chauffeuress,


Biker Weddings at Viva Las Vegas

 Get yer hide in here…We have free parking!

So there are “chaps,” and there are Chapels. We have the most unique weddings in the city. It’s high time you ride on over ( in your chaps) to the only Chapel to marry your girl in. The Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chap…el. We are dying to see your bike! Don’t have a bike? Don’t worry, we have connections through our friend Harley. You can actually ride into the Chapel and down the aisle for your nuptials. You can park it inside with enough time to get off, get hitched, and say “I Do.” So, your girl is now happily married and now you can both head out on the highway. Where else can you say you gotter done? Wedding Packages include:

  • 2 Harley rentals (24 hrs.)
  • 6 Rose Brides bouquet
  • 1 Matching rose boutonniere for the Rider
  • 36 Photo poses-10 free (candid) prints
  • Video of ceremony
  • Courtesy limousine to Harley’s place
  • Your names in lights, on Las Vegas Blvd. marquee/sign
  • Theatrical Fog lights & music for your entrance

*Riders must have motorcycle license-any state is valid.

For more information go to www.vivalasvegasweddings.com or call us at 702-384-0771. Our weddings are a blast. If you can dream it, we can theme it. We also have Elvis-Johnny Cash & June Carter themed weddings available, just to name a few. We love our Bikers…after all I own a Fatboy (only his name is Dave).

See you at the Chapel!

~10-10-10 Photo Menagerie from Viva Las Vegas…

          It was nuptial insanity on 10-10-10 at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel with a whopping 205 recorded weddings! We had such a wonderful time finally meeting and greeting all of our 10-10-10 couples that I had to share the few photos I did have time to take. Our lovely Brides were so much fun. Now, the morning after was not pretty~ we were tiiiired. However, nonetheless thrilled to see so many happy couples finally make it to the alter. We were covered by most all of the local media, including the major networks. There were Brides with smiles everywhere you turned.  It was a beautiful day, and we thank all of the newly married and renewed couples for a fabulous weekend. Oh, and for those of you that are thinking of an 11-11-11 wedding… 

We have been taking reservations, and we believe it too will fill in fast. My recommendation to those who want to book an 11-11-11 wedding is… book it in a hurry! It too, will be the only time we see this in 100 years! Go to www.vivalasvegasweddings.com for more information. Or, give us a ring at 702-384-0771 a small deposit will hold your wedding reservation.

Until next time, ~ Diana

Which Celebrity Would You Most Like To Marry?

We Want to Marry Elvis...

Just imagine it…your phone rings and the voice on the other line says.YOU’RE  A WINNER!!Yippee, what did you win? Okay we are playing as if you are single (in case you ar not). You won the all inclusive celebrity wedding from the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel! You get to choose which celebrity you would like to marry, and your honeymoon destination. So, who is it going to be? Who would you marry? George Clooney? Chace Crawford? Johnny Depp? Oh, and where would you honeymoon? St. Barts? Monte Carlo? Would you choose a traditional wedding or a themed wedding? 

This is easy for me.. I would marry King Leonidas. Do you know who that is? He also played in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies. Have you guessed who yet?? Okay, here’s another clue. He was in the film adaptation of the Phantom of the Opera-he played the Phantom.Yes, you guessed it! Gerard Butler. I first saw him in the movie 300 and I thought he was fabbbbbulous. It’s too bad Gerard and Jennifer Aniston didn’t work out. I think Gerard is the type of guy most other guys would go crazy over  if they saw there ex with him. He’s such a guys guy. I love that!  They would have made such a handsome Bride and Groom. I find him charming. I saw him interviewed with Craig Ferguson on late night and he was hilarious! By the way, Craig Ferguson has been to our chapel. 

Gerard is originally from Scotland, so a fairytale type wedding seems fitting. I could be the Princess Bride! Oh, and in a small quaint castle. Ha! Let’s see, I guess we would have to vacation in his homeland first, and then hop on over to the Mediterranean. Go to all of the romantic cites like Venice, Tuscany, and Sicily. So romantic. I must confess… my husband and I were married in a small chapel before I even worked here. We did this so that we could really go all out and enjoy an unforgettable honeymoon. It was perfect. A small wedding ( 7 people). There was no fuss. It was over in a matter of minutes and then we were off to cruise the Mediterranean. The most amazing memories were made on our honeymoon, and we were both so glad we did it this way. Why I’d have to say….I would do it the same way with him over and over again.  

Although, our five year anniversary is in 2 more years I think a themed wedding is the way we may go for our vow renewal. Maybe a Motown type wedding…. I like the sound of that. Remember, if you could dream it, we could theme it.

So,in closing… fellow Viva Las Vegas Wedding Facebook Friends  you will have to tell me who you would marry?  What type of wedding would you have, and where would you honeymoon? I can’t wait to read your responses…

Until next week,