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Celebrating a Birthday at Viva Las Vegas Weddings–Chapel Co-Owner Jamie!

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Jamie as Brad during a Rocky’s Horror Themed Wedding

While we’re always celebrating the weddings and anniversaries of our Viva Las Vegas brides and grooms, this week chapel co-owner Jamie Richards will be celebrating a birthday! Just as in most other convivial workplaces, we make the a big fuss over staffer birthdays, filling the back office with yummy birthday cake and potluck dishes to chow down on between weddings. But birthdays at Viva Las Vegas Weddings often include after hours partying, too. (After all, we’re mostly former entertainers with showbiz in our blood!) One of Jamie’s recent birthdays featured a spoof of Dancing with the Stars with wedding staffers impersonating Bruno, Len and well-known dance pros.

You may recognize Jamie if he helped to coordinate your wedding or wedding vow renewal here at Viva Las Vegas. He could have been wedding photographer instead (this guy can do ANY job at the chapel to perfection). And, if you’re just now making wedding arrangements, Jamie could be the cheerful voice on the other end of the phone.

Vegas Rocky Horror Wedding

For those who’ve booked our Rocky’s Horror Themed Wedding Package, at Halloween or any other time of the year, you’ve likely seen Jamie doing double duty as Brad AND wedding photographer! Even Jamie gets to show off his goofy side at times when our themed wedding productions are on the lighter side.

Like many of our staff, Jamie comes from a background in entertainment. First, Jamie was a professional ice skater, then later a dancer and singer in Las Vegas productions. So..In honor of Jamie’s birthday, it just seems right to embarrass him a little by sharing an old ice skating audition video. (Gee, the Winter Olympics is coming up…Jamie would be great at arranging an Olympic-themed wedding for you—snow shoes down the aisle, anyone?) We hope you’ll be lucky enough to meet Jamie on your visit to our chapel.

Speaking of birthdays, we always like to mention that if your spouse has a special birthday coming up in the New Year, consider a surprise trip to Vegas with a surprise Elvis or themed wedding vow renewal. WE think that’s the most unforgettable way to celebrate anniversaries or birthdays in glitzy Vegas style!

So, if you’re marrying at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in the near future, say “hello” to Jamie and, as we all here will be doing, wish him a very Happy Birthday!

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Jamie, you haven’t changed one bit. 🙂

Celebrate 50 Years of Star Trek with a Space Themed Wedding or Vow Renewal in Vegas!

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A uniformly fun wedding ceremony aboard the Starship Viva!
Star Trek wedding
You choose your “minister” from your favorite space-themed movie or TV series and we’ll do the rest!

At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we’re seeing a flurry of space-themed Intergalactic Weddings, and we’ve finally figured out what it’s all about! Star Trek the Original Series is having a 50th anniversary! If you love Trek, even if you’re already married, you can renew your vows and celebrate your own anniversary at the same time you pay tribute to this iconic series!

Space may be the final frontier, but an Intergalactic Themed Wedding in Las Vegas might be your next one. At Viva Las Vegas Weddings, we can transport you to the sci-fi movie or TV series of your dreams for a themed wedding that’s the most fun in ANY universe. You choose your minister….a Darth Vader-costumed actor, a Vulcan or Romulan or ???, or any other favorite film or television character . You can actually ‘populate’ your ceremony with all the “sci-fi action figures” you want. And, of course, you may want to play roles and wear costumes yourselves. We even rent them at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. There’s a costume shop right on the premises.

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Our Intergalactic Themed Wedding with Darth Vader Minister, and 501 Legion guests on board!

Your wedding includes smoke and lighting effects, props, music from the film, plus flowers, video, photography, and round-trip limo service to and from your Las Vegas hotel. Just go to our website and then click on Themed Weddings to search for the Intergalactic Wedding package, which you can customize to make it your own sci-fi wedding fantasy. www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

Not sure? Here’s a recent glowing review from a happy couple on Tripadvisor. But also feel free to give us a call for more information. 1-702-384-0771

“Awesome themed weddings!”
Reviewed October 21, 2014
We were married here 2014Oct10. We decided on a Star Wars themed ceremony. Us, our kids and grandkids are big Star War fans. What a blast! Darth Vader married us and he was perfect. Our teenagers were dressed as Princess Leia and Jedi’s, my new husband was a Jedi and I wore my oldest daughters wedding dress. Which had special meaning to me. We had a dinner reception and they offered us the Elvis and Priscilla room (previously a honeymoon suite) to dine in. Well of course we then had Elvis come up and sing for us. Our guests had no idea about our theme or Elvis and they loved it. Smiles and laughs from all. Elvis/Darth you are fantastic. We had 2 limos pick us all up at the hotel we were at, 15 of us total. I checked with the chapel and they advised it was fine to bring our own bottled water in the limo and chapel. When we arrived the front desk staff and our coordinator were all so kind. And it was smooth. I was in awe finally being there after watching previous live web cams of people being married there. Thank you Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel for making my dreams of a Vegas wedding come true. We could not of asked for anything more. It was perfect.

So…Suit up, outer space fans! See you at the Starship Viva!

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Ready to voyage into the universe of holy matrimony?

Meet Reverend Robb Greer, the “Renaissance Man” of Viva Las Vegas Weddings

Rev. Robb relaxes between wedding at the Doo Wop Diner
Reverend Robb, an eloquent and gracious wedding officiant with MANY surprising facets!

At Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, we like to think our ministers bring a touch of refined dignity to our traditional marriage ceremonies, demonstrating a level of joy and compassion appropriate to the occasion. Themed or Elvis weddings, however, generally leave the licensed minister out of the spotlight during the actual ceremony. For those weddings, Elvis, Merlin, Dracula, or any of a wide range of characters do the honors instead. When it comes to Reverend Robb, though, he’s more than happy to step up to the plate.

In more than 12 years marrying couples in Las Vegas, Robb has many stories to tell. While his traditional ceremonies are particularly insightful and touching, he’s had a few wacky episodes at the altar, too. For example, due to his resemblance to Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: The Next Generation fame, Rev. Robb has donned the uniform and married couples for space-themed Intergalactic Weddings. (And what a pro! Rev. Robb has actually super-glued his fingers together for these ceremonies, since he claims he’s physically unable to do the hand sign for “Live long and prosper.”) If called upon to do a Beach Party themed wedding, Robb tosses on a sun-streaked wig and says “dude” a lot during the vows. If you know him as well as we do, you’ll find this hilarious.

Reverend Robb has been a minister in Las Vegas for over 25 years and graduated with a degree in theology from Vanguard University. There, a professor once told him regarding marriage, “Don’t look for someone else to make you happy. That’s too much of a burden to put on anyone. You must first find happiness within yourself.” What important advice would Robb give to couples who are planning to marry? “Focus on being the right person, not on finding the right person.”

Asked what he finds the best part of being a Las Vegas wedding minister, Robb says, “I love the excitement, and I love being around people. Knowing the wedding business as well as I do, it’s really gratifying to be able to disarm the anxieties people are feeling right before the ceremony. I always tell them, ‘I’m never going to leave you guessing what to do next.'”

Robb in Flower Shop
All in a day’s work, Rev. Robb may have also designed the bridal bouquet!

What’s his most memorable wedding? “There are so many! But I do remember a very nervous bride who sneezed just before placing the ring on her groom’s finger. She put her hand, with the ring still on her own finger, up to her nose to block the sneeze.” Robb continued to explain how he put her at ease after that awkward moment. He calmly said, “That should slip right on now!” Laughter ensued, and all nervousness was gone.

Most awkward blunder? “I mistakenly referred to a groom by the name of Steve, the groom from the previous ceremony. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Steve happened to be the name of the bride’s first husband.” Awkward!

Favorite ceremony to do? “Vow renewals. I love doing them. It is so significant and special when two people value their relationship so much that they marry all over again.”

Strangest request? “Well, once the rings were attached to a dog’s collar, and I had to bend down and take them off.”

Clearly, there are few dull moments in the life of a Las Vegas wedding minister. Still…

One day the chapel was frantically busy, and Reverend Robb was asked if he could help assemble boutonnieres for the next wedding. He did such a beautiful job…You know the story, if you do a job TOO well… Robb found himself arranging bouquets between weddings to pass the time, just because he enjoys it. Even though his arrangements are as beautiful and endearing as his vows, Reverend Robb’s first priority is officiating weddings, and putting couples at ease on the happiest day of their lives.

Viva Las Vegas Weddings: Brides Who Really Make a Grand Entrance

Viva Las Vegas Bridal Entrances
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It’s not necessarily that these brides are weak in the knees with wedding day jitters. Some themed weddings at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapels, though, are so all-inclusive that the bride doesn’t even have to walk down the aisle on her own power. Our Fairy Tale Wedding, for example, includes a bridal entrance in a Cinderella-like carriage. Beach Party weddings, like the one below, feature the bride perched on a surfboard and carried down the aisle by a couple of buff surfer dudes.

Is sailing down the Nile more your style? In our Egyptian themed wedding, the bride is transported on Cleopatra’s throne, held aloft by two hunky slaves as her Anthony awaits. Have a look, below.

For those who like a more contemporary “ride,” there’s always the pink Cadillac entrance, the Harley-Davidson entrance, or even an entrance with James Bond in a smashingly sexy sports car. Or? If we’ve captivated your imagination, let us hear from you. If there’s something we can do to personalize and put a spotlight on your trip down the aisle, we’ll pull out all the stops to make it happen!

The Viking Wedding | Viva Las Vegas Weddings

Medieval Scandinavia (ca. 1000- 1400 CE)….. No it is actually present time and the place is Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel.

For the first time we did the Viking Themed wedding and boy was it fun! If you haven’t seen a Viking sing here is a chance!

Only with Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel
Don't make the Viking Bride angry!

All guests were dressed with proper helmets and Scandinavian Traditional wedding clothes!  Only in Vegas! Just a reminder that we have a costume shop so bride and groom and guests can rent costumes for their fun wedding day! Costume rentals start from $50.

The angry Vikings attacking!
The angry Vikings attacking!

See the Viking Wedding Video for yourselves!

Halloween weddings las vegas

Dracula will Suck your blood in our Dracula's Tomb Halloween Wedding
Dracula will Suck your blood in our Dracula's Tomb Halloween Wedding

If you love Halloween, are Goth, adore Vampire Lore or are searching for an alternative Las Vegas wedding ceremony? We have a few to choose from! Our Gothic Wedding may be right up your alley…which leads directly to our wrought-iron cemetery gates, of course! Our Las Vegas Wedding Chapel is transformed into a foggy graveyard by a feat of unearthly magic on this very special night! Take a look at our Las Vegas wedding packages and book you Halloween Wedding soon it’s a busy night for us and the spirits here in Las Vegas!

Viva Las Vegas Weddings is home of the original theatrically themed weddings. Gothic Weddings, while not for the faint of heart, are certainly not just for Halloween anymore. Envision, if you will, a fog-filled wedding chapel in flickering candlelight. Eerie strains of organ music reverberate as a hauntingly beautiful bride emerges from the mist, draped in Victorian finery. She carries a wedding flower bouquet of blood red roses, in chilling contrast to her darkly handsome groom. Love eternal rings true for this couple, as it could for you and your dearly beloved.