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A Day in the Life of the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel

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Another day, another Time Warp at Viva Las Vegas Weddings! Photo Credit: Las Vegas Review-Journal

On a recent Saturday, the local newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, hung out with us to document a typical day at Viva Las Vegas Weddings. While we had several elegantly traditional weddings going on that day, it’s easy to see why our wild and wacky Themed Weddings got the photographer’s attention most of the time! It’s pretty amazing just to be a guest witnessing ONE of our themed ceremonies, but a whole day of them–with all the costume and set changes involved– can mean sensory overload for those who aren’t used to it!

Here’s a link to the full article, if you’d like to read the RJ’s take on things and see all the great photos they shot while visiting the chapel: https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/las-vegas-chapel-does-rocky-horror-star-trek-elvis-weddings-video/

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Ron DeCar as Elvis drives a couple–in matching shades and sideburns–into the chapel and down the aisle! Photo Credit: Las Vegas Review-Journal

If you’d like just a taste of some lesser-known facts included in the story on our chapel, here’s an excerpt from the article, below:

(Ron) DeCar opened the chapel in 1999 after 14 years as lead singer and emcee in “Folies Bergere” at the Tropicana. He says the chapel typically hosts about 300 weddings a month. Its record is 550 in a month. On 7/7/07, 150 couples got hitched, and 230 on 11/11/11.
Just over half of all weddings at Viva Las Vegas are traditional. And the theme weddings? “I think it’s people who are, obviously, more lighthearted and want to do something crazy and don’t want to have a mundane, normal thing,” DeCar says.
But the day isn’t all about fog machines, flashing lights and costumed characters. There are also couples such as Lee McCulloch and Stuart Dootson, who came to Las Vegas from England to get married. They’ve been together 17 years, and while nobody is there to see them marry, the chapel live-streams each ceremony for far-off family and friends.
At 4 p.m. comes an Elvis-themed wedding. And while an Elvis wedding probably never can be devoid of cheesiness — vows include promises “every day of my life to be a hunka hunka burning love” and that “I will never have suspicious minds” — watching the couple end the ceremony by dancing to “It’s Now or Never” is sort of adorable.
With his entertainment industry know-how and hefty contact list, DeCar can concoct just about any sort of ceremony. He once put on a Liberace ceremony that included a song by a Cher impersonator, and another time crafted a ceremony that included Mr. Spock from “Star Trek” teleporting into a Camelot theme.
With lights, music, smoke effects, actors and, most of all, the sense of showmanship that go into every ceremony, “every half hour is a performance,” DeCar says.

Many of the folks who come to us for one of our creative wedding themes are renewing their vows for an anniversary, so don’t be shy about calling to do this, too, if you’re already married! For more information, visit our website or call us at 702-384-0771. www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

50s Diner Weddings Vegas
And… We also do weddings in our Fonzy-esque 1950s Doo Wop Diner Chapel…

Best Ways to Create Your Unique Vegas Wedding

Custom weddings in Vegas
Whether it’s a traditional ceremony, or not so much, your wedding day should be uniquely YOURS

When it comes to unique weddings in Las Vegas, traditional weddings with a twist, Elvis weddings or themed weddings, we’ve definitely got you covered. But, say you want to get married in our Doo Wop Diner, and you’re an I Love Lucy fan. We won’t stop you from dressing up as Lucy and Ricky. Bring your own music on CD, or invite us to fill your special request. A bit shy? Ask for Ricky as minister and Lucy as matron of honor instead. We can do that. (You won’t find EVERYTHING on our site. But just tell us what you have in mind— and make our day!)

Fan of Frozen or a particular animated princess? Turn one of our themed wedding packages on its ear. You can request a particular character as minister, then dress up as your own version of an icy (or sleeping, or captive or…?) princess and her romantic suitor. Want to add a favorite song as part of your themed wedding soundtrack? Mention that to us, and we’ll work something out.

Feel free to make suggestions to tweak any of our existing wedding packages. Just a note: The more fantastic your request, the more advance notice you might need to give us so we can pull it all together for you. Start the brainstorm, then let’s discuss. We’ve got fog/smoke effects, theatrical lighting, costume rentals and a talented staff who can work with you on ideas to make your ceremony magical and uniquely you. You can call us at the chapel, or chat online with one of our friendly wedding consultants. To do either, first visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com

Creative Themed Weddings
Dress up yourself, or add a cast of colorful characters to create a wedding theme from your favorite movie or TV show

See you, and your imaginative, personalized wedding, at one of our chapels soon!