Beth and Darryl came all the way from New Zealand (with several friends and family in tow) to share the time of their lives in Vegas this week. The highlight of their trip, though, had to be their unforgettably wild and wacky wedding at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. Just the right touch, according to Beth and Darryl, was having our “Aretha” perform the marriage ceremony and sing a few hit songs, along with a back-up gospel choir!
Not only bride and groom, but all the guests were costumed as various characters, and no one held back on the funky moves, as seen below during “Aretha Franklin’s” rendition of “R-E-S-P-E-C-T.”
Little did the happy couple know that the ministerial Queen of Soul, “Aretha Franklin,” was actually Susan Beaubian, show business royalty in her own right. Susan has appeared on Broadway and in national touring companies in shows including Dreamgirls, Kiss Me Kate, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. She appeared in the film The Color Purple as Corinne, and has had principal roles in The Naked Gun, Father of the Bride 2, and Norbit. She has been featured in 30 principal television roles, including characters on Seinfeld, Numb3rs, Cold Case, Saved by the Bell, Medium, ER and The Young & the Restless. During her vocal career, Susan has also recorded or performed with major stars such as Celine Dion, Faith Hill and k. d. Lang.
Here at Viva, Susan has also portrayed the incomparable Tina Turner. If you’re looking for a true professional to add a bit of soul to your wedding ceremony, invite Susan. We think she’s absolutely next in line for Queen of Soul or Rock. For more information on traditional, themed, Elvis or any imaginable impersonator wedding ceremonies, visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings.com, or call us at 702-384-0771.
Wishing all the best to Beth and Darryl. You did it up in style! Didn’t we have fun?!!