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The Good the Bad and the Ugly~ Wedding Proposals

Lovely Ladies@ Viva...
Lovely Ladies@ Viva...

Let’s see ladies, now here is where we can be honest and perhaps float a couple of fantastic wedding proposal ideas out there for the fellas. We have all seen the classic ring in the champagne flute in the movies, the ring on top of her dessert and the classic jumbo sports screen proposal. My friend John dressed in shining armour and rode down the street ( in the city) on horseback to propose to his fiancee’ Kelly-now that was a proposal!

 I had a friend who says hers was a disaster, her guy had, “will you marry me?” written out in tomato sauce, on a large heart shaped pizza. Pizza? Really?

Ohhhh, about a month ago, I did have a couple that went up to the Eiffel Tower at the Paris hotel here in Las Vegas for a surprise proposal.  The couple married the next day- as our astute Groom was one step ahead, and had already booked a beautiful outdoor garden wedding.Why he evev had friends and family flown in as a surprise to his lovely Bride, for their special Las Vegas Wedding. That too was a hit.

The proposal is such a small part of your happily ever after. However, with that in mind, share with us your romantic proposal or someone elses that was so sweet you had to mention it. You may be helping some lost romantic out there that just needs a liitle help for their personal proposal~ I am dying to hear your marriage proposal stories…

Until we meet again~Diana ;0)

To Elope or Not to Elope?


To elope or not elope that is the question? So, here it is, you’re newly engaged, and you are getting ready to begin the wedding planning…

You begin with the invitation list. Who to invite, and who not to invite. Hmmmm.

You have a budget to stay within, so do you invite your mothers cousin that you have only met twice, but your mother keeps in touch with ( via a Christmas card every year)? Well, we’ll come back to that question…

Let’s see, you loooove Gardenias but they are $15 a bloom! So you settle for ? Okay, we’ll get back to that question too.

Alright, you have always wanted to get married at the Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes ever since you were a little girl..the cost? $3000 for the wedding/venue ( no extras-here).

You want to keep the wedding small and stay within your budget , but it is slowly getting out of hand, with family that expects to be invited, friends that are anticipating your invitiaton in the mail, co-workers and your boss. Arghhh. OH NO! The wedding invitations? I’ve already pretty much blown my budget and the hits keep on coming.

Family is fighting over who gets invited, you want to keep your new in-laws happy and cannot say no to their guest list, and it’s enormous. You and your Fiance’ are now fighting due to all of the stress. Sooooooo I ask..Is it all worth it?

As for me, I say I’ll take that $3000 and give me an E- L-O, a P, and an E ~ Ha! Eloping was definatley for me. A small Chapel wedding was the key to happiness for me and my Mister right when we did tie the knot. We had a super ceremony, and just a handful of family and friends ( 7 to be exact),  and it was just perfect.

So, I pose the question…TO ELOPE OR NOT TO ELOPE?



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,


~ Viva Las Vegas Bride of the Week-November…

     Our beautiful Bride of the week comes to us from not only one place, but two. She is originally from England. However, she now resides in Spain. She is a Concierge at a beautiful hotel in Spain. It is an interesting story… Clare has been talking to a Concierge here in one of our luxury hotels in Las Vegas for about a year regarding this day. The what, where’s and how’s had brought her to her final destination here at Viva Las Vegas Weddings!

     Thanks to the Concierge at the City Center for her recommendation. Our local Concierge even attended the wedding since they had become friends through their chats online. This is how friendships are made. I  just had to share this unique story~besides that, how gorgeous is Clare with her Prince Arron by her side? Best wishes to you and cheers to you both on making my Bridal couple for the month of November. You look marrrvelous!

     Now, with all of that planning…I wonder if Clare knew how terrific our weather was going to be? The high 70’s in November? Why it’s unheard of. However, this brilliant Concierge really did her homework, I am certain she was checking the weather report daily. Lucky guy, lucky gal. They chose the Gazebo Evening Wedding. Italian Cypress and nature surround this lovely Gazebo.Complete with twinkly lights and park style benches, it makes an intimate setting for two, or even fifteen, just lovely. Seeing the Gazebo in person is breathtaking. It is one of my favorite marrying spots because the photography is spectacular in this magical setting.

Happily ever after...


     If you are looking….look no further. We have 5 different wedding spots here on sight to either host your number of guests or suit your budget. We look forward to serving you. Visit us at www.vivalasvegasweddings for more information, or just give us a call at 702-384-0771. One of our friendly Reservationistas’ will be happy to book your enchanted evening.

             Au revoir,


~They’re Creepy and They’re Kooky….



Viva Las Vegas Weddings is closed for the night. Good night Kalin, good night Jamie, good night John boy. It’s eleven o’clock and we all zoom out of the parking lot. I am in my car, when suddenly I recall…what I forgot. Ughhhhhh, so I make my way back into the Chapel past the prop room towards the employees lounge. I forgot my once heated lasagne in the midst of being soo busy. I figure it will be a quick turnaround, so I won’t even turn on the lights.

          I will just…..Whoa! What was that? A loud thump, and it’s coming from the direction of the closet. Thaaat closet! The one that hasn’t been opened for about a year. The one that no ones keys seem to fit anymore. It’s so dark I can’t even see my hand before me. Now, I could actually hear the wind howling loudly, as thaaat door begins to slowly open. I make an about face, and begin to tip-toe through the grave stones and realize I cannot run fast enough without falling, so I decide to hide. I lean on a wall, in an attempt to make myself small,  (not so easy for me, I’m a size 10).  The door is oooopening and and I’m all alone. I am frozen in fear. I can now make out a shadowy figure lurking through the door.

          The door suddenly swings open fast and I let out a BIG …..Reverend Daphne? Reverend Daphne, what are you doing here? She says, “Oh, I was fishing out my cloak and green makeup for Halloween.” “You do realize Halloween is only a few weeks away?” I let out a sigh of relief, as I think to myself, we really do have CREEPY MINISTERS.

          Brides, it’s not too late…It’s time to raise your Grooms from the dead, oops I mean bed and check us out on the spider web. Find our Halloween weddings link at www.Vivalasvegasweddings.com , or better yet, call us at 702-384-0771 and speak to our live staff. We will be happy to place your order…..hahahahahahahahahahaha.

Forever your ghoul,