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An Elvis-themed wedding

elvis-weddingElvis Presley has been gone for over 30 years but his legacy lives on and couples around the world want The King to help them celebrate their marriage.

Do you want to emulate Elvis and Priscilla and get married in Las Vegas, the wedding capital of the world? Would it be a dream come true to have “Elvis” perform at your wedding and bless your marriage?

An Elvis-themed wedding can be as crazy or as classy as you wish, depending on your personality and your budget.

Your very own “Elvis”

“Elvis” can officiate at your marriage ceremony, walk you down the aisle, bless and serenade you once you are married, or perform at your wedding reception. There are Elvis impersonators all over the world, not just in Vegas!

Elvis had many different looks throughout his career, and you can choose from these different styles for your Elvis impersonator, depending on your personalities and tastes: Blue Hawaii, cowboy, rhinestone-encrusted jumpsuit, GI, rock-n-roller…

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To find the perfect Elvis impersonator for your event and in your area, contact one of these Elvis associations:

Going to the chapel of love… 

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If you choose to hold your Elvis-themed wedding in Las Vegas, there are over 50 wedding chapels to choose from, offering a huge range of wedding packages that can often be tailor-made to your requirements. Elegant chapels, drive thru weddings, a pink Cadillac, your names in neon lights… 

Two things that you mustn’t miss at your Las Vegas wedding are the tradition of having Elvis bless your hands as he serenades you with a song that touches your heart, and walking down the aisle to Elvis singing “Viva Las Vegas”. 

Many wedding chapels offer live Internet broadcast of your wedding and the chance for guests to be “present” via Skype. Ceremonies can often be held in other languages such as Spanish, French or German. Chapels may offer extras such as Hawaii hula dancers, theatrical effects and a “Priscilla” matron of honor. Check out these venues:

And if you are in a desperate hurry to get married, then get married in The Fast Lane, Vegas Weddings’ drive through tunnel! Drive thru or walk up in a private limousine, in your own car, or in Elvis’ pink Cadillac. Packages start at just $89.

Don’t forget the details

  • One way of incorporating the Elvis theme into your wedding attire is by getting the groomsmen to wear Blue Suede Shoes and dressing the bridesmaids in matching blue dresses.
  • Why not walk down the aisle to Elvis singing the beautiful ballad “I can’t help falling in love with you”?
  • If you have chosen Elvis’ Blue Hawaii period for your wedding, decorate the reception venue in Hawaiian style and put ‘50s style sunglasses and Hawaiian leis on each table. Get your guests to wear Hawaiian shirts, and use orchids as your main wedding flowers.
  • There are some great Elvis accessories on the market, including these fantastic cake toppers! And the ultimate gift for an Elvis-loving bride – Elvis and Priscilla wedding dolls.

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Vow renewals

Renewing your wedding vows is all the rage, particularly amongst celebrities like Seal and Heidi Klum, and Las Vegas is the perfect place to confirm your love. Most wedding chapels offer vow renewal ceremonies.

Marriage licences

If you want to get married in Las Vegas, check out our guide to marriage licenses in the state of Nevada.

Elvis’ own wedding to Priscilla

Elvis himself married Priscilla at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas in 1967 when he was 32 and she was 21. The couple have got to be the coolest newlyweds of all times! The wedding was the epitome of Sixties glamour and star quality.

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Elvis wore a shiny black brocade silk tuxedo with a white carnation in his buttonhole and cowboy boots. Priscilla wore a floor length pure white silk chiffon gown with a sheer beaded yolk neckline and sleeves twinkling with seed pearls; she had designed the dress herself. The look was topped with a three foot long cloudlike tulle veil secured to her thick black locks by a rhinestone crown. Their only daughter Lisa Marie was born exactly nine months later.

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