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Jan

Valley of Fire

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Valley of Fire

Valley of Fire is one of the most scenic and beautiful places in the whole state of Nevada. Visitors from out of town and even local Las Vegans sometimes don’t realize what they are missing if they don’t visit Valley of Fire State Park. Valley of Fire is located 58 miles from Las Vegas, but it is really easy to get there and really worth the drive.

Scenic Las Vegas Weddings offers Valley of Fire weddings and photo tours. We can do a full Valley of Fire Wedding, a wedding photo tour, an engagement photo tour, or a family photo tour. Any of these options will give you memories and fantastic photos to last a lifetime!

Valley of Fire Weddings

You will meet your Wedding Officiant and photographer upon arrival at Valley of Fire. Your Wedding Officiant and photographer will assist you in getting prepared for your Valley of Fire wedding ceremony. Once we have you all set, we will perform your wedding. During your wedding ceremony, your wedding photographer will be taking candid shots. If you have opted to have a video DVD of your wedding ceremony, the photographer will also have the video camera recording during your wedding ceremony.

After your wedding ceremony, your Wedding Officiant will work on completing your paperwork. While the paperwork is being completed, your wedding photographer will take your group shots with your wedding guests (if you have wedding guests). After the completion of your group photos, your photographer will walk bride and groom only around your wedding area to take additional photographs. Before you depart Valley of Fire, your Wedding Officiant will give you your keepsake copy of your Marriage Certificate.

Daytime Valley of Fire Wedding Package 1 $599.00

  • Las Vegas Wedding Officiant – includes religious or civil ceremony
  • Professional Las Vegas Wedding Photographer – minimum of 50 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
  • Witness (if needed)
  • Approximately 45-60 minutes at Valley of Fire
  • Includes all wedding permit and park entrance fees

Daytime Valley of Fire Wedding Package 2 $699.00

  • Las Vegas Wedding Officiant – includes religious or civil ceremony
  • Professional Las Vegas Wedding Photographer – minimum of 100 high resolution photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
  • Witness (if needed)
  • 1 to 1¼ hours at Valley of Fire
  • Includes all wedding permit and park entrance fees

Sunset Valley of Fire Wedding Package 3 $899.00 (our most popular scenic choice)

  • Las Vegas Wedding Officiant – includes religious or civil ceremony
  • Professional Las Vegas Wedding Photographer – minimum of 150 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
  • Witness (if needed)
  • Approximately 1-1½ hours at Valley of Fire
  • Includes all wedding permit and park entrance fees

Sunset Valley of Fire Las Vegas Overlook Wedding Package 4 $999.00

  • Wedding ceremony at Valley of Fire with additional photos at the Las Vegas Overlook
  • Las Vegas Wedding Officiant – includes religious or civil ceremony
  • Professional Las Vegas Wedding Photographer – minimum of 150 high resolution photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
  • Witness (if needed)
  • Approximately 1-1½ hours at Valley of Fire 20 minutes at the Las Vegas Overlook
  • Includes all wedding permit and park entrance fees

Valley of Fire Photo Tour Packages

You will meet your wedding photographer at the main entrance to Valley of Fire. You will follow your photographer to the various photo tour locations in Valley of Fire.

Valley of Fire Package 1 Photo Tour

  • 1-hour photo tour – $499.00
  • Professional Photographer – minimum of 50 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
  • Includes photography permit and park entrance fees

Valley of Fire Package 2 Photo Tour

  • 1 ½ hour photo tour – $749.00
  • Professional Photographer – minimum of 100 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
  • Includes photography permit and park entrance fees

Valley of Fire Wedding-Minister Only $449.00

  • Wedding Officiant – includes religious or civil ceremony
  • Includes all Valley of Fire wedding permits and park entrance fees

Important Information About Your Valley of Fire Wedding or Photo Shoot

  • For photo tour within 2 hours of sunset, a package 2 must be booked
  • Maximum of 100 guests
  • For more than 20 guests, add $100 to any package
  • For more than 45 guests, add $200 to any package
  • All Valley of Fire weddings and photo shoots must be booked at least 5 days in advance in order for us to obtain the proper permits
  • There is no wedding ceremony seating for your guests; there are picnic tables that guests can sit at after the ceremony and group photos
  • Guests are allowed to take photos during the wedding ceremony as long as they stay in one place

Additional Options for Your Valley of Fire Wedding or Photo Shoot

  • iPod or iPhone music played for a wedding processional (traditional or your own) – FREE upon advance request
  • DVD video of Wedding Ceremony – $50.00
  • Photos in RAW on DVD – $100.00 (you will receive all photos in RAW .jpeg files)
  • Add Las Vegas Strip Photography after your Valley of Fire Wedding
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22

Dec

Lakeside Weddings in Las Vegas

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Lakeside Weddings in Las Vegas

History of Lakeside at Tule Springs (Floyd Lamb Park)

Eons ago Tule Springs was much cooler and wetter than it is today. During that prehistoric time, large mammals lived in the canons and lush valleys of the area. These animals included mammoths, bison, horse camels, giant sloths, and others. Tule Springs is well known in the scientific work as one of the best fossil sites in the world.

Tule Springs passed from an occasional campsite for nomadic hunters of prehistory to an early 1900s ranch and stage stop. In the 1940s, it morphed into a livestock operation and dude ranch catering to folks seeking six-week Nevada residency for fast divorces. Guests waited out the weeks at Tule Springs Ranch in comfortable rural surroundings with amenities like horseback riding, tennis, swimming and fishing in a reservoir.

Modern Lakeside at Tule Springs

Tule Springs is truly a 2,040-acre oasis in the middle of the Mojave Desert! Tule Springs contains a series of 4 small lakes: Tule Springs Lake, Mulberry Lake, Cottonwood Lake, and Desert Willow Lake. Tule Springs is located approximately 15 miles from downtown Las Vegas.

Many people visit this park to picnic, hike, fish, bicycle, and horseback ride and enjoy birds and other wildlife. The site attracts visitors seeking greenery, shade and water. Visitors arrive today in greater numbers, totaling 200,000 a year.

Lakeside Weddings in Las Vegas

In more recent years, Lakeside at Tule Springs has become a local favorite for Las Vegas weddings, Las Vegas wedding photography, and engagement sessions. With its 4 lakes, abundance of shade trees, historic buildings, and wildlife, it is the perfect setting for Las Vegas Weddings and Photography.

Scenic Las Vegas Weddings has performed more weddings Lakeside at Tule Springs than any other wedding company in Las Vegas. Tule Springs is a great choice for outdoor Las Vegas weddings and photography sessions any time of the year. Contact us today to reserve your Lakeside Wedding or photo shoot!

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18

Dec

Valley of Fire Weddings

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Valley of Fire Weddings

Valley of Fire History

Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest state park and was dedicated in 1935. It is located approximately 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert. It is adjacent to Lake Mead National Recreation Area and varies in elevation from 2,000 to 2,600 feet.

The park, which covers an area of almost 36,000 acres, gets its name from its fiery red sandstone. The formations are the result of fossilized sandstone and sand dunes that formed more than 150 million years ago. The area offers some of the Southwest’s most amazing scenery with vivid colors splashed on some of the oldest natural rock formations known to mankind.

The first inhabitants of the Valley of Fire are thought to have migrated to the region about 300 B.C. Ancient Native American tribes survived on a vegetarian diet and ate all kinds of cactus and plants including yucca, mesquite tree, prickly pear and beaver tail. Eventually, other native tribes learned to plant corn and beans and hunt animals like rabbit, sheep and antelope.

Valley of Fire Climate

Winters are mild with temperatures ranging from freezing to 75 degrees F. Daily summer highs usually exceed 100 degrees, and may reach 115 degrees. Summer temperatures usually do not vary widely from day to night. Average annual rainfall is four inches, coming in the form of light winter showers and summer thunderstorms. Valley of Fire is a great destination year round.

Valley of Fire Wildlife

There are many animals that live in Valley of Fire, including; kangaroo rats, kit foxes, coyotes, bighorn sheep, and ground squirrels are just a few of the animals that inhabit the area.

Valley of Fire Today

Now the state park is primarily a tourist destination with 300,000 visitors per year. Movie stars have also been known to visit this popular park. Because of its stunning scenery, movies such as “Total Recall,” “Transformers,” “10,000 B.C.”, “Star Trek Generations,” “Domino,” and “Planet of the Apes” include scenes filmed at the Valley of Fire.

Valley of Fire Weddings

Valley of Fire has become one of the most requested scenic locations for weddings in the greater Las Vegas area. With the stunning red rocks and the fantastic sunsets, Valley of Fire is hard to beat for unbelievable photos! When you book a Valley of Fire Wedding Package 4, you will also have photos taken at the Scenic Overlook shown below.

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18

Dec

Nelson Ghost Town Weddings and Photo Shoots in Las Vegas

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History of Nelson, Nevada

Nelson is on the Nevada side of the Colorado River in Eldorado Canyon, about 25 miles from Boulder City, Nevada. The area surrounding Nelson, Nevada and Eldorado Canyon was first home to ancient Indian tribes. After living peacefully for hundred of years, the Indians were intruded upon in 1775 by the Spaniards in their quest for gold. The Spaniards founded a small settlement next to the Colorado River and named it Eldorado. However, these early Spaniards missed the rich gold veins just beneath the canyon’s flanks, finding silver instead. They soon found that the silver was not in high enough quantities to justify their operations and they left the area.

Seventy-five years later, in the 1850s, prospectors began sluicing the many streams feeding into the Colorado River. One of the biggest mining booms in state history occurred near here, in the Eldorado Canyon. Silver and Gold were discovered in the area around 1859. The Techatticup became the most successful mine in the area, with millions of dollars in gold, silver, copper and lead mined throughout the years.

The Techatticup Mine, along with dozens of other mines in the area gave way to a number of settlements including Nelson and Eldorado at the edge of the Colorado River. In its heyday, the area established a reputation for being rough and lawless. During the Civil War, deserters from both sides of the war would end up in Nelson, hoping that military authorities would be unable to find them.

Modern Nelson Ghost Town and Nelson’s Landing

Nelson’s Landing, about five miles west in Eldorado Canyon, is famous for washing into Lake Mohave in 1974 after a strong downpour in the surrounding mountains sent the runoff down the channels and produced a flash flood. The entire landing and village was destroyed and nine people died when the flood came through the wash. The wall of water and debris was reported as about 40 feet high as it reached the river.

Much of Nelson, which was not impacted by the 1974 flood, remains today and is located way up the wash, away from the flood channels. The sparsely populated community consists mainly of privately owned ranch houses, and a river and mining tour business housed in a former Texaco gas station that has been used as a filming location for several feature films. Parts of the 2001 film 3000 Miles to Graceland starring Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell, and Courtney Cox were filmed in Nelson. The buildings were used for the film in the scene where the Lucky Strike gas station blows up (props from the movie can be seen in a barn on the grounds).

Nelson has a couple old barns, a saloon, gas pumps, old rusted-out vehicles, a water pump and even the remains of a plane crash from 3000 Miles to Graceland. Inside the main building you’ll be able to see a lot of artifacts from the area and dozens of photos of all the movie stars that have filmed movies in the area.

Nelson Ghost Town Weddings and Engagement Photography

Nelson Ghost Town is now one of the most popular places near Las Vegas to shoot engagement photos, family photos, and of course wedding photos. All of the fantastic props that are leftover from the movies, the old cars, and the ancient buildings, make great backgrounds for wedding and engagement photography. The local owners of the buildings and mine allow photographers on their property for a small fee. Book your Nelson wedding or photo shoot and let us help you make some memories to last a lifetime!

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12

Dec

Scenic Hawaii Weddings and Maui Weddings

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Scenic Hawaii Weddings and Maui Weddings

We recently returned from our annual trip to beautiful Maui, Hawaii. Not only do we offer Las Vegas wedding packages, but we also offer breathtaking Scenic Hawaii Wedding packages (http://www.scenichawaiiweddings.com). Maui has some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole world and we are fortunate enough to be able to perform Maui beach weddings. We have also performed weddings on Oahu as well, although Maui weddings are our personal favorite. We are licensed in the state of Hawaii to officiate and photograph Hawaii weddings.

Obtaining a Hawaii Wedding License

You need to contact the Hawaii State Department of Health in order to obtain a Hawaii wedding license. The Hawaii State Department of Health can be contacted at: http://hawaii.gov/health/ or by calling (808) 586-4545.

  • The prospective bride and groom must appear together in person before a marriage license agent to apply for a marriage license.
  • The prospective bride and groom should be prepared to provide the necessary proof of age and present any required written consents and approvals. All of the necessary documents should be obtained prior to applying for a marriage license.
  • The prospective bride and groom must prepare an official application and file the application in person with the marriage license agent. Applications are provided by the marriage license agent or may be downloaded from this site (see below). The application will not be accepted if sent by either postal mail or e-mail.
  • Upon approval, a marriage license is issued at the time the application is made.
  • The marriage license costs $60.00; payable in cash at the time the application is made.
  • The marriage license is good only in, but is valid throughout, the State of Hawaii.
  • The marriage license expires 30 days from and including the date of issuance, after which it automatically becomes null and void.

Weather on Maui for your Maui Beach Wedding

There are many different weather regions on the island of Maui. Fortunately, the area of South Maui (with miles and miles of beautiful beaches) is warmer and drier than other parts of the island. This makes a perfect setting for your Maui beach wedding anytime of the year! Winter temperatures are in the 80s during the day and 70s at night in South Maui. It is absolutely ideal conditions for an outdoor Hawaii wedding!

Our Most Recent Maui Wedding

Rose and Justin of Bismark, North Dakota tied the knot with Scenic Hawaii Weddings on December 2, 2011. The couple had their wedding on Makena Cove Beach (aka Secret Beach) on a beautiful afternoon. Makena Cove Beach is one of the most popular beaches for Maui weddings. After their beautiful “Secret Beach” wedding, the couple was taken to a second location for additional Maui wedding photography. The Hawaii sunset was absolutely breathtaking that evening! See below for photos and video of our Maui wedding.

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24

Nov

Outdoor Las Vegas Weddings: A Slideshow of All of our Outdoor Las Vegas Wedding Locations

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Here is a slideshow of all of our Las Vegas Wedding and Las Vegas photography locations:

Valley of Fire, Mt. Charleston, Pahrump Valley Winery, Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, Grand Canyon, Lake Las Vegas, Lakeside at Tule Springs, Scenic Gazebo, Scenic Studio, Scenic Amphitheater, Las Vegas Strip, Neon Museum/Sign Boneyard Death Valley, Nelson Ghost Town.

20

Nov

Scenic Las Vegas Weddings is proud to offer it’s very own Scenic Gazebo, Scenic Studio, and Scenic Amphitheater!

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Scenic Gazebo

Las Vegas Weddings Scenic Amphitheater and Scenic Gazebo

Located about 15-20 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, nestled in the quaint and scenic Village of Centennial Springs, is the main office of Scenic Las Vegas Weddings. We have a tree-lined Main Street with a charm that invites you to meander in and out of unique shops and restaurants. As you make your way down the street, you walk past some of the most interesting architectural character ever introduced in Las Vegas. It is fitting that the name of our street is Norman Rockwell Lane because it looks like another time and place.
Imagine your wedding in our outdoor Scenic Gazebo, our indoor Scenic Studio, or our large outdoor Scenic Amphitheater. Our indoor Scenic Studio can seat up to 40 guests comfortably and is decorated with an 8-foot tall waterfall and an abundance of Palm trees and other tropical plants. The Amphitheater can seat large parties of up to 200.

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Scenic Gazebo and Scenic Studio Wedding Packages
Scenic Gazebo/Studio Package 1 $199.00
Minister – includes traditional or civil ceremony
Professional Photographer – minimum of 20 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights Witness (if needed)
Note: no limo included
Up to 10 guests

Scenic Gazebo/Studio Package 2 $299.00
Minister – includes traditional or civil ceremony
Professional Photographer – minimum of 30 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
Witness (if needed)
Courtesy limousine transportation for bride and groom and up to six guests
Up to 25 guests

Scenic Gazebo/Studio Package 3 $399.00
Minister – includes traditional or civil ceremony
Professional Photographer – minimum of 100 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
Witness (if needed)
Courtesy limousine transportation for bride and groom and up to six guests
Up to 40 guests

Scenic Gazebo/Studio Package 4 $499.00
Minister – includes traditional or civil ceremony
Professional Photographer – minimum of 125 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights Witness (if needed) including photos in the Gazebo, Studio, and private Floyd Lamb Park photo shoot for bride and groom only
Courtesy limousine transportation for bride and groom and up to six guests
Up to 40 guests

Scenic Amphitheater Packages

Scenic Amphitheater Package 1 $599.00
Minister – includes traditional or civil ceremony
Professional Photographer – minimum of 50 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights Witness (if needed)
Note: Limo not included
Up to 50 guests

Scenic Amphitheater Package 2 $799.00
Minister – includes traditional or civil ceremony
Professional Photographer – minimum of 100 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
Witness (if needed)
Courtesy limousine transportation for bride and groom and up to six guests
Up to 100 guests

Scenic Amphitheater Package 3 $999.00
Minister – includes traditional or civil ceremony
Professional Photographer – minimum of 150 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
Witness (if needed)
Courtesy limousine transportation for bride and groom and up to six guests
Up to 150 guests

Scenic Amphitheater Package 4 $1199.00
Minister – includes traditional or civil ceremony
Professional Photographer – minimum of 200 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
Witness (if needed)
Courtesy limousine transportation for bride and groom and up to six guests
Up to 200 guests

Important Information

All weddings booked within 2 hours of sunset must be a package 3 or 4
All Studio Packages are booked on the hour and all Gazebo Packages are booked on the ½ hour
Additional Options
Add a Unity Candle–$50
Traditional or your own iPod music for your ceremony – FREE upon request
DVD video of Wedding Ceremony – $50.00
12 rose bridal bouquet plus matching groom’s boutonniere – $50.00
18 mini calla lily bridal bouquet plus matching groom’s boutonniere – $100.00
Add Neon Museum 1 hour private photo shoot (bride and groom only) – $500.00
Scenic Photography (can be on your wedding day or on a different day) –
Red Rock Canyon – $300.00
Floyd Lamb Park – $200.00
Mt. Charleston or Lake Mead – $400.00
Valley of Fire – $500.00
Las Vegas Strip Photography added to any wedding package (includes limo transportation)
1 location–$200
2 locations–$300
3 locations–$400
4 locations–$500
5 locations–$600
6 locations–$700
7 locations–$800

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15

Nov

Las Vegas Weddings: ULTIMATE New Year’s Eve Las Vegas Strip Wedding Package-$600.00!

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One lucky couple can “tie the knot” at the stroke of midnight on the famous Las Vegas Strip! Las Vegas New Year’s Eve celebration features a massive fireworks display blasting off the top of the hotels on the strip. The Strip itself is closed to automobile traffic on New Year’s Eve, giving everybody a great view to see fireworks.

On this night, the Vegas Strip becomes a giant pedestrian mall and everyone parties outside till midnight. Tens of thousands of visitors walk the Vegas Strip decked out in silly hats, noisemakers and holiday cheer. Have the most unique and fun wedding in the midst of all the New Year’s Eve revelers and make some fantastic memoires to last a lifetime!

You will meet your Las Vegas Wedding photographer and Las Vegas Wedding Officiant at 11 PM on the Las Vegas Strip, do photos until about 11:50 PM, and then have your wedding ceremony at the location of your choice! You will have more photos taken after your ceremony and you will finish up at about 12:30 AM.

  • Las Vegas Wedding Officiant – includes religious or civil ceremony
  • Professional Wedding Photographer – minimum of 250 high resolutions photos on photo DVD with all photo rights
  • Witness (if needed)

Because we can only offer this to one lucky couple, call us today to book your ULTIMATE New Year’s Eve Las Vegas Strip Wedding!

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ULTIMATE New Year's Eve Las Vegas Strip Wedding Package

14

Nov

Las Vegas Weddings: Your Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony with Scenic Las Vegas Weddings!

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Each of our Las Vegas Wedding Officiants comes prepared to perform either a Civil (non-religious) or religious ceremony for you on your special day. Your Las Vegas Wedding Officiant will ask you the following questions prior to your wedding ceremony:

  • Do you prefer a Civil or Religious Ceremony?
  • Do you have rings to exchange?
  • Do you have your own vows or any of your own words to say? (Most couples do not, so there is no pressure to do this).
  • Is the bride taking the groom’s last name (for pronouncement purposes only)?

You are more than welcome to bring your own vows and your Wedding Officiant can incorporate them into your wedding ceremony. Please keep in mind that it works out much better if you read your own vows to each other instead of the Wedding Officiant having you “repeat after me.”

You can also opt to add a unity candle ceremony ($50.00 additional charge) to your Scenic Las Vegas Gazebo, Studio, or Amphitheater wedding package.

Also, if you bring your whole ceremony and hand it to your Wedding Officiant, please keep in mind that the Wedding Officiant will have to read it (as opposed to speaking from memory) and it may sound very awkward. We suggest bringing your own vows or a few things to say to each other at most.

Your wedding ceremony will be approximately 5-8 minutes long, but may be shorter if you are getting married somewhere on the Las Vegas Strip. You should not worry about your guests standing if you have a wedding venue that does not offer chairs because they will only have to stand for a short period of time.

If you do not have wedding guests or have few guests, we suggest that the bride and groom start standing arm and arm. If you are having a bigger wedding, you are more than welcome to have a bridal party stand up with you.

You may also choose to “walk down the aisle” at the following locations: all Scenic Locations (except Grand Canyon) and our Scenic Gazebo/Studio/Amphitheater. The only place to “walk down the aisle” on the Las Vegas Strip would be your hotel room/suite. It does NOT work out to try to “walk down the aisle” or stay hidden from each other for a Las Vegas Strip Wedding. We know that it is your day, but we do as many as 1,000 weddings a year and we really do know what works and what does not.

Ceremony (processional) music is available upon request for many (but not all) of our locations. This must be pre-arranged with our Scenic Las Vegas Weddings office.

Again, this is your day, but take our advice when we tell you that aisle runners do not work well at our scenic locations! We have seen it done, but it does NOT look nice and people end up tripping if it is windy or if you try to place it over bumps or on the grass. Ladies, leave the runners at home!

Please note: All Scenic Las Vegas Weddings can be done as a vow renewal or commitment ceremony.

 

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07

Nov

“Las Vegas Weddings: Getting Married in Las Vegas: Beyond the Cheap Las Vegas Strip Chapels in Today’s Tough Economy”

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History of Las Vegas Weddings

Las Vegas hosts more than 1 in 20 marriages in the United States. Clark County (Las Vegas) issued 91,890 marriage licenses in 2010 alone. Las Vegas is also the entertainment capital of the world and with all the glitz and glamour that Las Vegas has to offer, it is a hotspot for weddings. It has gained the reputation as the “it” spot to “tie the knot!”

Even though Las Vegas is known for it’s last minute, cheesy chapel weddings and midnight drive thru weddings, this city is also home to destination weddings that require plenty of planning for in preparation of vows that last a lifetime. Las Vegas has couples from around the world planning their perfect Las Vegas destination wedding.

Since the 1930s, Nevada’s lure of fast, easy marriages has attracted countless couples looking to tie the knot. Although, the Las Vegas Chapel is still a popular option, Las Vegas now offers many more elegant, classy, and scenic option that more and more couples are choosing. Most of the Las Vegas Wedding Chapels have seen better days and are now many decades past their “heyday.”

Just like neighborhoods change over time, the “Las Vegas Chapel Row” on South Las Vegas Boulevard has dramatically changed as well. The area is now full of strip clubs, tattoo parlors, adult bookstores, pawn shops, and has a “ghetto-type” atmosphere. It is not a neighborhood that one should walk around in after dark. You may also come out of your chapel wedding to see prostitutes lingering in the area.

Modern Las Vegas Wedding Venues

Las Vegas may be best known for popularizing the wedding chapel ceremony. With opportunities for drive-through vows, Elvis impersonators to officiate, and intimate settings for elopement, Las Vegas wedding chapels provide some of the biggest business to Las Vegas’ wedding industry. But these chapels are far from the only place to be wed in this city.

The “mega” Las Vegas Strip Resorts also offer luxury Las Vegas weddings. Often organized by a hired wedding coordinator, these luxury weddings involve destination brides in intricate details and wedding day decisions. A Las Vegas luxury resort wedding offers all the commodities of a traditional wedding. This is a great option for couples where cost is not a consideration. Unfortunately, for most couples in today’s economy, cost is often the number one consideration.

The current US unemployment rate is 9.1% with an unemployment rate also topping 8% in the UK. While weddings still take place in a down economy, brides and grooms are scaling back and trimming the excess from their celebrations. The numbers show this dramatic shift: The average cost of a wedding dropped $10,000 a year after the recession began.

For destination brides or Las Vegas locals who prefer an elegant, affordable, and scenic wedding outside the Las Vegas Strip, Scenic Las Vegas Weddings is one local Las Vegas wedding company that offers many options. Scenic Las Vegas Weddings is family owned by a husband and wife team. The owners are both professional Las Vegas wedding photographers whose main goal is to provide spectacular photography, beautiful locations, and heartfelt ceremonies. Venues include: Scenic Gazebo, Valley of Fire, Lake Mead, Red Rock Canyon, Grand Canyon, Lake Las Vegas, Mt. Charleston, Pahrump Valley Winery, Nelson Ghost Town, Death Valley, and The Las Vegas Strip. Scenic Las Vegas Weddings also offers photography only and Wedding Officiant only packages at your location or at one of theirs!

 

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Central Las Vegas Strip

Valley of Fire

The Neon Museum/Sign Boneyard