Weddings are bliss but marriage is hell a saying goes. But some couples in Las Vegas are taking the opposite approach, indulging in their dark sides when they get hitched in the hopes that the rest of their lives will be wedded bliss, all rainbows and kittens.
Gothic weddings are the new in thing in Vegas.
Really. We swear it, on a freshly dug-up grave. At the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel, a few miles north of The Strip, couples can get married Goth style.
Imagine a deliciously fog-filled chapel, lit only by candles. Spooky organ music plays as the bride, swathed in Victorian lace finery, makes her way elegantly to her intended. Blood red roses and tombstones are optional, as are flying vampires who soar overhead in a sensual embrace. Either Count Dracula or the Grim Reaper, your choice, will emerge from a coffin to officiate the ceremony. All that for only $750. We think it’s one hell of a deal.
Photos and courtesy limo service from your hotel are part of the package too (though you won’t want to stiff your zombie or vampire chauffeur; $25 is considered a minimum gratuity if you want to keep your brains in your head and your blood in your veins for a few anniversaries). Have a specific Gothic fantasy you’d love to make a reality on your special day? No problem. Gothic Weddings is more than delighted to work with you to make your weirdest, wackiest nuptial ideas come true. They’ll even throw in a live internet web cam feed so your horrified family can watch from home. Hi, Mom!
And—in case you’ve been dead for 300 years and hadn’t heard the news—getting a marriage license in Las Vegas is as easy as getting Count Dracula to down a Very Bloody Mary. All you’ll need is $55 in cash and a valid driver’s license or passport.
Ah, love. Let us know where you’re registered.
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Here’s a video of an actual Vegas Gothic wedding: