A Little White Wedding Chapel

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Coordinates: 36°9′19″N 115°8′58.9″W / 36.15528°N 115.149694°W / 36.15528; -115.149694

A Little White Chapel Drive-Thru Tunnel of Vows.

A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, has been the site of many "quickie" celebrity weddings. It is noted for its Drive-Thru Tunnel of Vows.[1][2] It was established in 1951,[3] and has married about 800,000 couples. It employs ten ministers.[4]

Similarly named Las Vegas wedding chapels, such as The Little Church of the West, The Little Chapel by the Courthouse, and the Chapel of the Flowers are often confused with A Little White Wedding Chapel. The Little Chapel by the Courthouse is also owned by We've Only Just Begun Inc., also the owners of A Little White Wedding Chapel. Charolette Richards, the owner, also has had association with the Little Church of the West.

Richards has worked at the chapel since the late 1950s.[2] She came into the wedding business after her first husband abandoned her in Las Vegas, and Merle Edwards, who worked in the wedding chapel business, rescued her from the street and soon after became her second husband. He died in 1982. Richards is an ordained minister of a "non-denominational church". She has presided over the marriages of Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Michael Jordan, Britney Spears, Bruce Willis, and Demi Moore.[5]

The chapel has been featured on such TV shows as "WWE Raw", Friends and Good Morning America.[6] Michael Ross and Naomi Defensor, two cast members on the 2011 season of The Real World: Las Vegas, participated in a mock wedding at the Chapel during the June 1, 2011 season finale of that series.[7]

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  1. ^ no byline (November 2004). "Getting Hitched in a Vegas Chapel", Cosmopolitan 237 (5): 104.
  2. ^ a b c d McCann, Dennis (2002-02-10). "Couples in Las Vegas take chance on true love", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, p. H1.
  3. ^ a b c d Hatton, Spencer (November 26, 2006). "Why rent a castle when you've got the King?", Yakima Herald-Republic, p. B1.
  4. ^ Walker, Natalie (November 22, 2004). "Cryin' in the castle: Vegas chapel bid for Scots", Daily Record, p. 20.
  5. ^ Mansfield, Susan (December 1, 2004). "Elvis, Sinatra and Britney were all married there. Now the Little White Wedding Chapel is coming to Scotland", The Scotsman, p. 36.
  6. ^ Haas, Jane Glenn (February 15, 2004). "Vegas vows 1-2-3", The Orange County Register, p. TCenter.
  7. ^ "Leaving Las Vegas", The Real World: Las Vegas (2011), MTV.com, Season 25, Episode 13, accessed June 4, 2011.
  8. ^ Hall, Michelle (October 18, 1998). "Hit the jackpot! Movie-set ambience, natural attractions prove gold is not all that glitters in Las Vegas", Boston Herald, p. 61.
  9. ^ a b c d White Wedding Chapel "Who Knew Drive Through Wedding Ceremonies Were So Romantic?", Vegas Chatter, December 28, 2010
  10. ^ Jones, Oliver. "Married ... With Children's David Faustino Divorcing", People magazine, February 6, 2007
  11. ^ "Dixie Chick Natalie Maines Weds Adrian Pasdar in Early Morning Vegas Ceremony", NY Rock, June 26, 2000
  12. ^ "Natalie Maines Gets Hitched", CMT, June 26, 2000
  13. ^ Maloney, Michael; Sheila Steinbach (March 12, 2002). "Going to the Chapel...in Vegas". Soap Opera Update. p. 20. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  14. ^ Mike Fleeman (January 3, 2004). "Britney Spears Married in Vegas". people.com. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 
  15. ^ Rufus Hound, uktv.co.uk, accessed June 4, 2011.
  16. ^ "You are invited to our Vegas wedding...". The Independent. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2012. 
  17. ^ Simpson, Richard; Liz Thomas and Emily Andrews (12 August 2008). "Peaches Geldof marries her rocker boyfriend in Las Vegas". Daily Mail (UK). Retrieved 12 August 2008. 
  18. ^ "Christina Milian & The-Dream Elope in Vegas". Rap-Up. September 8, 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2009. 
  19. ^ "Jordan Chan and Cherrie Ying's extreme funny and emotional wedding". 2010-02-14. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  20. ^ "X Factor's Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker eloped to Las Vegas for secret wedding – mirror.co.uk". mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 29 August 2010. 
  21. ^ "Marriage License, County of Clark, Nevada". Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  22. ^ Eriksen, Alanah (9 December 2011). "Fourth time lucky? A girly Sinead O'Connor marries online boyfriend of three months in quickie Vegas wedding". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  23. ^ Pittelkau, Von Mark (2012-02-24). ""Prinz Gaga" heiratet Kongo-Corinna". Bild (in German). Retrieved 31 May 2012. 

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