A Little White Wedding Chapel

Coordinates: 36°9′19″N 115°8′58.9″W / 36.15528°N 115.149694°W / 36.15528; -115.149694
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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 has been the site of many quick celebrity weddings. It is noted for its Drive-Thru Tunnel of Vows.[1][2] It was established in 1951[3] or 1955,[4] and has married about 800,000 couples. It employs ten ministers.[5]

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. She has presided over the marriages of Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Michael Jordan, Britney Spears, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.[6]

The chapel has been featured on such TV shows as WWE Raw, Supernatural, Friends and Good Morning America.[7] 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.[8]

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  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.
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  5. ^ Walker, Natalie (November 22, 2004). "Cryin' in the castle: Vegas chapel bid for Scots", Daily Record, p. 20.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ Haas, Jane Glenn (February 15, 2004). "Vegas vows 1-2-3", The Orange County Register, p. TCenter.
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  10. ^ a b c d White Wedding Chapel "Who Knew Drive Through Wedding Ceremonies Were So Romantic?", Vegas Chatter, December 28, 2010
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  17. ^ Mike Fleeman (January 3, 2004). "Britney Spears Married in Vegas". people.com. Archived from the original on December 15, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2007.
  18. ^ Rufus Hound, uktv.co.uk, accessed June 4, 2011.
  19. ^ "You are invited to our Vegas wedding...". The Independent. August 14, 2008. Archived from the original on August 19, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2012.
  20. ^ "Peaches Geldof has married". Die Welt. August 13, 2008.
  21. ^ "Christina Milian & The-Dream Elope in Vegas". Rap-Up. September 8, 2009. Retrieved September 10, 2009.
  22. ^ "Jordan Chan and Cherrie Ying's extreme funny and emotional wedding". February 14, 2010. Retrieved February 16, 2010.
  23. ^ "Shayne Lamas and Her New Hubby Post Matching Tweets". April 20, 2010.
  24. ^ "X Factor's Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker eloped to Las Vegas for secret wedding". mirror.co.uk. August 29, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2010.
  25. ^ "Marriage License, County of Clark, Nevada". Archived from the original on August 11, 2011. Retrieved August 30, 2010.
  26. ^ "Russell Peters on Monica Diaz divorce: 'There were no hard feelings'".
  27. ^ "Sinead O'Connor Ends Sixteen-Day Marriage".
  28. ^ La Vanguardia
  29. ^ Goldstein, Joelle; Michaud, Sarah (May 2, 2019). "Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Get Married in Surprise Vegas Ceremony After Billboard Music Awards". People. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  30. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHPrkc44oDg&t=20s (May 18, 2019)
  31. ^ "Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck wed in Las Vegas drive-through".

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