Married by Elvis in Vegas – Michelle & Shane’s True Romance Wedding

Michelle & Shane were married by Elvis in Vegas – doesn’t get much more Rock n Roll than that does it?! After a long distance romance and a super romantic proposal involving messages in a bottle predicting that they’d both be married by Elvis in Vegas (!) they couple wed in the way they knew they should…

“The wedding was amazing,” Michelle wrote. “We had about 50+ friends and family that flew in from all over the country to be there for it. We decided that instead of going to an Elvis wedding chapel, that we would rent the 2,500 sq foot party suite “The Stardust Suite” in the Orleans Hotel & Casino. People usually rent it for parties & wedding receptions but we figured we would just order Elvis to come there and do the ceremony. I looked into the chapels & it seemed like most of them would only let you have a certain number of guests & the weddings sure don’t last very long. Doing it the way we did, we got the room (which was big & very nice with an amazing view of Vegas) for 6 hours.”

“We had an open bar until midnight! We decided a long time ago,that our love was a true-blue True Romance …a lot like the film “True Romance” (except I wasn’t a call girl!) …but we both love the line where Alabama says “I kept asking Clarence why our world seemed to be collapsing and things seemed to be getting so shitty. And he’d say, ‘that’s the way it goes, but don’t forget, it goes the other way too.’ That’s the way romance is… Usually, that’s the way it goes, but every once in awhile, it goes the other way too.” That’s how we both felt…it finally went the other way & we had found each other in this crazy world.”

“We knew that we wanted the beautiful theme song to that movie to play as I walked down the aisle, if you’ve seen the movie you probably know the song! It’s called “You’re so cool” by Hans Zimmer & I walked down the aisle to it to meet my “Clarence”. The Elvis was fantastic, he was SO nice. I recommend him very highly! The ceremony was a perfect mix of silly-fun, and at certain times, serious. My son was the ring bearer…and that was the only time I cried! And as you can see in the photos, my Daddy walked me down the aisle. That was very important to me too.”

“Even though I always dreamt of a Rock n Roll Elvis wedding, I still wanted some of the traditional aspects in there. The people closest to me joke with me a lot about how I’m a tattooed rockin’ roll girl, but the truth is, I’m really an old fashioned June Cleaver wannabe! I guess the same thing kinda happened with my dress. I originally purchased a gorgeous 1950’s red dress and I was all ready to wear it, when I saw ivory, tea length dress among all the long white gowns at Wedding Wonderland…and OMG, it was GORGEOUS! It looked like a vintage dress to me, but it wasn’t! So, I tried it on ‘for fun’, because I also certainly could NOT afford the dress! I couldn’t believe it..I really kinda almost cried I loved it so much and I never thought I’d even want a ‘real’ wedding dress!”

Thank so much to the fabulous Michelle & Shane (oh and Elvis) for sharing their awesome wedding with us today.

Photography Credit: Devil One Designs
Venue: Orleans Hotel & Casino.
Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero from Wedding Wonderland
Bride’s Shoes: Poetic Licence
Bride’s Headpiece: White Orchid Bridal
Bride’s Jewellery: Nostalgia
Groom’s Outfit: Reverend Calvin Hall by Design
‘Elvis’: Frankie Castro
Hair: His Vintage Touch
Bridesmaid’s Flowers: Crush Boutique
Cake: Orleans Hotel & Casino

14 comments

  1. Love this! 5 years ago we got married in Vegas and I too walked down the aisle to “you’re so cool”. Brings back so many memories. Congratulations! x

  2. I’m getting married on July 31st and walking down the aisle to… “You’re so Cool”!!!

    Not in Vegas, though. In Brum… Dang.

    I can’t wait!

  3. Looks like a great fun wedding but I just cant help not liking the photography sorry, not usually one to be negative but I like to see detail in the dress and natural skin tones, oooh I hate sounding negative.

  4. RachyLou

    Love that cake! Michelle makes a beautiful bride 🙂 ‘True Romance’ is one of my most favourite films ever so big thumbs up for this wedding! xo

  5. Wow, this wedding is fantastic!!! My FH and I are getting remarried in Vegas on our honeymoon (directly after our “real” wedding) and this is EXACTLY how I would like it to look! And what a great idea to hire the suite at the hotel instead of booking into a chapel. Your wedding, your way. Very clever. And my goodness – that cake!!!! 🙂

  6. what a lovely wedding. her hair is perfect! i love the shot of elvis kissing her hand too! so cute! and what a great family to fly all over to be there!!

  7. Susie Howard

    I have known Michelle for many years now and this wedding is so fitting of her personality. I would have loved to be there to see it but this has given me a look into the daya that I know she has dreamed of and deserved. thanks for showing the world how much fun a wedding can be. the dress, shoes, cake, everything look perfect. I know that Michelle’s big day can now be an inspiration to other rock and Roll brides.

  8. Jess!

    What an AMAZING shoot, BUT…..if Elvis looked like that I don’t think he would have been half as popular as he was ha!!!

  9. Jen

    Awesome!!! LOVE this one! This is a “rock’n’roll” wedding if I’ve ever seen one! That is a good looking couple! AND,I think the Elvis is pretty cute too!! 🙂

  10. Sally

    Hi! My partner has picked “you’re so cool” as the song for me to walk down the aisle to (which is rather sweet) – but now we’re having issues trying to come up with a song to sign to – any ideas? Cheers!

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