Chapels of Love

By BETHANY DRYSDALE | January 2015
Updated: January 2018

Chapels of Love | BETHANY DRYSDALE

Adventurer | Bethany Drysdale

Yes, it's still true. You can meet the love of your life and tie the knot in Nevada before the ink dries on your marriage license. Quickie weddings (and sometimes, divorces) are the way the stars do it, as evidenced by the laundry list of Hollywood celebs who have shared Nevada nuptials. 

Sineod O'Conner met her love online and they tied the knot in the back of a pink Cadillac at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Vegas. Chrstina Milian's marriage to The Dream didn't last much longer than their shotgun wedding at the Little White Chapel, a story shared by Nicky Hilton and her groom, Todd Andrew Meister, who divorced less than two months after their ceremony at the Vegas Wedding Chapel. 

The Little Church of the West has seen its share of star power. Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie said their vows there, as did Mickey Rooney and Ava Gardner, Dudley Moore, Sir Bob Geldof, David Cassidy, Judy Garland, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Betty Grable. 

Elvis made history when he and Priscilla held a stealth midnight ceremony at the Aladdin Hotel (now Planet Hollywood). The King of Rock lives on in chapels throughout Las Vegas, most notably Graceland Wedding Chapel where Elvis croons "Love Me Tender" during weddings every day. Lorenzo Lamas and Jon Bon Jovi both wed their loves here in 1989. 

The list of celebrity weddings in Vegas is seemingly endless: Frank Sinatra, Jane Fonda, Killy Ripa, Michael Jordan, Wayne Newton, Mike Tyson, Pamela Anderson, Britney Spears (let's forget that one), Andre Aggasi, Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra! Who's next to walk down the aisle? 

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