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L: Nearly 300 couples renew their vows at the Wedding Capital of the World’s 70th Anniversary celebration at Caesars Palace (photo credit: Steve Spatafore). R: Actor Patrick Warburton poses with replica of Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s 1967 wedding cake prepared by Buddy Valastro’s world-famous bakery, Carlo’s Bake Shop in Las Vegas (photo credit: Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Wedding Capital of the World).
PHOTOS AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: MASS VOW RENEWAL OFFICIATED BY PATRICK WARBURTON, PRESLEY CAKE REPLICA FROM WEDDING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD’S 70th ANNIVERSARY
On Sunday, Sept. 3, The Wedding Capital of the World™ celebrated its monumental 70th anniversary at Caesars Palace. The extravaganza recognized the first time Las Vegas was hailed as The Wedding Capital of the World in a Sept. 23, 1953, article published in the London Daily Herald.
The spectacle, which featured multiple entertainers and a six-tiered wedding cake inspired by Elvis and Priscilla Presley’s 1967 cake prepared by Buddy Valastro’s World Famous Carlo’s Bake Shop in Las Vegas, culminated with the mass vow renewal ceremony with 300 couples officiated by actor Patrick Warburton. The extravaganza also included an original vintage Vegas musical production titled “Las Vegas Will You Marry Me,” which celebrated seven decades of the destination’s reign as the world’s most desirable location for love and marriage.
Proceeds from the event benefited the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth, which provides youth with the help, hope and support needed to rebuild their lives.
ABOUT THE WEDDING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD™
This September, Las Vegas celebrates its 70th anniversary as the Wedding Capital of the World™. The milestone recognizes the first time the destination received this designation in a Sept. 23, 1953, article published in the London Daily Herald. The Clark County Commission declared September Wedding Capital of the World Month, and the Sept. 3 extravaganza held at Caesars Palace, featuring a vintage Vegas-style production show and a mass vow renewal, was created to recognize this momentous milestone. With more than 5 million “I do’s” and counting—and a growing number of members in the “Vegas Wedding Club” worldwide—Vegas weddings continue to capture public imagination as the ultimate quick, stress-free, fun, glamorous wedding. For more information about the Wedding Capital of the World™ or the Office of the Clark County Clerk, Nevada, visit weddings.vegas.
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