Bride and Darth Vader in Vegas
Bride Laura Defeats The Dark Side (EMBA Program), Renews Vows


Groom at Unique Las Vegas Wedding
Chris Wins Bride Over from The Dark Side

Chris and Laura Phillips of Detroit re-tied the knot at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel this week, not only to celebrate 16 years of marriage. but to celebrate Laura’s graduation from an Executive MBA program. Chris beamed as he said afterward, “You should see the divorce statistics among couples when one spouse is pursuing this challenging degree.” Happily, these two were successful. And, judging from the groom’s radiant expression, still very much in love.

The Phillips’s very affordable Elvis wedding ceremony (MBA’s know a thing or two about $) included a blue be-feathered showgirl (matching Laura’s stunning, sequined gown) and none other than Darth Vader as best man. The groom nixed the temptation to wear a Hawaiian shirt in favor of a tux. The formal effect was very fitting, especially considering the level of accomplishment represented by the whole affair. The couple did not ignore the fun factor, however. After the vows–“It is destiny,” according to DarthVader–the newly-re-weds boogied down with Darth and reveling guests, while Elvis sang his heart out. We’re guessing they know how to party in Detroit!

We at Viva Las Vegas applaud Laura’s achievement and the renewed commitment of this special pair, our Couple of the Week. It’s not every day that married folk can make thrilling Las Vegas memories with such a unique and imaginative wedding renewal! Our very best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Phillips for a lifetime of love and success!