Today’s Las Vegas Wedding Chapel Weirdness
As cheesy publicity stunts go, this one ended up being pretty charming. The folks at a storied Sin City institution, A Little White Wedding Chapel, and a local sandwich shop, Capriotti’s, hosted an event where people were wed to, wait for it, sandwiches.
Note: Don’t look at that photo too long, or you may need a sedative.
Yep, guests were invited to dress in outlandish costumes (on Jul. 21) and were treated to free, official-looking marriage certificates and photos with their new spouses, “Bobbie” sandwiches. Yes, we said the name of the sandwich, knowing full well we’re playing right into their hands by talking about this stunt. Sigh.
It was hard not to get into the spirit of the event, mostly because everyone in attendance seemed to be having so much mayo-fueled fun.
It’s estimated more than 200 people took part in the event, with longtime officiant and taskmaster Charlotte Richards overseeing the nuptials.
Of course, the chapel’s resident Elvis impersonator Frankie Castro got into the act. You think being an Elvis impersonator is an easy gig? It was about 110 degrees out, and Frankie mentioned, “This suit weighs about 20 pounds.” No kidding, and much of it is metal!
Among the Little White Wedding Chapel’s distinctions is its famed drive-through window. Open 24-hours-a-day, of course. And, naturally, we got a pic!
We hear guests deemed to have the wackiest costume will get a year’s supply of Bobbie subs. We have no idea who won. We are a Las Vegas blog, not a puppet of the Bobbie sandwich publicity machine. Much.
A mass wedding to sandwiches? Of course! It’s another “only in Vegas” moment. And, yeah, that’s probably for the best.
In case you’re in the mood for a Las Vegas wedding with a little less, oh, sandwich and Elvis, take a look at these lunchmeat-free alternatives.
Update: Here are the winners and runners-up. Come on, Capriotti’s. You can’t say you’re having a contest then say, “We can’t choose just one winner.” Cop out!