Since the beginning, the city of Las Vegas has been synonymous with celebrities getting married. In the 1940’s it was Mickey Rooney starting the show, Betty Grable married bandleader/trumpeter Harry James and Zsa Zsa Gabor married actor George Sanders -- best known today as the voice of murderous tiger Shere Khan in Disney's "Jungle Book" all famously got hitched in Vegas.

The 1950’s featured the weddings of Rita Hayworth to singer Dick Haymes at The Sands hotel-casino, Kirk Douglas married his lifelong love Ann Buydens. - Movie stars Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married at the El Rancho hotel-casino. Joan Crawford and Alfred Steele, then-chairman of the board of Pepsi-Cola, were married at the Flamingo hotel-casino.  

In the 60’s we witnessed Mary Tyler Moore married then-NBC Vice President Grant Tinker, a full eight years before Tinker and Moore produced "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". Betty White married game show host Allen Ludden. Frank Sinatra married actress Mia Farrow at the Sands, practically Sinatra's second home for the better part of a decade. Of course we can’t forget the wedding that started the Vegas nuptials craze. Not really, but it sure feels like it. Elvis Presley married Priscilla Anne Beaulieu at Milton Prell's Aladdin Hotel. It was the first marriage for both. The couple was wed in a quiet ceremony in Prell's suite. Following the ceremony, attended by a few relatives and close friends, an elaborate banquet was held just below the hotel's casino.

October 1972 George Hamilton and Alana Collins were married. Singer/former teen heartthrob David Cassidy and actress Kay Lenz held their ceremony in April 1977

The 1980’s we saw After Robert Goulet married Vera Chochorovska Novak, the newlyweds rode in a horse-drawn surrey down the Strip. The reception was held at the Dunes hotel-casino and was attended by 1,200 guests, some of whom could even pronounce the bride's middle name. He raced cars, he fondled women ... Dudley "Arthur" Moore married makeup artist Brogan Lane in Las Vegas in February 1988. In 1989, fluffy-hair rock star and budding actor Jon Bon Jovi married Dorothea Hurley. Basketball legend Michael Jordan wed Juanita Vanoy in Vegas in 1989, and while Jordan has retired from playing hoops, his marriage still has got game.

The 90’s got off to a fast start Squinty actor Richard Gere married supermodel Cindy Crawford in 1991 and began a whirlwind, four-year media campaign. Master impressionist Rich Little married Jeannette Markey. Mark Consuelos and Kelly Ripa married in a touching ceremony at the "Chapel of Cheese" (according to Ripa; the name of the actual chapel apparently eluded them). The couple has three children.  Rapper Coolio, Noel Gallagher, Colorful Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman and "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra (Tara Patrick) tied the knot in sin city.


On May 5th 2000 Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton wore blue jeans at their ceremony. In 2001 tennis champions Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf held a private wedding ceremony in their Las Vegas home. Funny gal Leah Remini wed actor Angelo Pagan while filming a documentary of the ceremony. Pop princess Britney Spears extended her New Year's festivities and wed childhood friend, Jason Allen Alexander. Even Hollywood stars can't resist an Elvis Presley impersonator at their wedding. "Entourage" star Kevin Dillon married model/actress Jane Stuart in a downtown wedding chapel ceremony which included several serenades by Elvis. Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson wed his third wife,  Lakiha Spicer, in a private ceremony (she still has both ears).  The rich and famous will continue to get married in Las Vegas,