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☷ Searchlight, Nevada - Wedding Capital Exhibit Open Through May 4 20 April 2022
Searchlight, , state Nevada ( By Press Release office)
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For well over a half century , Las Vegas has been known as the Wedding Capital of the World™ , home to multiple chapels and celebrity weddings . The Office of the Clark County Clerk sponsored this new exhibit to honor this legacy industry as the County celebrates its Five Million Love Stories since the County was founded in 1909 . The exhibit is an overview of the early days of the Las Vegas wedding industry , featuring the legacy wedding chapels from 1909 through the 1960s that engendered a worldwide brand . Adding to the exhibit will be vintage wedding gowns through the ages , provided by Bridal Spectacular .
Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya worked with historian and preservationist Cynthia Ammerman on the exhibit . Local bridal show producer Laura Covington from Bridal Spectacular is enhancing the exhibit with wedding dresses from her personal archive .
The free exhibit appears through May 4 , 2022 , in the Rotunda Gallery at the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas at 500 S . Grand Central Parkway . The gallery and Government Center are open to the public Monday through Thursday , 7:30 a . m . to 5:30 p . m .
This travelling exhibit is available to be displayed at resorts , municipalities and other locations throughout the year . To book this exhibit or a portion of the exhibit , please send a request to
countyclerk@clarkcountynv . gov
The Marriage License Bureau , a division of the County Clerk’s Office , issued over 77 , 000 marriage licenses in 2021 and is the most popular wedding destination in the world . Couples can find a directory of wedding services and vendors at
www . WeddingChamber . Vegas
. The wedding industry accounts for four percent of all visitors who come to Clark County including couples and guests . Wedding tourism in Clark County generates $2 . 5 billion in economic activity , annually , including lodging , entertainment , dining and other non - gaming activities . For more information or to apply for a marriage license , go to
https://weddings . vegas
City planner and historian Cynthia Ammerman focuses on history and culture through the built environment . Her knowledge of jazz history and place making has been recognized by the National Register of Historic Places , UNESCO Heritage Tourism & Sustainability Planning throughout the United States and South America and the Rolling Stones’ Cultural Council .
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