From ephemeral boutiques to temporary outdoor bars, "pop-up" is all the rage these days. John Malkovich recently opened a pop-up boutique in Milan; London has its very own pop-up mall in Shoreditch; BHV department store in Paris has a Quebec-style alpine pop-up bar on its roof for the holidays. There’s even a pop-up hotel in Tulum on Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. Now we’re getting word about an all-new type of “pop-up” experience- a wedding chapel outside of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. But this isn’t a Sin City classic (read: you won’t spy Elvis Presley crooning at the mike). Overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard in the heart of The Strip, The Cosmopolitan’s chapel will serve as a stage for passers-by to gawk at the nuptials.
The chapel opens December 28, 2011 and lovebirds will be able to choose from three different wedding packages (“Hitched in a Hurry,” “On a Whim” and “Going to the Chapel”), ranging in price from $80 to $195. All include a 20-minute ceremony, champagne poppers and Molla Space eraser rings dispensed from a gumball machine located in the chapel’s retail area. For an additional fee, choose from an array of accoutrements and services: custom playlists, post-ceremony reception, party favors, bouquets and boutonnieres, marriage certificates and photography. After you tie the knot, take photos in the photo booth which will post automatically to Facebook and Twitter.
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