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New Casino Wedding Chapel featured on the hit show 'Tanked'

Published on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 (11:13 p.m.)

Las Vegas, NV-- Las Vegas, Season 3 of the hit show on Animal Planet, “Tanked” and those two brothers-in-law, Brett Raymer and Wayde King are at it again! Episode 2, “Learn to Love or Love to Learn”, airing March 29, 2013 at 9pm EDT (Cox Cable) / 6pm PDT (Direct TV & Dish) will feature the good old days of Las Vegas being brought back to life in the newest chapel in Downtown Vegas, the Casino Wedding Chapel! Not only will the guys be tasked with building a tank that exemplifies Vegas, they do it with Love!

Las Vegas, the world-class destination that has become known as the “Wedding Capital of the World”, is experiencing a hot, new trend in tourism…Vow Renewals. Chapels are recognizing the growing trend of couples saying “I Do” all over again with a fabulous Vow Renewal. So much have Vow Renewals caught on, that it’s become the new buzz words for the “in thing to do” while couples are visiting Las Vegas. It’s the Utimate Date Night!

The new Casino Wedding Chapel, by Vegas Weddings, brings back the nostalgia of the Vegas of years past with a fishy twist! After reaching out to Brett and Wayde , owners of ATM (Acrylic Tank Manufacturers), Cliff Evarts, owner of Vegas Weddings, let the guys dream a vision of an aquarium that would capture the mood and ambiance he was looking for in a casino-themed wedding chapel. The brothers in law got so into the mood, that Wayde and his wife, Heather, have a surprise for their 15th anniversary!
The Casino Wedding Chapel offers Wedding Vow Renewal Packages for every budget and style and, Elvis is always an option! Most of their Wedding Vow Renewal Packages include courtesy limo transportation, themed music, fresh flowers, and private use of their Bridal Suite. All Vegas Weddings Packages include Professional Photographs and a leatherette holder for a Las Vegas souvenir certificate. “A Vow Renewal can make a couples’ trip to Las Vegas the most memorable and rewarding one they’ve ever experienced,” explains Vegas Weddings President and Founder, Cliff Evarts. “And with the addition of our very custom aquarium, it becomes even more memorable when they can show friends and family that they had their ceremony in the same spot they saw on the episode of “Tanked”.

Founded in 2001, Vegas Weddings’ mission is “To surpass every couples’ expectations, regardless of their budget.” “We know the type of experience that Vow Renewal and Wedding couples wish to enjoy. This understanding led us to expand and create the only Casino Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas. Our expansion of Vegas Weddings has allowed us to not only offer a very special Vow or Wedding experience in our chapels, but in many areas in Las Vegas and surrounding areas,” said Evarts.

Wayde and Brett like to have their share of fun, but working in the world of aquarium building is serious business and really hard work! Between meeting the expectations of their ever-demanding clients on unbelievable deadlines to the complexities of creating a piece of aquarium art that’s functional and beautiful, Wayde and Brett have their hands full. The duo thrives on humor and has learned to laugh along with the colorful cast of characters who make up the ATM family. Truly a family affair, they are joined by Heather, Wayde's wife and Brett's sister; Brett and Heather's father, Irwin, known as "The General"; Robbie "Redneck," Agnes and a crafty team of designers, engineers, installers, cleaners and builders - creating one big, bold and dysfunctional enterprise.
As co-owners of Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM), one of the country's leading and most successful builders of aquariums and two of Sin City's most imaginative businessmen, Wayde and Brett are tasked with building some of the biggest and most awe-inspiring tanks and aquariums for top celebrities, luxury hotels, Fortune 500 businesses, private homes and millionaire homeowners. These enormous and ingeniously designed tanks are filled with amazing aquatic wildlife from around the world. Not only do Wayde and Brett build tanks in Las Vegas, the team's clients are all across the country. Wayde and Brett create and install complex tanks at an array of locations including a nail salon, a miniature golf course, furniture and appliance stores, offices, hotels, casinos, colleges and universities, and bars and restaurants. ATM takes on more than 200 projects every year with tanks ranging from 50 to 50,000 gallons in size. They build tanks for celebrities, businesses and average Joes, and their aquariums and their businesses are filled with the most exotic, unusual, colorful and dangerous fish in the world.
TANKED is produced for Animal Planet by Nancy Glass Productions. Nancy Glass, Eric Neuhaus and Dean Slotar are the executive producers for Nancy Glass Productions, and Melinda Toporoff is the executive producer for Animal Planet. TANKED was developed by Animal Planet's Charlie Foley.
Animal Planet Media (APM), a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the world's only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. APM consists of the Animal Planet television network, available in more than 96 million homes in the US; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; the 24/7 broadband channel, Animal Planet Beyond; Petfinder.com, the #1 pet-related Web property globally that facilitates pet adoption; and other media platforms including a robust Video-on-Demand (VOD) service; mobile content; and merchandising extensions.

So don’t miss TANKED, “Learn to Love or Love to Learn”, March 29, 2013 at 9pm EDT (Cox Cable)/6pm PDT(Direct TV & Dish) on Animal Planet!

The Casino Wedding Chapel is located at 320 South 3rd Street and Vegas Weddings main chapel is located on the corner of South 3rd street and Bonneville, across from the Marriage License Bureau, only blocks from Freemont Street and is open 365 days a year from 8am until midnight. For more information on customizing a vow renewal or wedding, contact Ann Parsons, Marketing Director, at 702-349-6371 or [email protected]
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