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Your Perfect Ceremony!!!

 After all the planning has happened and your special day is finally here the one component that can make or break your wedding is the ceremony and who officiates it. At Chapel of The Flowers our ministers are incomprable to any chapel! Each minister puts their heart and soul into their ceremonies and even though the timing of the ceremony is short and sweet, the words that are said are memorable and will last a lifetime. Chapel of The Flowers hand picked our ministers so we could give our couples a quality over quantity ceremony and we take pride in our weddings. You can watch a wedding online at to view our ceremonies and ministers but heres a little biography about each one.

Van Dunson grew up in Texas, where he attended Texas Wesleyan University. He served in the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church before moving to Las Vegas in 1991. He has officiated thousands of ceremonies for couples from all over the world since becoming a Chapel Minister in 2001. He has also served as Minister of Music and Minister of Youth, and enjoys playing piano and singing for his family and friends. He has two beautiful children, an 18 year old son and a 16 year old daughter, who like to keep him busy, and young! Van truly enjoys performing weddings for the Chapel, and loves the fact that no two couples are alike!

Jerry Stephens has been a senior pastor of four churches in California and Texas. He has been a minister for over 40 years, been married for 33 years, and has lived in Las Vegas for 10 years. Jerry likes classic cars and trucks but he loves spending time with his wife and family and serving people on their wedding day.

Doug Gilbert was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, but moved to Las Vegas over 25 years ago. He has been married to a beautiful woman for over 23 years, and has two amazing sons. He likes dogs, and has an immense respect for those serving in our armed forces (his son is currently serving in the Navy). He loves to travel all over the world, and he recently made a missionary trip to South Africa to help mission to those suffering with AIDS, which was a really memorable experience. He has been a minister for 15 years, and loves to make every couple have a truly special ceremony!

Al Hansen has pastured churches in New Jersey & Nevada. He spent many years ministering on the PGA golf tour and in the process caddied for professionals on tour. He caddied for 8 Masters, 17 US Opens, and hundreds of Tournaments. His goal is that each couple he marries will know his desire to make their day a very personal experience for them. He has raised 9 step-children and has 1 daughter.

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Award-winning Chapel of the Flowers has provided traditional, intimate and elegant Las Vegas weddings on the world-famous Strip for nearly 60 years. It is a full-service wedding venue, with three elegant wedding chapels as well as a beautiful outdoor gazebo and glass garden. Its cobblestone-accented grounds and lush landscaping create a variety of options to capture that picture-perfect moment. The chapel’s professional wedding planners work with couples on a daily basis from one-year out to day-of planning.
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