A Retro Drive-Through Elopement at Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

For Livia Veselka (29) and Mike Cornelius (31), it was love at first sight. A few weeks after their first date, "Mike asked me to 'go steady' while we watched the sunset on a beach," says Livia. Seven years later, Mike proposed in front of the couple’s Christmas tree with their Chihuahua, Maximus, beside them. “Neither Mike nor I wanted a large wedding, and we both felt that an intimate elopement suited us best,” says Livia. “We thought: Where better to get married than Vegas?” The couple traveled from Canada to Nevada to have a drive-through wedding ceremony at the Little White Wedding Chapel, which they selected for its rich history and lighthearted, quintessentially Vegas atmosphere. They rented a ‘65 convertible -- a dream car for both of them -- and planned their wedding in secret. Their nuptials blended modern Las Vegas with an eclectic, classic mix of vintage rock-and-roll, 1950s class and 1970s bohemian. “On all accounts, it was a day that reflected our mutual love of days gone by,” says the bride. Livia offers advice to future couples: “Make your wedding day your own. There is an overwhelming number of options out there for all elements of a wedding, which allows you to customize your day so that it feels truly personal. Plan a wedding that celebrates you, and make it one that you’ll want to relive over and over again.”