Wedding business surges as lovebirds flock back to Las Vegas Nate Hegyi, Nevada Public Radio · July 24, 2021 at 1:52 pm Branden Paul has got the look. The dyed black pompadour. The bedazzled suit. The sunglasses. He’s an Elvis impersonator and, on a recent Wednesday, he guided two young women – Jess Sandoval and Alana Stroebel – through some special vows at the Graceland wedding chapel in downtown Las Vegas. “Jess, I want you to look Alana in the eyes and say, ‘I promise to always love you tender and never leave you at the Heartbreak Hotel,” Paul said to laughter. This is the eighth wedding he performed that day. Las Vegas is in the midst of a wedding boom as the nation’s vaccination rates rise and the United States begins to recover from a grueling pandemic.