The Chapel of Eternal Love- Wedding Stories from Las Vegas

Stephen Murray

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GENRE

ROMANCE COMEDY

    Core Theme

    FINDING LOVE IN UNLIKELY PLACES.

    TIME PERIOD

    Contemporary

    COMPARABLE TITLES

    SIX FEET UNDER, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL

    CHARACTER LIST

    • ROSEMARY: 50s. AN UNDERSTANDING WOMAN WHO RUNS A WEDDING CHAPEL AND MUST DEAL WITH ALL KINDS OF CHARACTERS WHO COME TO VEGAS FOR A QUICK WEDDING.
    • PASTOR GLEN: 60s. THE OWNER OF THE CHAPEL, LEAVES ROSEMARY TAKING CARE OF IT.

    Logline

    Spend a day at a Las Vegas Wedding Chapel and learn the stories behind the various fictional couples and why they travel to the gambling mecca and have made us the marriage capital of the world.

    Target Audiences

    Age: 35-54

    Target Gender: Female leaning

    Setting

    Las Vegas

    Based on a True Story

    No

    Publishing Details

    Status: Yes: self-published

    Year Published: 2013

    Starting Description

    Pastor builds chapel in Las Vegas in the late 1950's as a loving tribute to his wife who dies giving birth to their first child. Fifty years later, the chapel is still performing wedding ceremonies for people from all across the world....and who all fall in love for different reasons.

    Ending Description

    The wedding organizer, Rosemary, is reflecting on the days events, and receives a surprise visit from the now elderly pastor who originally built the chapel more than fifty years earlier.

    Group Specific

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    Hard Copy Available

    No

    ISBN

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    Mature Audience Themes

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    Plot - Other Elements

    Meaningful Message, Happy Ending, Twist, Coming of Age, Philosophical Questions

    Plot - Premise

    Other

    Main Character Details

    Name: Rosemary

    Age: 55

    Gender: Female

    Role: Mentor

    Key Traits: Religious, Romantic, Decisive, Empathetic, Modest, Gracious, Honorable, Charming, Confident, Flexible

    Additional Character Details

    Name: Multiple Characters

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    Development Pitch

    Brief

    A collection of independent stories taking place in a small wedding chapel in Las Vegas, run by a
    quirky old woman and her dog.

    What We Liked

    - Endless possibility for stories, characters, drama, comedy - and happy or tragic endings to
    each of them;
    - All kinds of zany characters with many different motives;
    - Episodic nature of the stories;
    - Strong lead character that binds all stories together;
    - Cute dog;
    - Relatable stories.

    Synopsis

    PASTOR GLEN lives in Casper, Wyoming with his pregnant wife. He moves her to a young Las Vegas,
    where he feels there are more people who need his ministrations. His wife and child die during birth,
    and he builds a non-denominational chapel that is tranquil and inviting, as he knew his wife would
    want. He performs countless weddings, but his hollow heart causes him to move back to Wyoming.
    The Chapel of Eternal Love changes many hands over the years. ROSEMARY, the office administrator
    for the last twenty years, arrives daily with her small dog Buster and spruces up the place, then sits
    down to her crossword or knitting.
    The parade of customers include GARTH and MATTIE, both on Harley Davidsons. OSCAR and SARAH,
    both widowed, met at the cemetery. EMMY, an escort who leaves a regular client who refused to leave
    his wife, DEXTER, at the altar. GIOVANNI and BECKY, who go against their families’ religions for love.
    KATHLEEN and KURT, who met over the death of her brother at war. JAKE and ROSA, who will marry
    over a financial agreement so she can stay at the country - all the while trying to take care of her sick
    family. LESTER and CHESTER, two identical twins who fell in love with identical twins MOLLY and
    DOLLY. PRU, a high school friend of Rosemary, who wants to marry a much younger fella, CHAD.
    MAVIS, BOBBY, VAL, and MIKE, all heads of their local Elvis fan clubs, who met through letters and
    ended up having a double wedding at the chapel years ago and were there to renew their vows. Each
    couple has a child, ELVIS and PRISCILLA, and they will also marry at the chapel. A very realistic Elvis
    impersonator enters the chapel with a flourish and sings a few of the couple’s favorite songs.
    The days go by, and so do the couples marrying at the chapel. CORY and HEIDI met in Utah and fell in
    love, but Cory went to Bolivia on a two year mission trip as part of the Mormon church. SHERRI is a
    prostitute about to be saved by nice guy TAYLOR. DEREK and BETTY SUE are a young couple who
    don’t look happy to be there, due to an unplanned pregnancy. RENEE and PETER, who met at jury duty.
    LINH came from Vietnam with her daughter, who ends up finding her father, PHIL, the love of Lihn’s
    life, and they end up marrying at the chapel. MITCH and DIANA, a Hollywood couple who reconciles
    with counseling and end up re-marrying at the Chapel. JULIAN and HALEY, who unite despite one
    being from Hawaii, and the other one from New York.
    Finally, Pastor Glenn stops by. Rosemary is delighted to finally meet him. He wants to hear about all
    the weddings that have happened at the chapel he built so long ago. Rosemary invites him over for
    dinner

    About The Author

    Stephen Murray was born in England, grew up in South Africa, and now lives in Los Vegas. He likes theater, travelling, concerts, and current affairs. He owns a computer software company.