Instead of inviting Elvis Presley to these Las Vegas weddings, a custom made teardrop trailer (based on a 1950s Kenskill model) is invited instead. “The Teardrop” belongs to Victoria Hogan of Flora Pop weddings. Her pop-up wedding company offers simple, yet stylish, weddings for couples who are not into traditional nuptials.
Flora Pop offers non-traditional pop-up weddings with a teardrop “chapel.”
Victoria built the trailer over the course of four months. It has vintage wheels and hubcaps, but nearly everything else was re-created. The tiny teardrop also has a custom neon sign in the galley declaring, “SURE.” The Kenskill model was first designed and built in the mid-1940s by Bill Kennedy of Burbank, California and is a widely copied version because of its long bed area and classic design.
Victoria Hogan, the owner of Flora Pop, is the wedding officiant and florist.
Victoria is also the marriage officiant and the florist. The teardrop trailer can be used as the “chapel”, photography backdrop or a space to serve drinks and food. The trailer can be towed to any location, and the Flora Pop website is full of beautiful photos of the trailer in the middle of the desert surrounded by Victoria’s elegant floral displays.
Couples can have their wedding (with the trailer) in the middle of the Nevada desert.
Victoria got the idea for her mobile wedding venue from street vendors and traveling artists. She started Flora Pop by selling floral arrangements from her bike outside of courthouses in New York City. In Las Vegas she works with other small businesses for the cakes and doughnuts, catering, and photography.
Wait…Elvis was invited to this wedding!
Flora Pop offers several wedding packages including a No Frills event, a downtown Las Vegas wedding and a full-on celebration in a national park which includes the teardrop trailer, doughnuts, champagne, and a toast seating area. The cozy “just for two” teardrop could also be the perfect honeymoon suite.
Photos by Gaby Jeter and Flora Pop