Graphic designer and visual artist Joshua Vides is one of the most talked about up-and-coming artists on the internet. His Instagram alone has over 135,000 followers thanks to his stunning art, which can be seen in everything from drawings to art installations to even being asked to create custom shoes for Lebron James.
Now Vides has partnered with Palms Resort in Las Vegas for a new pop-up installation called, "'Til Death Do Us Part." This is just another example of Instagram's growing influence on architecture and design with many hotels and resorts now asking their designers to incorporate a strong “Instagram appeal”, according to architect Farshid Moussavi.
Guests staying at the Palms Casino Resort can chose from a range of hire packages for Til Death Do Us Part:
Our Marriage Looks Perfect – On Instagram ($250) includes an hour in the chapel, allowing for a full hour to capture the perfect pictures for all of your social channels. (Photographer not included, must reserve time in advance).
The Shotgun Wedding ($500) includes an hour in the chapel and a complimentary bottle of Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial.
Black, White, and Wed ($500 to $5,500) includes a ceremony in the chapel and a four-course plated dinner at Scotch 80 Prime or Vetri Cucina with various beverage packages available for up to 24 people. Take the after party to APEX Social Club with complimentary VIP admission.
For Better Or For Worse (from $4,500) includes a one-night stay in the Make Good Choices Suite, a two-hour catered reception in the suite that consists of tray passed hors d’oeuvres, food stations, dessert station and a beverage package.
The 800-square-foot cartoon iteration of a traditional chapel is part of his “Reality to Idea” series and was inspired by one of the city's most iconic venues, "A Little White Wedding Chapel.”
“When the 'Reality to Idea' concept came to life in March 2017, it was because I needed to make a drastic change with my creative abilities. I had to pivot my expression. I didn’t create the concept for Instagram, but once I painted the first object and held [it in my] hand, I immediately recognized Instagram as the vehicle,” Vides told Insider.
So I guess the question is, how important is Instagram to your wedding?