May 18, 2008

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I was married at the Flamingo Las Vegas in May and had to book vendors with no trial. Fairytale is based in CA but have offices in Vegas as well. Speakng with Tara the owner eased my concerns about not having a trial. We hired Fairytale to do hair and makeup for the myself and the entire bridal party (8 people). Because of the size of our party, they assigned us Amelia for hair and Krystle for makeup. I emailed with Amelia and Krystle about my questions, and both were wonderful and answered all my questions. When it came to the day, both girls were on time and incredibly professional. They made us feel comfortable and relaxed, and their talents were so evident. I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted for my hair, but with a few questions, Amelia had figured out what to do, and my hair turned out beyond my expectations. It fit me personally and has never looked better. All my girls were as happy as they have ever been, they looked gorgeous and felt like princesses. For makeup we had airbrush, and Krystle emailed with me about it. I was concerned it might run when I cried, but she assured me that the formula she used would not, and even with my sweat and tears, it never ran! My makeup was perfect. I didn't end up looking like a different person, or unnaturally made up, but I was amazed at the transformation. I will treasure my wedding pictures in part because I looked just how I had imagined...or better. These artists were professional, courteous, talented, and confident in their abilities. I would reccommend them to my best friend, my sister, or any bride who wants to look like a princess on her special day!
Services used: Beauty & Health

Flamingo Las Vegas Wedding Garden Chapel
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The Flamingo Garden Chapel was the perfect place for our Vegas wedding. We checked out venues all around the town a year before just to get a feel for each chapel/location. This venue has many locations, including several outdoors, but we chose the indoor chapel. It is very beautiful with comfortable pews and has a very quiet feel. Unlike the outdoor venues, it offers complete privacy (no onlookers on their way to the pool!). After we decided to book, our wedding coordinator Madeleine was professional and helpful for all our questions and concerns. She always was available to discuss our plans, and always kept track of everything. I loved that we didn't feel like just another of the 10,000 brides that she deals with. She made us feel that our day was as special to her as it was to us, and I'm grateful for that. Our flowers were beautiful and exactly what we wanted. The music was perfect, and everything went smoothly. Our guests were treated wonderfully and the customer service was beyond great. Besides the amazing service we loved having one person handle everything for our ceremony. So Easy! We had our reception for 40 people outside on the Garden terrace that overlooks the flamingo fountain. We did a package that included a cocktail hour, sit down meal, full premium bar, DJ for five hours, and our wedding cake. We ad one coordinator for all this and it made planning so easy. Tara was great and helped with every detail. We had a cake design in mind and the pastry chef did it perfectly and to this day it is the best cake I have ever tasted (we did a banana cake with buttercream filling and fondant icing). The DJ was fabulous and had sent us a form to fill out with all our music preferences and special songs. They didn't forget anything! What surprised me the most was that the food was 5 star! We had the diamond reception, with surf and turf and a premium bar. We were concerned that with the volume of events they do the quality would be mediocre, but it wasn't. veryone is still raving about the food. The terrace was wonderful and they set it up beautifully. The lights of the casino were amazing as we danced the night away. Our catering manager (Tara) even had complimentary chocolate covered strawberries and champagne waiting in our suite that night! I wouldn't change a thing, not even the cost. The value for the money in my opinion is unbeatable. We got the quality that in any other city would easily cost triple what we paid.
Services used: Wedding Venue

Cashman Professionals
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
We had cashman for our wedding at the flamingo in las vegas. Our photographer was wonderful, she had a great eye and knew how to set up a shot. The pictures turned out beautifully as did the ceremony video. The experience on our wedding day was fabulous. The low marks were for the office staff after the wedding. At our appointment the day after our wedding, we were supposed to go over the pictures, pick those for our enlargements, etc. La Rayne spent 30 minutes pitching an "upgraded" package to us, for a "mere" $2500. When asked if we could discuss it and get back to her she said to decide now or the deal would be gone. We decided to not go with it, and from that point on she was very rude to both of us. When emailing her our selections for enlargements she was also incredibly rude, making the entire process very unpleasant. Quality of pictures was great but customer service is worse than poor.
Services used: Photography