Nevada-Las Vegas
Options

reviews 11/11/11 pics to follow

Dos Caminos, Palazzo- Grooms Dinner  A
I heard Dos Caminos is closing which is a shame. We had an amazing 4 course meal here with about 25 of us. Very attentive service and sweet margaritas.

Caesar's Palace Juno Garden A+
We did the Caesar wedding package. A pretty penny, but worth every one! Melissa, our coordinator, took care of every detail and didn't act pushy, but also was really quick to respond to all of my emails - always same day - and leading up to the day of our wedding, she was so incredibly prepared with an answer for every question I thought of, she never acted annoyed. Major kudos to her.  The ceremonial officiant, Brian, was AMAZING - Brides, do request him if you have an opportunity. He is amazingly articulate, handsome, and his ceremony matched the preparatory email I received ahead of time TO A TEE - and he included my children's names in the service in a really clever way. Lots of compliments on him.  They never gave me a hard time about fitting in a reading, or any little tradition we wanted to observe, they had it ALL taken care of! The Juno Garden itself was spectacular, we didn't do any additional decorating whatsoever - Brides save your pennies here the garden is gorgeous on its own and looks amazing in our prof photos.
Imagine Studios, Photographer Shannon D. A++++
Where can I begin with Shannon. Long story short, I had some downtime after my trial hair & makeup appointment the day before the wedding.  I did a little homework and purchased a studio photo session from Imagine Studios, in addition to the ceremony photo package plus two additional hours day of.. Shannon came to my suite and did a boudoir photo shoot for me (just $150 includes a $50 print credit)- honestly brides I am just as self loathing and full of body issues /anxiety as every bride - especially my new shape from having 2 c sections in 2 years! but shannon walked me through every detail before we started, and made me feel like a glamorous movie star, not porn-y or weird, much less Maxim, much more bridal lingerie focused.  I got a ton of lingerie for my bachelorette, so i figured with my makeup &hair being done, this sexy gift for my husband would knock his socks off. I was right. Trust me brides, Shannon is amazing. She also let my two bridesmaids hang out in the suite with us, pour champagne, and make sure I was laughing! Imagine Studios, THANK YOU.  Our ceremony and reception photos by Shannon were every single thing we could have asked for also. We didn't feel like part of a "package deal" or run of the mill - Shannon made really personal connections with our group and I cannot recommend her enough:) Photos soon I promise

Caesar's Floral Studio
We did traditional red rose bouquets for the ceremony flowers: corsage, bridal & bridesmaids, boutonnieres. They were gorgeous, fresh, vibrant, everything we wanted.. also photographed beautifully.

Cupcakery
Our cupcakes were Las Vegas themed and basic red velvet, chocolate, and vanilla, and our guests were RAVING ab.out the cupcakes, They also made a special cutting cake for us, provided the tower, boxes to take the cupcakes away, Steven went out of his way to accommodate our teensy cupcake budget - again - we never felt like a generic, run of the mill  tacky vegas bridal couple here - they provide awesome customer service for the choosy babe on a budget!

Creative Formalwear B
For our tuxes and pressing - the tuxes were amazing, some of the guys said some of the accessories that came with the tuxes were kind of shady, and our best mans pants came unstiched. Creative's flexibility was super attractive for us, they make several runs a day to Caesars, so we just ran our stuff back and forth from the bell desk and that was really convenient. Pressing for my dress, my daughters flower girl dress was really nice. Convenient, yes, spendy, yes, necessary, yes.

Joe's Stone Crab at Forum Shops
We had a standing cocktail reception with passed hors deourves at the Gigi Room, it was amazing. The food was gorgeous, the waitstaff super attentive, everything everyone else raves about Joe's was true for us too. I have to mention, when we wanted to change the alcohol consumption situation at the last minute (mom wanted to put $1500 to start the tab, then we thought it would revert to cash bar) we had a heart attack at the end when we realized they let the bar tab run instead of cut it off at $1500. Because of our fault, not really theirs, I don't want to relive how terrible we felt with that $3100 dollar bill after 3 hours, but  brides MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT  YOU"RE PAYING FOR ahead of time. Other wise Joe's is perfect. no regrets there.

Sorry so long knotties!! I couldn't have done this without you. Pictures soon

Re: reviews 11/11/11 pics to follow

  • Options
    wallacjewallacje member
    First Anniversary 5 Love Its First Answer Name Dropper
    edited December 2011
    Congrats!!!

    Great reviews!!! Melissa was our coordinator too, loved her!!  The Juno was already booked for our day but it is gorgeous.  I agree no need for extra decoration, it is beautiful by itself. 

    Glad to hear you had a good experience with Imagine Studios, our ceremony pictures were great too!!!

    Do you have any pics to post yet??
  • Options
    bbuckner984bbuckner984 member
    First Anniversary First Comment
    edited December 2011
    Great reviews and congrats!
    I also have been thinking about a b-photo shoot for FI as a wedding present, good to know you had such a good experience with this one. I will have to check her out.
    Wedding Countdown Ticker Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Options
    edited December 2011
    Congratulations and thanks for the great reviews!!
  • Options
    jmtheiler1010jmtheiler1010 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    Hey everyone, thanks for your nice words. You may not believe this, but I have to ask how to post my pictures on here so you can view them! Do I just paste the Imagine Studios link in a message and post the password? Easy enough? my computer skills are very limited ha!
  • Options
    jmtheiler1010jmtheiler1010 member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    I almost forgot to reveiw COLOR Salon at Caesars, my package inlcluded trial hair & makeup the day before (so convenient for the boudoir shoot) and then the day of. I was a hairdresser for 8 years before I became SAHM, and I had ZERO complaints about COLOR.  My hair was done by Olive - she is sweet, didn't talk too much, and again, that personalized, NOT run of the mill service was applied here too. She did great.  My makeup was done by Lauren and she was AWESOME. Interpreted exactly what I wanted for the b-shoot and ceremony day. I am pretty used to full coverage and a dramatic eye, and she was happy to indulge. My first time with airbrush makeup and it was so cool. My bridesmaids and mom and MIL also had day of services here, and zero complaints across the board
    GREAT JOB COLOR SALON!!
  • Options
    GribblesGribbles member
    First Comment
    edited December 2011
    Ouch for the $3100 bill, but I am sure your guests had a great time! Tongue out

    Can't wait to see photos!
    www.mywedding.com/benandpetra
  • Options
    edited December 2011
    Congrats! Nice to see another Joes Bride. ;-)
    BabyFruit Ticker
This discussion has been closed.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards