When we decided to renew our vows for our upcoming trip to Las Vegas we went online to check out the various venues. We only decided to do this 3 weeks before our trip and initially were looking at the casino chapels along the strip. They were nice but appeared pricier than what we wanted to spend. We noted that Chapel of the Flowers was close to the Stratosphere, had a nice website, good reviews, and a wide range of services within our budget. Honestly, when I think of a Vegas wedding I think cheesy with a touch of Elvis thrown in. I didn't have high expectations going into this. The wedding coordinator, Heidi, that contacted my wife was reassuring and put everything together for us within 2 weeks. We are talking limo, hairdresser, flowers, and photos.
On the day of the wedding the hairdresser showed up to our hotel right on time. My wife, who had only had her hair done once in her life and immediately pulled it apart and redid it herself, was apprehensive about having anyone touch her long hair but she knew she didn't have time to do it herself. She didn't believe it when Heidi assured her he would be done within an hour. Thirty minutes later he was finished. My wife was stunned how beautiful it came out. The limo was right on time and we were immediately greeted upon our arrival and told what to expect. We were introduced to the photographers, (there were 2), and the minister who took us aside and spoke to us about how the ceremony would go and asked us about personal things that we may want included in the ceremony. The chapel we chose was intimate and traditional. The minister did such a wonderful job you would have thought he knew us for years. The video feeds for the internet were from several angles making for a wonderful viewing and the photographers took a lot of candid shots. Afterwards there was about a half hour of posed shots.
The next day we had the viewing for our photos. I had initially figured that we would only purchase a few, this being our second wedding. But they were so nice that my wife and I immediately decided to purchase all of them on a digital flash drive.
Everyone at the Chapel of the Flowers was warm, friendly and helpful. Never once did they try to sell us goods or services that we didn't want. The whole experience far exceeded our expectations. We both agree that this wedding and the photographs were nicer than our original. I highly recommend them.