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AVALON MAGICAL WEDDINGS

Avalon , CA

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AVALON, CA US 90704
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
We did our wedding through Laurie and it turned out great - she stayed in constant contact with us from the time we booked it until well after the ceremony. Her professionalism was wonderful. She cared and looked out for us and provided us with beautiful flowers and a wonderful cake. We had a very small ceremony that no one else would do. She made reservations for us at Steve's Steakhouse and it was perfect. She took so many photos I couldn't believe it. She was very concerned with our wedding day as it looked like it was about to start raining and she moved it earlier so we wouldn't have to worry.

I would recommend her to anyone.
We did our wedding through Laurie and it turned out great - she stayed in constant contact with us from the time we booked Read more...
We did our wedding through Laurie and it turned out great - she stayed in constant contact with us from the time we booked it until well after the ceremony. Her professionalism was wonderful. She cared and looked out for us and provided us with beautiful flowers and a wonderful cake. We had a very small ceremony that no one else would do. She made reservations for us at Steve's Steakhouse and it was perfect. She took so many photos I couldn't believe it. She was very concerned with our wedding day as it looked like it was about to start raining and she moved it earlier so we wouldn't have to worry.

I would recommend her to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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mia
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie Thomas you made my wedding day a day I will never forget!!! It was absolutely amazing. I had no idea how it would turn out, considering I live in Las Vegas and I was only able to see pictures and read reviews. I am the pickiest person you will ever meet and I sat back and prayed and let you do your thing! It was a wedding that I paid 3200.00 for and ended up looking like I spent 20,000.00. I was truly amazed with everything that you produced from the flowers, the cake, and the amazing sunset pictures (that she had ready on disk for me the next day on the island). You went above and beyond and even threw in extra free stuff to make my day amazing. I recommend spending a little extra to have the Ultimate fantasy package on Shark Harbor beach. Its a day that you will never forget. I was able to contact Laurie an unlimited amount of times and review everything that I wanted. I even sent pictures and everything came out exact. She accommodated our every need and I will never forget. We will definitely be renewing our vows over and over again just so we can re live that day just once more:) Thank you Laurie for everything!!!! We love you:)
Laurie Thomas you made my wedding day a day I will never forget!!! It was absolutely amazing. I had no idea how it would Read more...
Laurie Thomas you made my wedding day a day I will never forget!!! It was absolutely amazing. I had no idea how it would turn out, considering I live in Las Vegas and I was only able to see pictures and read reviews. I am the pickiest person you will ever meet and I sat back and prayed and let you do your thing! It was a wedding that I paid 3200.00 for and ended up looking like I spent 20,000.00. I was truly amazed with everything that you produced from the flowers, the cake, and the amazing sunset pictures (that she had ready on disk for me the next day on the island). You went above and beyond and even threw in extra free stuff to make my day amazing. I recommend spending a little extra to have the Ultimate fantasy package on Shark Harbor beach. Its a day that you will never forget. I was able to contact Laurie an unlimited amount of times and review everything that I wanted. I even sent pictures and everything came out exact. She accommodated our every need and I will never forget. We will definitely be renewing our vows over and over again just so we can re live that day just once more:) Thank you Laurie for everything!!!! We love you:) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laurie is absolutely wonderful!!!! From the booking, extension (she was very flexible on our dates), to the actual day we had an amazing experience. She set up everything for us and it went without a glitch. Our hotel room had flowers (the freshest ever!), classy arrangement with a bottle of champagne (the first one), then at our reception at Steve's Steakhouse (classy place), we had a mouthwatering dinner and got our beautiful cake and another bottle of champagne! The best surprise was to get our CD of photos- Wow! the pictures are fabulous. I'm a very happy bride and my husband and I had a great private wedding that was first class!
Laurie is absolutely wonderful!!!! From the booking, extension (she was very flexible on our dates), to the actual day we Read more...
Laurie is absolutely wonderful!!!! From the booking, extension (she was very flexible on our dates), to the actual day we had an amazing experience. She set up everything for us and it went without a glitch. Our hotel room had flowers (the freshest ever!), classy arrangement with a bottle of champagne (the first one), then at our reception at Steve's Steakhouse (classy place), we had a mouthwatering dinner and got our beautiful cake and another bottle of champagne! The best surprise was to get our CD of photos- Wow! the pictures are fabulous. I'm a very happy bride and my husband and I had a great private wedding that was first class! Read less
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Billie
Wedding:
10/27/2012
4.8/5.0
Wow, what goes on on Catalina Island? We are so very happy we picked Avalon Magical Weddings and Laurie to do the job! Really!!! Everything went just as planned, on time, beautiful flowers, great food, the whole nine yards! When we were shopping for vendors/ Ministers we kept running into this one same problem. Everyone we talked with had something bad to say about all the others. But not Laurie! You can even ask her something negative about the others and she will just keep referring to what she offers never saying anything bad about anyone else at all. We wish her well as her competition is fierce and some even evil. We did not want to pick someone to do our wedding that treats others that way. We felt Laurie rise above all that. Good for her!
Wow, what goes on on Catalina Island? We are so very happy we picked Avalon Magical Weddings and Laurie to do the job! Read more...
Wow, what goes on on Catalina Island? We are so very happy we picked Avalon Magical Weddings and Laurie to do the job! Really!!! Everything went just as planned, on time, beautiful flowers, great food, the whole nine yards! When we were shopping for vendors/ Ministers we kept running into this one same problem. Everyone we talked with had something bad to say about all the others. But not Laurie! You can even ask her something negative about the others and she will just keep referring to what she offers never saying anything bad about anyone else at all. We wish her well as her competition is fierce and some even evil. We did not want to pick someone to do our wedding that treats others that way. We felt Laurie rise above all that. Good for her! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Travel, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be more pleased with the services provided to us by avalon magical weddings. We got a elopement package from laurie that included everything we needed even boat and hotel. Everything was just perfect! We got married on the beach and then went to Steve's Steakhouse for dinner and that was wonderful too. No complaints here from us! We even got a special deal and laurie threw in a bunch of free stuff!

What we don't understand is the review that follows us. I am shocked to read such getto language in a review. Does wedding wire really allow this? This can't be the same lady! Makes us wonder if anyone, anyone at all can write something in a review and get away with such things as name calling and profanity? It also worries me that my ex- wife could do something like this to our new little business too.

What is wrong with people? This gal did a bang up job! On time and every detail was perfect. We don't know if things can possibly go as perfect at every wedding that happens, but ours did. I suppose bridezilla expected too much. Sounds like she did not want to pay for things either. Woh, I feel sorry for the guy that married into that.
We couldn't be more pleased with the services provided to us by avalon magical weddings. We got a elopement package from Read more...
We couldn't be more pleased with the services provided to us by avalon magical weddings. We got a elopement package from laurie that included everything we needed even boat and hotel. Everything was just perfect! We got married on the beach and then went to Steve's Steakhouse for dinner and that was wonderful too. No complaints here from us! We even got a special deal and laurie threw in a bunch of free stuff!

What we don't understand is the review that follows us. I am shocked to read such getto language in a review. Does wedding wire really allow this? This can't be the same lady! Makes us wonder if anyone, anyone at all can write something in a review and get away with such things as name calling and profanity? It also worries me that my ex- wife could do something like this to our new little business too.

What is wrong with people? This gal did a bang up job! On time and every detail was perfect. We don't know if things can possibly go as perfect at every wedding that happens, but ours did. I suppose bridezilla expected too much. Sounds like she did not want to pay for things either. Woh, I feel sorry for the guy that married into that. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, , Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Candace
Wedding:
10/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Boy are we happy people! Our wedding was on consecutive date 10/11/2012 at a location called Step Beach on Catalina Island. Laurie had all kinds of specials going that day. It was hard to choose which package they were all so nice and well priced too. We ended up with a red rose circle love design for just the two of us. It was so cute and romantic and Laurie's vows where really meaningful too. She reads very well and from the heart. She truly went out of her way to make things extra nice. We so appreciate everything she did for us and making it simple for us to do from a distance.
Boy are we happy people! Our wedding was on consecutive date 10/11/2012 at a location called Step Beach on Catalina Read more...
Boy are we happy people! Our wedding was on consecutive date 10/11/2012 at a location called Step Beach on Catalina Island. Laurie had all kinds of specials going that day. It was hard to choose which package they were all so nice and well priced too. We ended up with a red rose circle love design for just the two of us. It was so cute and romantic and Laurie's vows where really meaningful too. She reads very well and from the heart. She truly went out of her way to make things extra nice. We so appreciate everything she did for us and making it simple for us to do from a distance. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Sarah
Wedding:
10/1/2012
1.0/5.0
OMG!!! Horrible!! DEPLORABLE!! This woman is bipolar...steer clear and keep moving please brides. I have never dealt with someone so inflexible and completely insane. I do not want to get into the details because she is just that bad. I regret ever coming across her name ever...ever....ever!!!!!!!!!!! Find someone else on this island to perform your ceremony at all cost to your sanity and your wallet. She will charge for every little thing and she is total nut job. Everyone at the wedding had a comment about the way she handled our ceremony. She is a joke and needs to be placed in someone's institution ASAP. STAY AWAY!!!!! By the way…ask other officiants on the island of what they think of her…all negative views.. She is truly insane. If you want a cheap fly by wedding from a crazy lady…go with her!!!
OMG!!! Horrible!! DEPLORABLE!! This woman is bipolar...steer clear and keep moving please brides. I have never dealt with Read more...
OMG!!! Horrible!! DEPLORABLE!! This woman is bipolar...steer clear and keep moving please brides. I have never dealt with someone so inflexible and completely insane. I do not want to get into the details because she is just that bad. I regret ever coming across her name ever...ever....ever!!!!!!!!!!! Find someone else on this island to perform your ceremony at all cost to your sanity and your wallet. She will charge for every little thing and she is total nut job. Everyone at the wedding had a comment about the way she handled our ceremony. She is a joke and needs to be placed in someone's institution ASAP. STAY AWAY!!!!! By the way…ask other officiants on the island of what they think of her…all negative views.. She is truly insane. If you want a cheap fly by wedding from a crazy lady…go with her!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
What a great deal we got! We are very pleased with Laurie and her wedding service. She made it simple and easy for us to do. We took our family and a number of guests on a Carnival Cruise that stopped at Catalina Island for the day. We all got off the ship and Laurie was waiting there for us with everything ready to go. We can't believe how easy she made it on us. It was beautiful and right on the beach. Then we had a little reception after at Steve's Steakhouse with entertainment and everything. The whole thing only cost only about $3500.00 to do, food and all! Really nice for the price! Girls if you are planning a wedding on Catalina you need to check her out! She's a little high energy but man she gets it done! And nicely too!
What a great deal we got! We are very pleased with Laurie and her wedding service. She made it simple and easy for us to Read more...
What a great deal we got! We are very pleased with Laurie and her wedding service. She made it simple and easy for us to do. We took our family and a number of guests on a Carnival Cruise that stopped at Catalina Island for the day. We all got off the ship and Laurie was waiting there for us with everything ready to go. We can't believe how easy she made it on us. It was beautiful and right on the beach. Then we had a little reception after at Steve's Steakhouse with entertainment and everything. The whole thing only cost only about $3500.00 to do, food and all! Really nice for the price! Girls if you are planning a wedding on Catalina you need to check her out! She's a little high energy but man she gets it done! And nicely too! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, , Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, , Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We are so very happy with Laurie and the services she provided for our wedding! Great Deals, Discounts & Free Stuff too! We could not have done it without her help. She makes it so easy! My wife just chose a package & the colors she wanted and the location off of Laurie's website. Laurie even gave us a special and threw in some free things also. It gets better ... Then we just showed up and everything was ready with Laurie standing right there to assist us. The reception was totally awesome too over at Steve's Steak House were we had entertainment, great food, cake and champagne. This is definitely the way to go if you are planning on having your wedding on Catalina Island.
We are so very happy with Laurie and the services she provided for our wedding! Great Deals, Discounts & Free Stuff too! Read more...
We are so very happy with Laurie and the services she provided for our wedding! Great Deals, Discounts & Free Stuff too! We could not have done it without her help. She makes it so easy! My wife just chose a package & the colors she wanted and the location off of Laurie's website. Laurie even gave us a special and threw in some free things also. It gets better ... Then we just showed up and everything was ready with Laurie standing right there to assist us. The reception was totally awesome too over at Steve's Steak House were we had entertainment, great food, cake and champagne. This is definitely the way to go if you are planning on having your wedding on Catalina Island. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, , Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, , Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
May wedding day turned out so well and as a matter of fact better than I even imagined. Laurie did a wonderful job coordinating every detail. The ceremony went off very smoothly, my flowers were just stunning and the food and service at Steve's Steak House was great! We had such a wonderful time while Laurie made it really easy for me to put together. She helped me pick a package with all the things I needed and wanted and managed to fit most everything into my small budget. Yay! I'm so happy and can't thank her enough for making our day so special. You go girl! Thanks a million, Sara
May wedding day turned out so well and as a matter of fact better than I even imagined. Laurie did a wonderful job Read more...
May wedding day turned out so well and as a matter of fact better than I even imagined. Laurie did a wonderful job coordinating every detail. The ceremony went off very smoothly, my flowers were just stunning and the food and service at Steve's Steak House was great! We had such a wonderful time while Laurie made it really easy for me to put together. She helped me pick a package with all the things I needed and wanted and managed to fit most everything into my small budget. Yay! I'm so happy and can't thank her enough for making our day so special. You go girl! Thanks a million, Sara Read less
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Marla
Wedding:
7/20/2012
4.4/5.0
We are so pleased and highly recommend Laurie and her wedding services. She made it so easy fo us to do and Laurie coached me through to a beautiful yet inexpensive wedding day. We can't thank Laurie enough!
We are so pleased and highly recommend Laurie and her wedding services. She made it so easy fo us to do and Laurie coached Read more...
We are so pleased and highly recommend Laurie and her wedding services. She made it so easy fo us to do and Laurie coached me through to a beautiful yet inexpensive wedding day. We can't thank Laurie enough! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
What a great day we had! Thanks to Laurie my wedding was sooooooooo easy to plan. I just picked a package that I liked and the colors and she made it all happen with ease. I don't see my self as a Bridezilla but still I am kind of picky. Everything was just perfect!!!!!!!!! I picked the right location, the right vendor, the right guy :o) I couldn't be happier!
What a great day we had! Thanks to Laurie my wedding was sooooooooo easy to plan. I just picked a package that I liked and Read more...
What a great day we had! Thanks to Laurie my wedding was sooooooooo easy to plan. I just picked a package that I liked and the colors and she made it all happen with ease. I don't see my self as a Bridezilla but still I am kind of picky. Everything was just perfect!!!!!!!!! I picked the right location, the right vendor, the right guy :o) I couldn't be happier! Read less
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AJ
Wedding:
7/17/2012
0.0/5.0
Gosh where do I begin. First of all if you are shopping for a wedding package in Catalina this is NOT the place to go. Let me repeat that to save you a possible wedding disaster...DO NOT again DO NOT hire Laurie to plan, officiate or have anything to do with your wedding. In her add right now it says the silver package (the one I signed up for) cost $975. I added 2 corsages and 3 boutonniere and had my bouquet upgraded (basically added 6 roses and 3 carnations) my total came up to $1525...thats $550 extra. Now as if that's not ridiculous enough, I asked to add a tulle in my arch and to change the venue from Cabana Beach to Beach platform. I was charged extra $300 for the platform (I guess I understand that) and extra $400 for the tulle (WTF!!!!).
Laurie says that I have to pay for the time she spend away from work and her transportation. Then she told me that she did not charge me for the Tulle. Now just how much does she charge per hour, a roundtrip to Catalina express is $72.50 plus the taxi $100...I'm pretty sure she knows a vendor to go to, so should not be more than an hour to pick up a Tulle but I was charged $400 just for that. Then she had the nerve to tell me that I got the tulle for free...Bullshit!!! And the unlimited phone contact is a joke. First of all good luck on trying to contact this lady. If you get a hold of her she is always in a hurry. Then try and talk to her I dare you, thats a joke...one question will take you one hour and a half to get answered 'coz once she start talking you will never have a chance to talk, she can literally talk you to DEATH. She nevers listens to what you want and she will insist that her way is the ONLY way. Now if you want to just show up on your wedding and have no input of whatsoever, like a puppet on Laurie's show, then she will be your gal. The Background music and the ceremony itself is ridiculous. The boombox you will not hear, she does not wear a microphone of some kind so the guest will be surprise when she pronounce you as husband and wife. The wedding is over and none of the guest know that it even took place (sooo sad!!!). The minister (Laurie) dressed inappropriately, I will take a hooker in a heartbeat to officiate our wedding, a clown costume is better. I will post a picture later and you be the judge. She is also the photographer (professional, or at least she calls herself). How can you officiate and take the precious moment of the ceremony? She can't and she did not. No picture of my dad (who is sick by the way) walking me down the aisle. Our first kiss as husband and wife and so forth and so on. And the pictures which by the way she throw 50 extra (making it 150 total) had 102 pictures (no exaggeration here 'coz I counted) of the same pose...me and my husband kiss like picture. I asked to have a family photo as my dad can't be out on the sun for a long time due to chemotheraphy drugs that he is taking but Laurie said that she need to take the photos in order. In the end I have 4 group pictures in which at that point was incomplete guest due to dehydration and we had to pack our stuff from the rented hotel. The icing on the cake is this, not only did she give (paid for already) the garter but when she sent the expedited marriage license registration she sent it $3.00 short. So we had to come to our local county registrar to pay the $3.00 and pick our license ourselves. This whole experience with here was a NIGHTMARE. Do yourself a favor if you want a wedding bliss this is not the place. There is NOTHING MAGICAL in Laurie's business!!!
Gosh where do I begin. First of all if you are shopping for a wedding package in Catalina this is NOT the place to go. Let Read more...
Gosh where do I begin. First of all if you are shopping for a wedding package in Catalina this is NOT the place to go. Let me repeat that to save you a possible wedding disaster...DO NOT again DO NOT hire Laurie to plan, officiate or have anything to do with your wedding. In her add right now it says the silver package (the one I signed up for) cost $975. I added 2 corsages and 3 boutonniere and had my bouquet upgraded (basically added 6 roses and 3 carnations) my total came up to $1525...thats $550 extra. Now as if that's not ridiculous enough, I asked to add a tulle in my arch and to change the venue from Cabana Beach to Beach platform. I was charged extra $300 for the platform (I guess I understand that) and extra $400 for the tulle (WTF!!!!).
Laurie says that I have to pay for the time she spend away from work and her transportation. Then she told me that she did not charge me for the Tulle. Now just how much does she charge per hour, a roundtrip to Catalina express is $72.50 plus the taxi $100...I'm pretty sure she knows a vendor to go to, so should not be more than an hour to pick up a Tulle but I was charged $400 just for that. Then she had the nerve to tell me that I got the tulle for free...Bullshit!!! And the unlimited phone contact is a joke. First of all good luck on trying to contact this lady. If you get a hold of her she is always in a hurry. Then try and talk to her I dare you, thats a joke...one question will take you one hour and a half to get answered 'coz once she start talking you will never have a chance to talk, she can literally talk you to DEATH. She nevers listens to what you want and she will insist that her way is the ONLY way. Now if you want to just show up on your wedding and have no input of whatsoever, like a puppet on Laurie's show, then she will be your gal. The Background music and the ceremony itself is ridiculous. The boombox you will not hear, she does not wear a microphone of some kind so the guest will be surprise when she pronounce you as husband and wife. The wedding is over and none of the guest know that it even took place (sooo sad!!!). The minister (Laurie) dressed inappropriately, I will take a hooker in a heartbeat to officiate our wedding, a clown costume is better. I will post a picture later and you be the judge. She is also the photographer (professional, or at least she calls herself). How can you officiate and take the precious moment of the ceremony? She can't and she did not. No picture of my dad (who is sick by the way) walking me down the aisle. Our first kiss as husband and wife and so forth and so on. And the pictures which by the way she throw 50 extra (making it 150 total) had 102 pictures (no exaggeration here 'coz I counted) of the same pose...me and my husband kiss like picture. I asked to have a family photo as my dad can't be out on the sun for a long time due to chemotheraphy drugs that he is taking but Laurie said that she need to take the photos in order. In the end I have 4 group pictures in which at that point was incomplete guest due to dehydration and we had to pack our stuff from the rented hotel. The icing on the cake is this, not only did she give (paid for already) the garter but when she sent the expedited marriage license registration she sent it $3.00 short. So we had to come to our local county registrar to pay the $3.00 and pick our license ourselves. This whole experience with here was a NIGHTMARE. Do yourself a favor if you want a wedding bliss this is not the place. There is NOTHING MAGICAL in Laurie's business!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Alan
Wedding:
7/17/2012
0.0/5.0
Rude and Inappropriate. Do yourself a favor and find another person that will officiate your wedding to avoid a nightmare.
Rude and Inappropriate. Do yourself a favor and find another person that will officiate your wedding to avoid a nightmare. Read more...
Rude and Inappropriate. Do yourself a favor and find another person that will officiate your wedding to avoid a nightmare. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Fantastic!!! It just does not get any better than this! Our wedding was so perfect and Laurie was on top of it all. Laurie made it all happen on short notice and I did not need to do much but just show up and all was done for me and very nicely too. I could not have asked for more. Very reasonably priced too I might add. If you are thinking of a wedding on Catalina Island be sure to call her. She's got some high energy but gets the job done and well!
Happy Kathy :o)
Fantastic!!! It just does not get any better than this! Our wedding was so perfect and Laurie was on top of it all. Laurie Read more...
Fantastic!!! It just does not get any better than this! Our wedding was so perfect and Laurie was on top of it all. Laurie made it all happen on short notice and I did not need to do much but just show up and all was done for me and very nicely too. I could not have asked for more. Very reasonably priced too I might add. If you are thinking of a wedding on Catalina Island be sure to call her. She's got some high energy but gets the job done and well!
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Lukkystar
Wedding:
5/19/2012
4.5/5.0
Our wedding day could not have been better! Laurie did a great job! She provided us with an all inclusive wedding package for 40 people at a very reasonable rate that included a beautiful wedding ceremony on Catalina Island's Central Beach location in a tropical style with a beautifully decorated arch, chairs and flowers that where just outstanding and then an awsome reception at Steve's Steak House with Wedding Singer & MC Tom, who was also very outstanding. We had a wonderful time! The weather was perfect, the ceremony was heart felt, the food was great and the entertainment was fun and lively. Laurie went out of her way to make every detail perfect including doing all the fresh floral herself personally as she is a trained florist as well. She also did the photo's and was a real kick in the pants and fun to be around. She made us laugh during the photo session and the joy of our moment really shows as we look back at our pictures. I highly recommend Laurie and Avalon Magical Weddings for a Catalina Island beach wedding, and Steve's Steak House for a reception also. Thanks to Laurie our wedding day was easy, comfortable, fun and affordable to us.
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Our wedding day could not have been better! Laurie did a great job! She provided us with an all inclusive wedding package for 40 people at a very reasonable rate that included a beautiful wedding ceremony on Catalina Island's Central Beach location in a tropical style with a beautifully decorated arch, chairs and flowers that where just outstanding and then an awsome reception at Steve's Steak House with Wedding Singer & MC Tom, who was also very outstanding. We had a wonderful time! The weather was perfect, the ceremony was heart felt, the food was great and the entertainment was fun and lively. Laurie went out of her way to make every detail perfect including doing all the fresh floral herself personally as she is a trained florist as well. She also did the photo's and was a real kick in the pants and fun to be around. She made us laugh during the photo session and the joy of our moment really shows as we look back at our pictures. I highly recommend Laurie and Avalon Magical Weddings for a Catalina Island beach wedding, and Steve's Steak House for a reception also. Thanks to Laurie our wedding day was easy, comfortable, fun and affordable to us. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, , Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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MRSPOLLAKOFF08
Wedding:
8/8/2008
4.0/5.0
our wedding turned out to be better than i could have ever hoped laurie is very personable I just wish she would have dressed more for the ocasion insted of the location. also we did not recieve the garter promised in our package but 800 dollars for a wedding on the beach for 30 people it was outstanding and we would not have done it any other way and small things can be over looked.
our wedding turned out to be better than i could have ever hoped laurie is very personable I just wish she would have Read more...
our wedding turned out to be better than i could have ever hoped laurie is very personable I just wish she would have dressed more for the ocasion insted of the location. also we did not recieve the garter promised in our package but 800 dollars for a wedding on the beach for 30 people it was outstanding and we would not have done it any other way and small things can be over looked. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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pixiedo
Wedding:
8/25/2007
3.0/5.0
Our venue location was beautiful because it was Catalina Island, and Laurie made it easy to choose the best option for us, but there were a lot of unanswered questions and she seemed annoyed to be bothered to return a phone call. She did lose our check and almost made us repay for the wedding the day before, but she found it before there were any major casualties. Our lunch reception at Steve's Steakhouse was awesome and the cake was really good!
Our venue location was beautiful because it was Catalina Island, and Laurie made it easy to choose the best option for us, Read more...
Our venue location was beautiful because it was Catalina Island, and Laurie made it easy to choose the best option for us, but there were a lot of unanswered questions and she seemed annoyed to be bothered to return a phone call. She did lose our check and almost made us repay for the wedding the day before, but she found it before there were any major casualties. Our lunch reception at Steve's Steakhouse was awesome and the cake was really good! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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