Long Beach, CA 90813
Ben was easy to work with and showed up on time to all our meetings and on the day of. He was fun to be around the day of and didn't get in the way at all.
His prices are very reasonable and we are very happy with the finished product. Ben does a great job with incorporating a dance sequence into the final video and our highlights reel is amazing!
I would recommend Ben to any bride!
Mahtab put a simple bustle in my dress and steamed it. She is so sweet and does a great job. I came back to her a week after I dropped the dress off because I was freaking out that it wasn't going to fit me on the top and she had me try it on again, this time without the padded bra I had and it was wonderful. She reassured all my silly bridal fears. She even steamed my Mom's dress for free on the spot when I came to pick mine up a week before the wedding. I can't recommend her enough!
Los Angeles, CA 90031
When I first met with Kerim we instantly clicked and I was so excited about my flowers. I felt like I was getting a good amount of flowers for the price and he had some great ideas. The trouble started as time went on.
When we went to see our centerpiece mock-up we were very disappointed. First of all, he used pink roses in it instead of purple because the flower mart had not had any pretty purple ones and while that's not his fault, it was difficult to visualize what it would actually look like without the right colors. It was also a very odd share and my Fiance and I tried to work with Kerim to make it look more like what we had in mind. As we tried different things with the mock-up Kerim seemed to get very frustrated and when his next appointment knocked on the door an hour later he let them in and completely ignored us. He didn't even say goodbye. He just stopped talking to us about our centerpiece in the middle of the discussion.
The next meeting, about a month I believe before the wedding, we were talking about the votive cones that we were putting led candles in. He had promised to coat them in wax but was now showing us a sample that was only 1/2 covered in wax. It looked terrible and he explained that he didn't think it was a big deal. We compromised by using crushed white glass in the votive holders along with the led candles. (I must say, I loved this and it was his idea!)
I felt like he was constantly balking at my ideas when we met with him. I'd tell him what I wanted and he'd tell me that he didn't think it would look good etc. While I appreciated the guidance I ended up feeling that I had to go with his vision and not mine.
The day of the wedding had it's good points and it's bad. I had explained to Kerim numerous times that I was worried about him being late and that there would be extra traffic on the way to my venues. He was supposed to stop at the hotel to give the boys their bouts first and then come to the wedding site. He called 1/2 hour after he was supposed to be at the hotel saying he was running late (and he called me not my coordinator even though he had her number) and said he'd meet the boys at the wedding site. I had wanted pictures of the boys with their bouts at the hotel so this ruined this plan.
He was then an hour late to the hotel. My amazing hair/make-up artist stayed there longer than planned just so she could still put the flowers in my hair.
The bouquet arrived with different purple flowers in it then we had discussed. I had given him a picture of the purple flowers I wanted and these were not them. Close, but not quite.
My biggest disappointment came when I saw the bridesmaids bouquets. I had given him pictures of round bouquets with white calla lilies and we had discussed him putting light green accents in the maid of honors and light purple accents in the bridesmaids. The bouquets he brought were long stalks of flowers, not round at all. And the Maid of Honors accent color (which filled more of the bouquet than anything white) was bright pink/purple. Not the right color at all (and he knew what the color was because he was providing the linens in the right color). I honestly hated the bridesmaids bouqets.
I will say that the ceremony arch and centerpieces were beautiful and just what I wanted. He really pulled through on those. I can't compliment them enough.
Because they were late, however, his assistant was scattering rose petals out of an old cardboard box down the aisle while guests were already seated. This did not look good and it took away from the site.
Lastly, we had asked him to decorate this wooden arch that was above the cake table with some greenery and amaranthis. We showed him pictures of the arch and we paid $50 for this and it was never done.
I emailed him several times about it when I returned from the honeymoon asking for my $50 back and he replied back to me once about something else but never got back to me on this question. He never even answered why there was nothing on the arch.
In the end, some of the flowers were very pretty but some of it just wasn't what I wanted. The stress of him being late on the wedding day after I'd begged him not to made me very upset. I found him to be more emotionally inveseted in his design than invested in doing what the client wanted. I can recommend Kerim if you really stay on top of him and you have no vision for your flowers and can let him take over but otherwise I think you should look elsewhere.
I blocked out this whole hotel for 5 days for myself and my guests. They were easy to work with and I didn’t need a credit card to secure the rooms. They held all of their rooms for me (there are only 15) until 2 weeks before the wedding and my guests got 10% off, and it’s already a very affordable hotel. I had to keep up with them as they’d get the dates wrong every now and then for my guests stays but they were easy to work with to fix the problems. The rooms were clean and there’s beach access right across the street.
San Gabriel Valley, CA 91776
The people at this store are amazing! They let me take pictures of the dresses on my bridesmaids so that my oot bridesmaids could see them. They helped with alterations and the dresses came in in plenty of time. They were affordable and beautiful. I highly recommend this company!
Los Angeles, CA 90014
DH got his titanium wedding band here and loves it and they custom made my wedding band to match my e-ring. It matches perfectly down to the milligrain and the prices are great. I love this place!
La Habra, CA 90631
This company is easy to work with and quick to respond to phone calls/emails. They were on time, the limo’s were very clean, and the drivers were very friendly. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again.
My pictures are absolutely stunning! I get several compliments on them every day and I couldn’t be happier with them. Christine has a great personality and was a joy to work with on the day of. She is also easily reachable by email and phone and met with us several times to go over details. She has quite the eye for details and pretty shots and I’m so happy we went with her.
The only complaint I have is that on the day of she had the wrong family list (I had met with her the week prior and we had painstakingly gone over the family shot list) and we didn’t get all the right pictures, but honestly, we’re only missing a few. We also ran out of time in the group pictures and missed some that I had on my must-take list.
However, that being said, I’m still thrilled that we went with her because my pictures are gorgeous!
Suite D B151
Los Angeles, CA 90045-4082
I can not say enough wonderful things about my DJ. He was my favorite vendor! He met with us twice before the wedding and had great suggestions for the timeline of events. Any songs that I gave him on my must play list he either had or he bought with no charge to me.
He was not able to play the one song we had given him a cd of on the day-of, something had apparently happened to the cd so that it wouldn’t play, but I won’t hold that against him. He played a good mix of music and read the crowd well. If one song didn’t get a lot of dancers he instantly reworked his song choices. My guests enjoyed themselves and so did I. Although I didn’t hear many of the songs I had requested I won’t fault him for that because we had told him that we’d rather he read the crowd than play the music we had requested.
He was not cheesy and did not force any guests to dance or play random games. He was classy and everyone loved him!
Mike is a trumpet player. Mike was recommended to me by my string quartet and he was great to work with. He sounded great, was able to play all the songs I asked about, and rehearsed with my string quartet before the wedding for no extra charge. He was great at responding to my emails quickly and I highly recommend him!