I ordered a flower girl basket and ring bearer pillow from Weddings and Such and I was very pleased with what I received. They both looked exactly like what the picture showed and implied. The only thing was that a small jewel on the side of the basket came off in the shipping process...which is the only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5...but it was an easy hot glue gun fix. Other than that the transaction was very smooth and timely.
Greensboro, NC 27401
We bought our toasting flutes and cake serving set from Exclusively Weddings. They had a great selection for very resonable prices and we were extrememly happy with our purchase. We recieved the shipment within a week of placing the order and it was packaged very well without any risk of breaking. We had the cake serving set engraved and we were very pleased with how that came out as well. They have a wide range of everything wedding and pretty much something for every bride.
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
My husband worked with Shane Co for my engagement ring. After doing his research about diamond prices and grading he went into Shane Co knowing exactly what he wanted and what he was willing to spend. They were able to price match other diamonds he found online and he was very pleased that they worked so well with him. For the setting they worked directly with the designer to make a ring that was custom fit for my finger...since my particular setting is unable to be sized because of the design. They kept him well informed about where the designer was in the process of casting the ring which he also appreciated. The ring wasn't ready for the date he wanted to propose so Shane Co set my diamond in a plain solitaire setting for him so he was still able to propose on the day he intended (Christmas day). About 4 weeks later the actual setting came in and they were able to reset the diamond into the new setting on the same day. Our overall experience with Shane Co was great and we would definitely recommend them to others.
Estes Park, CO 80517
We held our rehearsal dinner at the Twin Owls Steakhouse at the Black Canyon Inn. The wait staff was very nice and accommodating, and the food was terrific. They provided our 50+ guests with a private room where we could enjoy each others company without disturbing the rest of the restaurant. We felt like we were the only one's there. I would definitely recommend Twin Owls to anyone looking for a nice place to hold a dinner party. We were extremely happy with everything.
Erie, CO 80516
Rachael was amazing to work with. She was really sweet (no pun intended) and her cake design and taste blew me away. I had absolutely no resevations about her design skills and knew that she would come up with something beautiful and unique. The end result was a gorgeous cake that all of my guests raved about. If you book with Inticate Icings you won't be disappointed! I can't wait until we order our anniversary cake...I think we might go the zucchini lime cake!
I got my wedding band made custom through Kay. The jewelers were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. They made it very easy to communicate my vision of the perfect wedding band to something tangible that I love. From start to finish I enjoyed the service I received. For the price of a custom band anywhere else I feel like we got what we expected and we're happy with our purchase. Kay would be my recommendation to anyone who feels like a custom piece of jewelry is what they want but they don't think it's within their budget. Kay made the process easy and affordable and I now have a beautiful custom wedding band on my finger.
St. Lucia, West Indies
We had a great time on our Sandals Regencey honeymoon. St. Lucia was beautiful and the weather was great! The resort was kept up well, the service was good, and our room was very nice...although we would pick a different room if we were to go again. Our room had it's own private plunge pool which was great, and was supposed to overlook the ocean which it kinda did if it weren't for the huge plants the resort planted that blocked that view. It appeared that our suite was the only one with such a large plant so I guess we were just unlucky. Other than that it was exactly what we wanted and expected. We opted to go with a suite that included butler service and we're so glad we did. Although we weren't sure what exactly we could/should use our butlers for at the beginning by the end of our stay we figured it out. Our butlers made sure we had chairs by the beach or by the pool, booked our excursions and our dinner reservations, worked with my husband to set up and surprise romantic dinner on the beach for us, and since my husband is a firefighter our butler even ran into town to find him a St. Lucian fire department tee shirt. If you can afford to splurge a little I'd highly suggest the butler service. Overall we had a great time and it was a beautiful honeymoon full of wonderful memories.
The bridal collection was GREAT! The consultants were friendly and knowledgeable. They have one of the best collections of dresses in different price points and I was really impressed with that. I liked the setting and the relaxed feeling I got while trying on dresses. I felt like I was given the attention and time I needed to make a decision on a dress. Never once did I feel pressured to buy. The alterations lady was also great…she pinned and tucked my dress in all the right places and it fit like a dream! I would highly recommend this store to any bride to be looking for her perfect wedding dress.
My husband and I decided to book Bistro Boys Catering because their food at the tasting far exceeded any where else we had tried. We worked with Richard closely who helped us come up with the perfect menu, one that would not only taste great but wow our guests.. Richard made the trip up to Estes Park to our reception venue before the wedding to help with the layout of the buffet tables, cake tables, and pasta saute station (our "wow" factor). I was extremely comfortable with what we had worked out for our wedding. 1 week before the wedding when I emailed Richard to give my final number I received and email back from Paul the owner of Bistro Boys informing me that Richard was no longer with the company but assured me everything would be perfect. They had reviewed Richard's file and knew exactly what to expect. I was nervous but felt that I was in good hands with the owner.
When the reception came I was sorely disappointed in what actually came together. The presentation of the food was not at all what we had seen at the tasting (specifically a potato dish we had picked, which a lot of guests skipped over because of the way it looked...unappetizing) the beef was cold, not even room temperature. The pasta that we had paid for extra chefs to saute tableside with the guests' choice of toppings and sauce were no where to be found...a big bowl of 2 types of pasta is what I saw. Overall the quality of the food was not what we had at our tasting and definitely not what we were expecting. It was not the worst food we ever had, it was mediocre, not the outstanding food we had tasted and not the reason we chose Bistro Boys. I feel that if I were told about Richard no longer being at Bistro Boys prior to a week before the wedding I would have been able to go over the contract with Paul to make sure everyone was on the same page. There was a break down in communication and my wedding menu is what suffered.
This may be an isolated incident as Bistro Boys does have an impeccable resume however; I was disappointed in the quality of service on my wedding day...which is the only day that mattered in the months of planning prior.
I will say that my mother voiced her concerns to Bistro Boys and they were very eager to make things right by refunding the cost of chefs that were not there that clearly should have been, however to my knowledge that has yet to be taken care of.
Estes Park, CO
We had our wedding reception at Della Terra on December 5th, 2009. Amazing doesn't begin to describe it. We were lucky enough to have been able to book all of the suites and cabins for the weekend with family and wedding guests. It truly felt like our own private chateau. As a bride, the convenience of being able to get ready at the venue was awesome. I was able to watch my wedding vision come to life right in front of my eyes. The salon worked out perfectly. All 7 of my bridesmaids, myself and my flower girl were able to take advantage of the large mirrors and barber stool. It was nice not to have to bombard a suite bathroom with hair and makeup brushes. The theater room downstairs was also a blessing. The guys were able to relax and watch the game before having to put on the tuxes.
I have some great pictures of boys being boys in the theater room. Our honeymoon suite (The Moondance Suite) was gorgeous...but than again all of the suites were gorgeous. Breakfast in the mornings was never disappointing. They even made my husband a special omelet the morning after our wedding because he wanted some meat with his eggs...typical man!
The Della Terra staff went above and beyond. My guests had nothing but rave reviews for the actual reception space (Celebration Room). I couldn't have dreamed up a better mountain location for my wedding. Della Terra has something to offer that no one else in Estes Park can compete with. If you book with Della Terra you won't be disappointed.
My husband and I plan to make several trips to Estes to stay in each suite!
Thanks Pam and everyone for the wonderful memories!