Corona del Mar, CA 92625
I didn't have a lot of flowers for my wedding, I did candles everywhere since I think flowers are a waste of money. However, I did use Blooms for my bouguets and boutineres. I had chosen calla lillies and tulips. They were beautiful when they arrived but I wish she had told me tulips don't hold up very well because by the time we walked down the aisle my bridemaids tulip bouquets were sagging.
Also make sure to give them pictures of exactly what you want. I had described my tulip boutineres and she didn't do them the way I wanted. Good prices but could be better customer service.
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
If I could give Adina at Fleur de Lis 10 stars I would. Adina runs Fleur de lis Events/Catering and The Event Loft. They are unbelievable. I used Adina for my wedding at The Orange County Museum of Art (see my review on thier listing). She was absolutely amazing. She is so creative and able to work with in any budget. She was always on top of things and made me feel as if I had nothing to worry about from day 1.
Through all the planning she was always willing to meet with us and hear our ideas and help us make them a reality. But the day of the event she was even more amazing. I am a control freak and I felt completely comfortable leaving everything in her hands. There was nothing that I could say that didn't go as I had imagined it. The food was out of this world. People are still commenting on the Macademia Crusted Halibut and Wasabi Mashed Potatoes.
I will recommend anyone I know getting married to call her and meet with her before making a decision on a coordinator. And I will certainly use her for any of my parties so that I can enjoy my party and know that everything is being taken care of.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
I got married at OCMA last month and it was absolutely amazing! If you are looking for a "different" venue other than the typical golf course or hotel this is the place. I am still being told by my guests how beautiful it was and how different it was. I will never regret choosing this location and will recommend it to anyone looking.
Convenient since you can book all your entertainment in one place. We booked our trio for the ceremony and our Dj with them. We used the Aria String Trio and they were great. However, we had requested that they play more modern music and they played all classical. Still sounded great just not what we were expecting. We used Michael Stevens for our DJ. I have seen him perform many times and I love his presence and voice. However, the day of the event he was rather rude to my coordinator regarding his meal. He also forgot our first dance song (some confusion apparently he thought we were providing it even though it was specifically written he was and we confirmed) so we had to delay our first dance so his boss could bring the CDs. He didn't want to tell us this and was upset that the coordinator did -- I think we were going to notice when we didn't dance right away :).
I would still recommend them but just make sure everything is in writing and is VERY clear.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Fusion Linens is definitely top notch. Angel is such a pleasure to work with. Of all the vendors I worked with he returned phone calls very quickly and in a timely manner. Everyone at his operation is a pleasure to work with. You must go to him showroom it is amazing and you get to touch and fell the linens and chairs. His linens are great and since he makes them all in his warehouse he is able to custom make anything. Not to mention his prices are fantastic. He also does chivari chairs which make sit convenient to get your chairs and linens from one place (so your cushions can match).
I have worked with Xuong at Happy Photos on many occassions as a catering manager. So when I got engaged I knew I wanted to use him for my own wedding. He was terrific. My husband hates having his picture taken but when we met with Xuong for our engagement session he made him feel such at ease and the picstures turned out beautiful. The day of wedding he showed up with 2 assistants and everyone loved them all. They were even able to get my neice and nephew to cooperate for family photos. During the wedding reception they even put up a computer monitor and run a loop of all the pictures that they have taken. My guests loved this, they were able to see pictures on the spot. What a great surprise. I would highly recommend Xuong to anyone who is looking for a professional and high quality photos. Even though he is on the expensive side it is so worth it. After the wedding is over all you have left is your photos!