Huntington Beach, California 92647
We purchased my wedding dress and all the bridesmaids dresses from Jinny's Bridal in Huntington Beach, CA. My dress was approximately $1,300 and was a Maggie Sotero. The bridesmaids dresses were approximately $170 each and were also from a well known designer. I also bought my shoes from Jinny's for about $85 dollars and they were extremely comfortable. I must say that the prices at Jinny's are much more reasonable than most of the other bridal shops in the area. My only complaint is that the service was hit or miss. Sometimes I would call or go in and would receive fabulous service, other times I felt like I was being ignored.
Overall, I think Jinny's Bridal has very competative prices and they do have a great selection. I would certainly use them again, despite the few times I didn't receive great service. I think the money I saved was definately worth it.
Fullerton, CA 92835
We had both our reception and ceremony at the Summit House Restaurant in Fullerton, CA. The location was beautiful and the service and food was superb! Included within the approxiately $135 per person was use of the grounds/reception hall, food, open bar all night, beautifual decorations (with the exception of flowers and party favors which were not included), free parking, wedding coordinator on the day of and a very attentive staff. Additionally, we get a complimentary champagne dinner on our one year anniversary. The price was much more reasonable than most of the other places we looked at and the place was more beautiful by far. Six months later, I still have friends and family talking about how great the location was and how much they loved the food. But then I think every future bride/groom in the area already knows this as the Summit House is usually booked at least a year in advance.
I can't imagine a better place to get married. The Summit House made sure our entire wedding was wonderful. The staff was always there to assist and the wedding coordinator was extremely helpful. I can't wait to go back on our anniversary!
Dana Point, CA 92629
We used Salong Revelation for our hair and make-up. Dayna Dallas (owner) and Alison McBride did hair and make-up for all the girls (bride, 3 bridesmaids, mother & grandmother) in about 3.5 hours. The salon is located in Dana Point, CA, however they drove all the way up to Fullerton, CA (about 40 miles)so we wouldn't be inconvenienced. They showed up fully prepared, with everything imaginable for hair and make-up. And they did a fabulous job on each person. We were all extremely satisfied with their work!
Dayna has been doing my hair for over 6 years and I would highly recommend her for any special event or just a haircut/color/style!
We used Mark Thomas from Awesome Entertainment for our DJ services. He was wonderful! Even before we had committed to using his services, he spent over 3 hours with us on a Sunday afternoon to make sure we were confident he could meet our expectations. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, he provided a questionaire to complete with all of our song choices for every major (and minor) event in the wedding. Then, he met with us in person to review our choices and make any last minute changes/special requests. And we had many special requests. My husband is a music guy and wanted pretty much every song queued to a particular part and/or changed in some way. Plus, our "do not play" list was much longer than our "play list" but I don't remember hearing one song during the night that we didn't like. He even came all the way to Long Beach so we wouldn't have waste our last free weekend traveling.
What impressed me most about Mark was his attentiveness to detail. He put together a timeline for the entire day and night and incorporated every other vendor and person involved into his timeline (i.e. photographer, caterer, wedding party, parents, family, event staff, etc). He made sure everyone else did what they were supposed to do, when they were supposed to it, so that our wedding was perfect.
I would highly recommend Mark for any special event. In addition to being a great DJ, he is also a great entertainer. He got the guests involved and made sure everyone had a great time. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. Mark truly exceeded our expectations!
Marianne does fabulous work. Her pictures truly capture the moment and I know we will enjoy them for years to come. She and her staff were incredibly professional during the event. I was impressed she was able to get so many great shots, considering I hardly saw them throughout the night. I never felt like we had to "pose" for a picture and yet I have something to remeber every part of the wedding.
Overall, I am very satisfied and confident we made the right choice in selecting Marianne Lozano photography to capture our special day.