Mahtab is amazing! She's a true expert at what she does. My dress needed little alterations, but we had the hem shortened, the hips taken in, and she even gave me two bustles! I got to have one bustle for the first part of the reception and then I switched to the second bustle just for fun :) She was so sweet and listened to exactly what I wanted. Every bride should go to Mahtab :)
Ted was awesome! I admit, while you're walking down the aisle, it's tough to listen to what he's playing, but the parts that I heard were magical! He even played during our cocktail hour which everyone thought was pretty fancy of us ;) Ted is beyond reasonable in his pricing and is quick to respond back to your questions and concerns. He dressed in the appropriate attire and was very professional. I highly recommend him to any bride :)
Dana Point, CA 92629
Andrea was amazing! Her and her assistant arrived on time and went to work on about 8 girls' hair and makeup. They worked their magic in the amount of time we had before the ceremony and made me feel so at ease. We even had one more girl decide to get their makeup done the day of because she saw how amazing all the girls looked. My hair and makeup lasted all day and night, and with my oily skin I was worried, but Andrea took good care of me :) I highly recommend Something Blue Stylists! Thanks Andrea... and congrats ;)
I ordered several paper lanterns, paddle fans and small vintage vases from Luna Bazaar. I was pretty satisfied with their service... the items I ordered arrived on time and were packaged so well that I doubt anything could damage the box. With any paper product, you're bound to not be TOTALLY satisfied, but overall the items I ordered went well with my wedding theme and our guests even took them home. I've already recommended them to family members :)
Orange County, CA
Jaclyne was so fun to work with! I had some ideas as to what I wanted, but wasn't TOTALLY sure... she listened to everything and worked with our budget and came up with amazing ideas! The bouquets came out gorgeous and I seriously could not stop staring at my bouquet. The week of the wedding, it almost felt like she was ALL MINE! She was constantly emailing and texting and sending me pictures of flowers that she wanted to incorporate into the floral arrangements. That woman is gifted! I highly recommend her :)
Elegant Affair Catering was included in the package at the French Estate so we went ahead and booked with them. I was worried at first because we picked an entree that we never got to try at the food tasting, but it ended up being a big hit. We had the roast beef carving station, chicken cordon bleu, caesar salad, and a few other sides. Our guests loved the food! We were also able to drop off our beverages the day before the wedding and they chilled it for us and delivered it to the venue the day of the wedding. It definitely took that stress off of us! Make sure you communicate well with them and its best to deal with Julie. She helped us with the final details and made sure everyone was on the same page with everything.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
I ended up purchasing everything from David's Bridal in Costa Mesa - From my wedding dress to the bridesmaids' dresses... it was just easier that way. I even purchased my garter, veil, and clutch there as well. Because it's such a big store, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle, but you just have to make sure that the person working with you has your best interest at heart. I was a little timid at first and didn't speak up, which ended up in me having to exchange for a smaller size and whatnot. I suggest knowing what you want and speaking up. Overall, it was a pleasant experience.
3501 Hancock St
San Diego, CA 92110
Such a great variety of candles! I purchased my votives and candles from them and the prices seemed to be reasonable. The candles were shipped on time, I think even early too, and they were packaged perfectly.
I absolutely LOVE Pussycat Pinups! I had my boudoir pictures taken a month before the wedding and I was worried that wouldn't be enough time to receive the pictures and create a photobook, but Beth reassured me that it would get done and she was right! The photo shoot was so liberating and it was the first time I truly felt "sexy" :) The hair and makeup was GORGEOUS! She was so prompt on getting the images sent to me that it made the rest of the process such a breeze! The photobook came out so gorgeous and DH loves it! He now keeps it HIGH in the closet so no one can see it but him ;)
I highly recommend Pussycat Pinups! Will definitely go back again just for fun ;)
I loooove Cheesy Photobooths! It was a HUGE hit with all of our guests and definitely got used every second! They arrived and made sure that the backdrop was what I wanted. They were very attentive and super helpful throughout the night. The photobooth itself was white and beautiful with a screen on the outside for our guests to see what was going on inside. The table beside it was flowing with stickers, markers and everything you could think of to help our guests make fun and creative guestbook pages. There was a prop box with so many fun items to play with. We even won a free use of their projector and screen that we used for our slideshow! I would definitely use them again and DEFINITELY would recommend them to everyone and anyone :) Your guests will love it!