Orange, CA 92866
We were married at the French Estate and the cake from Rockwell's was included in the package. We're hardcore fans of Rockwell's and order their cakes for EVERY occassion. They definitely did not disappoint! The cake arrived on time and it was GORGEOUS! It was EXACTLY what we pictured and the guests loooved the flavors. We saved the top tier since it's "tradition", but they DO make you a new cake for your one year anniversary so... how long that cake stays frozen is TBD hehe ;)
2901 West Coast Hwy. Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA 92663
949-258-4365 310-779-7218 800-941-4003
UPDATE - POST WEDDING:
Jared of Scott A. Nelson Photographers did such a great job. He arrived on time and got the most important shots of the day. He was professional, but at the same time made everyone feel comfortable and it truly felt like a friend of the family was taking pictures of us. He remembered that I liked the "fishbowl" effect and the black and white photos so he made sure that I had some of those. The only bummer is we didn't get any detail shots of the centerpieces or anything. I would've liked to have seen those, but overall... Jared did a great job and he was such a pleasant person to work with. We hope to use him for other events in the future :)
My wedding isn't until August, but after seeing all the great reviews I just had to write one, too :) So my wedding won't be photographed by Scott, but it will be photographed by his associate, Jared. Not only were their prices reasonable, but their customer service is wonderful! They were always quick to respond to my emails and were very informative during our meeting. I didn't interview other photographers, but after reading the reviews on here and meeting with both Scott and Jared, I had that instant feeling that it was a perfect match. Scott A. Nelson Wedding Photographers are an amazing team and they will provide you with excellent service!
Orange, CA 92868
UPDATE - POST WEDDING: So the wedding has come and gone, and it was definitely beautiful. The venue is gorgeous and needs little decor as it is beautiful all on its own. All of our guests loooved the venue, raved about the food, and although we had to end at 9pm we never felt rushed. We ended up having a dj, which worked out perfectly because they were able to monitor the timeline for us and made the necessary changes based on the mood of our guests.
I originally had 5 stars and although the French Estate was perfect for our wedding, I'm taking off one star. Not because there were major hiccups or anything. I still highly recommend the French Estate to any bride, but... just a few days before the wedding, Sarah informed me that she had to leave for a flight a few hours before the wedding and that a new coordinator would be helping me that day. Although the new coordinator, Ellen, was super sweet and did the best she could on such short notice, it wasn't what I was planning on. Slight rain on my parade, but I rolled with it and just wanted the wedding to be a positive day. I had no issues the day of, but DH was at the venue beforehand to help out and he seriously had a panic attack. I guess the coordinators were meeting with new brides the day of. He said he didn't mind if it were a few, but it ended up being a lot and he felt the day wasn't "ours". He was truly upset, which obviously made me upset.
So there you go... I love the French Estate and all in all, we were happy that we picked it, but there were minor hiccups... obviously expected with any wedding so we're not going to dwell on it, but just thought I'd let you all know :) DH and I began the day slightly on edge, but at the end of the night, we were married and that's all that matters <3
PRE WEDDING: Our wedding is set for August 28th and so far the planning has been awesome! Sarah is so nice and she makes you feel at ease with everything. I will post an update after the wedding, but just thought I'd give a review now to let you beautiful brides know how amazing this place is. I was searching for a shabby chic/garden/backyard type wedding location and I instantly fell in love with this place. The prices are AMAZINGGGGG and she gives you the entire property for the whole day! If you're looking to do things on your own, she allows you to bring in your own alcohol which helps a lot if you have a tight budget AND you can use your ipod for your music (I'm making playlists as we speak!). I could seriously go on and on about this place, but I'll make this short. I love it... and I'm sure you will too :)