Awesome website! I ordered numerous things including reception candle votives, satin ribbon, birdcage card holder, candles, parchment roses, glass bowls, etc to accent my wedding. The prices are the best out there that I found and the shipping is fast! The beautiful vintage-like birdcage was only $13!!! They package their products very well so the damage is minimal. The one bowl that did come cracked they replaced easily and quickly after I called them. I would recommend ordering immediately because they do tend to run out of things FAST. However, they do seem to restock often so that wasn't a real issue! Great DIY ideas and materials.
Torrance, CA 90501-2517
I picked my bridesmaid's dresses at this store--it was a Bill Levkoff dress. The store team was extremely helpful all the way through. They have a great selection of bridesmaids dresses in every color and size. The order came in early and the store was very prompt in letting us know and keeping us informed. They also were able to get me swatches of the dresses. Also, one of the dresses had a zipper defect (scary!) and Laura (store manager) took the time to call the company and send the dress back. It was replaced free of charge and arrived super fast. No issues; everything went super smooth. I did hear from my bridesmaids that alterations were a bit expensive there, but overall they did a wonderful job.
I purchased my wedding dress here for my March 2009 wedding. It was a La Sposa dress in the $1500 range. Their selection is beautiful and decently priced. This is a great place for those girls who are looking for a bit more high end dress with beautiful details and cuts that will not cost them a fortune. They carry well known designers such as Maggie Sottero, La Sposa, Pronovias, etc. all in a mid-range price.
I loved that the dresses I saw here were more unique and special than those everyone is familiar with at David's Bridal. I also had visited Mon Amie in Orange County and although they carry more higher priced designers (Lazarro, Jim Hjelm, etc) I found the dress designs to be very similar. I also felt less time pressure at La Soie. The dressing rooms are very spacious and the sales girls were very attentive. I worked with both Melanie and Angela and both were friendly and helpful. They also carry great accessories. I would not recommend it for bridesmaids dresses since their selection is small. However, if you are searching for a wedding dress you should visit this store.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
We had our wedding here last week (March 2009) and were incredibly happy with how everything turned out. Marie, the catering manager, was helpful in answering any questions and her banquet staff is unmatched in the South Bay. Service, food, landscaping, etc was excellent. We received endless compliments. The courtyard is very pretty and a perfect place for an outside ceremony of about 120 or less guests. Very intimate setting and cute ballroom right next to the courtyard as well! This luxury boutique hotel is decorated very glamorously and quirky at the same time. The lobby is a great place for pictures! If you are bride booking this location you must stay in one of the bridal suites the night before your wedding because it is HUGE! We had enough room for 7 people to get ready and the photographer and the hairstylist. The ballroom is a bit cozy but fine if you are having a smaller wedding. Also, if you have the extra time you are not too far from the beach to go take pictures. One of the best parts about this hotel is that it is hidden off of Sepulveda so it is a very private place that not very many people are familiar with. Definitely a must see for any bride! :)
Torrance, CA 90501
Our hotel has a contract with Torrance Bakery for any wedding. They made our cake and did a wonderful job copying the picture we took in. Melissa was extrememly helpful and patient answering all our questions and giving us multiple tastings! We couldn't decide on buttercream icing or fondant so she actually had a couple samples make with fondant icing so we could get a better idea of the taste. Fondant was not covered by the hotel contract but it was OK because we ended up loving our cake! Our flavors were red velvet/cream cheese, white cake with fresh strawberries, and chocolate cake with fudge filling. Everyone thought it was delicious! :)
Corona, CA 92880
Patty and her team at Creative Touch Linens did a wonderful job with the linens for my wedding. She had wonderful ideas and helped me narrow down my color selections. She also gave samples to take to the hotel to try. The linens made a big difference in the reception room on the day of the wedding. The event looked beautiful. I would recommend her to anyone would like to use high quality linens for an event. We rented linens, sashes, napkins, etc. She also made our cocktail tables look adorable. Our event was over 50 miles from her business (Corona vs. Manhattan Beach) and she had the best delivery price than even local vendors I had called in Los Angeles. Very reasonable pricing! Thank you to Patty and her wonderful team!
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Rolling Hills Flower Mart did all the flowers for my wedding and they did an amazing job! We met with Jeff and he was very patient and understood the type of feeling we were trying to create for our wedding. He suggested ideas that would go well and offered his advice where needed to make sure the design was perfect! He also tried to incorporate every request I wanted! It was just easy with him. He is a professional and an expert. I truly felt that I could trust him and not worry that are flowers were going to be over done. His attention to detail is unmatched and he was very mindful of our budget. He was always available on email or phone to answer questions as well. I would not have worked with anyone else. When we received the flowers on our wedding day we were literally shocked. They were astoundingly beautiful and we received so many compliments from our other vendors, guests, wedding party, etc. I recommend him highly and I believe everyone should meet with him before picking a floral designer for any event. You will not be disappointed. Thanks again Rolling Hills Flower Mart!