North Kingstown, RI 02852
Our coordinator was Liane. She was who we met when we booked it (2 years in advance), who we worked with the whole time & who was our day of coordinator. She was on top of everything - no detail too small! She was seriously a dream to work with and I have nothing but amazing praise for her. As far as food goes, everything was absolutely delicious. People were telling us they were so full by the time the pasta came – always a good sign! They even made me a special “bride’s dish” that I LOVED. Everything was set up even better than I had imagined with all of my DIY masterpieces (haha)…I had made the centerpieces, menus, placecards, table numbers, guest book, card box, candy buffet & seeing it all come together so perfectly was such a relief!
We had 14 people for a limo + our photographer + our videographer so we wanted to make sure we had enough room…we ended up booking the 26 passenger coach bus (party bus). It was PERFECT. We knew we had a long day of driving (Warwick to Warren for the boys, then Warren to Providence to Warwick for everyone) so we wanted people to be able to a. be comfortable and b. party! Both were accomplished! The limo was on time, had plenty of room for our cooler & snacks and brought us everywhere we needed to be in a timely fashion. Our driver was Wayne.
We also used this company for my bachelorette party and again we had a perfect interaction. That time there was only 6 girls in a white 10-person limo and our driver, Ceaser, drove us from Warren to Newport and back and even made a few drunken stops (DD on the way to Newport & Taco Bell late night on the way home).
Rosa was an absolute SAVIOR for my dress! I got my dress at Running of the Brides and it was WAY too big…When I showed it to my great aunt that used to be a seamstress she said, “You have to find someone good to fix this, this is a LOT of work…” Well luckily Rosa was up to the challenge! After 4 or 5 trips to her, she completely transformed it to fit perfectly to me, it was a DREAM! She is such a sweetheart and I think is very reasonably priced.
We had the upstairs room at Jacky’s (Fireside lounge), it had such a cozy feeling to it; I loved it the first time I saw it. Everything went smoothly during the planning process with the coordinator there. We had the International Buffet for about 25 people and they accommodated for a gluten-free meal as well as some lactose intolerant folks. The food was excellent. My only complaint is the night of the rehearsal when I showed up with everyone, the coordinator came right up to me, my bridesmaids & parents and said “We’ll have to figure some things out with the food now that you are late”. I kind of laughed figuring he was joking and said “It’s 8:03 haha”, to which he replied “You were supposed to be here at 7”. I said “I never would have said we’d be here at 7 because the church was at 7” to which he walked off. It was certainly NOT how I envisioned starting my rehearsal dinner celebration with friends and family. That’s my only complaint…Clearly it was just a miscommunication somewhere along the way but it was not handled to my liking.
Madison, TN 37115
I went with 3 of my bridesmaids to the Warwick store and everything went pretty smoothly. The staff was somewhat helpful, somewhat non-responsive. I went with the other 3 bridesmaids to the store in Yonkers, NY - everything went fine there too. I preferred it when they actually just let us look for dresses ourselves and weren't hovering over us. I ended up ordering the dresses from a store near me in Manchester, CT. Everything went fine but their arrivals were a little annoying. Every time one dress came in, they'd email me and say "You have to pick it up this week". Seeing it was ~25 minutes away, this was slightly annoying to go over and over again whenever one dress came in. The dresses all came in right sizes with no problems at all. We went there because of the selection in sizes and colors, the sweet prices were an added bonus! We did not do alterations there. Dresses took about 2-3 months to come in; I didn't think that was bad at all. I also got a TTD dress and a rehearsal dinner dress there with equally smooth experiences.
Everything went very smoothly when working with Dan on choosing the outfits for the men in our wedding. He even went as far as to special order pink paisley ties just so we could see them (And that’s what we ended up going with!) The prices were good and there weren’t any problems with anyone’s sizes. Having groomsmen all over the country, they each got fitted at a tux shop near them, sent their sizes to us, and I entered everyone’s measurements on Carl Anthony’s easy to use site. Such a breeze! The only one complaint was that that day when DH & groomsmen went to try on & pick up the tuxes, it was very crowded & it took almost 2 hours for 6 guys to get their tuxes. Normally would not be a big deal, but they literally JUST made it on time to the rehearsal, so it was a little stressful. Overall, though, the final product was very sharp, all of the guys looked great!
Kristin was a great joy to have around the morning of the wedding! Not only did everyone look stunning in their perfect makeup (& fake eyelashes!), but she even provides little goody bags for everyone to take with them to touch up on lipstick throughout the day! (Even equipped with straws, which my bridesmaids all actually used!) She was so fun to have around, kept the mood light and everyone looked absolutely gorgeous!
East Greenwich, RI 02818
We clicked with Jenny the moment we met her! We walked in, talked for about 5 minutes and FI leans over and whispers in my ear "I know, You LOVE her" and I did...we booked her later on that day. After about 2 months of having her booked, she offered a free trash the dress session, so I did it! It was great to get to work with her before the wedding and the pictures were just stunning! She was totally accessible the whole time during planning…I'd text her/email her/FB her and she'd get back to me instantly! Perfect for the obsessive bride haha :) 2 weeks before the wedding we spoke for about an hour to map out the whole wedding day, it was SO helpful! The day of the wedding she showed up bright and early and started capturing every little detail. She followed us from the salon, to my mom's house, in the limo all day, to the State House, Waterplace Park, Goddard Park beach and then finally to Quidnessett - it was a long day and she and her assistant were on target ALL day! At the reception, she set up a laptop near the entrance to play 30 or so pictures she had taken during the day, it was a huge hit…people couldn't believe there were pictures from earlier in the day already available for viewing and amazed at how fabulous they were! Within a week of the wedding she put about 50 pictures up on Facebook and I LOVE them, I have TOTAL confidence in her work and can't wait to see the rest of my pictures & order my album!
Here’s our wedding on her blog: http://zenobia-studios.com/blog/archives/1164
And our 2 TTD Sessions: http://zenobia-studios.com/blog/archives/172 and http://zenobia-studios.com/blog/archives/194
Finding a DJ was a VERY difficult task for us as DH is a club DJ and was super-critical on everyone we talked to / met with. We ended up totally clicking with Glenn & Anne and DH felt completely comfortable with them.
They hosted a couple's night in January for their brides and grooms. We went with my parents (no charge) and had a blast! We got to see Glenn DJ, party/dance, meet other couples and meet a few vendors. We actually won a free Engagement Session from Gabrielle Marks in one of their many raffles! The day of the wedding Anne was so helpful as the emcee; she was basically a second coordinator who worked seamlessly with Liane (our QCC coordinator) and Jenny (our photographer). They even let DH spin a few tracks which was a big hit!
We also got pink uplighting from All 4 You and it really added to the ambience of the room – I loved it!
Our wedding on their blog: http://all4youdj.blogspot.com/2009/09/jennie-jay-september-5-2009.html