We had our ceremony and reception at Erhart's by the Sea in San Pedro, and were absolutely thrilled with how everything came out! This is such a well kept secret, it's unbelievable! For all you brides looking for an ocean front venue at a great price, this is the place to be. The views overlooking the harbor are amazing, the food was great, and the service was very attentive. There are three separate Day Of Coordinators who make sure that everything runs smoothly, from the set-up to the ceremony, to the actual dinner service, everything went without a hitch.
The only thing that I would have changed was that my husband and I weren't able to taste the actual food that would be served at our wedding. Erhart's does one HUGE tasting at this venue per year, which is great to see some of their preferred vendors in action, as well as try out their food and drinks. It was also great to see how it would be set up for an actual event. However, the food that they offered this time around wasn't what was actually available on the menu. I know that there were other couples there who were also surprised that they weren't able to taste the food that they were thinking about selecting. Luckily, all the food turned out great!
This is a beautiful venue with so much to offer at a price that is unbelievably affordable.
I came to La Soie after trying on dresses at a few other local bridal salons. I was shopping with around a $1500-$2000 budget, and this store had a great selection at that price. The service that I received was very friendly and attentive all without being high pressure. They made dress shopping fun, which is so important! The dressing rooms are huge, with enough room for people who bring everyone in the family to shop with you.
I found my dress here, and was even able to make a few adjustments to the style before ordering it! Of course, it depends on the designer, but I certainly lucked out! I wasn't even sure if I wanted a veil or not, but the first one that I tried on with my dress matched it so beautifully, I couldn't turn it down. They were sweet enough to give me a small discount at the time for purchasing my dress and veil together.
This is a great store, with beautiful dresses and great service. If you're looking for something outside of the big bridal store experience, this is definitely the place for you!
NINFA'S FLOWERS & GIFTS
LOS ANGELES, CA 90023
When I started out with my planning process, I knew that flowers were something that was really important to me. However, once I started to actually meet with florists, I started to feel a little discouraged with their incredibly high mark up, not to mention set up fees, PLUS labor. Honestly, thank God for Crystal and Joe at Ninfa's Flowers.
On my consultation, Crystal had books with photos of the actual flowers that they use, which helped immensely when it came to actually putting together centerpieces. She wasn't like some florists I went to, who just used color palates, but said that they "shared my vision". How am I supposed to know what color they're talking about if I can't actually see it?
After leaving a small deposit, I got a call a few months later to go and see my sample centerpieces. Let me just say, they were amazing! Joe and Crystal were able to add even more flowers, so they could be even fuller, and everything would still be in my budget.
During the planning process, any changes that I wanted made were quickly seen to, as well as noted in my invoice. Crystal was very quick to respond with emails, and was always good with suggestions. I felt like I was in good hands, and that everything would be taken care of.
On the day of, I got my personal flowers around the promised time of delivery, and they absolutely did not disappoint. All my bridesmaids were so amazed at how beautiful they were! My ceremony and reception venue were absolutely perfect, and they even stayed to re-purpose some of the ceremony flowers afterwards, which was awesome!
Ninfa's Flowers was able to offer me an amazing value, and for the quality of service as well as their final product, I couldn't be happier. I would recommend them to anyone.
I feel so lucky to have found Aaron at A Night to Remember Djs. I think the best compliment was that so many of our guests asked us if there was a way to get a playlist of our wedding, because the music was THAT good. Aaron was super responsive, always professional, and so easy to work with. He had awesome suggestions to keep the party going, and was great at working out our timeline for the evening.
It's so easy to see the kind of pride that Aaron takes in his business, from the way he presents himself, to the equipment he uses, to his insanely large music library. He offers completely wireless lighting, plus custom monograms, and he even put together our slide show for us.
He helped make our reception run smoothly, and during a really stressful time, that kind of service is priceless.