I was blessed to have so many wonderful vendors for my wedding, but one of my absolute favorites was Flower Allie.
I had met with several local florists, but right when I met with Allison I knew she would be the perfect florist for me--she loves her craft, has great taste and style and is willing to try new ideas. I can’t tell you how many times Allison and I met to discuss the vision for my florals, and each time I was blown away by how passionate she is about what she does and how much she cares about her clients. She was always patient when I had a new idea and always 100% honest with her feedback .
The day of my wedding, I was completely and utterly AMAZED with how beautiful the flowers were. My bridal bouquet was so full and lush and photographed beautifully in pictures! The pomanders at the church were gorgeous and all three of the different styles of centerpieces I had came out better than I had even imagined! I almost started crying when I walked into our ballroom and saw them for the first time! As a bride you spend so much time researching your flower colors, varieties and arrangements, and it’s so incredible when you see your vision executed to perfection. We received countless compliments on all the florals (from guests and other vendors), and my husband and I could not have been happier with how everything looked.
I’ve read other reviews that Allison can be hard to reach, and while this is true (she is an extremely busy lady!), I was always able to reach her when I really needed to and she was more than generous with her time when we met in person.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Flower Allie and feel so lucky that she was part of our wedding day!
One of the best decisions I made during the wedding planning process was to hire Ashley!
I knew how important a day-of coordinator was and in my selection process I searched for someone who was: 1.) experienced, 2.) organized, 3.) motivated, 4.) a great communicator, 5.) calm under pressure.
During our initial meeting and every meeting that followed, Ashley blew me away with her incredible ability to help us organize, prioritize and process all the tasks we needed to accomplish for the wedding. She created extremely helpful tools to help us stay on track and informed such as a vendor contact list, schedule of events highlighting to-dos, bride and groom to-do list, etc. (Although you can download lots of tools online, it makes a big difference to have a professional create a schedule for you and know realistically whether the timing will work!)
She was also able to draw on her experience planning so many past weddings to give us suggestions on how to think through logistics and take traditional etiquette into account. Her attitude was always upbeat and positive, and I can't tell you how priceless this was during those times I felt overwhelmed with the wedding planning process.
The day of the wedding, there were the small "surprises" that happen at every wedding, but I can honestly say that Ashley handled everything to perfection and my husband and I were able to enjoy every minute of our wedding knowing that Ashley was taking care of things behind the scenes. She shielded us from the small things and let us know when something important happened (e.g., we weren't able to use the sparklers we had bought for the farewell exit). She partnered so well with the vendors and treated all of our bridal party and guests with respect. We received so many compliments about her professionalism and leadership under pressure. I was so blessed to have Ashley as part of our special day, and would recommend her 100% to any bride.
Pasadena, CA 91107
I truly enjoyed working with Kelly! She was extremely friendly and was always willing to listen to my suggestions and concerns. I also appreciated the fact that she was very honest with her feedback and helped me to choose the colors and styles that would best conceal my flaws while playing up my strengths.
When I was searching for makeup artists, I paid particular attention to ones that specialized in Asian makeup. I did two trials with Kelly (one more smoky eye, and the other slightly more natural), and both turned out amazing! She definitely made my eyes stand out and achieved the "fresh yet glam" look I was going for.
The day of my wedding, Kelly and her assistant did a great job with me and my bridesmaids, and I'd say the only thing I would change would be to have had more hair product applied on our updo's so the stray strands on the bottom could've stayed up longer. Other than that, I think everything was wonderful and I would definitely work with her again in a heartbeat!
I'm so glad I booked Fiddlestix-- a great value and even greater performance! They played at our ceremony and during the cocktail hour and we were so happy with their professionalism. Also, Margaret was extremely helpful and friendly! :)
Brea, CA 92822
Candi was PHENOMENAL!!! She has an amazingly friendly and spunky personality and will go out of her way to help make you the perfect veil! She was very patient in helping me try on many veils and helping weigh the pros and cons of different lengths, cuts, etc. Her price was also extremely reasonable and the quality of her work was great! My veil was about 75% less than what it would've cost elsewhere!
Mahtab was AMAZING and absolutely one of my favorite vendors! She was definitely a bargain (compared to other quotes I received from bridal shops), and she was absolutely a doll to work with-- friendly, experienced, and reliable! She was also able to turn things around quickly for me at the last minute at no extra charge. I would definitely recommend her to anyone!
Lake Forest, CA 92630
We had met Mike at a bridal expo and were impressed with his outgoing and humorous personality (a big MUST in our book for a wedding DJ!). We visited him in person and he was extremely friendly and professional (and the office was also very neat and organized!). He offered everything we wanted so we booked him on the spot.
At the wedding, the lighting package and custom gobo looked PHENOMENAL and he and Stefani did a great job changing up the colors of the lighting and transitioning between songs. If Mike had only said the right names during the introductions (he said the Best Man's name in lieu of the Groom's name!!), everything would've been perfect!
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The service I received at Saks was top notch--Debbie and Connie took great care of me and made sure the dress was exactly what I wanted! I would definitely buy from Saks again!
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
We went for a tasting and were pleased with the taste of the cakes and fillings. The showroom also had beautiful cakes on display. The cost they quoted us was out of our price range for a wedding cake, but we might go back there to order a smaller birthday or anniversary cake. The lady who was helping us was also very sweet.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
We had seen ads for Icing on the Ring and decided to go look there since we were in downtown LA anyway. I was really surprised at how friendly and non-pressuring the sales associates were! We had a lot of questions about diamonds (this was early on in the process), and I think they knew we were just information gathering and were still more than happy to show us diamonds and share their knowledge. We didn't end up buying from them, but I would definitely recommend to anyone to check them out.