Sep 12, 2009
Edgewater Wedding Chapel
We had David Daniels as our officiant and he was great. He has a very calming demeanor which made me very comfortable that him marrying us. Since we didnt belong to a church it was important for me to have someone that made me feel comfortable and wouldnt push any beliefs on me. He gives suggestions on ceremony structure but ultimately will do your ceremony exactly how you want it. I was very pleased. We created our own personalized ceremony and he performed it exactly. He did forget one small poem in which I reminded him of but he still did a good job.
Services used: Officiant
Some Crust Bakery
Of the four bakeries we tried, this one was our favorite. We had to go with the four bakeries that the Coco Palm included in our package. They use a European buttercream that is so light and pleasing to the pallet. Our cake was delicious but it was not completed as per the work order. We had ordered it squared with off-centered tiers each rotated 45 degrees and they were rotated ever so slightly. This was disappointing to us but the vendor did refund us the money we paid for the design. Overall, I would still go back and order some cakes for birthdays and such because the cake was good.
Services used: Wedding Cake
Giselle Macfarlane Photography
We had interviewed 3 different photographers. Photography was very important to me so viewing their work was essential. Of the three, we went with Erika from Giselle MacFarlane photography because she had a great portfolio and an awesome personality. Her personality won us over because we were going to spend 7-8 hours of our day with her so this was very important to us. We were so pleasantly surprised how fantastic our engagement and wedding photos came out. We would highly recommend working with her again in the future for other portraits.
Services used: Photography
House of Brides & Tuxedo
If you are a worrier, I would not recommend this place at all. Even if youre not, this was the worst place I dealt with and gave me the most headaches and panic attacks. I ordered my flower girl dresses here. We chose it because it was the cheapest in price compared to other locations that carried that dress. We ordered the dresses in June. I wanted to do everything ahead of time so I would have less stress when it got closer to our September wedding. I dealt with Maggie and every time I went there was always a few people ahead of us and we would have to wait, even if we called ahead to say wed be there a certain time. She assured me she would call me the next day to tell me when the dresses would arrive. She never called so I had my wedding coordinator call her a week later. She tried for a few days before she finally got a hold of her and Maggie told her that the dresses would arrive August 4th. Mind you, I ordered these in June. I went later in July to order the shoes and double-checked the arrival date of the dresses and she said she would get them on August 4th. She also said that the shoes would arrive before the dresses so I could pick everything up. On August 4th, I called ahead to make sure the dresses were there before I drove an hour to the location to the pick them up. She said that she barely ordered them that day and that it would take a week for her to receive the dresses. I got very upset and told her that she told me 3 times that it would arrive on August 4th and she said no, she had to order them on August 4th and it would still take another week for them to arrive. I was panicking because it was a month before the wedding and I didnt want to be stressing about this with other wedding things going on. I had my coordinator call her a week later to make sure the dresses were there and they had arrived. I went to go pick up the dresses and she tells me that the shoes hadnt arrived because they were on back-ordered. I was so pissed off because she never bothered to call me to tell them that they had been back-ordered and now I was going to have to make another trip to pick up the shoes. I was sooo mad. Then she called me a week or two later saying that I had to come and pick up the shoes tonight because tomorrow she was going to be leaving out of town for a week or two and she would be back until early September. I was completely on the other side of town and wasnt going to be able to pick them up. I had to call around and find someone to go pick them up for me. All of this stress was created by her since I had wanted to avoid the stress by ordering my stuff 2-3 months in advance. I will never go to this store again for any formal dresses or special occasion attire. It caused me the biggest headache in my whole wedding-planning process. If I can give this place 0 stars, I would.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Enchanted Events and Design
Alex was a complete angel sent from up above. If it weren't for her, I don't think I would have gotten married because of all the stress involved in the planning. She did a wonderful job of keeping us organized and tracking our expenses. She is wonderful to talk to and has a great way of calming your nerves when you're freaking out. I had never really envisioned what my wedding would be like but she did a great job of putting all my small ideas here and there together to make a beautiful wedding ceremony and reception. I couldn't have been more pleased. In the planning process, she made calls and visited vendors when I knew I couldn't and make suggestions and recommendations. During the reception, everything ran smoothly. I realized that without her, we would have had to find more people with the setting up and tearing down or it would have been us having to do that. After going through that day, I realized how much I really appreciated hiring her for that special day. She went above and beyond what I expected that day. She made our day so memorable and I would recommend her to anyone of my friends.
Services used: Wedding Planning