penguinbear

WEDDING DATE:

Oct 07, 2007

penguinbear
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Makeup by Hedda
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I would highly recommend Hedda for your bridal makeup. I tend not to wear makeup on a daily basis but Hedda made me look natural and beautiful. She is very prompt and professional. She is very attentive to your needs. She will also be doing the makeup for my bridal party.
Services used: Unique Services

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Phoenix Bakery
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had 5 cake tastings and decided on Phoenix Bakery. They are know for the strawberry and creme cakes. We chose this bakery because of their delicious cakes and outstanding customer service. They know what they are doing and they do it well.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Pebbles Bridal
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I went to Pebbles in Woodland Hills. For first-time dress shoppers go to Pebbles. They have a vast selection of dresses with various designers. They take walk-ins and are very attentive to your needs. There price ranges vary and they have a huge selection of sample gowns for fraction of the cost. I had a great experience after my not-so-great experience at a previous bridal salon. Also at Pebbles for the first time I tried on several Maggie Sottero dresses and a 10 fit perfectly.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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DJ Spencer Knowles & Associates
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We booked DJ Spencer Knowles. He is very professional and experienced. Update 10/16/07: Spencer was amazing. He got the crowd going. He did a great job setting the mood.He is very attentive and thorough with all the details. We would highly recommend Spencer.
Services used: Unique Services

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Furious Photographers
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Doug and Lawrence are truly young talented individuals. We interviewed several photographers. Their professionalism and work impressed us. My FI especially loved the fact the Lawrence is trained as a sports photojournalist. My FI and I loved our engagement session pictures. We hired them to do our engagement pictures too. We were so impressed with our engagement pictures that we showcased throughout our wedding. Our friends and family raved about the pictures. UPDATE: 12/25/07 We are loved the outcome of our wedding pictures. Doug and Lawrence exceeded our expectations. We are so glad that we choose them to be our wedding photographers. They truly are artists and very talented. We are very satisfied with our photos and album. The pictures were absolutely beautiful. We still get emotional when we see our montage. We got our negatives and album in a timely manner. They are good about making sure that you are completely satisfied. We would highly recommend them and give them an A+++. Check out their website at: http://www.furiousphotographers.com
Services used: Photography

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Calligraphy Katrina and Maison Du Papier
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I was referred to Katrina from a close friend. She is currently building her portfolio. She is very talented and easy to work with. Her work is professional and beautiful. At first I was planning to DIY or use clear labels but after discussing with Katrina what I wanted and the inexpensive price I decided to go with her. I gave her 80 outer envelopes yesterday evening and it was ready for pick up this morning. I highly recommend Katrina. Update: 09/25/07 Katrina has amazed me once again. She wrote out my rehearsal invitations and OOT favor cards. They were beautiful.
Services used: Invitations

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( 3.0 / 5.0 )
My FI's co-worker recommended me to go to Lili's Bridal because she got her dress there about 5 years ago. After reading the comments here I decided to go. At first the saleswomen were really nice to me. They gave me permission to pull dresses aside to try on. The stores started to get really busy and finally one lady started to help me while she was helping someone else. I selected a few dresses that were sample gowns for sale and one regular priced gown. I told her that I didn't want to spend too much over $500. She told me if the sample gowns fit then I could probably make my budget. Take in mind I know $500 is on the lower end but if I find a great dress I will spend more. She looked at me and looked at the sizes on the dress and said that I wouldn't fit into a 10 cause the designers come smaller. I have tried on several other designer dresses and fit into a 10 perfectly. So I tried one on and yes it was a little snug. Then I tried on a sample gown and it was a little small. She wouldn't even let me try on the other dresses because she said they will all be too small. I seriously felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. They do have lots of sample gowns on sale for very cheap but most are worn in and in need lots of work.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I searched and searched for an online vendor to order my dress from. Chrissy O price matches and also give you a 6% additional discount. Jessica is the internet order consultant for Chrissy O and she is great to work with on ordering dresses. I just ordered my wedding dress two weeks ago. I saved over $300. Also I am ordering my BM dresses from her too. Just to let you know that Chrissy O is an actual bridal salon and also an online vendor. Ask for Jessica (973) 579-7606 UPDATE: My wedding dress and BM dresses arrived in great condition. I am very happy with the purchase. It arrived USPS priority mail with insurance.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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FantaSea Yachts & Yacht Club
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We got married on the RegentSea. We were looking for an intimate setting near the beach. The staff was very friendly. We were very impressed with their customer service so that was the main reason we booked them. This venue has their own catering staff and the food is absolutely delicious. My family and friends raved about it. They also passed the hor d'overes and opened the bar before the ceremony. The officant/captain did an excellent job with the ceremony. Our wedding coordinator Jasmine was great with communication and was very professional. She was everywhere during the wedding. The setting was amazing. We would highly recommend this venue.
Services used: Wedding Venue