Jul 10, 2010

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The staff at Brides and Maids is exceptional and very friendly, with the exception of one alterations woman. The sales woman who originally helped me pick out my dress was friendly and very knowledgeable about the dress selections they carry. I never felt rushed or pressured to purchase, although I did end up buying my dress on the first visit. Once you find "the one", there's no need to look any further. It did take about 6 months for the dress to arrive, just as they informed me when I paid my deposit.

The only problem I had with this experience was with my fitting. I had the unfortunate luck of being paired with Idolka, one of the alterations women. She was very unfriendly, unprofessional (stepping all over the train of my dress with her shoes while fitting me) and when my mother asked her repeatedly to stop stepping on it, she just said "don't worry, don't worry". When I asked any questions, she acted with a "why are you bothering me with this nonsense" attitude. This is the most important dress I was ever going to wear and when I inquired about bustle types, she became very impatient when I wanted to see the different versions. A week later, when I came back in to try on the dress after she had fitted it, it didn't fit at all! She had cut it way too small and there were gaps and material gathering at the sides. It looked horrible! I would not recommend going to her for the fitting.

Luckily Wendy, the owner, took me under her angelic wedding dress wing and fixed all of the mistakes that Idolka made. Wendy is amazing and the dress looked absolutely beautiful after she was finished!

Despite the first bad alterations mishap, I certainly recommend this boutique for all of your bridal attire needs. Overall it was a great experience!
Services used: Dress & Attire

Michelle Marie's Patisserie
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Our wedding cake by Michelle Marie's Patisserie was absolutely divine and stunningly beautiful!! We had been to a lot of cake tastings prior to booking with Michelle Marie's and there was no other vendor that we met with that could even compete to Michelle's cakes, both in taste and looks. Michelle Marie's was the most decedent, moist and delicious cake that I had eaten in my entire life and I'm a girl who loves me some cake! Not to mention the beautiful design and creative work that went in to our wedding cake...it really was beyond what we had envisioned for our special day. It was perfect!

We had a 3-tier cake - the bottom and top tiers were the scrumptious peanut butter bliss cake and the middle tier was the delightful red velvet cake, all were covered with their yummy buttercream frosting. In addition to our wedding cake, we also had a dessert buffet and Michelle Marie's baked equally delicious red velvet cupcakes. Our guests continue to comment on how beautiful and delicious our cake was. Michelle was very receptive to all the design ideas that we had and helped us to achieve the overall vision we were looking for in our wedding cake. If you want the most awesome, decadent cake and desserts for you wedding, then definitely book with Michelle Marie's. We are so happy that we did!
Services used: Wedding Cake