Kristianna11

WEDDING DATE:

Feb 12, 2011

Kristianna11
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Art with Nature Floral Design
 
( 4.8 / 5.0 )
Kim with Art With Nature is incredible! Her work is AMAZING!! She was very fast to respond to my questions and when I had my initial appointment with her, I fell in love with her work! She has a true talent and it shows!! My flowers on the day of the wedding were AMAZING!! Wow! Absolutely breath taking!! I had a black and white damask theme with pops of deep purple and fuchsia! She made the colors POP! My bouquet was gorgeous!! It was full and beautiful! I also wanted bling added to my bouquet and my girls and also to the groomsmen flower...everything looked amazing! My only downfall that I experienced was that I had asked her to create my sister and Maid of Honors bouquet different from the other girls, but when I received them it looked exactly the same. I wanted hers to stick out from the other bouquets, but there must have been a mis communication or something. Overall, I would definitely recommend Kim to do your flowers for your wedding! I LOVED my flowers and received so many compliments! Centerpieces were incredible! She made the vision that I had for my wedding flowers come true! Book Her!! You will not regret it!! She is reasonable and give you what you want! If you give Kim a budget, she will make it happen! AMAZING!
Thanks Kim for all of your hard work!! I loved everything that you did!!
Services used: Flowers

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Fusion Linens
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Fusion is AMAZING!! When I first went to the shop, I loved it!!! My planner, Vanessa, referred them to me and we went together to pick out my linens! The ideas that Veronica and her team had were amazing! The reception was gorgeous! I had the wall behind our sweetheart table piped and draped and it was soooo elegant! We also rented lounge furniture and matching pillows to give the reception room, that club vibe! The black chairs with the white bows were perfect! The linens for the reception and cocktail hours were exactly how I envisioned them! Veronica responded very quickly to my emails regarding questions that I had! When I had to add or take away from certain items, she took care of it for me and sent me an updated contract! When it came down to the week of the wedding, I had to change the amount of guests that I had quoted her, and she made it happen! If you are looking for a great place that has high quality linens, furniture, etc. and has friendly and knowledgeable staff, FUSION is your place! Book them! They are AMAZING!!
Thanks Veronica for making my vision come true and for all your hard work!!
Services used: Photography

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Gavin Wade Photographers
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
One word to describe Gavin and Erin...AMAZING!! What can I say, but they were one of our favorite vendors! When we first met with Gavin and Erin, we knew we wanted them to be the ones to capture one of the biggest days of our lives!!! We had met with quite a few other photographers, but no one could compare to these two!! When we took our engagement pictures, they made us feel so comfortable! They were flexible with us and our pictures were sooo breath taking!!! Gavin and Erin were responsive and professional! Whenever I had a question, they would get back to me right away! To me, this said a lot! I knew that they were busy, but they still took time to me feel important!! I knew they had tons of weddings and engagement sessions to shoot, but they made us feel like ours was #1! :) Gavin and Erin told us about doing the "first look" at our initial meeting. I was so not having it at first, but after listening to them explain how it worked, we were sold! Doing the first look, gave my husband and I a chance to see each other right before the wedding. Today, this idea is becoming more and more popular! This time together allowed us to spend time with one another... just the two of us... without family, friends, vendors, just us! It was an amazing feeling and experience! Gavin and Erin captured the pictures of me walking up to my husband as his back was turned waiting for me to approach him. Between the two, Erin and Gavin were able to catch both of our expressions, during that very emotional moment. After we took our pictures together, we took our bridal party pics and got those out of the way! After the ceremony, we only had to take family pics! It worked out great because we were able to hurry and get to the reception to join our friends and family!
Gavin and Erin posted a highlight of our wedding pics within 2 days of our wedding!!! Amazing right??!! Our family loved our pictures and they turned out absolutely stunning!! What an amazing couple and an amazing team!! If you are looking for a wonderful team to capture your wedding day... choose Gavin and Erin!!! They are affordable and willing to work with you!!! It is a benefit to have a couple shoot your wedding because you are able to have the wife shoot the bride and her girls and the husband shoot the groom and the guys!! Book them! You will not regret it!! :) Thanks guys for capturing photos of the best day of our lives!! You Rock!!!
Services used: Photography

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It's All About The Cake
 
( 4.8 / 5.0 )
It's All About the Cake was amazing! When we went for our cake testing, the cakes were sooo good!!! We had such a hard time deciding! Alexandra helped us during our tasting and she was very patient and eager to help create my vision of the cake I wanted!! On the wedding day, the cake turned out EXACTLY as I imagined!! I LOVED our cake and we received so many compliments!! It's All About the Cake was worth every penny and they truly strive to make your visions of your wedding cake come true!!! I would definitely recommend It's All About the Cake all future brides!! AMAZING!!! I can't wait to go and get our anniversary cake!!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had our wedding on 02/12/11 at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott! Our wedding was absolutely AMAZING!!! Sandy Chiu was so helpful! When I met with her and we were given a tour of the venue, we fell in love with it!!! We were originally considering the Surf and Sand Resort, but the Laguna Cliffs exceeded our expectations!! The Cliffs just remodeled the hotel and it is stunning!! We were married on the Vue Lawn and used the Richard Henry Ballroom for our reception! It was so convenient to have both the ceremony and the reception at the same site!! Sandy was very responsive. She got back to me very quickly with the MILLIONS of questions that I had! The hotel was extremely flexible! Whenever I had an idea, I would ask Sandy about it and she made it happen!! The food was amazing!! I wish the portions had been a little bigger, because it was sooo good!!! They were flexible with the menu choices. For example, I did not care for the salmon so Sandy suggested we choose the Mediterranean sole and it was a hit!! The reception room was gorgeous!!! Truly amazing!!! Everyone at the hotel was so nice and friendly to our guests and us!! The honeymoon suite was to die for!!! They made the room so romantic for us!! It was the perfect touch after a longgg day!!! The view of the resort is absolutely breath taking!!! If you are considering having your wedding here, you def. should!!! You will not regret it!!!
The only downfall that I would have to say is the parking situation. You can either choose to host parking or have the guests pay. Valet is the only option here and for the guests to valet their car it is 15.00 per car and if they are staying over night, it is 30.00 yikes! As I mentioned, this is the only downfall that I experienced. The resort IS in Dana Point and it is a classy resort, which probably explains it!! :) The Laguna Cliffs was worth every penny! If you are on the fence, I would book it! Ask for Sandy Chiu!! She will take care of you and your wedding will be in GREAT hands!!!! :)
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Photo Shenanigans Photobooth
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We LOVED the Photo Shenanigans Photobooth!!! It was such a hit at our wedding!! Everyone was going on about how much they loved the pics! Photo Shenanigans provided funny props for our guests to use and they even posted the pics within a couple days after our wedding!! :) We were also provided with a disc of everyone's pictures!

For one of our favors, we gave each guest a photo folder where they could put their pic from the photobooth in the folder for keepsake! The favors were a hit!!

Mark and his team were very friendly and responsive!! I would def. recommend them if you are looking for a photo booth and something extra for your guests to have fun with!!!
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

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V3 Weddings & Events
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I do not know even where to begin to describe the amazing Vanessa Vazquez! She is a complete life saver! I knew that I wanted to have a wedding planner since I was juggling a full time job and grad school! I met with a few other people, but I came across V3 Wedding and Events website and I knew right then that Vanessa and I had the same type of style! When I went to meet with her, we immediately clicked! I knew right then and there that I wanted to hire her.... so I did! :) I worked with Vanessa for a little over a year and she was always so quick getting back to me. Since I was new to this "wedding" thing, I had a TON of questions and Vanessa was right there to answer my questions and give me ideas. Our wedding turned out absolutely stunning! We have received so many compliments and our wedding was even referred to as "the wedding of the century" by many of our guests! None of this would have came true if it wasn't for Vanessa! I told her my vision and she created it for me!! I truly had my dream wedding! Vanessa helped coordinate our candy bar and photo booth! Both were an absolute hit!! The candy bar was even more gorgeous than I expected! I love bling and our theme was black and white damask with pops of purple and fuchsia! She decorated it beautifully!! The guests LOVED IT!! Vanessa's husband has a photo booth and it is a perfect touch of fun for a wedding! Our guests raved about the photo booth and they were able to take the pictures that they took, home with them! The website for the photo booth is: http://photoshenanigans.com/
All I can say is AMAZING! If you are on the fence about hiring a wedding coordinator... DO it!! Even if you can only afford the month of.... Vanessa will ensure that your day goes smoothly!! I was not worried because I knew I had Vanessa on my tEAM and she can make ANYTHING happen! Vanessa experienced a terrible loss during the time that she was helping me plan our wedding. Vanessa STILL kept in touch with me and kept me in the loop of what was going on! That is how selfless and incredible of a person she is!! Her assistant Sosefina was also an incredible help!! Both girls were so genuine and understanding and they truly made me feel as if I was the only wedding that they were planning! (Even though I knew Vanessa was crazy busy and had a TON going on!!) If you would like to see pictures or have any questions at all, please feel free to email me at roxycheer3@aol.com
I would gladly show pictures of our wedding and answer any questions about the AMAZING AND TALENTED Vanessa!!
In the end, I not only had an AMAZING wedding, but I also gained a wonderful friend!! Love you Vanessa!! Thanks for EVERYTHING!!!!
Services used: Wedding Planning