Oct 21, 2006
I had a wonderful and relaxing experience with Betsy. I found her on the Inside Weddings Magazine website. I was impressed with her body of work and commitment to making a bride look natural and fresh on her wedding day. She is professional, flexible, organized and so easy to work with. I had my trial make up done the day my husband and I were having our engagement session with our photographer. She drove to me and the session took about an hour. She was great about asking me questions about colors and looks that I liked. My eye shadow makeup showed up a bit darker than I like in the engagment pics and Betsy worked with me on getting the shades I wanted. She did another trial run the day of my bridal shower for free! Her rates are super reasonable and she is easily available via email and phone. She worked well with my wedding planner and was on time on the day of the wedding. She was a calming presence during the getting ready hours on my wedding day. She did mine and my mother's makeup. Our makeup was amazing! She stayed until I was dressed and ready to go and did last minute touch ups of lipstick. She gives every bride a small shatung silk fabric envelope with a sample of the lipstick she used, blotting paper and mints. What a great touch! I now consider Betsy a friend and can't wait to use her again. A pic of me: http://picasaweb.google.com/lulubruin/AnnieVovanSPictures/photo#5045253407285711778 A pic of my mom: http://picasaweb.google.com/lulubruin/AnnieVovanSPictures/photo#5045253368631005906
Services used: Beauty & Health
We had our wedding in 2006 when this hotel was called the Park Hyatt Century City. The catering staff has not changed, I have been told. The service at this hotel was wonderful. When we began planning the reception, we met with a catering employee who was just amazing. She unfortunateley left prior to our wedding but she put us in good hands with the head catering manager, Arthur Sands. He was very accomodating answered all of our questions and gave us suggestions that worked well with what we wanted. He let us bring in our own wedding cake baked by a family friend along with 10 sheet cakes that the kitchen staff cut and served to our guests. We got so many complements on the appetizers, the waiters did not have a chance to walk around and our guests mobbed them to get a serving. Dinner was delicious too. The let us serve an alcoholic drink that is popular in our culture and let us use our own personalized napkins. We were very happy, the staff was wonderful and so flexible. I was also able to come the day prior to the wedding to drop off the favors, cakes and other things that were needed for the wedding. I was also able to meet the head chef who would be cooking our reception dinner. They gave me and DH a huge room to get ready in, it was not a bedroom, more like a smaller conference room but it had a large bathroom and a ton of table space.
Services used: Wedding Venue