May 29, 2008
Alison Conklin Photography
Alison is actually located in Allentown, PA, and my husband and I were lucky to find her. Alison and her husband, Geoff, are just an amazing couple with amazing talent. Alison was my lifesaver and was really there for me when everything went wrong with Celebration Studios, our first photographer. She really cared about what had happened. Her photography speaks for itself and the pictures from the wedding are just fantastic. She is so gifted at her craft and has an amazing eye for things. She is also very creative. She is quick to respond to emails and really tries to get to know her clients. She is a total sweetheart. I would recommend her to anyone!
Services used: Photography
Big Apple Bridal
When I was searching for a hairstylist for the day of the wedding I was really having some bad luck. I wanted something very simple and romantic looking and when I explained what I wanted to hairstylists they nodded with a smile on their face and proceeded to do something completely in the opposite direction of what I wanted. I was honestly about to settle on a hairstylist who was ok but wasnt great when someone recommended that I contact Michelle. From the second I contacted her and spoke with her about what I wanted I had complete faith in her and booked her without having a trial. It was a risk I was willing to take. I had seen pictures of her work and had heard great things about her so, to me, it was really a no brainer. They day of my trail came and she really got it. She knew exactly how I wanted my hair and we had the same vision about the style and the look which was great! I thought the trial was amazing but my hair for the day of the wedding was out of this world! I received so many compliments and I just couldnt believe what she had accomplished, not only for me but for my whole bridal party. We all looked exceptionally beautiful. She works in a completely efficient manner and is the epitome of a professional at such a young age. She is an amazing talent and I am so glad I found her when I did. She is a complete talent and has become a great friend. She cares about her clients and really listens to what they are saying when they tell her what they want.
Services used: Beauty & Health
They were just absolutely fantastic! We had two limos - so two drivers - and both were very attentive. It was pouring the day of the wedding so they both got out of the cars when they came to pick us up and both opened up huge golf umbrellas. They then walked all of my girls, one by one, to the navigator limo to make sure they stayed completely dry. They then took me to my car under the umbrellas and carried my dress so it didn't get wet. When we got to the church they did the same thing for each girl and for me. After the ceremony they were waiting with champagne and had umbrellas on hand in case it started to rain again. They never once mentioned going over the time we had allotted. The cars were clean and beautiful and they were a very professional service!
Services used: Transportation
I mean, what can I say about the Seasons? They are an absolutely amazing venue. We had the downstairs ballroom and it was so gorgeous! From the time we signed the contract with them my husband and I knew we were in good hands. They were fantastic about following up with us and reminding us when things were due. Their customer service was above and beyond and all the people who work there are so nice! They provide you with a maitre'd the night of the wedding as well as a bridal attendant, who was awesome to have around. No matter where I was in the ballroom her eyes were on me and she was right there when I needed help down the stairs, etc. The attention to detail was superb and the food was out of this world. People are still raving about how everything was delicious and how it was the best wedding they had ever been to.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Catering
Annabelle Karabec (Ranita Productions, LLC)
Annabelle was our florist and was a vendor that my mom and I met at a bridal show at the Park Ridge Marriott right after my husband and I got engaged. We were just going for fun and really didn't think we were going to be using any of the vendors there but when we came up to her table and saw her work I just knew that she needed to do my flowers. She is so creative and talented and such a sweetheart. Her, my mom and myself really hit it off and she was a doll to work with. She put so much work into my flowers and really came up with a lot of good ideas to make the whole wedding come together with a theme. She was really brilliant and has such a vision for things. I would recommend her to anyone. She is also very reasonably priced which is a plus!!
Services used: Unique Services
Infinity Entertainment Co.
I think everyone has that fear that no one at their wedding is going to dance and therefore no one will have fun. My husband and I certainly did. Rich was the complete opposite of all of our fears. He had a great music selection and our dance floor was packed the whole night. There wasn't a time when the dance floor was empty and he played music that catered to every age group. People were dancing all night and having a great time. He is a very nice man who is really great about keeping in contact with his clients and doing reminders of what needs to be done and when he needs things by. If you call him, he calls you right back. When the food came out and it was time for the vendors to eat he was the first one back on the floor making sure that the music was going and people were out on the dance floor. He really made our wedding a great fun event.
Services used: DJ