Jun 13, 2008
Blushing Bridal Makeup
I've never felt prettier than I did on my wedding day. Blushing Bridal Makeup by Annie create the most perfect bridal look for me. I looked like myself: but extra special! We had a trial a few weeks before my wedding to solidify our makeup plan of action and Annie was very accommodating to my requests and ideas. On the day of the wedding, Annie was on time and followed the agenda perfectly, which is so important on a busy day. She comes equipped with a very professional kit and made me feel like I was on a movie set! Annie's attention to detail blows me away: her lighthandedness assures that makeup isn't caked on the face, while still perfecting every pore and lash. Everyone agreed that my bridal look was exactly how it should be: glowing. And that was in-person! We just got our photos back and the special bridal sparkle still twinkles in the pictures. Even my husband, who is a guy's guy and never notices anything, remarked that my makeup was outstanding. Annie was a pleasure to work with via email, phone and in person. I whole-heartedly recommend her so that you can enjoy the perfect bridal look on your wedding day, too!
Services used: Beauty & Health
Eight20 Photography was JUST what the wedding doctor ordered for our special day! After a series of experiences with bad photographers who didn't return phone calls or who didn't seem to click with us or who worked alone and didn't allow 2nd shooters, we were almost ready to give up! Is THAT what we'd have to go through in order to find a photographer who wasn't going to charge an arm and a leg?? Thank goodness we didn't give up! We found Eight20, a fresh, hip husband and wife team who KNOW exactly what current brides and grooms want on their wedding day and during the whole planning process. Eric and Nicky were light-speed quick about returning phone calls and emails. All of my crazy and particular questions were answered -- and with patience! They work together so you automatically have 2 shooters, so it's like a 2-fer! And we totally clicked with them and wished they could double as guests at our wedding too! Not to mention, our wedding budget didn't implode, as they do high quality work at honest and fair prices. We thoroughly enjoyed our engagement session with them and were so delighted to see the finished shots that became part of our wedding printed paper goods and decor in our home. After that, we were really sure we picked the right guys for our wedding. Currently, we are going through our wedding pics and we're melting at every single shot. From getting ready to The Kiss to bouquet tosses, Eight20 got every single important and special moment and picking out all of our photos for our album is going to be difficult. That's a good problem to have!! They use top of the line equipment and know how to work their products - both the day-of and in post-production. The way they shoot colors, details, emotions, groups and intimate moments is pure art. On the wedding day, they arrived on time and were dressed appropriately. They worked extremely well with our venue and other vendors to coordinate everything with our best interest in mind. Some brides and grooms don't want to feel like they're being chased by paparazzi on their wedding day. Eric and Nicky were stealth! They got photos when I didn't even KNOW the camera was snapping away! Some of those shots are my favorite ones. My husband and I adore Eric and Nicky and wish them lots of success. And we wish our fellow about-to-be marrieds the best experience during your wedding adventure; you'll have it with Eight20 Photography!
Services used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths
Happy Flowers Inc
I kinda sorta had a vision for my flowers and Lei-Ann with Happy Flowers went above and beyond! It's kind of like she went into my head, interpreted my mish-mosh of ideas and created exactly what I wanted and more! Her chuppah is gorgeous and she personalized it with my flowers and color. She reused flower pieces from the ceremony so things wouldn't go to waste. My bouquet was perfect and I wish I could walk around life holding it without getting the stink eye. She is very artistic and runs her business great: quick to return phone calls and emails, very good at education about species of flowers and knows how to work with a budget. My flowers looked GORGEOUS on the day-of and dazzled the photos that Eight20 Photography took. If you want a pretty wedding, you should really book Lei-Ann of Happy Flowers.
Services used: Flowers
YUM! My wedding cake tasted and looked exactly how I wanted! Out of all the Ventura County bakeries, Skiff's had the best prices for the flavors/look we designed and it arrived on time on the big day. Our guests raved it was the best cake they ever had! No regrets at all and worth every calorie! :)
Services used: Wedding Cake