Jun 28, 2008
Make-Up by Katie
I was referred to Katie by a fellow member of another website. I went out to Katies house to do a trial and afterwards knew that she was perfect. My makeup looked great and it was right for me. She chose make up that complimented my skin/eye/hair color. The day of the wedding she was there on time and as Michelle was finishing hair styles, Katie was beginning make-up for the next available person. The morning went so smoothly. On top of Katie being really easy to get a long with and doing a wonderful job, she is VERY reasonably priced. I spoke to so many make-up people who wanted $100+ and I couldnt afford that and didnt want my family to pay that either. As far as her prices go, if you want her information contact me offline and I will let you know.
Services used: Unique Services
St Luke’s Dunellen
After a lot of stress about the ceremony it ended up being a really great ceremony. The pastor made the ceremony personal to us which was really nice. There was no photography allowed during the ceremony originally and this was a major thing for us. We spoke to the pastor and then to our photographer who said that he could get all the pictures we needed by staying towards the back of the church and photographing without a flash. We went back to the pastor and asked her to compromise with what the photographer said. She did and hopefully we will get all the important pictures.
Services used: Unique Services
Big Apple Bridal
What can I say here except She did AMAZING work. It was my mother, two sisters and myself. Michelle worked on my youngest sister first and she loved her hair. My middle sister turned into Bridesmaidzilla when she looked in the mirror and decided that her hair was leaning too far to the left (it was). Michelle was patient and repositioned the starting ponytail (without taking anything down) and fixed my sisters hair until it was perfect. For my mother, Michelle did an amazing amazing job. I hope I can get pictures of this from someone but here is the story my mother is a cancer survivor and was treated with radiation on her brain and chemo. She lost all of her hair (4 years ago) due to this. It has since grown back but it is above her shoulders and VERY thin and that is being generous. My mother is a hairdresser by trade and refused to wear a wig. She didnt like the way they fit, felt, or looked and I couldnt blame her. She told Michelle that she thought that just curling her hair would be best and it WAS! Michelle used a curling iron and made small curls all over. She positioned some of the curls to cover the thinner spots of my mothers hair and when she was done, my mother looked fantastic! That in itself could have made me cry that day. For my hair, I gave Michelle a picture and she replicated it almost exactly. I was super happy with my hair and it stayed up all night long perfectly. She started around 9:30am and was done with everyone by about 11:45am. As a side note I never went for a trial and I never spoke to Michelle (we emailed back and forth) until the day before the wedding. She is an absolute sweet heart!
Services used: Beauty & Health
I went to Russells because they were the only place that I could find that carried my dress which was by Alfred Angelo. Many other places carried Alfred Angelo but for whatever reason, not this particular dress. So I went there, tried on a bunch of dresses including the one I called about and knew that none of the other ones I tried on were the one for me. My dress was White and Black. The back detail is Gorgeous on this dress. I ordered it in Nov 2006 and it came in July 2007. I went for one real fitting. They took my measurements with my shoes on in the beginning of October. I went back at the end of October and the dress was done and fit perfectly. They also did a fitting and alterations for my sister who didnt buy her dress there. This make it an A+ from me.
Services used: Dress & Attire
This was our splurge purchase but also doubled as our favors. After much thought about what would people use and what would they just toss we decided that the photobooth was perfect for us. People were on line the entire night and everyone of all ages used it. The only thing that I wish was different was I should have gotten the bridal party together during the cocktail hour to take pictures with all of them because once the reception started it was hard to get back in there. We got a photo scrap book and a disk with all the pictures taken. It was worth every penny. People constantly mention it to us.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths
Everything here was perfect. The cocktail hour food was SOOOOO good, the entres were great. They served seconds and thirds if you wanted them. The room looked fantastic and the staff was so attentive and very kind. The cake was delicious and came from Bovellas bakery in Westfield. I didnt deal directly with the bakery so I cant give them an individual review but it was exactly what we wanted.
Services used: Wedding Venue