May 01, 2007
Having our reception at the View on the Hudson was like the fairy-tale ending to a perfect day. The venue was beautiful, the "view", of course, spectacular, food fantastic, and service - impeccable. Howard Vas ran our affair and no stone was left unturned. We never had to ask for anything - everything was done and it was done correctly. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone and would book them again immediately.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner
I found my wedding dress at RK Bridal the first time I went looking. It was the third dress I tried on. RK was wonderful and offered a great value for the money. They were flexible in dealing with me as I got pneumonia before my wedding and had to change a fitting appointment - they rescheduled without a problem. Juan was my tailor for every fitting and he designed cap sleeves for my dress that matched perfectly. Everyone there treated us with respect and support.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Carol Moore was fantastic. She provided music we chose and did it with class. Music makes the event and she was open to all our suggestions, played what we wished and was, as she put it, a "quiet linebacker" when fielding requests. She made our night special and I would definitely use her again and recommend her to future couples.
Services used: DJ
My husband is a very picky person - which I guess says a lot about me! He spent over three months researching rings and finally purchased my engagement ring from blue nile. He got a fantastic stone, a beautiful setting and all his questions answered... We went back and used Blue Nile for our mothers' gifts and they were equally accommodating.
Services used: Jewelry
I worked with Papyrus at The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack, New Jersey, for my invitations. I was lucky because my sister was working there at the time. Our invitations set the mood for our entire affair. They were unique and Papyrus offered superior quality. We used Elite Invitations. My sister, who was also the Maid of Honor, also used Papyrus for my Bridal Shower and we used them for our Engagement Party invitations. A wonderful selection, professional service and a beautiful product.
Services used: Unique Services
My entire bridal party went to Panico salon for their hair and makeup. Everyone was very professional and respectful. The appointments were kept and we left on time. My hair was done by Elva and she truly replicated a look I had seen in a bridal magazine. I have very curly hair and she kept me natural but classy. My makeup was done by Maryann and she did a phenomenal job. I have another wedding coming up (where I get to attend as a guest) and I plan on going there for hair and makeup.
Services used: Unique Services
CLB Photography of NJ
My husband Joe and I worked with CLB Photography for our May 2007 wedding (our wedding was in Hackensack, NJ, and our reception was in Piermont, NY, at the View on the Hudson). Based on a family friend recommendation, we met with Suzanne and Chris, who came to my house to do a demonstration for us. They were the only photographers we met with. After our first meeting, we felt like we had known them forever. We did our engagement shoot with Chris, who traveled to Brooklyn to shoot with us for a day. The photos were stunning. On our wedding day, Suzanne was with me and my girls and Chris was with Joe and the guys. They were with us for 13 hours - both shooting and when all was said and done we had over 700 photos to choose from! They were never intrusive, they were professional and they captured our wedding in a storybook style like we wanted. I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants two photographers, who, by the end of the night, are more like family than anything else. We would hire them and do it all over again if we could - who knows - maybe renewing our vows in 10 years
Services used: Photography
I know it's biased, but by far, the best wedding cake I've ever had. My mom, then-fiance, sister and mother in law came with us to the Homestyle Desserts bakery in Peekskill. They took a lot of time with us, gave us samplings and worked with us based on our overall theme. I sent ribbon that my florist provided and the cake arrived and was perfect. We got tons of compliments from our guests.
Services used: Wedding Cake