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WEDDING DATE:

Sep 22, 2007

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Occidental College
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
As an alumni of this school, it was very meaningful to have my wedding here. The campus & venues are gorgeous! Beautiful and unique setting for photos. Ceremony/reception site required little decoration. Spanish style architecture, with a large reception room with a high, wood-beamed ceiling. We had a separate lounge area for our bar, which had couches and chairs. This was included with the reception rental price. It was nice to have different rooms for our guests to wander around. Mary Grogan, Director of Campus Dining/Events, was a dream to work with. She is detail oriented and organized. She accommodated all our requests (e.g. I didnt want tip jars out, I wanted tables placed a certain way, etc.) Her staff were attentive and efficient on the day of. Everything was set up exactly the way we planned. Oxy is a beautiful and very affordable place to have a wedding. You dont have to be alumni to have a wedding there. In addition, food was excellent. They have a terrific and diverse menu of plated or buffet entrees, as well as a ton of delicious appetizers. And no, it doesnt taste like dorm food. The bartenders are knowledgeable and professional. You can bring in your own liquor, which saved us a ton of $$! This venue was great because there were so many extras that were part of the overall price. They didnt try to sneak in extra costs like many other typical wedding venues.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Liquid Catering
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Dawn was professional and accommodating. We had to modify our order alcohol order several times, and Dawn provided great recommendations. Delivery and pick up went very smoothly. Highly recommended!
Services used: Unique Services

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Eight20 Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We loved our photos from eight20. They are accommodating and easy going. So easy to work with. They captured many great photos of our wedding. Their images evoke emotion, and aren't boring/staged. I love them, and so glad we had them there to document our big day. I highly, highly recommend them.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths, Photography

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California Sounds
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Easy going and fantastic to work with. Professional, on time, not cheesy, and has a diverse selection of music. We had a few surprises throughout the wedding, and Tom went with the flow and never complained. He was a great MC (when we wanted him to make announcements) and helped move the party along. He has there every step of the way, reminding us about the cake cutting, speeches, bouquet toss, etc. My DH and I are music snobs and provided Tom with an eclectic list of songs. We were surprised that he had them all and then some! I highly recommend Tom. He is an affordable and wonderful DJ.
Services used: DJ

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Fionna's Bridal
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
EXCELLENT! Super affordable, quality work! Fionna did a stellar job on my dress. She dropped the waist (so the top would sit higher), did a great French bustle (my train was very long), hemmed it, and let out the hips. It fit perfectly. I was very impressed with the quality of her work. She charges so much less than other shops do, and does excellent work. And shes so nice and easy going! Her shop has a large selection of dresses. Definitely a good salon to check out!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Blushing Bridal Makeup
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Annie was a dream to work with. She does fantastic makeup and is very professional. She made me look very natural, yet enhanced. Shes particularly good at making sure the foundation is natural and not cakey. Shes a master with eyes, too. I went to 4 (yes, four!) trials with different makeup artists and wasnt 100% happy until I met Annie. She is professional, dependable, and has serious talent. She has a very large collection of makeup (all of which she keeps extremely clean), and is the nicest person ever. She uses NARS, Smashbox, and other quality brands.
Services used: Beauty & Health