Jan 10, 2009

Golden Gate Club
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My husband and I held our wedding ceremony here in January 2009. The chapel is beautiful (You don't need much decoration) and was perfect for our intimate wedding ceremony (We had about 50 guests). One downside- no flower petals! (or anything that can be thrown) But, it was well worth it! The event coordinator, Rowan was wonderful to work with. He was very quick in responding to my questions and very helpful! Since a big portion of our guests came from out of town and we had a reception in downtown, it was nice to show them a different part of SF. It seemed like the guests enjoyed the greenery in January too!
Services used: Wedding Venue

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I love Patty! She was the day of coordinator and florist for my wedding on January 10, 2009. Having her as DOC and florist was the greatest asset in our wedding. She is very professional and good at what she does. My husband and I could not have had our wedding if she didn't help us! Before my own wedding planning, I had never attended a wedding in the U.S, so I didn't know much about weddings and I was extremely nervous! Patty was just there to listen and give me advice (very quick in replying to my emails too). On the day of the wedding, she did such an excellent job with time management and made sure that things ran smoothly. After many hours of browsing centerpieces on the Internet, I started becoming very picky about my flowers. Patty's quote was very reasonable that I worried all the floral arrangements were going to be small!! I sent her many emails and met up for another consultation- She definitely made me feel better. When I saw my bouquet, I knew I was so silly to have worried! She is very creative and all the floral arrangements were gorgeous. We received many compliments from the guests. My husband (not so into wedding) and I might not be the easiest couple to work with, but Patty was very patient and caring. We can't thank Patty enough! We definitely recommend everyone considers hiring Patty as their DOC and florist.
Services used: Wedding Planning

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I met Tomoko, the owner of Tomobi Floral Art for a consultation. She was very friendly, sweet and easy to talk to. She showed me some albums with pictures of her floral work from weddings... wow, all gorgeous! Thanks for the albums, it was very helpful to picture what kind of arrangements I could expect (size, shape and presentation). Her quote was very reasonable, too! I ended up working with a different vendor, my day of coordinator who also does floral designs to make things a bit easier. If my coordinator didn't do floral designs, I would definitely have had worked with Tomoko! I highly recommend her.
Services used: Flowers

Kali Kraum Photography
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I must say, Kali is awesome!!! My husband and I cannot thank her enough! When I first met her, I instantly knew that I wanted her to be my photographer. She takes BEAUTIFUL pictures and is a very *lovable* person. I loved talking to her! (As it turned out, my parents, my husbands parents and even guests liked her on the wedding day) Her rate is very reasonable and she is extremely flexible. My husband and I did not decide on the details until the very very last minute- the hour of coverage, if we were going to take pre-wedding photos, and where we were going to take photos etc. Kali is very laid back, let me know it was not a problem at all and gave me good suggestions. Even on the day of the wedding, we ended up extending 1 hour on the spot- No problem! The slideshow she posted online less than a week after the wedding was really nice. The pictures came out beautiful and I received many compliments from friends and family. I cannot wait to see the rest of the photos!!!! My husband now appreciates photography--- Changing his attitude toward something doesn't happen very often. Good job to Kali!! When I get a chance to do a photo session again (boudoir, trash the dress, family portrait), I will definitely ask her again!
Services used: Photography