Apr 24, 2009
Angie Hair & Makeup
Angie was hired to do the hair of the bride, BMs, and MOB for my cousin's reception. Everyone had a different style done and each looked beautiful! I wore my hair down and loved that my curls were soft and stayed through the humidity of the beach. I had planned on doing my own make-up, but I loved how Angie wore her make up that I had her do it instead. She is so sweet, professional, and easy to work with. After telling her I didn't wear make up daily, she understood how much make up I was comfortable with. She applied my make up EXACTLY how I had hoped. My make up was enough for photos, but not heavy in person. I didn't even think I can pull off the dramatic smoky eyes with my features, but she made it possible.
Services used: Beauty & Health
Flour Power cakes are included with our wedding package at The Prado. Regardless, they were the easiest vendor we dealt with. We never had a cake tasting. I spoke over the phone with James from their El Cajon location only 2 times. I sent a photo of how I wanted the cake to look with a color swatch and the cake turned out PERFECT! I took his advice for flavors and he didn't dissappoint! Everyone thought the cake tasted great!
Services used: Wedding Cake
wedding alterations by Mahtab
It was hard to trust my dress to anyone. After reading such great reviews on PW, I made the 2+ hours drive to have Mahtab for my 1st fitting. She is such a joy to work with. She really made me fall in love with my dress all over again after the 1st fitting. She had a solution to every concern I had with my dress. After my 2nd fitting, I addressed a concern over the phone and she knew exactly what I meant without having me try the dress on again. She is really good at what she does!
Services used: Dress & Attire
Whole Foods Market La Jolla
As a budget bride, I thought Whole Foods was the best option. I felt like I paid do-it-yourself prices for professionals to take care of all the florals for my wedding. A bouquet of peonies was not within my budget had it not been for Whole Foods. Fatima and Kerri were wonderful to work with. We had two consultaions and I felt they really listened and delivered what I had envisioned. I am amazed at what they were able to do with my small budget.
Services used: Catering
The PRADO at Balboa Park
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect venue! The Alhambra Room and the adjoining Terrace is just so beautiful! Marcey and her catering team were first class all the way! Marcey always kept me on schedule. She never showed a hint of grief for the 100 times I changed my mind. She was just so accomadating with all my requests. As many weddings that goes on at the Prado, she was still able to make us feel special. The service was fantastic! Food was delicious! My guests raved that it was their favorite wedding meal ever :D I couldn't be happier that we made the decision to go with The Prado!
Services used: Wedding Venue
Pussycat Pinup Boudoir Photography
Beth is very talented! I have small Asian eyes without a crease to boot, so I really appreciated the time she took to make my eyes look their best. I have a very boyish figure, but she posed me in positions that made me look like I had curves. She's treats you more like a friend, so it makes it easier to calm the nerves and relax. Tara is super sweet and did an awesome job with my hair. She took care of the smallest details without me having to ask. Looking at the photos I selected, I don't even see the flaws I normally pick apart. I don't think I could have gotten better boudoir photos without team Pussycat Pinups.
Services used: Photography
Stephanie Williams Photography
We did not book our photographer until a month before our wedding. I wasn't convinced I found one that matched our style until we came across Stephanie Williams. Stephanie and Issac are just the sweetest! They made us feel very comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. I absolutely LOVE our engagement photos! On our wedding, as with all weddings I'm sure, my groom and I were running late. We changed our timeline as well as hotel locations on Stephanie, but she was as patient and calm as can be. I believe she was the reason I remained calm throughout the chaos of preparations. I loved how she remembered the flowergirls and ringbearer as my must have photo eventhough one of the flowergirl was not in a cooperative mood. I had a long lists of shots that I made in my head when I picked Balboa Park for it's beautiful scenery and I think they covered them all! We haven't gotten our wedding photos, so I will update this review when we do.
Services used: Unique Services
Mon Cher Designs is one of my favorite vendor so far in the planning process. I got in touch with Monica a week before the 6 weeks deadline for invitations and I was stressing out! Monica was wonderful to work with. She was so friendly, creative, and fast with responses that she put me at ease. I described what design I wanted and she made every detail become a reality. I had my customized invitations within days! I don't think I can say enough good things about Mon Cher Designs.
Services used: Invitations