Oct 24, 2009
I could not have been more impressed with the flowers which Marla of Fujiko's Flowers created for my wedding day. She was able to reproduce my dream bouquet within my limited budget and create the most amazing centerpieces. I never imagined that my flowers would look as outstanding as they did. She was always quick to offer a suggestion and is extremely affordable. Her work truly speaks for itself. I continue to get compliments on my incredible bouquet and the centerpieces. I could not have asked for anything more. To top it all off, Marla is incredibly sweet, hilarious, and always up for a challenge. She is amazing!
Services used: Flowers
The French Estate
EDIT: POST WEDDING I have to say that the venue was absolutely incredible. Sarah was SO accommodating and really made my wedding stress-free. Not to mention that the venue looked absolutely beautiful when everything was added. I will post pictures in my bio when I get them, but I would wholeheartedly recommend this venue to ANYONE who wants something unique and low-key for their big day. It was a pleasure to work with The French Estate. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ I am SO super excited to be the one to add this venue to PW! I found this venue by doing a little deep searching. Sarah, the owner, was friendly and warm and so inviting and made me feel so comfortable about having our big day at the French Estate. It's very centrally located around some really cool areas like the Orange Circle for photos, so that's also a plus. The payment plan is awesome; you can bring in your own caterer or you can have them use Elegant Affairs catering; it's about $25-30 per person which includes the cake! You are even allowed to bring in your own alcohol, which can cut the costs down tremendously!!! (You just have to hire someone through the catering company to serve it for you) The ambience is very quaint and serene it looks beautiful in the fall. You also have a lot of freedom to decorate since it's a very blank canvas, you can pretty much incoporate whatever theme or ideas you would like. The French Estate truly is a gem! Go see it, you won't be disappointed! BTW - I will let everyone know how the wedding goes afterwards, but it is in October, so I have a little bit of time. I just wanted other planners to be able to find an affordable venue if they are on a budget, like me! :)
Services used: Unique Services
Micheline Pitt Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylist
Micheline was incredible! She took what I had used for inspiration and transformed me into a beautiful bride, so that I looked like I should have been on a magazine cover! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a professional MUA who knows how to highlight your best features!
Services used: Beauty & Health
Kristeen LaBrot Events
Kristeen was absolutely incredible to work with. She handled every detail (and every one of my freak-outs!) with grace and made my vision come to life! I don't know what I would do if it hadn't been for her. She had answers for everything and made me feel so relaxed on the big day. Her organization and advice in planning all the details of my wedding was so helpful that I would not have been able to pull it off without her. Not to mention, she is so sweet, thoughtful, and knows SO much about weddings. It is evident that planning weddings are her passion as it is exemplified in all her work. She is also the NICEST person ever and never complained when dealing with my smaller budget. All of my guests continue to tell me how beautiful, seamless, and perfect my wedding was - and I know it is all due to her! I was able to enjoy my wedding because I knew everything would be handled. Many brides told me throughout the process that they didn't even remember their weddings because they had so much to do. I remember EVERYTHING about mine and I know it's because of Kristeen's expertise. Kristeen is amazing, and will make everything you dream about your wedding become a reality.
Services used: Wedding Planning
wedding alterations by Mahtab
Mahtab was a total pleasure to work with! She was fast, efficient, and very budget friendly. I was very limited in terms of my budget for alterations and she was able to get all the work done for less than half of what another bridal salon had quoted me. I loved working with her and would definitely recommend her to any bride. She offered suggestions for what would look best on me with the gown and my body structure which I had been worried about. Definitely make the trip down - she is so worth it!
Services used: Dress & Attire