Bells2be

WEDDING DATE:

May 30, 2009

Bells2be
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Tivoli Gardens
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Tivoli Gardens is a flower shop that I have pretty consistently visited, and have found the women who run it to be extremely helpful and friendly. So, when it came time to plan the wedding, it was the first and only florist that we contacted. Joyce sat down with me individually, with my fiance and I, and also with my slightly bicker-some sister and mother in order to allow me to involve everyone. One she had heard everyone's preferences, we were provided with a sheet detailing the prices of everything that we had talked about. This was extremely helpful in making the final decisions about the flowers for the party and the decorations for the church and reception. Prices were very reasonable, and the service was wonderfully friendly and understanding. A+ Tivoli Gardens!
Services used: Unique Services

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SHARNETT BRIDAL
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I have to tell you; we looked at five different bridal salons before selecting Sharnett to handle all of the dresses and tux business. From the first moment we entered the store, we have always been greeted by professional, friendly girls who are ready and willing to help out. When you arrive, there is someone on hand to assist you personally, and though there are many women trying on dresses, I always receive personal attention. Another thing that I LOVE about Sharnetts is that they are extremely well organized. I would never have imagined finding a bridal shop that was unorganized, but there were so many that didn't know what dresses they had in stock, where to find them, etc. All my information at Sharnetts is in a file, whomever is helping me is able to find everything that I need in a short amount of time, and I'm always feeling happy and special when I am there. I couldn't ask for anything more, and have loved my time there.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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West Richmond Friends
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
What an amazing group of people! We decided to find a congregation to get married among. These people welcome us with open arms. Also, if you're a member of the congregation, using the building is without cost. Joshua Brown, who is the pastor of the church, is wonderful about planning and working with the wedding plans.
Services used: Unique Services

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Ghyslain
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Based out of Union City, IN, this shop is amazing for desserts. We eat lunch there often, and they seemed the best choice when looking for a pastry chef for our wedding cake. We worked with Gen, who was extremely helpful from the beginning. Its clear that she has a huge number of things to do, but always makes time to meet with us when we stop by. She was also the only vendor we worked with that made it clear that we could do ANYTHING with our cake that we wanted, that our imaginations were the limit. We ended up designing our own cake working with Gen! Will report back once we've eaten it, but judging from their desserts (which we will be using as guest favors), it will taste amazing,
Services used: Unique Services

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Mad River Philly
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
When we hit the bar district in Philadelphia, we settled on Mad River for Becca's bachelorette party. The music was loud and bumping, drinks were decently priced, and there was a large crowd of young people to have a ton of fun with!
Services used: Unique Services

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4th Floor Blues Club
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
When searching for a reception site, it was difficult to find one that both my fiance and I could agree on. When we walked into the 4th Floor, however, we both knew it was prefect. Set in the Depot District of Richmond, this beautiful space is well hidden! The ride up is on a rickety elevator, and the outside shows its old-warehouse origins, but the inside is beautiful! The lights wound around the rafters give the space a soft glow, the tables and stage pieces are all mobile, and best or all its fairly inexpensive to rent. They supplied me with a list of vendors that they are used to working with, which made my vendor search easier. The coordinator was friendly and helpful all the way through! Be sure to book this one in advance though; we called for ours a little over a year in advance, and I'm pretty sure they had people calling about that same night soon after!
Services used: Unique Services

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Chagares Photography
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
The work done by this photographer is amazing! Not only do they often do weddings and portraits, but also spend their free time photographing wildlife, including wolves. All of the photography is done digitally, which means that alterations between color, black and white, and sepia can be done on any picture. I think that we will probably work with a different photographer due to cost considerations, but if you can afford it, I would definitely work with this group.
Services used: Unique Services