Jun 17, 2007
The Great Dane Baking Company
Delicious, delicious cake! And beautiful as well. I love this bakery and they did such a good job on my cake. They are also reasonably priced compared to other bakeries and they throw in a free one year wedding anniversary cake. They have a wide variety of flavor choices, but my favorite was the white cake with vanilla bavarian cream and bananas. My husband liked the marble cake with fresh whipped cream and blackberries. You can pick 3 flavor combinations for the cake tasting. I also decided to go with danish buttercream, instead of fondant, but they were able to make it look so smooth I couldn't tell the difference (except that it tasted better!). I was so glad I found them!
Services used: Unique Services
Marge is such a fun person to work with and an awesome makeup artist! She works for MAC, but has done lots of other work for ads and magazines. She also used the airbrush foundation on me, which she used on my face, neck, and upper body to create an even look with my strapless wedding dress. Me and my bridesmaids looked gorgeous and my hair and makeup stayed put all day. She also gives you a little touch up kit, which was helpful. I would highly recommend her.
Services used: Unique Services
South Shores Church
I had my wedding ceremony here and it was beautiful. The church is close to the beach with a view of the ocean, although not right on the beach. The wedding coordinator, Fran, has had lots of experience and was easy to work with. She made me feel comfortable that everything would work out the day of the wedding. The $1500 cost includes the church for 3 hours (one and a half for pre-ceremony prep, one and a half for the ceremony and clean-up), wedding coordinator, rehearsal, sound tech, custodian, a pair of columns for flowers on the stage area, candelabras (3, including unity candle), and pew hurricane candles (5 pairs). Extra costs include an pianist/organist and pastor. One downside is that the schedule wasn't very flexible, so I had to have the ceremony at 3pm on Sunday (I think it's at 10am and 3pm on Saturdays). But that timing actually worked out well for us. Overall, a great ceremony site.
Services used: Wedding Venue
I got chair covers from Fusion Linens and they were easy to work with, reasonably priced, and did a wonderful job. I think the chair covers really added to the overall feel of the wedding reception and would highly recommend them. I had ivory chair covers with a gold sash and the cost was $4.35 each, which included tax and delivery. Chivari chairs are also very in style these days and Fusion has them as well, although I hear they are not very comfortable for guests to sit in. The best part is that once you book what you want, you don't have to do anything. They will call the reception site, deliver the items, set them up, and pick them up without you having to call anyone or do anything. They are very professional. I was very happy with their product and service.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths