Jun 20, 2009

Belle Nouvelle Designs
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I stumbled across Belle Nouvelle through a link in a "knottie" bio and I'm so glad I did. I was looking for bridal jewelry and I loved Tanya's work. I decided to purchase a bracelet through her etsy shop and then inquired about having matching earrings custom made. Tanya was really enthusiastic, professional and sweet about doing it and managed to turn it around in a week or two, right before the holidays too! Everything arrived in excellent condition, in a timely manner and looked beautiful. My fiance commented on how great the pieces looked. Tanya offers a great service at an excellent price.
Services used: Unique Services

Pix of Life Photography
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I can only say great things about Gina and Mike. They are wonderful people and were great to work with. They were really welcoming and reassuring at our first meeting, super accommodating and excited about our engagement shoot and got us our pictures asap so we could use them for out STDs. Then they were really excited about shooting in Tahoe. They helped us with our timeline, they helped us figure out a day after location and convinced us to get up super early for our next day shoot. Everything was well worth it. They were practically invisible during our wedding. I don't even remember seeing them but they got so many candid shots during the reception. People mentioned to me how they saw Mike and Gina working super hard and I didn't even notice. But I did see the awesome shots after. They were also wonderful about getting us a few shots really really quickly so we could use them for our thank you cards. They were really creative during our day after shoot. I loved their sense of adventure in trying new things even though we had no idea how they would turn out. I just loved everything that came out of our relationship with Pix of Life and highly recommend them.
Services used: Photography

Edgewood Tahoe
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I really believe that Edgewood is the most beautiful place to get married in Tahoe. We and our guests had such a memorable experience, people are still telling us it was the best wedding they had ever been to and I think Edgewood is a big part of that. Edgewood is a wedding machine but doesnt make you feel that way during your wedding. They have it down to a science and their staff is extremely professional. I hardly dealt with them before the wedding because everything went through our coordinator but on the day of, the wait and bar staff was on top of every detail. They were kind, friendly and very accommodating. The only downside is that they have so many little rules and restrictions and I feel like for the price they charge you should be allowed to say, step on the grass, take pictures on the course and in the common bar area. I would highly recommend them, the location cannot be beat and everyone of our guests were commenting on how beautiful the entire place is. The food at Edgewood is amazing and also a big part our of why our wedding was so successful. We hadnt tried it before we booked them but we had never heard anything but praise about the food. They dont offer tastings but after you book with them you get a $100 gift voucher to eat at the restaurant. We didnt get a chance to use it until the Wednesday before the wedding but it was well worth it. You also get a wine sampler of their 4 house wines, a glass of champagne and a glass of the house beer (Fat Tire). Their house beverages are Woodbridge and Mums (I believe) and the bartenders are excellent. We did 4 signature drinks (Jack and Coke, Pomegranate Martini, Mojito and a Blue Tahoe). The Pomegranate Martini was far and away the hit of the night and they made excellent mojitos and blue tahoes as well.
Services used: Wedding Venue