Jul 11, 2009
Bak Photography & Entertainment
Mark Bak, the owner of Bak photography, has been in the business for several decades and is a *fantastic* photographer. We booked him because he shot our friends' wedding, and being in the bridal party, we knew exactly what we were getting: quality work and professionalism. Mark is a very precise person. He puts thought and a creative eye into each photograph. He will stop and say "flatten your hair" or personally "groom" your sweater to remove the fuzzies. While some precise people drive you crazy, Mark is personable, charming, and enthusiastic. We worked with him to shoot our e-pics and just adored how they turned out. They were posted online in a timely manner, and the CD was sent to us as soon as we ordered it. The studio is very open to answering any questions, and doesn't make you feel "shoved to the side" once you put down your deposit. Mark has yet to shoot our wedding day (review to come), but so far I highly recommend Bak Photography! Take it from me: pay a little more to get very high quality work. Literally, nearly EVERY shot he snapped was put-in-frame quality.
Services used: Photography
Reeds Jewelers Southpoint Mall
Reeds has a beautiful selection of jewelry and really good prices. We purchased both of our rings on sale and we couldn't be happier. The women who work there always ask us how are are, and are so excited when we come in to clean the ring. My center stone became loose a few months ago, and they fixed it that day--- if you are ever in the mall they will always give you a free cleaning. Top notch service and a beautiful product!
Services used: Jewelry
Two Penny Productions
WOW! All I can say is they are beyond fabulous. I scoured the knot, when, midway into our planning we decided we wanted a videographer. We had heard from so many brides that this was something they were so glad they got, or something they regretted not having. We didn't want something cheesy-looking or really stiff. We wanted something that captured our day and our personalities effortlessly. When we saw two Penny Productions, we knew we were getting just that. They have a really artistic eye for weddings, and a complete, genuine love for what they do. Meeting with them sealed the deal. We worked with Adam and Huyn, who were both joys. Adam is sincere and friendly, who was in the midst of planning his own wedding, and Huyn is so funny and creative. To top it all off they are both VERY talented videographers (and editers!). They picked a song for our video and they hit the nail on the head with our style. We just got our highlight video back 2 weeks after the wedding, and it was everything we wanted and more. http://www.vimeo.com/5807626
Services used: Videography
I Do Originals
I am very glad I used this website... they are overall very easy to work with, and when I e-mailed with a question, I received a very timely response. Be prepared to wait several months (3 or more) if you order a parasol or something custom, but it is totally worth it. I <3 my parasol!
Services used: Unique Services
Gina Agosta Haircolor Design & Spa
I've been going to Gina Agosta for 10 years, and I HIGHLY recommend this salon, hands down. It came as no surprise that my hair and makeup were perfect on my wedding day. The salon allowed us to cater lunch for the bridesmaids while we got ready, have a videographer present, and completely kick back and relax. Leena did a great job on my makeup, and was really receptive when I was nervous about my false eyelashes bothering my eye. I think she even used some of her break time to give me extra help. Nita did a beautiful job on my hair. It was exactly what I envisioned and really suited to my face. At the last minute I was concerned about my bangs, so she gave them a quick trim to make sure they would stay in place and be perfect. I loved my hair. Thank you, Gina Agosta!
Services used: Beauty & Health
Northville Hills Golf Club
Diane at Northville Hills is AMAZING. It was difficult at times to plan a wedding out of state, but when I was in town, she met with me numerous time to make sure my wedding vision came to life and ALL my questions were answered. She acted as a DOC and set up all of my DIY projects on the big day (and there were quite a few). The attention to detail was flawless. No one had to worry about last minute details being taken care of. As the bride I never had to deal with the "stuff" that inevitably comes up at weddings. She is very organized and takes a lot of pride in the service of her kitchen staff, so they were also wonderful. Northville Hills is pricer than some of the surrounding venues, but it comes with a DOC and a reputation for being the best. I HIGHLY recommend this venue. We had both our ceremony and reception here, and it was excellent.
Services used: Wedding Venue
B. Ella Bridal
I didn't realize it at the time of shopping (because I hadn't been to enough stores), but there are some great things about B Ella that set them apart: 1) Welcoming, walk around in bare feet atmosphere. The is such a charming setting. You grab whatever dress you want or ask for help. 2) Beautiful unique dresses (important to me) 3) They are one of the only stores in Michigan that carry La Sposa gowns (which I <3 and ended up buying) 4) YOU CAN TAKE PICTURES! YAY! 5) The staff is not at all pushy... in the least. I really appreciate that. I never felt like they were gossiping behind my back or didn't 100% mean what they said (which is more than I can say of other stores) My dress arrived early in perfect condition and they held it for an extra week for me at no charge b/c I live out of state. I went for alterations 3 times, and they were patient when I wanted to change the bustle and they worked with me to make it PERFECT. They were very professional during my bridal doubts when, at the last minute, I decided I didn't like the tiara I had purchased from them. I ended up being able to exchange it for another one that was more suited to my dress at no cost. I also did my alterations through B Ella. They were very friendly and receptive, and again, they listened to my wishes before making any adjustments. I had a great experience. My dress was PERFECT on my wedding day, and after steaming was pin straight. I couldn't have been happier. Because it is a small business, they are close for a 2 week holiday in December, and their store hours vary depending on the seasons and time of day (even if it lists they are open). Just make sure you call ahead of time and schedule an appointment so you have someone to work with you. I had 2 consultants helping me during the peak summer months-- just let them know in advance! Thanks B Ella!
Services used: Dress & Attire