Aug 02, 2008
J Stuart Harris Photography, our wedding photographer, was good and very professional. His prices were a bit high, but he came highly recommended from friends of mine that had recently been wed, so we decided to use him. He set up some amazing shots and took pictures everywhere- including down by the Washington Monument.
Services used: Photography
Our wedding ceremony and reception were both held at the Hotel Monaco in Washington DC. We also had a hotel block there for our guests. The place is flawless! Everything was arranged just the way we wanted it and had expected it t to look. The hotel is located right in the heart of Washington D.C.-Great location! As for the reception meal, it wasn't the best I've ever head, but I suppose that is to be expected with "wedding food." The guests mentioned that the appetizers, on the other hand, were excellent. As for the hotel block, the rooms were very pricey, even with the wedding block discount, but that was to be expected with respect to the location. Overall, we were very happy with our experience, and would recommend this venue to others.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner
We ordererd our Save-the-Date magnets from PaperZest, in Reston, VA. The place did an amazing job! The magnets had a photo of my husband and I- they were very professionally made! Our wedding invitations were also purchased from PaperZest. The invitations were absolutely gorgeous! We had an appointment to meet with one of their consultants. We met with the consultant several times. We were able to pick exactly what we wanted, and we were even able to change the fonts, borders, color etc. The invitations arrived way before we expected them to, so we had more then enough time to have them stamped and addressed. My mother is an art teacher and does calligraphy- so she addressed the envelopes for us!
Services used: Invitations
Woodmont Country Club
The rehearsal dinner was held at Woodmont Country Club in Bethesda, MD. We were very pleased with both the taste and quality of the food and the attentive service of the staff. 5 stars, without a doubt. This is a great site for a rehearsal dinner, shower, or reception, depending on the type of wedding you have!
Services used: Wedding Venue
Memory Lane Engagements
Our wedding coordination was provided by Memory Lane Engagement in Germantown, MD. The owner, Shannon, was very helpful. She didn't push anything on me. She made recommendations of what she thought would be appropriate based on what she knew of my tastes and the specific information I provided her with. The prices were extremely reasonable and competitive with other area coordinators.
Services used: Wedding Planning
On my wedding day, Linda Stuart at Salon Plaza in Rockville, MD, styled my hair. I have been going to Linda for my hair services for the past fifteen years! She does a wonderful job, and I will continue to be a loyal client of hers. Her work is consistent, and I highly recommend Linda for a wedding, as well as other hair needs.
Services used: Unique Services
Kim Reyes Makeup, LLC.
Kim Reyes Makeup, LLC provides wedding day makeup services in MD/DC/VA/PA. She was absolutely fabulous! She travels to you--making the trip one less thing the bride needs to worry about on her wedding day. (This was a huge plus for me)! I don't generally wear makeup, and she did subtle makeup that fit my tastes, but also the formality of the occasion. I was extremely pleased with her work!
Services used: Beauty & Health, Jewelry
Bridal Images Rockville
Bridal Images in Rockville, MD was absolutely horrible. I wouldn't refer my worst enemy to them. Their prices were outrageous. They made all of my bridesmaids buy dresses 2 sizes too big, on purpose, so they could charge extra for major alterations. There is no reason they needed to order a size 12 dress for my friend who is somewhere between a size 6 and 8. Additionally, the staff was rude! My bridal alterations were also completed at Bridal Images. I had to go back way too many times for nonsense.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Our wedding flowers were created by Growing Wild Floral Co. in Alexandria, VA. The flowers were beautiful- some of the best I have ever seen. The day of the wedding, the arrangements were extremely fresh, smelled great, and the designs were simply elegant. We were very happy with this vendor selection!
Services used: Flowers
Diamond Exchange of Maryland
My engagement ring was purchased at the Diamond Exchange of Maryland. The owner was very nice! We told him what we were looking for and he had us return to the store after he hand-picked a selection based on our parameters. The choices he showed us were beautiful! We looked through countless books for just the right setting for the diamond, and when the ring was ready- it looked amazing! Great selection and customer service!
Services used: Unique Services
Limousines, Inc. provided transportation on our wedding day. The drivers we had were great! We couldn't have asked for more. The photographer told our driver about his thought of taking photos of my husband and I by the Washington Monument, so our limo driver surprised us by making the detour to do so! Excellent customer service!
Services used: Transportation
Perfect Honeymoons & Holidays in Vienna, VA planned our PERFECT honeymoon! We knew exactly where we wanted to go and our length of stay. We gave the travel agency that information, and they made all of the arrangements. We had an amazing time, and had no problems with the travel plans.
Services used: Travel, Unique Services