Azul23

WEDDING DATE:

Sep 16, 2006

Azul23
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St. Pancratius Church
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I chose this church because it was one of the few Catholic churches that allowed us to get married on a Sunday. The receptionist was always helpful in answering any questions I had. They were very accomodating when it came to decorations, music, and also as far as letting our photographer and videographer do their job. The only reason I gave four instead of five stars is because at the end of the ceremony the Priest deviated a bit from our rehearsal-by having everyone pose for pictures before we made our exit and everyone was a bit confused as to what was going on.
Services used: Unique Services

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Crystal Light
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
This place was very affordable and beautiful. We had our wedding on a tight budget and this place was a great value. They have an amazing discount for Friday and Sunday weddings. The coordinator is very helpful and I especially liked that our contract outlined everything that was included in our package- thus avoiding any misunderstandings or confusion. The food is nothing to brag about, but for the price you can't really complain. My guests raved about the bar service- the bartender was very efficient and drinks were good. I enjoyed a couple of Apple Martinis! There is a Hilton hotel just a few miles away- great for out of town guests.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Michelle's bridal shoppe
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I found my dream dress at House of Brides but the price was way out of my budget. I knew the designer of the dress, but they wouldn't tell me the model number- so with just a blurry picture and a brief description of the gown, one of the wonderful sales reps from Michelle's Bridal was able to tell me the model number AND they quoted me a price way less than that of House of Brides. Oh and did I mention that this was all done by e-mail? Needless to say, I placed my order and was very happy with the service I received. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Bertha's Unisex
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Bertha saved my wedding day! At 8am on my wedding day I showed up at the hair salon (not Bertha's) where I had made my appointment two months before. The salon was closed, and I waited... and waited... and waited. By 8:45 am-I was freaking out and making tons of phone calls. My Maid of Honor had made her hair appointment with Bertha and said that she would be happy to do my hair first. I rushed over there and seriously... things happen for a reason. I LOVED my hair. I have very thin hair and Bertha worked miracles with it- it had tons of volume and the styling lasted all night.
Services used: Unique Services

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Maria Arriaga
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Maria is a genius! She is a seamstress with over 20 years of experience. I always go to her for any alterations that the dresses I buy need, because not only does she do great work, her prices are a steal! You will not regret going to her. The only downside is that her english is not great- but as long as your dress looks fabulous and you don't break the bank... I don't think that matters much.
Services used: Unique Services

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Memories in Motion
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I found out about Bill from a girl over on theKnot.com forums. I was a bit hesitant about using him, since he didn't have a website and he works out of his home, but since I only wanted a simple video- nothing too fancy- I decided to go for it and book him. I'm glad I did. I got a great video- way beyond my expectations and their price was also unbeatable. Bill showed up with his son, so we actually had two videographers which was great. When you contact him, he mails out a sample video, and that is a great way to see what kind of work he does.
Services used: Unique Services

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Paper Source - Chicago
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I made my own invitations and that would not have been possible without the wonderfullness that is Paper Source. I got my inspiration as well as all of my supplies from their website and their River North location. All of my guests commented on the invitations- and I am very happy with them. The staff is always friendly, which is a bonus. The only downside to this store is that you always spend more than you had planned on- they just have too many great things!
Services used: Invitations

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FREESTYLE PHOTO
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Pawel is a great photographer! He is punctual, talented and a huge bonus is that he is very friendly. Everyone from my bridal party and family loved him. Our pictures were a great mix of candid artistic photos and traditional formal portraits. As far as pricing, he has great packages, and I think they are all very reasonable.
Services used: Photography