RMnewlywed

WEDDING DATE:

Apr 12, 2008

RMnewlywed
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Jennifer lust Portrait Design
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Jennifer Lust's work is absolutely amazing. Some of the best I have ever seen. We met with several photographers and nothing even came close to comparing with her work. The way she added extra elements to her pictures truly defined her as a photographer. She is truly creative and artistic and takes photography to a whole new level.
Services used: Photography

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Willard InterContinental Washington
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Our Wedding Reception was held at the Willard Intercontinental in downtown Washington D.C. This hotel is beautiful- I fell in love with it the first time I went inside, and that was 15 years ago! I swore if I ever got married I would want the reception to be there, and it was! My dream became a reality and it was awesome. As far as the food served, I can only assume it was good. Unfortunately I never got to sit down and eat during the reception, but I didn't hear any complaints. When we went to pick out the menu we tried different things, so if the food was as good on my wedding day as it was when we taste-tested, then I am pleased. We also reserved a hotel block here, for our guests. I would rate this a 3. It was very, very pricey- even with the block discount. But, I was expecting that since its one of the fancier hotels in D.C.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Hanger Club
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
While the guys went to some strip club in D.C., the girls went out to dinner and then to the Hanger Club in Laurel for some adult entertainment. A good time was had by all! We had a blast at this venue!
Services used: Unique Services

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Roundhouse Candies
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We found Roundhouse Candies online, and decided to give them a try. We wanted our picture on a piece of chocolate that we could have placed on each of the tables. The chocolate stars turned out incredible. it didn't look like chocolate at all. Some people even told us it was so pretty they didn't want to eat it.
Services used: Unique Services

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Valentino Floral Design
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Although a little pricey, we were genuinely pleased with the arrangements that were made by Valentino Floral Design. I wanted specific colors and flowers, and they were able to get everything I wanted. The centerpieces they made for the tables came out beautiful. I was even told that if I bring my bouquet back, which they had made for me, they could dry the flowers and put them in a keep sake type of pouch that I could keep forever. That's a great idea I would never had thought of!
Services used: Unique Services

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Robert Laurence Jewelers
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
For my engagement ring, we were using my grandmother's diamond, and my fiance has purchased 2 other diamonds. (One to go on each side of the main stone). I was not sure what type of setting I wanted, but after meeting with the jeweler, we found several that I absolutely loved. The jeweler also was able to add a special link to my ring so that I could adjust it if needed. I had seen crappy clasps before, but this one looked great and I was sure this ring was not moving off my finger unless I wanted it to.
Services used: Unique Services

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All Stretched Out Limousine
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We hired All Stretched Out Limousine Service for our wedding day transportation. The drivers were all great. We told the company certain items we wanted in each of the limos, and they made sure they were stocked. A good time was had by all on the drive to the reception! Superb service.
Services used: Transportation

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The Written Word
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We decided, in the interest of making things easy for ourselves, we would get our save-the-date cards and our invitations at the same place. That worked out well for us. We were actually overwhelmed by the choices we had. Every time we saw something we liked, we then saw something else we liked just a little better. We had a good time working with the staff. They were knowledgeable, helpful and were genuinely concerned that we got exactly what we wanted. (4.5 stars)
Services used: Invitations

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Clyde's Tower Oaks Lodge
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Nice casual restaurant. I thought some friend's and I were simply going to lunch. I didn't realize we were going to my shower. Needless to say it was a huge surprise. The food was ok. We were given a menu with various choices we were able to choose from. It was nice. I didn't find the wait staff to be too attentive. Some one always needed a refill of something and there was never anyone around to take care of that, but otherwise it was good.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I wanted this to be as stress free as possible so I found a place that not only could do my hair but my makeup as well. Everything they did was very subtle. The suggestions I was given were very helpful and I was shown many options regarding how to wear my hair. They must have done my makeup 101 times till I was satisfied. At one point, I thought that they may have thought I was crazy, but they told me all Brides-to-be wanted to make sure everything was just perfect on their wedding day. Their comforting words alleviated some stress for me!
Services used: Beauty & Health

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Wedding Creations & Anthony's Tuxedos
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
The Men's attire was rented from Wedding Creations & Anthony's Tuxedos. Not the best experience, according to my husband and groomsmen. The guys got fitted and the tuxedos were ordered. A week before the wedding, several groomsmen went to pick up there tuxedos, and the wrong size had been ordered. The shop even ordered the wrong color bow tie and cumberbun. What a diaster. I would never use this place again.
Services used: Dress & Attire