NicholeB

WEDDING DATE:

Sep 20, 2014

Blessed beyond comprehension. I am looking forward to marrying the love of my life and best friend in the world.
NicholeB
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Agostini Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My husband and I met PJ at a Mainsail bridal event and liked him right away. It was our first vendor show that we attended so we didn't want to make a decision too early or before we had the opportunity to see what else was available. After attending several wedding shows and venue parties we were confident in going with our very first instinct. PJ was very easy and flexible to work with and he just has a great personality. He continually made sure the day of my wedding that he was getting the shots he knew I requested in addition to the stunning detail shots. I was very impressed with his ability to see the potential in shots I would have never even thought of. He and his assistant captured so many special moments…more than the obvious moments! He was a pleasure to work with and not only would I recommend him as a photographer we will definitely use him in the near future.
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Services used: Photography

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Alessi Bakery
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Alessi Bakery was spot on with our wedding cake. It was EXACTLY what we wanted and so beautiful. We were unsure what type of glitter icing we wanted to go with and Melissa was nice enough to make us a sample cake with the three we were interested in at no charge.

Everyone was easy to deal with and they delivered as promised. Not only was the cake beautiful but it was delicious too. We received so many compliments. The only thing was that we rented a cake stand that didn't get delivered but I have absolute confidence that once I contact them in regards to this they will gladly refund the money. It was only $20.00 for the stand rental too which was a much better price than most companies offered.
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Services used: Wedding Cake

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Angela Mann Photography
 
( 4.8 / 5.0 )
Although I ended up selecting a different photographer I want to say how wonderful I thought Angela and Ro were. I met with them and couldn’t get over how beautiful their pictures were. I honestly felt like I was looking at pictures in a magazine. Their prices were competitive and they were very flexible with my budget. The only reason I selected another photographer was because we had already met him at a few bridal functions and really liked him. In addition, I felt like there really weren’t enough wedding photos for me to look at on their website. A lot of their photos seemed to be shot more on the still side and I of course wanted to make sure that I captured the moments that I knew would happen and pass quickly. That being said I would love to use them for family shots or engagement photos, etc. They take absolutely stunning photos and were very easy to talk to. I look forward to working with them in the future.
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Services used: Photography

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Although I did not purchase my bridal gown or any of my bridal party gowns at Athena’s Bridal I still have to give them a major shout out. Every time I went in to Athena’s I was greeted so graciously and genuinely. I did visit their store several times since I was interested in a couple of bridesmaid’s dresses but unfortunately the colors and materials I needed I couldn't find in the same dress. If they had the color I liked I didn't like the material and if I liked the material then I didn't like the color. It was one of those moments that I wanted so badly to find something I liked and be able to make a purchase in their store. They were just so helpful and knowledgeable. Gina was an absolute sweetheart and so patient with me even though I never purchased anything from them. I had a great customer service experience. They have beautiful gowns for reasonable prices. I only wish they would have had my colors.
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Services used: Dress & Attire

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brides by demetrios Tampa FL
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
I’m sorry but I was not impressed with this store at all. I made an appointment to come in and try on dresses and although the young lady tried her best to be helpful they did not have enough staff on hand to assist all of the customers that were there that day. In addition, even though I set an appointment it was pretty much as if I had walked in off the streets. Because the consultant was so busy she pretty much told me to pull what I thought I would like and she would take it back to the dressing room.
Just an overwhelming experience since this was only the third place I had been dress shopping. I’m sure some brides have had a good experience there and found the dress of their dreams but I would have appreciated a little more assistance especially being that most of their gowns were very expensive. That’s just my opinion
Services used: Beauty & Health

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Charming Charlie
 
( 4.8 / 5.0 )
Charming Charlie’s
I am absolutely obsessed with this store. If you are an accessory junkie like myself you have to visit this store at least once. I purchased my bracelet here but wished I had visited the store prior to purchasing my necklace and earrings since they had so many beautiful pieces. I was a little disappointed that several of the stones fell out the night of my wedding. I know it’s just costume jewelry and the bracelet was only $13 but still I did expect it to last at least 24 hours. In the company’s defense I have not yet tried to exchange the bracelet but I’m sure they won’t have any problems with exchanging it for me.
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Services used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry

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Davids Bridal
 
( 4.8 / 5.0 )
I purchased a pair of Vera Wang shoes that I feel are gorgeous and a perfect match for my colors on the day of my wedding. I think they are absolutely gorgeous shoes. After not having any success finding the shoe in my size at either David’s Bridal, I took the plunge and purchased them online. I was a little leery since I don’t usually purchase shoes online and like to get a good feel for them prior to making the actual purchase. I was fortunate enough to get them on sale which is always a plus. When the shoes arrived they did not disappoint. They were stunning. They took a really long time to break in though. I wear heels every day to work and I seriously don’t think I have ever had a shoe that was harder to break in. They were a stunning addition to my bridal attire and I am so very happy with my choice.
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Services used: Dress & Attire

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Davids Bridal Tampa fl
 
( 2.7 / 5.0 )
I fell in love with the bridesmaid's dresses I selected from David's Bridal and they are stunning! I was so happy with my choice and the color is beautiful and went perfect with my wedding colors. The more I looked at these dresses the happier I was with my selection. I had four bridesmaids 1 maid of honor and a flower girl. All of the dresses were purchased through David's Bridal with the exception of the dress for my maid of honor. I will take nothing away from the beauty of these dresses but the zipper design needs to seriously be re-evaluated! Three our of the four zippers broke moments before my ceremony. We had to literally sew my girls into the dresses.

Now I could see if I had one girl who had gained a little weight and just busted her zipper but for that to happen to THREE dresses is clearly a design flaw. I could also understand if I didn't pay $270.00 after taxes and alterations. If I went cheap I would expect to get what I paid for but this is not what I expected from a dress that I put almost $300.00 x 4!!!!!

I will be contacting the corporate office as well in hopes that they will make this right since the flower girl dress had issues as well. It was a minor issue compared to this but again for a dress I paid $120.00 I didn't expect ANY issues.
My flower girl dress was a perfect and beautiful addition to my wedding colors. For the most part I was very happy with this dress and my flower girl looked stunning in it but at the end of the night the flower came off. It's not a huge deal and it can be sewed back on but I shouldn't have to deal with that when I paid over $120.00 for this dress.

The last thing that happened was my earring broke during our first dance. I was so embarrassed. The broken piece just fell to the floor and I felt so stupid having to pick it up after the dance was over. I just couldn't get over all the David's Bridal apparel that completely fell apart the night of my wedding. It was so disheartening.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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FOUR SEASONS FLORALS & EVENTS
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
I had to call for weeks to even get an appointment scheduled since the number that was provided on the flyer just kept ringing busy. Upon arrival at the appointment the florist was clearly not ready for us. She offered us seats that were SOAKED. Unfortunately none of us realized until we sat down. The books she offered were wet as well and the albums actually had mildew in them. The florist was extremely unprofessional and after taking my information stated she would call me with pricing and never even got back with me.
Needless to say we chose not to go with this company.
Services used: Flowers

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Hardy & Co DJ & Uplighting
 
( 4.9 / 5.0 )
I was referred to Eric by Annette from Mainsails after my original DJ backed out on me a month prior to my wedding.

Eric was very flexible and easy to work with. He knew all of the music we wanted even though we had a few tough requests. I really loved his personality and honestly is someone I would become friends with on a personal level. He treated us so good and always gave us plenty of time before he did anything at all. He was very calm and smooth in every transition the night presented us with. I also loved how he advised us on a few things we were unsure of and walked us through that process.

He was an excellent DJ and played a variety of music throughout the night.
The only reason I didn't give all five stars was that I was slightly disappointed that the music wasn't a little louder. Everything just seemed a little low to me but then again I like it loud :-)
Overall awesome DJ.
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Services used: Band

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Intercontinental Hotel
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
There were a few reasons why my husband and I decided not to get married here but overall this is a stunning venue to be married in.
Thai is absolutely wonderful and if she would have been available for day of coordination services I would have hired her on the spot. I just felt like I would have been in good hands with her. She is extremely professional, friendly and knowledgeable in her job. She was always available and willing to answer our questions or address any concerns we had.
The food is delicious! We went to a few functions the venue held and the food was FABULOUS every time.
The things I didn’t like so much was the ceremony would have to take place in the atrium which to some I’m sure is beautiful but I didn’t want to get married in a public lobby. I also didn’t like the fact that they were unwilling to shut the elevators in the lobby down or re-route guest to additional elevators for 30 minutes during the ceremony since our food and beverage minimum would have been $15,000. I think a small favor to ask given the pricetag.
Other than that, this venue is amazing and I can’t say enough wonderful things about Thai. If this is the venue you decide on I can assure you won’t be disappointed.
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Services used: Wedding Venue

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Lattitudes Pub and Grill
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had our rehearsal dinner at Lattitudes restaurant which is located around the corner from Mainsail. Jesus was very easy to work with and offered us the option of going with a selected menu or an array of platters. We chose a variety of platters that did not disappoint. We had Cuban sandwich platters, homemade chips, fruit tray, salad, etc. It was absolutely delicious! We wanted our dinner to be casual yet classy and I think it was just that. It was perfect and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
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Services used: Catering

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Let Them Eat Cake
 
( 3.5 / 5.0 )
I don't usually give bad reviews and this place isn't awful but I am so glad we chose not to go with them. I am sure they produce beautiful and delicious cakes and more than likely we just had a bad experience but I still wanted to share a few things that I think are important.

After speaking with the owner who has a fantastic personality by the way...we scheduled an appointment for a tasting. When we spoke on the phone he asked me to bring him pictures of my wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, colors etc. Unfortunately he didn't look at any of it and stated at the end of the tasting that next time we meet I want to see pictures of your dress, and your bridesmaid dresses, etc. "I wanna see it all honey, you show me yours I'll show you mine". Again, he had a very fun personality but I was so disappointed that he never even looked at my photos that I took the time to present.

As for the tasting...Yikes! Since they have such a high rating I'm sure we just had a bad experience but all of the cake was so dry. I mean REALLY dry! I was so shocked. I just feel like if you're going to put a quality price on your products then you should bring out your best samples. I don't know if they were left uncovered in the refrigeration unit or it they weren't baked fresh but the samples were hard to choke down. The icing flavors were good and there was a variety but the cake was just nasty.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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( 4.8 / 5.0 )
We contacted Life Long Studios in hopes that they would be an option for our wedding photography. Although we did select another photographer I just think it’s important to review the vendors that we spent some time with. Unfortunately when we set up our first appointment no one was at the studio. They were very apologetic and agreed to meet us at the location that was a little closer to us since their studio is pretty far from us. I will say that did sort of affect our decision. That being said they had a really unique studio and they had a gorgeous spread of photos for us to view and I think they have some very capable photographers. We met with several photographers since this is where we knew a lot of our budget would be spent. Again, we chose to go with another photographer because it’s who we felt like was the right photographer for us but I have to give this company a very good rating since they were an extremely close second.
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Services used: Photography