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WEDDING DATE:

May 17, 2008

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Petrosh's Big Top Party Rentals
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Since we were having a beach ceremony, we wanted to provide folding chairs for our guests. This company is based out of Egg Harbor City, NJ. They were very easy to work with when reserving the chairs. It literally took minutes to set up over the phone. They were on time and had all chairs set up prior to the ceremony beginning and the guests arriving. They followed our instructions exactly. Their price also includes taking down the chairs at the end of the ceremony, so we did not have to worry about this aspect of our day. This price was for approximately 150 white folding chairs.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

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Bel Momento Weddings & Special Events
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We hired Kristin Barse of Bel Momento Wedding & Special Events Planning for the Final Day Planning Package and it definitely made our wedding day absolutely stress-free. The entire day ran so smoothly and without any problems at all. Friends commented to us during the wedding and for weeks after the wedding, that they had never been to such a well-organized, smooth-flowing wedding. For all of our guests, this was their first beach wedding and all of them commented on it being flawless, relaxed, and absolutely breath-taking. John and I attribute this to Kristin and her assistants for orchestrating the timeline perfectly and in conjunction with all vendors, working diligently to make sure everything was set up properly, and all items were transported to correct locations efficiently and on time. So many friends warned me as former brides, it would not be a very relaxing day and I would need to step back at one point in the day with my husband and take it all in for one frozen moment. However, this is not what happened for us at all. I can truly say with 100% conviction, I was at peace the entire day and I was able to take every single moment in and enjoy it all. I remember every minute of the wedding and reception clearly and vividly. My best friends even commented that they had never seen me so relaxed, confident and living in the moment than on my wedding day. I tell them all that I believe it was due to the fact that I had a Wedding Planner for the day of my wedding and so I thank Bel Momento and Kristin Barse for creating a day that far exceeded our expectations. I thank them for taking such care in executing my wishes that I never had to worry for one second from the moment I woke up on my wedding day through to the final dance at our reception.
Services used: Wedding Planning

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Ward's Pastry
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My family actually baked our wedding cake for the guests. However, we just needed a small cake for the cake-cutting tradition. We wanted to keep the cost down since most of our cake budget went into my family making the cake. Ward's Bakery in Ocean City, NJ was so helpful and easy to work with for this small cake. They also were reasonable in the pricing and understanding with our budget. They did not take advantage of the fact that it was for a wedding. They gave us a true cost for the cake we wanted to simply cut and "use for show." (We were also very realistic and had a very plain cake, so I'm sure that helped the cost as well.)
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Laura Davis of Savannah's Garden in Elmer, NJ was so easy to work with for picking out my flowers for the day. Her pricing was very reasonable and she worked with me to keep within my budget. (We also had a very simple order. I had an extremely small wedding party and I did not need flowers for the reception site.) Her flowers were absolutely beautiful. She had wonderful ideas on how to make colors and flower picks blend together just perfectly. I received so many compliments on how elegant the flowers looked, yet they were simple too. Laura also worked with my wedding coordinator (Bel Memento Planning) to arrange a pick-up time the day of the wedding. I never had to worry about my flowers the day of the wedding.
Services used: Flowers

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Sunset Bay Restaurant
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Sunset Bay Restaurant in North Wildwood, NJ provided a dream-come true reception for us. Their restaurant sits on the bay and the backdrop for a sunset reception is absolutely breath-taking. The owners, Steve and Susan, went above and beyond to ensure our reception was perfect and everything we asked for from them. As a matter of fact, the weekend before our reception there was a terrible coastal storm that flooded the establishment and tore the roof off one section of the outdoor section. Steve worked around the clock for the entire week leading up to our reception to make sure everything was perfect for us. The food was incredible and there was a wide selection of choices for entrees. Our only hesitation to not choosing this place for our reception was their consumption bar policy. We were afraid at what this would do to our budget. In the end, our bar bill was roughly $4200, but all of our guests raved about our reception. They loved every minute of it, so it was worth it to us to choose this establishment. Another "pro" to this establishment, is that the view and surroundings are so beautiful, you don't need to spend extra money on flowers for the table or any sort of centerpieces for the tables, so we were able to save money in that area. I would highly recommend this restaurant as an excellent place for a reception in the South Jersey area.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Rev. McGlinn helped us create a beautiful ceremony that was truly a depiction of us as a couple. We were able to design all parts to fit our own beliefs and personalities. She will help guide you through readings and selections for each part of a ceremony through a workbook that she sends you by email. She is also open to you making your own additions. Lastly, she will provide you with a printed version of your entire ceremony in a bound notebook. We were so happy with Rev. McGlinn during the process as well as the day of the ceremony!
Services used: Officiant

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Brown's Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Robert Brown Photography based out of Philadelphia is a husband and wife team that takes incredibly gorgeous photos of your wedding. They are very laid back and easy to work with leading up to the wedding. We chose to just have them give us a CD of our photos to keep the cost down. Therefore, we have all access to the prints and can do anything we want with the photos, which we preferred. The best part about Rob and Pat is that while they are taking the photos, you don't even notice they are around you. They do a phenomenal job of capturing natural moments of your day. They will do posed pictures as you want, but we loved that they just took photos that they saw as worthwhile to capture. They also take the time to go through all of the photos picking out the best of the best, which eliminates that difficult task after receiving photos of picking out what you want to use in an album. They provided us with almost 300 perfect photos that captured our day perfectly. Some photos even brought tears to my eyes because they took me right to that moment of the day. I could feel that moment just looking at the photo. We have received so many compliments on our photos and how they naturally captured the best parts of our ceremony and reception. I highly recommend these photographers!
Services used: Unique Services

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Blue Bell Art & Dance Studio
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Blue Bell Dance Studio in Blue Bell, PA did a tremendous job teaching us our first dance. We went to them with the song we wanted to use and they choreographed it so well that our guests were raving about our dance. We had 2 two-hour sessions and we had no problems remembering the moves (with practice on our own of course.) The instructor was fun and easy to follow while instructing us. This was one of the best touches we could have added to our reception.
Services used: Unique Services