Oct 18, 2008
Blushing Bridal Makeup
Annie is unbelievable. She is incredibly talented at making you (ok, well, me!) look the best you possibly can, without plastering on a bunch of crap that makes it impossible for your skin to breathe! From the moment I had my first trial with Annie, I knew I would be hiring her! Not only because of her good cheer and enthusiasm, but because I LOVED (loved!) the way I looked. I wore that trial makeup all afternoon, for my engagement photo shoot AND then for a night on the town. I still looked amazing when I peeled my eyelashes off that night. She was a consumate professional when it came time for business, but she also was such a friendly voice throughout the wedding process, checking in when the time came close, so I didn't have to chase her around (an awesome thing in a vendor!). I was pretty nervous getting ready for my ceremony, but she came in with her professional makeup chair and radio and her positive energy just got me excited. I know, I know, I'm gushing, but here is the thing. I looked fan-f-in-tastic. My guests and husband thought so anyway. I got compliments all night at how beautiful I looked. And, by the way...no zits following my wedding. Amazing, considering my sensitive skin.
Services used: Beauty & Health
...I had a terrible experience here. I went to the one in Glendale and my then fiance and I stood there for like thirty minutes being ignored. Then, after we finally were assisted by an older rude gentlemen, they told us the two button Calvin Klein advertised in their catalogue was not yet available in any of the LA stores. Hunh?? Thanks for wasting my time. Grrr....
Services used: Dress & Attire
Friar Tux Shop
My fiance had a great time with Friar Tux after a misadventure with Men's Werehouse. He was able to find the tux he wanted - and their service was pleasant and punctual, which left him plenty of time to run around doing the other stuff I needed him to do!
Services used: Dress & Attire
My hair can be pretty unruly. It's thick, and and curly, but not in that fun-curly kind of way, more in that annoying-whispy-and-impossible-to-make-look-sleek kind of way. Or that's what I had convinced myself before hiring Wesley. He's a professional, that's for sure, and the second I surrendered to his expertise, my hair was smooth, silky and incredibly beautiful. And btw, my hair still looked amazing at the end of the night - it held it's shape, and was still bouncy, but no whispys - YEAH! I had been obsessing over this one picture I'd seen of a celebrity hairstyle (a half up/half down kind of thing), and even without the picture, he nailed it!
Services used: Unique Services
Several of our wedding guests stayed at this hotel, and my in-laws hosted a rather large rehearsal dinner through them. The staff was friendly, the food was good -- although pass on the chicken - ick - and of course, the grounds beautiful. My main complaint was that even though we had a private room and terrace, the music booming from the bar just across the way was too loud and a little annoying. Hence, four stars.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner