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WEDDING DATE:

Oct 04, 2008

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Steve Skaggs
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This bakery is amazing! Their cakes are to die for! We get these cakes for every occasion possible, including work functions! Everything I have tried is great, and I am not a cake person at all, as a matter of fact my favorite part is the chocolate and white chocolate shavings on top!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Michael's Flowers
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I worked for this florist during high school and knew that they were the only ones I wanted to do my wedding flowers. I had simple centerpieces with tall vases and cymbidium orchids on every other table and then candle centerpieces on the others. The bouquets were unbelievable and so creative. They were everything I wanted. Cheryl does amazing work and I couldn't have imagined anyone else doing my flowers. She even did my arch and it was fabulous! Just what I had envisioned. The prices are very reasonable and they are willing to work with your budget. HIGHLY recommend!
Services used: Unique Services

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Next Exit Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I knew from all the talk on the knot that I had to have Cat & Adi for my wedding photographers. They are amazing! I just love their style and they got great shots throughout the entire wedding. I had so many people compliment on how Adi was everywhere and got all the details along with so many wonderful pictures. I am so happy I chose them as my wedding day photographers. I love my proofs and was amazed at all the different angles and styles used. HIGHLY recommend!
Services used: Photography

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Absolute Limo
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This was a last minute decision. I had been toying with the idea of getting a shuttle bus and 3 days before my wedding I decided to go with a limo. I got an amazing price being that it was so close to the day and they still have availability. The driver was early, very courteous and awesome! I had several guests ask to take the limo places and the driver didn't hesitate at all. My sisters 14 year old friends got to go to Starbucks and show off and loved it. The car was immaculant and they were in no way rushing us. I highly recommend!
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I chose to do a wine bachelorette party and I am so happy I did. We had 3 bungalows and it was perfect. The rooms are large and sleep more than enough, I think we had 6 girls in each room. The wine tasting was by far the best compared to the other wineries we went to, they did a food and wine paring which was fabulous! They even went into detail about each wine so that newbies could understand and gain a little wine knowledge. We indulged at the spa and it was an overal great weekend! I heard they are adding on another building and prices were going up but definitely check it out.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

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Pasadena Strings
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I knew with having a beach wedding I definitely wanted live music for the ceremony. The choice that is recommended on the knot was booked so I started doing my research. I came across Pasadena Strings and knew they were meant for our wedding. It is a mother/daughter business, which went along with many of our vendors being family run. I unfortunately did not have the opportunity of personally meeting them the day of due to the chaos of a wedding day and a brides role. They arrived on time and the music was beautiful and added that special touch I wanted. I highly recommend them for anyone seeking a string quartet or any other combination.
Services used: Unique Services

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Cruz's Bridal
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I haven't gotten my dress yet but the customer service at this shop is some of the best that I received in my hunt to find my dress~! I had bad experience at several stores even though I found my dress at one of them, I did not want to patronize a store with bad service. I started talking to other knotties and someone recommended this store and said they were very willing to help. I called and immediately the woman on the phone was actually listening to what I was saying, she gave me several dresses to look up online that she had samples in her store. She also said that designers have lone program where the bridal stores borrow from eachother for the correct size in sample dresses, none of the other 10 stores I went to even bothered to tell me this. I made an appointment with Andria and had a great experience with them and ordered my dress that day! The reason I didn't give them 5 stars is only because my dress hasn't come in yet, it is due in August 2008. I will provide a full review once my dress comes in!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Flawless Faces
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Carina was awesome! I had heard so many great things about her that I had to book her for my wedding. She arrived early and did myself and 5 others and everyone loved their make-up. I couldn't have been happier with my make-up and love how the pictures came out. I was a little hesitant about the fake eyelashes but they were amazing and looked so great in the pictures. My make-up stayed all night and I was thrilled that I didn't need someone to touch me up. I HIGHLY recommend Carina, she has lots of experience and it definitely shows!
Services used: Beauty & Health

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La Palapa Del Mar
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We were married on October 4, 2008 and We looked at over 40 venues before making our decision. La Palapa was the last place we looked and I knew from the moment we got there that it was perfect. Not to mention the reasonable prices. Almost every other place required a 21-23% service charge and La Palapa only charged 16% and that included the gratuities of all but the bartenders. It is a family run business which I loved. I started out working with Bear but she was a little more difficult and short in her replies. When I first had the opportunity of meeting with Elizabeth I felt so much better and knew that everything would be perfect. She is amazing and on top of all the details. She worked very well with my day of coordinator and everything was perfect. I guess the day of Bear got a little upset and some rearranging of the cake gazebo but it had been discussed that I would be bringing in my own decorations to match my colors and decor. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. I chose to only serve beer and wine and it was perfect. I LOVED the bartenders and thought they were just fabulous. At the end of the night they made all the remaining guests a LA PALAPA shot and it was delicious. Everything went perfectly. We also had our rehearsal dinner the night before in the restaurant and it went great. We had a different menu and the service was wonderful as always. I love the atmosphere and the employees are all wonderful. You can tell they truly love their jobs and are well taken care of. Being a family run business it worked perfectly for us and I loved every minute of it. Can't wait to go back for our one year anniversary!
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Rossmoor PAstries
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I had heard mixed reviews about Rossmoor and decided to check it out myself since they were a recommended baker from my venue. I personally am not a cake person and did't care other than the look. My sister, maid of honor, and husband are a different story. Rossmoor allowed 4 of us to come for the tasting and boy did they ever taste. They were blown away by all the different flavors and their ability to mix and match whatever you wanted. We ended up with a 4 tier square cake with 3 different flavors. We did dulce de leche, a black and white cake with a rum filling and their California Sunset which is lemon with raspberry. Once the decisions were made I tasted them and they were delicious! I got lots of compliments and it was perfect because guests got to choose what flavor they wanted. We only had our top tier left and that was because our coordinator saved it for us. Everything else was gone. I would highly recommend this baker! The design was exactly what I wanted and I couldn't have been happier.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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California Sounds
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Tom Chandler is AWESOME! I could not believe how easy he made the whole process of choosing songs. I did not have to worry about one thing. He ever did the sound for our ceremony and was there almost 3 hours prior to the start of the event. The first time we met with Tom we knew he was the guy to do our DJing. What an awesome choice! He kept everything moving all night long, there was virtually no empty space on the dance floor. He isn't cheesy at all, my guests loved him. I can't wait for my sisters wedding next year, he is a must! I HIGHLY recommend him! If you talk to any other knotties they all say the same.
Services used: DJ