rothlia

WEDDING DATE:

Nov 10, 2008

rothlia
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Arbor Day Foundation
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The gift trees are really nice and great for the environment- if your guests plant them! They arrived with directions on keeping them at the right temperature before the wedding and with directions on how to plant them. They also offer the chance to include a personalized card with the trees, which was nice. I recommend for eco-conscious people!
Services used: Invitations

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Philadelphia Trolley Works & 76 Carriage Company
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We used this transportation to get from the upper lot at Valley Green to the lower lot, where the inn is located. I give them 5 stars because they were on time and efficient and managed to deal with the very narrow turn-around at the lower lot.
Services used: Transportation

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L2
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
The food was great and I loved the lighting. The reason for the 4 is that I think having a large crowd sit at a long table is difficult- I would prefer a round table for a big group. I also think they could have done a better job at pushing drinks- they did not seem eager to up-sell.
Services used: Unique Services

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Suzy's Candy Bouquet
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The candy bar was the hit of the wedding. We were allowed to select 10 different kinds of candy- anything we could think of she said. She had all the containers for them and they were displayed in the bar area. People were allowed to make bags to take home and we had little dishes out so they could enjoy the candy at the reception as well. Everyone commented to the yummy treats!
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had a multi-layered cake that was delicious. It had vanilla on some layers and chocolate chips on the other. The icing was vanilla. It was very good.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I loved our site- in the woods, historic inn- so beautiful and romantic. The onsite coordinator was efficient and helpful. The only downfall was that three of our tables were slightly apart from the rest. They were separated by a small stonewall. Originally the coordinator had said they could all fit but then two days before she said three tables would have to go on the outside part (not underneath the tent). It ended up being fine but I would have liked to have known this beforehand.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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The Union League of Philadelphia
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
This location is very decadent and formal. This was great- we liked the spot a lot. However, the food was just mediocre- we had a chicken parmigian that was just ok. Also, the open bar was not open long enough nor did they open it up after the dinner even though people were clearly hanging out. The staff made it clear that they were ready to leave. The room we had though was very nice.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Philadelphia Airport Hilton
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
The hotel was nice and convenient. They also accommodated us on short notice as we decided last minute to stay there. They did a great job with the wake up call and had fresh coffee in the lobby. The only downfall was the bed situation- two kind of small beds instead of one big one. It ended up being ok as we were both exhausted and only there a few hours but a larger bed would have been nice.
Services used: Unique Services

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Davids Bridal
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The online shop is full of dresses and you can view each one using an interactive 360 degree viewing. I loved the dress I picked- a halter- and thought the price was very reasonable (less than 200.00). As soon as we paid, the dress was shipped. It arrived quickly and fit perfectly. The online sizing chart was very accurate.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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John Andrulis
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Advertised for a photographer on craigslist and he responded. He was great- prompt, professional and the pictures came out well. He gave us the pics on a CD and offered to do other sizes and put them in frames as well. The only thing I would say could have been better was that he could have posed us more. Maybe I should have had more of an idea of who I wanted posed, but I think he could have offered some ideas as well.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Sharon Browning: She is a personal friend who did our wedding. However, the company Journeys of the Heart (www.journeysoftheheart.org) is where she got her ideas. She is friends with the people who began that company and I contacted her thinking that is where she was. So one could go to Journeys of the Heart to get a very personalized and secular ceremony. Sharon was amazing. We met with her two times before our wedding to talk about readings, ideas and for her to get to know us (she knew me but not my husband prior). She had some interesting ideas on where/ when to put the readings and helped with vows, blessing and ring exchange. She also gave a great homily that she drew from our love stories. It was very personalized. Although she had never done one before, I know she got ideas from www.journeysoftheheart.org so I would recommend them.
Services used: Officiant