Aug 08, 2008
Amy Burke Designs
We had our wedding recently and took on Amy as our florist. She along with my planner came up with unique ideas for floral arrangements and even did us a favor in ordering some flowers from her vendor for my mom to use! Her flowers came fresh. She has a lot of energy and is so passionate about what she does. Her prices are also very reasonable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone planning to have their wedding in the SF bay area.
Services used: Flowers
I wrote a harsher review on Yelp, but my feelings about the service at this hotel are the same. Basically the catering department is great, the hotel is not. A few things that went wrong: 1) Overbooked rooms- my bridal party had to stay at another hotel across the way 2) Wrong bridal suite given and then not corrected because the rooms were overbooked (I got a barely larger size room, no mints or welcome messages for the new couple. The room actually had nasty stains on the curtains and scratched up furniture) 3) Incorrect in-room service orders with a subsequent rude response after I had called in the correction. 4) No attempts to rectify the mistakes or the poor service except for another stay (when available) at the actual bridal suite promised--- why the heck would I want to come back here? My whole experience here was tainted. 5)And finally, the required audio visual company couldn't even get the slideshow to work properly...they didn't do much of a good job in even doing a dry run. By the time they did (with the help of the band!) my guests had seen the slideshow run through a couple times with no sound. Overall, I have had far better service in other 4 star hotels. You rarely get a "do you need any help, sir/madam?" or "anything else I can do for you?"
Services used: Wedding Venue
f. duncan reyes events by design
We opted for full planning services. He knows the SF area very well and knows many vendors and has many clients, so he seems very busy. In hindsight, we probably would have been OK with day of planning services as well. Overall, we were satisfied with the way the wedding turned out.
Services used: Wedding Planning
The Ivory Suite Bridal Boutique
just had my wedding this past weekend Aug 2009 and I wanted to complete my review of The Ivory Suite Bridal. I loved loved loved my dress. The seamstress that Gina and Nicole recommended helped me fit my dress in 4 fittings, which was great because the dress was comprised of many layers and made of delicate silk organza. I was worried at first whether the dress could be altered well since they had to take the dress apart to do this. But after the bust was taken in I was confident. Furthermore, Gina was so helpful in letting the seamstress know what things needed to be taken in, improved on etc... especially when I had to attend a fitting alone. The amount of personal customer service is beyond what most bridal suites provide. They truly care about their product and sincerely want you to be fully satisfied with what you bring home. Anyhow, I preferred the lightweightedness of the gowns found here because it makes the day of the wedding much more comfortable and light. Most other dresses at other salons are very thick and heavy. To conclude, this place was excellent in both the selection of styles of gowns and the customer service. No horror stories here!
Services used: Dress & Attire
Eiffel Printing and Design
I first heard about Brittany from a friend who had recently had her wedding invitations made from her. She only had great things to say and was so happy to have her invitations made by Eiffel. I soon realized what she meant. I happened to be in Seattle for a conference right when I was referred to her. Brittany graciously agreed to meet with me at short notice to talk about what kind of invitation I wanted. Her suggestions and desire to achieve your "dream invitation" made the experience so much more meaningful and fulfilling. She was very professional and timely in her responses. We were able to conceptulize and have proofs made all via email! Another attractive aspect of her invitations was the affordability. I was so disappointed at how expensive custom invitations were and was relieved to have finally discovered her!! I recommend anyone who is thinking of having invitations made, to consider Brittany and her team. I can't say enough about how satisfied I am.
Services used: Unique Services
Martin Lam Photography
Martin is/was really patient with us and extremely easy to work with. He has great vision and our wedding photos turned out excellent. We continue to get rave comments from our guests about the pictures. Martin definitely captured all the cherished moments from our wedding day. We also got the engagement session, which turned out awesome. Perhaps best of all is that Martin's quality is equivalent or better than other wedding photographers who charge much much more. Trust us, we went through and vetted tons of photographers from all price ranges. We couldn't be happier with our choice. We highly recommend Martin and his team!
Services used: Unique Services