summer05

WEDDING DATE:

Jul 03, 2005

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Papermart.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
They were quick and cheap. came in about 2 days! Highly Recommend!
Services used: Favors & Gifts

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Ketubah.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We ordered our interfaith ketubah on line. Its writtien in english and hebrew. It came quickly and its beautiful....no complaints, highly recommended.
Services used: Unique Services

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Buckley Videography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Tom is awesome....another vendor that from the moment we met him, we loved him. Such a nice guy and such great work. Of course we dont have the video yet, but Tom was awesome. He put together a Picture Montage for our reception which was great and on the day of, he was so great to work with. He gave us a great deal on a package to work within our budget.
Services used: Videography

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Paper Source
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I used paper from papersource to match our invitations to do menus and programs on my computer. I bought so much paper from them bc i wasnt sure what i wanted to do. I used what i needed and returned the rest. They were great and helpful. Highly recommend.
Services used: Favors & Gifts, Invitations

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Easy to work with, dresses came in 1 month early, gave us a discount for ordering so many dresses....no complaints!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Monique Lhuillier
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
I have to say my dress was beautiful. But there was so much drama associated with it! I ordered my dress in october at the trunk show and it came in a month early. The drama started with the first fitting. It was a strapless dress, and at the first fitting, it felt like it was not holding my boobs in....so I thought, ok, they will alter it to make it fit, not to worry....well at fitting number 4 my boobs will still falling out when i lifted my arms. They took it in, took it out, took it in, took it out. nothing was working. Then we decided we had to remake the whole top to make it go higher. We thought that would work, but NOPE! The strapless dress was still falling and not holding me in. Two weeks before the wedding and my dress does not fit. I ended up going in 5 times before the wedding (almost every day)....two days before the wedding, my boobs were still not staying in. And I do not have big boobs! Nor do I have a weird body or anything that would make it hard to fit me. They ended up on the friday before my sunday wedding putting straps on. At first i thought it would look horrible, but it looked great. The kicker was that now the dress gave me extra cleavage (which i liked :) ). So they hand delivered the dress to me on saturday evening when I checked into my hotel. I couldnt take it with me at my fitting on that saturday morning bc it still needed to be cleaned and pressed. Talk about last minute. Well it took three people to get me into the dress. Now even more drama, at the reception, the bustle broke and i spent a lot of the time fixing it....by the middle of the party i was like forget it, just safetly pin it up, i dont care what it looks like, i just want to dance and not step on it! And then....one of the straps broke!!!!! So my sister in law, broke the other strap and tied it into a halter. I just didnt care anymore! The next day I had bruises on both my shoulders and behind my neck from the straps digging into me.....The dress is definitely ruined. But it made it through the night, and my boobs did not pop out...I was not a priceless commercial! They didnt get an F because they refunded us first the alterations cost and the next day when my mom called to tell them all the drama, they gave us 50% of the cost of the dress back. The alteration lady was also really sweet and really tried hard to make the dress work (she burst out into tears when it wasnt working). The dress ended up looking great it just wasnt comfortable and I missed some of the dancing because of it.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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West Coast Music
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
AWESOME!!!!!!!!! They rocked the house all night long. We LOVED them....there wasnt a person who didnt dance. The dance floor was full all night and the energy was so high! They did an awesome rendition of Lets Stay Together by Al Green for our first dance, and then played it for our last dance, which made my DH cry. It was GREAT! Highly recommend! And if you talk to Jim from West Coast Music, tell him Shiri Ben-Ner sent ya!
Services used: Unique Services

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Rabbi Barry was great. My DH is not jewish and were having a jewish ceremony. Rabbi Barry was the pefect person to do this. When we met with him the first time we were immediatly at ease. He really makes the ceremony about us, the couple, rather than the religion, while using the traditions. It was exactly what we wanted. Since we met with him almost a year before our wedding, he even came to meet us at our apartment to go over the ceremony again closer to our date. We got so many compliments on our ceremony. Everyone said they got a little teary eyed. It was beautiful. I would highly recommend Rabbi Barry if you need a rabbi to do an interfaith ceremony.
Services used: Officiant

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Giselle Macfarlane Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I would have had Next Exit Photography (nextexitphotography.com) shoot my wedding, but since they are my brother and sister-in-law that were in the wedding, it just wouldnt be possible :) Giselle was recommended to us from my brother and sister in law, so we knew that she would do an awesome job. And she sure did. The pictures were amazing. We love every single one and know it is going to be so hard to decide which ones to put in the album. Her and her assistant are so nice and you dont even realize they are there. If you are looking for a photojournalistic wedding photographer, I highly highly recommend her. (and Next Exit Photography of course)
Services used: Photography

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Hotel Casa Del Mar
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Casa Del Mar was great! We were originally booked at the catalina room in Palos verdes but got a call in november that it was closing and they were cancelling our wedding. Panic set in as I frantically called every location in the city! I was booked for the holiday weekend because we were having a jewish wedding and was so scared i wouldnt find that sunday open anywhere. Considering in LA, people are booking their wedding over a year in advance (we were one of those!). But it was meant to be, because casa del mar was open. My DH and I believed it was meant to be because we both grew up here on the westside and now it was like we were getting married in our backyard. It was great. We worked with Stacey Levassuer in catering and she was definitely able to work with us. She didnt try to nickel and dime you like some hotels do. The room was small for our possible over 300 guest list (ended up being 260 thank goodness) but we had to make it work...and it did. The ballroom is beautiful. The food was amazing, the drinks were awesome, and everything went off without a hitch. One of the bonuses were that you get a free ocean view standard room for the night of your wedding...however, stacey upgraded us to the amazing presidential suite which is two stories on the top floor overlooking the beach. IT WAS AMAZING! And now plenty of room for my bridal party of NINE girls to get ready. It was great. I checked in on the saturday and was planning to pay for one night, but I only had to pay for the price of a standard room. IT WAS GREAT! What a way to spend your first night as husband and wife. The only reason they didnt get a 5 star is because there was a leak in the ceiling that was coming onto the dance floor.....most likely not something they would expect, but it didnt make a difference. The energy at our party was so high no one cared!
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Fleurs du Jour
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We used Fleurs Du Jour on a recommendation from my brother and we could not have gone wrong. The flowers were awesome! Everything from the chuppah, to the bouquets to the centerpieces were beautiful. I cannot express enough how great they were. And the colors and styles were exactly what I envisioned. Once again, when I get pics, i will post.
Services used: Unique Services