Nov 02, 2009
My wedding hasn't happened yet but so far I have had a great experience with Nestldown and the coordinator there, Brooke. We searched high and low for a venue that would be outdoorsy and romantic, and still be in our budget. The minute we got to Nestldown, we knew it was the right place. While Nestldown is not cheap, we ended up making it work for us by choosing a weekday in a month that's in the off season for our wedding date, and the price came down dramatically. Brooke has been fabulous about everything, from letting us tour the place twice, answering LOTS of questions over email, getting our contract squared away quickly, to helping us with vendor recommendations. The site itself is gorgeous year-round. We visited last November, expecting bare trees and nothing in bloom. The place still looked gorgeous, with lots of foliage and flowers! I am really excited about getting married here and highly recommend it.
Services used: Wedding Venue
Updated: I too found out about Anne through The Knot's Northern California message board. After trying on many gowns, I found the one I loved but it was way out of my budget. I contacted Anne to see if it was a gown she could make in a reasonable price, and was pleasantly surprised. It's now two weeks past the wedding and I'm still in awe of the amazing gown and veil Anne made for me. They turned out beautifully, exactly as I had envisioned, and I got tons of compliments. Too bad I can't wear this outfit again! Anne is really knowledgeable, professional, and affordable. I highly recommend her for both alterations and custom dresses.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Makeup By Chez Murphy
I searched for months for a make up artist for my wedding. I was on a tight budget but didn't want to look like a porcelain doll or drag queen (which is what seemed to happen often when I had my make up professionally applied). I encountered many overpriced, flaky and just plain bad MUA's in my search, until I finally found Chez. She was quick to respond and very sweet over email. Her prices are extremely reasonable based on everything else I had seen out there. Our first trial went well, and she was very open to my critiques and requests for changes. She even went as far as to offer a second, free trial if I came to her - so that we could make sure I was 100% happy with what she would do on my wedding day. The day of, she showed up on time, kept up with the schedule we had for getting ready but wasn't rushed, and did a wonderful job on my make up and the make up for my mom. We were both really happy with how it turned out. The make up lasted pretty much all day, and looked fantastic in the photos. I highly highly recommend Chez. She's awesome!
Services used: Beauty & Health