Oct 25, 2008
Leanne Law's creativity and talent is severely underrated. I wish I could give her six stars! In addition to being affordable, Leanne is very knowledgeable and was such a joy to work with, offering suggestions on how to cut costs, which flowers are in season, and which flowers come in specific colors. Please refer to uploaded pictures (taken by Ed Pingol) to see how awesome this woman is.
Services used: Flowers
ED PINGOL PHOTOGRAPHY
We recently got our images from Ed Pingol and we are absolutely thrilled with his work. We were able to book him when he was first starting out in the business, and had been following his work on his blog for a year. His work just got better and better and we felt extremely lucky to have him as our wedding photographer. On our wedding day, Ed, Monica and guest photog Chris were so much fun to work with. They captured every emotion of the day, took shots of all the details I worked hard on, and made every member of our families feel at ease. We took our proofbook around to family members' homes during the holidays and everyone was impressed at how good they looked in the pictures! Because of Ed, we have pictures that our families will cherish for a lifetime. We thought that our disks were delivered very promptly. We were married on October 25th, and teasers were posted on his blog November 11th. Based on the experiences of my other friends married this year with their photographers, we didn't think we'd get our wedding pictures until after the holidays, so we were really surprised that they were ready before Christmas! Needless to say, wedding pictures were our go-to gifts this year :) We couldn't have picked a better photographer to capture our wedding day. I wholeheartedly recommend Ed Pingol Photography to anyone!
Services used: Photography
Jen's Cakes of Los Gatos
Our reception package includes the wedding cake and we were excited to find out that they contract to Jen's Cakes. The cake ordering process was fairly easy. We went to their home and met with Anthony for a tasting. Everything was delicious and we chose three flavors on the spot. Since the cake was part of a package deal, there were certain specs that we needed to ahere to (limited to buttercream and certain designs). But we really had our hearts set on a certain fondant design and Anthony happily obliged and worked out a quote for the balance. From a business standpoint, we thought that they were very pleasant to deal with. And the cake? Our guests are still talking about the Bailey's Irish Cream cake. The verdict: Jen's Cakes is awesome.
Services used: Unique Services
Bellissima Vita Weddings
Hiring a DOC is one of those decisions that we went back and forth about during our planning. As organized as I *think* I am, I realized that I would need help to execute my ideas. Upon meeting Lisa Zanassi Blake of BV Weddings, I was impressed by her ideas and laughed out loud at her humor. I knew that I wanted her as my DOC. She is definitely worth it in peace of mind alone. A few weeks before the wedding, she checked up on my progress constantly, helped me finalize my timeline, confirmed all the vendors and even lent a patient ear when I vented about my frustrations. She was a ROCKSTAR on the day of, making sure that all the details were in place, everything was on schedule, making sure we had slices of cake (the piece DH and I cut out do not count, people!), and worked her butt off getting things packed up at the end of the night. My favorite "Lisa saves the day!!" moment: DH made a "Table 19" sign when it was supposed to be "Table 9", Lisa whips out some white out and fixes the sign on the spot. Who carries white-out with them?! I am extremely grateful to Lisa for all the hard work she put in for us. Despite the 16 month planning period, my wedding would not have been as wonderful if it weren't for her. I highly recommend her services.
Services used: Wedding Planning