May 02, 2009
We were referred to Julie of Stems Florist from our wedding coordinator. It turned out to be our best vendor! The centerpieces turned out beautifully! Our families loved the centerpieces, altar pieces, bouquets, etc. I am a no-frills/indecisive bride -- Julie helped me narrow down my flowers and somehow knew exactly what I needed. We spent 1 1/2 together, and everything was by email! I totally trusted her & my coordinator to have the best flowers! I would definitely refer Stems Florist to any bride!
Services used: Unique Services
Caroline was our wedding coordinator for our destination wedding in the OC. She was quite helpful with the vendor referrals (photographer, flowers, dress, reception, church, etc.). Caroline was great with follow-up and her organizational process was top notch. My husband and I were initially concerns about hiring a coordinator, but we made the right decision by hiring Serenity Events. Both our families enjoyed working with Caroline (and her assistants) on our wedding day. She helped us work with our parents on the cultural dilemmas (with our parents)! We will recommend Caroline to other couples -- it was well worth the assistance with Serenity Events.
Services used: Wedding Planning
Natalie B. Artistry - Professional Makeup & Hair
Natalie did my hair & makeup for me, 3 bridesmaid, and my mom. My mom & I loved the end result and the 3 bridesmaid were fairly happy. She was very professional and prompt. Hair & makeup started at 6am with completion by 10am. I did a trial with Natalie, and booked her soon afterwords. My mother in law decided not to do her makeup/hair, and I couldn't find a replacement --- Natalie was able to work with me on this issue. I broke out with major acne on the morning of my wedding, and Natalie was able to cover them all up -- quite amazing, since they were so red. In all, I would definitely recommend Natalie to future brides.
Services used: Beauty & Health
Orange Hills Restaurant
We chose Orange Hill for our wedding reception. Our guests/family were very happy with the food, drinks, and beautiful view. We used uplighting to light up the room a little, but overall the setting was perfect for our guests. The tables are 60inch rounds (we were able to make tables of 8-9). Our only issue was the catering department at Orange Hills - there seemed to be a lot of differing answers from each person (Patty, Michelle, Jody) that we talked to. I felt very stressed each time I had to interact with Orange Hills, and was very nervous that issues would arise on our wedding day. But everything turned out great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for your wedding because of the food & view.
Services used: Unique Services
We used Atmosphere Entertainment (Joe) for lighting & DJ for reception. Joe was very professional during the initial consultation/meeting and throughout the whole wedding process. We had chosen the essential songs for our reception, and asked Joe to run with the rest. The whole reception went smoothly, but I was a little disappointed with the songs that the DJ played, the grand intro was sub par, and several songs were remixes. The DJ was very professional/appropriate throughout the whole evening. Our guest were very excited with the uplighting that we had chosen to add on. It was money well spent. Overall, I was slightly disappointed with the music selection (I should have given a little more direction), but overall I was satisfied with the lighting and DJ.
Services used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
Wilshire Bridal Salon
I purchased my wedding gown from Wilshire and was very happy. Wilshire was the bridal salon that I visited, and purchased the gown off the rack. They had a good selection (but not alot), which did not overwhelm me too much. They were kinda pushy into forcing me to buy the gown, but I had my family with me to help me make the decisions. I also chose to have Wilshire Bridal do my dress alterations. Ms. Kim did an excellent job. I was referred here by my wedding coordinator, and am glad she referred me. Free parking was a plus+++
Services used: Dress & Attire