Sep 05, 2009

A / L / A Event Design
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
i can honestly say that the ladies from a/l/a eevnt design were the best thing that happened to my wedding! i don't even want to imagine my wedding day without them. a/l/a provided three coordinators to help me with the wedding planning. i didn't budget for coordinators, but as the wedding day approached, i realized how desperately i needed one since the venue was byo and didn't provide a site coordinator for decoration and setting the place up. from the moment i met these ladies, i knew i was in best hands. they took care of every little detail, met me for a venue walk-through, came to the rehearsal, checked up on the vendors and stood by me the entire day of the wedding. having an outdoor wedding needs extra care, and they really took it upon themselves to make the venue look magical and romantic. all my guests complimented the look and feel of the setting and decorations, and i couldn't be happier since they went above and beyond my expectation. these ladies were like angels sent from heaven. i got more than what i paid for. thank you again lydia, agnes and airin. you are the best!!!
Services used: Wedding Planning

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
i am so impressed by event professionals' work on the day of my wedding and through out the planning process. donaji offered me the best she can to accomodate my budget, and provided me with all the rentals that set the mood for my wedding. actually she set up more than i paid for (more lounge chairs, tables and chandliers...so beautiful). even with many guest count changes, donaji never lost her calm and worked with me to get the most cost efficient deals. my guests were extremely pleased with the food and level of service the waiters and the bartender provided. they smiled the whole time and were very friendly and accomodating. not only was their food delicious and plentiful, the presentation was so classy and luxurious. i am so happy and thankful for their hard work. it truly was a pleasure working with them!!!
Services used: Catering

La Partie Events
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
i honestly hated the centerpiece arrangements at my wedding. they were not horrible, but just not what i expected. just with all the other wedding preparations, i was extremely picky in selecting a florist, partly due to the fact that i didn't see a point in wasting money on such perishable beauties yet i acknowledged the importance of them since they completely set the tone of a wedding. i probably talked to over 10 florists and met with at least 3 before signing a contract with megan from la partie events. she seemed to understand my vision the most and create the look without draining my bank accounts (just for the record, she was not the least expensive). our initial in-person consultation took place at the venue, and megan was extremely helpful and accommodating to my budget. i wanted peonies, dahlias, garden roses and mums, and she agreed to provided them as long as they were available. our final meeting was scheduled 3 days before the event, and i was expecting to see some mock-ups, but only ended up dropping off all the supplies (candles, vases, table runners) with a grim news of no peonies (not in season). i still felt like i covered all the basis with megan since i've seen her recent works and been super impressed with them. when megan delivered our bouquets on my wedding day, i was extremely happy. the bouquets were beautiful, romantic, original and creative with big, fluffy flowers. however, the table arrangements completely disappointed me. all i saw were mums!!! i have nothing against those delicate petite petals of mums, but they don't exactly scream romantic celebration, unlike roses and dahlias. even my husband noticed how these flowers failed to compliment the setting of such beautiful venue. and the way those bowls were scattered, just seemed not so well thought out. all i could say was they looked very amateur and inexpensive, far from what i had expected from megan. i don't want to dismiss megan's work and talent. she really is very creative and full of charms. she's an up-and-coming star in this industry, and rightfully so with her creations at other events. she did go out of her way to give me tips and suggestions throughout the planning process, but the end result just did not justify the price i paid for. i know i wasn't only paying for flowers, but even considering that, the arrangements could not have been all that labor intensive. the vendor i had the most faith and hope in turned out to be my least favorite...
Services used: Flowers