May 22, 2010

Giao Nguyen Makeup Artistry & Hair Design
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Giao is absolutely amazing and worthy of every great review she receives! I found Giao through the lovely ladies of PW and I'm so glad I did. Giao does great work. She's extremely responsive and professional, and just a lovely person in general.

I thought she did a great job during the trial, but her work on the actual day of the wedding blew me away. I've never felt so pretty. Giao and her assistant did a beautiful job on all the ladies (my MOH, Mom, and 5 bridesmaids) and finished everyone in a timely fashion. We had so much fun getting ready that morning and I can't thank Giao enough for the great job she did.
Services used: Beauty & Health

Hep Jen
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
DJ Hep Jen did a great job at our wedding. She keeps things low-key when it comes to MC'ing, which I really appreciated. I loved having classy jazz and swing playing all night, plus the beginner's swing dance lesson that Jen gave was definitely one of the highlights of the party!! Our guests loved it.
Services used: DJ, Unique Services

Pacific Athletic Club
( 4.6 / 5.0 )
Pacific Athletic Club was a great venue to have our reception.

Regarding the venue itself, we loved the layout of the dining room and all of the space available for guests to hang out during the party. It was important to me to have natural light, so the two large window walls were a plus, as were the high ceilings. Plus, the chiavari chairs come standard!! Can you say awesome?!!

As for the catering, the food was delicious and prices were incredibly reasonable, especially for the Peninsula area. Most of the catering was in-house but they do allow some specialty outside catering, so we were able to bring in lechon (Filipino roast pig) and lumpia.

Molly Jacobs was our coordinator at the venue and she was great. She definitely knows her stuff. It was usually easier to reach her by phone over email. I sometimes got antsy waiting for an email reply, but when we did get in touch, I was always reassured. Molly was on top of things and didn't miss a detail on the day of the wedding.
Services used: Wedding Venue

stanford memorial church
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Memorial Church is absolutely beautiful, and I've dreamed of getting married there since I was a wide-eyed freshman.

Mary Gallagher, the coordinator for MemChu, is an absolute gem and we were so lucky to work with her for our ceremony. Also, Father Nathan and the rest of the staff of the Catholic Community at Stanford were very supportive and helpful during our marriage preparation.
Services used: Wedding Venue

( 4.0 / 5.0 )
This is my first vendor review on PW :D Im in the same boat as the rest of these brides! My wedding isnt until next year, but I had to write a review and give props to Christine. The day before our initial consultation, I visited the Bella Intima bridal show. There were a number of arrangements on display, and I was very impressed and pleased with the centerpieces and bouquets done by Outburst Flowers. Christine has been really great so far, very responsive and patient with all of my questions, and very knowledgeable. I have a big wedding with a small floral budget. One florist straight up told me my budget wasnt big enough and to come back if I found more money somewhere. Others had minimums above what I wanted to spend. Christine was perfectly willing to work with my budget. Her quote breaks everything down for you so you know exactly what youre paying for, and her prices are fabulous, the best of three quotes I received. -------- POST-WEDDING UPDATE! Christine did a beautiful job with all of the flowers! I received many compliments on our bouquets and centerpieces and was very pleased with them. She even managed to track down my favorite flower, dahlias, despite the fact that they are late coming in this season due to the cold, wet spring we're having. If there were any cons, I would say that Christine was sometimes hard to get in touch with earlier on in the planning process, but she was definitely on top of things as we got closer to the wedding date.
Services used: Flowers