Apr 26, 2008
The women here are incredibly friendly and passionate people. They have the best tasting cake I have ever tasted. We gave them an inspiration photo, and they duplicated it perfectly. Several of our guests raved about how our cake was the only good tasting wedding cake theyve ever had, plus it looked beautiful!
Services used: Wedding Cake
Overall, LaChef was wonderful. Our contact, Melissa, was very helpful, and the food was excellent. LaChef worked with us to develop a new menu, unique for our event, which we really appreciated. The servers, at our reception, did an outstanding job. Our only main complaint was that at our reception, one detail, that we had gone over with Melissa several times, was incorrect. Of course, no one else knew, but it was frustrating for us. Other than that, we were very pleased with them.
Services used: Catering
The Chase Park Plaza
Ceremony Site: The Empire Room; We wanted a nice, intimate room that we could bring in our own minister and have a romantic, candlelit ceremony. The Chase fit the bill perfectly. We went through 3 contacts there, but it was never an issue, as all we needed from them was the room. They were all very nice though.
Services used: Wedding Venue
Tami Scott Makeup & Hair Studio
Tami is wonderful. At my trial, I was having a rough day, it was pouring outside, and I was running late and had forgotten all of my inspiration pics. I briefly described what I wanted, and she nailed it! On my wedding day, she came to my suite and did my hair even more beautifully, and did a great job on my make-up. I also had had a few bridesmaids ask if she could do their eyes, etc. and she agreed to squeeze them in. They were all thrilled with her, too.
Services used: Beauty & Health
The venue itself is such a unique spot; we instantly had to have it. Booking it from JoAnn at the Parks Department was awful though. That woman should not still have a job. She was impossible to get a hold of, was rude when we finally would, then took 3 times as long as she said, to do anything. My coordinator and I had to stay on her to get her to send us the park permit. It took her 6 months to get it to us! Luckily, once you book the pavilion, you're done with her. The venue itself is gorgeous and the grounds people we met were so nice and helpful. Its such an amazing place, that all the hassle with JoAnn was worth it.
Services used: Wedding Venue
Country Club Limousine
We rented the 007 Bond Limo. They were so easy to work with, and our driver, Steve, was awesome! He drove the boys around for pictures beforehand and they had a blast with him. They had water and champagne for us, Steve was hilarious, the limo was awesome, and it was a lot of fun! Steve even gave us a wedding gift: a PowerBall ticket! :)
Services used: Unique Services
The Rebel Florist
At our first meeting, Brian, the owner, instantly impressed us with his passion and knowledge of flowers and arrangement styles. He was easy to get in touch with, he had great suggestions for us when we had no idea what we wanted and kept changing our minds. And our flowers turned out incredible! My bouquet was more than I could have asked for, as well as everything he did. All of our flowers held up great, too. Our coordinator said his staff was great that day, setting up, and we were beyond thrilled with his work! He also worked within our budget, tweaking things a few times to get us everything we wanted, but staying within our budget. He also told us ordering our own vases, and re-selling them afterwards, would be cheaper than renting them from him, (we appreciated that honesty!) I cannot recommend enough!
Services used: Flowers
The owner, Erin, quickly became one of our absolute favorite people, after our first meeting. She is incredibly passionate about what she does and genuinely wants to blow her clients away. She helped us design the look of our entire wedding. Her and her team did the fabric draping, lighting, and decorating for our ceremony and reception. Besides being amazingly talented at what they do, they were all a pleasure to work with. If it's in your budget, I highly recommend booking Exclusive Events; they will transform your venue(s) into something magnificent!
Services used: Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Flowers, Unique Services
Clary Pfeiffer Photography
Words cannot express how much we adore this woman. Her work is phenomenal! She is a total sweetheart, hard worker (she was with us FOREVER that day!), an amazing talent; I can't recommend her enough. If you don't have a photographer yet, and she is available on your date: go book her right now!! It was the best decision we made! I could not be happier with our wedding photos. She captured so many amazing images, and was a blast to have around on our wedding day.
Services used: Photography
We felt Lifetime Media had the best quality, and best electronic capabilities, to make the kind of video we wanted. We got their largest package, but they let us customize it to get exactly what we wanted. They also made us a 'growing-up' photo slideshow that we showed at our rehearsal dinner, and it was fantastic. They were great to be around on the wedding day, and our video turned out stunning. They were very creative in their editing, using really beautiful segways into each event throughout the day. The video is very professional, and they captured even more than I could have hoped for!
Services used: Videography
All Dressed In White
Christy was recommended to us, unfortunately we were not very pleased with her overall. She was disorganized in our meetings, often forgetting about things we had discussed, which forced us to go over them repeatedly. This lead me to not trust in her as much, therefore I did not put as much on her shoulders as I would have had I trusted her fully. She did, however, take over all contact with my vendors, near my wedding day, and that was helpful. She had two staff members work our wedding, and they were both very friendly and helpful. On the day of our wedding, everything went smoothly. There were a few things set-up incorrectly, that we had gone over several times, and because I hadnt given her the full load, due to my lack of trust in her, some things were left out that I wish wouldnt have been. She also was dressed extremely unprofessional at my reception (she was not at my ceremony); she wore black pants, a white shirt, with a bright gold sequin jacket over it. I thought that was very unprofessional, and I was frustrated upon seeing her.
Services used: Unique Services
I had a great experience here. They were incredibly helpful when I was shopping for my wedding dress. After I bought my dress from them, they continued to be friendly, helpful, and attentive. The cost of my dress included alterations and steaming, all of which were done perfectly. I had them add buttons, down the back of my dress, and this, too, was done wonderfully.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Block Rockin' Beats
Tom Rotter was the only DJ we met with. I had heard nothing but great reviews, and after meeting with him, we booked him. Our personalities instantly meshed with his. He is a really cool, laid back guy, no corny stuff. Exactly what we wanted. He also met us at our reception site a few weeks before the wedding, to do a sound check, which was nice of him to take the time to do. He was easy to get in touch with, and quick to respond to any of our requests. We asked for a lot of very non-typical music, and he worked hard to get it all for us. That night, he did a fantastic job, playing so many styles of music, but making it all flow together. He was so attentive to my husband and I. In fact, at one point, I was standing to the side of the dance floor with a drink, when a song we love came on, and my husband came up to me to dance. He took my drink and was holding it as we started to slow dance. Tom noticed this and came up and took the drink, so we didn't have to hold it! It was small things like that, that just went above and beyond. Everyone loved him, he played everything we wanted, nothing we didn't, and is just a great guy! Cannot recommend enough!
Services used: DJ