Lollypops

WEDDING DATE:

Oct 19, 2007

Lollypops
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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Tina works from her home and does not advertise. She has made quite a business just from word of mouth from previous clients. I met with Tina at her home and she had plenty of books of her work to show me. I had very specific ideas in mind and she delivered perfectly. We had two ceremonies- one Indian and one Catholic and she took care of everything for both, including the Indian Mandap (which she had never done before but pulled off perfectly). Best of all, her prices cant be beat! This is probably my vendor that offered the best value. I highly recommend her!
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

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Kauai Marriott Resort
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We both loved this hotel. The grounds are lush and beautiful and the rooms were simple and clean. No complaints at all. I highly recommend the daily breakfast buffet- very much worth the cost. If a low-key beach vacation is for you, Kauai is the place to be. One recommendation: rent a car. The island is very easy to navigate and there is little public transportation to rely on. Having our own car allowed us to explore and find vacant beaches where we would often spend our time.
Services used: Unique Services

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Xavier Grand
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This church is expensive ($800) and very hard to book but well worth it. The church has a reputation of being very hard to book but found it very easy once I told them I was open to having a Friday evening wedding. Another bonus, the church is so ornate, few flowers are needed!
Services used: Unique Services

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Vito's Sicilian Pizzeria & Restaurante
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This restaurant started as a little pizzeria that evolved into a pretty nice restaurant. We knew that we wanted a relaxed rehearsal dinner and this was the perfect place. We just ordered a lot of different pizzas and pastas and encouraged guests to mingle among the tables. During the warmer months there is a lovely outdoor patio but it was too cold for it during October. One downfall, there was not a private room- we just had a portion of the restaurant sectioned off which was fine for our needs.
Services used: Unique Services

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The Gelateria
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We did not have a traditional wedding cake but instead had gelato. The Gelateria (downtown) had a really neat cart that looked great and held 5 flavors. This gelato is by far the best in the area and the service was great! This was a big hit of the wedding and everyone- kids and grownups alike- loved it!
Services used: Unique Services

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( 2.0 / 5.0 )
When you book WOW you dont have a choice with your caterer. The food was very good at our tasting but was not as good at the wedding reception (which we expected).
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

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Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
We got a great rate for our guests, but really didnt get much of a discount for ourselves. The hotel has recently gone through some renovations, and is very nice. Their breakfast buffet was great but we didnt have a chance to eat at any other restaurants in the hotel. The one problem we had was the sporadic giving of the wedding gift bags. I assumed a hotel would be accustomed to this new tradition, but some guests never received theirs.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I had a hard time finding a makeup artist that would only do my makeup (bridesmaid and mom didnt want theirs done). Lisa did a trial run at her home and came to the hotel on the day of. Lisa was on time and recreated the trial look perfectly.
Services used: Beauty & Health

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CMAX Photography
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
This is a husband/wife team and it was nice having two photographers. They are fairly expensive and charge quite a bit for the high res images. It also took about 7 months for our wedding album to come in which seemed a little too long. Overall, they do great work, but you definitely pay for it.
Services used: Photography

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The Ultimate Bride
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
This is one of the fancier bridal stores in the area, but it actually has a poor reputation. I casually went it and just wanted to see if they had any dresses I liked. They had one that I loved, but it was out of my price range. They completely worked with me on the price and I ended up buying a sample gown and got a great deal! I get the sense that they have high turnover, but they ladies were always kind and knowledgeable. I think some people are turned off because you are not allowed to pull dresses yourself. I was fine with this and they ended up finding my perfect dress just by my description of what I was looking for.
Services used: Dress & Attire