JeanieB24

WEDDING DATE:

Apr 18, 2009

JeanieB24
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Tiffany Monday
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Tiffany is a VERY talented stylist! I tried two different styles with her before the wedding, but ended up going with a completely different look the day of! She did a beautiful job and it ended up looking better than I had imagined! I wanted the look to be classic and timeless and that's exactly what she did! :) I know I will look back at my pictures 50 years from now and feel the same way. Tiffany's prices were also very reasonable! One stylist I met with in OC wanted to charge a $200 travel fee, but Tiffany came to Laguna at no additional charge. Having her at the hotel was a great way to minimize stress on the wedding day! Thank you Tiffany for making me look my very best on the very best day of my life! :)
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My Fair Lady Flowers
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
A bride who is considering booking with Lyn wrote me recently... I thought some of her questions might help you if you're considering My Fair Lady Flowers as well. Why I booked with My Fair Lady Flowers: Lyn was one of four preferred vendors for our wedding venue, Occasions at Laguna Village. She is on-site, so that was a big plus! Of all of the florists I met with, she was the most attentive and sincere - it really seemed like she actually CARED about making my vision for the wedding come alive. Her prices were also the most reasonable....one vendor wanted to charge me FIVE TIMES more for carnation balls than what Lyn charged. One of the florists I met with refused to give me a price estimate until I booked with her. I told her my budget, and she said something along the lines of 'Oh, yeah I think I can make that work... but you have to book with me first.' She sat me in the front of her shop to flip through some books while she was in the back. When I met with Lyn, she immediately whipped out her pad of paper, took time to look at arrangements I wanted AND she suggested less expensive flowers (that I actually ended up liking more!) to stay within our budget. She's also just a very nice, comfortable person to work with. At no point did I feel like I was inconveniencing her, bothering her, or not spending enough money... which is how I felt with quite a few of the vendors I worked with in Laguna. Did the arrangements meet my expectations? They went beyond my expectations. I don't have our professional pictures yet, so I will attach a few of my favorite photos. I had Lyn do a mock-up of my centerpiece a few months before the wedding, which was the best thing I could have done. It eased any worry that I had about the flowers being exactly what I wanted them to be. It also gave me the opportunity to ask for a less brighter pink in the roses and request that all of the roses be fully open. Was she there for my wedding? Lyn was on site setting up the arrangements and the chuppah...which was so beautiful I wanted to take it home with me. (The columns that Occasions provided were just not at all what I was looking for.) Her husband delivered the flowers to our hotel beforehand, so I didn't see Lyn, but since she's on site, there's really no reason why she wouldn't be there setting up the flowers. I remember asking her if she would be the florist arranging the flowers and she told me that she had an assistant (Amanda is awesome too!) but that she liked to be in charge to make sure everything is perfect. :) Oh, and I just remembered...one of my bridesmaids had an incident with her bouquet, and because Lyn was on-site, she was able to walk over and have it repaired. Also, when the flowers were delivered to the hotel, we were missing a butonniere (due to miscommunication) so I called Lyn, she whipped up one more and had it to the Best Man in no time. AND my husband went to buy a card for me before the wedding, and she changed the inside lining of the card to match our wedding colors! People that caring don't come around often. Especially in the wedding business, where many, many vendors are just in it for the money. Were there any surprises? No surprises. It was about $100 more in the end, but that's because I had to add corsages and I changed my bouquet. I would say the one disappointment I did have was that I wanted my peonies to be open more but by the early evening, they were in full bloom and just beautiful. It was still very pretty and sweet smaller, though. Lyn even put little white pins in it that I wanted. :) Advice If you book with Lyn, be sure to show her photographs of what you want. By showing her photos of what I liked, she reproduced exactly what I wanted (ONLY BETTER) while making suggestions to stay within my budget. The chuppah was AMAZING! Also, if you're also getting married at Occasions, don't listen to whoever you're working with when they make floral suggestions...they really downplayed Lyn's talent. In the end, book with who you like, who is willing do to what you want within your budget, and you can walk away from feeling comfortable and like you can trust them. Last, but not least - Lyn of My Fair Lady Flowers is amazingly talented, personable, and caring. I highly recommend you consider her services. :)
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