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WEDDING DATE:

Jun 21, 2008

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Davids Bridal
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My bridesmaids and I were very pleased with the results of our purchases at David's Bridal in Monrovia, CA. I had four bridesmaids of different sizes and shapes... I used the David's Bridal website to pick out the style and color of their dresses ahead of time. We went into the store and tried everything on a couple of times. Our order arrived properly and with more than enough time to make sure everything fit. I even bought a back-up outfit for myself in case I got tired of wearing my wedding dress (which was handmade and NOT from David's Bridal). The associates were friendly and very helpful. Highest marks!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Shirvan Design
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The folks at Shirvan were amazing. My husband and I were on a tight budget and they worked with us to make our decor pop without costing too much. They decorated our ceremony location, our cake and our reception with large bouquets of fresh flowers. They also provided my bouquet, my bridesmaids' flowers and all the corsages for everyone else. I got to preview everything the day before and they even re-did my bouquet when their first try didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped. They did custom-sized cakeplate wreaths for each of the tables at our reception for the centerpieces. Everything came out the correct color and exactly as I had imagined it. Highest marks!
Services used: Flowers

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Personally Yours by Beth
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Beth helped me pick out the most amazing invitations for my wedding. She has lots of experience with formal wording and helped me decide what to say and how to say it. Only one small hitch - I forgot to add a "not attending" option to my RSVP and one of my food options ended up saying "child" instead of "child's plate". My fault for not double-checking everything, so make sure that you take her advice, but read everything out loud to yourself to make sure that it doesn't sound funny. :-)
Services used: Unique Services

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Patticakes Dessert Company
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Patticakes was amazing!!! I wanted a cake to be the centerpiece of each table at my reception and they obliged in grand style! I picked three different types of cakes and they turned out five of each for my 15 tables with no trouble at all. They also did an amazing job with my wedding cake, including covering it with fresh roses that matched the ones that my florist used for the rest of the wedding. Great job! My family has been using Patticakes for individual cakes for at least 15 years, and we were skeptical at first... but they did amazingly. Highest marks!
Services used: Unique Services

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Enchanted Carriages
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
These folks were great! They provided us with a horse-drawn carriage for our wedding. They were on time, provided champagne and time for me to practice getting in and out of the carriage before the ceremony. I managed to look amazing despite my giant, civil war-style metal boned hoopskirt and full-length mantilla veil. They made the grand entrance to my wedding the most worry-free part! Highest marks!
Services used: Unique Services

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LAdigitalPhoto - Event Photography by Tom Keene
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We used LADigitalPhoto for our photography only. My husband and I were very impressed with the results. Our photographer was friendly and personable and got all the shots that we wanted. We did not have to spend a lot of time directing him or checking on his whereabouts - he just went about his business and came up up with about 1500 photos of our whole day. He was very professional yet made our guests feel comfortable with his presence. He also dealt with guest conflict in a professional manner (our family is a bit difficult at times). We would definitely use him again if we were in need of a professional photographer. Highest marks!
Services used: Photography

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had our wedding at Calamigos on June 21st... it was fiendishly hot, but the experience was wonderful anyway. The property was beautifully cleaned and everything was set up exactly as we had planned it with the coordinator. The rehearsal went off without a hitch as well, although it would have been nice to go over the whole thing one more time. Either way, the actual ceremony went beautifully. All my vendors had someone to guide them in... at least everything got put were it was supposed to. I was hiding in the Little White House to avoid seeing my future husband. :-) The only issue was that I needed to have someone looking out for tiny details... my silver and crystal initials for my cake never got put on it. A relative could have done it, but I had been told that I would have a day-of coordinator and she would take care of things like that. Apparently, she was too busy shepherding my wayward relatives and future relatives to their correct locations. The reception at the Polo Room went off really well. The food was even better than the tasting and the service was timely and professional. They have since made the food choices and appetizer set-up easier to understand and work out, but we did fine as it was. The other really nice thing is that they have not only a vegetarian option, but a VEGAN plate as well! So cool for my vegan friends. All in all, I'm very glad we chose Calamigos at the Equestrian Center. If you're getting married during the summer months, keep in mind that Burbank is boiling hot, even in the evening. :-)
Services used: Wedding Venue