jpeilin

WEDDING DATE:

Dec 20, 2008

jpeilin
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Mission 261
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
We wanted a chinese banquet with decent decor. This was the place. The manager, Robert, is really friendly but he knows his business and knows what he's doing. We signed a contract, but it wasn't very detailed at all. The food was decent, the service was decent during the dinner. I would say the only thing to watch out for is the table/guest count. If you don't have your numbers right, they can add tables, or overcharge you the day of. If you are careful to be meticulous about the planning, it's a great deal for a wedding with all the amenities taken care of (i.e. there's a slideshow player set up already, not in the way of anything, high ceilings, nice double entry doors, etc.) Pricier than the other reputable chinese restaurants in the area but cheaper than taking it to a hotel and getting charged double for lower quality food!
Services used: Wedding Venue

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First United Methodist Church of Pasadena
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The church offers two rooms: the sanctuary which is huge and will accomodate a very large number of guests, and the chapel which accomodates about 160 seated. The lighting is beautiful, music sounded nice in the chapel and a bride's room. Everything is well situated. They have a main coordinator, Diane, and some assistants. Sometimes contact is slow but we did not have a problem planning our wedding overall. Just make sure to test our your music (if you are using electronic media) before the actual day.
Services used: Unique Services

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California Snack Foods Inc.
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The candied apples here are AMAZING, i am not normally a sweet tooth but i ate a bunch of them before my wedding. you have to pick them up yourself a day or two before the big day and then wrap them yourself. I got cellophane bags from michael's and they were too small so I went to kelly paper store to get some bigger ones which finally fit. make sure you order the cellophane bags well in advance, they are sometimes hard to come by.
Services used: Unique Services

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M's Flowers
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
The owner is a very honest woman, very accomodating and kind. Our flowers turned out good, not great. I guess they didn't have the availability of one color I wanted so they substituted it with a lighter one (it's allowed in the contract) so it didn't quite have the same effect I had intentioned but they were still nice. They offer traditional arrangements, nothing really design-ish but if you're just looking for simple elegance than this is probably good for you since they don't charge a fortune. The delivery was a little behind the day of but they came.
Services used: Unique Services

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Leafie Calligraphy
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Great service and turnaround time. Jessica (the calligrapher) is a pro and it's a GREAT touch for weddings, an easy way to add elegance...a lot of my guests took notice and mentioned it to me! ALSO- no invitations were sent back to us (i.e. she got all the addresses right)!
Services used: Invitations

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love~d
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Diana is a wonderful designer that puts in a lot of attention to detail - down to the last line in your program! We had a great time working with her to create a really UNIQUE design that we got a lot of compliments on. She designed our invitations, programs and menu and was incredibly patient with us. If you're looking for something whimsical and more unique, she's definitely the person to go to.
Services used: Invitations

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ECHOUMAKEUP MAKEUP & HAIR STUDIO {AIRBRUSH / HAIR EXTENSION}
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Elaine was great, a very sweet lady. I loved my makeup- dramatic w/o making me look like someone entirely different. She is better at clean, formal hair-do's (versus a romantic, swept-up look) so if you're looking for that, she's the right person. Her menu is a bit on the pricey side but if you calculate the money you save from borrowing a veil (that she lends) and hair piece, I think it makes her a fairly economical choice. She's also the most timely person I've ever met. 4 stars because she is fantastic, reliable and makeup did not wear off at all during the course of the day. i would give her 5 stars if she was more versatile at hair styles.
Services used: Beauty & Health

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We went here to buy my husband's band. They had a great selection and service was excellent considering they took the time to explain everything to us and to answer all our meticulous questions. The ring came on time, he loves it and they offer free cleaning when you go in. all in all we are glad we came here.
Services used: Jewelry