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Apr 09, 2005

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Tower Bridal
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Shopping there was awesome. They have a huge selection and if you go there on weekdays/nights, it isn't as crowded. I personally liked the sales staff there and had a blast. The dress came in when they said it would and so did the BM's dresses.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Portland Style Cheesecake Company
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This review is really for Bambi Sorenson who is now with Portland Style Cheesecake! Now, we all know, most people say they don't even remember the cake from the reception...well...I have never heard soooo many people talk about the cake from ours! Apparently, her chocolate cake is to die for. I only had one bite...and I don't remember what flavor it was. I had like four flavors of cake made. But everyone else had like 2 or 3 pieces! She made it square, didn't charge me extra and made it exactly the way I wanted it. I got a four tiered cake, 2 sheet cakes and mints to put on the tables with our monogram B on it for about $700. Mind you, I got enough cake for about 400 people. I think she also (I didn't see this...but people told me) pre-scored the sheet cakes and put a B on each individual piece as well. Her cakes are really good people. She will definitely do what you want her to do. The only downfall here is that she doesn't do email, and that was my main way of communication...calling her didn't hurt though, we just played a lot of phone tag sometimes.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Kathi's Stitchery
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Duh people of Oregon. You have to go to her. She is unbelievable. I actually miss her now that the wedding is over. I wanted boobs, she gave me boobs. I had to have it taken it in again and again and she did it. The day the I was suppose to pick up my dress, I tried it on and thought everything was perfect. Got in my car and went to eat lunch. 10 minutes into lunch, I get a call from Kathi. She wasn't happy with the hemline on the dress and wanted to shorten it more. She wanted me to come back so she could fix it....who calls their client after they leave and have paid you for you service just because she wanted to make sure they wouldn't be tripping on it all night?!?! (Sidenote, I was tripping anyways, but not because of the hemline...hahaha) She is great, her customer service skills are hard to come by nowadays I tell ya! She is amazing. I also rented a slip-crinoline thingy from her for $25. OH! And instead of pushing me to buy a veil from her, she actually gave pointers to my friend who made the veil for me. She took like 15 minutes of her time to show my friend how to glue the beads on the tulle ( I guess my friend was making it way too difficult) and gave my friend the glue! Perfect!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Bear Printing
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
Okay, I absolutely loved them at first. After the print job was over though, that's where things got ugly. I had to get some parts of the invite re-printed because my parental units were not happy and also because I found a typo on another part. Okay, that's cool, I signed the proof, my fault. BUT SERIOUSLY, if you are printing this stuff and you see that ROOM is spelled ROON, wouldn't you go ahead and make the change anyways? I wouldn't have signed for it if I had seen it! OMG. Anyways, got the reprinted set back and it was fine. Well, I took a closer look when I was getting ready to assemble them at home and saw another mistake on another piece! THREE times, I had to get stuff reprinted! And the third time wasn't my fault! They put the wrong map on the back on one of the cards. ARH! Then, after I had sent out the first batch, I found another little typo...but let it go, HWY 26 on one of the maps just said H. ARH! Yeah, didn't go back to Bear Printing EVER. For all the programs and rest of the paper stuff, I just DIYed and took it all to Kinkos. If you do use them, really, they are nice girls, but go over your stuff like none other. I always felt like a biotch bridezilla when I critiqued the stuff, so I let a lot of stuff go....I am too nice sometimes...I know...it was partly my fault that so many things went wrong with the invites...but still!
Services used: Unique Services

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Shumaker Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Funny and real cool guy. Just fun all around. We were little late in getting into the formal pics and he got us right back on track. He was just a riot. He also worked with my crazy asian family and was great about everything. He came on both days of the wedding and stayed till it got boring. The E-pics turned out awesome I thought, so the wedding pics have to be good! Love Brian and he did an amazing job. Stayed out of the way yet, captured moments I never knew happened. I got a collage style proof book that was even better than a real album and the quality is amazing. Hes got a great personality and is very talented. You will be comfortable with his style!!
Services used: Unique Services

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Jake's Catering at Sentinel
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Where to begin! Kevin, our coordinator was awesome. Anyone who puts up with my mom and her "asian demanding" ways and still smiles about it, receives a gold medal in my book. He tried to and accomplished most of our demands. For the quality we got at $35.50 per person, at JAKES, it was a steal. He really really worked with us. He also helped out on the day of the wedding and he was running around just as much as my wedding coordinator was! His customer service skills and ability to make things happen was amazing. He pulled ideas out of his a$$ when I tried to explain my "vision". Special shout out to the CFO of McCormick and Schmidt's, Jeff, for making things happen for us as well. Oh and the food, was to die for. The crab cakes, shrimp cocktail and stuff salmon shitake are all must haves. Too bad I only had plate...I heard all the guests went back for 2 or 3 more plates! Anyone who is thinking of using Jake's Catering, feel free to page me if you have questions or thoughts. Update: Erin Hight is now one of the coordinators there and is absolutely amazing and great to work with!!
Services used: Catering, Wedding Venue