Aug 27, 2006
Bridesmaids Gowns: When I first walked into Happy Bride, I found the exact Bridesmaid Dresses that I wanted my Bridesmaids to wear. I wanted something simple and elegant with a little bit of detail on the top. The color was an exact match of what I was looking for. The staff was extremely friendly, and very easy to deal with. They were very helpful with sizes and measurements, even for my out of town Bridesmaids. Everything was ordered and delivered quicker than expected. They even shipped a few of the dresses out of the area for those out of town Bridesmaids to have altered. Their prices were also very reasonable. Alterations: The same Bridal Boutique where my bridesmaids purchased their dresses had an in house seamstress. I believe her name is Josepha. I went to the fittings with my bridesmaids and they were all very pleased with the service. The dresses looked amazing, and fit them like a glove. Everyone was really happy overall with the fit of the dresses, and how well done they were. The dresses lasted through extreme dancing and are perfect for more wearing! I would definitely go back to her if I needed anything fitted to me or to have a dress shortened. Maybe i'll have my wedding gown shortened and wear it out! The prices were also very affordable.
Services used: Dress & Attire
We had Crepemaker come to my house for the rehearsal dinner. This was really cool. They have different packages that include a certain amount of crepes. We got enough so everyone could have two, one dinner crepe and one dessert crepe. This was awesome! The crepes were delicious. They had a whole menu that you can choose from for both the dinner and dessert crepes. How great is chocolate and cheesecake in a crepe?! People were raving about how great of an idea this was. It was also very easy, no setup or cleanup. It was also very affordable. I definitely would prefer this over the typical sit down rehearsal dinner. It was very cool and comfortable.
Services used: Catering
Luxor Resort And Casino
I had been wanting to go to Vegas for a long time. So going for my honeymoon seemed like the perfect opportunity. I originally wanted to get married in vegas but my friends and family wanted to be apart of it so we changed our plans. Vegas was great. The Luxor, the pyramid, was awesome. There is so much to do in vegas, we stayed a week, and we didn't have nearly enough time to do everything I wanted to do. We had a ton of fun there! I would definitely recommend going to vegas on your honeymoon or even having your wedding there if thats the kinda wedding that suits you. You can definitely make it a great one there. Everything is open late, and you gotta check out at least one show even if its not really what your into. We went to the topless show at the luxor I think it was called fantasy. It was pretty cool, and an easy way to keep the husband into a show because it was topless.
Services used: Unique Services
The Ancient Spanish Monastery, St. Bernard de Clairvaux
If you are not familiar with the Ancient Spanish Monastery then you should definitely check it out. It is absolutely gorgeous! The architechure is unbelievable. When you walk in you are in for a big surprise, and I think that my guests were blown away at how amazing it looked. I also included on my programs the history of the monastery which is a very cool read about the structure. I had my ceremony in the Chapter House which had a small isle but it was nice and very intimate so family and friends could hear our vows. They have many different ceremony areas that you can use, even a Chapel. I also had my reception in the cloister area at the monastery. Our reception was also at the Spanish Monastery in The Cloisters. It was Gorgeous! The setup was perfect. The dcor we used looked amazing in the cloisters. My only complaint was that it got a bit hot, but I did get married outside in August in Florida so I guess I expected this ahead of time. No one could believe how beautiful this place was. All of my guests said they had never seen a wedding like that before, and that is why I had it there. I did not want to get married in the typical hall or "room" at a hotel. I wanted to do something different. It was exactly what I was looking for.
Services used: Wedding Venue
My flowers and Dcor were done by Jennifer J Events. Everything looked amazing. It was completely beyond my expectations and I couldn't have asked for better. My bouquet looked better than the picture that I originally brought to them! I have never seen such a perfect bouquet. I had white roses and hanging white orchids. It looked phenominal! I had Silver-Blue linens and the white flowers with the flowers natural greens, they were a perfect contrast. Everything was done perfectly. You can tell that these are professionals. They are the real deal. You will not be dissapointed if you use Jennifer J Events! They did all of my planning as well as dcor, and coordination. everything was effortless and stress free for me. What more could you ask for? I cannot say enough about Jennifer, from Jennifer J Events. She was there for everything that I needed. She told me that I could call her anytime, and I felt very comfortable with her. I had absolutely no stress on my wedding day, and did not have to think about anything except for having to be there. Jennifer and her staff are the best at what they do. I used her for all of my planning and dcor. I felt like everything was very easy. The outcome was phenominal. I wouldn't change a thing. I will use her again to plan any parties or events upcoming.
Services used: Wedding Planning
I have to say, I was very impressed with Americaters. Number one, they are extremely reasonable. Two, they have fantastic staff with great service. And three, the food was great. I had a tasting with them ahead of time and when I say we tasted everythingthat is no lie, we tasted everything! The food was perfect, just like at the tasting, maybe even better. I had a buffet and a pasta station, which was really cool. You could decide which kind of pasta you wanted, which sauce, and what you wanted in it. I liked having something a little creative in my menu. My guests were pleased with it as well. They can make pretty much anything you want. The menu we put together was great. Our guests still talk about it. And did I mention they are reasonable?
Services used: Catering
Cake Designs By Edda
Our Cake was delicious! I shouldn't have to say anymore than thatbut I will. It was not only delicious but it was beautiful too. It almost didn't look real, but it obviously was because we ate it. On top of it being perfect, it was buttercream (not that nasty fondant). Which is way better as far as taste in my book. Well the buttercream was so impecably smooth, it looked like it could have been fondant. I have never seen such smooth buttercream before. The cake itself was perfectly moist. I did freeze the top layer, and I did eat it on my anniversary. And believe it or not, it tasted just as good a year later.
Services used: Wedding Cake
UBIS MUSIC & LIGHTING
DJ Ubi did my Ceremony music and my reception music. He did a fantastic job. I gave him a list of my ceremony songs and everything went perfectly. He played some cool lounge music during my cocktail hour and great dance music when it was time to party. I gave him a list of my "not to play" songs cause I didn't really want to be one of those weddings where your doing the macarena, ya know? All of the music was great and even people that I didn't expect to dance got up there. He had a microphone for the toastes. He was great and I would definitely use him again for a party.
Services used: DJ