GracieLove

WEDDING DATE:

Apr 26, 2009

GracieLove
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Classic Party Rentals Culver City
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We are using Classic for all of our rentals. Our wedding is being held at my aunt's house in Laguna Beach, so everything needs to be rented. So far, so good... They aren't the cheapest rental company around, however they do have a really good selection.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

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Rossmoor PAstries
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
Rossmoor Pastries is only popular because they have contracts with so many local reception sites, not because their cakes are good. I am a cake person, I love cake. This is the only cake I have ever spit out. My fiance who eats anything, didn't even like it or finish his slice at my friend's wedding. The cake is tasteless, and the service is horrible. My friend asked me to go with her to the cake tasting, and the coordinator was rude and rushed us through the appointment. If you can, I would recommend avoiding this bakery, there are so many better tasting, better priced bakeries out there.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Heavenly Blooms
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
After interviewing several florists, I finally decided on Heavenly Blooms. Their work and creativity is truly fantastic. Their prices are reasonable as well. Jaclyn is so nice and welcoming. She brought out several different flower options for us to view and helped us decide on our colors. She told us where we could cut so that we could stay within our budget, and even offered to help with extra details at the wedding. I highly HIGHLY recommend Heavenly Blooms. Our wedding date is quickly approaching and I am looking forward to seeing our beautiful flowers! My MOH who is getting married in Palm Springs also booked them for her wedding in September. Grade: A+ Will update with more information after our final consultation.
Services used: Flowers

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Rosebud Cakes
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This is by far one of my favorite bakeries EVER... for some of my past birthday cakes, they've made a tiffany box, birthday present, stacks of shoe boxes, just to name a few. The cakes are always delicious and beautiful. My personal favorite is the marble cake with caramel mousse filling and the Most which is sooo decadent.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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King's Hawaiian Bakery
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My dad loves the King's Hawaiian Bread, so as a treat I ordered his birthday cake from this bakery. My whole family loved it. We ordered the Hawaiian Paradise cake and it was light, fluffy and yummy! Highly recommend this bakery!!!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Cudge.net
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The votive candles are already here - good quality, and most importantly cheap!
Services used: Favors & Gifts, Flowers

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DUPLICATE
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Delicious Brunch! I recently attended a baby shower brunch at The Langham Hotel,and it was amazing! The food displays were mouthwatering and the service excellent!
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Twin Palms Pasadena
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We love this restaurant, and its a really fun location on Saturday nights. We celebrated my fiance's 30th birthday here in September. The staff reserved a table near the band, and the service was wonderful. They also allowed me to cut the birthday cake so I didn't have to be a cake cutting fee!!! While we were there, there was also a small wedding recpetion going on two tables down.They seemed like they were having fun, and weren't bothered by the noise and other guests looking over at their table. If you're looking for a quiet, private location for your wedding reception...probably not the best place. Other than that, I highly recommend it. A+
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The Westlake Village is amazing... you seriously forget you're somewhere in Southern California. The grounds are beautiful, and I adore the European style. The lobby is elegant, warm and cozy. The rooms are gorgeous and a good size. We love to get away here every once in a while. I would move here if I could afford it.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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The Ahwahnee Hotel
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Yosemite is a beautiful place to visit. I am not a camping girl, nor have I ever been... but my fiance convinced me to go with him. I am so glad I went! Yosemite is truly breathtaking. However, I wouldn't have liked it so much without the plush amenities of the Ahwahnee Hotel. It was really nice to spend the day outdoors, hiking, touring the park, having outdoor picnics... however, it was soooo much nicer to come home at night to the Ahwahnee. Once we walked through the doors, we forgot we were "camping". The food is delicious and the hotel is superb. If you're not a "camper" but want to see Yosemite (which I highly recommend) this is the way to go!
Services used: Wedding Venue

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cake divas
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
After seeing the movie Because I Said So, I fell in love with Diane Keaton's birthday cake. It was so perfect! Without even tasting their cakes, I ordered a $200 baby shower cake for my best friend. The design was loosely based on some pictures off their website and Diane Keaton's birthday cake. I was nervous, ordering such an important and expensive cake from a bakery I had never tried before. Needless to say, they did not disappoint. The cake was gorgeous and delicious. The top tier was red velvet, and the bottom tier was marble with a cookies & cream filling. Everyone had two slices of cake and kept raving about how great it was. Highly recommend!!!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Papermart.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I just picked up small paper boxes for one of my favors - good quality!!! Best prices I have been able to find, and they're local. Grade: A
Services used: Favors & Gifts

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The minute I stepped into the store, I really liked Mariposa Boutique. The staff was friendly, and not pushy... like other bridal salons. I had purchased my bridesmaid dress for my friend's wedding last year at Mariposa, so naturally when it was my turn, I brought my girls here. So far so good...
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Michael Mina
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
Well, I am a foodie. I love food, and watch the Food Network religiously. After seeing Giada eat at this restaurant, I had to try it. When I finally made it back to San Francisco in August, I quickly made a reservation. The earliest time was 10pm, a little late, but I HAD to eat there. The restaurant is tucked away inside the Westin, which is in Union Square. We walked in, and were quickly escorted to our seats. We were presented with the evening's menu and I was so excited! I started with the seafood trio (which may I add, is an additional $15 to the prix fixe menu) I was so excited to eat the lobster roll, shrimp cocktail, and softshell crab. Then I ordered the salmon trio for dinner, and the root beer float & cookies for dessert (Giada ordered this too) I was so disappointed with the first course. The shrimp cocktail was a shrimp jello in a clear bowl!!! The lobster roll and soft shell crab were a little better, but not by much. Dinner was terrible... dessert was just ok. For the price we paid for our meals, I expected so much more! The only nice little treat were the ice cream lollipops they serve you before they deliver the bill. The minute your behind sits in their chair, it's $100... and it only goes up from there. I don't mind paying good money for good food, but this is not a restaurant I will return to, EVER!!!
Services used: Unique Services

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The Great Dane Baking Company
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
I have mixed feelings about this bakery. As a local, I used to order several cakes for birthdays and various events from Great Dane. On at least 6 different occassions, the service was horrible. A lady named Maria was so rude and acted like she could care less about our business. The first time they ruined a cake was for my cousin's son's first birthday party. She cried when she saw the cake. My cousin had spent an hour going over books and telling them what she did and did not like. They created a horrible clown looking cake. She spent over $150 for this cake. To their credit, they did give her a partial refund.But it was an important day and the cake was important to her. She was embarassed to set it out in front of her guests. The second time they ruined a cake was for an anniversary dinner for my aunt. I went in my cousin to order the cake. We should have known better because they did mess up on a few of our orders in the past. But the cakes are good, and they're creative when they listen to you. When I went to pick up the cake, they had written the wrong names on the cake. Their designer was already gone for the day so the lady who was helping me scraped the top off and tried to write it in icing. She was trying to be helpful but it looked horrible. To make matters worse, the cake was dry and the wrong flavor. Recently at my friend's wedding in September, they ordered a chocolate ganache cake. It was unusually warm for September, so the cake started melting. After the florist and coordinator moved the cake to an air conditioned room, they noticed the cake was lopsided and poorly put together. The cake could not be put out on display like my friend had wanted, and it looked really bad in her pictures. However, I have seen beautiful and wonderful tasting cakes come from this bakery. I guess it really is a crap shoot, or my friends and family don't have good luck with this place.
Services used: Unique Services