Sep 13, 2008
I bought my dress and veil from Bridal Galleria, and they are doing my alterations as well. I originally went during a Monique Lhuillier trunk show by mistake. Jean worked with us and was so nice. We saw lots of other dresses, not just the Monique Lhuillier dresses. She worked within our budget (which trust me, is on the lower end of some of the gowns there), and I never felt pressured. I didn't end up buying a dress that day. I went back to Bridal Galleria three times after that, each time Pascale helped me. She is fantastic as well -- super patient, and really nice. I went to all the regular places in SF to try on dresses, and had the best service and found the best selection at Bridal Galleria. I ended up getting my dress here. Going for the 2nd fitting in a couple of weeks! Hayley helped me at my 1st fitting and also helped with my veil purchase. She's fantastic as well!!
Services used: Dress & Attire
I just received my wedding invitations and I love them! Nessa was really easy to work with, and so is her SF person Carissa. They were both really flexible, and we were allowed to do as many edits and go back and forth as necessary. The invitations got to me on time, and both Nessa and Carissa worked with me on budget. Carissa's office is just down the street from where I live, which was great. Nessa, the designer, is up in Oregon, but always answered my emails promptly. I highly recommend.
Services used: Unique Services
AMAZING. Our red velvet wedding cake was so delicious, and we got so many compliments throughout the night. At $9 a slice, the price was among the cheapest we found in the area (we got married in wine country). The tasting was one of the best tastings we went to, and working with Angela, our contact there, was great. It was absolutely the best cake tasting / wedding cake experience, and we went to SEVERAL bakeries. This was the most unpretentious delicious wedding cake vendor.
Services used: Wedding Cake
Mark was fantastic at my 9/13/2008 wedding. He was really easy to work with, and was always responsive via email. My husband and I did a hip hop routine as our first dance and Mark even mixed the song the way we wanted it for free. He even called me several times to make sure the mix was the way we wanted it. He followed my do not play list, and played all the right songs. I'm only knocking one star off because he didn't play several songs off of my must play list, but it wasn't a really big deal because his set lists were great anyway. People were on the dance floor all night long, and most of our 244 guests stayed until the reception ended at midnight! I would recommend Mark in an instant.
Services used: DJ
I got my bridesmaid dresses and junior bridesmaid dress at Bella Bridesmaid. The selection was great, and the experience was super easy and convenient. I took one star off because they ordered the wrong dress for my junior bridesmaid, but the girls at the store (including the owner) were really great about it and ordered the right dress for me, and it arrived about a week and a half before the wedding. Everything was great, and I definitely would recommend shopping here for your bridesmaid dresses.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Fleurs de France (Jessica Switala) did the flowers for my 9/13/2008 wedding at Viansa Winery and they were absolutely amazing. Everything was perfect -- the ceremony flowers, bouquets, boutonnieres, guest book table and candy buffet arrangements, and especially the centerpieces. All of the flowers were more than I could have imagined, and yet were exactly what I wanted. We had one hour and half meeting with Jessica and went over several photos and ideas. Once we hired her we exchanged several emails and had several phone conversations. She took all of my flower preferences and picture ideas and created beautiful arrangements. We got so many compliments throughout the night, and compliments are continuing now almost three weeks later. The centerpieces are still looking gorgeous, again 3 weeks later, it's amazing. Definitely consider hiring Jessica if you are getting married in wine country!!
Services used: Flowers