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WEDDING DATE:

Nov 10, 2007

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The House Gallery Boutique
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
Very nice historical-style dresses Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian styles, and mostly custom made. Good selection of fabrics, finishes, ribbons and laces, and numerous styles are available. The dresses turned out very nicely, were completed in only a couple weeks, and fit well as they were all custom. The negative is that the prices are quite high for a slip-on dress with minimal embellishments. Since the patterns are ready-made, you would expect to pay $100 less for a similar dress in any other similar store, or have more structure than a slip on velvet dress with some braiding and lacing sewn on.
Services used: Unique Services

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Michael Dean Design
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Made my wedding ring out of a simple, badly drawn sketch that I had made. He put together a beautiful, custom-made white gold band with jewels inset so well, that 5 years later, there has still never been a problem with them. The jewels are flush with the surface of the ring, so it wont scratch, rub, or even get caught on clothing with everyday use. Great work, really durable (for those of us that have an active, hands-on lifestyle), and I get compliments on it every day! Its very unique, and the rest of his work is beautiful and one of a kind.
Services used: Unique Services

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Granville Island Hotel
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Beautiful hotel within walking distance of the reception site, they were extremely helpful, made all the arrangements for us, and even distributed our gifts to all our out-of-town guests. The hotel itself has a great view of False Creek, an amazing restaurant inside, is walking distance to the public market, and close to all the tourist attractions. The aquabus is a short walk away, which will take your guests to downtown, or to the beach on English Bay, for a walk around the seawall. The rooms are bright and spacious, and they give a great price when youre booking in bulk!
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Salmon's Rentals
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Used pipe and drape rentals from them, and they were great, very clear in their instructions, delivered early, picked up on time, no muss, no fuss, and give a discount if youre willing to do the setup and takedown yourself, which is extremely simple. They give simple instructions, the fabric is clean and in good shape (no wear and tear), the piping is lightweight and easy to carry, and over 100 feet of pipe and drape was setup in less than 30 minutes, and takedown was about 10. They answer e-mails promptly and have a huge range of products to rent, from chairs and tables, to decorations for the hall.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

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Fiesta Creative Catering
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Made a custom cake with a Scottish theme that was beautiful and delicious. Go for the white chocolate and raspberry cake, its great. She even went above and beyond by piping a beautiful detail of Scottish Thistle in buttercream around the edges of the cake an amazing detail! When there were problems in executing our original design, she came up with a new idea which worked just as well, and went to a specialty store to get all the supplies. The consultation was great, she took all our ideas and turned them into something fantastic, and all at a really reasonable price!
Services used: Catering

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Pole Dance Studio
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
A great activity for a day out with the gals. You learn how to pole dance in a really fun, laid back environment. Each girl gets her own brass pole, and they even have feather boas and other costumes available. They will also teach you how to do a lap dance (with a dummy, they dont make you do it on each other), and show you some pretty amazing tricks on the pole. I couldnt quite master holding myself upside down, but the spins were pretty good. Its a great workout too, so make sure you bring a change of clothes if youre planning to go out in the evening, but you will have a blast!
Services used: Unique Services

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Ritz Limousines
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
Rented a vintage limousine with this company, and the limo was beautiful, the driver was nice and on time, and we loved the vintage look. It looked really nice in pictures, but they are small in the interior, so wouldnt work if you have a really large wedding party. However, the company billed us for 4 hours when they had told us we were booking for 3 (and only even used one). When a complaint was filed, they lied and said that we had booked for 4 hours, and would not take any steps to resolve the dispute. DO NOT USE THEM.
Services used: Unique Services

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Lori's Catering
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
AMAZING caterer with food to die for. The roast beef was probably the best Id ever had, they were extremely flexible on food options, menu styles, ethnic foods, and so on, and everything I tasted was fantastic! 3 different salads, 3 kinds of potatoes, cabbage rolls, all the condiments, and even prepared a fruit platter for the guests we had that couldnt eat cake. Also provided all the china, silver, linens, cake cutting/serving and more all as a part of their regular fee!!! Showed up the day before to setup all the linens at the site, stayed late to take everything down, the staff were all extremely friendly and very professional. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Did I mention the food is fabulous?
Services used: Catering