Apr 26, 2008
Loved our wedding cake. We ordered a 4 tier mable w/ chocolate mousse and chocolate w/ rasberry bavarian with buttercream frosting. Cakey Bakery is one of the best wedding cake we've tasted plus our cherry blossom cake design came out beautiful and they are quite affordable! Highly recommended.
Services used: Wedding Cake
Nicole and her team delivered on the day of the wedding. Her prices are very competitive and affordable. I booked a package for the myself with additional hair styles change at 2 locations, 2 makeups, 3 hair for MOB and the BM's for total of $425. The only down side is that Nicole's work in the trials are not that extensive since she does not spend too much time and effort on trials for some reason plus her English is a little limited. I was a little nervous before the wedding but no doubt Nicole does great work. I was very happy with the results. Nicole made me feel and look beautiful! Overall, I was quite pleased with Nicole's work, I would recommend Nicole and her team for wedding day hair and makeup. Thanks Nicole! Nicole's website: www.nicochenwedding.com
Services used: Beauty & Health
Mary Me Bridal
I looked up the specific retail stores in the area for my specific Maggie Sottero gown and Marry Me Bridal popped up. They do carry a wide selection of wedding gowns priced from approx $600 to $5K+ They do get very busy on weekends and weeknights, so an appt prior is neccessary. Overall the customer service wasn't the best but not bad either. They also don't allow to take photographs of the try-on's unless dress is already purchased. My dress arrived 1 month ealier than scheduled, which is always a plus.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Michael S. Kelley Photography
We had to cancel our original wedding day photographer due to them not being able to provide samples of their work. So we searched frantically for another photographer within our budget of $2500 and under for an unlimited hours photographer. We meet with a few and then decieded on Michael S. Kelley since we liked his sample photos, he was within our budget and he also was very personable and professional. Our package included unlimited hours, 1 main photog, 2 shooters, all hi-res photos on CD discs, 200 hi quality 4x6 print outs. Overall, Mike and Bev and team were a pleasure to work with. He listened to all our photo specs and also he made a few suggestions that helped to make things run more smoothly. Very professional service and photos were received on time as promised. Would highly recommend Mike and his team!!
Services used: Photography
We ordered about 100 semi-DIY invites from Audrey @ Paper Wonders. They have quite unique invitations but extravagant ones can get a little pricey so we opted to order all the printed materials from them and piece the materials together ourselves. We didn't have any major problems with Paper Wonders but they do tend to delay and it is always best to be very specific on colors, text, fonts and etc. Overall our experience was good.
Services used: Invitations
Oscar Wedding Group
We did engagment pictures with the head photographer Jay @ Oscar Wedding. Jay has an excellent creative eye for great photography and not to mention his unique special lens. All the wedding gown and formal dress attire was also included with engagment picture packages. Package prices are pretty reasonable but will need to bargain with the pricing. Our total package for approx $2500 which included 1 large, 1 small 50 shot laminated album, 1 framed 30x40 photo, 2 24x30 framed photo, sign in scroll, 300 wallet size photos, 50 original touched-up hi-res photos on CD disc. They are a 1 stop shop which specializes in engagement pictures, wedding day photograher, videographer, dress rentals, hair/makup and etc. We would highly recommend Jay and his team of professionals for all your special occasion needs.
Services used: Unique Services
Tmmpro Event Lighting, AV & DJ Services
We hired Jack for our wedding DJ/MC. After doing some searching for a biligual English/Chinese DJ's in the Los Angeles area, we meet with Jack. He was very professional and his prices was very reasonable. We paid approx $725 for 6+ hours of DJ/MC and included all the dance floor lights and equipments. Jack also has excellent prices on lighting, $15/uplight and can also do custom bride/groom names or any design on gobo lights for the dance floor. Jack did have a few slipups during our reception but partly due to some of our last minute changes and add-ons plus not to mention the very limited time set-up we had prior to the reception. We would recommend Jack if your looking for a honest, hardworking, professional, fun, energetic biligual DJ/MC. As for the lighting prices, his prices can't be beat. Overall we were satisfied with Jack's work.
Services used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
Angela Tam - Celebrity & Wedding Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist Team | Los Angeles & Orange County
I had a tough experience w/ Angelina. I originally booked her for my wedding day hair/makeup and plus 4 bridesmaids on an impulse decision. After looking back on the trial, I wasn't too happy w/ the hair and makeup so I had called her later to try to transfer my $350 deposit to other family members since the deposit was not refundable. Angelina gave me a hard time about moving things around then later verbally agreed. 2 weeks before the wedding I received a call from Angelina stating that I was past due in payment but we had originally discussed that we would use the $350 deposit for 3 girls and that would all. She had stated that changes on services must be made 3 weeks prior wedding date on contract otherwise, the contact will be set after that. When we spoke verbally to agree on the changes she had never mentioned this. After a very rough discussion her being dishonest in her verbal agreement and contract we had settled for hair/makeup on 4 girls for a total of $480 and plus the $60 travel fee!! On the actual day, she did the makeup/hair for my sisters and MIL, which came out ok, nothing too outstanding but not horrible either. Overall, it was a nightmare experience and I was not too happy with her un-professionalism and not honoring her agreements as discussed. Angelina was one of the worst vendor we had to deal with. _______________________________________ Response to vendor response: Correction, I didn't ask for extreme demands, since i was not happy with the trial I simply wanted to to transfer my my $350 deposit for hair/makeup for my 3 sisters and 1 MIL which is not an extreme request. I NEVER asked for a refund NOR a huge discount!!!...as I was aware of the "No refund or cancellations" as stated on her contract. My wedding coordinator Carrie had even discussed the issues w/ Angelina via phone and she also gave her a hard time.
Services used: Beauty & Health
Exquisite Event planning was one of the few planners that we've meet with. As soon as we meet, I had a great feeling about them so decided the next day to book with them. Carrie has great sense of design style, she's organized, straight-forward and very experienced in this wedding industry. They have also done many Asian weddings so they know what traditions and details to expect. Our overnight hotel room was also romantically decorated with all our belongings all properly placed and stored in room. Carrie and her team of professionals were great. I don't know how we would've made the wedding a success without Carrie and her team. She listened to all our suggestions as well as giving her inputs. I would highly recommend Exquisite if you're looking for a great wedding professional with great sense of design and style.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Planning