Jan 18, 2009

Jaqkis Cake Creations
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Jaqki did an amazing job with my cake! My now husband and I went to three places to taste cakes, and Jaqki's was by far the best. I LOVE cake, and am extremely picky, so this was very important to me. I told her exactly how I wanted my cake to look, and she did a PERFECT job. And it tasted incredible, and I was told by just about everyone that it was by far the best wedding cake they'd ever had. Jaqki was extremely easy to work with - I decided at the very last minute to add a piece of chocolate as my cake topper, and her words to me were "don't worry about it, whatever it is, I'll make it work." Music to a bride's ears! Just try her. You'll be glad you did.
Services used: Wedding Cake

Natalie B. Artistry - Professional Makeup & Hair
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Simply put, Natalie is AMAZING. I was a little skeptical about Natalie being able to get 8 people done by herself on my wedding day. She had told me it would take 45 minutes per person for BOTH hair and make-up. I was so worried....but I didn't need to be, because she did it, and we all looked fabulous!!!! And everyone loved Natalie. She is so much fun, and was a great addition to have around on my wedding day. She kept me very calm! I did a trial run with her, gave her basic guidelines, and she came through in spades. When I wanted a few modifications on the big day, she did it and I was thrilled with the results. She was also extremely affordable (I was shocked by how high some of the other quotes I received were!) I highly, highly recommend Natalie!!!
Services used: Beauty & Health

( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I know I am VERY late in posting this, as my wedding was back in January. But I was helping someone else with their wedding, and realized how helpful this website had been, so here goes. Overall, our experience with the Calamigos was wonderful. We were thrilled with our wedding, and highly recommend the location. We had an awesome experience from the very beginning in dealing with Robin, who is extremely organized and competent. She answered every email, and every question, no matter how small or annoying. I am a little on the anal side, so having a point person was important to me. The food was AMAZING - we had some special requests, and they were handled with ease. The room also looked incredible, and was EXACTLY how I had envisioned it. We had our ceremony outside on the grassy area, and our reception in the Equestrian Ballroom. The reason for the four stars is this (and I would have given another half if I could have): being the super-organized person that I am, not being able to meet our "event liason" until the night of our rehearsal was horrible. The rehearsal was extremely disorganized. It wasn't that I didn't like our liason (I can't even remember her name - but it wasn't someone who worked there during the day), I was just upset that she came in completely cold, with no sense of who I was or what I wanted. I spent most of the rehearsal going over the schedule that I had labored over that she had just received. I had begged the location to allow me to use Robin, but they said she didn't do that. It also bothered me that the liason left after the ceremony, and that we were left with virtually no one to go to if there was an issue. Thankfully, our food captain, Bruce, was fantastic and dealt with the other minor issues we had. One other thing that bothered me was that when we booked our date, we were told there were no horse shows that day. Well, when we got there on the big day was a HUGE show going on. It still would have been ok except that just as my husband and I were saying our "I dos" we could hear the announcer on the loud speaker in the arena loud and clear. What a distraction!!! Other than that, though, we had a truly lovely experience and would highly recommend the Equestrian Center!!
Services used: Wedding Venue