Jul 26, 2008
We were married this summer at the Japanese Garden, and it was truly wonderful.We visited 2 other venues, but when we saw the garden, we knew we had to have it. We even pushed back our wedding date until it was available! It was well worth the wait! It's a hidden oasis in the middle of nowhere. The staff (CSULB students) is so helpful and responsive. They helped us set everything up and things went so smoothly. We wanted something different, elegant, and breathtaking... and we found it here.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner
Heavenly Blooms was my favorite vendor. At our appointment, Jaclyne gave us the estimate for our wedding, and we realized that we were over budget. Rather than start taking arrangements and flowers out, she adjusted pricing and made small changes to make the pricing slightly cheaper. It ended up being within our budget with flowers that we really wanted and loved. After the horror stories about florists not showing up, I was nervous. But Jaclyne is detailed, reliable and so creative. I felt safe and well taken care of. She even took care of all the last minute changes and additions. She delivered our bouquets and corsages to our hotel. When I saw my bridal bouquet, I actually cried because it was so perfect.I also liked the fact that our boutonnieres and corsages were labeled so whoever was supposed to receive a flower, received it. I had been at another wedding, where the coordinator was running around trying to figure out where they all went and kept bothering the family. Guests were actually fighting over our centerpieces!!! I love Heavenly Blooms, they were a dream to work with.
Services used: Flowers
Porto's is my husband's favorite bakery. Their designs are nice (nothing extraordinary) but the cakes are delicious! Our wedding cake was simple, and our florist added flowers to dress it up. Guests raved about how good the cake was!
Services used: Wedding Cake