jkiss

WEDDING DATE:

Aug 14, 2009

jkiss
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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
LWDS is the picture perfect bridal shop. It was seriously adorable inside! They did have some gorgeous dresses too, but I was a little disappointed they didn't have more. The selection was a little on the small side. Most were a little out of my price range, so I didn't end up purchasing my dress from them. The store owner assisted me & was very nice. They also had some super cute flower girl dresses too.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Your Neighborhood Florist
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Susie was definitely one of my favorite vendors from the wedding. She is the sweetest lady ever. I plannned my wedding from out of state so I didn't get to meet with her prior. All of our communication was done via email or phone. I got such a great vibe from Susie right from the start. She really understood exactly what I was looking for & was patient with me during the whole process, in which I switched things out, added things on, etc. Not only is Susie amazingly sweet, but her prices are unbeatable! I met her for the first time on my wedding day & I was absolutely in love with my bouquet along with everything else she did! When I first saw my bouquet I started to tear up, it was more beautiful than I imagined. I simply cannot say enough great things about her! Susie helped make my day perfect & I would highly recommend her!
Services used: Flowers

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Calamigos Ranch in Malibu
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I found Calamigos online after researching a ton of wedding venues. I planned my entire wedding from out of state, I didn't even get to see the site in person until rehearsal, which was a day before the wedding. I basically made the venue decision based off reviews and photos. We had the Ranch House location, which is a beautiful location for a smaller wedding. I worked with Claudia the whole time and she has been nothing short of awesome! They were very willing to work with us on payments and really made everything extremely easy for us. The day of the wedding was perfect. The staff there was excellent and the food was scrumptious! It looked absolutely breathtaking with all of the decor. My guests & my husband & I are thrilled with how everything turned out. We definitely made the right decision with Calamigos.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Jaqkis Cake Creations
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
After calling a ton of bakeries and getting no return phone calls, I found Jaqki. She was very nice & had reasonable prices. I wasn't able to do a tasting since I was planning an out of state wedding. The cupcakes were just what I wanted & looked adorable. :) Many of my guests have since raved about the cupcakes!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Micheline Pitt Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylist
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Oh my goodness, Micheline is unbeleivabely talented! I planned my entire wedding from out of state & she was so good about keeping in touch with me. Her prices are very competitive too! She did my hair and makeup trial two days before the wedding. I loved how she made me look, and when she showed up on my wedding day she made me look even more gorgeous than before. I showed her some photos of what I had in mind and she ran with it & it turned out even better than I had hoped for. My husband was in awe when he saw me for the first time walking down the isle. He literally could not stop smiling all night & telling everyone how hot his new wife looked. He told me that Micheline was his fave wedding vendor by far! She also did my mom's hair & makeup, which turned out gorgeous! Not only is Micheline talented, but she is so sweet & easy to talk to. I felt like she was a friend doing my makeup, rather than someone I 'hired'. I wish I lived in Cali so I could use her again.
Services used: Beauty & Health

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The Montclair Collection
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I planned my wedding from out of state so it also made more sense to rent the tuxes close to where the wedding was, that way we didn't have to pay late fee's, etc. I worked with Charlene over the phone & she was very nice & oh so helpful. She really took the time to make sure that our order was correct. The tuxes turned out great & I couldn't be happier.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Palos Studio
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Oh my goodness, I just can't say enough about Erin & Louis at Palos! I actually found them after my original photographer backed out on us a month before the wedding. Thankfully they hadn't booked up on our date! I chose them because all of their images are timeless, crisp & clear & so gorgeous! They worked with our budget due to booking on such short notice. I actually planned an out of state wedding, so I never got to meet them in person until the day of the actual wedding. They showed up on time ready to shoot on my wedding day. I loved the fact that they were young like us & had fresh ideas. They were very easy to get along with & made us feel comfortable right away. When I saw our teaser photos on their blog I was completely blown away. I have never seen such beautiful photos in my life. Every single person that sees them comments on how our photographs belong in a magazine. I can't stop looking at them & am so happy with our decision to book Palos Studio. I am beyond excited to get our CD with all of our images. I would book them again in an instant if I had to do this all over again. I highly recommend Palos to anyone looking for a talented set of photographers. Definitely my fave wedding vendor!!!
Services used: Photography

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www.tableclothsfactory.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I must admit at first I was leery of ordering from this company, since I hadn't heard much about it. The few reviews I did read were good so I went ahead & ordered a bunch of overlays & runners for my reception area. The prices were unbelievably low! I got my order within the same week. They were backordered on my runners & the smaller overlays I needed, so I was nervous about getting them in time for my wedding. The backordered items ended up arriving earlier than expected & in plenty of time for my wedding. The colors matched so perfectly & the quality was better than I expected. The tables at my reception looked awesome & everyone complimented them! I highly recommend them! You definitely can't beat the price!
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

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tokyo blues
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Lois is such a sweet lady, who took on the challenge of creating a custom hanger for me. She went all out & the hanger turned out gorgeous. She kept me updated through the entire process. I couldn't be happier! I can't wait to see my gown hanging on this lovely creation!
Services used: Favors & Gifts

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I found Celestial Bride while searching for wedding dresses. It happened to be 5 minutes away from my house. I ended up ordering all of my bridesmaids dresses from them. The store is owned by two sisters. Nancy was my favorite to work with, she is the sweetest lady ever. She always made us feel welcome & really went out of her way to help us out. Not only are they nice, but they have an amazing assortment of bridesmaids dresses, which made it really hard to choose. The prices were very reasonable too. The dresses came in slightly earlier than expected & they were stunning, even prettier than I imagined. I love them! They also rent tuxes from Jim's Formal Wear & have a great selection of wedding bands, etc at almost wholesale prices. It's almost like a one stop bridal shop. LOL! I would highly recommend stopping by this boutique, you will be glad you did!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Mulberries Cake Shop
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My friend & I went into Mulberries for a taste testing. The bakery was absolutely adorable & the owners were extremely sweet & helpful. The cake was very yummy, but even more impressive was their designs. They are really talented!!! Their prices were unbelievable too, very affordable! We have since decided to have our wedding out of state, so unfortunately we won't be using them.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Your Style Invitations
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
I purchased 60 invitations from Your Style Invitations. I haven't gotten them yet but am very excited for their arrival. Teshia was the designer. She got my invitation proof over to me super quick (within 1-2 days from ordering). I love how their invitations are out of the box, you don't see these types of designs every day. She let me customize things as much as I wanted & was very accommodating throughout the entire process. I will update once I get them. :) Update- I got the invites, several weeks after they were promised. I am disappointed in them, especially after spending as much as I did on them. I can see the printer roller marks on the dark part of our invites. The dark brown polka dots on the actual invite look more like black than brown. The RSVP postcards are really small, not even actual postcards size. The polka dots on the postcards are very pixelated (jaggy edges). The maps look ok, but they aren't even centered on the paper. They also forgot to include my monogram labels to keep the invites closed. I called them up & they originally wanted me to pay $.25 cents for me to get the RSVP poscards reprinted. But they were nice & told me they would fix it up & send me the labels & the postcards at no extra charge. I will update when those arrive. So far I am really not all that impressed. :( I sent the owner an email telling her about my order & she won't even respond. Funny thing is, she was awesome at getting back with me before my order shipped out, now that they have my money, they aren't so customer service oriented. Becoming more dissatisfied by the day. ***I uploaded photos of the invites to my profile, so you can make your own assessment on the quality.***
Services used: Favors & Gifts, Invitations

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The Bridal Collection was the first place I went to look at dresses & ended up being the place I purchased my wedding dress from. The boutique was very well maintained & very elegant. Each time I have been in everyone has been very welcoming & accommodating. I worked with Sarah & Dee. Both were very sweet. Out of the several wedding boutiques I had been to during this whole process, I would rank it #1. They have a HUGE assortment of dresses made by different designers & several price ranges to suit almost any budget. I ordered my Maggie dress a few weeks ago & they were always thinking of ways to save me money. We ordered a petite so that the alterations wouldn't be as expensive. I ended up getting a discount on my dress from a special they were having over Valentines day. They also gave me 10% back of my purchase on a gift card to spend in their store. :) I will update once my dress comes in. ***UPDATE*** The only complaint I had with them was that the lady who did my bustle did an awful job. It was so complicated that no one could figure it out & my dress ended up being halfway bustled & tripped me all night long. It got extremely dirty & I was really disappointed in the bustle. It shouldn't have been so intricate.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We went in for a tasting at The Makery. The cake is some of the yummiest I've ever tasted. So moist & full of flavor! They also had really unique flavors; like pistachio & pink champagne cake. They have a huge portfolio full of gorgeous cakes they have made in the past. We have decided to have our wedding in Malibu, so we won't be using them for the wedding, but I will definitely go back to purchase birthday cakes from them!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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My Cotton Candy Dress
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I ran across this site on PW & when I was searching for a specific flower girl dress. What I loved about the site is that they not only accepted credit cards, but you could pay via Paypal as well. I got immediate response after I placed my order. They shipped the dress out the very next day I believe. I got the dress & it was fabulous, but the zipper lock didn't work, so it would fall down & the dress wouldn't stay closed. I contacted them & they were more than nice to work with, sent me out a replacement dress & have been nothing short of wonderful. I would definitely recommend this site for your flower girl dress needs!!! A+
Services used: Unique Services