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WEDDING DATE:

Oct 15, 2005

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Paper zone
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We made our own Save-the-Date magnets with supplies from Paper Zone. It was really easy to print onto the magnets and send out to long distance friends. They had beautiful paper supplies that we used to make interesting, unique invitations. The staff was helpful, friendly and patient with us as we priced out different options and made final decisions.
Services used: Invitations

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( 3.0 / 5.0 )
Roger seemed nice and was somewhat flexible with the different options you could pick for the readings and how the ceremony went. But we felt no personal attachment to him. And I was adamant that either BOTH my parents or NEITHER of my parents walk me down the aisle. After mentioning that several times, he still tried to talk me into just my dad walking me down. I thought he should have read into my hesitation with that more, since my dad and I have a strained relationship. I wasn't willing to budge on that to make things more comfortable for the officiant. He did have the bright idea to stand down from us, so we faced outwards towards the audience. It seemed weird at first, but everyone loved being included in those intimate moments and the pictures turned out way better.
Services used: Officiant

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Eric Cable
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Totally amazing photography. This was the one area we did not skimp on. He is going to be at the higher end of photography prices, but he is there all day with an assistant photographer. He knows how to document a day and catch those intimate moments without you noticing he is there. We still love our photos. After months of planning, this is the part you go back to for years and years. He captured all of the special moments and special details.
Services used: Unique Services

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Akasu Salon
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had bridal henna done prior to the wedding. The bride, bridesmaids and mother-of-the-groom all had it done together. They had a really comfortable room for us to sit and chat in while the henna artist did her thing. It was a really calm time for everyone to come together as people arrived into town. She listened to our feedback on the types of designs. For example, I wanted something more Indian/Pakistani and did not want any hearts anywhere. She stuck to authentic designs and it was very stricking on my hands and feet at the wedding. It was also a beautiful memory during the honeymoon, as the henna slowly faded away.
Services used: Beauty & Health

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Here We Go Again
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
They offered a wide range of dresses - some new and some secondhand. I initially came here because they also carried the new dress I wanted to buy, but they sold it for about 10% less than the store I initially found it at. The store I originally found the dress at would offer me a 5% discount if I bought all my bridesmaid dresses there, but this store offered it already lower than their discounted price, which no strings attached. The sales people were very helpful and friendly, but not overly cheesey. My dress came in promptly and in excellent condition.
Services used: Unique Services

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Flux Salon
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
The stylist was okay and my hair looked nice for the wedding, but I would have liked her to bring more ideas to our initial visit. People's hair varies and mine is very fine and hard to hold. By the end of the night, I think it was coming undone. I wasn't attached to any particular style, but felt like I ended up picking one from a magazine since she didn't help guide me into one that would work well with my hair type.
Services used: Unique Services

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Oaks Pioneer Church
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This is just the sweetest little church! Another couple was actually still there when we arrived, which was awkward, so make sure you buffer your time there on either end by about 30 minutes, to make sure the previous wedding and wedding after you dont run into each other. It was super small, but incredibly romantic. Our pictures are amazing.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Jitterblooms
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Amazing! I STILL get compliments on how beautiful the flowers were. They knew exactly what I wanted. We had non-traditional arrangements at the reception, so I had them make a trial arrangement. It was hideous, but I gave them clear feedback about what I liked and didn't like. On the day of the wedding, they nailed it. The arrangements were red and brown curly willow with chinese lanterns and rose hips. They looked striking, artistic, unusual and were very inexpensive. Everything looked stunning though. You would think it was all much more expensive than it was in reality.
Services used: Unique Services

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Lamb's Market Bakery - Garden Home
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We thought it was weird when a friend told us how good their cakes were, but we tried them out as we shopped around. The rumor is that their head baker was at Beaverton Bakery for years prior. The cake looked exactly like the picture we sent them. It was incredibly inexpensive and tasted great. So many wedding cakes taste like chalk, but this one was moist and rich. We had three layers with interesting cake/filling combinations. We listened to their recommendations on what cakes went well with different fillings. They did not disappoint. Plus, they made us the top tier of our cake for free on our one year anniversary, which was really sweet. The day of the wedding, our event coordinator told us the cake arrived with a dent on one side of one tier, which he fixed. It was unnoticable. For the price, it was still worth it.
Services used: Wedding Cake