Jul 01, 2007
Cards de Luxe
I loved working with Suzanne at card de luxe. She designed beautiful menus and table numbers for me. She was incredibly quick to respond and worked with my short time table. And we couldn't be happier with the end result. Thanks Suzanne!
Services used: Invitations
We did pre-wedding bridal portraits with Corey and Arif from Perspecta Photography. We absolutely loved working with them--they were creative, fun and incredibly talented. They made great use of the light and setting and came up fun shots that were weren't the same old same old. They made sure we were comfortable, relaxed and having fun the whole time. Plus, we really liked the photos and we NEVER like photos of ourselves. They are incredibly reasonably priced for their quality of work and I can't stress enough how great there are. Definitely one of our favorite vendors.
Services used: Photography
Si Arima Alterations
Si is frequently recommended by lots of Norcal brides for good reason--she's very good at what she does, but still reasonably priced and she's also sweet and helpful. Si altered my wedding dress and cheongsam / qi pao for under $200 . She did a great job on both and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Huckleberry Karen Designs
Karen did our ceremony flowers (arch, pommanders, petal aisle and placecard table arrangement). She also taught me how to do my own centerpieces (no small task since I've never worked with flowers before). We got so many compliments on all the flowers. Karen was so great to work with and incredibly sweet. I must have had a million random and silly question that Karen always politely answered. She was a huge help throughout the planning process (she also does great paper products like mongrams and invites) and really helped me figure out my vision (she wasd the voice of reason many times when I had lost it). I can't recommend her enough!
Services used: Flowers
Events with Flair
Mylinh did a really great job as our day-of coordinator. The set up was incredibly complicated (we had a lot of things to set up), but Mylinh took care of everything and it all looked amazing. She did a great job making sure everything came together and she ran the day-of perfectly. My fiance was against a DOC from the start, but even he admitted that Mylinh did a great job and he was glad she was there. My incredibly picky and demanding father also singled out Mylinh--he said she worked incredibly hard and made the night run smoothly. Mylinh coordinated with all the vendors and made sure everyone had what they needed from turning on the heat lamps to bustling my gown she took care of everything efficiently and professionally. I don't think a single thing went wrong and all the credit for that goes to Mylinh. She also organized the clean up of all the personal stuff (something I hadn't thought of) and that of course went smoothly as a result. I know that there have been some negative reviews of Mylinh on other sites, but my experience was nothing but great. If you are looking for someone who is going to be with you every step of the way in planning, then you'll need a full -time planner, but if you really just want someone to execute on the day-of I would not hesitate to recommend Mylinh.
Services used: Unique Services
The cake was beautiful and so delicious. During our planning we tasted a lot of cake and hands down, Flours cakes were the best. The day of, the cake was even better than I remembered. Numerous guests told us it was the best cake (let alone wedding cake) they've ever had. We went her a dark chocolate ganache, which is amazing, but honestly everything we tried was spectacular. Stephanie is also incredibly sweet (she backed us a whole beautiful cake for our second meeting) and easy to work with. I can't recommend Flours highly enough--simply fabulous.
Services used: Wedding Cake
Audrey Crandell, aka Glowing Bridal Makeup Artistry
Audrey is terrific. In addition to being one of the most reasonably priced make-up vendors out there, she's also incredibly sweet. Turns out, I'm a high maintenance bride and she went out of her way to accomodate me (purchasing tons of new produtcs to try out and even doing a second trial with me). I loved my make up and adore Audrey. She also did a beautiful job with makeup for my mom, sister and bridesmaids.
Services used: Beauty & Health