Linda101

WEDDING DATE:

Dec 20, 2008

Linda101
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Wrapsody
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This is a great resource for invitations. The charm and variety available in the shop is terrific. We provided them with an address list of our wedding guests and they even have the software to address the envelopes and make them look like caligraphy. They also did the individual inside envelopes which added so much to the look of our invitations. They are nice and caring and get involved. They are now located in the new shopping center in El Segundo.
Services used: Invitations

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John & Max Mills Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The wedding and reception were at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes Estates. Our photographers were John and Max Mills of Mills Photography. It is my pleasure to tell you that our experience with their participation was so outstanding that the entire evening I marveled at their ability to photograph every meaningful moment. Their special talent was to have the guests feel at ease and they became a welcome addition to the festivities. We just received our pictures and marvel at the beauty and style of each masterpiece that was created by this very talented team. In addition to capturing beautiful candids, their creativity is particularly obvious in a number of staged photos that are not only fun to look at but especially memorable as they were accomplished so smoothly and expertly by these two extraordinary people. We are thrilled with the results and I would heartily recommend Mills Photography as they have shown how much they are dedicated to capturing a joyous and tender showcase of this most memorable time in our lives.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
It is my greatest pleasure to tell you that the wedding at La Venta Inn was not only spectacular and carefree, it was even beyond expectations. The venue is a perfect picture of serenity and beauty allowing for many spiritual touches here and there that create an ambiance that is truly magical. The sunset will be remembered by many for quite some years. The ceremony was like a dream come true in an environment of perfect peace and love. The party was smooth, the food delicious, the room looked wonderful. Tim Kennedy, I cannot thank YOU enough for your support and diligence during the whole process. Everything was lovely and perfectly managed. Whenever I needed you, you were always right there, prior to the date and on the day of wedding. You have many special qualities that made the process so much easier. I feel blessed to have met you and worked with you. I extend my gratitude to all the people at La Venta and New York Foods that made this extraordinary wedding experience possible for our family.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Meeting Lovorka, the owner of flowersbylaurel was a peak experience. With over 20 years of experience and her flair for perfection she immediately was my choice for the wedding designer for the flowers. It was my son's wedding and I was in complete charge of all the details and choices of vendors because he and his lovely bride-to-be live in Panama. The wedding was being held at La Venta Inn, a magnificent location and Tim from La Venta had a list of vendor resources for me to explore. My appointment with Lovorka was a delight. It was so easy to find the flowers we wanted because of the system of reviewing photos on her personal online software. We discussed colors and type of flowers and what we would need for the bride, groom, wedding party, tables, decorating the gazebo where they would be married and more. When my son and his fiance arrived in L.A. right before the wedding and we had a meeting at flowersbylaurel to review the flowers and designs. The bride had some of her own ideas and we integrated them into the final choices. What a fabulous experience working with a person like Lovorka that is so peaceful, calming and creative and experienced. The wedding was December 20, 2008 and the flowers exceeded our expectations. They were gorgeous and perfectly placed. The flower girl was four years old and the charm of her head piece and small floral basket was unforgetable. Everything was so beautiful. I would highly recommend to anyone for any affair that if you want a carefree, extraordinary event use Lovorka at flowersbylaurel in Redondo Beach.
Services used: Flowers

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
When we choose La Venta Inn for my son's wedding we knew the food would be prepared by New York Food Company. Even though they always have a tasting event for the families to attend to sample their food, the timing of our wedding prevented us from participating in their next tasting. So they arranged for a private tasting at their offices and kitchen in El Segundo. We chose the food we wanted to sample and they made an appointment just for us. Wow. What a fabulous experience. Everything was delicious and the presentation was equally impressive. This made it so much easier to pick our menu since they offer so many choices on their menu. Our wedding was December 20, 2008 and New York Food Company catered the party. All the guests were raving over the food and the service. Thanks to La Venta Inn and New York Food Company our wedding was a complete success.
Services used: Catering

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Broadcast Support
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The bride and groom live in Panama and they wanted to share the many photos they had of the beautiful surroundings with their guests during their wedding. In order to do so we needed to rent a large flat screen TV and computer to continuously show the DVD that they had prepared. Scott Ramsey of Broadcast Support was a find. Tim at La Venta Inn our wedding location told me about them and they were so accomodating and reasonably priced. They delivered the TV and installed it and the entire evening we had the beauty of Panama around us during our celebration. In addition, Scott provided colored lighting for the corners of the room which gave the ballroom a gorgeous effect of warmth and style. It was the finishing touch for a magnificent evening. These people know their business and they are very nice and quite efficient.
Services used: Unique Services

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John Peri Salon
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
You wonder if your hair will look it's best on a special occasion. Brian at John Peri Salon is the greatest. I am the mother of the groom and all our friends and family would be attending this special event. Brian does a lot of brides and their families hair and make-up. He did the bride's hair (my new daughter-in-law) and my hair and we received so many compliments on how wonderful we looked. I use Brian for my hair but Stephanie lives in Panama and had never met him. Wow. We were so impressed with his ability to understand what she wanted and he gave her exactly what she described to him. Both of our hairstyles stayed in all evening and we didn't have to do a thing to keep it looking perfect. He is very talented and also a really nice guy.
Services used: Unique Services

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On Tape Video Productions
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Just wanted to say how pleased we were with On Tape Video Productions. My son's wedding was December 20, 2008 at La Venta Inn. Karl and Connie were on the list of vendor resources that Tim from La Venta Inn gave me. I interviewed other potential video companies but felt immediately comfortable with Karl and Connie. They were very flexible about what I wanted and helped because of their years of experience. I am thrilled with the video they produced and would highly recommend these talented people. At first I didn't think we needed video but boy am I glad I hired them. I wish I had listened to all their suggestions.
Services used: Videography

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Davids Bridal
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Our experience at David's Bridal in Torrance, CA was excellent. Because the bride and groom live out of the country we had no time to shop. I am the mother of the groom. My son and his bride-to-be arrived in LA one week before the wedding. Prior to their arrival I checked out some bridal shops to save time and was impressed with the enormous number of gowns David's Bridal had in stock. We needed to chose the gown and have it altered within one week. I know this sounds unbelieveable but David's Bridal really came through. When the bride finally came into town we went to David's and she tried on many gowns. After she made her choice it needed to be altered. We were nervous about getting it right and in time. The saleswoman and fitter were both incredibly helpful and a delight. Fortunately, they both spoke Spanish and the bride could communicate more easily with Spanish then English. After the fitting the bride picked shoes and also some wonderful simulated flowers for her hair. She did not want a veil. This really saved us time shopping for accessories. We returned for a second fitting in three days and although the dress still needed a little work they reassured us it would be perfect and it was. The wedding was December 20, 2008. The bride was gorgeous. I would highly recommend David's Bridal.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Marmalade Cafe, El Segundo, CA
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We love this restaurant in the beautiful Plaza El Segundo. They have a stunning back room that was perfect for our rehearsal dinner and would be great for any party. The atmosphere here is casual yet elegant. The service is excellent and the menu is varied and delicious. They have a special banquet menu with reasonable prices that made our evening affordable. The parking is right there and easy and the center is lovely.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Ordering wedding invitations online was much more successful than I thought it would be. We reviewed many different designs and it was even easy to call the company for advice. The cost was considerably less than getting them locally and the quality was quite good. Upon my request, they mailed me a sample of the invitation we chose before we placed the order. You can get a proof before you place the order which is very important. The ordering process was simple and the website is easy to navigate. The costs are broken down by quantity and item chosen so we could decide if we wanted to buy it all or take something off. We are glad we used InvitationConsultants.com.
Services used: Invitations