Sep 22, 2007
Dennis is truly an artist. He was the first photographer that I met that didnt annoy me with the sales pitch. He showed us samples of his work, and let it speak for itself. He took some amazing shots on our wedding day, and I dont regret for one second the extra money he cost. He was gracious to be around on our wedding day, and our guests commented how he was able to be everywhere and how we would get some awesome pictures- which we did. My only beef with Dennis is his busy schedule. Since his work speaks for itself, he can get very busy, and tends to not be able to give you the attention after the wedding that you deserve. My album took much longer to get completed due to lack of communication on both of our parts, but now that its done and I have it, I am in love with the album and I still love Dennis work.
Services used: Photography
On Location Make-up Artistry
Going into wedding planning, I knew I needed someone to do my makeup because I stink at it. Julie came highly recommended from several past brides, and upon meeting her I can see why! I was able to snag her services before she was booked for my day, and I felt very lucky for that! When I did the trial with her, she traveled to my home, and I loved how she talked me through colors and it turned out beautiful! I loved even more what my skin looked like on my wedding day, and how I look in photographs. She is the nicest person, and I feel very lucky that I had her to do my makeup on my wedding day!
Services used: Beauty & Health
Dreams & Designs by Danica
Every one who meets or is lucky enough to have Danica be a part of their wedding experience will attest to the same thing: shes awesome! She is the kindest person, and I truly would not have had the day that I did without her! I only had her services for the day of, and it was definitely worth it and then some! I was so glad that she was there to set up everything to my vision, and keep me sane while preparing to walk myself down the aisle! My mother and mother in law loved her, she handled every single thing so they didnt have to, and was such a pleasure to everyone. I believe that A) shes a great person to know and B) an awesome wedding planner/day of coordinator!
Services used: Wedding Planning
Eva's Bridal Center
The day I bought my dress, I was assisted by a wonderful sales person. She knew her styles, dresses, and bustles. Unfortunately, she quit 3 weeks later. I was thrilled she was the one to help me with my dress, and find THE ONE. Thats where the great experience ended. I ordered my dress early to get a sale price for a sidewalk sale, but did not want to bring it home when it came in. I paid the balance that they insisted was to be paid within 5 days of arrival, and left my dress to be stored there. Two months later, I went to retrieve my dress, and thats where it went very bad. My shawl was missing from the hanger, and my dress had a huge red pen line down the front of the satin skirt. Rather than Beth, the owner of Evas, admitting some wrong doing occurred, I was called a liar and told that that would NEVER happen there. Well it did, and I was upset. To appease the situation, they fixed the stain, ordered a new shawl, and gave me a 25% discount on my bridesmaid dresses. Needless to say, I picked them up immediately when they came in, and that was the end of my relationship with them. They did try to be nice about it, but it never should have happened to begin with. I am being very generous to them with 3 stars.
Services used: Dress & Attire
My husband designed my engagement ring with the owner of the store. He had several diamonds brought in for my husband to choose from, and together they picked the most beautiful one, and he also gave my husband a fair price for the stone with the custom band. He made our wedding bands, and did an excellent job with them. He will clean and check your ring anytime you want him to, and remembers your name. Loved the small store set up without sales people breathing down your neck.
Services used: Unique Services
Di Carlos is our favorite pizza place, and its a quaint little Italian restaurant. They had recently added on, and used the old restaurant space as a private dining area. The food and service were excellent that night, the only draw back was that you had to pay quite a bit more to have the room completely private, which we chose not to do, and they used the extra tables to seat their overflow on a Friday night. In the end, its not worth the extra money for the private room, but still was awkward I am sure for those other diners.
Services used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Upon meeting Lindsey, I knew that this was her passion. She was genuinely excited to discuss flavors, styles, and show pictures of cakes she had done. Our wedding cake was 3 flavors, Carrot, Tuxedo, and Cheesecake with fresh raspberries- and each flavor was better than the last. Many guests requested extra pieces to take home. The cake was set up exactly as I asked, and looked identical to the picture that we had come up with- down to the perfect shade of green ribbon. For the quality of cake, their prices were very competitive and they gave excellent attention to myself and to the detail of the cake.
Services used: Wedding Cake
Let me start this by saying that I like Gail a lot, and think shes a sweet person, but all the effort I put into the flowers did not turn out on my wedding day. I specifically put together a folder with pictures of the flowers that I wanted for each of the bouquets, as well as the centerpieces and pew pieces. For what I paid, and what I received I was very disappointed. The bouquets were really pretty just not at all what we discussed or what I gave her pictures of, which was the theme for the whole days flowers. In the grand scheme of things, it wasnt the worst thing that could happen, but for having to drive over 45 minutes to meet with her in her home, and do this 3 times, and not get what I wanted was really a let down. When I returned 2 stands that she had provided for the church arrangements (which looked like funeral flowers), I discussed all this with her and she did refund me $150. Not even close to making a dent in what I paid for the flowers, but she tried to make amends. She did try to bad mouth my church, which I thought was really unprofessional.
Services used: Unique Services
Becky's Custom Sewing and Design
Becky Peelen is hands down talented with any bridal gear, she transformed my wedding dress into exactly what I pictured it to look like, for a great price. She has handled bridesmaid dresses for me, my Mothers dress, my flower girls dress, and also made a veil for a friend. She is kind, efficient, and extremely talented. Her shop is in a cute area of Bay View, and has pictures of all the dresses she has done over the years. She definitely gives everyone all her attention, and treats your dress as if its the only one shes working on at that moment.
Services used: Dress & Attire