Nov 01, 2008
This is where DH and I took our parents to meet each other, and it was also where we had a very small dinner with our bridal party before the wedding. The food is exceptional and the ambiance is fantastic.
Services used: Unique Services
I thought that Jim over at Fourth Estate Audio did a fantastic job on our wedding reception at a great price. Even though their website might not be the most current, Jim was very professional and put us both at ease from the first time we met. There was nothing 'cheesy' about working with him. Our reception went very well and everyone stayed on the dance floor all night. I would definitely recommend them!
Services used: DJ
I've been going to this salon for a few years now, so it wasn't a big shock when I decided to come here to get my wedding updo. Roxanne did a fabulous job and had me looking flawless for my wedding. Thank you!
Services used: Unique Services
I cannot believe I am the first person to review Molly's Cupcakes here! They are a true favorite of mine here in the city, and well worth the drive to the North side to get these delicious confections. I knew that this was what I wanted instead of stuff wedding cake. The Rod Bennington cupcake is a divine combination of uber moist chocolate cupcake with delish peanut butter in the middle and then the best chocolate icing ever on top. If this wasn't enough, they sprinkle what I'm sure are crushed up pieces of butterfinger on top to make the tastiest cupcake I've ever known. This was well worth every penny and our friends are still talking about these!
Services used: Wedding Cake
The Tasting Room
We had our wedding reception at the Tasting Room this past November. We thought this was a great alternative to the stuff hotel scene where all of the other wedding receptions we've been to have taken place. Since we've been going to this spot for a few years now, it was an easy choice for us to consider for the reception. Our experience at The Tasting Room definitely earned five stars. The space was beautiful with soft, romantic lighting, and a great open layout that allowed everyone to mingle all evening. The staff was great and extremely accommodating to our group, which included 6 young children. Because of the way the space is laid out were able to have a DJ and still had space where the elder members of our family could relax on sofas away from the noise. This was perfect for our family! As far as working with The Tasting Room to plan the reception, it was surprisingly easy. The woman I worked with was friendly and extremely organized. After our first meeting she volunteered to provided us with an itemized estimate to help us figure out how much the entire event would cost up front based on our guest count. Having this info before signing the contract was great! I'm happy to report that these numbers were the same as the final total on the night of our reception, so she was right in telling me that there would be NO SURPRISES when it came to money. I cannot tell you how much I appreciated this! I can also tell you that everyone at The Tasting Room really knows their wines. My dad is a bit of a wine-snob (I say this with love) and he ended up talking about great vintage wines with the GM for a good amount of time. He even asked the GM to come out and talk with some of the guys about some of the stuff they carry. This guy was extremely professional and managed to impress my Dad, which is no small feat. Overall, I cannot say enough good things about working with The Tasting Room for my wedding. They made everything easy and didn't give us a hard time about any of our vendors like I've read about with some other venues. I would book with them again in a minute!
Services used: Wedding Venue
Bonnie Flower Shop
For my bouquet and the bouquets for the bridesmaids, I knew I didn't trust myself and the Costco flowers we used for decor. That said, I went to Bonnie's Flower Shop. This has been a long term favorite from my neighborhood, so this wasn't a big stretch for me. The only reason they lost a star is because my white & pink flowers were actually white, pink & lavender. It wasn't exactly what I ordered, but it still looked fabulous and extremely fresh. This would not dissuade me from ordering from Bonnie's again, though.
Services used: Flowers