Dec 26, 2009
Update: I just got my video and I couldn't be happier! I'd already had pretty high expectations based on the samples of their work that I'd seen, but they far surpassed them! The video is amazing, and their turnaround was so fast! Not to mention, so many people have told me that it is the best wedding video that they've ever seen :) They were able to capture so many really great moments, and I hardly knew they were there the entire night. I am so happy that I booked my video with Cinevent! You can see a clip of my video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPASgahmXUc Original review: I just booked Cinevent to do my wedding this December and I'm so excited!!! I intially wasn't planning on having a videographer, but they recently filmed my friend's wedding (I was a bridesmaid) and the video they made was so amazing, I decided to had to have one! It wasn't cheesy at all like most of the other wedding videos I've seen, it was more like a movie. I'm really excited about my video now :)
Services used: Videography
Christina was the day-of coordinator for my December 26, 2009 wedding, and to be honest, she could be quite possibly the best money that I spent on the wedding! She did such an amazing job of making the day flow smoothly, and if there were any issues or hiccups that day, she never let me know. She took care of everything so that I was really able to just enjoy the day. And even though I hired Christina to do "day of" coordination, I would hardly call it that. I had originally contacted Christina a few months before the wedding, and to be honest I feel like I was in constant contact with her up until the wedding day. She would email me with monthly check-ins just to see how everything was progressing, and was so gracious about giving me referrals for my officiant and baby-sitting services. Not to mention that I met with her a week before the wedding to go over an outline for the day, and then she created a timeline of the day's events and sent a copy out to all of my vendors! She also made sure that all of my vendors knew where to go and what time to arrive. And on top of everything else that day, she also set up my favor display and my reception tables with table runners and centerpieces. And, I can be pretty particular about having things done a certain way, but Christina was so great and receptive to my ideas. She set everything up so beautifully on my wedding day, and even though I felt like I was asking a lot of her, she was so sweet about making me not making me feel like a bridezilla :) Christina really went above an beyond what I could have ever imagined a day of coordinator to do. I highly, highly recommend Christina!!!
Services used: Wedding Planning
My husband had purchased my engagement ring at Icing on the Ring and it is absolutely beautiful! So naturally we went back to purchase our wedding bands there, and we were able to make it to one of their 20% off sales so we were lucky enough to find really beautiful rings at really great prices. And, the quality of their customer service and their level of expertise really made the experience even that much better. Unfortunately I can be pretty clumsy so I've dropped my ring a couple of times and the center stone has come loose more than once. They have always so great about fixing it and giving me advice on how to care for it. And, even though my husband's ring came in exactly the size that we ordered, it was still too big and Icing on the Ring gladly resized it at no charge. I highly recommend Icing on the Ring.
Services used: Jewelry
Woodland Warner Flowers
Woodland Warner Flowers did such a beautiful job with my bouquets, centerpieces and boutonnieres! For my wedding, the flowers weren't that important to me so I wanted to go really simple and didn't want to spend a ton of money. Lamya was so great to work with and she never pressured me to get more expensive flowers or to spend more money. She really respected my budget and even helped me come up with different ways to save money here and there. And the flowers ended up looking amazing, and I got so many compliments on my bouquet. I'm really happy with both the level of customer service and the products that Woodland Warner Flowers provided, and I highly recommend them!
Services used: Flowers
Erin and Louis shot my December 26, 2009 wedding, and I could not be happier with the way the photos turned out! They are truly talented, there are so many amazing photos to choose from and they were able to capture so many great moments. And, I particularly love the detail shots, especially since I spent so many hours putting together those details :) And for the quality of their work, their pricing was very reasonable. I did A LOT of research on photographers, and to be honest, when I first came across their website and saw how amazing their photos were, I assumed that they would definitely be out of my price range. I almost didn't contact them, but finally thought I'd give it a try just to see what they would say. And, I'm so glad I did! It turned out they were actually less expensive than a couple of other photographers I was considering, and I loved their work so much more! Since their photos really speak for themselves, I think it's important to comment on how amazing and professional Erin and Louis were. Throughout the entire planning process I had several questions and Erin was always so great about responding in a timely manner. Not to mention she is one of the sweetest people I have ever met! And, on the day of, both Louis and Erin were not only really fun to work with, but they were absolutely professional the entire time. They made sure that we got all the shots we requested (and some great ones I wouldn't have ever thought of!), but were never pushy or in your face. I am so happy with my wedding photos! And, their turnaround time was just icing on the cake... the blog photos were up in just a few weeks, and I got the disks of my photos last week! I highly, highly recommend Palos Studio!!!
Services used: Photography