May 30, 2009
Rose Petals and Lace
I highly recommend Rose Petals and Lace for wedding and event flowers! They did a fantastic job on my wedding! When Jill came to my mom's house to drop off the girl's bouquets, and she handed me my bouquet, I was speechless. It was gorgeous, even better in person than the inspriation picture that I gave her! The flowers at the church were beautiful, even the coordinator at the church commented later to mom that they were among the nicest weddings flowers she has ever seen (and she used to be a florist). And then I got the reception, and everything looked amazing! We changed up our centerpieces a bit a few weeks before the wedding, and they handled the changes beautifully. This was not a wedding where people were leaving the centerpieces behind, people were excited to be able to take them home! I can't say enough wonderful things about working with them before the wedding and their execution the day of!
Services used: Flowers
Big Apple Bridal
I have very thick, difficult hair, so I was a bit worried about finding someone to create my perfect wedding look. When I came across Michelle's website and read reviews, I realized that she would be perfect. I booked her before doing a trial and was very happy that I did. I happy with the trial that I did with her and only had her make a few small changes for the big day. She happily made those changes and I LOVED my hair for my wedding! I got so many compliments on it and it felt great all day and night. Michelle and Marena also provided hair services for my mother and 6 of my bridesmaids, all looked beautiful! I also go to Michelle for my hair cuts and she did my highlights before the wedding. She is a great stylist and I highly recommend her!
Services used: Beauty & Health
David and Amy Lau Photography
David and Amy Lau are amazing photographers worth evey penny that we spent on them! Finding a good photographer was very important to us during the wedding planning process. From our first meeting with David we felt very comfortable with him and with his style. We also liked the fact that they are a husband and wife team who were recently married themselves. We met Amy during our engagement photo session and was equally impressed with her and how well they worked together. They were very easy to deal with and responded quickly throughout our planning period and after the wedding. I can't say enough about how wonderful they were on the wedding day. Everyone loved having them around, even my cranky 80 year old grandmother! While we were getting ready and during the ceremony you barely knew they were around and I was amazed at some of the beautiful moments they captured. But, some of my favorite photos of the day were the formals of us, our family, and our bridal party. Everyone who sees them raves about how beautifully they came out! They took all of the photos that we asked for and were always around to capture the special moments. They showed us about 30 teasers very quickly after the wedding and we had our proofs (online and hard copies) as well as a disk with all images only 6 weeks after the wedding. Amy also designed our album. She works closely with you during the album design process to make sure it meets all expectations. I love the design that she did and I am really looking forward to seeing the final product in my hands! David and Amy Lau are amazing photographers and you won't regret choosing them to photograph your wedding! They are true professionals and artists!
Services used: Photography
We were very happy with our decision to use First Class for our wedding day transportation. We rented their stretch Escalade and 2 shuttle buses to take guests to and from the hotels. Our main driver was Pete and we loved him! He showed up early to pick up the guys and early to pick up me and my bridal party. The limo was gorgeous! It was only a few weeks old and I found out that First Class makes sure they constantly upgrade their cars to make sure they are always offering the best to their clients. Pete (our driver) made sure my dress was perfect before I walked down the aisle and did a great Champagne toast after our ceremony. He got us everywhere we needed to be ontime, safely, and in extreme style and comfort! I also have raves about their shuttle service. The prices were very reasonable and they followed the schedule that I sent to them perfectly (they were picking up my parents at their house, guests at 2 different hotels, and dropping people off in a variety of places). And at the end of the night, after my husband and I realized we had no good plans for we were getting ourselves (and our stuff) home, one of the shuttles showed up and came to our rescue. The driver finished his route and still had time left, so he made one more trip back to the venue to see if anyone was left. It was such a huge relief when that shuttle showed up to take us and all of our stuff home! Highly recommend them!
Services used: Transportation