Mar 29, 2008
We are now addicted to Torrance Bakery!! At our wedding cake tasting appointment we were hooked. We tasted 6 cake and filling combinations and had such a difficult time choosing just one, that we choose three! After hearing me rave about the cake, my bridesmaids surprised me with a Torrance Bakery cake at my bridal shower and all of the guests there fell in love with it too. On our wedding day, the cake was absolutely beautiful, delivered on time, and tasted delicious. We also had a grooms cake that was artfully decorated with a golf theme, and tasted delicious too. We are making up excuses to go get another Torrance Bakery cake and highly recommend them!
Services used: Wedding Cake
The Marina City Club was the perfect venue for our wedding. We fell in love with the rooms the first time we visited to met with Miki, booked the place immediately and have absolutely no regrets! We had the entire floor to ourselves the whole day including the fantastic circle bar, the restaurants regular dining room, AND the entire adjoining room with dance floor and raised area for seating. The entire floor has panoramic windows with a great view of the marina. One of the wow factors is their retractable wall the cocktail hour was held in the bar and restaurant area while the adjoining room was set for dinner and hidden behind the retractable wall until the big reveal. But even better than the fantastic setting is the Marina City Clubs coordinator, Miki. She not only refuses to overprice anything in-house, she also works extremely hard to seek out high quality and low price vendors for outside services like special chair covers and linens. The food was very good and beautifully presented, and guests commented especially on the delicious appetizers during cocktail hour. Miki was an absolute pleasure to work with on the details leading up to our big day, and she worked throughout the entire day and night of the event to make sure that everything ran smoothly. Even after the wedding, Miki stowed away the top of our wedding cake and other things we left behind for us to pick up at a later date. She is fantastic, the venue is incredible, and it all came at a fantastic price. I highly recommend the Marina City Club.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner
Design Visage was recommended to me by a friend who said to ask for Dana. I am thrilled that I took her advice! The folks at Design Visage are a pleasure to talk to on the phone, the details were easy to handle, and Dana was fabulous! At my trial, she tried 2 different looks on my eyes (both with individual false lashes, which I am in LOVE with now and highly recommend!), and she tried 2 different looks for my hair after I felt that the first look was a little too poofy for me on top. Dana and another artist came on the day of the wedding. They arrived early, were very sweet and professional, and were finished with hair and makeup for myself and 3 bridesmaids in no time at all. Since we finished before the photographers were scheduled to arrive, Dana took her time gathering up equipment and stayed long enough to get a few great getting ready shots as soon as the photographers got there. On my wedding day, my makeup was absolutely gorgeous - I cannot gush abut how much I loved it enough! - and I cannot count how many guests described me as a vision or glowing all because of Danas beautiful make-up artistry. We all looked beautiful and I highly recommend them!
Services used: Beauty & Health
The coordinator at our church recommended Abe at Anns Flowers because she had worked with him on other weddings. I am so glad that she did. I had very specific flowers in mind for bouquets and the cake but had no idea what to do for centerpieces or church arrangements, and Abe was able to perfectly handle it all. I brought in photos of exactly what I wanted the bouquets and the cake to look like, and told him exactly what type of roses I wanted, and he filled my request perfectly. When he arrived at the reception venue to decorate the cake with fresh roses, he actually went into the walk-in refrigerator where the cake had been delivered and decorated the cake inside the fridge because he wanted it to be perfect. In addition to accommodating my few picky requests, Abe went above and beyond my expectations in decorating the church and reception venue. The church had beautiful arrangements at the alter and perfectly subtle ivy draping from the pews. And the reception flowers were absolutely breathtaking! For the centerpieces, Abe came up with the beautiful design and I was sold. We had alternating tall and short vases with curly willow winding inside, and beautiful arrangements just packed with gorgeous roses on top. Everything was so elegant, Abes attention to detail was flawless, and he was genuinely eager to make my big day beautiful. I highly highly recommend Abe at Anns Flowers!
Services used: Flowers
Janice Zeller, Alterations
My dress, by an amazing stroke of luck, fit me to a tee from the day I first tried it on, but I needed a bustle. I found Janice through word of mouth when trying to locate someone closer than OC (Janice is in Glendale) and when I realized she hadnt yet been reviewed on this site, had to post a review! She was fantastic. She is quick to respond to emails and was very sweet about rescheduling my fittings when I had last minute conflicts. I had no idea what kind of bustle I wanted, but she had lots of photos to help me pick. It wasnt until we were experimenting with different bustle points that I realized I also needed the front of my dress to be hemmed a tiny bit, so she took care of that too. I felt that her prices were incredible even before she ended up adding a few extra bustle points at no charge! Janice does beautiful work, is a delight to work with, and it all comes at an incredibly low price. I highly recommend her!
Services used: Unique Services
Pix of Life Photography
Gina and Mike are a pleasure to work with. We did our engagement photo session with them and were extremely pleased with the results. The session was fun and the photos were unique and beautiful. Theyre talented and creative, and we were pleased to have such a great variety of looks to choose from when picking a photo for our save the date card. Our wedding day was their first shoot after coming home from a multi-day photography workshop and they incorporated some of the new techniques they learned into some of their shots for the day. They are professional and easy-going exactly what we were hoping for on a day when there are so many other things to cause stress! We received our wedding photos recently and love them. We highly recommend Pix of Life!
Services used: Photography
Let the Music Play
Let the Music Play was the only DJ company we looked at since they came so highly recommended to us. We met with Alan, who explained that the company always sends a 2 person team consisting of a DJ and MC to each event. Alan told us to watch their promotional video that includes clips of each of their MC performers so that we could choose the MC that we felt would best fit our crowd. Ultimately, we chose Alan! He was fantastic. He made sure everything flowed smoothly, stopped by each table during dinner to meet our guests and get a feel for the crowd, and throughout the night knew exactly what to play to keep people on the dance floor. At the end of the night, Alan called all of our guests onto the dance floor for an incredible send off for my husband and me. Most of our guests danced for the entire evening and guests from all age ranges complimented us on the DJs after the wedding. LTMP was very professional, lots of fun and we highly recommend them!
Services used: DJ