Jul 04, 2009
Meaganne McCandess Makeup & Hair
I had 2 makeup trials and they were with vendors with raving reviews here. I wasn't 100% wowed by either one of them. Another wedding vendor recommended Meaganne and that's the best recommendation that I had received during the wedding planning! Of the 3 trials, I am most comfortable with Meaganne as she took the time to observe my hair, skin and listened to me. I was suffering a very bad viral rash which made makeup impossible to blend on my dry, patchy flaky skin. She was patient and gentle with me. The result was amazing! I LOVED both the makeup and the hair (the other 2 MUAs, I liked either the hair or the makeup but not both). I signed her on the spot before I even ask anyone for feedback. On the actual day, she was on time. She was calm amidst the craziness which was reassuring. She didn't rush to finish the job and get out as soon as she could I've never looked better in my life. She made a few tweaks on my hair and it was better than the original version. The makeup didn't look or feel heavy and lasted the whole day. I really appreciate her help to make me feel like a beautiful bride. She was my favorite vendor! Thank you Meaganne!
Services used: Beauty & Health
I love this boutique. Its a small chic place where you can go through the racks of gowns to pick the gowns you want to try. They have a great gown selection here. Gabrielle and her sales associates were very helpful and friendly. I almost ordered my gown here but changed my mind last minute as I fell in love with another gown that they didn't carry. I would have absolutely ordered from them if they did carry that brand.
Services used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry
Marina Morrison Bridal Salon
I was late in gown shopping and when I found my dream dress at MM, I was told that I have to order that specific day before I have to pay for expedite fees. I did feel pressured to decide on the spot but I LOVE the dress! Other than this, the whole experience was amazing. The consultant was absolutely helpful and very knowledgeable. She knew exactly where to tweak and worked with the designer to get it changed. When the dress arrive, it fits perfectly and the only thing is to hem it to my height with heels. The customer service was amazing. BTW, this is one of the place where you can walk the whole place and pick up the dresses that you are interested in. It has high ceiling and spacious and with good natural light.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Geoffrey's Diamonds and Goldsmith
This place is da bomb! Geoffrey and his team was amazing!! They clean and check your jewelry while you shop. I didn't get my ring here but I did custom made a pendant that my parents paid for. I wanted to tweak a pendant that he carries and he called the designer to ask if they can custom one for me. The designer said no. Geoffrey was kind enough to make it from scratch for me. It's 1/3 of the other quotes that I had received. The find product was more than I can hope for! This place is always packed but in a good way. Everyone seemed to know everyone. It's like a big family. I once asked him if my project is too small for him and he said, no project is too small. If I want sterling silver, they will work with me on it too. Just how awesome is that?!
Services used: Jewelry
3 stars for the place but 5 stars for Shoanna (if I spelled correctly). This is one of the places that the dresses are in the back (other than what they are promoting which is just two small racks). The consultant will bring in the dresses for you. Shoanna was very helpful, knowledgeble and patient with me. She really know what works for my body type and made very good recommendations. Unfortunately, there were just too much time wasted on waiting for her to go out to get the dresses. They bring in one or two dresses at a time. Trying on dresses was tiring for me already.. with the waiting time, it just wore me out.
Services used: Dress & Attire