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WEDDING DATE:

Oct 17, 2009

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Pixie's Petals
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Leslie is the best! She did our wedding back in October 09 with a very limited budget and my florals turned out beautiful! I had a game planned for each table to have one person win the centerpieces and people were still stealing other tables centerpieces! My doc had to stop an aunt from taking the manzanita tree we rented, lol. My bouquet was beautiful, she surprised me with a couple flowers i didn't think i would get since it wasn't in our budge. I had six bridesmaids who each had lush bqts too along with my mom, mother in law and grandma who had fingertip bouquets. Really loved our florals at the church too, she was able to quickly convert our pew decor into the cocktail table centerpieces! Those were all gone before the reception even ended! Thanks Leslie!
Services used: Flowers

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Jennifer Yamauchi {Wedding & Events Consultant}
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Jennifer was our doc back in October 09 and she was wonderful! She truly goes above and beyond what a normal doc does. I hired her back in August for a doc and she kept in touch with me via email from September on reminding me of things i needed to get done, which was so helpful because i'm not the most organized person. She was very thourogh with the day of timeline, gave me a few great ideas with the reception, and helped me organize my guestlist before the wedding. She really helped out at our rehearsal dinner. The person who was supposed to pick up our grooms cake for the rd didn't do it and Jennifer was able to pick one up on the way with five minute notice. I had a lot of details for the wedding that i knew my bridal party or family couldn't pull off. Jennifer did a lot of set up for me...at the church I had programs, cookie favors, kids bag favors, guest books, water bottles. She helped our church coordinator with the bridal party lineup too. At the reception, i had favors and a candy buffet to be set up, along with the gift table, the card table, some photo frames, our escort cards, and a lot of different vendors that she had to coordinate together. She was very patient with our crazy guests and bridal party. Also at the reception, she had given me the idea to surprise my mom with a bday cake (her bday was a few days after) which my mom was sooo happy about. My in laws and my mother were all so impressed with how she handled the overall coordination of our wedding day too. We have received so many compliments on our wedding day. Thanks Jennifer!
Services used: Wedding Planning

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had our wedding in October 09 in the Garden room and we had Natalia as our coordinator. We booked our event in March. I made a lot of changes during our wedding planning and didn't know that we were locked in to a much higher rate. No one ever tells you this during your wedding planning. I would suggest not to over estimate how many guests you will have and choose the cheapest menu plan possible (this is a suggestion for whichever caterer or reception you get). You never know what will happen down the road. You can always upgrade, but never downgrade at venues. I had wanted to downgrade my bar tab, and they couldn't accomodate that. I also wanted signature drinks, and they couldn't accomodate that unless i upgraded to the platinum buffet. I had thought I would have at least 100 adults and 20 children, so I guessed at 100 people. We only ended up with 80 adults and 20 kids, so I still ended up paying for 100 adults. For the most part, they were able to accomodate my many requests. Natalia was quick with responses via email, she was very professional. The presentation of the buffet was nice, the setup of the tables was nice, everyone loved our bar area, it was so art deco-ish. The food seemed good to me, the buffet was plentiful along with our chocolate fountain. But a few of our guests did say that the food wasn't great but to each his own I guess. The patio area was great! We had our photobooth out there and a few cocktail tables for our smokers. We had our wedding on a hot Saturday night and the whole venue was PACKED. Every single reception room in the place had a party and people were kind of crashing all the different parties (I didn't mind too much, my guests were doing it too) so be prepared if you pick a Saturday night or a busy Summer or Fall night. It was a fun reception venue for the actual day. Got a lot of compliments from guests.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner