Aug 30, 2008

That Takes the Cake
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I've been meaning to write this review for a while & just never got around to it...but I was reminded again when I had their cupcakes this past weekend!!

This was one of the cupcake vendors we use at our wedding instead of a traditional cake - specifically for their AMAZING red velvet's (moist & the most delish cream cheese frosting ever) in the city. And they definitely delivered on my high expectations! I got SO many compliments - specifically on these cupcakes & I still go to their shop on union street to get myself one whenever I'm around the area.

Highly recommend for taste, presentation & overall service.
Services used: Wedding Cake

Meaganne McCandess Makeup & Hair
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I recently got married & had Meaganne do my hair & makeup (as well as my mom's) & she did a fabulous job on both of us. She made me look natural but still my best...not too overdone & totally me. I loved it & am so glad that I found her. She was very calm & easygoing which was nice to be around the day of the wedding - especially since everyone (myself/bridesmaids/mom) were all crazed!! Plus she comes to you - and was on time & very reasonable. Highly recommend! ps - you can check out my pics which should have some good ones of my hair/makeup.
Services used: Beauty & Health

Amy Kuschel Bride
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This place is amazing!! The entire experience was wonderful...from the moment we walked in. Like everyone else has already said - her dresses are modern & beautiful & they are reasonably priced considering they are completely custom made. I tried on about 10 dresses & was seriously loving so many of them. I ended up settling on the Tandie dress with the did a few other brides on here. Clearly it's popular!
Services used: Dress & Attire

Jennifer Kloss Photography
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Jen's work is amazing & she is great!! I definitely consider myself to be super picky where photogprahy is concerned & did a TON of research before finally landing on Jen. Obviously there are a ton of great photographers in the area, but she was willing to work with my budget & she was totally sweet & nice...not like some others!! Plus she's been great about giving me recommendations for other vendors too. Anyway - more to come after the wedding! --------------- Post Wedding: I can't say enough good things about Jen. The pictures turned out AMAZING...really breath-taking. Her work speaks for itself so check her out!! You don't realize how much time you end up spending with your photographer - it's nice to have someone around that you feel really comfortable with - the wedding is stressful enough. I'm so happy I went with Jen. Probably will be our best investment where the wedding is concerned.
Services used: Photography

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We are doing cupcakes for our wedding and did a ton of tastings in the bay area searching for the best of the best. These are it. Their adorable italian merengue chocolate cupcakes are amazing as well as their ginger cupcakes with cream cheese frosting cupcakes. They were totally moist & delish!!
Services used: Unique Services

Thomas John Events
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We haven't had our wedding yet, but the interactions I've had with them have been great & their food is amazing! Seriously they actually come to your house to do the tasting & you invite friends for a dinner party. We had ours last week & it was so fun & the food was restaurant style. I mean up to the standards of Town Hall, Frascati ect. I consider myself to be somewhat of a foodie so I set the bar high. And you should seeing that food is the biggest portion of expenses for the wedding. More to come after the wedding, but I HIGHLY recommend checking them out!! Post Wedding Review: TJE is absolutely outstanding at what they do. At our wedding, everything from the way they executed the tables, lighting, the bar & the food were more than I could have hoped for. I was one of those crazy anal brides that planned every last detail & they actually impressed me big time! On top of all of that, Tom & Dana are very easy to work with & are completely on top of their game. When you look for a caterer, you don't realize how much interaction you actually do with them until you're in it & planning it. Working with Dana honestly made my wedding planning SO easy & she always responded immediately to my numerous emails. My husband & I are pretty big foodies & our goal was to try & find a caterer with food that was great & still affordable. So many of our guests complimented how amazing the food was - a few said it was the best filet they ever had!
Services used: Catering

Golden Gate Club
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I just had my wedding here & was a little nervous at first that it wasn't as "fancy/nice" as I had wanted it to be seeing as I'm really picky about aesthetics & obsessed about my wedding. But it ended up turning out beautifully. Honestly this little chapel is so charming once filled with your family/friends & I actually had a ton of people comment on how much they loved it - I think because it was so unique & the lighting & glass windows are really beautiful. I would def pick this place glad i had my ceremony here!
Services used: Wedding Venue

Ephemera - Letterpress Stationery, Calligraphy + More
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My wedding isn't until the end of Aug 08 but I have been working with Tara for about a month now on our invitations & she has been totally helpful, involved & great at following up & responding!! The samples of her letterpress work I receieved were beautiful & her prices are WAY more reasonable than any other letterpress out there. I would highly recommend checking out her website for more info. Also - I'm based in San Francisco, so no fear...she can work with you long distance. It's been really easy so far. More to come after I get my invitations! ------ Update! Well I got my invitations back & they were WAY better than I had even anticipated!! They were lovely & beautiful & I couldn't be happier. We also got calligraphy done by Brigitte - a woman that Tara works with - (who btw does not charge enough for her work in my opinion - that's how good she is) - and I was literally stunned when I saw them. I looked at them so many times before I had to send them out & each one was amazing! Ok - I'm totally gushing, but they are gush-worthy I swear. I would recommend Ephemera time & again. I'm sure I'll make up some excuse to get more custom work done by Tara & Brigitte soon!
Services used: Invitations