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WEDDING DATE:

Aug 10, 2008

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Skyline Community Church
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Skyline is beautiful!! We're getting married in the summer, but didn't want to have an outdoor wedding; this church is the next best thing! The front wall of the sanctuary is made up of glass windows with a gorgeous view of green hills and trees. It's absolutely beautiful. Lee Rutter, the event coordinator, is very sweet and accommodating. Once my fiance and I found a reception venue close by, we booked with Skyline right away.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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8events
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Patty is really sweet and a lot of fun to work with. She's very flexible and works with any budget. When I first met with her, I just told her what type of flowers I wanted to use, and she came up with really beautiful ideas. Her prices are very affordable...even when I added on an extra 20 pin-on flowers for relatives, she was able to offer me a discount on top of her low prices. Overall, a fantastic vendor to work with!
Services used: Wedding Planning

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A Touch of Elegance
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Blanca is wonderful! I used her for my wedding on August 10th. I did a lot of research in looking for chair covers, and she was by far the best price around. Her company took care of set up and tear down, which was super convenient and the room looked fabulous with the chair covers and sashes. Plus, she's such a pleasure to work with, always replying promptly to emails. Definitely contact her!!
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Planning

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Axiom Videography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I love the quality of both my pictures and video. When I first met with Robert, he informed me of the different packages he offers and what his company can do. I decided to go with both photo and video, and Robert was really flexible and gave me a great price. I opted to have a second photographer and got about 1,500 photos in the end. My main photographer was Dane Andrews, who was great to work with. He did an incredible job the day-of and got some great shots. Robert edits all the photos and video himself, and my video is absolutely beautiful. It took a little longer to receive it than we hoped, but I'm very happy with it!
Services used: Videography

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Bridal Image of San Francisco
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
this place is great! they have a pretty good size selection and wonderful customer service. I met with Elizabeth and she was fabulous! She was very kind, helped me pick out dresses according to what I was looking for and gave me her honest opinion about what looked best on my body type. And there was no pressure to buy whatsoever. On top of everything, their prices are phenomenal - all the dresses I tried on were about $650-750!
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Wedding Gown Superstore
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
Their bridal gowns are pretty nice; there's a good size selection. The staff is cool, too...they let you look around the racks at your own speed and aren't pushy at all. My sister went with me and so she helped me in and out of the dresses, but if going alone, I'm sure they'd be more helpful in the dressing rooms. Even though the prices are really cheap, I didn't find anything worth buying.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Bev Tanaka
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Bev is absolutely wonderful! She's incredibly sweet and has a passion for making cakes. She was very prompt in getting back to me and I was able to schedule an appointment with her very easily. When we met, she made me two small cakes (one marble, and one with 1/2 vanilla pudding filling and 1/2 raspberry filling)...they were delicious! She has a wide range of silk flowers and doesn't offer a penny to use them. Her prices are the cheapest I've found, $2.50/slice. After meeting with her, we decided right away that we wanted to go with her; we knew we wouldn't find anyone better or more pleasurable to work with.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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( 3.0 / 5.0 )
I visited the Palm E.C. to check it out and was very impressed. Their hall is extremely large and there are many possibilities to dress it up. Their outdoor facilities are beautiful as well, great for an outdoor ceremony. I met with Clay, who spent a good hour with me, giving me a tour and explaining different options. Clay gave me a rough estimate of the cost and said that if I could provide him w/more info., he would update the estimate for me, making it more accurate. It was an awesome first impression of both the facilities and service, which is why I'm giving it 3 stars at all. He later emailed me asking specific questions, and I emailed back with all the info needed (I also CCed it to his Event Manager). I never received a response. I contacted them a week later to follow-up, yet still no response whatsoever. Finally, I got a call from Clay about a month later - turns out another couple was interested in my date and he wanted to know where I stood. By then I had already given up on Palm and booked with the Bridges Golf Club.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I guess I'll start by saying that you can't always trust your first impression. Just like the other brides who reviewed Bridges, I also visited Palm Event Center and Bridges Golf Club on the same day. When at Palm, I met with Clay and was very impressed. He spent about an hour with me, giving me a tour and explaining my options - fabulous first impression. Afterward, I went to Bridges and was met by Julie, who I agree, wasn't the friendliest. She gave me a 5 minute tour, chatted with me for another 5 minutes, handed me a folder of info and walked me out. At that point, I was ready to go with Palm. However... After discussing things with my fiance, we decided to ask the two vendors for more info and then make a decision, though we were still leaning towards Palm. I emailed Alicia (Bridges) quite a few times and each time, she replied within 24 hours and was very friendly, more than willing to answer any question, big or small. She wrote me a proposal and updated it a few times whenever I changed my mind on something. Though I wasn't very keen on Julie, I'm very happy to work with Alicia, she's great. When at Palm Event Center, Clay gave me a general estimation of cost, but said if I gave him more info, he could provide a more detailed proposal. He emailed me asking specific questions, and I emailed back with all the info (I also CCed it to his Event Manager). I never received a response. I contacted them a week later to follow-up, yet still no response whatsoever. Finally, I got a call from Clay about a month later - turns out another couple was interested in my date and he wanted to know where I stood. I said they could have it (I had already booked with Bridges).
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Hilton Garden Inn Emeryville
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
I was really disappointed with the customer service here. I contacted their Events Coordinator about 3 times through phone and email, but never received any type of response. Finally, I decided to just go to the hotel and check it out myself. When I arrived, the front desk contacted the EC for me and sure enough, she was too busy to come out (granted I didn't have an appointment, but I thought she could have at least said hello). They let me take a quick look at their banquet hall located on the top floor, which has a beautiful view of the bay (the only reason I rated them 2 stars instead of 1). A friend of mine who's getting married this summer also contacted this venue and got a similar response. Don't bother!
Services used: Unique Services