Jun 26, 2010

City of Commerce Flowers
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I met with Eddie at Commerce Flowers about a year and a half from our wedding. He went over all of the details and gave me a very reasonable quote. He even offered to do a free mockup of the tall centerpiece (manzanita) and a bridesmaid bouquet PRIOR to booking. When I saw the mockup I was completely sold and I booked him immediately.

A few months later after deciding on my linens and other decor, I decided to completely change my colors. About 8 months from the wedding, I went in to meet with him again to change the colors and types of flowers being used. He was very patient, completely flexible, and had a good sense of what I was going for. He also had good ideas of what he thought would work. We decided on half high manzanita tree centerpieces with hanging crystals and half low centerpieces in gold urns. We decided to use almost all roses in different shades of pink for the centerpieces with a small amount of pink hydrangeas as filler. We also decided to make my bouquet with peonies, ranunculus, and tulips because they are my favorite. Eddie even offered to make another mockup for free to make sure the colors were right, this time of our low centerpieces. They mockup came out fab again!

Our final order consisted of my bouquet, 1 maid of honor bouquet, 2 bridesmaid bouquets, 1 grooms bout, 5 other bouts, 5 corsages, 15 centerpieces, arch flowers plus 2 sprays on pedestals, petals for the aisle, cake table and escort card table, flowers on our cake, an arrangement for the sign in table, flowers for our sweetheart table and 2 submerged floral arrangements for our candy table.

The day of the wedding I couldn't have been more impressed with the flowers! Everyone said that they centerpieces were the most beautiful they had ever seen! Commerce Flowers really came through on the wedding day and without them the wedding wouldn't have looked half as gorgeous as it did. My family said that the flowers they took home were so fresh that they lasted almost 2 weeks after the wedding. Commerce Flowers may not have been the cheapest but they were DEFINITELY worth every penny!!
Services used: Flowers

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We got married at the Lindley Scott House on June 26 and everything was perfect! The Lindley Scott House was the first place we ever looked at, and after looking at a million other places that were both more and less expensive, we decide to book about a year and a half out from our wedding. Diane was always super nice and even threw in some cocktail tables and a candy table for free. Over the course of the year I spoke to Diane several times about TONS of details (renting chiavari chairs, placing the gift table outside, etc.) and she kept track of everything perfectly. I was a little concerned in the beginning based on some reviews I had read but in the end, she was very on top of things.

The day of the wedding, the venue was great. Leo, the venue coordinator worked with my coordinator to make sure everything ran smoothly. Dinner was ready a little early too, which was perfect since we were a few minutes ahead of schedule. We received so many compliments about the food (steak & chicken with rosemary potatoes) and the guests definitely loved the open bar even though they only served beer, wine and ku (a lower proof vodka & tequila). My guests also liked the way that each table is served at once, which I totally didn't even notice!

My only complaints were that the main house doesn't have air conditioning and it was HOT in there which wasn't so good for a bride waiting to walk down the aisle, and that the reception has to end at 10pm, but I found that was actually common at a lot of venues.

Other than that, I couldn't be happier with my experience at the Lindley-Scott House!
Services used: Wedding Venue

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Mariposa was the first store I checked out when I was looking for my dress. I tried on quite a few and my consultant was awesome. I kind of narrowed it down to a few but I didn't really love any of them so I decided to shop around. I went to several other stores but still couldn't find anything that was really me so I made another appointment with my consultant at Mariposa. I explained the situation and all of the types of dresses I could find and she started from scratch with me. She pulled a bunch of dresses that she thought I would like and the second dress I tried was THE ONE! I loved it!! I was so in love that I wanted to buy it on the spot but it was $200 more than I wanted to spend so I asked if there was anything they could do. They were able to give me 10% off since they had recently had a trunk show which put it at just the right price. I can't wait until it comes it!!
Services used: Dress & Attire