Oct 24, 2009
Jaryce Nobela Events
Jaryce was absolutely invaluable - just an absolute plug-and-play person on one of the most important days in my life. She anticipated any questions that I may have forgotten and if there were any issues, she solved them before they turned into anything major. I can't stress enough what a great value Jaryce was on my big day - especially for any Catholic brides..she's very well versed in how a full mass runs, so she can help you manage your own church coordinator - who can sometimes get a little ahead of themselves.
Services used: Wedding Planning
This place was absolutely terrible. I'm still not sure on certain things, since I just ordered my dress. I was told that my dress was by Allure Bridal, the dress was really pretty, she pulled it and it looked great, but when I checked the Allure Bridal website, I could not find my dress anywhere. I don't really know what to say about the issue, I love my dress and it looks really great with my figure, but I just feel like I got conned a little with the designer name. The lady that helped me, was really pushy and she was honestly a little ghetto (if that's possible with an older white lady) and she yelled at the other girls, maybe in an attempt to impress me? But I did find my dress, and I guess that's the point. I know it's asking a little much being that I was a little behind schedule in ordering my dress, but I just expected something a little bit more professional. The place itself is pretty terrible looking, it honestly needs some updating (i.e. silk, faded flowers are not cute). I probably could have just purchased the dress that I wanted from Maggie Sottero (Janessa) for a few more hundred dollars from Bianca's Bridal in Modesto, CA, where I bought my prom dress 6 years ago, but I was already there and the dress looked similar enough. My suggestion would be to only go there if you're planning on purchasing a dress of the rack, that selection is pretty decent.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Kirsten Tucker Designs
AMAZING! Hands down the best PW referral yet! I was scheduled to meet with her in the beg. of June and I had a major meltdown with my schedule and was unable to make it. Kirsten was amazing with working with my schedule to get me back in. Round 2: I went to the wrong city..haha..stupid iPhone, but anyhoo, I was totally late and she still fit me into her schedule. Kirsten was very open about what we could do, and what we could not do (change the neckline due to it already being finished). Kirsten did an amazine 9 pt. french bustle that is to DIE for! The price didn't seem too bad, but I think throughout the entire planning process, I get pleasantly surprised if something isn't over $300, so I was happy with what I paid, because when I went to pick up my dress, it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING..the hem was PERFECT and the bustle was exactly what she pinned at the first fitting. I have to say, if you want someone with a lot of experience who will work to make your dream dress perfect, Kirsten is the ONE! UPDATE: So on 8/14/09 I picked up my wedding dress..the heavens opened up and my dress was absolutely perfect..I'm sooo so so happy!
Services used: Dress & Attire
Crowning Glory Designs
Amazing!..that's what I have to say about the work that was done on my custom veil. I completely was indicisive about this portion of the wedding "look" and Candi really helped me and was very patient with the countless emails that I sent her from my own personal email, as well as my work email. I wasn't sure what look I wanted to go for, and with the several photos that I sent her, she was able to make me a gorgeous mantilla lace veil that I will be passing on to my daughter (should I have one). She really helped to get the veil to me in time (2 weeks before my wedding) and I have recommended her to countless brides since my wedding. If you have any hesitation about ordering a veil from her if you're not in the area, I would suggest going to a bridal store, trying on veils, taking photos if they'll allow (measurements will help also) and passing them to Candi, she'll be able to make your dream veil at a SMALL portion of the price. She can make the veil out of different materials, even if they're not readily available, she'll get it for your veil.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Red Carpet Studios
Stephanie and Monica ended up shooting our engagement shots, as well as photographing the day of, and we both couldn't be more pleased. The ease in which they were able to capture all of the moments really helped us feel great on our wedding date. They really stepped back and allowed natural moments to happen which helped us feel comfortable, and not rushed. The photos were amazing and we can't wait to go back for our maternity and family photos.
Services used: Photography
Music By D. Ferreira
I could not be more pleased with our experience with DJ D. Ferreira. When we were searching for DJs, we began to get discouraged because honestly, I really didn't think we would find the caliber of DJ that were wanted in our price range, so before I was about to broaden the search to include DJs that were above our price range, I found D. Ferreira's website and decided to give him a call. I always hear him on the radio here in Modesto where I work, but never really considered a radio DJ to be someone that would be in our price range, well, he was, and he was flexible as well. If we payed in cash you get an great discount which really helped to keep us in our budget. He met with us twice before the wedding to go over the details of what would happen the day of, and we felt completely comfortable with him emceeing the night for us. Our wedding day didn't go as smoothly as most would plan, but he rolled with the punches and played music that even my sister (who is 18) and her friends enjoyed. He really "ran" the night and controlled the pace well. This is someone who has been doing this for a really long time and understands what brides and grooms want. I would absolutely recommend him to any bride.
Services used: Unique Services