Sep 06, 2008
Eden Gardens State Park
I found Eden Garden from just searching around on the internet and saw pictures of it. While they dont have email, they were very helpful on the phone and information and receipts were mailed to me promptly. We went down several times to take a look in person and everything was just as pretty or better than it looked online. They were very accommodating and had their rules spelled out very clearly. I had both my ceremony and reception there and it was great to be able transition while not having to drive to a different site. The location, with the big old oak trees and moss made great pictures.
Services used: Wedding Venue
My husband proposed December 2007with a ring from Zales, while I didnt pick the exact ring out, I did send him very specific ideas and he did a great job with it. The ring was very pretty and the style that I like. We had to go in for me to get it sized and we didnt have any issues. Ive also gotten my ring cleaned a couple of times there and they were very helpful. When we went in to pick out our rings, we got very helpful salespeople and we able to pick out both of our bands. We did have an issue when we went to pick up the bands they couldnt find one of our rings at first and it took them a while to locate where they put them.
Services used: Jewelry
I found Christie online while searching for an officiant. She was very prompt and a pleasure to work with. She was able to provide good information on the various ceremonies that she performed and was helpful. She showed up on time to the ceremony site and I felt very comfortable working with her. She was dressed appropriately for the wedding as well. I was also excited at how fast she got the marriage certificate completed and mailed in we had our originals from the Florida marriage offices by the time we got back from the honeymoon. I would definitely recommend her to someone else.
Services used: Wedding Planning, Officiant
This Publix was great. I found a cake that I liked while flipping through some magazines. After I got pointed to the correct Publix (this one), I worked with the bakery manager and Candy and they were very helpful. I mailed them a copy of the picture along with exactly what I wanted in terms of icing, flavors, filling, etc. They also had some great suggestions as well for the cake since it was going to be outside all night. I went by there the day of the wedding while Candy was finishing it and it looked great much better than I thought it would. It tasted wonderful as well. I cant wait to eat the top in September.
Services used: Catering
Little Bridal Shop
Instead of regular programs, we option for the program fans since it was outside in Florida in September. They definitely came in handy and they were neat favors. The company sent me the samples that I asked for and the quality was great. You had lot of options on their website as far as colors, fonts, styles, etc and they had some great examples for wording. I got the fans on time and the only thing I had to do was tie a coordinating ribbon around the fans. I opted to pay for them to put the fans together. They are definitely one of my favorite keepsake items from the wedding.
Services used: Dress & Attire
A Stitch in Tyme
This vendor came to me as a recommendation from a friend of mine who used them for other alterations. I cant remember the owners name, but she was very nice and did very good work. She took her time measuring and pinning correctly for my dress and her quality of work was excellent. Her price was very competitive and she completed the work when she said that she would. I only had one dress to alter (the ball gown) and she made sure that I bought in the shoes that I was going to wear to the wedding to measure appropriately.
Services used: Unique Services
1000 Words Photography
Fred was great to work with. He just recently started doing weddings so he was very accommodating and very open to ideas and suggestions. He came over before the wedding and got some great shots with the ocean in the background and thought of poses I wouldnt have. He and his assistant also got great shots during and after the ceremony. It was great seeing pictures that you didnt pose for he had a lot of good guest and random shots. He also kept the time of day in mind and had some great sunset shots. He had the proofs ready in a reasonable time and I had no problems ordering them.
Services used: Unique Services
Townsend Catering Company
This catering company was awesome. My husband and I had talked to several vendors early in the planning and narrowed it down to Townsend and another company. We made appointments to visit the two vendors and made a trip down to Florida. Both visits with the potential vendors was fine, but Donna was great about following up, showing us her previous work, etc. She even met us out at the venue so that we could walk around and she could point out some ideas. She sent the quotes promptly and she and her staff were always great about answering my questions. The food that night was wondering everyone thought it was great and she serving staff was professional and fun. She had everything going smoothing. Her company also handled the renting of the tent, lights, tables, chairs, dance floor, etc and everything was even better than I hoped. She was definitely worth the money.
Services used: Catering