May 30, 2010

AAA DJ Service
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
STOP Looking, you have found your DJ, MC, and so much more. Allen was phenomenal! The music he played was Awesome he kept the party going. He kept my now husband and me well informed on how our night was progressing without being intrusive, he gave us great helpful reminders, like reminding the groom to wear his jacket for cake cutting pictures. I believe he moved and set up our chairs for the slide show and made sure our champagne flutes were filled and appropriately placed for the cake cutting. He worked so well communicating with our videographer and photographers. I am sure there is so much more he did behind the scenes as well, that I don't even realize because he made our night feel seamless!

I was beyond impressed with having Allen as our wedding day DJ. SO happy we booked him so we could just relax, enjoy our wedding day, and of course dance the night away to his rocking music! Thank you Allen for making our wedding day so special.
Services used: DJ

Beauty and the Beach
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I think booking my MUA and hair was the hardest decision I had to make when it came to planning my wedding. In the end I am so so so so happy I went with Beauty and the Beach I got to work with Niki and Mariah and they both did a wonderful job. My bridesmaids makeup and hair turned out gorgeous, as did mine if I do say so myself. My mom hadn't had her hair or makeup done in forever and she was so happy with the end result and felt and looked beautiful.

The look was natural, and glamorous all rolled into one. They arrived on time, got things moving quickly and we all still looked lovely by the end of the night. Their prices were extremely competitive and fair, but really I don't think you can put a price on having feeling beautiful on your wedding day. I would not hesitate to recommend Beauty and the Beach to other brides looking for hair and make up artist who travels to you. Having them come to you is amazing and really made me feel relaxed on the morning of my wedding day. Thank you Beauty and the Beach!
Services used: Beauty & Health

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I was blown away by the beauty of my flowers. I really wanted gorgeous flowers and imagined them looking all different beautiful ways but was amazed at how beautiful they turned out. My bouquet was AWESOME as were all the centerpieces, I had asked a friend who lives in town to take one home and once she saw them she could not believe what a beautiful flower arrangement she was leaving with. They really made my reception space look elegant. They also set up my votive candle holders I provided and made my cake table and each space at the reception beautiful.

I got to work with Jen at Flower Allie who is so sweet, helpful, and has tons of creative ideas. She was also so responsive by phone or email, that when I wanted to make some last minute changes I felt confident it would turn out well. After meeting with me she knew what I wanted even more than I did because even in my best fantasies of my wedding flowers they were not as beautiful as what she helped me create. I am so very happy that I went with Flower Allie. Their work is AMAZING you will not be disappointed. Thanks Jen!!!
Services used: Flowers

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Double Trouble Designs did everything from my monogram, invitations, map, to table numbers, and I could not be happier! I couldn't find exactly what I wanted and everything seemed so expensive, so having someone custom design them and figuring out the printing myself really worked for me. The finished product looks professional and fits our elegant, california, aquarium theme. They were so responsive and really made sure I ended up with a product I loved. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to other brides. Feel free to check out my bio for pictures of the finished products.
Services used: Invitations

( 3.0 / 5.0 )
Mariposa Boutique has a good selection of dresses at affordable price ranges, but I was not impressed with their service. I had already tried on dresses in my home state with my mom, so really knew what I wanted and was just looking to buy near Los Angeles. I had an appointment, and was informed they were running late, which is fine, but when I was helped I got very little attention. I don't need to be coddled or anything, however there were about 3 dresses that I tried on, walked out of the dressing room in and my sales person was no where in sight to help clip them. One or two times a different sales person was helpful enough to clip the dresses for me, one or two times no one clipped them so I waited then just went back in. I really liked one of the sales associates helping another girl who occasionally gave me feed back, so I am sure you can have a good experience here. However, the person helping me wasn't very helpful, she didn't ask anything about my wedding or the type of dress I was looking for. I was pretty much on my own. Thankfully, I knew what I wanted and did end up buying my dress here. It was an average experience and nothing to rave about. I am sure it would be better on a week day when it is not so busy. I do love my dress and feel I got it for a good price. But if I didn't know what I wanted I really would have left still not knowing. I will update this review if my feelings change at all when it comes time to pick up my completed dress. Pros: good selection, prices are reasonable, I am sure some of the sales associates are helpful Cons: no pedestal to stand on when trying on dresses, do not always prepare well for scheduled appointments, can be crowded on weekends, your experience will really depend on who your sales associate is Side note they do not do alterations on site, but recommend someone.
Services used: Dress & Attire

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This is an amazing place to shop for a wedding dress. This was the first place I tried on dresses because they had one of the designers I wanted, and my mom lives in Arizona. Sharla was so helpful and friendly. She was always there to tighten the dress and I really got a good idea about what the dresses would look like on me. She offered her opinions when asked but wasn't intrusive or pushy at all. She was able to see me last minute before I went back to California so I could take pictures in the dress. This store has lovely dresses, and veils. After trying on many dresses I narrowed it down to the dress I loved. I didn't end up buying from here because I live out of state, but I am getting my veil from here, and if I lived in state definitely would have purchased my dress here. I can not say enough wonderful things about this dress shop. I highly recommend you shop here for a wedding dress if you want a high quality experience and a beautiful dress.
Services used: Dress & Attire