Mar 29, 2008
I only had one bridesmaid, but she ordered her dress from Ann Taylor. The dress was elegant, and she received many compliments on it. The best part was it didn't need to be altered because it was from a store that she already shopped at. I'm sure she will wear her dress again!
Services used: Dress & Attire
Mens Warehouse Tux
The ladies at the Men's Wearhouse were very helpful. They helped us select tuxes and vests for each member of the groom's party. The tuxes were ready as promised, and no one had any size issues or missing parts.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Jared - Gallery of Jewelry
The ladies at Jared's were very helpful. The only downside is sometimes you have to wait around because they are busy. Other than that everything is great. They inspect your ring 2 times a year to make sure all stones are in place. They will also clean your ring anytime you bring it in. They offer a lifetime guarantee on your diamonds if you keep up your 2 time a year ring checks.
Services used: Jewelry
Make-Up: 5 Stars - I loved Patricia. She was so sweet and helpful. She traveled to the location where I was getting married for a small fee ($50.) I thought this was very reasonable. She was also very reasonable with her price for makeup. I choose to go with the airbrush makeup. It goes on so smoothly and does not sweat off. I highly recommend it to anyone. At the end of the night my makeup was still looking fresh while my friends' makeup was starting to sweat off after all of our dancing. I do not usually use a lot of makeup, and she was able to enhance my features with a natural look. Hair: 5 Stars - Patricia also did my hair. I LOVED my hair. I have really thick hair, but it stayed all night without messing up. I also loved that she put some flowers in my hair to accent it. She did a great job. She did a trial at her home a couple of months prior to suggest a look for me. It was very helpful to do the trial because I knew what I wanted for the big day. She took a picture at the trial so that she was sure to give me what I wanted as well. My bridesmaid decided last minute that she wanted her hair done, and Patricia did hers as well. It looked great as well. I highly recommend her!
Services used: Beauty & Health
Dr. David Stephens - St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Pastor Stephens is one of the many pastors at St. Luke's United Methodist. My husband and I have been attending this church for several years. We choose Pastor Stephens because he seems very laid back. We also did some counseling beforehand which was helpful.
Services used: Unique Services
David is awesome! He was so helpful in so many ways besides helping me choose my flowers. He was like a mini wedding planner. He helped me with several ideas I had about dcor and arrangements. The flowers for our wedding day were gorgeous. I couldn't have asked for more. I loved my bouquet so much that I preserved it with Keepsake Floral. Now I can look at it everyday. David even stayed around to see me walk down the aisle. He also helped some of the other vendors with their setup.
Services used: Flowers
Brewer Photography & Videography
Julie is great. Although she did not take my pictures, I had a lot of contact with her. She did the final touches on all of our photos. We received our photos promptly which ranks high with me. I couldn't wait to get them back. We had over 1000 photos. It was so hard to decide which ones we liked best because they were all great. The best part is they give you the disc of all of your photos with copyrighs signed over to you. That way you can print whenever you want. I was very pleased with their service.
Services used: Photography, Videography
Lisa was great. We were able to meet with her prior to booking so she could play for us. I was so pleased with all of her talent. She even suggested some songs because I had no clue about what to have played. She helped me narrow down some songs to play. At the last minute I decided that I wanted a trio instead of just her on the violin. She was happy to accommodate. The music was great. We received so many compliments on the trio. They even played through our cocktail hour. She was very reasonably priced.
Services used: Ceremony Music
Your Fantasy Affair
I was able to do most of the planning myself. I hired Your Fantasy Affair for the "day off." I knew that I would not be wanting to run around the day of my wedding to make sure everything was running smoothly. The girls at Your Fantasy Affair actually took over my wedding the month before our ceremony. They lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. I did not have to worry about a thing. They took care of making all vendor contact, and giving them directions. They took care of making sure my guests knew were to go. They also did a rehearsal the day before so we knew what to do. I can't thank them enough for all of their hard work. The day of my wedding was so stress free due to their efforts. They were able to get me anything that I needed.
Services used: Unique Services
All I can say is awesome! Kelly was the one who worked with us. She was great. She met me at the location several times to go over what we needed to set up the reception. This was very helpful because it was a private home we were not sure how to set everything up. She even drew a little map so we could see how it would look. The food was great. We decided to do a buffet, but she gave my husband and I plated service. The best part is once you book you get to go to tastings every other month to try different things on their menu. This was very helpful in deciding what we wanted for our dinner. She will also put what you want to try at a tasting so you can see what it tastes like. Another perk of working with this company is that all tables, chairs, and linens are provided. Upgrades are available, but the standard choices were so great that I did not need upgrades. Kelly was very helpful in helping me choose linens. We were able to change our minds about our guest count up until 10 days before which was nice. Someone always gets added at the last minute. Very good food and service!
Services used: Catering