Malibu09bride

WEDDING DATE:

Aug 02, 2009

Malibu09bride
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Sarah K Chen Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Sarah is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! Not only is she unbelievably talented, but she is also the sweetest person. Photography was our #1 priority when we started planning our wedding. We searched high and low for a great photographer. We heard many wonderful things about Sarah before booking her last year. Plus, her work speaks for itself. We feel extremely lucky that she is available to do our wedding in August. Two weeks ago we met up with her for our engagement photo session. She totally rocked the session and made us feel completely comfortable in front of the camera. The images she captured exceeded our expectations, and we cannot wait to see what she does for our wedding! **update** Sarah definitely exceeded our expectations on our wedding day! We have so many gorgeous photos. In fact, we had the toughest time deciding which ones to actually use in our album because we liked so many of them. We allowed Sarah plenty of time to work her magic by doing 'first look' photos as well as photos after the ceremony. She definitely utilized the time to get different types of photos. We really loved the variety (I posted a few of our favorites) Thank you again Sarah for capturing our wedding in such a beautiful way!
Services used: Photography

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Platinum Weddings by Kerrie
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Hiring Kerrie was by far one of the BEST decisions we ever made. In fact, I'd give her more than 5 stars if possible :-) Honestly, Kerrie goes above and beyond the call of duty. She was the 'week of' coordinator for our wedding a couple of weeks ago, and she was absolutely wonderful. We had meetings and exchanged emails with her over the course of a year, and we felt we were in excellent hands, but she still managed to exceed all our expectations. She helped us pull together an amazing timeline and helped us out with so many last minute details. In fact, she knew that we had spent a lot of time doing many of the paper projects for the wedding ourselves, and she was so concerned the people at our venue wouldn't fold the napkins/menus correctly that she took them home and did them herself! The day of the wedding we were able to TOTALLY enjoy ourselves because we knew Kerrie was on top of things. The day went off without a hitch. In fact, we were even runnning early most of the night (thanks to Kerrie). My parents and the wedding party were blown away by Kerrie's efficiency and sweetness. Everyone simply loved working with her. I could go on and on about Kerrie. I feel that we owe her SOOOOO much for making our wedding day stress free. We had such a great time with our family and friends, and I know we wouldn't have been able to relax and have as much fun if Kerrie wasn't there. Whenever I needed her she would appear :-). From helping me with my bustle to making sure we had plenty of time for pictures. You name it and she was on top of it! Thank you so much Kerrie!!! You are the BEST, and we simply cannot thank you enough!
Services used: Wedding Planning

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Steve Skaggs
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Okay. 2 weeks later and we are STILL getting emails about how amazing the cake tasted :-) People kept coming up to me the night of our wedding and raving about the cake. The only reason I gave them 4 stars instead of 5 is because I wanted a white cake with a simple line of black ribbon around the bottom of each tier. For some reason, they tied the end of the ribbon into bows on each level (so I had 1 black bow on each tier). It looked fine, but I'm not really a bow kinda girl. However, it all worked out fine. Everyone loved the taste of the cake and honestly, I'm probably the only one who noticed the bows :-)
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Long Lasting Impression
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Leah is amazing! She not only completely rocked the makeup for my engagement photos, she blew me away the actual wedding day. Leah really knows her stuff, and she is VERY reasonably priced. My makeup looked beautiful and it lasted the ENTIRE day. I basically looked exactly the same 12 hours after she applied it (I only had to re-apply lipstick). My mom looked stunning, and my bridesmaids couldn't stop gushing about how much they loved their makeup. I highly recommend her.
Services used: Beauty & Health

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California Sounds
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Tom totally rocked our wedding!! He did a fantastic job. We hired him to do all the music for the wedding (ceremony, cocktail hour, reception). Everything flowed smoothly and he managed to keep my crazy friends and relatives away from the mic :-) Honestly, we had a very short 'do not play' list, and he totally stuck to it. In fact, one of our guests actually tried to pay him money to play a song on our 'do not play' list, but Tom didn't budge. Plus, he did it in a cool way so everyone still loved him :-) Tom kept the dance floor hopping the entire night. Seriously, some people didn't even leave the dance floor long enough to eat cake. One of my bridesmaids came up to me at the end of the night and said, 'What happened to the cake? Didn't they serve it?" Yeah....she only left the dance floor a couple of times to take a quick breather and totally missed the cake. Plus, I bought a large basket of flip flops for the guests. One of my friends told me that every time she tried to leave the dance floor to change her shoes Tom would play another great song and she would just run back out on the dance floor. So, she never actually changed into flip flops because she didn't sit down long enough to change her shoes :-) Our friends and relatives (even grandparents) had a blast dancing the night away. Tom really knows how to read the crowd, and there is '0' cheeseball factor. I highly recommend him!
Services used: DJ