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WEDDING DATE:

Oct 07, 2006

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Skye Blu Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I actually forfited my deposit on my original photographer. I thought I was getting more "bang for my buck", but then I realized that good pictures are more important than enlargements and albums because I cannot redo the photos, but I can always get enlargements or albums on my own. Danielle and Andreana were SO awesome to work with!! Super talented, friendly, and great attention to detail! I cannot say enough about Skye Blu! She took over 1500 photos. She also shot my boudoir pictures and it was such a wonderful experience. She made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera.
Services used: Photography

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Papermart.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Great selection & price! My first order I had it shipped to my house. For all orders after that, I eliminated shipping cost by picking up from their warehouse. I also placed orders at their warehouse and picked up immediately.
Services used: Favors & Gifts

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Pearl's Place
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
i went to marylynn's in pasadena and fell in love with a Paloma Blanca dress that they were charging $1700 for + tax. i asked them to measure me for my size, then i went home and called up Pearls Place and got it for $1100!!! and shipping was only like $12 and NO TAX!! the dress was scheduled to arrive in 8 weeks but came in 6! :) only thing, which is not Pearl's Place's fault is that marylynn's actually sized me wrong, so the dress was over a size too big. i heard salons do that on purpose so that you have to pay for alterations. so make sure you get sized correctly. but better too big and take in than too small and let out. :)
Services used: Dress & Attire

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We had them cater our lunch reception at the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. It was great food for a great price! The chocolate fountain was a major hit. Everything was nicely set up to match our theme. The staff was very professional, attentive and friendly. Very easy to work with and reliable.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My cousin used them at her wedding and the food was AMAZING! They cooked everything on site.
Services used: Catering

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Porto's Bakery
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We got lots of compliments on our cake! It was moist and tasty! Just the right sweetness. I just ate it (a week and a half later) and it's still really good! :D Lourdes helped us from beginning to end and she was wonderful! Patient and attentive to the details. We changed our cake about 5 times and she redrew the cake each time for us with just as much detail. The baker created exactly what we wanted! Only thing is delivery time was supposed to be 5pm, but they came at 4pm. Luckily, our florist came early and had the cake table almost done. When I asked the delivery guy if he could wait 10 min so the florist could finish the cake table, he flat out said no. That would be my only complaint because if my florist didn't happen to start an hour earlier than scheduled, the cake table would not have been set up yet.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Orchid Boutique
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
I was very happy with how my MoHs and my bouquet turned out. Only thing is the opened tulips she used in my bouquet didn't last all day. They were wilting by the reception. I provided glass for our sweethearts and cake table and asked her to elevate the glass and decorate underneath. I wish she used more colors to make it stand out. She used broken glass and lots of light colored flowers that blended in with the table cloth too much so it didn't stand out, but still overall very nice. I think she was trying to skimp on cost. Anyone who actually walked up to look thought it was amazing. We also rented a bare tree to put behind our cake table, which she added glass cups that held tea candles. she filled the bottom of the glass with broken glass and removed the tin from the tea candle to make it took better. Only thing is once the candle melted, it dripped to the bottom of the broken glass so the candle was out by our grand entrance. Little things that she just needs to be made aware of. She does get really busy and forgetful though. She has great taste, she just gets swamped and will forget any details you talk to her about (although she does write it down, she can't read/remember what she writes sometimes). My biggest complaint would be that she booked another wedding at the same time as mine just because she thought it was close enough. She ended up starting mine an hour early, but she was still in a hurry to get to her other wedding.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
OMG, Angel DV was the best last minute splurge we made. We weren't planning to get a videographer, but when The Knot TV contacted us 2 weeks before the wedding wanting to feature our wedding, we needed to get a videographer. We didn't budget for a videographer, so they worked to customize a package for us... and it helped that The Knot paid for half the cost. They were there literally the moment I woke up (which is what The Knot requested) and they stayed all the way until the end. There were 3 cameras - one focused on me, one focused on my groom, and one on the surroundings. Not a detail was missed! They actually caught more details than our photographer did. Their video was cleanly edited and flowed smoothly. The final DVD was 1.5 hours, broken into 3 parts. It was like watching a movie. They caught our parents and guest reactions throughout the day and watching it really made us relive our big day... with many of the details that we missed filled in. They were so ninja like! They came in all black and really were like flys on the wall. Totally non-intrusive, so they don't disrupt the ambiance, but they really captured everything! Awesome work ethics!
Services used: Photography

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Hirezproductions
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Steve is very organized and detail oriented. We met him a week before the wedding with our iteniary and he went through everything in detail. He understood exactly what we wanted, so he really took over the reception. We didn't have to worry about anything! He worked closely with our coordinator and ran a very smooth show. Very little cheese, which is just how we like it. :)
Services used: Ceremony Music, DJ

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Rikki Barton
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Our first dance was definately the highlight of the evening for us. We took 4 group lessons with Rikki, then 3 privates. She really teaches for the love of dancing and we had to call it a night at our private lessons, otherwise she would've wanted to go forever! Everyone's jaws were on the ground when they saw our first dance. Rikki really helped us put together an unforgetable first dance. Our only regret is not doing a second dance!
Services used: Unique Services

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Lighten Up Inc.
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
MJ and Nathan were SO wonderful! They agreed to do our wedding 2 days before our wedding after our previous lighting guy backed out. They were super quick in setting up and tear down. They set up in about an hour and tore down in less than an hour. They brought a large crew to get the job done quick. They worked around all the resturant staff and were ninja like! Very non-intrusive so the resturant was able to set up as if they weren't even there. They put 18 uplights for us and pinspotted our head and cake table plus lit our dance floor. They created the perfect ambiance!
Services used: Unique Services

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Lisa Heil
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Lisa does AWESOME work! Me, my mom and MoHs makeup were all done by Lisa. She did our body makeup too. The only reason why I didn't originally book her for myself is because she is difficult to get in contact with! She doesn't take a deposit and there is no contract. She does this just for fun now that she has kids. But she does the best makeup I've seen. The only reason why I gave her 4 stars and not five stars is that she's difficult to get in contact with. Every time I've had to leave a message and she returned my calls a day or two later, but she does AWESOME work. She also did my best friend's wedding and also did an awesome job. She has not flaked to my knowledge. I would definately use her again.
Services used: Unique Services

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Makeupwerks by Tania Russell
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
She arrived on time and was super sweet. But on our trial, she did not do my lashes, so on the day of, the lashes came out bad. She used her fingers to apply individual lashes and you could see the clumps of white glue on my lashes. My eyes came out uneven and she tried to fix it, but it still looked uneven. Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of her work. On my wedding video you could see though, but I had the other makeup artist on site for my MoHs fix my makeup.
Services used: Unique Services

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Marylinn's Couture Bridal
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
i did not have a good experience here. I went in and choose couple dresses that I liked. After trying them on, I fell in love with a Paloma Blanca dress, but she kept telling me that "it's not working for you." so she brings me these other dresses that are completely different than what i asked for (i wanted lace and she brought me these satin dresses). she insisted that i try them on before passing judgement, so i did. i wasn't too crazy about it, but she kept saying how GREAT it looks on me and that my original choice doesn't look good. when she stepped out to get something, i took a peak at the dresses to see why she kept trying to pressure me to go with these other 2 choices of hers rather than mine and i find out that my dress was only $1700 while her two were $3900. i told her i'll think about it and asked her to just size me first for each dres and i'll come back with my mom to make a decision. she sizes me in the Paloma Blanca dress as a size 8. i ordered an 8 from Pearls Place and it turns out that it's 2 sizes too large. I took it to Susana (from paulette's ambiance) and she said that she used to work at Mary Linn's and they size you large on purpose so that you have to pay for alterations. She said i really should've gotten a 4 or 6.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Rossmoor PAstries
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
i had their cake with fresh pineapple filling and it was SO good!
Services used: Wedding Cake