Aug 31, 2008

Expressions Floral
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We are really excited to have hired Lisa for our August Wedding,She will be doing everything from ceremony arrangements to all of the bridal party and reception centerpieces.She's been a pleasure to work with and she works out of her home,so her quote was $2,000 less than a florist shop nearby!!! Well, the wedding is over and I have to say Lisa exceeded my expectations! I was completely happy with the boquets,centerpieces and the ceremony arrangements were just beautiful! I will try to post pics so you can judge for yourself.Thanks Lisa!!
Services used: Flowers

Christine Jones
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Christine was most definitely one of my favorite vendors through the entire wedding process! I am so happy that I went with my insticts and booked her even though my husband and I had never seen a woman officiant at a wedding before. She has a wonderful calming presence,not only came to the rehearsal but ran it like a complete professional(even when the site coordinator was becoming quite flustered).Her ceremony process involves e-mailing you approx.7 different styles for each piece-ex:Welcome,Blessing of the Rings,Vows,etc.Then you pick the pieces that you and your FI relate to,it can be as spiritual-or not-as you would like it to be.She also makes a book that she gives you at the Wedding with the entire ceremony in it,word for word. It is a beautiful keepsake.I would not hesitate to reccomend Christine as a wonderful Officiant!She did not just do the normal reading the ceremony, you can tell she really cares about her client's and that was very important to me not to just feel like someone was doing a read thru @our ceremony that they have done a million times.
Services used: Unique Services

( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We just had our Wedding at Chaminade. Many of our friends asked how we found this place? It is really a beautiful resort hidden away in the hills of Santa Cruz. The views are absolutely breathtaking,especially the ceremony site. I loved that the package at Chaminade includes everything from appetizers to linens. We had the Taste of California Buffet and many guests came to tell us that you never expect much from wedding food but that ours was amazing!Another plus is that they let the reception go till midnight,and they have an on-site coordinator,but because we had a Photobooth & Candy Buffet I hired an outside coordinator as well. My only gripe was that I had talked to their coordinator many times in the year before and she assured me we could have an afterparty in our room with the Bridal Party and it would be no problem. Well, within 10 minutes of coming back-we were only sitting around talking!no music playing or anything,we had security at our door kicking guests out.I was very unhappy about that after being assured for so long that it was no problem.So just be aware of that and don't plan an after party in your suite like we did.If they had told me it would be a problem we would have made after party plans.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Erica Carr Makeup and Hair
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Erica is amazing! She did Hair & M/U for myself,MOB,6 BM's,1FG,and my Husband's Mother & sister as well,she didn't stop from 9am till the ceremony@5:30! She stayed for a few hours after to touch me up during the reception and I have to say that a few of my BM's have NEVER looked better!!! She did everyone's hairstyle differently and they all loved their style and she put individual lashes on each girl. I only wish I had gotten a close-up pic of each girls hair.Erica is not cheap, but her services are worth every cent!!!You get what you pay for.
Services used: Beauty & Health

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Awesome service, I called and e-mailed several times because I had many sizing questions for BM's dresses. I always got a quick & courteous response,the dresses were about $90 less(for each one!),than at Trudy's.Fast shipping,came even sooner than expected.
Services used: Dress & Attire