Sep 02, 2007
Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
I was a guest at a wedding at The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens a few weeks ago. This really is a beautiful location and is something of a rare oasis in LA. The reception area, which is a large courtyard with an incredible fountain, has great old-hollywood / spanish villa atmosphere. My only caution... is that the ceremony area, which is outside the courtyard (but with a wall to the exterior) was fairly noisy with traffic during the ceremony! Something to think about. It could have just been the time of day though? (5:30 on a Friday?)
Services used: Wedding Venue
Paper Source - San Francisco Marina
I have gone to the paper source in Beverly Hills for my invites and all my paper needs. This place is heaven for a DIY girl! PS makes it really easy for you to customize your own design and also to print on your own. They've got custom letterpress that you can order, but don't push it at all. Lots of great ideas, offers classes, lots of DIY step-by-step guides, etc. Staff was friendly... Oh, and you can purchase materials in lots of 10, 25, 50, so if you are having a smaller wedding, like me, it is great... you don't have to over-order by the 100 and waste!
Services used: Invitations
Belle Bridal was great. Great selection from modern pieces to the more traditional in a range of prices. Full service salon. Great changing rooms and private space doesn't make it feel crowded, even on a busy Saturday. Knowledgeable sales staff was professional, not pushy, good listeners, able to help determine best fit for the body. Most of all, they were able to read a bride's reaction to help narrow down all their great choices! My dress came it just when they predicted and they were very accommodating with appointments for fittings and trying it on. I worked with Rosa throughout the entire process and she was knowledgable, patient, and just made sure everything was perfect. Belle Bridal also did a fantastic job with the alterations. Didn't encourage alterations I didn't need. Redid the bustle for me without charge (our first try was a sigle tier french, but they reworked it into a two tier after I wasn't 100% satisfied).
Services used: Dress & Attire
Candle 4 Less
Great prices, quality, and service. I have to admit that I didn't have super high hopes when I placed my order for a large box of glass votives and candles. This is an internet retailer that I had never heard of. But... I was more than pleasantly surprised, both with the quality, and the speed that my order was handled. The order was filled that night (I got an email), shipped and delivered within 3 days... and this was standard delivery.
Services used: Unique Services