OCwedding08

WEDDING DATE:

Jul 11, 2008

OCwedding08
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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Rancho Las Lomas was about the 6th place we looked. The second we were on the grounds we knew it was the perfect place for us. It allowed the privacy that a hotel or country club could not offer. We had our ceremony and reception at RLL. Our pictures turned out amazing with all of the locations available on the grounds to take unique and fun shots! All of our guests absolutely loved the venue and some even wondered off to look at the animals. I Love this venue and would strongly recommend you look at it before booking in OC!
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Studio West Video
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We were married on 7/11 and don't have our video yet but I know it is coming soon. A videographer was something I wanted but didn't have in my budget. I strongly suggest you look at Studio West. He showed up on time and was there all night and worked well with all of my other vendors. The best part was 2 days after our wedding he had a 7 minute clip of our ceremony and vows for us to see on our honeymoon! SO FUN to see something so quickly!!!
Services used: Unique Services

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Tortilla Flats
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Great Place for our rehearsal dinner. It was on the lake so our out of town guests really enjoyed being outside with amazing weather!
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Michael Alan Jewelers
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
After searching for an engagement ring at all local and online jeweler we found Michal Allen through a person we met at another wedding. My fianc kept asking me what kind of ring I wanted. When we were at a wedding I noticed this girl had a ring that was sparkling across the aisle and I said ... I want that! We soon after went in the store and immediately fell in love with the products they had and the service they provide. They don't make you feel pressured to buy anything and will take care of you and help you make the right choice! IT WAS AMAZING! I would recommend that everyone at least check him out when you are looking for your ring.
Services used: Unique Services

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Platinum Weddings by Kerrie
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Kerrie was my day of coordinator for my wedding in July. She was such a great help and really helped my dreams become a reality on the big day. I cant even tell you how great she is and how her can do attitude really helped relax my mom and I. I thought I had everything covered for the wedding and she thinks of things that I would have missed and most importantly takes care of the flow of the reception and ensures that everything is set up perfectly and that your important items, gifts and anything you bring with you makes it home with you!. When I met with my other vendors they all said that Kerrie was one of the few coordinators that really goes above and beyond and really loves what she does. I think that is the ultimate compliment coming from another vendor in the wedding world. At the end of the wedding all of my bridesmaids commented on how helpful she was and hugged her as they left. She feels like a friend looking out for you on the big day. I feel grateful that we hired Kerrie and think anyone looking for a coordinator should talk with her before booking anyone. You will see her positive attitude will help you to enjoy every minute on your wedding day.
Services used: Wedding Planning

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I think choosing a photographer is one of the most difficult tasks. I had met with 5 and something just didnt click with my fianc and me until we met with Jim Kennedy. Their studio was my lifeline over the last year. Every time I called with a need for a recommendation for a DJ, make up or video, or if I had a funny question someone was always there and helped me with the best attitude. My call was always returned the same day and they really made me feel like I was the most important bride and I do in fact know that you have hundreds of us crazy women a year that you deal with! They all are such fantastic people and choosing their studio to work with was one of the best decisions I made in the wedding process and never once did I think I made a wrong decision. Jim is a true professional that is so talented and admired by everyone in the wedding world. He was the first vendor we booked and then we continued to meet with every florist, DJ, videographer out there. Every person we met with had nothing but the highest regard for his work but most importantly for Jim as a person. That says a lot to us. I was so proud to say that Jim Kennedy was my photographer to every vendor I met with. He made our wedding day so enjoyable! From the minute he showed up he really helped me to relax when I got uptight, got our crazy groomsmen in order and most important he made the picture process painless and just a ton of FUN! My bridal party commented that he was the best photographer to work with and he achieved the posed shots without making people feel put out or uncomfortable. We really put off our engagement session because my fianc was not too excited about taking pictures. After we left that day he asked why we hadnt done it sooner. We had so much fun with one another and again received hundreds of great shots, 2 locations, and clothing change in a matter of 45 minutes. We were ready to do another the second we left! AMAZING!!!!!!!! I could go on and on but just look at his blog. His pictures speak for themselves. GOOD LUCK!
Services used: Photography

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Moa Children's Boutique
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We found exactly what we needed at Moa for $30. It is a great place to find adorable flower girls dresses and not break the bank. We also bought the girls head wreaths for $5. They worked great and the girls kept them on all night! Be prepared to dig and I wouldn't suggest bringing the kids to the store. It is really small and it crazy in there sometimes!
Services used: Unique Services

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Serendipity Design
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Stacia is simply amazing. I knew what design I wanted and she created all of the paper goods for my wedding. It was such an easy process and I was impressed with how much work she did above and beyond what was expected. Her prices are GREAT and there is no way you can beat her prices doing it yourself! All of my guests noticed that everything matched and it was just another extra touch when planning a wedding!
Services used: Unique Services

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Iva Lee's Catering
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
What a great company!! Lisa Wagoner worked with me to fit everything I wanted into my budget including speciality cocktails, open bar all night, passed apetizers, wine service and great food. They were about 10k less than the other quotes I received from 3 other caterers!!! People are still talking about how great our food was!
Services used: Catering

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Flawless Faces
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I think Carina is a MUST when booking make up for your wedding. She is absolutely amazing and made all of my bridal party look and feel great on the big day. I have used her for other events in the last year and every time think it is worth every penny. I STRONGLY suggest you book with Carina! I orginally booked with another vendor and her services did not compare to those of Flawless Faces. My make up looked the same at 1am in the morning on my wedding day as it did at 10am when she applied! AMAZING!!!
Services used: Beauty & Health

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Heidelberg Pastry Shop
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Our cake was exactly what we were looking for. Simply and classy. I loved working with Claus and everyone at the shop. From the minute we had our tasting we KNEW that Heidelberg was the place for us! It was much less money and they allow you to make changes you want without charging you for every little thing. I am so glad our coordinator suggested we talk with Claus!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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You May Kiss the Bride
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I think You May Kiss the Bride was another one of the best choices I made during the wedding process. I just can't tell you how professional yet personal Greg, Elisa, and Mark were throughout the entire process. We were so blessed to get Mark Wheeler on our wedding day. HE IS THE GREATEST!!! We met with him at a coffee shop to just talk before the ceremony so that it wasn't a strange man marrying us on our wedding day. He was so personal, talking about his wife and what marriage meant to him. Mark then came to our rehearsal, met our families and walked us through the ceremony. I love that he felt like a part of our family for the day. On the day of the wedding, he was so great and calming. He made sure we caputured all of those special picture moments and was aware of things that I didn't even know happened during weddings. I just can't say enough about how lucky we are that Mark was a part of our day. I was scared to book an officant online to marry us but it was such a great choice.
Services used: Officiant

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A Classy Ride Limousine Service, Inc
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
BAD NEWS BEARS!!! This was the worst experience during my wedding. I don't even know where to start but we had horrible service...AND we were charged twice for two different amounts. It took 3 months to get our double charge refunded and it was not handled in a professional manner. This company committed FRAUD on us and many other brides we just happen to catch it. We hired a limo to take our guests to and from the wedding venue from our hotel. Our wedding guests were not picked up by the limo from the hotel and some missed the ceremony and then at the end of the night the limo did not take the guests back to the hotel and there were about 30 people that we had to call cabs for to get back! AWEFUL!!!!! It was soo embarrassing and I wish I would not have booked with this company.
Services used: Unique Services