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WEDDING DATE:

Aug 15, 2008

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For the Love of Sugar
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Sarah made the greatest cake and cupcakes for our wedding! We met with Sarah for a tasting early in the planning process and weren't really sure how the cake would turn out (especially since I wanted a green cake!). The cake and cupcakes turned out awesome and they tasted as yummy as they looked. Everyone loved the the chocolate chip cupcakes! The best part was the price! I really wanted a fondant cake, but hated how every bakery I went to wanted to charge us $7 a slice!! Sarah's prices were great! The fondant cake for 150 and 30 additional cupcakes ended up being half the price of what Torrance Bakery, King's Hawaiian and Rossmoor quoted us for a simple buttercream 3 tiered. Thank you, Sarah!
Services used: Unique Services

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Cristina's Flowers
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Cristina was awesome! The flowers were beautiful and I absolutely loved her creativity. I'm not much of a flower person and pretty much had no clue what I wanted, but working with Cristina was so easy! She helped me choose all the floral arrangements and gave me suggestions to work with. She was also willing and able to work with last minute changes to our order. Cristina was extremely professional and her prices were great! She delivered flowers to the hotel and reception venue promptly. I cannot recommend her enough! Thanks, Cristina!
Services used: Flowers

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
So far we've only done the e-photos, but Joey is awesome. He's hilarious so he keeps us smiling, very laid back and easy to work with. We had our planning meeting with Wayfarer's last month and the wedding coordinators there constantly had good things to say about Joey. If you're having your ceremony at Wayfarer's Chapel, you definitely NEED to hire him! He walked us through our wedding day pictures timeline and he knows the chapel grounds like the back of his hand. When we had our chapel planning meeting, we happened to be there for a wedding that had just finished. They had another photographer and it was a total mess! There was utter chaos and the bride was yelling for her guests to get out of her photos! Our wedding coordinator was adamant about guaranteeing a scene like that would NOT happen with Joey =) Our e-pics were great! I can't wait to order some photos and post them! Everytime we call the studio, they're extremely helpful. Every interaction we have with Joey and his staff makes us even more confindent that we've chosen the best possible photographer =) Our wedding's not until August, so I'll update this review then! ___________________UPDATE 8/19/08______________________ Our wedding was last Friday and we are even more amazed by Joey's work now that the wedding has come and gone. He had us laughing our entire wedding day. He worked quickly and efficiently and was even great at entertaining a misbehaved ring bearer during pictures. Joey provided great direction without making all the smiles and poses feel like a chore. If you're getting married at Wayfarers, you must have Joey Ikemoto for your photographer. Everyone, from the chapel coordinators to the Ministers, were 100% accurate when they told us Joey was very talented and extremely organized. He also has a great staff and offers a wedding registry with their studio. My husband and I are so happy we chose Joey as our photographer. Thank you, Joey!
Services used: Photography

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Serenity Events
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Caroline's so awesome, even the Best Man had to give her a shout out during his toast =). She was extremely helpful and organized, with everything from her detailed checklists to her great assistants. Caroline did a wonderful job setting up the reception venue, keeping all of us on schedule and keeping me and the hubby calm and sane throughout our wedding day. She's a great coordinator and planner! Caroline made our wedding day soooooo great =) I cannot recommend Caroline and Serenity Events enough. I'm a born planner and extremely particular with schedules and Caroline was in step with me through the entire process...if you knew me, you'd know that means a hell of a lot! Thank you, Caroline!
Services used: Wedding Planning

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Wayfarers Chapel
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Wayfarers is a beautiful chapel! I loved the location and ambiance. We worked with Marian as our ceremony coordinator and Reverend Jonathan Mitchell as our minister. Both were absolutely wonderful! Wayfarers is extremely well organized and, as mentioned in other reviews, there are strict policies for schedule, photographers, flowers and limos...but it is all worth it! We used Dorothy Victor as our harpist during the ceremony. She was recommended by the Chapel and she was awesome. The music was perfect. We loved everything about our ceremony. We also used Marc Gold of 24kt for the in-chapel videography (and also later at our reception). I highly recommend you use 24kt so you can get great photos from the front of the chapel. Thank you so much to Marc, Marian, Dorothy and Rev. Mitchell =)
Services used: Wedding Venue