Oct 03, 2009
New Hope Ministries
A+++. Dr. Paul was funny, nice and did a great job. The ceremony went really well. We wanted a religious ceremony and he was amazing. He did a wine ceremony, and a part where we gave flowers to the moms. We heard so many compliments about the ceremony, and apparently he talked to the guests for a moment before we walked out to greet everyone and told them to listen to the words of the ceremony. I highly recommend Dr. Paul Ystebo as an officiant to everyone.
Services used: Officiant
The photobooth was amazing. Everyone loved it at the wedding. It was super crowded the entire night. Cheesy was great to work with. They helped me design the banner at the bottom, provided props, and provided the guestbook supplies. Plus, we get a CD with all of the pictures from the night. Less than 2 weeks after the wedding, Kevin the CD and guestbook were ready. The quality of the pictures were really good too. We compared them to other companies and Cheesy had the best. The photobooth was by far the best idea. The only negative was that I just found out the guy at the photobooth packed it up before the reception was over. We were supposed to have him from 6-12 (they wedding was over by 11 though), and by 10:45, he was gone. It upsets me, because I wonder how many other people would have taken pictures in that 15-20 minute span.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
I did my b-pic with Denise and think it is the best experience I've ever done. Go do it right now. She makes you feel so comfortable right away. I am still amazed at the pictures. She kept saying, "It feels awkward, but it'll look great" and she was right. I can't believe that that's me in the pictures. I went to her studio and thought that was the best because she had all of the props, plus this really cool brick wall background. She'll pose you, but I was completely clueless and wished I'd paid more attention to the few episodes that I've seen of America's Next Top Model.
Services used: Photography
I have nothing but great things to say about the Summit House. They took amazing care of everything. Everytime I turned around, one of their staff members was there with champagne or water or anything I needed. The view was amazing and the service was even better. Seriously, after we booked the Summit House, every vendor we talked to all said that they loved the Summit House and a few even said they wished they'd had their weddings there. And now I know why. They never made me feel rushed, even during their crazy Saturday switch overs when I'd peak in to see how they transformed the room. Their staff alway had time for me, or my mom, or my aunt or anyone else who we brought by. They created my candy bar, and set everything up beautifully.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner
Fullerton Marriott at California State University
I have mixed feelings about the Marriott. On one hand, everything turned out well. They provided a shuttle for our guests to the Summit House, and the breakfast was really good. On the other hand, the hotel was the most stressful part of the wedding planning. Their banquet manager never returned calls or emails. I only got ahold of her after I called the general manager and he even took a week to resolve my problem. When our guests (and I) called to make reservations, theyd tell them that our room block was full, even thought it wasnt. Then, the reservation person promised me champagne and chocolate covered strawberries and upgraded me to their deluxe room. Later I found out the hotel doesnt have a deluxe room (it has a suite, but we werent booked for it), and doesnt provide champagne or strawberries. In the end it was all resolved and they handed out our Out of Town Bags, upgraded my husband and I to a suite (no strawberries, wine, champagne, flowers), and provided rooms to everyone, but the hotel, which should have been the easiest part turned out to be the most time consuiming of all.
Services used: Wedding Venue