Sep 25, 2010

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Boudoir ONLY- Ashleigh is TRULY amazing to work with. The most bubbly energetic person! I felt so comfortable when she walked into the room, I felt like I was with a Best Friend. She was professional and yet so friendly.

I truly LOVE the work she does and the pictures came out truly amazing.

We had some trouble with the room (lighting) but NO COMPLAINTS with her...she quickly reacted and she's sooooo great at what she does that the pictures were still amazing!

I recommend her she is the BEST!
Services used: Photography

Fusion Linens
( 1.8 / 5.0 )
This vendor came highly recommended by another bride through a blog. The price seemed right for Chivari Chairs.

Everytime I called I spoke to Danielle she was perfect to deal with. Always tried to accommodate every need. A couple of wks before the wedding I wanted to add more chairs but since it was so close to the wedding they didn't have any. So I decided to use another company.

My DOC Christina Molina did NOT think much of this company so she spoke with Danielle letting her know there was no room for error as the enter time to the venue was very close the ceremony start time.

On day of the wedding, since they didn't have enough chairs to accommodate for ceremony and reception I decided to use them for reception chairs and the other company for Ceremony.

Well they got to the venue so early, before my DOC...they left the chairs in Ceremony. The 2nd company got there so late they started setting up in the reception BUT I ordered less chairs for the ceremony. So Ceremony was suppose to have Mahogany chairs and black chair for reception.

So the Mahogany chairs were being put reception and our guest were sitting in the black ones. When someone finally noticed nothing could be done. Ceremony was starting in 15 min and reception was immediately to follow.

We had to pay the 2nd company $100 to leave the chairs all night since we had paid them to pick them up after the Ceremony.

The reception ended at midnight and Fusion Linen not to be seen. I believe I left the venue after 1am and the venue was still asking where was Fusion Linens.

I think it was a mess...another unorganized vendor.

I would NOT recommend them at all.
Services used: Photography

La Creme Bakery
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
So I found this WONDERFUL vendor through our venue. This was the bakery they used and since we got the package that included the cake...we decided why not...lets try.

Berta is the owner a dream to work with. Linda one of her helpers and our rep was as wonderful. I walked in with LOTS of pictures and letting them know I didn't want a traditional white wedding cake.

They were all down for the task. We picked from multiple pictures to add our creation of the Alice in Wonderland wedding cake. At moments it got very confusing but Linda and Berta NEVER lost their cool.

This cake HAD LOTS of details! I was VERY specific with what I wanted.

At the end we decided on a 2 tier cake with 8 cupcakes on the side. I almost changed the order 2wks before the wedding thinking maybe I was making a mistake.

I'm so glad I left it. When I saw our cake on wedding day. It was in PERFECT!!! Berta and Linda totally got the concept. The cupcakes were the most adorable looking things in the world!

It was all so GREAT looking...all the details were exactly like I had envisioned!

As for taste....120% deliciousness! It was sooooo good and light,fresh and fluffy. People went back for seconds. People wanted more cupcakes! Till this day guest say it was the BEST cake they've had. Everything turned out divine!!!!

The white cake with strawberry mousse...YUM and the chocolate cake with chocolate mousse turned out to be my favorite and I usually rarely to never like chocolate cake that much. Just thinking about it makes me want some now :P

Hands down this baker is BEST...she was worth every single penny. Besides looking good the taste was awesome.

I would recommend LaCreme Bakery in a Heart beat!
Services used: Wedding Cake

Laura Laing Photography
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I contacted Laura about a year before the wedding...she was very sweet and totally was in for just taking my "getting ready" photos.

I had total faith in Laura since she had taken some engagement photos and my bachelorette photos.

As wedding day came...I was running late with the hair dresser since I thought Laura should get photos of me getting my make-up done and putting on my dress. Laura was on time but she didn't just sit around waiting for me....nope she got it all started with detail shots of my dress, rings, invites etc etc.

As I got home we quickly started and she didn't fail. Laura was truly amazing!

Less than a week, I had a disc in the mail with 500 photos. So many beautiful photos to pick.

Thanks to Laura I will forever have beautiful pictures of me getting ready on my special day.

Thank You Laura!
Services used: Photography

TinaMolina Events
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Where do I even start....

Christina and Elena from TinaMolina Events are the BEST investment we ever made. These girls deserve all the praise in the world ::period::

Without these girls on our special day....it would of have been truly a disaster.

As I got very ill the week of the wedding...my now husband and Christina became an awesome team. He made sure everything was detailed to Christina and Christina took care of the rest.

She totally got the vision to a "T"...she was there from day one that we hired her. Always checked in to see if we needed any help and on wedding day she made sure the set-up was to the liking to both. Since my husband was standing in for me...he ended up being the "nazi groom" he wanted to make sure everything was PERFECT just like my mental picture. He expected ALOT of Christina and she over passed every single thing.

Without her, nothing would of have been set-up on time. The venue didn't allow her to go in 30 min before reception...and these girls had it all done! I'm telling you this women is amazing. We had sooooo much stuff from candy buffets, to signs around the reception to manzanita tree seating chart to placecards and everything was done perfectly...in less than 30mins. We had so many hick-ups with our vendors and Christina just took it like a pro and rolled with the punches because at the end she knew what we wanted and that was her goal to keep us happy.

We got so many compliments from our guest...it truly became "Wonderland" but this would of NEVER happened with out Christina and Elena.

She even asked her husband to help out on wedding day...she didn't even charge us a penny for it. We also had a small dilemma of having my husbands car that held all the stuff for us and gifts ...Christina came to the rescue took his car held it for us while we returned from our mini moon.

Christina & Elena: Thank you Thank you and again Thank You! You both were truly a blessing.

No doubt they deserve 10 hearts!!!!!
Services used: Wedding Planning