Apr 10, 2010

Auntie B's Bakery
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Auntie B made us the most gorgeous cake! Not only was it covered in hot pink sugar sprinkles with gold dusted Peeps on top, she added gorgeous flowers that mimicked our invites.
The cake was not just gorgeous but tasted AMAZING! Everyone was raving about how yummy it was! We loved how B brought our vision to life and embraced our unique design. She was a complete joy to work with. Thanks B!
Services used: Wedding Cake

Chic Parisien
( 3.6 / 5.0 )
Chic Parisien(CP) was the first bridal salon we went to. Lucy asked about the wedding and then showed us the Kenneth Poole gowns we had come to see. She did not think I would like them, and they did not have any in my size to try anyway, which was disappointing.
However, she did bring out some gorgeous Monique Lhuillier(ML) and I found a dress that I adored. It was frustrating that we were not allowed to look at dresses in the store, since they were all hidden in the back. But, I was able to spend my appoint trying on a LOT of dresses! Once we had decided that we really wanted a certain ML dress, Lucy wrote down a price that was DOUBLE what we ended up spending. She came down on it immediately and it did include the veil, sash and all alterations (including re-working the neckline) and we removed a brooch that was $800!
My Mom and I went to lunch and another salon before getting the price we wanted from CP. We purchased the dress that day and from then on all of the service we recived was perfect! Lucy came to each fitting to make sure we were happy and they did an amazing job. Plus, shipped the dress to the wedding in CA so we did not have to pay tax on it.
Overall, you have to know how to bargain when you go dress shopping. CP is an amazing salon and the only one that carries ML in S. FL.
Services used: Dress & Attire

Covenant Coordinating
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Stephanie is the whole package! She worked with me on a daily basis for almost a year planning the wedding of our dreams. Stephanie's commitment to her brides goes beyond the event to their personal lives. It was with Stephanie's help that I navigated a family drama and had an absolutely fabulous time at my wedding. Relatives were saying afterward that they had never seen a couple who enjoyed their wedding as much as we did. That was all Stephanie. She dealt with any and all issues behind the scenes.

Stephanie has a huge wealth of knowledge that exceeded my expectations on a daily basis. Her very discerning eye and palate, as well as a genuine love for what she does made the entire planning process a blast. I am ecstatic with the wedding she produced for us and wish I could do it all over again with her by my side!
Services used: Wedding Planning

Julie Mikos
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
In a word, Julie is spectacular! I fell in love with her previous weddings, everything from the gorgeous candids to the elegantly posed portraits. Julie is talented beyond words and was a true joy to work with.

Julie was the first vendor that we booked, even before the venue, because we knew that no matter what the weather was like, what venue we chose or what mood we hoped to evoke that she would capture our wedding day perfectly and she did!

After the wedding, Julie created a slideshow for us that told the love story of our wedding day, capturing all of the details that make a wedding truly beautiful. We just love Julie and all that she has done for us. Though the day is over, our wedding will live on in the gorgeous photos that she took.

Julie also set-up a photo station for our guests which was a total hit! Everyone was raving about how much fun they had in it. Plus, the pictures show all of our guests having an amazing time!

If we were to get married again tomorrow, there is no way I would do it without Julie to capture the day! She is not only an amazing photographer, but a truly wonderful person. Thank you for everything Julie!
Services used: Photography

Monique Lhuillier
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Monique Lhuillier is the quintessential wedding dress designer. I tried on a number of designer gowns and though I thought they were beautiful, I always came back to her and the amazing hand-made lace she uses. My ML dress made me feel like the most beautiful bride in the world. If you can afford it, then definitely try one on and fall in love.
Services used: Dress & Attire

Pacific Connection Catering
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Rob and his entire staff went above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined! Not only was the food absolutely delicious, but the service was of 5-star quality. Our friends are still raving about the meal and how they felt like they were at an amazing restaurant and not a wedding.
Rob and Donna worked with us one-on-one to create a delectable meal that included, passed h'orderves of lobster, duck pancake, fried artichoke heart and spring roll; an exquisite salad with locally sourced produce; and entree options of beef wellington, local sea bass and portobello in puff pastry. We also offered cheese during the later part of the evening that was to-die-for. Rob orchestrated the entire service beautifully. We could not have asked for more and are so happy with the entire day!
Services used: Catering

Larry Lynch and the Mob
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Larry Lynch and the Mob were fantastic! Not only did they learn a new song for our first dance, but keep everyone on the dance floor all night! Larry was wonderful to work with. Our guests came to us after and sang the bands praises as being one of the best they had heard at a wedding in years. Thanks to you Larry and the entire band for making our day so special!
Services used: Unique Services

Maria Philbin Floral Designs
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Maria is an amazing floral designer! She brought our vision to life and helped us to stay within budget without losing the drama and beauty we hoped to create throughout the entire wedding. Maria was a joy to work with on every level. She is so creative and I hand a lot of fun bouncing ideas off of her. At the end of the day, Maria went above and beyond anything I could have every imagined!
Services used: Flowers