Jul 24, 2010

Bella Fiore
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
I hired Deanne because she was local, had worked at our wedding venue & I liked her energy. Unfortunately she disregarded my requests and executed her vision for my wedding and not mine. This was not only disappointing but caused quite a bit of stress prior to walking down the isle.

There were many specifics she ignored, one example was the groom's boutonniere. I asked for an ivory rose and provided a picture of a tasteful, masculine looking boutonniere. She dropped of a pink peony instead and my husband hated it! She also forgot boutonnieres for the two fathers and the corsage for my husband's 101 yr. old grandmother! My MOH & coordinater had to quickly make these by cutting flowers from the centerpieces and wrapping them in ribbon from presents. My mother's corsage was so top heavy it fell apart shortly after the ceremony and she ended up just taking it off.

I had requested 2 pillars covered in ivory fabric to be at the front of the isle with small arrangements on them. I offered to provide the fabric but Deanne assured me that she had it. On the day of there was no fabric on the pillars, they were made out what looked like wood scraps and completely exposed. I was horrified! All photos taken during our vows have these in the background and they are not pretty. Deanne later told me that she thought I would appreciate the "rustic wood" look!

My bouquet was pretty but NOT what I requested. I asked for pink garden roses and peonies & gave her two photos that I loved. She dropped off a mostly ivory bouquet with roses and dahlias. She had seen the dahlias at the flower market amd thought they would look great in my bouquet so just used those instead. That was her vision, not mine.

I could go on and on, but will wrap this up by saying DO NOT HIRE Deanne if you want YOUR ideas excuted and everything to show up.
Services used: Flowers

Cheesy Photobooths
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This was by far one of the best choices we made when designing our reception. Everybody had a blast taking photos and being silly. This is a great way to get guests who don't dance up from there seats and gets everybody mingling. It also provides an opportunity for all those adults who are too serious in their every day lives to let down their guard and have fun! I provided props which really made it extra fun.
Overall the service of the staff from start to finish was exceptional and I would hire them again in a skinny minute!
Services used: Unique Services

wedding alterations by Mahtab
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Mahtab is wonderful. . . not only is she truly skilled in dress making but she is friendly, professional and easy to work with. She understands fabrics, patterns and how to shape a garment to flatter different body types. The most beautiful dress won't flatter if it doesn't fit well, for this reason I would highly recommend Mahtab as she will ensure your dress is as beautiful as it is meant to be. I found her price competitive and well worth it!
Services used: Dress & Attire