May 16, 2009
Nicole Caldwell Photography
I am shocked to see that no one has written a review about the lovely Nicole Caldwell on project wedding before! But I am also honored to be the first! Nicole is an amazing and talented photographer. Before choosing her to shoot my wedding, I went through countless websites and message boards to find the right photographer. I loved her photos online, and when I visited her studio, I knew she was perfect for us. Nicole's photos speak for themselves. She uses a lot of black and white, saturated color, filters and textures to create visually interesting and beautiful photographs. She captures the essence and story of your wedding day. But this isn't your typical wedding photography. There's a sweet, feminine quality to her photos, and yet they are also striking and artistic. Besides her outstanding work, she is also so much fun to work with. She has a lot of energy, a fantastic attitude, and can make anyone comfortable in front of her lens. She is professional, passionate about wedding photography, and has quirky, cool style. I would highly recommend her!
Services used: Photography
Clover String Quartet
The Clover String musicians are a very talented and professional group. We used them to play our ceremony and cocktail hour, and we were very pleased. Their repertoire is diverse, including the classic wedding tunes and some more popular and contemporary music, too. Their website demos and youtube videos showcase their skills and were helpful in choosing our playlist. Cecille was professional and responsive and even worked with our limited budget. I would highly recommend them.
Services used: Ceremony Music
Heidelberg Pastry Shop
I love Heidelberg! Claus did such an amazing job on our wedding cake. It was gorgeous and delicious. Everyone at Heidelberg is personable and professional, and their prices are more than reasonable. I would highly recommend Heidelberg to anyone and everyone!
Services used: Wedding Cake
Baker Party Rentals
I had a wonderful experience with Baker Party Rentals. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and like another poster said, they are not pushy. They have a variety of rentals, from linens to chairs to cake stands. Their prices are fantastic, and I was able to pick up my linens on a Friday night for a Monday return and was only charged one day's rental. The only reason why I give them four stars instead of five is that their fine linen options are limited, however, that's probably because of their supplier. As the finer linens become more popular, I expect they will carry more color options in the future.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths
We used Taylor from Atmosphere Entertainment for DJ & lighting services. Taylor was professional, knowledgeable, and hilarious. He was a great MC, played exactly what we wanted, and created the right atmosphere (no pun intended) for our wedding. The lighting looked beautiful; however, my only complaint was that the color was not exactly what I had requested. But since it still looked gorgeous in the room, I just went with it. Lighting does make a huge difference and can completely transform a room. I would highly recommend Taylor and AE.
Services used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services
I used Nicole DeAnne for my bridal makeup only. My makeup looked beautiful and was exactly what I wanted. I had booked last minute and didn't have time for a trial, so I went with Nicole because the online pictures of her work looked better and fresher than some other (slightly cheaper) makeup artists I found. If you don't have time for a makeup trial, feel confident that Nicole will do a great job. My makeup lasted all night, and I was very pleased. Her fee even included the false eyelashes and a MAC lipstick.
Services used: Beauty & Health
I absolutely love Stacia of Serendipity Design! She does fabulous work, is very reasonably priced, and she is so easy to work with. I went back and forth with a few different designs for my invites. I was so happy with the end result that I ordered all my other paper goods from Stacia. I would highly recommend her! I even plan on using her for future paper needs. Thanks, Stacia!
Services used: Unique Services
Green Leaf Designs
Shelby of Green Leaf Designs did a fabulous job on my ceremony and reception flowers. I knew generally what I wanted, and Shelby came up with ideas and types of flowers to create my vision. She took the time to understand what I wanted and made any changes I requested. She is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about floral design. My arrangements were breathtaking, and I received a lot of complements on them. My tall centerpieces were huge. My bouquet was exactly what I wanted and smelled delicious. The groom's and groomsmen's boutonnieres didn't hold up so well, but that's probably because of the flowers I chose. Green Leaf's pricing is fair. Shelby will work with your budget, but that usually means limiting your flower selection or number. I would recommend Green Leaf Designs.
Services used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
V3 Weddings & Events
Vanessa of V3 Weddings & Events is an amazing coordinator, and I can't stop raving about her! She is organized, detail orientated, passionate, experienced, tactful, sweet, energetic, and fun. Everything I had hoped to find in a wedding coordinator. She went so above and beyond any expectations and made my wedding day perfect. She met with me several times, both at her office and at my venue. I could email her at any time about anything, whether it was for other vendor recommendations or questions about my decor. On the day of, she and her assistant did a great job of coordinating my vendors, rounding up my family, and setting up my many details. Before I met her, I was still considering if I could afford hiring a coordinator. At our first meeting, I instantly knew that I couldn't afford not to hire her. As it turns out, she is priced low for what she actually does. She has a background in corporate and non-profit event planning. She's coordinated a number of fabulous weddings, including her own. I am so lucky that I found Vanessa when I did. My day could have been a headache without her. Because of her, it was anything but. I would highly recommend her.
Services used: Wedding Planning