Nov 07, 2009
Sugar Butter Flour
We found out about Sugar Butter Flour through Yelp when we researched bakers for our wedding. We were charmed by their ability to create unique cakes, like the kind you see on those cake shows on TV. SBF was the first place we tasted at and the one we happily went with. Irit, the owner, met with us for the tasting. Me being a red velvet cake lover and my new husband a chocolate lover, we were in heaven when we took bites of SBF's chocolate hazelnut ganache and red velvet with cream cheese. My husband even reeled back a little from the chocolate cake - he was in love! We ended up getting one more flavor too: white cake with peach filling, for our less adventurous guests. I brought along pictures of our inspiration and Irit made some great suggestions on how to tie it in better to our wedding palette. The cake would be ivory and the flowers would be white, with some having gradual orange centers. Extra sheet cakes were ordered to feed our 200 guests and because of this, the cost was very reasonable. On my wedding day, I SQUEE-ed when I saw the cake! It was more adorable than I had even imagined. I still can't get over it! It was so good, I had all three flavors and even took my cake plate out on the dance floor to eat some more.
Services used: Wedding Cake
A Touch of Elegance
I am so glad I found A Touch of Elegance. Chair covers are one of those things you probably don't consider until most of your wedding planning is done, at which point you're probably sick and tired and just want to get married already! Thank goodness it was such a breeze to work with Blanca. Blanca Samano is organized, professional, and flexible. She has such a wide range of sash colors to choose from that it was difficult to decide on what we wanted! We found her prices very reasonable considering we needed about 200 chair covers. Everything was set up beautifully. They really did add that last touch of elegance to our wedding.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Planning
Kathy Wilkerson was absolutely wonderful to work with. My husband I were so pleased with her sincere, candid nature upon our first meeting that we hired her on the spot. She really tailored the ceremony to our needs and guided us on anything that we got stuck on. We had guests come up to us after the wedding and tell us that they loved the ceremony! Already we've passed her information along to engaged friends. I'm so happy she performed our wedding!
Services used: Officiant
Ming's Chinese Cuisine
We were looking for a Chinese restaurant for our reception that didn't look too, well...Chinese! We were happy to find Ming's and booked the right side of the restaurant for our wedding. David the banquet manager was a total breeze to work with; always answered our questions and addressed our concerns in person and on the phone. We didn't get to eat much on the day of since we had a sweetheart table, but everyone told me that the sea bass was divine. Their banquet prices were reasonable too and we were even able to haggle a little (thanks, Mommy)!
Services used: Catering
The Woman's Club of Palo Alto
Beautiful main room! We held our wedding ceremony here; the wooden floors, huge windows, and stage sold me. The rental price is extremely reasonable, and we even rented the Friday afternoon before to setup.
Services used: Wedding Venue
Tons of nice favors. I ended up ordering 20 mini colored pencil sets and 190 custom tea bag favors. People I've shown them to so far love them! I think the guests will like them too. Very fast shipping and great service.
Services used: Favors & Gifts