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WEDDING DATE:

Dec 12, 2008

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Eileen's Originals
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Like an idiot, I ordered a gown off the internet from a vendor who assured me she could do a custom fit with my measurements and a sloper through the mail. The gown arrived less than two weeks prior to our wedding day and was, in short, a MESS. The trim wasnt placed correctly, it didnt fit at all, and I had even lost weight! I took the gown to Eileens where they basically reconstructed the gown from scratch. Their charges for all the work they did were more than reasonable. I also purchased my shoes and a hoop from them and they were wonderful to deal with. I wish I had bought a bridal gown from them to begin with.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Cake Maker
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Alicia created custom miniature cakes for us at $2.00 per cake. She did three flavors and three styles of decorating, in addition to creating our anniversary tier, delivery and set-up of everything. The cake was delicious and cost a mere fraction of what it would have been anywhere else. The delivery fee/set up fee was extremely nominal and our guests thought it was extremely fun that we were able to offer them three separate choices.
Services used: Unique Services

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Portlock Galleries at SoNo
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
(I am an employee of the gallery so my review isnt very unbiased.) Given our budget and personal history with the building (I met my husband here, my Mother-in-law attended school at the building) it was a natural choice for us to have both the wedding and reception here. It did mean that we had to keep the guest list small but doing so enabled us to spend a lot more on the food than we would have otherwise been able to do as well as to add a lot of personal touches. The building was easily accessible for my husbands elderly grandparents and in a convenient location for all our guests. The flexibility we had to set up the building was great too. We used one gallery for a ceremony site then converted it for dancing at the conclusion of the ceremony. The other gallery was for eating/reception and the conference room was where we placed all the food. We ordered a separate bar for the lobby area and really transformed the building. It was gorgeous.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Jim Edwards - Violinist & Violist
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Mr. Edwards was recommended to us and turned out to be a fantastic find. He is extremely talented and even gifted us several copies of the music he played prior to our ceremony. Everyone agreed that he really made our wedding something unique.
Services used: Unique Services

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Southside Florist
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Joe did all of our flowers for less than a national discount store plus he threw in delivery for free. He also accommodated a special request from me to incorporate beaded stems which I provided him into all the arrangements. They were beautiful and didnt cost us a fortune.
Services used: Unique Services

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Gamboa Photos
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Loved them both! They did a fantastic job providing photo-journalistic style photography. I really loved the fact that we were able to purchase a CD of high resolution images and have our own photos printed. It has saved us a ton of money.
Services used: Photography

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Freemason Abbey Restaurant
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Dinner was great, if a bit pricey. The special dessert we requested though wasnt that wonderful and we paid a premium price for it. Other than that, dinner was fantastic.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We got our video back extremely quickly and were very pleased with it. Like most of our vendors, Gary attended the rehearsal and a pre-meeting to make sure everything would go according to plan on the big day. He was the only videographer in the area who was willing to negotiate on price for us and was willing to give us an excellent deal due to the time/date of our wedding and also our budget.
Services used: Videography

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Cloud Nine Events
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Andrea took on the responsibility of being our day of coordinator after our previous coordinator quit out of the blue informing us that she had other events scheduled for the day in question and would no longer be able to do our wedding. Andrea was worth every single penny we paid for her services and then some. She really made the wedding effortless for me, I didnt have to worry about a thing, and she really provided extra services that I didnt count on, from coordinating everything to providing a wedding book for all of the vendors and us to ensure that everyone was on the same page.
Services used: Flowers, Wedding Planning

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Goddess of Chocolate, Ltd.
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I really wanted a chocolate fountain but the price was outrageous for our budget and number of guests. I was referred to Jane by another vendor and she proved to be a veritable gem. Jane agreed to do the event for us at a very nominal charge provided that we obtain the items for dippingthen showed up with several selections of her own! The display was gorgeous, she set-up and had the fountain flowing before I walked down the aisle, and made the event truly memorable. None of our guests expected it and neither did my husband who was well aware of what other companies were charging.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Kate Joplin
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Kate created custom invitations using very expensive (and previously unaffordable) Portfolio elements that were raved about by all of our guests. All of the inserts were contained in a folder that had a custom seal attached to it. I can truthfully say that our invitations, programs, etc., were all one of a kind items.
Services used: Unique Services

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Jared's Galleria of Jewelry
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I guess I wasnt too surprised when we said we didnt want a diamond engagement ring that the manager immediately passed us off to a junior sales associate. However, the first ring we picked out and purchased did not match well with our chosen wedding bands so they easily took the ring back and replaced it with another that did go well. I thought their plain wedding bands were heavily inflated but the aquamarine ring we purchased for my engagement ring was a good price.
Services used: Jewelry