mrs.green2b

WEDDING DATE:

Aug 29, 2010

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Amber Events
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My mother was the one who wanted to hire a wedding planner. On a tight budget, I thought, why waste the money, we can handle it ourselves. Needless to say, my mother won that battle...but, I'm here to say...I can admit when I'm wrong! We could NEVER have pulled off such a beautiful, flawless day without the expertise of Amber Events. From the second I met Amber, not only did I think, this woman knows her stuff, but I walked away thinking first, that I knew I wouldn't have to worry about a thing and second, I totally want to hang out with this chick!

I am a strong person and I have opinions and expectations and as the client, I expect to have those opinions and expectations heard. We hired Amber for Wedding Supervision package and what I liked about her was that if she disagreed with something, she didn't just "yes" me to death, she offered her advice as well, but in the end, did whatever we asked. In many instances, I realized, she knew best and appreciated the input. She always responded quickly to any question I had and always made me feel comfortable...even prior to her 6 week out official start date.

Our wedding day was magical. I'm a person that usually needs to "handle" everything, but knowing Amber and her team were there, I was able to completely let go. It was like one of those "trust" exercises where someone stands behind you and you have to fall back and hope they'll catch you. Well, Amber caught me! She managed all the nuances of the day to perfection and I know the day would not have been anywhere near what it was if it wasn't for her.

I highly recommend Amber to anyone looking for a coordinator. You will not be disappointed. And if you have the same thoughts about wedding coordinators that I did...trust me, she's worth every penny!
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**UPDATE**

When I had my first meeting with Amber, I sat down with her and, half joking, I asked her to help us get featured on my favorite wedding blog, Style Me Pretty. Well, today, Amber delivered! I would never have been able to pull off such a seamless wedding and get it noticed by such a huge publisher of beautiful weddings :)

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2010/11/11/malibu-wedding-by-amber-events-holly-flora/

Thank you, sweet Amber!! xo
Services used: Wedding Planning

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HollyFlora
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
So talented and so laid back, these girls are top notch. I had a bad experience with the first florist I met with...fancy shop, glossy catalogs, and a quote two times what I told her my budget was ...whatever!

As soon as I walked into Holly Flora, I smelled dizzyingly delicious perfume, the tables were lined with newspaper and there were buds and petals all over the floor...I knew I had entered an artist's workspace...and that made me smile.

From the second I sat down with Holly and Becky, I was convinced. They got exactly what I wanted from the second the thoughts left my mouth. And after saying they'd get back to me within a few days, they still managed to send me my quote later that afternoon, saying they were so excited to work with me. I hired them on the spot.

I could seriously go on for hours about how gloriously stunning my flowers were, but I'll just let you see for yourself...

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2010/11/11/malibu-wedding-by-amber-events-holly-flora/

I promise you cannot go wrong with Holly Flora. These ladies are true visionaries.
Services used: Flowers

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JPR Weddings
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I seriously could not have imagined a better officiant than JP Reynolds. He worked with us to craft the most perfect ceremony for US. He listened to us, but also gave us his advice and input where required.

When the day arrived, the ceremony was utterly magical. Some people commented that it was one of the best, if not THE best ceremony they had ever attended, thanks to JP.

I highly recommend JP to anyone looking for a creative, charming and talented officiant to marry them.
Services used: Officiant

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Studio Castillero
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Rachel and Rico are THE BEST. They were the first vendor I hired and have been the best part of the whole process so far. My engagement session was more than I could have dreamed it would be. They give direction, making you feel comfortable and beautiful. They are creative and unique and you will end up with pictures no one else has. I cannot wait to work with them again at my wedding in August. I've already referred them to so many friends who have booked them - and truth be told, I didn't have to say much. Their work and their attitude speaks for itself. I highly recommend studio castillero. You will not be disappointed! ~UPDATE~ As much as I loved them when I originally wrote my review in January, I love them a gagillion times more now, if that's even possible! My wedding was the last weekend in August and we just got our pictures back a few weeks ago - they take their time editing every picture from scratch. Every single shot is a keeper - I have no idea how I'm ever going to decide which to include in my album! Thank goodness I can purchase additional pages! But you don't have to take my word for it...Abby Larson from the incredibly popular Style Me Pretty wedding blog agreed and selected our wedding as a feature, thanks to the stunning images captured by Studio Castillero! http://www.stylemepretty.com/2010/11/11/malibu-wedding-by-amber-events-holly-flora/ Over the last year, Rachel and Rico have been more than just "the photographer I hired to shoot my wedding". They've become dear, dear friends. And an inspiration to learn their art myself. I can't recommend them enough and hope you get the opportunity to get to know them for yourself.
Services used: Photography

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{ Susie Chhuor Studios } Your Beauty Dream Team
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I had my trial session with Susie yesterday and I could not be happier! I am extremely particular and after showing Susie a few pictures of the look I was going for, I barely needed to give her any more guidance. But whenever I did, she adjusted her work to accomodate EXACTLY what I wanted. The final look made me smile from ear to ear. I couldn't have imagined it looking any better. I didn't want to take my hair out, but I was going home and didn't want my fiance to see:) But he did see my makeup and loved it! My wedding isn't for another 8 months, so I'll repost after the final product, but if you're looking for a professional, affordable hair and makeup artist, I highly recommend Susie! ~~UPDATE~~ I could not have been happier with my wedding day hair and makeup. Susie took her time making sure everything was perfect. She listened to me and made adjustments where I asked her to. She was sweet, professional and charming and even my mother, who hadn't planned on having her makeup done, was so impressed with Susie and her teams' work, she made a last minute addition and had her makeup done as well! I re-affirm what I said in my original post. Susie is fantastic and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for professional, affordable wedding day makeup!
Services used: Beauty & Health

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Aqua Vivus Productions
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I had the pleasure of working with Tom from Aqua Vivus on an engagement video he collaborated on with my photographers (www.studiocastillero.com). He was completely wonderful. Totally easy going and made us feel so comfortable. We were so excited when we saw the video he produced for us. Beautifully assembled with stunning artistic touches throughout. Since then, I've been completely obsessed with his work and stalk his blog regularly! Every single film he produces literally moves me to tears. You cannot go wrong with Aqua Vivus!!
Services used: Videography