Apr 24, 2010

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Where do I begin with my praises to WW and their staff for a wedding that was more than I expected? To begin the rehearsal was organized and the food was good. Our wedding ceremony was held outdoors in front of their gazebo and luckily the weather cooperated. The reception began on time and everything flowed throughout the night ~ not rushed, not keeping our guests waiting. The food was not wedding food. We chose six hors d'ouevres for the cocktail hour. The only item the guests did not care for were the stuffed mushrooms. The potstickers and egg rolls were heaven. To make sure I ate, Karissa checked on me several times and brought me plates of appetizers and offered to serve them to the bridal party as well. We chose bacon wrapped filet mignon and mahi mahi for our main entree and the filet melted like butter. The drinks were flowing all night long and I was very impressed that the bartender kept me refilled all night long and even brought the drinks to the head table for me. That was an added extra special touch.

I highly recommend this venue. You cannot beat the value. We chose the Emerald package which is pretty much all inclusive. We only needed to add our personal finishing touches.

The only thing to consider is the weather. Being near the airport and the water, it can be touch and go as to whether or not it's windy and cold or just windy or just freezing!!
Services used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue

Stephanie the Makeup Artist
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I found Stephanie on craigslist and scheduled a consultation where she gave me a complete makeover to my liking. She kept in contact with me throughout the process and checked in frequently for times and instructions, etc. She arrived right on time and ready to go. I provided a few photos to give a better idea of what I was looking for and she did an amazing job. I couldn't have been more pleased. My bridesmaids and MIL looked so elegant. My daughter even had her makeup done and looked demure, while still looking like a very young lady.

I am very pleased with her work and her price cannot be beat!!!!
Services used: Beauty & Health

Minia's Bake Shop
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
This will be my first of two reviews. Pre-wedding: I met w/the ladies for our cake tasting. It was a different experience than I was expecting. The tasting was informal. Instead of serving several cakes w/separate fillings, they served cupcakes. The only problem is every cupcake had whipped cream on top so it was hard to just test the filling on top. And by not separating the cakes and fillings it was difficult to mix and match or to get just one flavor. The ladies were very nice and helpful. The cake was designed in a matter of minutes. They has several ideas to help us out. Their cupcakes were scrumptious so I'm looking forward to out wedding cake! Review #2 - Post Wedding: The cake was not created per the design that was drawn up at the tasting. It was still a beautiful cake and on that day I have to admit it wasn't a big deal, but in hindsight I wish it had come out the way I designed / pictured it. All guests that ate a piece of cake said it was good. They especially liked the red velvet. I didn't have any that night but brought home vanilla with whipped cream, which I believe was supposed to be vanilla with custard. Either way it tasted good but I'd suggest confirming the cake beforehand and maybe going to the bakery to check it out the day before to avoid any surprises.
Services used: Wedding Cake