Aug 14, 2010
Kelly Huljev Photography (formerly Kelly Melissa Photography)
Kelly shot my boudoir pics for my husband - and I'll be the first to say I'm not the most comfortable stripping down for photos. Kelly made it so easy and was so awesome throughout the shoot. She was encouraging and we got so many wonderful shots that it was hard to choose which to put into the album! It was a great value as well as a really fun chance to do something a little different. Kelly goes out of her way to make sure the client is happy, comfortable and gets exactly what they want out of the shoot. I'd recommend her work 1000x over to anyone looking for a SoCal photographer!
Services used: Photography
Palos Verdes Limousine
We rented a limo, a 24 passenger and 48 passenger bus for our wedding. The drivers were very friendly and right on time - the limo was even a bit early so bridesmaids could start loading things early. Paul coordinated everything for us - and he was really nice to work with. Everyone had a great time not having to worry about transportation the day of!
Services used: Transportation
Mark & Kara are the MOST amazing wedding photographers any couple could ask for! They are a delight to work with, they are fantastic professionals and they make you feel so at ease during the whole process - it just feels like you have your best friends making your day extra special. Their work is amazing - we couldn't even choose a favorite wedding shot yet - and we haven't even seen them all. They are worth every cent. We will use them for any/all events in our future!
Services used: Photography
We got our wedding cake here - after reading some of the reviews on other sites - we didn't go for anything out of the ordinary with our order and got one of their standard designs - which was really beautiful and the right vibe for our event. You can get a 4 tier cake for less than $800 with beautiful design. The appointment for tasting was a bit 'rushed' feeling - but we liked what we got and the cake was entirely gone by the end of our reception. If you're in the area- try them out.
Services used: Wedding Cake
The Neighborhood Church
This was the most beautiful wedding venue we could ask for - and well worth the cost (not very expensive compared to others in the area). Our pastor, Rev. Moorhead, was wonderful and our whole ceremony went off without a single hitch. The wedding coordinator for the church, Barbara Johnson, can be a little difficult to get a hold of (you won't see her until the night before your wedding at the rehearsal) so be sure to call her early on and make plans for how you envision your big day. You will have to complete marriage counseling (1 day = 6-7 hours) to be married in the church - but you can be any denomination - but only their Revs. can marry you. All in all, it was one of the most beautiful parts of our day, and we'd do it all over again at that church in a heartbeat!
Services used: Wedding Venue
I worked with 2 coordinators on the Queen Mary for over 11 months planning our wedding. Carrie was our first coordinator, and then Julie took over when Carrie began her own business. Both ladies were extremely helpful and always responsive to emails/phone calls. The room was beautiful (The Queen's Salon) and our reception ended up being the highlight of the night. It is on the pricey side - but hey, you'll have a well talked about reception for years to come and the food is great. The bar selections limited to three types (ask the coordinators about them). The coordinators are GREAT at working with vendors to ensure all the little extras come together for your big day. We also had a block of rooms on the boat, which is run mostly through the hotel staff (and they're a little harder to deal with) - BE SURE to get every price guarantee from the hotel in WRITING! Their prices change constantly and you want to ensure your guests pay what you're told the price will be. All in all, we would use the Queen Mary again and again and it will always be a special place for us.
Services used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
We couldn't have had a better DJ for our wedding. Diego was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!! Everyone loved him and he did everything in his power to make everything perfect (which it was!). We had to book them only 30 days before our wedding due to our other DJ backing out...and boy, was it worth every penny! Great price, great customer service and I would use them again, and again, and again. Diego kept the party going - kept everyone dancing (I don't think the floor was empty - ever!) and he made sure he knew everyone's names and made our pre-determined schedule run like a dream. If you want the best DJ in the SoCal area - just call Vox.
Services used: DJ