Jul 16, 2010

Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We got married on 7/16/10 at Arroyo Trabuco. Let me say that this venue went all out for us (I'm sure they do with every wedding, but they make you feel special). Alyson, the coordinator, is the sweetest, most organized person I have ever met. She has everything laid out for you to go over and a few weeks before the wedding, she has a breakdown of everything you are bringing in, everything that is going to happen, etc. It's wonderful and really puts you at ease.

One of the best things about Arroyo is the food. I am still having guests call me and say that it was the best filet or halibut they ever had. And it really was. It was so delicious.

Arroyo is beautiful and has a great atmosphere about it. It feels secluded, yet it is easy to get to. It has beams and beautiful woodwork that you won't find in a hotel. It is neutral enough that you can use any colors and any theme that you want and it won't clash with what is already there.

I highly, highly, recommend Arroyo. You won't find a more flexible, wonderful venue anywhere. :)
Services used: Wedding Venue

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Joe was awesome to work with. He played every song exactly as I requested. He also got everyone's name correct. He called me a few days before the wedding to go over everything, which was awesome. He kept the party going all night long and he made every aspect of the night transition smoothly. Very highly recommended!
Services used: DJ, Unique Services

holly-hill floral design
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Holly and Shannon were awesome. They had everything arranged exactly as we had discussed. From our first meeting, I could tell they really knew what I wanted. They were so great too because I changed my colors and they met up with me again to change all the ideas I originally had!

They got to our venue early so by the time I showed up everything was done! It was so gorgeous. They made everything look spectacular. My bouquet was exactly what I had asked for as were my bridesmaids bouquets.

If you really want a customized feel to your wedding and people that really listen to what you want, then go with Holly and Shannon!
Services used: Flowers

It's All About The Cake
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! I don't know how else to describe them. They are perfect, did everything beautifully and exceeded my expectations! :) Will DEFINITELY be going back there for future cakes!
Services used: Wedding Cake

Palos Studio
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The Palos are awesome people. They are very prompt in returning e-mails (I know I had a bunch!). They were very professional and on time to our wedding. They took a ton of great shots and are not afraid to go out of the norm in terms of what type of shots they take. They do every shot you ask and take a TON of pictures! They really are great people and just awesome to work with. Thanks so much Erin and Louis! :)
Services used: Photography

( 4.8 / 5.0 )
Ok, so my mom and I met with Lisa and Kevin and they showed us sample videos, which we loved. We also loved Kevin and Lisa so I made sure that they put in the contract that Kevin be out Videographer for the day of the wedding. Well, 4:00 comes around and two guys who I never met show up and say they are the videographers. Well, to be honest, I freaked out. I mean, no one told me that Kevin was not going to be able to make it. Also, I didn't see Lisa anywhere, and she said she was going to be there.

Well, we got Paul and Zean (sp?), who actually turned out to be great guys. We have not seen the videos yet but they had some really cute ideas about things to do, so hopefully those came out cute.

Later on, after the ceremony, I finally saw Lisa, which was also strange because we asked them how many vendor meals and they had told us 2 so I don't know who didn't get to eat. Anyway, She was there to make sure everything stayed on time, etc. But Paul and Zean were really funny, and kept us laughing. So I guess it wasn't a total disaster. :)

So other than the fact that we had Kevin down as our videographer in the contract and him not showing, that was the only "disaster" that occurred. But I will reserve judgment until we see the videos, which Lisa e-mailed me and said it should be around mid to later August.

I will be back to update this post and let you know how it all turned out.
Services used: Videography

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Rev. Todd was awesome. Everyone at our wedding said it was the best ceremony they have ever seen! He was so awesome and kept our ceremony short and sweet, just like we asked :) He was very professional and we only met with him one time before our ceremony and he was very reassuring. I definitely recommend Rev. Todd! :)
Services used: Officiant