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WEDDING DATE:

Sep 02, 2007

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Cards de Luxe
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Suzanne was great to work with. I told her my vision and she executed it very well. We got a lot of compliments on our wedding invitations. It definitely set the tone for our wedding. IT was elegant, classy and vibrant! I also had Suzanne create all our wedding day stationery and they were beautiful. She even made extras so that we have some to keep as a reminder of our lovely wedding.
Services used: Invitations

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Julie Mikos
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Julie was the 3rd photographer we met and we knew after we walked our of her studio that she's the one. Her work is exceptional, she gets it and her photos convey a story. We had our engagement photo shoot with Julie in April and we had so much fun. We love how our pictures turn out, she captured who we are as a couple and how much fun we had with her that afternoon. If this is an indication of how our wedding pictures will turn out, we can't wait! Aside from being a great photographer, Julie is a true professional. She is always prompt in answering my questions and responding to my e-mails.
Services used: Photography

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Monster Crayons
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
Monster Crayons were very difficult to get a hold of. I left them several telephone messages and sent them an e-mail and I didn't hear from them until 3 weeks later. They told me via e-mail that they were not available for my wedding day. Then a week after that e-mail from Arnel, I got a DVD demo in the mail. I called them to clear up the confusion and once again I got their voicemail. Of course, I never heard back from them. You ask about the DVD demo, it was our least favorite among the demos we received. I can send them to anyone who maybe interested in hiring Monster Crayons.
Services used: Photography

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Branching Out Cakes
 
( 2.0 / 5.0 )
They were recommended to me early on of our wedding planning process by a co-worker of mine who was very happy with their services. I decided to contact them because I read so many great reviews about their cakes. I left them a couple of messages (a couple of weeks apart). Unfortunately, they NEVER returned any of my phone calls or e-mail inquiries; not even to tell me that they are not available on our wedding date. I just think as business people it's crucial to get back to potential customers. My rating was based on their unresponsiveness not on their cakes.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Bellissima Vita Weddings
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I hired Lisa 5 weeks before my wedding (after I realized that I can't enjoy my day turning over the details of my wedding to the 1st DOC I hired). Having Lisa as my DOC was one of the best last minute decisions I made. You couldn't tell she's just starting out her DOC services with her organization and attention to details. She went through all my vendor contracts immediately after I hired her. She thought of every little details I didn't even think about. She asked questions and didn't make any assumptions on how I want to do things. She made all the calls to my vendors 2 weeks prior to our wedding and kept me informed on everything that's going on. My sister (my MOH) enjoyed working with Lisa during the reception. Our guests showed up 45 minutes early and somehow Lisa handled it. There was also a missing table name and Lisa made one on the spot. When it was time to do our money dance, I told Lisa that we are not going to do it because my mom forgot the pins but Lisa actually found them and got the the pins for us. I had the time of my life during our wedding and Lisa made that possible. I was able to let go and really enjoy our day because Lisa was there. If you haven't hired a DOC yet, don't make a decision until you meet Lisa.
Services used: Wedding Planning

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The Cakery
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We tasted cakes with CAKERY early on in our wedding process. Their cakes were fantastic but we didn't get the service we thought we deserved, they took another couple on the time of our appointment. I'm so glad that after several months, we decided to go back to give them another chance (theire cake were very tasty after all). Theresa (the bakery manager) redeemed herself. We went in for another (3rd!) tasting once we decided on our cake design. We were going to have a 3 tier cake and a sheet cake, but their prices are so reasonable that our cake will be 5 tiers! We can't wait... For the taste and the price, we are giving them 5 stars!!! ===================================================================== As expected, our cake was delicious and it was beautiful! Our DJ even made an announcement before we cut our cake - he told everyone that it was their last chance to see how fabulous our cake was. Our guest loved it and we did too!
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Jen's Cakes of Los Gatos
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
We met with Jen's husband for a tasting. Anthony was great, it was a pleasure to meet him and discuss cakes. Although he forgot to take the samples out of the refrigerator for us ahead of our appointment, he was by far the most organized cake person we met. He gave us a map of the cake flavors as it was laid out on the plate. They were very tasty and unfortunately out of our price range. For a 4 tier cake, he initially quoted us $1300 but he brought it down to $1100 when he saw our reaction. I thought their price range is $$ on Project Wedding, but my calculation puts them on $$$+ price range. Anthony sent us a thank you note after our meeting, what a nice touch.
Services used: Unique Services

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James Standfield Catering
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I can't say enough about James Standfield Catering. We worked with Alicia from the very start. She was a wonderful catering manager. She answered all our questions, made suggestions and was all around a great help in the whole process. When I couldn't make it to Classic Party Rentals to change our linens, the owner brought the linens to me on our walk through - complete with all the choices of linens, silver ware, china, a table and a chivari chair! Talk about great service. On our wedding day, we had Rick (the owner of JSC) and Alicia there to manage the whole thing - we were taken cared of. Their prices are unbeatable. They don't cahrge corkage fee, cake cutting fee, and service charge. I even upgraded some of our rentals at a very minimum charge. And of course to top it all, everyone loved the food we served on our wedding. If I can give them more than 5 stars I would!!!
Services used: Unique Services

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olio style
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
Peggy did our STD and started work on our invitations. In the process, I realized that she doens't really cater to your ideas but instead uses a lot of templates for her design.
Services used: Invitations