sophierah

WEDDING DATE:

Mar 13, 2007

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fleur de lisa cakes
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Being a cake fanatic the cake was one of the most important things for me. She nailed the design I wanted exactly. SMy flavors were red velvet and lemon poppyseed. I am absolutely obsessed with red velvet, and it was always hard for me to find someone who knew how to bake it properly in terms of flavor and coloring. She did very well.. the cake was very yummy and as you can see the cake was beautiful. Its a buttercream (not fondant) with the ribbons being rolled fondant. I asked for the ribbon not to look perfect. She is incredibly talented and a sweetheart to work with.
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Jenny Yoo Collection Chicago
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
After going through a lot of different options my BMs and I were all happy with Jenny Yoo. Her prices are steep, but the fabric and the cut of the designs make it very flattering to the body. There are a lot of dresses in her collection (particularly in the chiffon line) that are very "in" and look fabulous. My BMs ended up choosing whatever style they wanted from the shantung line. The color is maroon with a terra cotta sash. While I was visiting LA (my hometown) I stopped by the Jenny Yoo shop there. Ellen Yoo (Jennys sister) runs the Beverly Hills store if you are thinking of using Jenny Yoo for BM dresses I recommend that you make a trip down there. Obviously, they have a great selection of the whole collection in a multitude of sizes and they really do a good job of pinning the dresses to fit the girls (as opposed to clips) so you really get a good idea as to what the dress will look like. I found this to be very important especially because all my girls are so tiny, clipping a size 10 dress on them didnt give them the most accurate idea of what the dress would look like on them. Jenny Yoo has some great designs out there (some that I would even consider buying for myself) and the service at the Beverly Hills salon was so superb no great sales pressure and extremely helpful.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Sarah E. Hyde: sHe Artists
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I had hired Nam ages ago, and I was looking for a hair person. After a couple of not so good trials, I finally found Sarah. She does makeup also, in retrospect, it probably would have been smarter to have Sarah do my makeup and hair -- but I loved what Nam did too much. Sarah did a beautiful job. I don't have a picture of my back, unfortunately. The hair stayed in place the whole day and it didn't hurt one bit
Services used: Beauty & Health

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Paper Monkey Press
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Rori is so much fun, creative and extremely helpful. She calmly explained the difference between papers and gave us a lot of advice in terms of design and ink color. Ive seen some of her samples and they are absolutely gorgeous. My inviations came out absolutely gorgeous. The quality is absolutely top notch, and she was really great to work with. So nice and so incredibly prompt.
Services used: Invitations

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Laura is so great. She is based in LA, but I had no trouble workin with her. Her prices were better than a lot of the bay area calligraphers, she's incredibly prompt and her turnaround is amazing. Most important, her work is beautiful.
Services used: Invitations

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Sax Fifth Ave.
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I love my dress and I got to wear it twice. I did alterations with the Saks lady (dont remember her name). They did a phenomenal job -- although, it was a very steep flat fee, for something that didn't seem that complicated. I could've been more proactive and try to hire another alterations person, but I just decided to go with the Saks person. Service was good and the atmosphere is good. They make you comfortable when trying on different dresses. I worked with Katherine.
Services used: Unique Services

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Bella Bridesmaid
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Cute little shop on Union Street in San Francisco. They were really nice and in the beginning when neither my BMs nor I really had any idea where to start they gave us some suggestions as to what would work with our heights, skin tones and style of the wedding. The process was perfect.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Haute Bride
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I had my earrings and a hair piece made at Haute Bride. Lindsay was great, and her stuff is gorgeous. Too bad I was an idiot and I couldn't find the hair piece in the morning. =[
Services used: Dress & Attire

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Todd Rafalovich Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Here comes my glowing review for my favorite vendor. Todd is one of the best of the best. Photography was very important to us probably one of the most important things. He was very easy to talk to and you could tell he was confident in what he does (and rightly so). The albums I saw at his studio are gorgeous. His fees are pretty high but you get all photos at cost. Great communication he responds very quickly. As you can see, Todd did a phenomenal job on our day. He caputured everything that I wanted to capture and many things that I didn't even notice that day. During the ceremony, you don't even know he's there -- he's practically invisible. We were both ecstatic with our pictures. We received over a 1000, and its so overwhelming!
Services used: Photography

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Flaxx Floral Design
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Leah is AMAZING! She did above and beyond anything I could ask for. I was never specific of what I told her. I gave her a vague description of what I like and don't like and she translated it into something amazing. I love how she managed to fit in some purple artichokes here and there even though they weren't readily available. She used all of these wonderfully unique flowers (some I've never seen before). The bouquet wraps were absolutely gorgeous. I wish I had gotten a good picture of them.. but she had used feathers. Everybody raved and raved about the florals.
Services used: Flowers

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Dependable Letterpress
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Do yourself a favor and go check aylees bio great ideas and tips. I had the boarding pass itself printed by Joel's at Dependable Letterpress. Very crisp work, great prices, good communication. Aylee supplied the templates for the boarding pass and the pockets. Her bio has great instructions. DH and I painstakingly assembled the pockets. The boarding pass itself is letterpressed. Quality was excellent -- done by Joel at Dependable Letterpress. The communication was terrific. I did the perforation (on the left side) myself.
Services used: Invitations

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Cards de Luxe
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I cannot say enough about Susanne. I got so many compliments for my invitation design. We incorporated elements of wheat and artichokes into the design and I think we came up with something absolutely elegant. Her communication was great, and I was always surprised at how fast she would send over drafts and proofs. She didn't print my invitations because I really wanted letterpress and she didn't provide those services. When it came around to doing programs and menus I tossed the idea of doing DIY and I asked Susanne to do them for me. Her prices are very reasonable.
Services used: Invitations