Nov 10, 2007
I loved how my wedding dress came out. I wasnt sure if it was THE dress when I tried on the sample they had available when I first checked the place out. After many fittings (I think I had over 15 or so), the dress came out to be perfect for me. I loved how light it was throughout the day. The only part I had was how long the bustle was. I think I had my dress stepped on at least 6 times throughout the night.
Services used: Dress & Attire
events of love and splendor
This girl did a kick-arsh job! Seriously. My sister asked me during the whole entire wedding prep why I needed a wedding coordinator when it seems like I have everything under control. Well, yes I think I was pretty good at keeping on top of things and what not before my wedding, but the day of the wedding I went into vacation mode (Im sure this makes sense to every bride out there). I didnt want to deal with anything. Angel was great about keeping the fires at bay and making sure that I didnt hear about any mishaps before the wedding (apparently my ushers decided to take a Taco Bell break 15 mins BEFORE the wedding started AND my gift people were 15 mins LATE!). *sigh* All my bridesmaids lost weight before the wedding and their dresses were a bit big. While they were pulling the sashes, one of my bridesmaids dresses ripped (all things you think COULDNT happen at your wedding right? haha). Angel was a doll and produced needle and thread and whipped my bridesmaid dress up in a jiffy. She was great about keeping me calm through the florist fiasco (I was ready to rip the lady a new one when I found out that my jr. bridesmaid didnt have her flowers). She would give me timeline check-ups and told me when things were starting earlier than expected. All-in-all, she was one of the best investments that I made throughout the wedding planning.
Services used: Wedding Planning
When Peter and I were looking for a reception site, we honestly didnt know what we wanted; however, when I saw the place and met the catering department I knew this was the place I wanted my reception. The price was very reasonable and the food was pretty good! We had a few minor problems the day of the wedding. The sorbet we requested for our menu was pineapple and instead they replaced it with mango. The mango was definitely delicious, but a few people within my bridal party (and myself included) are allergic to it. Another slight hiccup we had was that we wanted one section of the room to not be served any alcohol (religious request by my parents). However, apparently several staffers came and offered wine and champagne to the guests on that side. Oh well.
Services used: Wedding Venue
Rainbow Sound and Lights
I was one of those skeptical brides that thought do I REALLY need lights? The answer to the question is YES!!! Our reception room looked amazing. The guys did an awesome job setting everything up and taking it all down. Even Peter commented on how great the room looked. I worked with Jonathan and he was very accommodating when I told him how we were on a price constraint (since this was the last vendor we booked 1 month before the wedding!). He was willing to work with me on the price and people couldnt believe how little I paid for the service. I would definitely recommend this company again.
Services used: Unique Services
wedding alterations by Mahtab
I didnt use Mathab for the usual wedding alteration needs. My jr. bridesmaids dress was very plain when we first got it. We got the dress for only $70 at Davids Bridal; however, I wanted her to feel just as beautiful as the rest of the girls on my wedding day. Mathab did a fantastic job of adding the sash (the same material as the bridesmaids dresses) and made tiny other alterations. Shes a little bit on the pricy side ($83 for minor alterations and sash), but I wanted to make sure that I went to someone that other people trusted.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Im not a big sweets person. I actually didnt care what the cake looked/taste like (as long as we had one (hehe). According to my guests the cake was good and we didnt have any problem (we definitely had a lot left over though Koreans arent big on cakes). Also, we got a small cake on our one year anniversary. No compliments here!
Services used: Wedding Cake
This was another one of those do we really need one? Im glad we did. Hes one of the nicest guys youll meet and very easy to work with. Honestly, the wedding ceremony was a blur and it really did go as fast as everyone says it will. 50 years when Im old and grey, I can show the video to my children and grandchildren and show them how young and in love Peter and I were on our wedding day.
Services used: Videography