Aug 15, 2009
Weddings by Melinda
Melinda was an amazing day of coordinator! She was very helpful with her suggestions, since I felt a little clueless when it came to timing and events. She was diligent in following up with my vendors prior to the wedding and was very well organized on the day of the wedding. A few days before the wedding, she called to check how I was doing, let me vent a little, and took care of some last minute things. The day of the wedding, she ran the wedding on time and without any worries to me. Brides - I highly recommend getting a day of coordinator (since you can't do it all) and I highly recommend Melinda. She was absolutely wonderful!
Services used: Wedding Planning
Orange County Performing Arts Center
The Rene and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is a beatiful wedding venue. Catering for the OCPAC is exclusively through the Patina Group. My wedding there was incredibly beautiful. Having the wedding at this location is a little pricey compared to other places, but it was one of the few venues that could handle the number of people I was going to have at the wedding that wasn't a hotel. Additionally, the venue is unique. It's dramatic yet has a timeless look to it. My contact through the Patina Group for the OCPAC, Stacey, was wonderful. She was diligent in answering my multitude of questions. The food, what little of it I got to eat that night, was great.
Services used: Wedding Venue
The D'Jay Company was on the pricey side, but the DJ provided to us for the wedding was great. The D'Jay Company has a great online music planner for couples. I was able to create my own playlist for the wedding, indicate what not to play, and indicate which songs to play with what wedding event, such as the grand entrance or first dance. During my meeting with Jay, the founder/owner of the company, he helped my husband and me determine which songs to play during what event to help us along. As for the wedding day DJ, Toby, he was great. He showed up early to set up and was ready by the time the guests arrived. When a guest requested a questionable song, he came by to ask if it was ok to play or to ignore the request. He made sure we were happy with the music played.
Services used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
The flowers for my wedding by Three Petals were beautiful. I loved my bouquet and table arrangements! What's great about Three Petals is they're willing to work with you within your budget. I told them what the wedding colors were, what flowers I liked, and what flowers I didn't like. We met for a flower and color consultation to make sure everything was on the right track. Fayth was wonderful in dealing with my misunderstandings too. I had read the proposal incorrectly and momentarily panicked. Not only were the arrangements beautiful, but the flowers arrived on time! Fayth and Cat were very professional and the arrangements were beautiful.
Services used: Flowers, Rentals & Photobooths
King's Hawaiian Bakery
We ordered the Paradise cake with fresh strawberries for the wedding and it was delicious!! My only problem was that the design of the cake wasn't quite like the picture I had given them. The color of the cake design and the design itself was a little off, which was disappointing. But, in the end, everyone enjoyed the cake, which is the most important part.
Services used: Wedding Cake