HolyMolyMatrimony

WEDDING DATE:

Aug 31, 2008

HolyMolyMatrimony
130x130_sq_1403729439581-img0288-2
Alex Tebow Designs
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Alex is so talented with her graphic designing!!! She could do all the things I just couldn't when trying to make my invites! I was overwhelmed making our DIY pocketfold invitations and got stuck on some of the inserts. Alex designed the map & direction insert for me so I could finish my invites! I was so happy how it came out, it was perfect!!! Everyone was impressed with our invites and asked how we did the map & details- I always send them to her! She is super easy to communicate with, responds timely, and very creative! I have loved EVERY invite I have seen her make! Let me know if you have any questions! :)

ANOTHER REVIEW!!! I was lucky enough to work with Alex again- this time to help plan my sisters 10 year vow renewal! I was so excited to do this b/c we had some fun ideas in store for my sister and I knew she would love Alex's creativity! She made our awesome invites, water bottle labels, OOT box labels, you name it! Everything coordinated perfectly and exactly what we had in mind! Everyone loved them- they were so unique and fun! I was worried about figuring out the water bottle labels, and all that overwhelming stuff- but she was so great about explaining things, getting back to me, always timely, and of course making/discussing the proofs. She was right there along the way! She is now my go to girl for all this fun stuff! Why settle for boring & generic- when you can have creative custom invites :)
Services used: Invitations

130x130_sq_1272652958287-cancunwedding2
Palos Studio
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
By accident we bumped into their website link a few months ago- and it was inevitable that they were the best choice we could make for our wedding photographers. They are super nice and easy to work with. When I found out they were available our date and in our budget- we just couldn't resist!!! Like it was meant to be! We just had our engagement pictures in downtown San Juan Capistrano today- just as we had wanted- I cannot wait to see the pictures!!! I can't tell you how comfortable we were working with them, and it makes me that much more excited for our big day! I will update more after our big day!!! - HMM :)
Services used: Photography

130x130_sq_1204736804815-pictelah
Cheek Couture On Location Hair and Makeup
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I was referred to Cheek Couture by another vendor that was booked my wedding day- and boy did I luck out! These two girls, Dottie & Molly, definitely have style and personality that will help you accomplish what you need to feel perfect on your wedding day! I just had my trial with them yesterday and am so excited to be working with them! They really listen, are great with letting you communicate what you want comfortably, and easily work with you to accomplish your look! It seems to just come natural with them, making them very trustworthy for such an important day! I am super excited to be working with them! (PIB) I will update my review once again after the big day!!! - HMM :)
Services used: Beauty & Health

130x130_sq_1293093006428-jandc
Cari Hollis Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I was already married when I discovered Cari's amazing talent, but as soon as we found out we were expecting after we got back from our honeymoon I knew exactly who I wanted to take my maternity pictures! Cari was super friendly and easy to work with! She was very professional and easy to communicate with, and she was always timely with email responses. I was very nervous getting ready for my pictures being 8 months pregnant and how I felt about myself lol but Cari knew exact poses to utilize, as well as creative fun pictures to take as well. I am beyond happy with how they turned out, as well as everyone else who saw them! I would suggest everyone to take maternity pictures with Cari, or for any of your memory needs. I can't wait for her to take some family pictures and new ones of my husband and I. Please PM me if you have any questions at all or would like to see more of my pictures!
Services used: Photography

130x130_sq_1322865066003-fusionlogo
Fusion Linens
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I LOVED working with Fusion for my linens and chivari chairs! Angel was super easy to work with and VERY passionate about his work and making brides happy. I was in their showroom a few times before I 'finalized' everything- since I was stuck between colors. Angel was supportive and offered me great advice to help achieve the look I wanted for our wedding! Most of all they were on time for delivery and set-up at our wedding and everything was perfect! I truly mean this- Fusion has EXCELLENT customer service and that means a lot when your an overwhelmed bride. Very few vendors really know how to maintain their passion and support in all the madness- but Fusion does! PIB! - HMM :)
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths

Nophoto-130
OC Pole Fitness
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
The girls and I decided to do something a little different for my Bachelorette Party-We took a pole dancing class at OC Pole Fitness! We had so much fun- it was a blast! It wasn't awkward and you don't have to dress "sexy" to do this (I am mentioning this because I know some may be hesitant to do this for that reason). We all just wore shorts/ leggings and our bridal party tops. Although we brought strip shoes and boas for a little fun at the end, and for pictures! Anyway, we had 2-3 hours and one instructor. She was great and really worked with us! She let us bring some treats in, our boas, strip shoes, and take pictures too! We learned floor moves, lap dance moves, and of course got to work the pole some too The place was clean and comfortable, and decorated like a dark lounge- very nice! WARNING: You will have a blast with this and its easy BUT you will be sore the next day haha we worked parts of our body that we've never felt before! So stretch before and after :) ADVICE: To save money divide the amount among all the girls and its very affordable! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call them- they are super nice and helpful- and will plan your event as you would like. After our Pole class we went back home for a passion party and a late night with the girls. It was a GREAT way to celebrate as a bachelorette- and our guys didn't mind either :) PM me if you have any questions! - HMM :)
Services used: Unique Services

130x130_sq_1228596737656-dsc01481
Toppers With Glitz
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Just got my topper~ and I LOVE IT!!! I was going to DIY- but was having a hard time b/c of the style, font, colors, and professional look we wanted! Sari saved me a huge headache! Sari- has the best customer service I have dealt with yet in all this wedding planning madness! She was super helpful and reliable. She even sent me sample stones to help me see my color options (since I wanted a mix of reds), made a custom font for me, and got it to me in a very timely manner!!! I can't wait to see it on the cake- I will post pictures in my BIO after the wedding!!! - HMM: )
Services used: Unique Services

130x130_sq_1409766491564-blackandwhiteboudoir
Pussycat Pin up Photography
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
What else can I say but WOW!!! I am 5'8 and 180 lbs and a little self- conscious about that ~ But when I was having my session with her and then seeing my pictures I feel AMAZING!!! She did an awesome job accommodating the outfits I wanted and requests. She is super helpful, timely, and very easy to work with. I never once felt awkward or anything! I can't wait to give the pictures to my FI for his grooms gift- I know he will LOVE them!!! I would encourage any girl to take part in a boudoir session with Beth regardless your size or style! You don't actually have to do 'pin-up' you can be YOU and thats what matters.... My advice is to try and relax- which happens naturally with beth, be prepared with your out fits, and just go for it! It goes by super fast so take advantage of it and have fun!!! PM me if you have any questions! - HMM :)
Services used: Photography

Nophoto-130
Rossmoor PAstries
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Rossmoor Pastries did both our wedding and grooms cake and BOTH were delicious! PIB! They made my surprise grooms cake for our rehearsal dinner. The design and taste was GREAT, but the only problem we had was at pickup. My sister was supposed to pick up the cake for me on the way, but when she got there it wasn't ready. We were super bummed because we wanted to be on time to rehearsal- she was my MOH. They said they wrote down a different pickup time so it was a mis-communication, but either way it was a half hour difference and normally cakes are done in advance- so??? Our wedding cake was AMAZING! It was absolutely beautiful and the taste was awesome as well. I was very picky about the wedding cake because I have NEVER been to a wedding a liked the taste- but Rossmoor was amazing! All the guests loved it too!!!!! They were also delivered and set-up on time at the reception as well! Overall I thought Rossmoor was great compared to other cake vendors, they have lots of experience and creativity. I do think they are a little overpriced in comparison to other cake vendors but their decor and taste makes them worth it for the quality. They lost a star because of the pick-up issue and for being a little over-priced, other then that I loved our cakes!!! - HMM :) - HMM :)
Services used: Wedding Cake

130x130_sq_1400017401631-dsc040
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We LOVED Atmosphere Entertainment! Joe was our DJ and consultant through our whole process and GREAT to work with! He accommodated all of our wants and needs, as well as gave us advise and feedback! He was always professional and responded to my emails in a very timely manner! Joe was set-up and ready to go just as planned on our wedding day! He did an amazing job facilitating the events through the night and kept the party going- people were honestly on the dance floor all night! I loved all of the music, I felt like he truly listened and followed through as planned! The reason why this means so much to me is because my DH and I were very concerned about choosing the right DJ and wanted our choice to set the tone for the night- and Joe did that! We we super happy and impressed with him! Thank you Joe!!! ohhh lastly, 3 days before the wedding I took a big step and added some up-lighting! (against my DH wishes haha) but I had too! Joe helped me figure out how many and what color- and what a difference it made at our wedding!!! We added red up-lighting around the walls (PIB)- and I felt like it just completed the room! I'm so glad I followed my gut, even DH liked it haha I was so happy Joe accommodated me so last minute like that- very nice of him! - HMM :)
Services used: DJ, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services

130x130_sq_1356728596323-beautifuldayphoto20637x10150dpi
Wayfarers Chapel
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We had our wedding at the Chapel August 31st 2008! It is absolutely beautiful and a hit with our guests as well. Although a little pricey, you don't have to do anything! Its ready to go and well organized- another reason why we choose the Chapel. No rentals, no finding ministers, don't have to worry about decorating, and they have meetings to help you plan your ceremony. We also liked it because we will always have a beautiful, sentimental, place to go. We decided not to use any of the photographers they refer because we were not impressed with their work, etc. Also many photographers by now have shot at the Chapel so it wasn't a problem at all- as long as they know "the rules" and still help to accommodate your needs to get the pictures you want, etc. So we chose a photographer that we LOVED as well as already had experience shooting at the Chapel! Overall, it was a great experience and a magical day at the Chapel! They do pump weddings out all day long- so expect to see a bride before or after your wedding leaving the Chapel grounds. No biggie, it all works out smoothly and worth it. Lastly, we were worried about fitting the full 100 people- but it did just fine! We had a few guests not make the ceremony, I actually wished we would have invited more! We were so worried about this since it is small- so we really stuck to 100, since we didn't want to squish our guests- but it easily accommodated everyone! If your interested, I would definitely go take a look at the Chapel, even just for the experience- its a very beautiful place! (PIB) - HMM :)
Services used: Wedding Venue

130x130_sq_1247036340627-redlogosmallest
Red Cheese Photo Booth Rentals
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Red Cheese was also one of our first vendors we booked- something we knew we always wanted at our wedding! My DH is a photographer, I'm a obsessive scrapbooker, and we wanted a cool guestbook- so what better then a photobooth to fit us perfectly! The pros are- it was an absolute hit at our wedding! Guests of ALL ages loved it and there was always a line to have a turn, or should I say many! I loved that it was red and went with our "look" too. We also could choose between B & W or color prints! They were on time and set-up as planned, which is always appreciated when your the bride! Everything went smooth and the photobooth kept up with us all night- no problems at all! On a constructive note, I felt it wasn't as big as described- nor did it fit as many people as we had planned. I also wish they would have informed us as well when they were going to break down, as the bide and groom you don't really get in there like you plan on :) Lastly, not sure how great their prices are compared to other companies and their options, or if you can get more for your money and more options elsewhere? Ohhh and if your doing a photobook guestbook have your DJ announce it in the beginning and later in the evening- many guests didn't realize it was our guestbook and to write messages and wishes for us :( Even though we had a "direction" frame- it would have been more helpful if the DJ announced it too! Just a thought... I guess since we have been to weddings with them before and seen other options, we have a better idea at comparing them! Overall, they were great to work with, easy to communicate with, and helped make our wedding a hit! - HMM :)
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services

130x130_sq_1280386829053-tilelogo
Platinum Weddings by Kerrie
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
What can I say about Kerrie~ besides I LOVE HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hired Kerrie as our DOC only 2 months before our big day! I was skeptical that my reception location and catering company could not facilitate our wedding needs as planned or had the proper experience to handle my event, and once I met Kerrie I was calm and collected about our big day. It was a breath of relief because FINALLY I could trust someone and had someone to actually listen! She KNOWS what shes doing, has GREAT customer service, VERY organized, and CARES about her brides & Grooms- which helped me feel good putting our wedding in her hands. (We would be at a different location for our ceremony which stressed me out- so she was there for and as "ME" for the reception set-up). Kerrie did an AMAZING job facilitating the events in the evening, troubleshooting any issues we had, helped me along the night, and set up & decorated just as we had planned and then some! We (along with our guests) were truly impressed my Kerrie's hard work, compassion, and work ethic. I truly believe our wedding wouldn't have been what it was- without her.... I would suggest to ANY bride to meet with Kerrie and consider using her to help complete their big day, it was one of my 100% satisfaction vendors (which are truly hard to find). Even though you may be DIY, or your place may come with what they call a "coordinator," you need someone there to look out for your best interests or you may regret it. I am saying this from my heart because that was a dilemma I was faced with just weeks before our wedding... Kerrie was a blessing and I couldn't thank her enough! - HMM :)
Services used: Wedding Planning

Nophoto-130
261 Desert Falls Drive
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My DH (FI at the time ;) and I took a pre-wedding mini-moon to this condo for a couple days of R&R and to getaway from it all before the wedding- and we loved it!!! The pool was just steps from the condo so we could easily catch some rays, and it was just a short drive to the casino and to some AMAZING shopping! I loved how clean it was, and I thought it was a much nicer and more comfortable stay then a hotel. We could cook dinners together and eat on the balcony, veg at the pool, relax and watch T.V., you name it- it was like our own little home for a few days! We were also close to some attractions too, we even got to visit the zoo! I loved our little getaway, I would recommend to any of you needing some peaceful R&R, or a little mini-moon! I think it would even be great for an anniversary, or a girls weekend! PM me if you have any questions! ~ HMM :)
Services used: Unique Services