Aug 08, 2009
Jihan Abdalla Photography
Jihan Abdalla was the photographer for my August 8, 2009 wedding. I was set up with her through another company's referral system. Basically, we were matched with Jihan based on the style of photos we were looking for. After we were referred to Jihan, I scoured the photos on her website and loved them all! I immediately became very excited to work with her at our wedding. I spoke with Jihan a few times before the wedding and each time she asked me numerous questions about my wedding, the location, and the types of photos I wanted. She gathered very detailed information and began scouting the area for good photo opportunities. I mentioned that I like photos taken in random places so Jihan literally drove through the area near the church to find some unique places. I am so impressed by how she goes above and beyond to meet the needs of her clients. My fiancee', family, and I planned the entire wedding ourselves down to the very last detail. Because we had put so much of ourselves into planning our wedding, we were hoping for a photographer who would capture those details along with the love and joy we would feel on our wedding day. To say Jihan captured these things well would be an understatement. Our wedding photos are honestly the MOST unique, MOST beautiful, MOST amazing wedding photos I have ever seen. She beautifully captured the most intimate moments on film. The photos have been immaculately edited and are bursting with color. The black and white photos are gorgeous and powerful. When I saw our photos for the first time, I was in tears, as were many of my friends and family. I have received tons of compliments on these photos and have friends who already want to book Jihan for their 2011 wedding! Since I began planning my wedding, I have become obsessed with everything wedding related. I scour wedding sites and read wedding blogs daily and can say with 100% confidence that Jihan Abdalla is an amazing artist. We are so very blessed to have her photos as our forever memories of our beautiful wedding day.
Services used: Photography
I am a cupcake girl at heart. I love to bake them, decorate them, pass them out to friends, bring them to parties, and most importantly eat them. Everyone who knows me knows that I have a serious obsession with cupcakes. So naturally for my August 8, 2008 wedding, we decided to go with cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake. Finding a shop that would provide these tasty treats was a no brainer! Ever since a friend gifted me a dozen cupcakes from Frosted Cupcakery I was hooked! I knew since that wonderful day in January that I would have them create our wedding cupcakes. From minute one, the girls at Frosted were easy and fun to work with. Months before our wedding we had an amazing cupcake tasting (my husband's favorite part) with the owner of the shop. The owner by the way is extremely friendly and helpful and was truly appreciative of our decision. She went out of her way to accommodate my wedding colors and theme. She was patient and helpful when I was struggling to make up my mind on toppings, cupcake cup colors, and ribbon colors for my cupcake tower. She has so many adorable toppings to choose from! She was helpful from beginning to end! At our wedding, the cupcakes were a HUGE SUCCESS!!! Everyone was raving about how adorable they looked and how SCRUMPTIOUS they tasted. Our guests were sad they didn't take some to go. My husband and I hid some inside and enjoyed them for the two days that they lasted after the wedding. We had to pry one away from our mouths to put in the freezer to eat on our 1 yr. anniversary. These cupcakes are awesome! Frosted can expect me to be a regular customer at their cute and fragrant little shop!
Services used: Wedding Cake
Etsy is by far the best place to shop for unique items to enhance your wedding. I purchased many items for my wedding from Etsy from my veil to my cake toppers to my props for my photo booth. Etsy is simple to navigate, has EVERYTHING you would ever want for your wedding, and is very easy to use. I recommend this site to any bride looking to make her wedding non-generic. This site has it all! I will be back with a list of the specific sellers who made my day so unique....stay tuned!
Services used: Unique Services