May 23, 2010
This is a reading that Chelsea Clinton had at her wedding. I love it so much that I though it would be great for other brides. Enjoy!
The Life That I Have-Leo Marks
The life that I have
Is all that I have
And the life that I have
The love that I have
Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours.
A sleep I shall have
A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years
In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours
What a feeling! Over 10,000 posts and I even have a BADGE to prove it! :-)
About 1 year ago I was referred to PW by my MOH. I don't think she realized that I would become so involved! :-P As of today, I am a wife, a PW hostess, and wedding enthusiast for life. I am a better person for having "met" PW and all the girls here. You all have been so supportive, inspiring, and well gosh darn it....sweet!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Here's a little message from my hubby Mike.
Hey Project Wedding! Thank you for all your help with our wedding plans. You brides all helped make it the special day that it was. And to my bride, I love you and you look just as beautiful today as you did on our wedding day.
Love ya PW!!!!
After Hours Entertainment
We could not be happier with our experience with After Hours. They are professional, entertaining, and flexible. Phil was so accommodating to all our requests. The wedding was great and it had so much to do with our DJ Brett and our MC Carlton. Carlton is a ball of energy and makes sure each guest feels special. Brett knows how to keep the dance floor jumping and knows the right times to slow it down. It really could not have been more perfect!
Bill, Peace and Biri were awesome. They really went above and beyond to help execute the wedding. The place is gorgeous, the food excellent and they were so very accommodating. Issues were addressed promptly (not necessarily even issues of the catering hall!) by the staff. My only gripe is that we were not allowed to take pictures by the fountains cause they were two other brides due to arrive. Had I known that would have been an issue, I would have made sure to have taken them earlier. It really bothered me.
The grounds really are amazing. Makes for stunning pictures!
The food was delicious. A great value for the money but we had 2 issues. During cocktail hour, we were there for the last 45 minutes and not one tray was bought to us. No cocktail shrimp, no stuffed mushrooms...nothing. This was very upsetting. We told our maitre'd who sent us shrimp cocktail immediately but what about our guests?
We chose the brownie sundae as our dessert and to be frank it was pathetic. It looked like someone took little debbie brownies and ripped them apart into quarter size peices. It was embarrassing.
I would recommend but with caution. Make sure you see everything before choosing!
Robbin’s Nest Design Studio
I can't say enough about how Robbin's Nest took my wedding from ok to wow. The stationary was so impactful. I feel like I got a platinum wedding for a fraction of the cost. The invites were outstanding quality and the shipping was on time. Very professional company too! Customer service was great.
They were very accommodating at esquire. They fit all the guys perfectly…from my 11 year old nephew to a 350lb groomsman. Everyone’s tux was on time and they fit perfectly. I would recommend them to anyone!
ChristyAnn and her girls were amazing. They made me feel really comfortable and are true artists at what they do. ChristyAnn was on time and made me look and feel beautiful. I would recommend them to anyone!
Rev. Randall Bosch
Rev. Randall was a pleasure to have officiate our wedding. He was on time and professional. He allowed us to make our own ceremony from beginning to end. It was perfect!
I use Dortoni Bakery in Levittown for EVERY event. It's a must. We chose to lose money by not going with our catering halls included wedding cake and spend an additional $600 to get our dream wedding cake from Dortoni.
Our cake was over an hour and half late. We called and were told the driver was stuck in traffic. No biggie but it was also ivory when we ordered white and the seashells on it were falling off.
It was delicious of course and still looked beautiful from far away but if not up to the standard I though a Dortoni cake would be. We would have soon enough gone with the cake the wedding hall included in their package than have spent the extra money on a cake that wasn't exactly what we wanted.
I can not say enough great things about Nick our photographer. He was amazing! Made all of us feel comfortable, took great pics and was open to all suggestions (which is just what a control freak bride like me needs)!
We love our proofs. The only thing is that we didn't get a pic with me and all my bridesmaids. Luckily they are editing another one to have us all together. Both myself and the photographer didn't realize.
I am a bit bummed after the wedding though. I know it was in the contract, but waiting 6 months for your CD proofs is saddening. Especially when you have friends who got married at the same time getting their CDs within 2 months. So while they are all gushing over their CD images, you're depressed.
Also, be careful when you book. They give the minimum for a great price but try to sell you after you get your prints. Go from 24 pics in your album to 80 for $850...but only if you order in 24 hours. Of course, it's a "great value" since you will literally want at least 200 of your pics in the album.
oh...and read the fine print. If it's not listed on the contract, make sure they write it. I was told that I will get the rough footage of our video with our package. Low and behold, it's not listed and is going to cost us an extra $100-$150.
We just could not find another place that did their great style of photography. It really is beautiful.
This is my entry for the 2010 DIY Wedding Challenge.
This is my entry for the Budget Savvy Bride contest. Hope it help other brides too!