Jul 03, 2010
Atmosphere worked really well for us at our wedding. We worked with Joe throughout the planning process, but our DJ/MC was Tasos, who was an absolute delight! The lighting they put together for our ballroom was STUNNING! Our mouths literally dropped when I first saw it. They had color-changing LED uplights and double pin spot lighting on centerpieces. The music was great during cocktail and reception. We were very very pleased with Tasos' DJ/MC skills and he's a lot of fun to work with; we highly recommend him. My only complaint (which is mostly my fault I guess for not being specific enough) was the wrong song for our processional. I only emailed Atmosphere a YouTube link with the correct orchestra version of the song, but didn't bother to send the mp3 file, so we had a MIDI version of our song playing instead of the orchestra version. =( Anyways, we had a great time! Thank you, Joe & Tasos!
Services used: DJ, Unique Services
Behind the Scene
Ruth is a total blessing!! I originally had not planned on having a wedding coordinator; now I'm a total advocate! I'm not sure how I would've pulled off my wedding without Ruth. Ruth helped me with my questions and concerns with great suggestions and patience. She's very experienced so I felt comfortable throughout the whole planning process. On the wedding day, Ruth and her team were on time, on top of EVERYthing. It was like magic (no kidding!)... They knew who was where, what should be happening, when we should be heading to where, etc etc. I never knew there were so many little details that needs attention. They even remembered to give my groomsmen dog treats to keep our canine ring bearer happy during the ceremony. =) We had to change the event order a bit during the reception, and they knew exactly what to do to make sure everything ran smoothly. We were really lucky Ruth was available for our wedding. It wouldn't have been so beautiful without her help!
Services used: Wedding Planning
My wedding flowers from Bella Blooms were simply stunning!! I was actually a little nervous at our mock-up because the sample looked different than what I had expected, but then I realized it was simply a miscommunication issue. After I showed Melanie pictures of what I wanted (instead of describing through words only), she put together gorgeous centerpieces and bouquets exactly like the pictures. Everyone complimented on how beautiful the flowers were, but the greatest part is the relatively low cost! We looked like we must've spent another $500-750 on flowers. Melanie gave us very reasonable prices and she never skimped on the flowers. Choosing Bella Blooms was one of the best choices I made for the wedding. My only complaint is rather minor, which was the responsiveness from Bella Blooms. However, I realized this may be simply due to how busy they are (always working in the back on flowers ^^); they came through just fine and paid attention to all the small details. There was no errors at all, and everything looked perfect. =) I would choose them again in a heartbeat!
Services used: Flowers
Joyce Luck Style
Joyce and her team were AMAZING! They're truly artists... After I did my trial with Joyce, both mothers and I were surprised at how skillful she was. She listens very well and works with my features to create a look that's still very much me, just much more beautiful. =) On the wedding day, her team and her were very on time. I ended up changing my mind on my hairstyle, and Joyce worked her magic once again. Everyone was complimenting our hair and makeup, asking who the MUA was. Her team is absolutely fabulous, friendly and VERY skillful as well. The bridal party and mothers looked stunning. My mom was especially happy (she looked years younger!!). If you're looking for a reliable and top notch hair stylist/makeup artist, I 200% recommend Joyce and her team. =)
Services used: Beauty & Health
We used MagnetStreet Weddings for our save-the-date, invitation, escort cards, table numbers, rsvp cards. They were wonderful!! The designs were some of the best we've seen online, and we loved the ability for us to customize colors and fonts. This made our planning so much easier to preview! Their prices were also very reasonable; customer service was top notch as well. If you're into customizing but don't want to DIY for everything, try MagnetStreet! Everyone loved our invites because we put photos on them and kept our theme color perfectly matched. =)
Services used: Invitations
We just had our wedding at the Langham, and we absolutely loved everything the hotel and its staffed offered. The venue itself is gorgeous, and the service along the way in every way was impeccable. All of our guests commented on how attentive everyone was. They went out of their way to make our day perfect. I know some people might say that for the price it charges, they should, but I still feel they did more than expected of them, even at that price. We are from out of town, so the planning process was a little more complicated, but there was always a prompt response and ample suggestions. We're so happy we held our wedding at the Langham! Can't wait to come back for our one year anniversary!
Services used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
Josh Wong Photography
We loved both working with Josh and the photos he took for our engagement!! Josh definitely had the eyes of an artist and talent of a great professional photographer. We were very pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the pictures... They captured not just the smiles but the feelings behind those smiles. Josh was also very creative in working in our little four-legged son. Our dog's expressions were priceless! It was truly a pleasure working with Josh... Reasonable prices, fantastic photos, and fast turn-around time -- we highly recommend him.
Services used: Photography
Tmmpro Event Lighting, AV & DJ Services
Jack is such a delight to work with! He's very easy-going and not pushy at all. He gave us many honest and helpful suggestions on the right package. Jack was also patient (I had so many questions and I'm planning from out-of-town, so you can imagine the email exchanges) and was always responsive. We were discusing both DJ/MC and lighting packages. Unfortunately, due to some personal reasons, we're not likely going to be able to book Jack, but I still think he deserves a great review for his professionalism and VERY reasonable price packages. I think it'll be tough to find a better value for his expertise and price anywhere. Highly recommended, so definitely get in touch with Jack and see for yourself.
Services used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
RK Bridal was a great place to go because it didn't require appointments and there was a wide selection of dresses in all styles and price ranges. It's definitely not like other more fancy bridal salons where you'll feel pampered, but they're quite good at what they do. The consultants can give great suggestions and they're not pushy about sales. My only complaint is the limited number of dresses you're allowed to try on when they're busy (since there's no appt), especially on weekends. If you can manage to get in on a weekday, it definitely feels more relaxed. I ordered my dress here through their no frills 110% price match guarantee, so I saved some money for sure. The dress came in about 2 weeks earlier than what they quoted me, which was awesome. Overall, I enjoyed shopping here, just have to be ready to do work yourself (picking out dresses, carrying them, etc).
Services used: Dress & Attire