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WEDDING DATE:

Jun 21, 2007

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Papermart.com
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Papermart is a very popular website. L.A. brides are lucky because Papermart's warehouse is located right here in L.A. They have a will call option, and you can pick up your order the same day. They also have a very small showroom at the warehouse, and phones so you can place your order while there. We bought the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 2 jewelry boxes in the "purple embossed" color. They were .39 cents each. My only complaint it wasn't very easy to find what we wanted off of the Papermart website. We actually ordered a different type of box first, and changed our minds when we went to their showroom. Luckily, it was very easy to return our first order and place another one. Here's a pic of our favor boxes, all decorated :) http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/eiprylsievers/tablesetting.jpg
Services used: Favors & Gifts

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An Affair Two Remember
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Sheila was great to work with. She really listened to what we wanted and was able to bring our vision to life. Sheila really worked with us, she let us know which flowers would work with our budget, made a sample centerpiece before we even booked with her, and went with us to the L.A. flowermart so we could get her discount on the vases we wanted. http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/eiprylsievers/bouquet.jpg
Services used: Unique Services

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Sherry Young
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
I loved my hair trial, but decided not to use her makeup services. I'll update my review after the wedding. But for now, here's a pic of the trial. http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/eiprylsievers/hairtrial.jpg UPDATE: I had my hair and makeup trial with Sherry a few months before the wedding. I loved the way my hair turned out, but I decided not to use her for my makeup. She was a little slow in getting my contract to me, but I wasnt worried. The day of the wedding she was running late, but she was able to finish mine and my moms hair on time. Despite this, I feel that Sherry has a real talent for updos and would recommend her without reservation.
Services used: Unique Services

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Pearl's Place
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We used Pearl's place to buy the BM dresses. We saved about $30 per dress. Shipping was very reasonable, only $12 if all the dresses are shipped to the same place. And they were very fast. All brick and mortar stores wanted me to put a rush on the dresses, since we ordered them so late. But Pearl's Place was able to get them to us on time, they actually arrived about a week earlier than we expected. One word of wisdom to brides buying dresses online: if possible, have your girls try the dresses on at a bridal salon before ordering. Even though we followed the Bill Levkoff sizing charts, a few of the dresses were huge on the girls.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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The Madison Restaurant
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
The Madison was a bank in the 1920's and 30's now restored into a beautiful restaurant. It has gorgeous high ceilings and a beautiful chandelier. For the main floor, you buy out the restaurant, so the per plate price really depends on your guest count. But ultimately, I think this venue is a great value, especially for the ambience and quality of food and service. The manager, Patrick, is really sweet and was actually one of the reasons that we decided to go with the Madison. We didn't feel like just another wedding, they've been great to work with so far. http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/eiprylsievers/madison.jpg
Services used: Wedding Venue

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DJ Party to Go
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Highly Recommended. Henry and Gabe are very professional. From our very first meeting, we had the reception timeline all set up. We made a few changes in the intervening months, but I liked having the timeline set up from the beginning. They were a little slow via email, but not too much. We had a few strict music guidelines. First, we needed not only a bilingual MC, but a DJ who knew what types of Spanish music would entertain our multicultural guest list. Second, Since my parents are the youth pastors of our church, we didn't want any profanity or even suggestive songs. I'm not sure how they did it, but even with these restrictions, Henry and Gabe were able to keep people on the floor all night long. My only complaint was that Gabe made DH take off my garter with his teeth....I did NOT want that!
Services used: Unique Services