Jul 24, 2010
I LOVED Flowers by Anne! I searched all over the internet for a florist who had their prices posted online, and she did! Her prices are amazing! Anne did a great job with my flowers, and they looked beautiful and exactly we had discussed. She was flexible with me when I needed to change my order at the last minute. Highly recommend!
Services used: Flowers
Sequoyah Country Club
My parents are members of this club - and have been for years. The architecture is beautiful and the landscaping is gorgeous. We got married outside on the green. The weather was perfect, and our guests absolutely loved it. The food was great for the price, and they include many things like string lights, mirror tiles, candles, etc in the price. They also were helpful with putting out all of my DIYs, flowers, and other things. I did feel rather rushed during the dinner (dinner was served and plates collected within 45 minutes), which made my guests think the festivities ended earlier than they did. But overall, the coordinator was very helpful and flexible and we felt we got a lot for what we paid.
Services used: Wedding Venue
Kate's Kouture Bridal
This was the second place I went to to look for wedding gowns. It felt a little cheap inside - like a bargain place. My appointment was at 1:00 and I did not get upstairs into the fitting room until 1:40 because they were running late. I brought the gowns I wanted to try on upstairs. The person helping me made a few comments when I tried on the dresses, and then went downstairs while I looked in the mirror to help the previous appointment check out. She did help me try on dresses I didn't think I would like - but they did look nice on me, which was a surprise. I liked the top of one dress and the bottom on another, and she told me that I could order it that way. She would call me with the estimate in two business days. Never heard from her again. So - I bought my dress at The Wedding Party, LLC in Berkeley. And even though the dresses are cheaper than Kate's, the feeling inside casual yet luxurious. And the ladies followed up with me immediately. Kate's is worth going to I suppose. Maybe you will have a better experience? Definitely a place for people who want bling, glitter, bustles, and pick-ups!
Services used: Dress & Attire
Hannah Suh Photography
I searched high and low throughout the Bay Area for a reasonably priced but professional photographer. After meeting with a few strange ones, Hannah was the perfect fit. She is very personable and professional. She made the contract signing and little details easy to manage. She wasn't pushy - totally the kind of girl I would go have drinks with. We had our engagement photos taken, and even though Hannah was really sick, she totally rocked the shoot. We are so happy with our photos! Our wedding is in July 2010, so I'll let you know how it goes!
Services used: Unique Services
The Wedding Party
Love it here! Clara and Jennifer are super nice and helpful. They have a small shop with dresses under $1000. They carry Nicole Miller, Wtoo, and a few other brands. Simple is the name of the game though - no hideous bussles or oodles of beading here. They have a great selection of bridesmaids dresses too. Wtoo, Lucy someone, and Siri are offered. I bought my dress and bridesmaids dresses here. I really recommend you go and try it out. Best experience I had in shopping for the dress! Update 2/11/10 - We went back to get the MOH dress here too! I guess we just can't get enough!
Services used: Dress & Attire