Jun 21, 2007
Duxbury's catered my December 10 wedding at Castle Green in Pasadena, CA. They did an outstanding job. Their staff was friendly and helpful - constantly went out of their way to help my guests (and my parents!). The food was delicious, and they gave us a very reasonable estimate for the cost of the reception food. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Outstanding... very professional... a pleasure to work with. And I personally interacted with Mark Duxbury, and I found him to be very professional. I'm sorry that a former poster had problems with them, but I thought it would be helpful to post my positive experience.
Services used: Catering
Pianist On Call
Vince Torbey played piano during my wedding cocktail hour. He was absolutely incredible. He is an extremely talented musician, and he was one of the most professional vendors I interacted with. He plays music of all kinds - jazz, classical, modern, Christmas, etc. Vince was there early, let us use his sound system, played for the cocktail hour (the guests loved it), and sent me a follow-up email. I would highly recommend him to anyone. He was definitely a hit!
Services used: Ceremony Music
Imagine Productions just shot my wedding in December in Pasadena. They were absolutely wonderful to work with. Geoff and Jennifer make an awesome team, and they are so friendly and professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Our finished videos are fantastic. I would highly recommend Imagine Productions. They are located in Orange County, but they also do weddings throughout the LA area (and probably beyond?).
Services used: Unique Services
Andrea Steele did my bridal makeup and makeup for the bridesmaids and mothers. She did an absolutely outstanding job - exactly what we wanted. Andrea is such a sweet, professional person, and I would highly recommend her to anyone. Her prices for us were $75 for bride and $50 for mothers and bridesmaids. And I got my trial free because she works at a MAC store and I went to the store.
Services used: Beauty & Health
Marylinn's Couture Bridal
I bought my dress here. They have tons of dresses to try on, but they are very over-priced. And the women who work there (with the one exception of the blond) are extremely rude. I would not recommend that anyone buy a dress from them (even though I got mine there). They were rude to us until we decided to buy something, and then they suddenly became friendly. You should treat customers well regardless of whether they hand over cash to you - very unprofessional.
Services used: Dress & Attire
I got Jenna's information from this site, and I emailed her for my wedding. She did all of the hair for my wedding - me, the mothers, the bridesmaids, etc. They were all gorgeous. She did a fantastic job, and her prices are great. She is such a sweet person and an absolute pleasure to be around. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I can send you pictures of our hair, if anyone is interested.
Services used: Unique Services
Kathleen Clark Photography
Kathleen Clark is an extremely talented photographer. She shot my wedding in December in Pasadena, and the photographs are absolutely beautiful. She is a pleasure to work with - totally down to earth and friendly. She was very accommodating throughout the engagement/wedding process, and she could not have been better. She also has a very reassuring and calming spirit, which was very valuable during the wedding day. Her staff at KCP Studios was also very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Katie also does beautiful photography of babies and children. When we were looking at her work, she showed us some albums of women with their children - absolutely priceless. I hope I am lucky enough to have her shoot my babies someday! If anyone would like to see my pictures, feel free to shoot me an email or message. You can see my album by going to this link (you have to cut & paste the whole link, because it cuts off the end of it when it links it): www.pictage.com/photoalbum/PAA/composite.xml?producer=album&composite_action=list_images&event=EVV1:198533&xsl=/xsl/album/album_designer_slideshow.xsl&composite_action=get_album_properties&xsl=none&composite_action=get_album&template=yes&album_id=22502&composite_action=get_border_categories&xsl=none&composite_action=get_studio_info&xsl=none
Services used: Photography
Mike was the DJ for my December 10, 2006 wedding in Pasadena, CA. He did a fantastic job. He was extremely professional, friendly, and fun. Our crowd absolutely loved him, and he got most of the crowd out of their seats for the whole evening. At least a couple guests requested a song that was on our "do not play list", and he told them they would have to get my ok before he would play it. (In the end, we did it, because it was the chicken dance, and my 9-year-old niece was DYING to do the chicken dance!) I cannot recommend them highly enough. Professional from beginning to end.
Services used: DJ
ixora floral studio
Ixora Florist in Pasadena recently did my December 10 wedding. The flowers were absolutely gorgeous, and Lisa Cardella was a pleasure to work with. I talked to at least 3 florists in the Pasadena and Burbank area, and Lisa was my first choice by a landslide. She gave me a very reasonable quote, and she was very professional. She listened to what we wanted, and then came up with something even more beautiful than I had imagined. It was a rare drizzly day in LA, so my coordinator and I had decided to do the wedding inside. Lisa strongly urged my husband to make an "executive decision" to move the wedding outside, and he did. It turned out fabulous, and we didn't get hit by a drop of rain. She basically saved our wedding ambiance! She also gave us assistance on linens and lighting. I would be happy to send pictures if anyone wants to see my flowers - just email me!
Services used: Flowers
We used the one in Glendale and then picked up in Pasadena. Everything worked out great.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Melody Walker was the coordinator for my wedding in Pasadena, CA on December 10, 2006. She did an absolutely amazing job. Everything went very smoothly, and we did not have to worry about a single thing. She coordinated with our vendors, created a timeline for the day, assisted us with contracts, gave us tips on all aspects of the wedding, ran the rehearsal, assisted in decorating our site... she did everything! And the thing that I love about Melody is that it's like having an extra mother - but a mother who happens to be an expert in weddings! She was less like a drill sergeant (like some of the other coordinators we interviewed), and she really put her heart into our wedding. I cannot recommend her highly enough. While she is located in Orange County, she also does weddings in the Los Angeles area and beyond. Her website is: www.eventsbymelodywalker.com.
Services used: Wedding Planning