Apr 18, 2009
Bridal hair & make-up by Amy Tevis
I have to say Amy Tevis is the most awesome make up / hair stylist for a wedding. I booked her right away after I went to see her for makeup/hair trial at her place. She literally took like 20 mins to do my make up and i looked really stunning - i didnt agree with this after i got my engagement pictures which was taken that day after the trial. With hair she is quick and makes you look stunning as well. She is SOOO flexible and does how you want it and will change it until you are satisfied. Not like other popular stylists that charge you double and tries to convince you that you look good with what they want. Amy is so sweet and charges a reasonable price. On the day of the wedding she came with her hair stylist that will be working with my bridesmaids - man she is sooo good too! She made everyone's hair so nice even my mom who didnt have much hair and very soft hairlike. Amy did an amazing job with all our make up and on top of that she even put foundation on bikini lines, scars, moles etc. so eveyrone will look good in pictures! I had other friends in the suite and as soon as they saw us they asked Amy to do their make up as well. We all got really great compliments that day on our make up and hair -- Amy Tevis really knows how to do the magic and make you look beautiful on your important day! No sweat with Amy at all and shes very punctual and was even ahead of schedule. I loved working with her!!
Services used: Beauty & Health
Creative Floral Designs
I might be a little bias since Bernie is a good friend of ours and in is the wedding party as well BUT I have to say he did a great job on our flowers - my bouquet was really nice and so was the bridesmaids. I ordered a lei for me, the groom and his parents and it came out stunning!! Everyone said the orchid lei on me was very nice. He did a great job on the ceremony decor from the bamboo arch and flower decor on the pews. Even the flowergirl head band was very nice and looked really cute on her. TThe reception was beautiful because of the short and tall centerpieces that he made. It made the ballroom look really nice esp. with the uplighting that had similar colors to the centerpieces. The cake decor was really nice as well. ON TOP OF EVERYTHING - his prices were very reasonable and he is very flexible with what you want. I will hire Bernie anytime for flowers plus he was a really good groomsmen as well!!
Services used: Flowers
I've met Steve at our friend's wedding and have seen him in action. The MC he works with was a good friend of ours so we decided to go with High-Res for our DJ services.He's super nice and flexible and will play the songs that you request. He was very obedient in following your rules haha. He was very punctual and his assistant was very good as well. I gave him the entire songlist and he played it all night while we were on the dance floor. He was very good in suggesting us songs as well for the grand entrance, bouquet toss, cake cutting etc. I will definitely recommend Steve for future events. Loved working with him!!
Services used: Ceremony Music, DJ
I had a great experience with Linda. I pretty much just needed her for day of coordination but she ended up helping me with lots of things months before the wedding. Shes so sweet and SOOOOOO responsive. You will notice once you start communicating with wedding coordinators and how busy they are but Linda was really good in getting back to me with things and never made me frustrated and stress. She even recommended me my wonderful make up/hair stylist and also beautiful chair covers/sash. By Friday the day before the wedding at rehearsal I knew I was in good hands. Linda took over all the stuff I prepared for her and executed very well. I woke up on the day of and didnt feel any stress at all. I was so relaxed and chilled throughout the day and just worried about being pretty and celebrating. Linda and her two assistants were awesome. Everything just ran smoothly and even ahead of time!! After the perfect wedding was over - Linda and her assistants even helped me clear stuff and picked up all the stuff that was left behind and sent it to the honeymoon suite. she made sure we were happy and didnt have to lift a finger. Very pleasant and punctual and I loved working with her!!Great work!!
Services used: Wedding Planning
The Great Dane Baking Company
When we went for the cake tasting with Jodi -- we booked her right away!! Her cake flavors were unbelievable. Very unique and delicious!!! It was so good that we ordered a birthday cake for our sis in law couple weeks after that haha. Jodi was very good in presenting all the designs and guiding us. I wanted to use the brown and blue ribbon and she gave me a sample of butter cream and told me to try it on the ribbon since the colors might fade and not look nice. She was very honest and helpful with our decisions. She was ON TIME on the day of and did a great job. The cake was phenomenal!!! All the guests loved the cake plus we will get to eat it again on our anniversary!! Great Dane makes the best wedding cakes!!
Services used: Unique Services
Too bad Sasha doesn't really officiate wedding anymore because she was very pleasant to work with. It was a great honor to have her as our officiant. She was very flexible in want we wanted with our vows and program que. She gave us really good suggestions on certain parts. On the day of she was very relaxed and professional and we didnt feel any stress at all. We got great compliments from our guests. Our ceremony was quick and sweet. Definitely recommended if she decides to officiate again.
Services used: Officiant
2000 Dreams Bridal
I might not have the best customer service experience here on the first day but when i got more acquainted with Nancy - she is very sweet. If you are not used to the Asian pushy customer service type then this might not be the place for you BUT if you are looking for a place that won't rip you off esp. in nice bridal shops then here is the place you should check out if you have a brand and style # in mind then check with Nancy - she pretty much order most of the popular brands for you and her service is quick and she takes really good care of you if you buy or order from her. Her staff might be a lil pushy but you can find that in some nicer bridal shops too. I love Nancy and she gave me free veil (customized towards what i wanted) which usually starts at $150. Well i'm only going to wear it for 20 mins anyway but the veil she made me was very nice and perfect length. I did not find a dress a like off her rack BUT the dress i ended up ordering from her by Maggie Sottero was really nice!! She did a great job hemming it as well and the alteration charges was realy cheap. She even did a great job alterating my Matron of Honor's dress by Amsale. I love Nancy so much that I referred most of my engaged friends there and they all end up happy with their dresses and orders. Definitely would recommend Nancy if you are looking for ordering a dress since she would save you couple hundred bucks and extra savings on alterations and a nice veil!!Oh and tiara too but i didnt wear mine. Overall i had a good experience and everything was reasonable. i wasn't planning to spend alot on my wedding dress but with Nancy i had extra money to buy a nice evening gown from BCBG to wear after my wedding dress.
Services used: Dress & Attire
Jinny's Bridal Center
This was the first bridal shop i came to when I first got engaged. They are family owned and very friendly BUT I didn't find the dress I liked. We did come back here since it was so close to my sister in law's house and it was like 3 weeks till the wedding and we were looking for a flower girl dress for my niece. I called couple shops and they said I would need 4-6 weeks at least to get the dress in if I order from them. I freaked out of course and had to go running around to see if there was any off the racks that we liked but there wasn't since it all looked kinda old and worn since a lot of girls probably tried it on and above all they didn't really have a size 3. So as soon as we got to Jinny's - Jinny took care of us and told us there's a designer that could get it for us in a week and when she showed me the dress - my sis in law and I both said YES since it looked just like my wedding dress style but just the mini version. I custom made the bow so it would match my bridesmaid dresses and it all worked out. Less than a week we got a call from Jinny that the dress was there. We were so excited to see our cute flower girl in her dress. It worked out great and above all it was reasonable. Other places charged at least $100 for little girl dresses but Jinny was definitely reasonable. After my wedding I got my gown preservation box from Jinny as well since she was $50 cheaper than most places plus she even helped me putting everything together. Great bridal shop and not pushy at all!!
Services used: Dress & Attire