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WEDDING DATE:

Nov 21, 2009

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ECHOUMAKEUP MAKEUP & HAIR STUDIO {AIRBRUSH / HAIR EXTENSION}
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Elaine is wonderful! I knew about her because she did the makeup for my sister, cousin, and best friend's wedding. After the first wedding, we went back to her every time, because we knew she would do a great job! Not only does Elaine make you look beautiful, but she tries to get to know you and your style so you would feel beautiful. She listens to everything and is always patient, even if you ask her to change things she already did. If there are any problems, she would listen carefully so your day could end up exactly the way you want it to. She went over a schedule with me before the actual day to be sure we would finish on time. She also broke everything down in such a way that I could allow my bridesmaids to come later at different times and still have everyone finished in time. I would highly recommend Elaine and her team! She is very professional and goes out of her way to accommodate your requests if possible. Thank you again Elaine for everything!
Services used: Beauty & Health

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Cathy's Bakery
 
( 1.0 / 5.0 )
I am really disappointed with Cathy's Bakery. They were always my favorite bakery and I would have recommended them to anyone, but things have really changed. Our family got a cake from them for every birthday for every person for as long as I could remember, but this will definitely not happen anymore. I would give them 0/5 stars if possible. I ordered my wedding cake about 2 months in advance. From the start, I should not have ordered the cake with them. They were extremely rude. They had a folder of sample cakes, but were unable to make the first 10 cakes we chose! They should not let you see pictures of what they can't make! They kept shoving us around and pressured us to chose faster, even though all the cakes we chose from THEIR book could not be made for countless reasons--it's too slanted, we don't have red, this design is too complicated, this will make the cake weak--and we didn't even ask for any changes from the pictures they showed us! I should have left at that point, but we stayed until we found a cake they could make. Joyce took my order and she was very abrupt and demanding. We listened to her anyway and gave her the deposit. 3 days before my wedding she called and said they lost the picture of the cake. There was no apology or anything. She simply stated that I had to go back to the bakery asap, while she was working, 2pm to 8pm that same day or the next day at the latest! I went to the bakery the next day, even though I was extremely busy with all the last minute errands, and still no apology. She simply stated in Chinese that "shit happens and tough luck." When I finally got the courage to tell her that she was and has been extremely rude and did not even apologize for her mistake, she gave me a forced apology. I ended up leaving and getting a cake at a different bakery instead. #1 Their cake is not the best out there, we found a different bakery to make a delicious cake 2 days before the wedding #2 Their service, especially Joyce's, was definitely the worse I've seen #3 They raised their prices #4 They are not true to anything they show you
Services used: Wedding Cake

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Photo Booth Los Angeles
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I would like to give Bo Astrup and Photo Booth Los Angeles the highest review possible. In fact, 5 out of 5 stars is not even enough to express my gratitude. I was looking for a photo booth for my wedding and booked Photo Booth Los Angeles because of the nice review I read. I got the idea of a photo booth from my friend's wedding and initially tried to book with the same company. However, that company got a lot more business the next year and were less able to accommodate my requests. After my wedding, I was able to compare Bo's photo booths to the others I have seen and I realized that Bo was able to provide a service unmatched by anyone else in the area. At first, Bo thought he would send someone else to my wedding, but ended up coming himself. He assured me that if he had to send someone else, it would be someone he trusted, someone who could provide quality service as he would if he came. My family and bridal party later told me about how helpful he was to everyone. He got there early and went ahead to help us with decorations and anything else (carrying/moving things, placing center pieces, later helping people get into position for their silly poses inside the booth, etc). As the night went on, my guest would come up to me at various times to tell me the photo booth was a wonderful idea. People used it all night and loved it! This was better than any party favor. I almost wished we had 2 photo booths so people would not have to wait in line! The difference with Photo Booth Los Angeles: - someone is there the entire time to make sure there is enough paper, ink, and that there are not any problems with the machine (not all Photo Booths make sure of this! in fact, there are places that drop off the booth at a certain time and come back to pick it up when your event is over) **the added bonus: since there was a person there, he printed extra copies for us when we had groups of 8 people in the booth so we would all have a copy** - Bo was very professional and kind to everyone - he uses real photo paper! he does not try to cut his own cost by using paper that won't last - he goes above and beyond what is expected of any vendors...helping with things completely unrelated to the service he was paid to provide - he is always so sweet and does everything he could to ensure you and your guests have a memorable night Thank you again Bo for everything! You have my highest recommendations.
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services