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Huntington, WV Vendors

Hey everyone! I'm getting married Oct 16, 2010 and starting to book my vendors.. Right now I'm looking for a florist, DJ, and photographer.I've looked around a lot online and have met with a couple photographers, but I wanted some opinions from people who have actually used them. Has anyone used Makin Musik DJ from Kenova? Or have any other recommendations that don't charge over $500-$600? Any photographers? (I've met with ALN photography and Kathy Morgan) And I'd like to go with a less mainstream florist (so not Archer's or Spurlock's) Thanks everyone!! :)

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  • edited December 2011
    I'm using Parkins Photography, she lives in Scott Depot but she might be willing to go to Huntington. Her website is www.parkinsphotography.com. You could always email her and ask =)
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  • sassifras626sassifras626 member
    edited December 2011
    If you are having an outdoor wedding, Emily Porter does beautiful work. She is in Charleston, but does travel. http://emilyporterphotography.com/ Her blog is nice, too. http://blog.emilyporterphoto.com/
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  • edited December 2011
    ohhhh Emily Porter has beautiful photos!! But, sadly, I don't think I can afford her.. :-/
  • edited December 2011
    ALN Photography is doing our photos. She was wonderful when we met her. We are also using CK Florist in Kenova. Just remember, less mainstream can mean more $$. Their estimate was quite pricey, but the girl there is also a wedding planner and can do just about anything you need, not just flowers.
  • savvyk03savvyk03 member
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    edited December 2011
    Mark Webb and Tonya Rayburn-Dolin are both great. They also have very reasonable prices.Mark Webb- 304-633-6932http://www.flickr.com/photos/markwebbphotoTonya Rayburn-Dolin- [email protected]http://www.myspace.com/tonya.artist
  • edited December 2011
    we're getting married Oct 2, 2010 and are on a tight budget. these are the vendors we are using: Photographer: Howie McCormick DJ: Brandon Woolum - he's a DJ for x106.3 and is really reasonable! Florist: Probably Spurlocks in Huntington, we've always used them for anything we needed before. Beautiful arrangements!
  • lyssaloolyssaloo member
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    edited December 2011
    we're using lisa muncy as our photographer- check her out, luckyacephoto.com. she's from wayne, but her studio is in huntington. her prices aren't "cheap"... but i consider them very reasonable for the AMAZING work she does! a friend of mine recommended her, and after i looked at her stuff... i knew she had to be our photographer. she doesn't photoshop the heck out of the pictures. they are clean, simple photos. LOVE THEM. we had our engagment pictures done by her this past thursday (10/29/09)... and i can not wait to see the proofs.
  • WVUITGradWVUITGrad member
    edited December 2011
    www.amagicaldj.com is another affordable dj rec
  • edited December 2011
    I've heard good things about I Do Photography.Their web site is www.idowvphoto.comGood Luck
  • edited December 2011
    DJ Thunder and Brandon Woolum are both GREAT DJ's just kida depends on your price range.  If your looking to book a band there is a company called MPE that can book Live Music options.  PJ's Florist is really good and not really Main stream
  • edited December 2011
    Hey,  I'm Jenni from C-K Florist in Kenova. 
    Check out my portfolio on Facebook.  Search....C-K Florist.
    I would love to meet with you! All consultations and quotes are free and  I work will all budgets.  I also offer a 20% discount on Carlson Craft Invitations with all wedding bookings.


    Hope to Hear From You Soon!!!!  Congratulations!

  • jesjan62jesjan62 member
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    edited December 2011
    This photographer is local and afordable.   www.janeyvonne.com
  • emact18emact18 member
    edited December 2011
    I am using C-K Florist...Jenni does really good work and she had the best price around...

    For Photography...I am going with Lisa Muncy with Lucky Ace..she is a little pricy but her work looks really good...I also like Cassie Edmonds with Kate Fisher...you cant go wrong
  • edited December 2011
    I used Trey Barker Photography and was 100% satisfied. 
  • edited December 2011
    I need help trying to find somebody to do my cake. My wedding is on October 9th,2010. Does anybody know anybody?
  • bigchasmillerbigchasmiller member
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    edited December 2011

    Hey all! I'm a party planner (weddings, events, other)

    here are the two photographers  I suggest when it comes to...  If at all possible, having two photographers allows for you to get great shots from multiple angles.  Just something to consider.  And, different photographers have different styles.  But, not everyone can afford two photographers.  You can ask about understudies or even check local schools for student photographers for reasonable rates.  :)


    Heather Smith - her website is

    Amber Hope - her website is

    They are reasonably priced & do fantastic work.  &, if considering two photographers, they would work well together.  Their preferred medium is natural light, but they do other work beautifully as well.

    As for DJ's...

    DJ Thunder does fantastic work.  & has different packages for everyone.

     Just tell any of these that Chas sent ya!

    Good luck! And it's YOUR day! Remember, it's all about your vision!


  • ksim841ksim841 member
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    edited December 2011
    Has anyone used DiscJockeysNow?
  • txweslawyertxweslawyer member
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    edited December 2011
    I have not used them, but I have been to a wedding where the bride and groom did use discjockeysnow.com.  It was terrible.  The actual disc jockey that was assigned to the wedding did not show up and got a substitute to perform.  His sound system consisted of an ipod and ipod speakers.  He did not have the proper music that was supposed to be played, either.  To discjockeysnow.com's credit, the owner, Michael (last name unknown) did refund the amount paid and an extra $100 to the bride and groom, but is threatening to sue them because of the negative reviews that were posted, even though all of the reviews are factually true.  I definitely would not used them when my daughter gets married, but I'm sure that the have done a good job for many weddings.
  • Hi Knotties,
       I used discjockeysnow for my wedding. It was in October on 10/20/2012 (almost married for 2 months now and things are pretty awesome so far) and we had a great time. We really liked all the musical selections. The DJ was super nice and kinda hot. My maid of honor kinda hit on him lol but he was already married. I will get that girl a husband some day. She is so cool but has had bad luck with guys, just like me til I met my new husband Kenny and now we're so happy. We would reccommend discjockeysnow to anybody looking for a good DJ without a lot of money to spend. Thanks.
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