Hey there - I live in Seattle, but my wedding was at Lake Tahoe. You can see my photos at www.jennygg.com
- we are Sarah and Josh. Thanks! Venue: Simpletahoeweddings.com - C I went through Simpletahoeweddings.com which was an all inclusive wedding package. The package offered officiant, flowers, waterfront location and a marriage certificate. For the most part, the wedding package was great except for the officiant. The minister didn't offer a rehearsal, so people didn't know where to stand or have any direction. The minister also was unprepared and frequently stumbled while reading my vows. The flowers were beautiful, although I noticed that some of the ribbon didn't match - baby blue ribbon was used rather than aqua blue. The wedding location was amazing and the weather was gorgeous. I just wouldn't recommend using the officiant that I chose. Photographer: Jenny GG - A+ Our photographs were extremely important to us. My venue offered photography as part of their package, but the first vendor I booked was Jenny. Jenny is my friend, but I would've wanted her regardless. When FI (DH) met her, he was totally impressed with her professionalism, listening skills, follow-through and talent. She actually listened to us and cared about what we wanted. Jenny has great ideas for photos and one of my guests commented on her 'exceptional professionalism' - totally true. She caught all of the emotions and special moments perfectly. We got our photos back extremely fast - almost 900! Love her! Clothing for FI - J.Crew - A- We ordered my FI's suit at J.Crew and initially there was an issue with the jacket and pants not matching. We ordered a new suit, and were impressed with J.Crew's customer service--they gave us the unmatching suit for free and gave us a 30% discount for the second suit. Clothing for Bride - figure8maternity.com - A+ I'm 5 months pregnant, and it was very important for me to look beautful on my wedding day and to find a gown that would work with my growing belly. I was so impressed with my white gown considering I purchased it sight unseen. It was gorgeous and affordable. The dress shipped out immediately and the customer service department was very helpful. Clothing - Bridesmaid Dresses - Alfred Angelo - B My bridesmaid dresses were from Alfred Angelo. The dresses were pretty, but there were limited sizes to try on in the store. For example, there was a size 0 and a size 18, 22, and 24 to try on and they used clothes hangers to estimate the dress sizes, so it was difficult to visualize the correct size. I paid extra money to have the dresses expedited, but it still took 2 months for them to arrive. When I picked up the dresses they were ridiculously wrinkled, so I asked if they could steam them for me at the store. Unfortunately, the Alfred Angelo store did not offer steam service, so I had to take it to my local drycleaners. Jewelry: Tiffany and Co - A+ I got my bridesmaid presents for $100 dollars a piece and they didn't even charge me for shipping. Cake: Flourgirlweddings.com - A I paid $400.00 for the cake. It wasn't pretty as fondant, but it tasted great. Reception Dinner: Riva Grill - A+ The food was amazing, drinks were great and the service was very responsive. The view and ambience were awesome.