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Introduce yourself

I've noticed a lot of new names lately and thought it would be a good time for everyone to introduce themselves.  This board is full of great ladies with really good recommendations.  So don't be shy and tell us a little something about you and your FI.

Name of you and your FI/DH:

Date:

Location:

Colors/Theme:

One detail you're most excited to see:

What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend:
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Re: Introduce yourself

  • jagore08jagore08 member
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    edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Janeen and Wes

    Date: May 24, 2009

    Location: Sweetwater Branch Inn (Gainesville, FL)

    Colors/Theme: Pink and green

    One detail you're most excited to see: I couldn't wait to see my flowers.  I really didn't have much input.  I just told my florist my budget and what my favorite flowers were and she made it happen.

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: Since I was married in FL, I don't have many LA recs but I highly recommend Reene as a seamstress.  She's amazing and very reasonably priced.

    Also, if you're looking at purchasing a dress online, I recommend Jay's Bridal.  They are located in the town I was married in but I ordered online and saved a couple hundred dollars.  I had free shipping, no tax, and also received a free veil.
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  • ktrntrryktrntrry member
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    edited December 2011
    Hello!!
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Katrina and Chris

    Date: 8/12/2011

    Location: Calamigos Equestrian

    Colors/Theme: Yellow and Gray

    One detail you're most excited to see: The flowers at the ceremony and my FI waiting for me.

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend:I need a good dress maker. I wanted to get the Maggie Sottero Karena Royale gown, but I went to my grandmother's house and she had a this beautiful ivory lace. Her friend gave her bundle of lace, I want to use it to make my dress instead of buying.

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  • edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Michelle and Warren

    Date: 5/23/09

    Location: The Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara

    Colors/Theme: white, black, chartreuse and turquoise

    One detail you're most excited to see: My birdcage veil and flower hair piece.

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: My vendors were mostly from Santa Barbara (if you need recs for that area, check my planning bio or contact me.)
    Recommended vendors in the LA area-

    PHOTOGRAPHER- (I didn't use him for wedding pics because he was a guest in the wedding, but he's taken pics for our family and my baby)- Kenny Selko.  selkophotography.com  He is great and reasonably priced. 

    HAIR AND MAKEUP- Keyonna Tillman from Capella Salon in Studio City (she traveled to my wedding in SB) I couldn't be happier with her!  She cuts and colors my hair too.


    CATERING- GourMel Catering and Event Planning
    I've been to several events and parties that Mel has catered for.  I'm not sure of her prices, but the food is amazing and Mel is so nice!

    http://gourmeltogo.com/

    I'm not on this board as often anymore becausemy 3 month old keeps me pretty busy, but I do check in once in a while and can be reached at mcbuonopane at gmail dot com.  Hope this info helps someone! Smile
  • edited December 2011

    Name of you and your FI/DH: Meredith and Oliver

    Date: October 10, 2010

    Location: Ramsey's at the Club, Toluca Lake (near Warner Bros), ceremony is at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills

    Colors/Theme: Fallish... stuff. Red, brown, orange

    One detail you're most excited to see: I'm most excited for how our off-site pictures will turn out! I also can't wait to see the flowers and the rolls royce limo. Also getting my envelopes back from my calligrapher next week. Can't wait!

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I LOVE my photographer, Kristine Ambrose. She does a lot of weddings, but also a lot of fine art photographer, band shoots and charity work. I really like vendors that aren't exclusively weddings, but still have a lot of wedding experience. I definitely trust them! Kristine has been really good about meeting with us and planning things. She was very excited about our vision. And her photographer is very original and beautiful.

    Other than that, I'm still in the market for flowers (but pretty sure I have good leads), and hair and makeup.
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  • Vans18Vans18 member
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    edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Vanessa and Erick
    Date: January 30th, 2010

    Location: The Castaway in Burbank, CA

    Colors/Theme: Red and Silver/Dark Gray

    One detail you're most excited to see: I was so excited to see my flowers, and they were exactly what I had in mind. loved them!!

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I highly recommend my florist "City of Commerce Flowers" they were great to work with and budget friendly. They make beautiful centerpieces and will make your wedding look fabulous!

    Welcome all you newbies!
  • edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Michele and Marvin (m&m)

    Date: 8/7/11

    Location: Cabrillo Marina Plaza in San Pedro

    Colors/Theme: Dark Purple, lavender, and ivory!

    One detail you're most excited to see: I don't know if it is a detail but I can't wait to see his face as I walk down the aisle.

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I need help with florists and DJ's still.
  • edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Dawn and Kelvin

    Date: June 5, 2010

    Location: Westridge Golf Club

    Colors/Theme: Damask / Chocolate Brown and Olive Green

    One detail you're most excited to see: Our reception room - I wanted to see if my vision was going to come to light (and it DID)

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: At first I was really ify about my photographer - but in the end he kicked A$$ and I'm soooo happy we had him - he worked his butt off for us and it shows in our pictures. 
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  • DodgersBrideDodgersBride member
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    edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Stacy and Alfonso

    Date: June 16, 2012

    Location: Dodger Stadium but we are now discussing DW

    Colors/Theme: Baseball for theme and black and white for colors

    One detail you're most excited to see: I would say the venue which ever it maybe

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I haven't started planning yet. I have about 2 years to go. I have seen a lot of the recs other knotties have given and looked into them already.
  • edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Anneliese and Roddy

    Date: Nov 1, 2011

    Location: Undecided

    Colors/Theme: Blue and Black

    One detail you're most excited to see: The ceremony site

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend:Photographer and seamstress for alterations.
  • edited December 2011
    Nice to meet you ladies!! Here is my 411:

    Name of you and your FI/DH: Ana & David

    Date: 8/21/10 (YAY! less than 2 months away! )

    Location: Ceremony at our Local Church
                    Reception at Clarke Estate in Santa Fe Springs

    Colors/Theme: Brown with Olive Green and white hints!

    One detail you're most excited to see: The FI all dressed up and how the venue will look
    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I would recommend Christina Molina for coordinating services and for paper goodies. She is our DOC and is making our invites, programs and favor tags. Her paper work has come out  gorgeous and she is great at helping with any planning things.
  • edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Jenae and Matt
    Date: 8.29.08
    Location: The Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, Santa Barbara

    Colors/Theme: Chocolate brown, Pink and Orange

    One detail you're most excited to see: Our flowers.  Our florist did an amazing job at bringing to life the vision that I had. 

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I'd recommend all of my vendors (except two of them) to other brides. 

    FLORIST - Juniper Designs, CAKE - Montecito Confections, VIDEOGRAPHER - Lola Video, PHOTOGRAPHER - Jessica Lewis, INVITATIONS, PAPER ACCESSORIES and CANDY BUFFET - Matinae Design Studio, ATTIRE - Jeana J's Bridal and Proms and the Bakersfield Suit Outlet both located in Bakersfield, CA.

    I did use two LA vendors for my Trash the Dress session and I would HIGHLY recommend both of them!  PHOTOGRAPHER - Hazelnut Photography and MAKE-UP - Moira Taylor.

    I don't actually post a lot here any more but I do check the board about every day or so to try and help any SB brides.  You can also feel free to e-mail me at [email protected]  Good luck to all of you who are planning! Laughing

  • LadyOhhLadyOhh member
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    edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Heather and Joel

    Date: 5/26/2012

    Location: Santa Barbara Zoo

    Colors/Theme: Red and Gold/Yellow

    One detail you're most excited to see: I am just looking forward to seeing everything come together!

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I need any suggestions for Santa Barbara Bakers, photographers, and DJ's.
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  • spiderwebsspiderwebs member
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    edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Liz and Chris

    Date: October 23, 2010

    Location: Lindley-Scott House

    Colors/Theme: Undecided! (I know, I'm cutting it close, but I tend to work better under pressure)

    One detail you're most excited to see: My fiance's reaction to me in my dress :)

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I just started scoping out florists, so any florist recs would be appreciated! I will definately look into all that have posted so far :)
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  • edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Jennifer & David

    Date: September 25, 2010

    Location: The Odyssey in Granada Hills

    Colors/Theme: Black and Burgundy

    One detail you're most excited to see: To be honest, just the whole damn thing...how our version of Alice in Wonderland turns out...my dress...the flowers...just everything I'm sooooo excited!!!!!

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend:
    Nataly Lemus- PHOTOGRAPHER she has been freakin' awesome to work with and I truly lover her work!
    Christina Molina DOC- she has been GREAT to communicate with answer all my questions in a timely manner!  

    Happy Planning Ladies!!!!

  • TysWife2BeTysWife2Be member
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    edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Kanieka & Tyrone

    Date: Summer 2011

    Location: TBD

    Colors/Theme: Going for "bright, summer" colors...

    One detail you're most excited to see: I want to see how everything is going to come together PERIOD!!! I know that I will be putting in a lot of work and I will be doing a lot of DIY.

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: My photographer, Emily Engle...I have dealt with her on several occasions and she is AMAZING...
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  • monet7383monet7383 member
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    edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Nicole & Stephen

    Date: 09/10/11

    Location: Palos Verdesl Golf Course

    Colors/Theme: Lavendar & Orange

    One detail you're most excited to see: My dress and the flowers

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I'm starting to research florists and photographers. So any recs will be appreciated
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_california-los-angeles_introduce-yourself?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:68Discussion:3ebf7865-57c5-4330-9c9a-49115d5b9467Post:cb830262-68db-422e-97cd-8c86caa1ca8e">Introduce yourself</a>:
    [QUOTE]I've noticed a lot of new names lately and thought it would be a good time for everyone to introduce themselves.  This board is full of great ladies with really good recommendations.  So don't be shy and tell us a little something about you and your FI. Name of you and your FI/DH: Date: Location: Colors/Theme: One detail you're most excited to see: What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend:
    Posted by jagore08[/QUOTE]

    <div>Names:  Tony & Randi</div><div>Date/Location:  March 13, 2010 @ City Club on Bunker Hill, Los Angeles</div><div>Colors/Theme:  Black and White w/ a hint of red - theme...um....offbeat?  Airline theme for ceremony, London theme for cake</div><div>Detail I was most excited to see:  we personally wrote our ceremony which was hilarious and so well-received.  People are still talking about it.</div><div>Of my vendors I'd recommend my makeup artist, hair stylist and florist.  Would not recommend my photographer.  Video guy was great but very expensive and nearly 4 months later, i still have no video.  Would not recommend my DJ.  Would not recommend my DOC - she was GREAT for me, but that's because she's a close friend.  I'd definitely recommend having one!  Would recommend our officiant.  Would recommend our location.  Would recommend our honeymoon.</div>
  • edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Michelle and Bill

    Date: 7/19/09 - we're nearing our first anniversary!

    Location:  Westlake Village Inn

    Colors/Theme: fuschia, light pink, light green

    One detail you're most excited to see:  Since I DIY all of my flowers, I was excited to see my vision become a reality.  I was also excited to see my parents having such a good time!

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I loved my baker, Skiff's Cakes.  Our cake was gorgeous!  

    I also make one more recommendation:  Wait at least a day between your wedding and the honeymoon.  It was nice to have a day to unwind and pack before we left for paradise!
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  • edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Allison and Christopher

    Date: November 19, 2010

    Location: Twin Oaks House and Gardens, San Marcos, CA

    Colors/Theme: Blue, White and Green

    One detail you're most excited to see: Our e-picts.  We are taking them on July 17th.  Can.not.wait!

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: My photographer iaiphotography.com
  • edited December 2011
    I'm a little late on this....so much wedding stuff to do this week!

    Name of you and your FI/DH: Cristina & Alec

    Date: 7/9/10- less than 2 weeks away!!

    Location: The Athenaeum, Pasadena

    Colors/Theme: Deep blue, cream, brown. Theme is chemistry/science (FI is a chemist and the wedding is at Caltech)...test tube escort cards, beakers and flasks for vases, periodic table elements for our table numbers, vintage chemistry textbooks...that kind of thing!

    One detail you're most excited to see: How all of our chemistry elements come together! And all of our friends and family in one place.

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I don't ned any more recs, since I am so close! And I can't rec all of them yet, since I haven't seen their work. But I can rec a few, so hopefully this helps some people out:

    - My photographer, Hazlenut Photography- she did my boudoir pics and they are fabulous, and she has been so easy to work with.
    - My DOC Paola at Just Chic Events has been a lifesaver- her timeline is so detailed and incredible, and she has kept on top of everything. I know she will be wonderful on the day of.
    - My hair/ MUA-  Leah of Long Lasting Impressions- I had my hair and MU trial  and LOVED how she did both, so I would recommend her, even though she hasn't done my actual wedding day yet.
    - My calligrapher, Calligraphy Katrina. My envelopes looked fabulous and I got SO many comments about them. She has such a quick turnover time, and zero mistakes!
    - My graphic artist who designed all my paper products, invitations, etc- Melody at emDOTzee Designs. I LOVE everything. She isn't local but does everything via email (sends proofs, etc). Prices are very reasonable.
    - Reene for alterations- just got my dress back, and it's perfect, and it cost only around $100.

  • edited December 2011
    Name of you and your FI/DH: Stephanie and Seth

    Date: 6/28/09

    Location: Four Seasons Westlake Village

    Colors/Theme: dark purple and gold

    One detail you're most excited to see: the flowers and photos

    What vendor rec do you need/ who would you recommend: I'd totally recommend Commerce Flowers. The flowers we so beautiful and look great in the pictures. So very happy with how they turned out.
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