Hi All! So just like
all of you I depended on Vendor Reviews here on TK in planning my wedding! So to pay it forward here are my reviews for
my July 23rd, 2013 wedding at The Currituck Club.
Renee Landry: AMAZING! I had met with a few other people before her
and although she was the same price or more expensive than the others she was
worth every penny I spent on her. I
loved our bouquets (especially my own – I wish I had planned to freeze dry it
or something b/c I was seriously obsessed with it) and the bouts for the
guys. She also did our “ceremony arch”
(it was really two trees that she decorated), the ceiling in the veranda at the
TCC, and the staircase in the foyer when you enter the TCC. I loved everything she did. She was also super easy to work with and every
time I threw out an idea to her she never made me feel stupid. I honestly trusted her enough where there
were so many times I told her to just go with what she thought was best b/c I
just felt like she knew what I wanted and would come through – which she
did! Again, LOVED her and I almost wish
I could get married again just so I could use her.
Bombshells: I loved my own
hair/makeup. The makeup on the bridesmaids
that decided to do it looked great and overall everyone’s hair looked
good. My sister hated her hair and told
the girl but there wasn’t much they could do to fix it since we were running
out of time. My only complaint would be
is that they knew exactly how many girls were getting their hair/makeup done
and they told me what time they should come and we ended up being over an hour
late. This was only upsetting to me b/c
I basically lost 45 minutes of my reception later since there is a noise ordinance
in Corolla and it had to be done at 11 PM (this is even with my buffer time I
had put in!). I had a lot of people
getting hair done so for anyone using them in the future just make sure you
have them come earlier than they even recommend. I would probably use them again but would
definitely tell them to come earlier.
Caroline Cupcakery: I LOVED our
cake/cupcakes and how it looked/tasted.
Kyndall was super easy to work with and was very responsive. I would totally use them again.
Sandy Beach Tours & OBX Trolley: I can only really comment on Sandy
Beach Tours as I only ended up riding on the bus but let me tell you, the
shocks on the bus need to be replaced immediately. We went from Nags Head to Corolla and by the
time I got there everyone wanted to throw up.
It was seriously the bumpiest ride ever!
Besides that – they were on time and very responsive so hopefully they
update their vehicle! In regards to the
trolley, everyone loved it! They were
also on time and very responsive!
Genevieve & Chad Stewart (Moving Art Productions): LOVE LOVE LOVE them! We just got our pictures back today and they
are seriously amazing. We had also done
an engagement session with them too so it was nice to get to know them before
we used them. They were easy to work
with, and totally responsive when I emailed them. The day of the wedding they kept us on track
and helped me to not get stressed. They
were totally professional and did a great job.
I highly recommend them and I attached a link to their blog of our
DJ – John Harper: John
Harper did a great job. We had met him
once before and we felt really comfortable with him. He was also very responsive when we had
questions. He definitely got the party
started and I never wanted the night to end!
Damn noise ordinance!
Favors – OBX Popcorn
Shoppe: So here is a somewhat sad story – our favors did not show up for
our wedding. Lindsey was my most responsive vendor so when
I found out at the end of the night that the favors did not show up I literally
almost had a heart attack. I am not
kidding when I tell you she was the most responsive and even ordered my wedding
colors in food coloring so she could match them. I went to the popcorn shop the next day and
she was shocked to see me – she thought my wedding was that day. Obviously there was a mix-up with the date
but honestly she was horrified and felt terrible. She was ready to cry and I felt bad for
her. She gave me a full refund back and
gave me all the favors with some extra bags.
I was able to give them out to the guests that were still there. On a bright note they did look amazing and
everyone LOVED the popcorn. It truly is
amazing and I only write this to tell you that if you do use them just triple
check with them on the date! She was
great to work with and I wouldn’t want people to not use them and they were
very reasonably priced!
Officiant – Dr. Dave
Keller: Dave Keller was seriously
amazing. He was the calming force during
our ceremony and rehearsal dinner. The
first time we met him at the wedding show in 2012 my FI and I both instantly
clicked with him. We had met up with him
during another trip and we got to know each other more. Him marrying us felt like an old friend
marrying us. He did a great job and kept
us both calm and excited during the ceremony.
He was also super responsive during the whole planning process. I highly recommend him!!!
The Currituck Club: Let me just say I am so happy that we went with
TCC. Ashley was really great to work
with and was very responsive. Seriously
I must have emailed her 100 times and she always responded and didn’t make me
feel like a crazy person. They set up
everything just as I wanted it and did a great job. The food was also really good and let me tell
you people are still talking about the crap dip from the cocktail hour. I loved the crab dip so much they had to box
some up for me during our food tasting.
We also had some guests that were gluten and they were able to make them
gluten free crab cakes, which they were grateful for! Getting married on site-sound front was the
best decision we ever made. It made it
easy on the guests to just go to one place and it was seriously gorgeous. They helped keep me calm and made sure
everything ran smoothly that night. I
highly recommend TCC and feel free to email me and ask me any questions!
Rental – Ocean Atlantic
Rentals: We rented a cooling unit for the veranda, which didn’t really do
anything. However, they were responsive
and did a good job in setting it up/dropping it off.
Accommodations – Take
it to the Limit (Village Realty): The house was amazing! We had a great week there with all of our
family and friends and the people at Village Realty were extremely helpful and
responsive when called. I would
definitely use Village Realty again when renting a house in the OBX!
Tuxedos – Black Tie
Affair: My husband mainly dealt with them and they seemed fine. Luckily we were able to have the guys stop by
there a few days before the weddings because some of the suits did not fit
right and she had to get a few different jackets and pants. There are not too many options down there but
the woman that works there is super nice and would recommend them.
Nail Salon – Klassy
Nails: They did a good job and the price was right. Granted we had to explain how to properly do
a French manicure but besides that I loved my nails and the shellac lasted for
about three weeks. Oh and they let us
bring alcohol in while we were getting our nails done! J
Rehearsal Dinner –
Pamlico Jack’s: The food was great
and you cannot beat the view there. I
LOVED having our rehearsal dinner there and everyone was so welcoming
there. The guests also hung out on the
deck after the dinner for awhile just listening to the music. I did not deal with them directly but my
husband’s mom didn’t seem to have a lot of trouble and were able to accommodate
all of her requests that she made! OH and per our request they were able to
bring in the sweet potato biscuits from their sister restaurant Kelly’s! Highly recommend them and would definitely do
it there all over again!
Thank you to all who has posted! TK was definitely a huge resource for me and I hope I was able to help in some way! Sorry for the lengthy review!