Hi Ladies! We just got back from our honeymoon on Sunday so I wanted to return to the board to post reviews of the vendors we worked with in hopes that it will help out some of you ladies.
Saxman Slim - He was the hit of the reception! One of his colleagues did our ceremony music as well and was incredibly helpful and talented. Saxman Slim himself played at/DJ'd our reception and did a fantastic job. The older people at our wedding raved about his live sax music during dinner/cocktail hour, and he did a great job DJ'ing the dancing portion of the evening and playing music that those who were dancing enjoyed. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
A Blooming Place - Jackie did a fantastic job with our flowers. She came a half hour early to pin corsages on family members and to pin the flowers for the guys, and waited with us girls until I was down the aisle in case anything went wrong with the flowers. She even fixed my train before I walked down the aisle. We got a great deal for what we paid. My only complaint was that we didn't get our toss bouquet, but I think that this was more a communication error on our part than on hers because we forgot to confirm that we needed one despite not doing the bouquet toss. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who hasn't yet picked a florist.
CR Fotography - I am beyond amazed with them. Bob came to our rehearsal the night before which was helpful in planning out ideas for where in the church we wanted to take pictures. Having the 2 photographers for the full day was great, and I came back from the honeymoon to all our pictures already being up in their online gallery, and I'll have the CD of them this Wednesday. The pictures came out great and I am so thankful for their quick turn around. Definitely a great value with what we paid.
Millennium Hotel - I cannot say enough great things about them. Michael the catering manager was simply fantastic to work with throughout the planning process. Their banquet manager the night of was incredibly helpful and did a great job in making sure things went smoothly. Everything was set up just as we had asked, and the food was great. We were hesitant about using the courtyard at first due to the pool being open during the reception, but we didn't even notice that it was. Great service/food for the price.
Butterwood - Because of being with the Millennium we got our cake from Butterwood as part of the package since that is the baker they work with. Everyone gave great compliments about the cake and it was delicious and looked great. We got 2 different flavors (alternating tiers).
Glam On Location - I can't say enough about what a fantastic person Heather is. She did an absolutely wonderful job at my hair/makeup trial. She was in a bad car accident on the way to do my hair the morning of the wedding and as a result never made it. Not only did she have her mother contact me from the hospital to explain what happened but also offered to refund my deposit. She is incredibly talented and professional - I would book her again if I had to do the wedding all over again.
Hope this is helpful info!