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Everyone's Vendors

Hi Knotties,

Since we have so many new knotties and lots of posts asking for recommendations on vendors  I thought we could do another post where everyone wrote down the vendors they are using to help the new knotties out.

Ceremony Site-
Reception Site-
DJ or Band-
Wedding Planner-
Wedding Dress-
Wedding Shoes-
Make Up Artist-
Hair Stylist-

Anymore you can think of please post.

Re: Everyone's Vendors

  • edited December 2011
    I will do mine first. Since it is my post.

    Ceremony Site-The Hillsboro Club
    Reception Site-The Hillsboro Club
    Florist-J Morgan
    Photographer-Chelsey Boatwright
    DJ or Band-MB Entertainment
    Officiante-Rabbi Richard Polier
    Wedding Planner-Not using one
    Lighting-Not using one
    Linens-Over the Top
    Cakes-Sugar Chef
    Invitations-It's My Party
    Wedding Dress-Belissma Bride
    Tux's-Men's Warehouse
    Wedding Shoes-Haven't found any
    Jewelry-My grandmother's earrings
    Make Up Artist-Haven't found one yet
    Hair Stylist-Hair by Tonya
    Honeymoon-Not decided
  • FutureMrsFezzFutureMrsFezz member
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    edited December 2011

    Ceremony Site- Ocean Sky Resort http://www.oceanskyresort.com/
    Reception Site- Ocean Sky Reosrt
    Florist-  Petals Panache http://www.petalspanache.com/
    Photographer-  Kallima Photography http://kallimaphotography.com/
    DJ or Band-  Liquid DJs (Shannon) http://www.liquiddjs.com/
    Officiate-  Pastor Allan (DON'T USE)
    Wedding Planner- 
    Sug-art http://realpages.com/sites/sugart/
    Lighting-  Liquid DJs
    Wedding Dress-  David's Bridal -Sunrise
    Tux's-  Men's Wearhouse -Boynton
    Wedding Shoes-  http://www.heels.com/
    Jewelry-  http://bananarepublic.gap.com/
    Make Up Artist-  Family member
    Hair Stylist-  Family member
    Rings-  Zales & Blue Nile
    Honeymoon-  Park City, UT
    ADD VIDEO- Family member
    Photobooth- http://fotos-r-fun.com/
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  • edited December 2011
    These are mine so far.

    Ceremony Site- Seagate Beach Club Delray
    Reception Site- Seagate Beach Club Delray
    Florist- Natinel flower designs
    Photographer- Cassidy Thompson Photography
    DJ or Band- Vision DJ's
    Wedding Planner-
    Cake- Couture Cakes
    Wedding Dress- Mariolka's Bridal Boynton
    Wedding Shoes-
    Make Up Artist- Jenny Bowen
    Hair Stylist- Jenny Bowen
    Honeymoon- Paris and then the French Alps to Snowboard
    Videographer - MXI Studios
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  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site-  Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
    Reception Site- Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
    Florist-  Natinel Floral Design
    Photographer- Lara Rios Photography
    DJ or Band- Liquid DJs
    Officiant-  a friend of ours
    Wedding Planner- Classic Affairs
    Cake- Susie's Scrumptious Sweets
    Lighting- Liquid DJs
    Linens- efavormart.com for table linen, Brelex for napkins, chiavari chairs and palm trees
    Invitations-  DIY, paper from capaper.com
    Wedding Dress- Priscilla of Boston, bought on preownedweddingdresses.com
    Tux's-  Men's Wearhouse
    Wedding Shoes- Badgley Mischka
    Jewelry- Anna Bellagio, Honora
    Make Up Artist- Makeup by Claudia
    Hair Stylist-
    Rings- Jared
    Honeymoon-  Hawaii/Sonoma for 2 weeks
    Video- MXI Studios

    I am also adding:
    Photobooth: Peekabooth
    Ceremony Music: Paolo Diaz
    Bridesmaids: Alfred Angelo after they didn't order the original dress in time.
  • edited December 2011
    I'm still adding to my list!

    Ceremony Site- Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
    Reception Site- Miami Beach Botanical Gardens
    Florist- ??
    Photographer- Gregory Paul
    DJ or Band- ??
    Officiante- ??
    Wedding Planner- Olga, Events on a Budget
    Cake- ??
    Lighting- ??
    Linens- ??
    Invitations- Making myself with paper from Cardsandpockets.com
    Wedding Dress-
    Tux's-  ??... Prob Bellissima Bridal in Coral Gables
    Wedding Shoes- ??
    Jewelry- ??
    Make Up Artist- ??
    Hair Stylist- ??
    Rings- Montica Jewelers
    Honeymoon- Up in the air right now!

    Man I have a lot to do!
  • edited December 2011
    here's what i have so far:

    Ceremony Site- Plantation Preserve Golf Course and Club
    Reception Site- same ^
    Florist- DIY w/ a friend/co-worked ... eek!
    Photographer- chelsey boatwright
    DJ or Band- Vision DJs
    Officiante- Rev. Mary Ellen Cassini & Cantor Jessica Turnoff Ferrari
    Wedding Planner- me!
    Cake- Edda's Cake Design (inc in package) Grooms cake - one of my bffs/bm is making it
    Lighting- Vision DJs
    Linens- idk, inc in package
    Invitations- minted.com
    Wedding Dress- Victoria's Bridal Coutour (found the dress in their store then ordered from them online - saved $$$)
    Tux's- Men's Warehouse
    Wedding Shoes- Baker's
    Jewelry- Swarovski
    Make Up Artist- My friend, Katie (she works for MAC)
    Hair Stylist- don't know yet
    Rings- Zargon in Davie
    Honeymoon- that's FI's job!! lol - somewhere tropical where we don't have to do anything!!

    good idea to share!

    Video - My Treasure Films
    Photobooth - Don't have a vendor for this yet but i'm looking into Photobooth Social (fingers crossed)
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  • edited December 2011
    Angel, I loooooved New Zealand!! I just had to say that.. Have you ever been?
  • edited December 2011
    Laura:  Never been and that's why we want to go.  We are planning to take a cruise, so we don't have to plan anything, LOL.  I am so tired of planning this wedding.
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site- Boca Renaissance Courtyard
    Reception Site- Boca Renaissance Coral Ballroom
    Florist- Misty Rose
    Photographer- Crystal Fielding
    DJ or Band- Danny from Liquid DJ's
    Officiante- Pastor Alan (Horrible!!!!)
    Wedding Planner- No one...Natalie the day of!
    Cake- We Take The Cake
    Lighting- Party Time DJ's
    Linens- Thru the venue
    Invitations- theamericanwedding.com
    Wedding Dress- Alfred Angelo
    Tux's- Mens Warehouse
    Wedding Shoes- Off Broadway
    Jewelry- Charles Winston from a cruise ship
    Make Up Artist- Make Up By Claudia
    Hair Stylist- Brooke Robinson
    Rings- Mine are from Kay; hes wearing his Dads
    Honeymoon- 8 day carnival cruise to Mexico, Costa Rica, and Panama
  • edited December 2011
    ~~That is perfect! You will not have to plan and get to see alot! We went in their winter and we went skiing! We spent alot of time in Auckland but would have loved to spend more time in Queenstown.. so beautiful!!
  • adclovesadcloves member
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    edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site- Bahia Mar Hotel
    Reception Site- Bahia Mar Hotel
    Florist-Petunia Flowers
    Photographer-Eve Greendale
    DJ or Band-A Friend
    Wedding Planner-Me
    Cake-A Piece of Cake by Elena
    Lighting-Up Lyte
    Linens-Over the Top
    Invitations-Nik’s Naks (based in Baltimore)
    Wedding Dress-J del Olmo
    Tux's- Joseph A. Banks
    Wedding Shoes- Do not have them yet
    Jewelry-Diab Diamonds
    Make Up Artist-Lisa (Can not recall Last Name)
    Hair Stylist- Shear Attitude
    Rings- Diab Diamonds
    Honeymoon-Considering Alaska Cruise or something else in the summer…in grad school
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  • ellone400ellone400 member
    1000 Comments Third Anniversary
    edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site- Boa towers
    Reception Site- Boa towers

    DJ or Band-  Liquid Dj

    Wedding Planner- 
    Lighting-  Liquid DJs
    Invitations- etsy

    Wedding Dress-  pearls place

    Jewelry-  etsy

    Honeymoon-  Bora Bora

    Photobooth- http://fotos-r-fun.co
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site- 1st United Methodist Church of Coral Gables
    Reception Site- Coral Reef Yacht Club
    Florist- Hirini's
    Photographer- Travis Harris Photography
    DJ or Band- Seckond Nature (band)
    Officiante- Pastor at Church & FI's dad
    Wedding Planner- Me
    Cake- Cupcake Nouveau
    Lighting- n/a
    Linens- TBA
    Invitations- theamericanwedding.com
    Wedding Dress- Coral Gables Bridal
    Tux's- TBA
    Wedding Shoes- TBA
    Jewelry- gifts/borrowed
    Make Up Artist- TBA
    Hair Stylist- TBA
    Rings- E-ring from South Miami Jewelers, wed ring- TBA
    Honeymoon- Turkey! (self booked & organized)
    Limos- TBA (need help with this one)

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  • Dee729Dee729 member
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    edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site- Boca Raton Marriott
    Reception Site-  Boca Raton Marriott
    Florist-  Dalsimer
    Photographer- JDN Photography
    DJ or Band-  Shamar Reyes (Elite Entertainment)
    Officiante-  Cantor Debbi Ballard
    Wedding Planner-  Lisette Lauren Events
    Cake-  We Take the Cake
    Lighting-  our florist provided it
    Linens- bought our overlays from efavormart.com (linens came with hotel)
    Invitations-  DeeMBee Designs
    Wedding Dress-  David Tutera
    Tux's-  Men's Warehouse
    Wedding Shoes-  Angela Nuran (www.angelanuran.com)
    Jewelry-  borrowed
    Make Up Artist-  friend from college
    Hair Stylist-  friend from college
    Rings-  Kay Jewelers
    Honeymoon-  ARUBA!
    Photobooth:  Photobooth Social
    Ceremony Music:  Elegant Harp  (booked through my DJ)
    Cocktail Music: Saxophone  (booked through my DJ)
    Bridesmaids:  Davids Bridal
  • edited December 2011
    Can we get this thread stuck to the top? Thanks!
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  • Dee729Dee729 member
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    edited December 2011

    SailSteph - you can also just hit the WATCH button at the top right corner of the thread...it then gets saved to your THREADS I'M WATCHING button.  But I'm sure Lynette will take care of your request also!

  • edited December 2011
    Still deciding on a lot! Here is what I have so far:

    Ceremony Site- National Hotel
    Reception Site- National Hotel
    Florist- TBD looking at Ocean Florist, Petunia and Vivan Colls
    Photographer- 13:13 Photography
    DJ or Band- Liquid DJs
    Officiante- FI is working on a rabbi/cantor
    Wedding Planner- Karla with Stylish Events is my DOC
    Cake- TBD
    Lighting- TBD
    Linens- TBD
    Invitations- TBD
    Wedding Dress- Vera Wang from Boca Raton Bridal
    Tux's- TBD
    Wedding Shoes- TBD
    Jewelry- TBD
    Make Up Artist- Considering Amy Palma
    Hair Stylist- Considering Amy Palma
    Rings- Jeweler in NJ where FI is from
    Honeymoon- somewhere tropical...looking at Aruba or St. Lucia!
  • Dee729Dee729 member
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    edited December 2011

    AuWhitney - we did our honeymoon in Aruba in October....best 10 days of my life! Email me...I'll give you details where we stayed, exercusions, pictures, prices...etc.
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  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site- b'nai torah congregation
    Reception Site- b'nai torah congregation
    Florist- daniel events
    Photographer- creative focus
    DJ or Band- beth and command performance
    Officiante- rabbi baruch plotkin and cantor gary sherman
    Wedding Planner- listette lauren events
    Cake- ana paz
    Lighting- daniel events
    Linens- daniel events
    Invitations- memorable moments
    Wedding Dress- brides of florida
    Tux's- mens warehouse wellington green
    Wedding Shoes- gap/macys
    Jewelry- various stores
    Make Up Artist-pamela garcia
    Hair Stylist- pamela garcia
    Rings- helzberg diamonds/hertz jewlers
    Honeymoon- norweigen Epic
  • twinkle82576twinkle82576 member
    edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site - The Chart House Coconut Grove
    Reception Site - The Chart House Coconut Grove
    Florist - Trying to find one as we speak... the florist will be the death of me!
    Photographer - About 97% sure I'll be going with Browntography... an old friend from HS who started a photography business and is really talented.
    DJ or Band - 
    Officiante - Adalina Barrios... my boss and good friend.
    Wedding Planner -
    Cake - Clara Vindel... a co - worker how makes the most beautiful and delish cakes. This will be a gift from her.
    Lighting - None
    Linens -
    Invitations - DIY Project... paper from PaperandMore.com & CardsandPockets.com
    Wedding Dress - David's Bridal on Miracle Mile
    Tux's -
    Wedding Shoes - Zappo's... Nina Shoes
    Jewelry - Zales
    Make Up Artist - Jenny Chavez... a friend of mine that does amazing professional mu, but is gifting me her talents for the day :)
    Hair Stylist - My mom! She's a professional hair dresser and will of course be doing my hair that day.
    Rings - I'm afraid I don't remember the names of either of the two places we got them from :(
    Honeymoon - TBD
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site- Sky Terrace @ BOA Towers
    Reception Site- Same as above
    Florist- Vivian Colls
    Photographer- Ivan Apfel
    DJ or Band- DJ Mike f(riend of the FI)
    Officiante- Father Ricky Rivera
    Wedding Planner- n/a
    Cake- Ana Paz
    Lighting- Vivian Colls
    Linens- Gables Linen
    Invitations- Etsy seller design: Deidamiah, and the rest is DIY
    Wedding Dress- Victoria Mariseal (custom design)
    Tux's- Mr. Tux
    Wedding Shoes-  Nina Elk in Grape, purchased on 6pm.com
    Jewelry- TBD
    Make Up Artist- Lindsey Friedman, friend that works at bobbi brown
    Hair Stylist- TBD
    Rings- Macy's
    Honeymoon- TBD: so far we think we're going on a celebrity cruise.
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site- Grove Isle
    Reception Site- Grove Isle
    Florist- Ocean Flowers (Guerdy)
    Photographer- David Acuna
    DJ or Band- Shannon from Liquid DJ's
    Officiante- Eddie Rodriguez
    Wedding Planner- Only DOC with Divine Design by Guerdy
    Cake- Elegant Temptations
    Lighting- Liquid DJs
    Linens- ??
    Invitations-Purple box Designs
    Wedding Dress- Brides of Florida
    Tux's- ??
    Wedding Shoes- ??
    Make Up Artist- Makeup by marz
    Hair Stylist- Art of hair by Claudia
    Rings- Place up in delaware where my FI is from
    Honeymoon- Being booked by Moonrings - To the Greek isle -Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, and athens!
  • herculeschloeherculeschloe member
    edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site- St. Juliana Catholic Church
    Reception Site- Benvenuto
    Florist- Doing it myself!
    Photographer- Captured Events- Jennifer S.
    DJ or Band- Diamond DJ
    Officiante- Priest
    Wedding Planner- ME!
    Cake- Family friend- Cakes by Suzelle
    Lighting- None
    Linens- Included with Venue
    Invitations- All ME!
    Wedding Dress- Alfred Angelo
    Tux's- Men's Warehouse
    Wedding Shoes- BCBG- Sparkly and pink
    Jewelry- Kira Designs
    Make Up Artist- Family friend
    Hair Stylist- Family friend
    Rings- Overstock- got some great deals!
    Honeymoon- Sandals Resort in Bahamas

    Please post videographers ladies- I'm stuck on that one. I don't want to spend much and the 2 low priced ones I have found won't return my phone call (which I am thinking is a bad sign...)
  • JPatootieJPatootie member
    Third Anniversary 10 Comments
    edited December 2011
    herculeschloe -I'm getting married at St. Juliana and Benvenuto too!! Awesome!
     And for video-try Reinhardt productions...Marty is excellent!
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  • Dee729Dee729 member
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    edited December 2011
    Video....try MXI Studios...he is based out of Boynton Beach...name is Kenny Austin.  Lots of girls on here are using him.

    Also Persistent Productions (also out of Boynton Beach) name is Brian Lowry
  • edited December 2011
    Okay, all theTBDs on my list gave me a heart attack.

    Ceremony Site- Coral Gables Congrgational
    Reception Site- Rusty Pelican
    Florist- Jorge Nevot
    DJ or Band- Orchestra America
    Officiante- Guillermo Sterling
    Wedding Planner- Carmen Becerra
    Cake- TBD
    Lighting- TBD
    Linens- included at Rusty Pelican
    Invitations- TBD
    Wedding Dress- TBD
    Tux's- TBD
    Wedding Shoes- TBD
    Jewelry- TBD
    Make Up Artist-TBD
    Hair Stylist- TBD
    Rings- Washington Diamond
    Honeymoon- Sailing in Bahamas

    I'm such a spreadsheet whore, I compiled a lot of the vendors I talked to on my blog, you can see my list of churches and all the requirements here: http://twokidsfrommiami.com/miami-wedding-info/miami-churches/
  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site-Hillcrest Golf and Country Club
    Reception Site-Hillcrest Golf and Country Club
    Florist-Creations by Blanca
    DJ or Band-Vision DJs
    Officiante-Rabbi Jonathan Kaplan
    Wedding Planner-
    Cake-Gallery of Cakes
    Lighting-thinking about having Vision DJs do it
    Linens-Over the Top
    Wedding Dress-Brides Against Breast Cancer
    Tux's-looking at the end of the month
    Wedding Shoes-Zappos.com
    Jewelry-still deciding. might use FI's Aunt's pearls
    Make Up Artist-personal friend who does makeup as a side business
    Hair Stylist-my hair stylist that has known the family since I was born
    Rings-FI told me name, don't remember
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  • djoann958djoann958 member
    Ninth Anniversary 100 Comments
    edited December 2011
    My daughter's wedding 2/26/11

    Ceremony Site- Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Miami
    Reception Site-Miami Beach Botanical Garden
    Florist- included with wedding planner- I forget her name
    Photographer- Ivan Apfel
    DJ or Band- DJ
    Officiante-Father Lopez
    Wedding Planner-Melissa from Events on a Budget
    Cake-Sugar Shack
    Lighting-None (daytime wedding- outdoor reception)
    Linens-included (overlays or runners TBD)
    Invitations-Tipperary Square- Campbelltown PA
    Wedding Dress- Patricia South's
    Tux's-Patricia South's
    Wedding Shoes- Badgley Mischka
    Jewelry- Earrings- JC penney, bracelets- ideeli.com
    Make Up Artist- Miriam Behar
    Hair Stylist-Miriam Behar
    Rings-engagement/wedding rings- custom made in Colombia, South America
    Honeymoon-Napa Valley, CA (delayed until summer 2011- my daughter just started a new job)
  • anaroo87anaroo87 member
    edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site-  Parkland Golf & Country Club
    Reception Site-  Parkland Golf & Country Club
    Florist-  TBD
    Photographer- Ivan Apfel
    DJ or Band- Vision DJs
    Officiante-  Rev. V from St Jude Ministries
    Wedding Planner- me, myself & I
    Cake- We Take the Cake (included in venue)
    Lighting- Vision DJs
    Linens- TBD
    Invitations- Myself - Paper from Michaels & pocketfolds/envelopes from Cards&Pockets
    Wedding Dress-  Belissima Bridal
    Tux's- TBD - but probably Mr. Tux b/c FI won 2 free tuxes there
    Wedding Shoes- TBD
    Jewelry- TBD
    Make Up Artist- TBD
    Hair Stylist- TBD
    Rings- TBD but mine probably from Helzberg Diamonds b/c I want to use the same jeweler as my e-ring so I only have to go to one place for inspections lol
    Honeymoon- TBD, we're thinking Costa Rica
    Video- MXI Studios
    Ceremony Music- TBD, working with Gyorgi from Master Musicians but nothing finalized yet
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  • edited December 2011
    Ceremony Site- Chart House Resturnat -Coconut Grove
    Reception Site-Chart House Resturnat -Coconut Grove
    Florist- Me...flowers from a warehouse whole saler
    Photographer- Vidal Cheda Photography (hes my cousin )
    DJ or Band- Ipod
    Officiante- My BFF
    Wedding Planner- Me and my girls
    Cake- My bff cousin (she does beautiful stuff)
    Lighting- none..its outside day time
    Linens- TBD
    Invitations- probably doing them myself with my MOH...(pockets)
    Wedding Dress- Group USA Mines/ BM-TBD
    Tux's-Mens Warehouse
    Wedding Shoes- Davids Bridal
    Jewelry- JC Penny
    Make Up Artist- Claudia (make up by claudia)
    Hair Stylist- Katy (recommended by a former knottie)
    Rings- Kay
    Honeymoon- Disney World
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