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Vendor review of my May wedding

First of all I would like to say that we had a beautiful wedding and almost everything went perfect the only minor details that went wrong were nobodys fault and just happened because everybody was nervous. ( Boutonnieres were put on for pictures AFTER the ceremony!!!) LOL
I hope the reviews help I know eventhough I have never been active on here... all the reviews helped me very much during my planning..... also I was a bride with a budget on the smaller end and I believe I still got the BEST vendors out there!!!



Venue: Willow Lake Gardens, Weatherford  (http://willowlakeeventcenter.com/) A
We fell in love with the venue the first time we saw it! it was the perfect match for our wedding with a country charm. The owners are wonderful people helpful friendly and try everything to make the wedding planning experience an enjoyable one! They have two beautiful venues that are in a good distance to each other so 2 events going on at the same time wont interfear....they also have beautiful rentals available for your big day....We loved that we could bring in all our own vendors and food and beverages....We loved that the venue gives you both the chance to have an inside and outside wedding...It just has so much charme you have to go see for yourself! I also felt like I got the most hours there for my money compared to other venues. they rent it for a fixed price from 9.30am until midnight plus 2hours until 2am for cleanup. Also a big plus is that their wooden chairs and tables inside the venues are so beautiful that you can safe on linens and sashes....

Florist: Fountain Designs (https://www.facebook.com/fountaindesigns) A+

Cody is an artist to me! He made working with him so easy and enjoyable that you could leave the stress of planning a wedding behind you everytime you talked to him! In the process of planning a wedding i have found it to be very stressful when vendors would not reply within a short time....NOT CODY!!!! He will always get back to you in the blink of an eye! He is able to work with ANY budget you might have in mind, he makes sure to understand the vision you have for your special day and I can only say for my wedding he went beyond my expectations! We received so many compliments on the flowers they were fresh and beautiful! Thank you Cody!

Videographer: LB Films ( http://lbfilmproductions.com ) A+
I can't say enough good things about LB Films! Emily, Ty and BJ from the beginning made the entire process working with them seamless and smooth.
My husband and I met with them before hand which allowed us to all get to know each other a bit. They assured us to not worry about a thing, that they were in control of the video details and all we needed to do was enjoy our day and they would capture it all. On the day of the wedding, they were prepared and professional and so good at capturing the special moments.What I really loved about them was how I could feel that they really have a passion for what they are doing...they were climbing on things laying on the floor and what not to get a great shot and all that without being in the way! Once we received our video, my husband and I both cried and the first thing we said was oh my gosh, we are SO glad we hired them! I Can't say enough how impressed we were with the final product. It captured the essence of us, how much fun we had with our wedding party and guests and how thrilled we were to be getting married.If you are at all questioning the idea of getting a videographer, don't question it another second.I promise you will be so glad you did. I also promise that if you don't, you will wish you did! Anyone that has watched our video and didnt have a videographer, the first thing they say is, "that's one thing i regret is not having one". Everyone that has seen ours also comments on how well done it is! The most amazing thing about LB Films is that as good as they are, they are also so reasonably priced and well worth every penny! Having the ability to watch your wedding footage whenever you want for the rest of your lives and share it with your children and grandchildren is such a gift! Book LB Films! You will be SO glad you did! They are AWESOME!!!!!

Here is the link to our video : 

Photographer: Valerie Valdez Photography (http://vvaldezphoto.com/) A-

After going through hundreds of reviews of thousands of photographers I found somehow Valerie's webpage..and I loved what I saw....I absolutely fell in love with her final editing the pictures are so clear and bright you feel like the colors are talking to you! We went with a six hour package and I feel like I got enough pictrues of the day. Valerie is also a very sweet person and always gets back to you quick! (she even wrote me an email to respond to mine during HER honeymoon!!)
Our pictures came out beautiful. The only thing  that wasnt perfect is that i feel like alot of my special photo requests that i emailed but didnt think about the day of werent done. If I could go back I would make sure my maid of honor has a list as well and reminds the photographer about it...

Here is the link to the blog with our wedding pictures : http://vvaldezphoto.com/wedding-miriam-and-jake-4

Dress: LuLu's Bridal (Maggie Sottero) A
Everybody was very friendly and helpful to me at LULU's my dress was there in time. It was the first place I went to and my dress was the first one i put on!!! I had a great experience there for my wedding dress shopping!

Alterations: Becky Fowler A+++++++
Becky is an angel! She made sure my dress fit perfect the day of the wedding, made a beautiful bustle and made me feel like the prettiest girl in the world with her kind words everytime i had a fitting!

DJ: Melodies & Memories Entertainment (http://www.melmemdj.com) A++
I don't even know where to begin! We could have not made a better decision than to have Melody as our wedding DJ! She not only was our go to person the day of ...she took so much stress off of our shoulders through the whole process! Our guests enjoyed her very much and it was very hard to get everyone off the dancefloor when it was time to leave! What more can you ask for on your wedding day! Thank you Melody ! You not only made our day amazing we also won a friend!
Men's Attire: Macy's Northpark (Calvin Klein)
 Groom was happy :) and got a very good sale and looked oh so handsome!

Save The Dates: Vistaprint A
Good print quality great deal! We did postcards I will do Thank you cards here too!

Invitations: Aesthetic Journeys on Etsy A
Jamie desigend my invitations rsvps and programs. I sent her a picture of an invitation I had seen that i liked and she recreated it with my personal touch so beautifuly. I LOVED my invitations!

Cake: Cakes by Joanna  (  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cakes-By-Joanna/216510301701313 ) A
Joanna treated us like king and queen from the moment we stepped into her dining room where she held the cake tasting! She made the whole experience of cake tasting so very special for us, she even wrapped up the leftovers from the cake tasting up and send us home witht hem! My husband almost finished the leftovers on the ride home because her cakes are so delicious! She totally got my vision of my perfect wedding cake! The cake was absolutely fabulous! Joanna was an absolute delight to work with. She is genuinely passionate about what she does and you can taste it in her cakes!

Hair/Make-Up Artist: Face the Day Hair and Makeup (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Face-the-Day-Hair-and-Makeup/137089016414983 ) A
After my original make up lady cancelled on me 2 weeks before the wedding. I thought it was gonna be impossible to find someone who would be good and available that short notice.....THEN I found Adrianna!!!!! She is the sweetest person ..... she did make up for me and 3 of my bridesmaids and hair for 3 of my bridesmaids....She made me look the prettiest I have looked in my whole life... she used regular make up not airbrush it was a hot day and we were outside allmost all day and at the end of the night my make up still looked awesome!

Officiant: Pastor Dave Tucker (Lovenotes) (https://www.facebook.com/davethepastor) A
We met with Dave and both knew right away that he would be the perfect fit for our wedding ceremony. He didnt pressure us into anything and made sure everything was about us and the way we wanted it to be. He has such a great sense of humor and such a calming personality at the same time. We received so many compliments on our ceremony. Dave did an amazing job without taking the spotlight from us.BEAUTIFUL!!!  BEAUTIFUL!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! The most beautiful wedding ceremony I have ever been too (and I'm not just saying that because it was mine).
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