Hey Ladies!!! I know I never posted too much around the board, but I did stalk them My love and I finally tied the knot on the 19th and the event was absolutely a dream come true!
Below I'll post some of my reviews for the vendors that helped make my dream come to life!
Ceremony: St. Michaels the Archangel church: = A
We are parishioners at this church and working with the Father Marino was awesome. He is definitely more modern than most priests I've come across!
Reception Site- Women's Club of Coconut Grove. = A
Easy to get a hold of. Answered all questions. Pretty relaxed about outside vendors. Just strict when it comes to lighting (only can use their vendor)
Florist/ Day of Coordinator - Vivian Colls. = A++++++++
I can't say enough about Vivian. She has become practically family to me. We hired her less than a week before the big day. She knew exactly what I wanted and stayed well within budget. As my day-of-cooridnator she was amazing as well. I was really able to completely relax on my wedding day!
Photographer/Videographer: Dolce Photography = A
Rosie from Dolce Photography is one of the first vendor I booked when starting the wedding process. She and her team were super sweet and awesome to work with. Can't wait to see some photos!
DJ or Band- Liquid DJ's = A
DJ LA was awesome. He listened to my requests, didn't spend the whole night talking on the mic and really had a good feel for the crowd. Non-stop dancing all night!
Cake- Mel's Cakes and Whatnots= A
Both wedding cake and groom's cakes were delicious and what I asked for. Price is also incredible!
Linens- ABCovers.= B+
They know their stuff and were very helpful picking linens. Points docked for driver who called me hours before the event because he couldn't find the venue! (He should have known that the last person you call is the bride!)
Linens: Touch of Class: A+
Our sweetheart and cake table linens came from them. They were super sweet and great to work with.
Chairs-ABCovers (see above!)
Amazingly beautiful! Got tons of compliments and the price was incredible!
Beautiful quality and great price but a few mistakes made
Wedding Dress- Chic Parisian: A
A little stuffy, sure, but beautiful selection of dresses. The alterations about gave me a heart attack. Had to go a bunch of times days before wedding.
BM Dresses- Daisy Tarsi: A
Dresses came in time. Awesome selection.
Tux's- Jos. A Banks(Coral Gables) : C-
Kept messing up our groomsmen orders. We were holding our breath a day before the wedding hoping everything arrived on time. Lucky for them, it did.
Make Up Artist- Make up by Marz: A+++++
Maritza and her team are amazing (sweet and funny). Loved everyone's makeup. So different from one another yet equally beautiful. Best of all, it lasted the whole entire night! One of her girls even put the finishing touches on my hair right before I left to the ceremony. (My hair stylist had left)
Hair Stylist- Amanda Lynn Salon: A
Amanda is my normal hair stylist and she is amazing with weddings too (rated by the Knot). All my girls looked awesome. My hair also lasted the entire night. (Loose curls in Miami weather isn't an easy task)
Photobooth- Photobooth Stories: A+++++
Manuel was great to work with! Amazing set up, price, attendee and lots of extras!
Photostrip envelopes/ paper goods: Andrea from Dolce Drive: A++
Andrea is a sweetheart who dealt with my craziness hours before the wedding. She did an amazing job!
Hope this helps some of you girls out there! Everything they tell you is true. The planning gets stressful, you can't wait for the wedding day to arrive, and when it does; it flies by. I kept reminding myself to take it all in and it still felt like it flew by (extra hour and all!) Good luck!