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11.16.13-Larkfield, Black Dahlia, F2B, Silverfox...our awesome day!
bidania12 Posted: Mar 22, 2014 10:14 AM+
bidania12 MEMBER SINCE: 3/13 TOTAL POSTS : 18 WEDDING DATE: Nov 16, 2013
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11.16.13-Larkfield, Black Dahlia, F2B, Silverfox...our awesome day!

Hi Ladies,
I didn't write much on here but we frequently came on here for your reviews...and found them VERY helpful.

So here is our attempt to help you...

Etsy A++++++

Our hair accessories:

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/152249778?ref=fb2_tnx_image

^They shipped the same day and are absolutely adorable, they were just the right amount of bling for my wife.

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/151501929?ref=fb2_tnx_image

^It took a while to ship but it was WELL worth it! Beautiful, handmade and everyone loved it!

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/121187026?ref=fb2_tnx_image

^We stamped ALL of our STD's and Invites! Great stamp and just the right touch.

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/135381963?ref=fb2_tnx_image

^Simple and elegant. We felt it matched the vibe we were going for too!

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/135381788?ref=fb2_tnx_image

^Our Guest book is timeless! Wish more people would've signed it but either way well worth it again!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/AAstudio

^Anna was an ABSOLUTE pleasure to work with. She did an AMAZING job on our ketubah. We wanted something that we felt would be practical and that we could display in our home.

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/121187026?ref=fb2_tnx_image

^We thought they were going to be bigger than they were but that was more our fault than anything. Everyone thought they were a really cute touch.

https://www.etsy.com/transaction/151501392?ref=fb2_tnx_image

^Gift to my wife, I wrote one thing every day for the 31 days counting down to our wedding. It was beautiful, she loved it.

Michaels A++++

Card box:
We bought an unfinished treasure chest which we stained and put hardware on. Once again, we wanted something that we could keep and it's become our memory box!

Frame:
We had our ketubah framed and let me just say that they did an AMAZING job!! It came out beautiful and wasn't terribly priced!

Good Old Gold A++++++

We bought our e-rings and bands there! We worked with Sarah the majority of the time and she was absolutely amazing! She took very good care of us and we would recommend them to anyone! She made us both feel very comfortable with our purchases and gave us a TON of information on jewelry so we weren't going into anything blindly.

Davids Bridal C-

One of us bought our dress here. The experience was horrific, saleswoman Joan was useless and got into an argument with a friend and family member. Finally found the dress, with no help from them and I love it. The dress was very reasonably priced and beautiful. The tailor was an old wise Italian woman who was wonderful.

Bridal Elegance A++++

They were great! One of the attendants found my dress. It was the 4th dress I tried on! I ordered my dress and veil in June and had it right before the wedding. The designer even made custom cap sleeves for it. It was absolutely beautiful and everything I could have dreamed of!!

Invitations by Dawn A++++

We ordered our STD’s and invites there. They were beautiful, simple, and reasonably priced!! Can’t get any better than that!

Fade to Black A++++

We had our photos in about a month or so and we got over 1000 pictures between the wedding shots and the photo booth pictures. They were beautiful!! Jodi and Gil did any amazing job and we couldn’t have asked for more beautiful pictures. We still haven’t ordered our prints but we don’t doubt they will be just as great!

Photo booth: A++++

We got a great price on our photo booth since we had our photography booked with them. The attendants were terrific! Lots of props and everyone LOVED IT! The attendants made sure one copy ended up in the scrapbook which made for a lot of laughs once we saw it!

Black Dahlia A++++

We worked with Sheryl and she was so amazing! She understood exactly what we wanted and made us a BEAUTIFUL sample. Our venue was decorated beyond what we could have imagined and the bridesmaids bouquets came out so so amazing!!! She provided beautiful lanterns that lined our aisle and also put flowers on our cake. We seriously could have not asked for more beautiful flowers.

Silverfox Entertainment A+++++

We met them at a bridal showcase and really loved their energy. I'm Dominican and we wanted to make sure we got a Latin DJ who really knew the music. We worked with Opera Steve who really put us at ease, worked with our budget and helped us figure out what would be the best options for us. We didn't want an MC since we only had about 85 people at our wedding. Our DJ was DonQ who everyone raved about during and after the reception. He was really really amazing and considering the crowd we were working with (not too many people wanted to dance) he really made sure he catered to all the different crowds. Overall, he was amazing! I would recommend him to ANYONE!!! He spoke with us throughout the wedding and made us feel comfortable that the “environment” was in his talented hands.

Mark of Elegance: A

They were easy to work with, reasonably priced, showed up on time, and the drivers were ultra helpful, respectful, and kind.

Jude Smith : A++++++

She is from Rhinebeck upstate NY and we met her as we were considering a venue up there. She is kind and warm, we fell in love after our first meeting. She truly makes the ceremony about those getting married. Everyone loved it and many people were crying. We loved her so much we asked her to stay for the reception. She truly is a pleasure to work with and getting to know. I can’t express how wonderful she is!

Dortoni’s: A+++

Our venue works with them, and we chose them over Black Forest. The tasting was nice, we had many options and when we weren’t satisfied they provided us with more options. Our cake came out exactly how we wanted it to and our guests raved about how yummy it was!

Favors: A

We made our own favors, something simple and cute. We bought 15 yards of burlap at Jo-Ann’s, Jordan Almonds from Nuts.com (They had it on my doorstep the next day, had the colors we wanted and had really cute packaging) and used the ribbon that matched our stuff. We made a donation to the Bideawee Animal Shelter and ordered cute little cards that were attached to them on Moo.com. Overall, it was cute and what we wanted!

Flip-flop Basket: A

Another DIY, we bought the basket at Kohls, flipflops at Jo-Ann’s (in our colors), ribbon at Jo-Ann’s, made our own sign and tags.

Make-up: A+++++++++++++++++++

Anna, www.optimumimageinc.com
A good friend of ours did our make-up. She was a MAC store manager and very well known in the company for her work. She is an absolute sweetheart and she did such an amazing job that everyone kept asking who did our makeup. She listened to what we wanted and made amazing suggestions. We would HIGHLY recommend her!!!

Larkfield:

-Ceremony: B-
The ceremony was in half of our reception room (The Bourghese). When they split the room, the huge bar still remains- clearly. It was literally right behind our wedding party with 1 votive on it. We were not told that there was a bat mitzvah until 3 days prior to our wedding. As I was entering the ceremony 2 teenagers were in and out of the area I was waiting, walking by and in front of me 3 times. During our ceremony you could CLEARLY hear the music from the bat mitzvah and it was very annoying to us. I do not understand how there is no courtesy regarding such an intimate part of the wedding. We do not recommend having your ceremony here AT ALL. There are numerous other reviews stating the same issues with their ceremonies and noise issues.
-Cocktail Hour: A
Our guests went on and on about the food and the service. They loved it and the ambiance of the Orangiere room.
-Reception: A+
The Bourghese room right off of the lobby is beautiful, you have a huge bar, amazing lighting, and a beautiful old world Italian feeling. The food was incredible, what you read of the food is absolutely true- amazing amazing amazing. The service was great, bartenders and wait staff were professional and courteous, they addressed every need of our guests. All of our “DIY’s” were placed appropriately. We have no complaints.
-Bridal Attendants/Maitre’d-: A++++
Our Bridal Attendants Brenda and Katie were beyond amazing, very intuitive and on top of everything. These two made our evening so care free, they have wonderful personalities, a good sense of humor, and were extremely kind and caring. Our Maitre’d Meghan was a class act. She was on top of everything. We never thought we would feel so comfortable with such a huge event in someone elses hands but she made us feel at ease. She was our little guardian, protector, and the kindest person.

The only other issue we had was the availability of a second bridal suite. When we booked we were promised 2 suites. A month before the wedding we were restricted to one. Although we were told this we were never given an actual answer as to why. I had to press for an answer, when finally 3 days prior to our wedding I was told there was a Bat Mitzvah using the suite. Needless to say after a little “complaining” they gave us an office with some chairs as a second suite. I am confused by all of this as we were having a ceremony and told them when we booked that we were both changing at the venue. Yes I said “told” and it wasn’t in our contract, so make sure you get it in writing if your intention is getting two suites. This confusion throughout the week before our wedding contributed to canceling our reveal, adjusting our makeup times, adjusting our arrival times, rescheduling the reveal, etc. It was annoying and unnecessary.

I know we gave a lot of 'A++++' ratings but to be completely honest we really had some amazing vendors. We made sure that we went into everything together and in a positive mood. We followed our hearts and made sure that we focused on what we felt were the most important things to us. Hope this helps!!

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Blushing2015Bride Posted: Mar 22, 2014 10:18 PM+
Blushing2015Bride MEMBER SINCE: 12/13 TOTAL POSTS : 53 WEDDING DATE: Oct 02, 2015
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11.16.13-Larkfield, Black Dahlia, F2B, Silverfox...our awesome day! - Long Island Weddings

Congrats great review. Do you have any pictures of your wedding flowers?
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lauren1802 Posted: Mar 24, 2014 10:42 AM+
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Posted: Mar 24, 2014 10:42 AM bride-minus.png

11.16.13-Larkfield, Black Dahlia, F2B, Silverfox...our awesome day! - Long Island Weddings

omg i can't believe they pulled the SAME stuff with you as us.... i remember you FMing me your concerns!

we had Meghan too and she was great!! but, she couldnt do anything about the specific issues.

we had the office as our 2nd 'suite' too which actually worked fine for us as we were having the reveal first. But, upon booking this was NOT the plan! --ETA we actually had it in the contract but we 'gave in' on this one because it wasn't a big deal at that point.

Overall it's a great place but I can't believe after 4 months with the new layout they still couldn't get the kinks worked out! Hopefully they will learn to stagger better in the future!!
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Megglez108 Posted: Mar 24, 2014 08:56 PM+
Megglez108 MEMBER SINCE: 4/13 TOTAL POSTS : 552 WEDDING DATE: Oct 10, 2014
Posted: Mar 24, 2014 08:56 PM bride-minus.png

11.16.13-Larkfield, Black Dahlia, F2B, Silverfox...our awesome day!

I'm glad you had such an amazing day! And super excited that you were happy with Black Dahlia.
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haw4 Posted: Mar 25, 2014 04:33 PM+
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Posted: Mar 25, 2014 04:33 PM bride-minus.png

11.16.13-Larkfield, Black Dahlia, F2B, Silverfox...our awesome day! - Long Island Weddings

sounds amazing!! congrats!
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bidania12 Posted: Mar 30, 2014 11:58 AM+
bidania12 MEMBER SINCE: 3/13 TOTAL POSTS : 18 WEDDING DATE: Nov 16, 2013
Posted: Mar 30, 2014 11:58 AM bride-minus.png

Re: 11.16.13-Larkfield, Black Dahlia, F2B, Silverfox...our awesome day!


Posted by Blushing2015Bride

Congrats great review. Do you have any pictures of your wedding flowers?



I just tried posting some and they wouldn't post. Sorry! Anyone know how I can do it? It said they were too big.
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bidania12 Posted: Mar 30, 2014 12:04 PM+
bidania12 MEMBER SINCE: 3/13 TOTAL POSTS : 18 WEDDING DATE: Nov 16, 2013
Posted: Mar 30, 2014 12:04 PM bride-minus.png

Re: 11.16.13-Larkfield, Black Dahlia, F2B, Silverfox...our awesome day!


Posted by lauren1802

omg i can't believe they pulled the SAME stuff with you as us.... i remember you FMing me your concerns!

we had Meghan too and she was great!! but, she couldnt do anything about the specific issues.

we had the office as our 2nd 'suite' too which actually worked fine for us as we were having the reveal first. But, upon booking this was NOT the plan! --ETA we actually had it in the contract but we 'gave in' on this one because it wasn't a big deal at that point.

Overall it's a great place but I can't believe after 4 months with the new layout they still couldn't get the kinks worked out! Hopefully they will learn to stagger better in the future!!



I agree! The few things that happened were annoying but not enough no ruin our day. It was still amazing as I'm sure was yours the kinks! :)
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bidania12 Posted: Mar 30, 2014 12:07 PM+
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Posted: Mar 30, 2014 12:07 PM bride-minus.png

Re: 11.16.13-Larkfield, Black Dahlia, F2B, Silverfox...our awesome day!


Posted by Megglez108

I'm glad you had such an amazing day! And super excited that you were happy with Black Dahlia.



Absolutely!! They were amazing!!
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Pinkisles Posted: Apr 04, 2014 01:57 AM+
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Posted: Apr 04, 2014 01:57 AM bride-minus.png

Re: 11.16.13-Larkfield, Black Dahlia, F2B, Silverfox...our awesome day!


Posted by lauren1802

omg i can't believe they pulled the SAME stuff with you as us.... i remember you FMing me your concerns!

we had Meghan too and she was great!! but, she couldnt do anything about the specific issues.

we had the office as our 2nd 'suite' too which actually worked fine for us as we were having the reveal first. But, upon booking this was NOT the plan! --ETA we actually had it in the contract but we 'gave in' on this one because it wasn't a big deal at that point.

Overall it's a great place but I can't believe after 4 months with the new layout they still couldn't get the kinks worked out! Hopefully they will learn to stagger better in the future!!



I was going to say that this review sounded a lot like yours!!

OP, I'm glad you had a great day. Congratulations!!
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