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9/21/14 OUR LOVELY ELEGANT WEDDING AT THE STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB
ypharmacy Posted: Oct 22, 2014 09:49 PM+
ypharmacy MEMBER SINCE: 7/13 TOTAL POSTS : 353 WEDDING DATE: Sep 21, 2014
Posted: Oct 22, 2014 09:49 PM bride-minus.png

9/21/14 OUR LOVELY ELEGANT WEDDING AT THE STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Our wedding was a blast and we had so much fun creating a special memory for us, our friends and families. It was very simple, elegant and a 'party' to say the least. My guests raved about everything and I'm so glad I did it the way we did. I can honestly say I miss planning it a little bit now that it's all over. We live in the moment and this was definitely a very special moment in our lives that we will always cherish.

Invitations:
Exclusivelyweddings.com A+++
I didn't want to spend a lot on invites since i figured people were just going to throw them away. I wanted them to capture simple elegance and that's what they did. For $103 for 100 invites these fit the bill. The order was placed quickly I received them within 2 weeks. Simple and easy. I did not order a proof because that would be extra and I got my outside envelopes imprinted with our home address. I had my mom write them out with her fancy old school handwriting, got some wedding rose stamps at the post office and did an e-rsvp to save on the postage. I created a free wedding website (used weebly.com) had my guests e-rsvp on my wedding website and it automatically emailed me once my guests responded. I created two folders: rsvp yes and rsvp no and stored them in my email. Worked out nicely.

Rings:
Joseph Millman -NYC Diamond District A+++
We bought the engagement ring and wedding bands from him. Good guy, best prices, and rings are excellent quality. We brought engagement ring to him before the wedding and he cleaned that also.

Shoes:
Lord and Taylor A+
I bought like 3 pairs and then decided I needed to be comfortable all day so I got a 3.5 inch sandal heel made by Nina that I wore all day from 1-9pm. At 7pm the soles of my feet began to hurt but they were the most comfortable heels I could find and they were really nice and I never changed out of them and danced all night long.

Bridal Accessories
Tejani A+
Wore costume jewelry that looked elegant. Long teardrop earrings with a bangle bracelet. Since my dress was really embroidered I didn't need a necklace. They have a website and have frequent sales. Also bought my hair comb from them which was stunning. Hair comb is still for sale or $50.

Ceremony Unity Candles/Wedding favors
DIY- I made my own. I ordered taper and unity candles from candles4less.com. I bought taper candle holders from macy's and I bought bling ribbon from koyalwholesale.com. I also did my own wedding favors. silver boxes I ordered from koyalwholesale.com, votive candles from yankees candle.com and pink ribbon at Michaels, which I tied onto the boxes myself after I watched a video on how to tie the box with a 'tiffany like bow'.

Veil A+++
Crowning Glory Designs based in California
I did not want to spend too much on my veil. Candi is the owner and I did everything via email and mail. I described to Candi what I wanted gave her a pics of my dress and the drop veil/folded mantilla I wanted and she mailed me my veil. I didn't really know how it was going to look with my dress until the day of the wedding when I tried both of them on. It was gorgeous and it's still for sale for $50 if anyone is interested.

Wedding Dress
Bridal Suite of Bayshore A+
I went shopping alone and in 1 hour I tried on 5 dresses and was like the 3rd one was it. I texted a few of my friends and my sister which one they liked best and that it I made my decision. However that dress ended up being discontinued so I bought the floor sample since it could not be ordered scored a bargain and I could;t have been happier. My dress was stunning. I had my alterations done here also and had a french bustle done and it was gorgeous.

Bridesmaid Dresses
Weddingtonway.com A+
I created a showroom online of dresses I liked. Had my bridesmaids vote on the ones they liked best. Created a top 3, arranged to try them on at Macy's bridal in Manhasset. Told the lady the the price I found on weddingtonway and asked if she could match the price so I could give her my business. She stated no, so I left Macys' and ordered them on wedingtonway.com. We saved a bundle and we were so happy. Great experience, they send us free swatches and some coupon.

Groomsmen Attire
Men's Warehouse A+
My husband drove the guy at the store mad visiting him every month and changing his mind, but they were great about it. We ended getting the Wilkie Rodriguez tuxedos and couldn't have been happier. We did fuchsia ties to match BM dresses. Our best men wore fuchsia vests and everyone else wore a black vest. The groom wore a white shirt, ivory vest and ivory tie.

Stonebridge Country Club A+++++++
We loved our venue. This is what made our party extra special. The place was recently renovated in June 2014 so we just booked it based on a photo but it paid off in the end. Gary the sales manager is a very professional friendly man who is meticulous in everything he does. We dealt with him throughout the whole planning process including our menu and he was very knowledgable, has over 30 years experience and we knew we were in good hands and were confident in his experience. Our maitre'd was Jason who we dealt with a few weeks before the wedding planning -he planned our ceremony line up and on the day of the wedding he ran the show. He was super detailed oriented and made sure everything was done properly for our guests, parents, critics satisfaction and did a great job on setting up the whole event. Samantha my bridal attendant was super pleasant and has the patience of an angel. I busted a hook on my dress and she addressed my problem and took care of it. Throughout my party Samantha and Jason were very attentive to our needs as well as my guests needs. This is Lessing venue located in Smithtown, hosts one event at a time, has valet parking and is a golf course. We did our ceremony here also under the gazebo and it was beautiful.

Guest book
Shutterfly A
We made our own and it was free since we had a coupon from registering at Macy's for our bridal shower. We used our engagements pics and it was perfect.

Cardbox
Davidsbridal.com A+
I loved my card box it was big enough to hold my cards and did the job.

Flowers:
I used two florists- Deplama did my centerpieces and Hidden Essence did everything else.

Hidden Essence A+ Michelle is a very patient and sweet person. I met with her and she listened to my vision and on the day of the wedding she delivered. Michelle really wants you to be happy and will do whatever you like and here prices are excellent. Michelle nailed my gazebo decor and my bouquet which I was in love with. Phalaenopsis orchids-gorgeous.On the day of the wedding she came on time with hr assistant and did everything beautifully.

DePalma Florists A++++ Raina blew me away. I never met her until my wedding but she sent a picture of her centerpiece to me and I was like that's the one. I was in love with my CP.

Officiant
Father Joe A+++
He made our day special, entertained our guest and everyone loved him. He met with us twice and is really doing his passion. Very genuine man and we had excellent chemistry with him. My husband has a difficult first name to pronounce and father joe had to practice to get it right and he did all weekend long.

DJ
djdonq.com
Oscar our friend aka DJ Dubon B+
MC-Steven Santiago A++++++++++
We loved our MC Steven. He had everyone on the dance floor all night long. His diction was perfect. He actually listens to tapes to improve his diction. Boy does it show. He also said we made history when I did a lap dance for my husband to take the garter off my leg. He was sitting in the chair instead of me.

Photographer/Videographer
Pavel Shpak A
We just received our photos and video so we have not seen our album yet but he did a great job. He is very funny and we had a lot of fun doing our pictures. We wanted a one man show who shoots his own wedding with no big company.. in other words you know the name of your photographer and he is the one who will shoot the wedding. The video was done by his video guy and they did the old school thing where guests tell us some warm wishes which was nice touch when we watched it back.

Cake
Black Forest Bakery A++++++++++++++
I loved my cake. Black Forest was very professional-we met with them at the bakery in a private room. The cake was delicious we chose chocolate and strawberry mouse and it was included as part of our Stonebridge package. We paid $50 extra to upgrade and I showed the woman a picture tweaked the flower design to make it affordable and it was PERFECT.

Bridal Makeup
RS Makeup Artistry A+++++
Rachel did a fantastic job on my makeup and made me look stunning on my wedding day. My makeup looked very natural and I still looked like myself. I didn't even have a trial with her but after reading the positive reviews I was confident in her work and she delivered. She responded very quickly to all my emails. She arrived promptly at 10a like she stated she would and was very easy to talk to. I showed her a picture of how I want my eyes to look since I wanted them to stand out as that is my best feature. She saw my vision and made it come to life using her professional experience, skills and expertise. Her prices are really affordable too.

Hair
Dusti Firemonkey A++
Dusti is a true artist and I also had no trial with her. I showed her a picture and she was able to duplicate it on my hair and made me feel like Belle from Beauty and the Beast. She is super cool to talk to and I enjoyed her company. She stayed and waited to put my veil on my hair and it came out gorgeous. She arrived on time and also did one of my bridesmaids hair. Her skills are fantastic and I highly recommend her.


Bridal Shower
Luigi's Restaurant, New Hyde Park A+++
Top notch food, Banana/strawberry napoleon cake, new party barn room, great punch, excellent bridal shower

Bachelorette Party
Hunkomania NYC A
Had a blast with my friends and bridal party, Would recommend if you have never done this before. FIrst time for me and a fun experience.





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JessicaP07 Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:34 PM+
JessicaP07 MEMBER SINCE: 7/14 TOTAL POSTS : 701 WEDDING DATE: May 07, 2016
Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:34 PM bride-minus.png

9/21/14 OUR LOVELY ELEGANT WEDDING AT THE STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Great review! Beautiful wedding. You looked awesome & I love those centerpieces girl!

Btw you are so brave for giving your hubby a lap dance infront of all those people lol I would've been so shy! He looks like he enjoyed it ;)

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ypharmacy Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:56 PM+
ypharmacy MEMBER SINCE: 7/13 TOTAL POSTS : 353 WEDDING DATE: Sep 21, 2014
Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:56 PM bride-minus.png

9/21/14 OUR LOVELY ELEGANT WEDDING AT THE STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Thank you
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kellynicole91 Posted: Oct 23, 2014 07:44 AM+
kellynicole91 MEMBER SINCE: 4/14 TOTAL POSTS : 613 WEDDING DATE: May 20, 2016
Posted: Oct 23, 2014 07:44 AM bride-minus.png

9/21/14 OUR LOVELY ELEGANT WEDDING AT THE STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

I'm so glad you loved your MC Steve! He's actually our MC (we're using Silverfox) and they were the only DJ we met with and FH just clicked with him! The pictures are beautiful!
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jlr5585 Posted: Oct 23, 2014 10:06 AM+
jlr5585 MEMBER SINCE: 1/14 TOTAL POSTS : 484 WEDDING DATE: Nov 01, 2014
Posted: Oct 23, 2014 10:06 AM bride-minus.png

9/21/14 OUR LOVELY ELEGANT WEDDING AT THE STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Great review!!!! You looked so gorgeous and it seemed like such an amazing day!! Kudos for being so laid back, I dont think I could hire hair makeup without a trial but you looked fantastic
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ypharmacy Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:55 PM+
ypharmacy MEMBER SINCE: 7/13 TOTAL POSTS : 353 WEDDING DATE: Sep 21, 2014
Posted: Oct 23, 2014 12:55 PM bride-minus.png

9/21/14 OUR LOVELY ELEGANT WEDDING AT THE STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

So excited for you on your mc Steven..you will have fun..thanks for your comments ladies ..my bridal party loved that I was a laid back bride :()
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rcotter90 Posted: Oct 23, 2014 03:55 PM+
rcotter90 MEMBER SINCE: 10/13 TOTAL POSTS : 2464 WEDDING DATE: Aug 26, 2016
Posted: Oct 23, 2014 03:55 PM bride-minus.png

9/21/14 OUR LOVELY ELEGANT WEDDING AT THE STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Great review! Congratulations! So glad everything went so perfectly for you! =)
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FutureMrsPonce Posted: Oct 25, 2014 08:55 AM+
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Posted: Oct 25, 2014 08:55 AM bride-minus.png

9/21/14 OUR LOVELY ELEGANT WEDDING AT THE STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Everything came out beautiful. Congratulations!
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summerbridejen2015 Posted: Oct 28, 2014 09:21 AM+
summerbridejen2015 MEMBER SINCE: 4/14 TOTAL POSTS : 1131 WEDDING DATE: May 03, 2015
Posted: Oct 28, 2014 09:21 AM bride-minus.png

9/21/14 OUR LOVELY ELEGANT WEDDING AT THE STONEBRIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Congrats!! Everything looks amazing!! Glad you had a great day!
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