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ldequatro Posted: Oct 14, 2014 03:50 PM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

First of all, I have to say that my wedding was the best day of my life. About a week before my wedding, I completely stopped stressing. I did so much planning, and so much worrying for a whole year, that I just let everything roll off my shoulders. I tracked the weather, but I realized whatever it is going to be, is going to be. Luckily, the drizzling stopped right before the ceremony, so I was so happy and relieved. I also ATE a ton and my food was delish! I danced and ate and had the best time ever. I was not going to let anything ruin my big day and everyone said how stress free I looked on the day of my wedding. My husband could not stop telling me how beautiful I looked all day. I would not change a thing, absolutely nothing went wrong and my vendors kicked some serious a$$!!

LIWeddings
A++++++++++++
Without you all, I wouldn’t have found most of my amazing vendors or even my venue. You guys have helped me with any of my stupid questons and I have never seen so much support from fellow brides anywhere else!

Engagement ring
Adiamore.com
A+++++++++++++++
My husband is a huge online shoper, so I knew my erring wouldn’t be any different. He built it from scratch and I am in love with it. We got it appraised and it was 2K more than he paid for it, so I’m a happy camper!

Wedding Bands
Mine - Kay Jewlers A++++++++++
His – iWeddingband.com A++++++++



Engagement Party A++++++++
My house!
We had an amazing time, all the bridal party got to hang out and my mom got most of it catered



Bridal Shower
Keystone Yacht Club
A++++++++++++++
My friends, bridal party, matron of honor, and family did an amazing job decorating. They surpised the HELL out of me. Everything was perfect. The food, the atmosphere, and the setup was just awesome. I had an amazing time that I will never forget.






Bachelorette Party
Body by Brooklyn & Giandos on the water
A++++++++++++++++++
Limo A+++++++++++
Body by Brooklyn was freakin awesome. I knew I didn’t want anything crazy or to go away, and one of my cousins is under 21 so we couldn’t do a bar or Atlantic city, so this was a perfect 1 day mini vacation. The service at Body is amazing. I had an awesome 60 minute sweedish massage and we had all day access to the wet room and steam room. My bridal party/aunts/mom had an awesome time, we are all going back again next year!
Giando’s is special to me because my cousins and I all grew up there. My grandma was a bartender there for 30 years and we were treated like VIP. We go a beautiful table right next to the windows overlooking manhattan and the food is always incredible. We had a blast!!




Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Hauppauge NY
A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
I had 3 must haves for my wedding search. One wedding at a time, awesome food, and outdoor ceremony area. I fell in love with the Wind Watch the second I stepped in the door. Kim, the banquet manager, made me feel comfortable, and was so helpful every step of the way . She answered my 10000 emails within a few hours of sending them and was there for me no matter what I needed. The food was amazing, the service was on point, and the ceremony area was something I thought I could only dream about. The venue looked amazing, they put everything I brought exactly where I wanted it. The food was unreal, I ordered all 3 things on the menu and everything tasted awesome. All of my guests RAVED about my cocktail hour, they said it was the best food they ever had at a cocktail hour at any wedding they’ve been to. My bridal attendant, Myranda, was with me the whole night, picking up my dress, calming me down, and always there with my lipgloss and refilling my drink keeping me hydrated. The bridal suite was nice and big, giving me plenty of room to get my dress on and get my bridal party ready in.
We also had our after wedding brunch here and the food was amazing. All of my guests loved the special touch and thought it was so nice of us to serve them breakfast before they started their trip home.
The service far exceeded my expectations, and they gave us the wedding of our dreams.





Hyatt Regency Hotel
Hauppauge NY A++++++++++++
We booked 30 rooms with the Hyatt and I had 2 nights in the suite. The service was fabulous, they gave me the wifi password for free as well as 5 carrafs of coffee the morning of when we were all getting ready. We called down to get more chairs and tables and they were up in no time. We went to the bar for after wedding drinks which were awesome and everyone had a blast. No complaints and we really enjoyed our stay, I didn’t want to go home!






Hair – Dusti @ Fire Monkey
A++++++++++++++++++++++++
I booked with Dusti on the spot right after my trial. After seeing raving reviews about her, I knew I didn't want anyone else to do my hair and my bridal parties hair for my wedding. Dusti replied to my millions of emails within hours of sending them to her, I trusted her 100%. She is so warm and bubbly and calmed me down all morning.

Dusti and Brittany showed up bright and early before my bridesmaids even did at my hotel suite the morning of my 10/10/14 wedding. They were both all dolled up looking fabulous and their own hair done beautifully! I knew we were all in amazing hands. Dusti and Brittany made my girls, mother, mother in law, my aunts and myself feel like princesses. Our hair stayed all night long throughout all of our dancing and the little bit of humidiy we had outside while taking pictures. Their hair styles came out SICK. Like, AMAZING. They came out better than the pinterest pictures the girls showed them. Brittany was SO sweet, so patient, and was a miracle worker. She even made my mom cry after my mom saw her hairstyle. I asked Dusti to make a slight change to my hair while I was having a mini-nervous breakdown and she really understood my vision. I never felt so beautiful in my entire life and it's all thanks to Dusti. All night I was getting compliments from everyone around me about how beautiful my hair looked, as well as all of my bridal party. The venue even asked for her name and number so they could use her for their future parties!!

Dusti is the best in the business. There is NO ONE better than her. My bridesmaids already told me the second they get engaged, Dusti is their first phone call to book!



Makeup
Oksana
A+++++++++++++++++++++++++
Oksana did my cousin’s makeup for her wedding 2 years ago and made me feel amaaaaaazing. I immediately booked her a week after I got engaged. Oksana is a true makeup artist, with amazing talent. She showed up right on time and got down to business the second she walked in. My bridal party looked HOT and I looked like a princess. She is SO sweet, and nailed every look we wanted. She is the best in the business. She cares about her brides and she’s willing to work with whatever look you want giving you her best advice. My mom even started tearing up after she saw her makeup when Oksana was finished. My makeup was off the chain, I absolutely love her. All of my girls said they’re using her for their wedding!!!


DJ/Photo Booth
Crowd Control Entertainment
A++++++
The most important thing to me during my wedding planning was finding a great DJ who I could also afford. With so many DJ's to choose from, I was nervous I would not find one who would be as reliable and would understand my vision as I wanted them to. All of my worries went away when I found Bryan from Crowd Control. I booked with Bryan on the spot after our first meeting. Bryan is SO friendly, warm, professional, and reliable. We we back and forth through emails and he always made me feel comfortable and happy with my decision. Our final meeting two weeks before the wedding, Bryan sat with us for hours helping us with song choices we were not sure about, and finding the perfect versions of the songs I was so picky about.

Fast forward to my 10/10/14 wedding, Bryan was there way early to set up for the ceremony music. Bryan made my ceremony perfect, the song choices he helped me with were spot on and everyone raved about how awesome our exit song was (best day of my life by American Authors!!)

Bryan and the MC had my dancefloor hoppin' all night long. Everyone was dancing, even my 76 year old grandma! He played the perfect songs at the perfect times and the MC was incredible. He was not too in your face, but not too quiet. Everything was just perfect, and I would not have changed one single thing.
My purple uplighting was out of this world, it made the whole room look like a fairy tale wedding and made for AWESOME pictures! The photobooth was SO much fun. People were raving about it all night long!!
Bryan is amazing. He's sweet, caring, and truly wants you to be happy. I have already given his name and number to two of my friends getting married.






Videography
Capture the Moment
A+++++++++++++
These people know their stuff. Rob was my videographer and he kept me so calm and caught the most amazing moments. I’m so excited to see my trailer!!!

Officiant
Keith from NY Marriages A+++++++++++
Keith was awesome. He made me feel really comfortable, he was funny and put his own little twist on the ceremony. He spoke calmly, slow, and my family loved him!!

Invitations
A++++++++ Hallmark in Bayshore
My cousin’s friend is a manger here so we got an amazing deal. I did NOT want to spend anymore than $300 on invitations. I got 125 invitations including everything for $200 and I don’t regret a thing!


Day Of Jewelery
Thomas Knoll A+++++++++
My cousin gave me her head piece, bracelet, and earrings from her wedding 2 years ago. We dropped them off at Thomas Knoll and got everything cleaned. I LOVED the way everything looked, even better it was my something borrowed ?

Florist
DePalma Florist, Valley Stream NY
A+++++++++++
I am a little baised because the owner of DePalma is my friend’s mom who I’ve known since 1st grade. Raina is amazing, she’s sweet, kind, and I trusted her 100%. I wanted simple, but elegant. I didn’t want anything over the top or too much. I wanted glass cylinders with orchids and floating candles for my centerpieces and I went in with just the picture of my bouquet, which she NAILED. She showed me samples of all types of flowers in the purple family that I was looking for. My boquet, centerpieces, and all of my bridal party’s flowers looked amazing, and I could not have asked more!!



Mom’s Gown:
Beautiful Bride, Lynbrook NY A++++++++++
They went above and beyond, she looked absolutely beautiful, and 20 years younger!!



Wedding Gown, Veil, Slip, Shoes, Alterations
Davids Bridal, Massapequa
A++++++++++++++++

David’s bridal in Massapequa is amazing. I had NO problems with them at all. I went in with a dress I had in mind, but winded up trying on a completely different look with the help of Dawan (no longer there ? ) I am plus size, and they had SO many options for me to try on. My bridal party had no issues at all getting their dresses in, and everyone looked amazing. I felt like a princess all night, and my dress was beautiful. I would NOT recommend David’s Bridal in Westbury, they are rude and really don’t care about anyone. Go to the Massapequa one if you want A++ Service!!!!!




Men’s attire, Ring Bearer Attire – Men’s Warehouse
A
I really loved the way my men looked. We just had a few mis-haps.. Husbands stuff came in but the jacket was too big, luckily they had the same one a size smaller. We also were missing one of my groomsmen’s suspenders, but didn’t realize until the last minute. I cried when my brother came into my room and showed me how he looked. So handsome!



Photographer
Terrance Chang
A++++++++++++++++++++
Terrance is my co-worker and he’s a man of many trades. His photography skills are the most amazing I have ever seen and he doesn’t even do it professionally. Since he’s a good friend of mine, I was able to pretty much use him however I wanted to. He brought his friend Jazz with him who’s also a photographer and they captured the most amazing moments. He’s starting up a full time business, so once he does I’ll write a review on a legit site!

Programs, Stickers for candy buffet
Zazzle
A
They have great stuff, I did notice a slight discoloration on the back side of my programs, but really no big deal. The stickers were a little smaller than I expected, but it was nothing to stress about. They ship quickly and their prices are unbeatable!


Table cards – Michael’s
A+
They did the job, and I didn’t want to spend more than $10 on them! I downloaded two fonts I liked and just took it from there.


Etsy Vendors:
Wedding Hanger
A+++ Loved it!


Dias table banner & wooden Mr&Mrs sign
A++++++++++++++
Cake Toppers
Love Birds (Primitiveseason)
I loved them! Super cute, shipped quickly A++++++++++++
Mr&Mrs sign (ThePinkOwlGifts)
A++++++++ Everything I wanted, shipped quickly!


Table Numbers
A++++++++++ (AlmostSundayInc)
Looked simple and elegant and couldn’t beat the price!

Ring Bearer Box (LoRustique)
A+++++++++ She did an awesome job and rushed it for me!!

Groomsmen Gifts
A+++++++++
The guys picked their favorite super hero and I got them cufflinks (etsy shop – Cabochongift) and t-shirts as well as personalized duffle bags and other miscellaneous things!



Bridesmaids Gifts
A++++++++++
Vera Bradley clutch
Bridesmaid Totes – Vista Print
Day of bracelet – Etsy (Anainspirations)
Personalized shot glasses and wine glasses (I made them)
Waffle cosmetic bags (knot.com) and I filled them with all toiletries for the day of

Menus (Etsy – Replybydesignstudio)
I loved them, they were perfect and came extremely quickly!!









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bridejackson22 Posted: Oct 14, 2014 04:51 PM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

So glad you had an amazing day. You look gorgeous. Looks like you had an awesome time at your wedding. I booked with Dusti too! She is awesome!
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rcotter90 Posted: Oct 14, 2014 06:22 PM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

Great review!! So glad you enjoyed your day :)
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Dms7286 Posted: Oct 14, 2014 06:32 PM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

Great review!! So glad your day was perfect!!
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FutureMrsPonce Posted: Oct 14, 2014 06:59 PM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

Thanks for the detailed review. You look beautiful and happy everything came out perfect for you.
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Vilardi82 Posted: Oct 14, 2014 08:11 PM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

What a great review!!! Looks like an amazing wedding.

I really need to get on it!
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Faith2014 Posted: Oct 14, 2014 08:42 PM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

You looked beautiful! Congrats!!
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mrzsoontobejames Posted: Oct 14, 2014 10:09 PM+
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Absolutely beautiful !
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JessicaP07 Posted: Oct 14, 2014 10:34 PM+
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awesome review! glad you had an amazing day
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JessicaP07 Posted: Oct 14, 2014 10:34 PM+
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awesome review! glad you had an amazing day
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FutureMrsK821 Posted: Oct 15, 2014 01:12 AM+
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Incredible review! Everything looked amazing! So glad you had a perfect wedding day =)
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Kimberley2015 Posted: Oct 15, 2014 07:53 AM+
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What an amazing review!! You looked gorgeous! Beautiful pictures and a picture perfect day! Congratulations!!!
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Rc5087 Posted: Oct 15, 2014 09:38 AM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

Great review!

I LOVE the your name cake topper!
What size cake topper did you get from ThePinkOwlGifts? 5,6 or 7 inches? My new last name is only one more letter than yours
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ldequatro Posted: Oct 15, 2014 09:39 AM+
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Posted by Rc5087

Great review!

I LOVE the your name cake topper!
What size cake topper did you get from ThePinkOwlGifts? 5,6 or 7 inches? My new last name is only one more letter than yours



6' wide by 2.5' to 4.5' tall :)
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Alimm729 Posted: Oct 15, 2014 09:50 AM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

LOVE! Love everything about this. Love your review, your pics, all of it!
I ordered the same cake topper! LOL!
I also thought the stickers from Zazzle would be bigger. But, oh well. lol.
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ldequatro Posted: Oct 15, 2014 11:55 AM+
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Posted by Alimm729

LOVE! Love everything about this. Love your review, your pics, all of it!
I ordered the same cake topper! LOL!
I also thought the stickers from Zazzle would be bigger. But, oh well. lol.



<333 I can't wait to see YOUR review!!!!!!!!!!!
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ypharmacy Posted: Oct 15, 2014 05:50 PM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

Omg you have to be the quickest review posted for a wedding that happened like 5 days ago..I'm still waiting for my photographer pics to post mine.. Loved your attention to details..everything looked perfect.. Congratulations you looked amazing
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ldequatro Posted: Oct 15, 2014 07:24 PM+
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Posted by ypharmacy

Omg you have to be the quickest review posted for a wedding that happened like 5 days ago..I'm still waiting for my photographer pics to post mine.. Loved your attention to details..everything looked perfect.. Congratulations you looked amazing



Lots of the pictures I got from people posting on facebook, but the good thing about having your friend as a photographer is you get teasers 3 days after :) :) Once I get all of my pix done I'll post some more!

Thank you!!!
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kaselyn Posted: Oct 16, 2014 09:57 AM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

Everything looks flawless. Major props to you for planning such a spectacular event! CONGRATULATIONS!
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ldequatro Posted: Oct 16, 2014 04:25 PM+
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Best day of my life -- Our 10/10/14 Wedding, Wind Watch Golf & Country Club, Crowd Control, Oksana, Dusti Fire Monkey, Capture the Moment

Thanks ladies!! I'm having major depression looking back at the photos, I miss my wedding day so much :( :(
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