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Our Awesome wedding at East Wind! 4/26/15(ADA, Pamela Sue, Rosanna Amador, Francescos Bakery, April...
RainbowCupcake Posted: May 07, 2015 05:58 PM+
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Our Awesome wedding at East Wind! 4/26/15(ADA, Pamela Sue, Rosanna Amador, Francescos Bakery, April Gismondi,Tommy Tunes, Indigo Hotel,Iris PhotoBooth)I had my wedding at East Wind and it was awesome! It was such a stressful couple of weeks before that and not everything went just right but you have to just try and enjoy yourself because you don't want to spend time from your wedding being upset over nothing! :)
Hotel and Reception Dinner at Indigo East End - C+ - We had our reception dinner in the ballroom downstairs and stayed there for the weekend. The place is nice and clean and very pretty. The ballroom downstairs was spacious and the staff was nice....the food not so much. I'm big on flavor and the food was pretty bland. The dessert was cookies that were a bit hard for my liking. Salmon was tasteless and the only thing I liked were the potatoes. Our rooms were pretty but kind of small and I requested the honeymoon suite but nobody told me what happened with that. I was happy they put me on the first floor close to the entrance. The bathroom was spacious but there there are no doors on the showers so water kept spilling onto the floor. They have water bottles in the rooms but if you drink them they charge you 3 dollars. The bed was a bit stiff and I woke up with a huge black and blue...I think I got bit by something but who knows. Overall a nice place but not impressed.
ADA Photography - A+++ so far - Lee was great! He called a couple days before to get the run down on the family and what kind of pictures would be alright to take with who. He was really funny and knew what he was doing. He knew we were running behind schedule so it was nice of him to remind us to take a couple of pictures outside during the reception of just the two of us. He was right on time at the hotel and kept everyone happy and smiling.
Hair and Makeup
Pamela Sue Makeup - A+++++ - She was freaken awesome. We had did a trial and I showed her a pic of something completely different than what we did that day and I was nervous it wasn't going to come out right but Pamela floored me with the results. She did such a great job and everyone commented how great my makeup looked. She even covered up this bruise on my arm because I woke up with this HUGE black and blue the day of and was so worried it was going to show but she covered it up so well. And she was early and came straight to my hotel. The only thing was that I wasn't given a lipstick to reapply because it quickly
faded with all my running around, but it was probably something forgotten in the business of the day! Awesome!
Rosanna Amador - B+ - She was great and super sweet and was early. She had been to my hotel many times so she got them to bring them a chair for me and is a super friendly lady. She curled my hair and extensions nicely and overall my hair looked nice. I was hoping for more body and curls all around but it might have been my hair. I also think it would have been better if my hair was pinned up before I went to East Wind because some of my curls lost shape but my friends curled them again so no biggie.
Francesco's Bakery - A++++++- We went to a taste testing and everything was so tasty. A certain kind of cake was included but we wanted a very funky topsy turby cake with fondant and he gave us a good price for it. The end result was amazing! Everyone raved how unique and beautiful the cake was and omg it was so good! It was filled with cannolli cream and chocolate fudge. I was so mad I didn't get to eat more than one slice!
East Wind - A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ - The staff at East Wind was just phenomenal, went above and beyond the call of duty for us. From the start I went thru 2 people (either left the company or fired) before they paired me with Kaitlin. She was the sweetest, most compassionate wedding coordinator ever! We were emailing back and forth all the time, and she was so patient with me, especially the two weeks before the wedding, where my parents and my husband's parents were constantly changing the guest count and messing up the final total. The day of the wedding our Maitre'D was Scott and bridal attendant...I think Barbara? They were just fabulous. I had a rainbow wedding and made my own centerpieces and decor and he handled everything so well. The room looked great and he made sure everything went smoothly. We had a snafu where my wedding officiant didn't show up (more about that later) and I was so stressed and wasn't sure what to do. Never did Scott lose his cool and he was so helpful and level headed. He made me feel like it was all going to be ok. He arranged everyone to go to cocktail hour first then go back to the ceremony once she got there. It actually worked out really well and people were raving about the schedule change because they weren't hungry during the ceremony! Our bridal attendant was excellent! She waited on us hand and foot and got us anything we needed, even bringing me down some of my favorite appetizers from the cocktail hour and helping me put on my shoes. She was just amazing! The food was awesome in the cocktail hour and during the reception it was good, not like the tasting we had a couple months before but still pretty good. The drinks were strong and the bartenders were very attentive and friendly. Everything was awesome!
April Gismondi (Wedding Officiant) - A- Well the thing was that she didn't show up on time! When I called her she thought my wedding was the next day so a miscommunication there! She got to us in about half hour and I did check the contract where it did say the 27th and I'm not sure why but I also didn't see it or confirm the date but I assumed she knew! But again you can't sweat it because the ceremony was beautiful and everyone was in tears over her words and ours. Everything was lovely and she was very apologetic and it all worked out well because there were many people who were late and because of the whole mix up they were able to see the ceremony so sometimes things just happen for a reason.
Tommy Tunes - A- We had an MC and a percussionist along with the DJ as a gift from my mother in law. The DJ got me a bit upset because he wasn't fully aware of my special music list for the ceremony and accidentally played the walkout song before we finished. The reception was great! Ken the MC was hilarious and kept everyone laughing! The percussionist was awesome and really carried alot of the music. I never thought to have one but he really rocked it out! All 3 of them kept people on the dance floor all night. Even in the middle of the ceremony Ken came up to me to check if I wanted to change up the music, which I did and I was happy that he checked with because there was a moment that some ppl weren't feeling the music but again everything worked out wonderfully!
Iris Photobooth -A+++++++++ - AWESOME! I was hesitant to get a photobooth cause I hear good and bad things about having one but Iris Photobooth made everything great. Danny corresponded with me thru email and kept me up to date about everything I needed to do. He even designed a special video game layout for the print outs! Everyone raved about the booth and thought it was super cool. They even provided a guest book so ppl can put a copy of their pictures in there with little scribbles of well wishes! He was there with another attendant and they were super friendly and let me and my husband cut the line whenever we wanted! So happy we booked them!
beccajs4 Posted: May 08, 2015 12:52 PM+
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Our Awesome wedding at East Wind! 4/26/15(ADA, Pamela Sue, Rosanna Amador, Francescos Bakery, April Gismondi,Tommy Tunes, Indigo Hotel,Iris PhotoBooth)Thanks for the review. i'm also using April and Tommy's! i'll make sure to triple check that she knows the date :)
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Our Awesome wedding at East Wind! 4/26/15(ADA, Pamela Sue, Rosanna Amador, Francescos Bakery, April Gismondi,Tommy Tunes, Indigo Hotel,Iris PhotoBooth)Great review!! Congrats!!
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