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christineguida Posted: Oct 17, 2015 12:04 PM+
christineguida MEMBER SINCE: 11/14 TOTAL POSTS : 84 WEDDING DATE: Oct 03, 2015
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Venetian Yacht Club, Bella Bride by Pamela Sue, Angela's Hair, Hidden Essence, FM Entertainment, Iris Photobooths, Rev. Sarah Gutmann, Francescos, Hello Gorgeous Photography, Dynasty Limousines

I had the most amazing wedding. All of my vendors were wonderful. I don't really have anything negative to say about any of them. If anyone needs price quotes, photos, or more information, I would be happy to answer any private messages! I really highly recommend each of my vendors :) Congrats and good luck to everyone!

Venetian Yacht Club: A++++ - I had the most amazing wedding on October 3, 2015 at the Venetian Yacht Club. Even thought it was mid-hurricane and gross outside, the Venetian made it extra special inside. We worked with Toniann Dillon, who made all of our dreams come true. She was so helpful and wonderful to work with, and really did an amazing job helping us plan our special day. We had our ceremony indoors at 5:30PM on Saturday, the cocktail hour downstairs at 6PM, and the reception upstairs at 7PM. Our maitre'd and bridal attendant Katie were PERFECT in every way. They decorated everything the way I wanted (and even nicer than I thought it could be!) The food was amazing and everyone keeps telling me how amazing each station at the cocktail hour was and how delicious the meals were. I can't say enough wonderful things about the Venetian Yacht Club, the view, and the staff.

Hidden Essence Flowers: A++++ - I worked with Michelle to plan everything for the wedding, but her cousin Liz ended up delivering and setting up everything for us. They both did such amazing jobs. They were, by far, the most affordable on our budget, but they took extra steps to ensure everything was perfect. They moved our lanterns from our ceremony to our centerpieces after it was over. They added flowers to our cake to make it look gorgeous. And they really did a great job paying attention to such details. Our bouquets were perfect - sunflowers, lots of color and I had so many compliments on them. Liz delivered everything to the hotel and venue herself, so there wasn't a random transport person there. I HIGHLY recommend them!!

Bella Bride by Pamela Sue: A++++ - I have only wonderful things to say about Pamela Sue. Her personality is so wonderful. She was so calming to be around before the wedding. She worked so hard to make sure that my makeup was perfect, and all of my bridal party, mothers etc. had no issues before we left for the wedding. Everything was beautiful. She is so talented and friendly, and she does airbrushing and fake eyelashes as well! She was on time to the hotel, and stayed a little later to apply lipstick and do touchups at the end, which was so appreciated. I also had a trial with her months before the wedding, and she did an amazing job then too. However, I decided to change my look on the wedding day, and she did a great job adapting to what I wanted. The makeup lasted ALL DAY with no problem!

Angela's Hair Design: A++++ - This woman is an ABSOLUTE blessing. A few days before my wedding, my original hair stylist cancelled on me. I had booked her months before, and had even done a trial with her. (Don't worry that person isn't advertised on this site or reviewed anywhere - she is from a salon). ANGELA CAME TO THE RESCUE! My mother called her for me in a panic, and she made sure she was available to us. What was hysterical about this was that I had originally contacted her months before booking the other hair stylist because she was so highly recommended. But Angela already had another wedding booked so I didn't pursue her. Thankfully, that wedding was earlier in the morning and she was able to come to the hotel after she was done. She did an amazing job on all of our hair. She fixed anything that needed to be fixed and is such a wonderful person. She is so talented and did several didn't styles on people's hairs. She even fit me in for a trial two days before the wedding! I can't say enough wonderful things to say about her!

FM Entertainment: A++ - We dealt with Frank, the owner, and met with him twice before the wedding (once to book, and once to go over final details). Frank told us on the first day that Mike would be our DJ, however he didn't come to either meeting. He called him on speakerphone and had us talk to him which was fine. We were a little worried beforehand having not met him in person, but EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. Mike did an amazing job and kept the party going with the best music. He listened to what we wanted and had some great ideas and song choices. He really made our wedding a PARTY, which is what we wanted. Nobody left the dance floor the entire night. Even our photographers said how crazy it was that we danced the whole night without stopping. We also used George, the guitarist, through FM for our ceremony and cocktail hour and he did a great job. Again, we didn't meet him beforehand, but did get to speak to him with Frank on the phone. He even sent us some videos showing how he played guitar and sampled the songs for us. Overall, the music was one of the best parts of the wedding.

Iris Photobooths: A+++ - Danny from Iris Photobooths was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was such a gentleman and really made sure that our photobooth was a huge hit. From the very beginning when I booked him, he was helpful and honest. We had a lot of email communications and he set up everything perfect at the venue. We had an Open Air photobooth with a scrapbook and props included. We absolutely LOVED the scrapbook, so definitely get that! We also had a flashdrive mailed to us after the wedding with all of the photos - which is an amazing idea because we were able to keep all the photos forever and print them out on our own. Danny really was wonderful and I highly recommend them!

Rev. Sarah Gutmann: A+++ - What a wonderful part of our ceremony and wedding she was! She was in constant email communication before the wedding date and had so many great ideas. She videotaped our ceremony, which was so nice to have. She did such a good job capturing who my husband and I are and what are love story is. So many people raved about her after the ceremony and said she included humor (which is perfect for us), love, prayer, and did it all in the perfect time frame. She was really great to work with!

Hello Gorgeous Photography: A++++ - The best thing I ever did was book this photographer. I booked her even before I had a set wedding date because I knew I loved her photos so much (a coworker had used her the year prior). Rachel owns her own company with her best friend, Megan, and they are based out of Cape May, New Jersey. Megan was unable to come on the wedding day (her sister was getting married), so she brought along another WONDERFUL photographer, LeAnna (also based out of NJ). They were the perfect pair. Funny and efficient. They got all the shots I wanted. And the weather was horrible, but they managed to get us all outside for a first look and some family portraits. It was great! They were so encouraging and just were all over the dance floor taking photos. They were fun, wonderful photographers and I am so glad they were part of our wedding! I can't wait until we get our edited photos back in a few weeks!

Dynasty Limousines: A+ - I thought they were okay to work with and the limo van that they sent for us was on time and efficient. I used a 14 passenger limo van (kind of like a party bus with 14 seats) to bring the bridal party and family to the venue. I didn't use any additional limos (I used school buses for guest transportation not through Dynasty). Overall everything went smoothly and they were very accommodating in the week leading up to the wedding when we changed things around because of the weather.

Bridal Reflections: A++ - I got my dress from the location in Massapequa. When I went last year to pick out the dress, our bridal consultant was a little frazzled and overwhelmed because it was busy. However, she helped me pick out a great dress! We eventually had it shipped to the Carle Place location in order to do alterations. I LOVED Amelia, the seamstress. She was wonderful to work with and did an amazing job with it. She was friendly and efficient and the dress looked great!

New York Bridal Outlet & Boutique: A+++ - I got my veil and belt from this location in Farmingdale. It is a small location that has wedding gowns, bridesmaid/MOB dresses, belts, veils etc. I had a great experience there and got my veil and belt at a much cheaper price had I gone somewhere else (and trust me, I looked). They pressed the veil for me and I picked it up a few days before the wedding. They were VERY helpful.

Francesco's Bakery: A+ - We had our cake included with our venue package. Any upgrades to the cake were extra. We had a great cake tasting a few months before the wedding, and they had some great ideas. Our cake was beautiful, but it was definitely a little slanted on the top layer. It tasted good and we got the whole top layer for our first anniversary!


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SoonToBeMrsE77 Posted: Oct 18, 2015 10:11 AM+
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Venetian Yacht Club, Bella Bride by Pamela Sue, Angela's Hair, Hidden Essence, FM Entertainment, Iris Photobooths, Rev. Sarah Gutmann, Francescos, Hello Gorgeous Photography, Dynasty Limousines

Congratulations! Sounds wonderful! Thanks for writing a review, it's so helpful!
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FutureMrsGomez Posted: Oct 19, 2015 12:40 PM+
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Venetian Yacht Club, Bella Bride by Pamela Sue, Angela's Hair, Hidden Essence, FM Entertainment, Iris Photobooths, Rev. Sarah Gutmann, Francescos, Hello Gorgeous Photography, Dynasty Limousines

Thanks for sharing!!!!!!
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kerin Posted: Oct 19, 2015 01:26 PM+
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Venetian Yacht Club, Bella Bride by Pamela Sue, Angela's Hair, Hidden Essence, FM Entertainment, Iris Photobooths, Rev. Sarah Gutmann, Francescos, Hello Gorgeous Photography, Dynasty Limousines

thank you for sharing!! bride's reviews are so helpful and always fun to read :)
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JessicaP07 Posted: Oct 23, 2015 08:45 PM+
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Venetian Yacht Club, Bella Bride by Pamela Sue, Angela's Hair, Hidden Essence, FM Entertainment, Iris Photobooths, Rev. Sarah Gutmann, Francescos, Hello Gorgeous Photography, Dynasty Limousines

great review! very helpful thank you
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