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JESSIE AND ORLANDO'S WEDDING

December, 2009 in Silver Spring

"Our wedding day was wonderful! We enjoyed every moment. Friends and family sharing that moment made it even more special. We are thankful for all those who made sacrifices to come and for our vendors who did a great job!"

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Ceremony: Ceremony Site
Reception: Reception

Vendors

Venues

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Cakes/Candies Vendor:

Custom Cake Design

8535 Ziggy Lane
Gaithersburg, MD, United States

"I've been to other weddings that used them and the cake design is generally flawless. I found the same with mine. We went with a cheaper model and had no issues--execution is beautiful. Their cake is amazingly moist and tasty. They are very friendly and easy to work with. My negatives. They absolutely would not give me a lavendar buttercream frosting. I didn't care what shade of purple it ended up I just wanted it purple and they wouldn't budge even a little. Later I saw pictures of a child's cake they did in that color. Kind of pissed me off--it's not that they can't do it, they were just being difficult. The other thing was the cake topper. I had a round acrylic topper which is a topper and has a base to sit on a cake but they wanted to glue it one of their bases and charge me $40 to do it. So silly. I refused and had the hotel person put it on the cake themselves after it was delivered."

Florist:

Hoover Fisher Florist

16 University Boulevard East
Silver Spring, MD, United States

"They claim that they don't do weddings. I couldn't get them to agree to do my wedding for months. one of the staff tipped me off that if you come in a week or two before the wedding the owner will agree to meet the emergency need. I came in a week before the wedding--and it worked. He doesn't like to do bouquets, but he totally did the reception flowers without a problem. He worked with my budget ($30 a table) and did a wonderful and creative job of it. I loved it! and would use them for other events as well. Highly recommend them."

Invitations Vendor:

Wedding Mapper

Houston, TX, USA

"We used wedding mapper to create a map for our wedding website and to create maps for our invitations, programs and for our rehearsal dinner event. Very easy to use, FREE and basically the best resource ever. We have recommended it to everyone we know--even for non-weddings.. just events. Everyone who used the online versions raved about them."

Invitations Vendor:

Rexcraft

Orange Park, FL, USA

"Love their selection and personalization potential. However, we were doing bi-lingual invitations and we had to go back and forth 13 times (I am not exagerating!) because of the sloppy work--misspellings, wrong ink color, un-centered text, etc.. Just no eye for detail or the scale of the invitation. I was shocked, but I just kept sending the proofs back until they got it right. I know they were sick of me by the end of it. :)"

Photographer:

Labor of Love Photography

2015 Osborn Drive
Silver Spring, MD, United States

"We booked them 2 weeks before the wedding. They were great, very flexible, worked out a personal pacakge that fit our needs and budget. The day of we had Stacy and Katie. They were professional, encouraging, tooks tons of photos and were very creative. They also helped with alot of other stuff--like emergency lip gloss and figuring out the bustle. Absolutely love them and their work."

Registry Vendor:

Bed, Bath and Beyond

9700 Mentor Ave
Mentor, OH, United States

Registry Vendor:

Target

11160 Veirs Mill Road
Wheaton, MD, United States

"Poor. Poor service online. People found it difficult to use. When people bought things in the store and the registry was scanned things didn't come off of the registry. The registry basically didn't update with things that were bought. We ended up with a ton of duplicate items. Talk about difficult when we tried to return or exchange things. The SS store on CherryHill Road.... so rude, didn't want to take the things back or even provide a store discount. I had to call corporate. It was a mess. I love the store, but for the hassle--ask for gift cards, don't do the registry."

Tuxedo Vendor:

Men's Wearhouse

12218 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD, United States

"Very professional, very easy smooth process and very affordable. We had groomsmen from different states and were worried about how to get it all coordinated, but it was easy. They were able to get measured and pay for everything at any of the thousands of Men's Wearhouses across the country. Everything came on time, nothing was missing. Only negative: PAY ATTENTION TO THE RETURN date. OMG, they totally get you with that. It's the next day right after the wedding. We got married on a Saturday and returned them on Monday and had to pay $20 per tux for a late return. Our fault, but you should know."

Wedding Fashion Vendor:

Alfred Angelo Bridal

6643 Ritchie Hwy
Glen Burnie, MD, United States

"The wedding gown (2003W) and the bridesmaids dress (grape, 7047) were from Alfred Angelo. Unfortunately, the nearest stores are about 2 hours from Silver Spring, MD. We used the LaVale store. They were so wonderful, excited and fun to work with. Everyone loved the dresses. I think they do a great GREAT job for plus size gals. My only regret--that the store was so far away and that I didn't take advantage of the free steaming they offered."

Ceremony:

Ceremony Site - Ceremony - 12608 New Hampshire Ave, Colesville, MD, 20904

Ceremony Site

12608 New Hampshire Ave
Colesville, MD 20904

Reception:

Reception

2 Montgomery Village Ave
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

"Holiday Inn Gaithersburg"

Hotel:

Hotel-Holiday Inn

3 Montgomery Village Ave
Montgomery Village, MD 20877, US

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