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REGAN AND JOSH'S WEDDING

May, 2009 in Bloomington
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Ceremony: Deer Park Manor

Band:

Playeros

Bloomington, IN, USA

"Playeros is a "funky jazzy latin rock band" from south Florida. They did an AMAZING job! Everyone had a blast dancing and we received multiple inquires as to where we were able to find such a great band."

Caterer:

The Cake and the Caterer

309 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN, United States

"We selected The Cake and the Caterer because the venue where we were having our reception was locked into an exclusive agreement with them. Our consultations with them went smoothly...they were easy to work with as we changed our minds on the menu and tried to come down a little bit on costs. From our initial meeting, they assured us we would have plenty of food. Overall, the quality of the food was pretty good, but their management of the event was poor. The day after the wedding, we were notified by several guests that a few tables did not receive salads and one of our entrees, as well as a side dish, ran out before an entire table was served. When my mother called the Monday after the wedding to inform them of this, their excuse was, "two of the flower girls ate hearty portions"....so apparently that accounts for 12 people?! I even overshot our number of guests when I gave them our headcount to ensure we would have plenty of food. In a second phone call my mother made to them regarding the salads, we were then notified that one of the bowls of salad tipped over in the van on the way to the venue so they tried to make the one salad bowl stretch to accommodate 140 guests. I'm not quite sure why they didn't just send someone to the grocery store to buy some bag salad when the salad initially tipped over! Since my husband and I have returned from our honeymoon, we have tried contacting them twice and they have yet to return our phone calls. Nina was their only staff member present that I can say did a wonderful job. But their catering manager, who we had been in contact with throughout our planning process, showed up to our wedding in worn-out jeans and a pink t-shirt with sunglasses on her head…this is how she looked as she dismissed each table to the buffet line; not very professional. I guess that might be suitable at a causal picnic wedding, but we were having a more formal reception. At least the rest of the catering staff had on black pants and a white shirt. The cake was delicious, and what food people got to eat was pretty good, but the manner in which they handled the shortage has been quite disappointing. An apology would have been nice, but all they seem to have are excuses. And a month later, we still have not received a phone call."

Caterer:

Indiana Memorial Union Catering

900 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN, United States

"We used IMU catering for our rehearsal dinner at Oliver Winery and they did a wonderful job! Their staff present at our event were dressed professionally and the food was excellent...and there was plenty of it! Bari Kuhlman was wonderful to work with...I highly recommend their services! Wished we could have used them for our reception too."

Jeweler:

Argentum Jewelers

205 N College Ave # 100
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Our rings were beautiful, and Amy is great to work with. Just make sure if it's a custom order that you order it WAY in advance."

Photographer:

Deckard Photography,inc. - Photographer - Bloomington, Indiana, 47404, United States

Deckard Photography

Bloomington, Indiana 47404, United States
812 323.8624

"Shannen and Bill were easy to work with. The pictures turned out great."

Ceremony:

Deer Park Manor

1501 E. Hillside Drive
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Deer Park Manor is absolutely beautiful. It gives you the feeling of having your wedding and reception at a private residence, which is exactly what we wanted. My only major complaint, is that apparently the second floor of the house is an apartment that is rented out to college kids...we had no idea! So during our reception, there were a few guys and a great dane grilling out on their balcony which overlooked our reception. For the amount of money you pay to rent the facility, I wouldn't have ever imagined a cookout with a huge dog taking place 10 feet above our reception and in plain sight of all our guests."

Rehearsal Dinner:

Oliver Winery

8024 N State Road 37
Bloomington, IN, United States

"This is one of my all-time favorite places in Bloomington, so it was an easy choice to have our rehearsal dinner there. We had around a 100 guests, and they handled it all wonderfully. The grounds are beautiful, the wine is fantastic, and everyone enjoyed wine tasting."

Hotel:

Courtyard by Marriott

310 S College Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

Hotel:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

117 S. Franklin
Bloomington, IN, United States

Restaurant:

Crazy Horse

214 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Great Bar and Restaurant"

Restaurant:

Dagwood's Deli and Sub Shop

116 S Indiana Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408

"Phenomenal Subs!"

Restaurant:

Farm Bloomington

108 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

"specializes in using on locally grown food"

Restaurant:

Lennie's

1805 E 10th St
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Huge Sandwiches and home of the Bloomington Brewing Company"

Restaurant:

Little Zagreb Janko's

223 W 6th St
Bloomington, IN, United States

Restaurant:

Opie Taylor's

110 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN, United States

Restaurant:

Scholars Inn Bakehouse

125 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Coffee shop, bagels, soups and sandwiches, breakfast"

Restaurant:

Snow Lion Restaurant

113 S Grant St
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Tibetan Restaurant owned by the Dalai Lama's brother and nephew"

Restaurant:

The Irish Lion

214 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Restauran and Bar...be sure to try the Blarney Puff Balls!"

Restaurant:

Trojan Horse

100 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Gotta Get a Gyros! Great Greek Food, casual atmosphere"

Restaurant:

Upland Brewing Co

350 W 11th St
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Locally owned Brewery...great beer and food"

Restaurant:

Uptown Cafe

102 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408

"Great spot for breakfast"

Restaurant:

Village Deli

409 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Another great spot for breakfast"

Restaurant:

Whitehall Crossing

3140 W Whitehall Crossing Blvd
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Several Shops and Resturants including Texas Roadhose, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Kohls, Lowes, Old Navy, etc."

Bars:

Bluebird

216 N Walnut St
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Fun Bar, Great Live Music"

Bars:

Nick's English Hut

423 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Great bar, lots of IU Memorabilia"

Bars:

Rootcellar Bar and Grill

108 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

Points of Interest:

Bloomington Hospital

601 W 2nd St
Bloomington, IN, United States

"just incase..."

Points of Interest:

Indiana Memorial Union

900 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Campus Bookstore, Bowling Alley, Pool Hall and Hotel"

Points of Interest:

Indiana University Visitor's Center

530 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408

Points of Interest:

Indiana University: Art Museum

1133 E 7th St
Bloomington, IN, United States

Points of Interest:

Showplace West 12

2929 W 3rd St
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Movie Theater"

Points of Interest:

Wonderlab Museum of Science

308 W 4th St
Bloomington, IN, United States

"A wonderful Children's Science Museum"

Shopping:

College Mall

2894 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Typical mall stores including Macy's, Best Buy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Target, Barnes and Noble, etc."

Shopping:

Fountain Square Mall

101 W Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Boutique Shops (including a Cigar Shop) located across from the Courthouse on the square"

Shopping:

J L Waters & Co

109 N College Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

"Adventure Outfitters"

Shopping:

Steve & Barry's University Sportswear

421 E Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN, United States

"University T-Shirt Store"

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