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BRIT AND MACKIE'S WEDDING

June, 2008 in Alexandria

"Our wedding was fabulous! Although there were a few minor issues throughout the day, I couldn't ask for anything better. It truely was the happiest day of my life. We still have people commenting on how beautiful, unique, and personal our wedding was."

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Ceremony: Ceremony
Reception: Reception

Vendors

Venues

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Band:

About Faces Entertainment

Alexandria, VA, USA

"We hired a caricature artist. He did a great job will all the portraits, but had an issue with him at the end of the evening, but I didn't find out about it until after our honeymoon. I did speak to his employer in great length and tried to resolve the issue but it's really my guests words against his and it's not worth debating over. I would still recommend him because he's extremely talented. Our guests were lined up all night. Wish I would've hired him for the entire reception. Well worth the money."

Cakes/Candies Vendor:

Watergate Pastry - Cakes/Candies Vendor - 2534 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20037, USA

Watergate Pastry Shoppe

2534 Virginia Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037, USA
202-342-1777

"Anton was so patient. We loved the cake when we went for our tasting. I've been going to them for years, so it was a no brainer that I would use them. The cake was so good that we didn't get to have any at our own wedding. You can't go wrong with them. Tell them what you want and they will come through. Price was so reasonable."

Caterer:

R & R Catering

7627 Fullerton Road
Springfield, VA, United States

"Food was wonderful. Coordinator Nancy was very nice and accomodating. My only negatives are they brought the wrong alcohol and then not enough of what they did bring. They did go back out and get more but again, it was the wrong thing. They also didn't elevate our cake as requested, so guests could only see the top. Staff was easy to work with and very attentive to our guests needs. Nancy did take care of us in the end though and gave us some money back, which we appreciated. The only reason for four stars is because we even stressed in emails and in person about the alcohol issues and making sure it was correct, especially since we were doing menu cards. I definitely would hire them again, but would just bring my own alcohol. The food is the best around and that is not an exaggeration."

Coordinator:

Brandy Williams

Alexandria, VA, USA

"Brandy custom designed all our programs, favors, invites, and overall decorations. She did special handmade favors for all the kids, including t-shirts. They loved them. Her ideas are so unique. Everyone commented on how awesome she was and even offered her a couple jobs. She is in the process of getting her wedding planning certification. She literally handmade mostly everything that was at our wedding. She's unbelieveably talented."

Coordinator:

Exceeding Events

Alexandria, VA, USA

"Myra and her team were very easy to work with. Their prices were the best around. They were VERY attentive to my needs. At the reception we were 45 mins behind and that threw things off. Other than that, they did a great job and I definitely recommend them."

DJ:

Crowded Room DJ

Alexandria, VA, USA

"Two stars and I think that's being fair. Didn't play all my requested songs off my play list. Didn't ask me how to pronounce anyones names. Got a couple wrong in the introductions. Totally embarassed me when it came to my father/daughter dances. He called my dad by my mom's name. But what can you do. I believe he's retired now and off to bigger and better things. I wish him lots of luck though because he is a nice guy."

Florist:

The Bloomin Iris

201 Union St
Occoquan, VA, United States

"If I could go over five stars I would. Dawn is so awesome. She did exactly what I asked of her and it turned out better than I imagined. She worked so hard to accomplish the look we wanted. Even bringing her husband into the picture. She exceeding every expectation and I would recommend her for any of your floral needs. Her prices are better than anyone I found. She is well worth every penny. I have also developed a friendship with her because she cares that much about her clients."

Limo Company:

Global Express

Alexandria, VA, USA

"No AC in the limo and it was 103 out that day. Driver didn't get it fixed until it was too late. We were all dying of heat exhaustion."

Photographer:

A Softer Image

Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA, United States

"Again, another vendor that I highly recommend. She's another one that I have developed a friendship with. When I look at our photos I immediately tear up because there are so many things that I missed that day and she captured them for me. Perfectly! Her pricing is very reasonable. She is patient and kind, and helps out so much from the very beginning to the very end. She's still working with me on picking photos for our album. She goes above and beyond. Our guests absolutely adored her. I again, can't say enough positive things about Lara. Our family now plans on using her for portraits from now on."

Rentals Vendor:

Potomac Party Rentals

Alexandria, VA, USA

"I love Scott. He is the best. He took on this job at the last minute for us and did a great job. We rented a tent from him and he executed what we wanted flawlessly. Prices are so competitive."

Rentals Vendor:

JOHN FARR Lighting Design - Rentals Vendor - 15510 Peachwalker Drive, Bowie, MD, 20716

John Farr Lighting

15510 Peachwalker Drive
Bowie, MD 20716
301-390-2728

"Very expensive, but worth every penny. Our venue needed lighting to make it look good. He did exactly what I wanted. Everyone commented on how awesome the venue looked. And our custom GOBO he did for us was over the top."

Tuxedo Vendor:

Savvi Formalwear by Sarno and Son - Tuxedo Vendor - 401 South Washington Ave , Scranton, PA, 18505, usa

Sarno & Son's

401 South Washington Ave
Scranton, PA 18505, usa
570-346-5725

"Bryan was very pleasant to work with. Everything was on time. The only issue was them giving Mac the wrong tie, but Bryan quickly fixed the issue by having another one overnighted to our house the morning of the wedding. He's very nice and patient."

Videographer:

Well Spun Weddings

Bethlehem, PA, USA

"I have not seen the finished product, but expect nothing less than perfection because they are wonderful to work with. The videographer we had was awesome. I barely noticed him the entire day. I am excited to see the video soon. You won't be disappointment with this company. They are very prompt on their responses and pay attention to detail."

Wedding Day Beauty Vendor:

Frizzles

6797 Springfield Mall
Springfield, VA, United States

"Love Love Love this salon. It's very I regularly get my hair done. Jack and his team did an awesome job on me and my girls. They were so happy with their hair. This salon is very accomodating to bridal parties."

Ceremony:

Washington Farms United Methodist Church - Ceremony - 3921 Old Mill Rd, Alexandria, VA, 22309, US

Ceremony

3921 Old Mill Rd
Alexandria, VA 22309, US

"Our ceremony venue was a little chapel (Washington Farm United Methodist) in Mt. Vernon. It has such an intimate feel to it. The staff were very nice. Especially Lore. They really don't have any rules and they don't charge to use their chapel. Two things I loved about them. We left most of our flowers for them so they would have them for Sunday service. They were so appreciative. The only issue we had with the church was that someone turned the AC off and it was 102 degrees outside, so you can imagine what it was like inside this little chapel. But with that being the only issue we came across, the church was perfect and exactly what we were looking for. Had to have a center asile and it had to be intimate. I got both! You'll fall in love as well."

Reception:

Reception

105 N Union St
Alexandria, VA 22314, US

"The Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria is bare knuckle. You have to bring in outside vendors, including lighting to make this place fitting for a reception. It is very unique and huge which is what I loved about it. However, using all outside vendors got very expensive, and this place is not cheap by any means. If you have the money than go for it because it's different. Definitely not traditional. We rented the back patio for the cocktail hour and it faces the water. Beautiful! The only reason I am giving this a three is because of their events coordinator, Tara. Very sweet at the first meeting, but when she got the money we didn't hear from her for months. She barely returned our emails and when we went down to speak to her she was very cold and uncooperative. Ultimately our reception came out as planned but she was not fun to deal with and she is the only one to deal with there."

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