I worked with Jessica for my makeup and she did a wonderful job. She did my makeup, my moms and all the bridesmaids. Everyone looked really natural but even more beautiful than they already do! The makeup lasted well throughout the night and looked great in pictures.
We used Black Tie for bridal party transportation to the wedding as well as transportation to and from the airport for our honeymoon. On all these occasions, the vehicles were beautiful and clean and the drivers were very friendly and timely. I think they might be a little more than some other local limo companies, but I felt they were worth it.
We got this recommendation from a friend who used them at his wedding last year. We had 1 large 54 person coach bus and 1 medium sized shuttle that held 30 to transport our guests from the hotel to the reception and back. For the amount of time we had the buses and the size of the buses, I believe it was a good deal. They were easy to work with and we had no issues with directions or timing.
This band was fantastic. They played all of our must haves and even let me cousin sing with the band (family tradition). I couldn’t be happier with their performance – dance floor was never empty even during dinner.
Before I started looking for my dress I never thought I would find it at Davids Bridal For some reason I thought they wouldn’t have what I was looking for. I went to 2 other shops first and they had nice dresses that were close to what I was looking for – but the stretched my budget a little. I went to Davids and was helped by Roberta who showed me this beautiful v-neck lace dress and it was about ½ the price of the other dresses I had liked. I also went here for my alterations, but they were a little more expensive than I thought they would be. I paid $250 I think for hemming (my dress had 2 layers), bustle, veil shortening, cups and taking in the dress on the shoulders. So I guess I got a lot done, but it still seemed a little high. I had no trouble with Davids Bridal even though I had heard stories about bad customer service. My dress came in 2 months early and the alterations looked really good, so I only have good things to say about them. Also my bridesmaids bought their shoes at Davids and got a discount because I bought my dress there.
I went to look at bridesmaid dresses with my girls at a shop in Waltham and they tried on a bunch of styles until we decided on Bill Levkoff #971. The cost at the bridal shop was $175, but Netbride quoted me at $105 per dress – a significant discount. It was really easy to order through Netbride and the dresses came in early and looked great. The only tough thing is the girls had to figure out their own sizes using the website, which can be tricky. Netbride can give you a quote on most designers so I would definitely check it out if you want to save your girls some money.
I went with my husband to look at tuxes at this location and the woman was very helpful and took the time to go through different styles and colors. The only issue is that this place can get very busy on the weekends so expect to wait a little while for your turn. I am pretty sure there were no issues with the tuxes – at least if there were I had no idea!
Michael was a pleasure to work with – very professional and you don’t really seem him while he is taking. He stayed at the reception an extra 45 minutes beyond the amount of time he was required. We received the final photos in only 4 weeks after the wedding and they look amazing. The detail shots are so beautiful and he captured some great “action” shots on the dance floor.
Annette works out of her house in Revere and is therefore a bit lower in cost than other florists we looked at. I had a good idea of what I wanted for bouquets and centerpieces and they came out pretty much like I wanted. I was very pleased with the flowers, but a few flowers on my bouquet were slightly wilted when I got it – not too noticeable, but I saw them and I hope the photos don’t pick up on it. Annette is really good about working within budgets and has great ideas.
Special Note: The Georgetown Club closed down a few days after our wedding, so at the moment you can not have a wedding there, but they are planning on selling it so hopefully someday it will open up again.
We had no idea the whole bankruptcy thing was going on, thankfully, so our wedding was pretty seamless. I loved working with the Georgetown Club, especially the coordinator M.E.Wells, who was very responsive to emails. We had our reception in the Andover room which holds up to 350, even though we had about 160 people at our wedding. The room was beautiful with a nice large dance floor, many windows and a nice balcony that overlooked the golf course. The food was awesome and very reasonably priced. Everything I saw of the servers and coordinators was wonderful, they put out all of my table names and extra decorations and the place looked great. I wish other brides could continue to get married there and my heart goes out to brides who booked there and are now trying to find other arrangements.
I grew up in Andover and went to the larger St. Augustines church when I was yonger as well as the smaller St Josephs church/chapel. The lovely thing about this church is that it holds only 200ish people so at our wedding it looked pretty full. We were also able to pick any time on Saturday to have the ceremony since there is no Saturday afternoon mass here. Fr. Joe Narog was our celebrant and he was out of this world. My husband and I met with Fr. Joe early in our engagement as he was friendly with my father. We met with Fr. Joe several times for pre-marriage meetings and he was very warm and welcoming and really took the time to get to know us. As a result of this our ceremony was wonderful and personal and many people commented that it was the “best Catholic ceremony they had ever been to.”
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