Our wedding day went so smoothly because of all the amazing vendors we chose! Don't be suspicious of all the 5/5 star ratings--these were absolutely deserved and I can't say enough good things about all these wonderful vendors! We had the wedding of our dreams because of all the hard work of these people and we feel so lucky to have had such a perfect wedding day! What a great way to start our marriage!
I cannot rave enough about Stephanie and Shaun Scade with Scade Photography. They went so far beyond what I had expected and hoped for from a photographer and were so much fun to work with. They are very calming and unassuming--they don't force you to pose in awkward positions or get in the way of moments, they just capture what they see and make you feel beautiful, relaxed, and perfect. They scouted out some AMAZING locations as per my request to look like we were in the middle of nature and are very talented at what they do. I had a few particular shots I had wanted to get, and they went beyond what I had hoped for! They are very nature focused and found ways of making our pictures just as much about us as our beautiful surroundings. They are very reasonably priced (well worth every penny!) and are extremely easy to work with. I WILL be hiring them again for the next milestone in our lives and cannot recommend them enough.
I hired a hairstylist from Sylvia and Co Salon in Sherwood Park to do my hair in the morning of the wedding. She came to my house in Edmonton bright and early and did an amazing job with my hair! I had been going to her for a whole year leading up to the wedding so that she could get familiar with me and my tresses, and we even did two trials to get it just right! My stylist was Tiera and she was wonderful, and very reasonably priced (especially compared to other salons in Edmonton!). I will continue to see Tiera even now that the wedding is over and recommend the salon to anyone--they are Aveda and have a very beautiful salon!
Jen at Impact Artistry did an AMAZING job with my makeup. I gave her a picture that I liked and she did a perfect job creating just the right look for my face. She is very talented and extremely well priced. She came to my house for the wedding day and the trial and made me feel completely at ease in her hands, knowing that I was going to look amazing. I had nothing to worry about and just let her do her magic and it turned out even more beautiful than I had hoped. I highly recommend Jen to all brides and will DEFINITELY be hiring her for my next special occasion!
I purchased my Pronovias wedding dress from the Bridal House and it turned out PERFECT. It fit me amazing (even though I am a very small bride with tiny hips) and looked absolutely stunning. I got so many compliments from my friends and family, and my husband loved it! The Bridal House is a very classy and upscale place to shop and they make you feel very special while you are there. We also got our tuxedos from the Tuxedo House. There were a few kinks, but they were all ironed out by the time the men all left with their suits and the whole tuxedo rental process went very well. I am giving the Bridal House only 4 stars for the following two reasons: First, I found them to be a bit on the expensive side. The groom did get a free tux rental and they gave us a deal on our groomsmen's shoes, so it was great on that side, but everything related to the dress had a cost and it turned out to be pretty high in the end! But it was worth it considering that I had a lot of alterations and the dress was perfect. The second reason I give them 4 stars is because I sometimes found their customer service skills to be lacking. There were a few times when I could have used just a little bit more tenderness and reassuring that it was all going to turn out. But everything did turn out in the end and I am very pleased!
Gloria at Art of Cake was an absolute dream to work with. The cake was exactly what I wanted it to look like (she replicated a very detailed picture I found) and it tasted so delicious. She had no problems with my request for butterceam only (I don't like fondant!) and did such a beautiful job with all the intricate details. My guests and I were more than impressed and I would recommend her to anyone wanting a delicious cake that will turn out exactly as you what it! I would absolutely hire her again for ANY (and ALL!) future cakes!
John at the Scona Chamber Singers was the most incredible man to work with on the music for my Catholic wedding ceremony. He played every single song that I specifically requested (one he even had to learn on the organ just for my wedding) and his choir was unbelievably beautiful. Many people in the church (myself included) were brought to tears by the sheer beauty of their voices, it was breathtaking. He was very flexible and incredibly helpful (he even edited my ceremony programs!) and could do all sorts of things at any type of wedding ceremony, not just Catholic. I HIGHLY recommend him if you are looking to create the most beautiful atmosphere for your wedding ceremony at a very reasonable price. I would absolutely hire him again for any event I could!
I received so many compliments from our guests on our reception DJ, Divinity Productions. They played exactly what I had requested for the dinner and all the important songs and kept the party going all night long! I was really impressed by the song selection and their ability to have the dance floor packed at all times! They had an incredibly reasonable rate and were very easy to work and plan with. I would absolutely hire them again for any party I want to be AMAZING!
We did two, one-hour private lessons with Footnotes Dance Studio just to learn a few basics of the foxtrot for our first dance. We learned how to look graceful and confident while travelling around the dance floor, as well as how to spin and even do a dip! The lessons were very reasonably priced and were exactly what we needed. I would absolutely recommend Footnotes to any couple wanting to look perfect on the dance floor and would definitely hire them again!
Eric at Bunches flowers on 109 street was an absolute dream to work with. He doesn't typically take many weddings--so if he's willing to do your consider yourself very lucky! He did exactly what I wanted (I had brought a picture of a general style that I liked; he nailed it right on the head!) and has extremely fair prices. I never once had an ounce of worry and was completely stress free with him, and everything was more beautiful than I had even imagined. I will definitely be getting ALL my flowers for any future occasion from Bunches and very highly recommend them!
Eternity Limousines was an excellent service on our wedding day. We had them the whole day--they picked up the groom and brought him to the church, then picked up me and brought me to the church, then drove us ALL OVER Edmonton for countless locations of photo shoots! Our driver even accepted a pizza delivery order for us while we were in the church getting married! She had to call for directions to our house but was still more than early (and we live in a non-GPS area), and it was tricky getting in touch with the owner on the phone or email sometimes, but it all worked out and I would definitely hire them again! Their prices were very good and the service was excellent!
I would NOT recommend Kuhlmanns as your wedding florist. When I arrived, they didn't know who I was even though I had an appointment. They couldn't give me a quote because they had to check on the price of one particular type of flower and said that they would call me in one week--they never called. Obviously I didn't book with them, but driving all the way to their greenhouse for the appointment was an absolute waste of time. I give them one star because in order to rate them I have to give them that--I'd like to give them zero stars.
St Joachim Church is an absolutely gorgeous place to get married. It is so classic, romantic, historic, and beautiful and will make the most memorable location for a traditional wedding ceremony. It is a French church--so if you don't speak French you may want to bring along a friend who does when you're in the booking/questioning stage of planning! It is a beautiful location and I highly recommend it.
Jacquie, the wedding coordinator at the Delta, was an absolute pleasure to work with. She did an amazing job answering all my questions and going through every detail with me. The reception room looked exactly as I wanted it and the setup went completely smoothly. The food was amazing (I received many compliments) and the "Top of the Inn" room was absolutely gorgeous with its blue and silver colour scheme and overhead twinkling lights. We will have so many amazing memories of the wonderful reception in this room and are so glad we chose the Delta South for our wedding day--and we had a beautiful complimentary wedding night suite! I highly recommend it for any brides wanting a classy, elegant and perfect reception!
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