This was truly the best day of my life. Our wedding was awesome! Someone was definetely looking down on us because weather was absolutely perfect - high 70's, sunny & not a cloud in the sky. It was truly a wonderful day that went by too fast. The wedding may be over but it's really just the beginning!
Dessert Deli had the best tasting cake of the four places we considered. Additionally, the consultation with them was the best -their high level of knowledge made it so fun! Trish helped me design a cake that was totally off the wall and totally un-bride like!
The only reason I gave them 3 stars was because when I saw the cake for the first time the first thing I noticed was how poor the fondant work was. The fondant was all cracked; which means that it was allowed to dry out before it was laid on my cake. From my eye, it looked terrible! I would expect something like that from someone just starting out, not from Dessert Deli! I thought the fondant was so poor, but luckily for us, our guests were more blown away by the look and taste that they didn't notice! (either that or they didn't say so.)
Anyway, like I said, I expected more from Dessert Deli. BUT beyond that I give them 5 stars for responsiveness, professionalism and flexibility. Their cakes taste amazing.
THIS WAS THE BEST MONEY WE COULD HAVE SPENT!
Seriously though, I love this woman. Sally is experienced, even-tempered and unflappable...everything that I'm not! We hired Exquisite Designs for their "Day of" wedding package, which means that you do all the planning and they take over and run the show on the day of your wedding. But what we got was much more, so much more....
We hired Exquisite Designs 18 months before our wedding date. That gave me lots of time to pepper Sally, our planner, with TONS of questions on everything from referrals to etiquette. Each time I emailed her, her responses were quick and informative. She had ideas and referrals for just about everything.
Calling it the "Day of" package is misleading. The week before our wedding Sally called all our vendors, confirmed all the details and filled in anything I missed. The day of my wedding all I had to do was sit back and enjoy. I really, really, really felt taken care of.
There are a LOT of things I like about Sally, but most of all is the fact that she wasn't pushy in the least! She respected my budget and didn't try to force pricey vendors on me. Perhaps I've been watching too much TV, but I was pleasantly suprised.
I could go on and on, but let me just say that I owe the success of my day to her and her assistant, Cheryl. Without them I don't know what would have happened. I am eternally grateful to Exquisite Designs and give them my highest recommendation!
If I could give Imagine Photography a million stars I would.
I looked at nearly 70 photographers before selecting Imagine Photography. We interviewd 4 photographers with photo-journalistic styles and decided to go with Imagine.
What I love about Imagine Photography:
TALENT. They are just so flipping good at what they do. I am so jealous! :o)
They are passionate and enthusiastic about what they do. They know what couples look for in their wedding photography and they deliver.
They were the most responsive vendor I dealt with. I was an out of town bride and as such, that meant everything to me. E-mails were answered nearly immediately, calls returned promptly.
Flexible & Creative. Karen read me like a book and really took advantage of my crazy side to get some great shots. At one point I was standing in the Niagara Falls rapids, shoes off, holding my dress and train over the water and smiling for the cameras. Now, that certainly is not something every bride would do, but she had the flexibility and creativity to respond to my desire to have great pictures. You're more traditional? No problem, she does that great too!
VALUE. I shopped many, many photographers. Imagine Photography's packages are, for the quality of shots, the best value in WNY. The level of service you get with them is unequaled for sure.
In summary, I have seen just a few shots from my wedding and I am stunned. Simply stunned. I see those pictures and can't believe they are of me! I am so excited to see the rest because I know they will be just as good, if not better. Lastly, Karen is a great person. She was very professional, yet a total blast to spend the day with. Karen has siginifcant potential and I wish her nothing but success in the future!
Please, if you've read this far, go check out her website. You won't be disappointed.
Petals to Please was awesome! My bouquets and boutenneirs were gorgeous, and we couldn't be happier. I challenged their designers to come up with something different and non-traditional and they didn't disappoint. Their delivery was right on time and I found them responsive and professional. If I lived in the area, I would order from them more often. I recommend Petals to Please!
I was an out of town bride and I had a great experience with Bridal Chateau! I went in 1 year prior to my wedding and bought the 2nd dress I tried on - although I tried on 8 that day! Janice was great, just great. She was very honest with me about what looked good on me and what didn't My fitting was another positive experince, and what was even better was they stored my dress for me until just before the wedding. My final fitting was another real good experience too. All the staff I spoke to were very courteous, professional and really knew what they were doing. I highly recommend them to the out of town bride.
Jodie is a freelance makeup artist in the Buffalo area. I highly, highly recommend her. Her rates are very reasonable and she was so much fun to be around that I was sad to see her leave. Her work was awesome - my makeup stayed put all day and night and I have oily skin. My makeup outlasted me!
I give Signature Entertainment five stars for many reasons.
1. They are awesome for the out of town bride. They have a website you can log onto and make song requests and enter the names of your wedding party and the like. They have a huge song library for you to choose from.
2. Responsiveness. All inquiries and questions were answered super-quick. Amy in the front office is awesome and understands the stresses of wedding planning.
3. Planning. We met our DJ 4 weeks out and finalized all the details. I changed some songs and e-mailed them to Amy. When John our DJ couldn't find one of them, he emailed me and called me to tell me. It turned out I gave them the wrong title (my bad) but I was impressed with the amount of planning that was going into my event.
4. Professionalism. Our DJ was very professionally dressed. He wasn't eating or drinking with guests, he was there to work. He worked our crowd very well and was very in-tune with what people wanted to hear. Our dance floor was packed all night!
Let's face it. DJ's run the gammut in terms of pricing, but the adage is true that you get what you pay for. John from Signature Entertainment far surpassed our hopes and expectations and helped make our reception one of the best our friends and family have ever seen. I give Signature Entertainment my highest recommendation.
We leased this former church through the Niagara Falls Wedding Chapel. We fell in love with this church because it has the most stunning stained glass!
Everyone we spoke to through the wedding chapel were very helpful and professional. They seemed a bit pricey and charge separately for a rehearsal, that is why I didn't give them five stars. But, overall, I recommend the Falls Wedding Chapel to anyone looking for a nice, non-denominational ceremony.
This hotel was fine. Everyone who worked there was very nice -to a fault. I needed a big room where me and my bridal party could have hair and makeup done and their presidential suite fit the bill perfectly. My room was clean and spacious - just what I needed! Their presidential suite was the best price in Niagara Falls, and I know because I priced them all. We also got a discount becase the Falls Wedding Chapel (who we booked our church through) is located in this hotel. I recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a decent place without spending an arm and a leg.
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