Our wedding was a success. We used Wedding Mapper to create a map of our favorite Bay Area hangouts which was included in our welcome gifts. These were wonderful because many of our guests were coming from across the country and were staying for an extended vacation.
Rev. Richard was awesome. We weren't interested in too much religious references in our ceremony (but he can cater to anyone's religious beliefs). He gave us a copy of his speech a few weeks before the wedding for us to edit. The best part was Richard's enthusiasm and ability to make it feel like he's known us throughout our entire engagement.
Kristy Lynn has been an amazing photographer. She did an engagement session/book, as well as out Christmas cards before blowing us away at our wedding. Due to her pregnancy, she even included an extra photographer (no charge) given us 3 photographers to capture the pre-wedding, ceremony, and reception shenanigans.
Cake matched our theme perfectly, without being cheesy. The price for a three level cake plus two sheet cakes cost less than any other vendor out there, while the quality was outstanding!
The musicians were able to play 3 current songs for the processional and recessional, and then played jazzy/blues during cocktail hour. Great for the price.
Caren was outstanding! She never made us feel rushed and was even able to accommodate us by extending our reception by 30 minutes for the guests' enjoyment.
Aaron was phenomenal. He gave us several options in regards to his energy level and involvement during the reception and made decisions based on his experience and professionalism that enhanced our wedding day. Music and lighting was outstanding as well.
Daisy's floral contributions really enhanced our wedding day as we were married on a beautiful lawn with yellow potted floral arrangements spotted the site. the table arrangements were original and exactly what we were looking for.
Pat was an exceptional travel agent. She was so accommodating, even after our plane was canceled, then delayed. She made the necessary phone calls to inform our hotels in Italy and Belgium.
You just have to go there to see it. The website is a little outdated, so don't be turned off by some of the photos. Once you walk through the gate and see the enormous green lawn that looks out over the Silicon Valley, you'll see why. The exterior can cater to children and women who just wanna kick off those high heels. The interior has so much personality and a bar that makes you feel pretty classy. plenty of room to dance or just hang out.
The Hilton Garden Inn was fantastic. It is an executive hotel, so the weekend's are usually much lighter and less expensive than the week days. The service is excellent and our guests were very pleased with the accommodations.
The entrance of this hotel has been refurbished and looks great, but the rooms are a little out dated. Also, there is no one on site to take care of blocking rooms, which means that the staff at the hotel has no idea about anything going on with wedding parties.
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