There are no words to describe how phenomenal and magical our wedding was. We felt truly blessed to be married on Hilton Head and even MORE blessed to have the vendors and people who helped pull our wedding together involved in it! We hope the information we've provided is helpful in making your own day as special, memorable and perfect as ours!
Neesha and Dustin
A Floral Affair was INCREDIBLE! Dawn and her staff made the ballroom into a gold-candle-lit wonderland complete with varying floral displays at every table. It was a magical experience. Not only did they provide the flowers, linens, candles, candlesticks...etc. at the reception AND the venue, they took care of minor details, as well: flower girl baskets, programs in a baskets...everything. They were professional, creative, imaginative and exceptional at every turn. We trusted them with our off-the-wall ideas and unmatching desires and they delivered the most incredible atmosphere we could have imagined...a true gem! You'd be crazy not to hire them!
Cathy Evangelista videographed our entire wedding and caught EVERY single moment and person. Deciding whether we even wanted a videographer was not the top most priority, but my parents really insisted. When we met with Cathy, we knew immediately she was the one! Once we received the videos, I was floored by how phenomenally artistic her editing was and thrilled my parents talked us into getting a videographer. The day could not have been captured as thoroughly without her. Her prices are incredibly reasonable and I feel blessed to have had her share in our wedding day.
Look all over town and you will see Tim's photographs on every wall and in every venue. He captures moments, expressions, but more importantly, emotions in a way that will bring you to tears and laughter without even knowing the subjects. His style is that of a journalist: he who captures without you even knowing, without even being seen. Worth every penny and he feels like he's party of the family by the end. You won't be disappointed! We weren't...if you need more proof, here's a taste:
Anissia Shalton is AWESOME! The beginning was a bit rough and tumble as they were moving around some of their personnel, but after two months of uncertainty...along came Anissia. She floored us with her preparation, awareness, organization, accommodating nature and ability to get every tiny detail JUST right. This is rare (we checked out a LOT of venues before we decided on the Westin). We had our cocktail hour outside on the upper pool deck where our guests could see the ocean and be cooled by its salty breeze, and moved our reception to the Archer Ballroom, which (as I said in our review of A Floral Affair) was literally transformed from its ordinarily plain look to a room fit for a queen! Don't be dismayed if you see the room and aren't immediately taken with it, it's big, square, has a fairly unattractive divider, and a greenish rug...but with a little magic and imagination, it's everything you could ever dream of and more. They are willing to try all kinds of things and move anything to meet your requests. Our "tasting" was a sit down meal with small bites from each item we desired for our reception and cocktail hour. It included my mom, fiance, Anissia and myself. We took notes on what we liked, what we wanted changed or what we didn't like, and even got to speak to the chefs to discuss the menu and changes we would have liked made. The week before our wedding, they lost their pastry chef, but found a wonderful replacement who came through with a beautiful, delicious cake. The night of the wedding, the staff surprised us with an ice cream cake (our FAVORITE) with written words detailing all of our most important moments as a couple. Anissia and Danielle were attentive and on sight throughout the wedding and we couldn't have been luckier to have such fabulous coordinators (provided by the hotel, as we did not have a specific "wedding coordinator" hired outside of the venue). They will work with you right down to the tiniest detail and the last minute. A true pleasure!
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