Ayana and Penee's Wedding


Our wedding was awesome. It was romantic and just as I envisioned it. I wanted to get married outside and he wanted to get married inside, so we compromised and had the ceremony outside and the reception inside. Our theme was the 1940's Harlem Renaissance. At the last minute we fired our planner and my friend stepped in. It was perfect. She knows me so well, that she remembered all of the little details that I forgot. She placed frankencense and lavender incense all around and it gave the area a sacred feel. Our wedding singers were so good that people were crying before the vows. Of course we both cried during the vows. At the end we did a foot washing ceremony as a symbol of our commitment to always care for each other. Guests said that it was so beautiful and that everytime the wind blew blossoms and leaves fell. They said it was like a movie. My only regret is that we ran out of funds and did not hire a videographer. If you have to choose between video and photos, go for the video. We actually got amazing pictures from our friends.

Vendors & Venues Reviews

Pleiades Bridal Design Studio
Richmond, VA
Wedding Fashion

Charla is wonderful to work with. She made my bird cage veil, even reworking it and adding more feathers and bling. She also made the size 12 dress that I brought fit my size 8 body. She specializes in restoring and restyling old wedding gowns. She is awesome and a delight to work with. Love her! Hire her!!

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Trinh's Professional Alterations
Richmond, VA
Wedding Fashion

Trinh is located inside K & G Fashion Superstore. She does alterations on clothing that is not purchased there also. She did the alterations for our bridesmaids and everyone looked amazing. She also did the alterations for my husbands suit a day before our wedding. Perfect! Hire Her!!!!

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Innovative Designs by Danny
Richmond, VA

Danny is very,very talented. He created beautiful chandeliers for our venue and the design was flawless. Hire Him!!

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Raymond Patton
Richmond, VA

Re was awesome!! He stepped in 2 weeks before our wedding, after our original DJ backed out on us. We communicated via email and he even did a custom mix for our first dance with me just describing what we wanted by email. He was professional and on time. Hire him, you won't regret it!

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Sweets and Soirees
Richmond, Virginia

Reagan is wonderful. She was a delight to work with. I changed my mind about the cake about 40 times and she was patient and VERY understanding. Finally, I gave her our colors and a description of our theme and let her design our cake. It was so beautiful. And it was the best cake I have ever had. All of my guests are still raving. I just hope we can hold off on eating that top layer for a year :) I am ordering all of my cakes from her. She is also a wedding planner, and even though I did not hire her for that, she had the perfect words to calm me down when my own planner failed me. Hire her!!!

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Vamps and Vixens
Richmond, VA
Wedding Day Beauty

Dayna is an artist. She was prompt, professional and fun to work with. She was worth the money. Her fee included a makeup trial run and a touch up bag. My makeup lasted all evening without me having to touch it up. I love the way I look in the pictures. She captured our 1940's theme perfectly. I wish I could look like that every day. Hire her!!

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Mr. Donald Cole
Richmond, VA

We loved Mr. Cole. I met him at a car show. He has the most beautiful cherry red 1940's Lincoln. He was very prompt and attentive. The only thing is since we got married during prom season, he had a prom booked after our wedding and had to leave almost immediately so we didn't get as many pictures with the car as I would have liked. Hire him!!

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Making Your Event Special
Indianapolis, IN

I was not pleased with this vendor. She did nothing except recommend a photographer. Every request that I made was met with a sigh and I was made to feel like I was putting her out. When I expressed a problem that we had with a vendor, her only concern was getting paid. I planned my whole wedding! She did nothing! We released her the day before our wedding. I don't recommend her as a planner.

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Planning with Excellence
Mechanicsville, VA
Wedding Fashion

I brought my wedding dress from Regina. At the time she did bridal resales. Now she only does planning. Although I did not use her in that capacity, I highly recommend her based on my experience with her. She is very professional and is the type of person that knows exactly what you mean. I described my wedding vision and theme to her and she went into a back room and returned with the perfect...I mean perfect dress! Hire Her!

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Ellis Uniques
Richmond, VA
Bands/Live Entertainment

Oh My! This duo was awesome. They sang for our procession and recession. Elmira has a voice like an angel. Hire Them!!

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Elle Paper
Glen Allen, VA

I love this vendor! Lori did a custom design for us. We loved it. She even did free work for us when we had to change our date, twice! *be careful sending all in one invites through the mail though, the postal service was not kind to my beautiful invites. Some arrived marked up and torn.

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Forest Hill Park
Richmond, VA
Ceremony Sites

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful. Everyone said the wedding looked like a movie. So beautiful we did not need to add any decorations. Very inexpensive, plenty of parking. Beautiful stream near our site. Awesome!!

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Artworks Studios And Galleries
, VA
Reception Sites

A beautiful location. We were surrounded by artwork. Our guests loved it. The owners and the staff went above and beyond for us. Wonderful!!

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