tara and wes's Wedding

Our wedding WAS perfect, Orange Beach is our favorite spot in the world and the weather in October is stunning. The beach was beautiful, the water sparkled and the sun shone and turned the sky orange as it set during our ceremony. Orange Beach is so easy to navigate and everything is so convenient. Our guests loved everything and we were so proud of the great food we served them from our favorite local restaurants. I can't imagine a better place to get married! The real key to a perfect wedding is organization, and the wedding mapper was a big help with that. Even with the glitches and potential last minute disasters we had, because everything was so well thought out our guests were none the wiser!

Vendors & Venues Reviews

Alan's Invitations Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Alan is quite a character, very chatty but very thorough. He will patiently show you through piles of available options and will guide you to the perfect paper products. Very helpful with HUGE selection

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A Specialty Bakery
Gulf Shores, AL

They helped us create the perfect cake, after discussing flavors and options they created a cake from a drawing we did and turned out exactly the way we envisioned. It was so delicious there was NONE left!

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Barefoot Productions
Orange Beach, AL

VERY UNORGANIZED, she promised much more than she delivered,the flowers were completely wrong, she seemed to be way in over her head most of the time. Luckily my family is very adept at parties and entertaining so we basically took over. She did introduce us to a great photographer, and found the perfect venue for us and the band. That is why I gave her one star. She was hard to communicate with, days would go by before she'd return email and often claimed that her email wasn't working right. She totally stressed us out, kept thinking she'd come through at the end but she got worse. DUMPED our things in a pile at our house after reception, VERY UNPROFESSIONAL who thinks she is very professional. One of the other vendors has refused to work with her ever again! Did I mention nightmare...!

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gypsy isle photography
Orange Beach, AL

Shawn is FABULOUS, worked very hard and captured everything. Beautiful creative shots, fun and easy to work with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

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the Coconut Cowboys
Orange Beach, AL
Bands/Live Entertainment

they were great, lots of fun, good dance music, guests loved them. they are booked through The Music Garden in Montgomery

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Cobalt Restaurant
Orange Beach, AL

They catered rehearsal dinner on our pool deck at our Ono Island house. Food was FABULOUS and impressively and creatively presented. Guests are still raving about it. Lisa Benson [catering manager] is the BEST! Can't say enough good things about them!

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the Palms, Orange Beach Marina
Orange Beach, AL

We were able to rent entire restaurant for reception, we had elegant passed hors d'oeuvres on the terrace, then a beautiful seated dinner in the dining room. Food was incredible, very upscale, delicious and served perfectly. the Chef created several dishes especially for the occasion. After dinner we all danced. Perfect and romantic venue. 130 guests is about max

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Southern Veranda, Fairhope
Fairhope, AL

they were highly recommended by our planner so we went with them not knowing how inept she was at that time.We gave them specific instructions and photos of what we wanted, mostly white flowers, no lilies as my mom is allergic, only small touches of pinky orange. They ordered mostly bright orange flowers, most of them LILIES!Nightmare, they had to change every thing last minute and some of the table centerpieces really looked thrown together. The flower balls that were supposed to be over the head table were hung over the dance floor and looked really stupid. They were supposed to garland the stairway and didn't. We were so mad we didn't even want to pay them. Luckily with all the other touches we did and the great food, the guests didn't notice

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