Alicia was great. She communicates very well and has a ton of wonderful ideas. The flowers were simple and elegant just like we wanted. She was an incredible coordinator the day of the wedding too. She kept everything moving so that I didn't have to worry about a thing!
Hale and her jazz band were great. They set the tone for the cocktail hour and dinner - laid back and fun. Hale has an amazing voice and the band was excellent. I would highly recommend them.
F & M seemed a bit unorganized, but the bus was on time to pick everyone up (some of the guests were late though - so plan for that). They did get a little lost on the way to the venue, but everyone still got there in plenty of time.
Chyna did a great job. Her approach is more photojournalistic than formal, which is exactly what we wanted. We love our pictures. I also love the fact that she went around to each table and took pictures of almost all of the guests.
If I could give 10 stars I would! DJ David rocked the wedding. He mixed old school with new songs and everyone was dancing.
Synchronicity set the tone for the pre-ceremony and ceremony. They played everything we wanted and more. They are professional and extremely talented.
I would give them 1 star on customer service and 4 stars on the actual lighting. 1 star because I wanted to talk about the lighting more than once and Larry was too busy. I also wanted to pay him before the wedding and he was too busy to give me an exact estimate.
YUM! Everyone LOVED the cupcakes. We were able to choose the flavor of cupcakes (we chose chocolate and vanilla), the filling (chocolate ganache, rasberry, vanilla buttercream, and chocolate buttercream), and then the icing (choc. and vanilla buttercream)
Fabulous! Everyone loved the chocolates. They were a nice addition to the great wine and incredible views at Nicholson Ranch Winery.
La Bella Party rentals had almost everything that I wanted for the wedding. They have been bought out by another company and have an even bigger selection now. They were on time and professional.
Great hotel, nice rooms, fabulous restaurant, in the heart of Sonoma. The only down side would be that we could only block out 7 rooms. To block out more rooms they require you to hold an event (dinner, breakfast) which run $5,000-$10,000 each.
Nicholson Ranch has great wine and incredible views of the Carneros Valley. The staff was wonderful. We offered wine tastings, wine tours, cheese/fruit/nuts/olives/bread, and chocolate from Woodhouse. They did not charge an event fee because we held the event during bussiness hours. It was perfect for the Friday evening before our wedding and out-of-town guests loved the wine tour.
Cornerstone Gardens is an AMAZING venue. We had pre-ceremony wine, iced tea, lemonade, fruit and cheese as guests arrived, our ceremony was under the tent outside, then the cocktail hour was in the barn with a jazz band playing, lots of passed appetizers, and more wine, beer, and champagne, then guests went to the vineyard lawn for dinner and dancing under the stars. The staff at Cornerstone was incredible, attentive, organized, and very sweet. We had Cornerstone cater the wedding. The food was delicious and the service was top notch.
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