Since I want this to be a place for real brides to show their real wedding and share their real experiences. I decided I would go first, after all I was a bride who had a wedding and am willing to tell my story! My husband Mark and I were married on October 24, 2009. I hope to write reviews of each vendor personally, but for now I will just give the basics.
Venue: We were married at the Davenport Hotel. The number 1 misconception about the Davenport, is that it is out of this world expensive…yes, it’s pricey but it’s not nearly as expensive as you might think. And you get the peace of mind of knowing that the service will be good, the food excellent and the location…well you can’t really beat it. Megan Kasper was our coordinator. If I am completely honest, we found her a tad difficult in the planning stages before the wedding. I had to tell her things a couple times and since I was abroad my sisters met with her and she didn’t seem to remember what they said half the time either…BUT when the wedding day came, the girl was amazing. She bent over backwards to help us with anything and everything, and the day went flawlessly.
Photographer: Angie Azzinarro of Joyful Wedding Photography was our photographer and she was perfect! Our photos were amazing and the service we got was unparalleled. She arrived at our wedding at 11am and stayed right through the reception; she was discreet and professional so we hardly noticed she was there. I work with a lot of photographers and it can be hard to find one that is the complete package of both quality work and customer service, but Angie is definitely both!
Make-up: I work with make-up artists at photo shoots all the time. I thought I had seen breathtaking transformations…until I went to The Make-up Studio downtown…wow! The girls use air brushing technology (do you say ‘technology’ when talking about make-up???).Julie did such an amazing job. And even though it was a tad on the pricey side, it was money well spent (actually it was a gift to me, but their money was definitely well spent!)
Florist: Esther from Special Touch Florist on Nevada did our flowers. I wanted 100% hydrangeas and that’s what she gave us. Esther is by far the most reasonably priced florist I’ve ever come across. The flowers for my wedding were amazing, especially for what we paid.