(Closed) Vendor Goodness! Who will you BEE using?

posted 9 years ago in San Francisco Bay Area
Post # 3
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I love my dress designer…It’s from Atelier des Modistes and designed by Suzanne Hanley.  She’s the best!  Unfortunately she doesn’t have any photos on her website, but you won’t regret taking the time to stop by her shop on Hyde Street in Russian Hill.

1903 Hyde Street

San Francisco

Telephone : 415-775-0545


Post # 6
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I highly recommend my tailor in Fremont…Essy Tailoring.  She is excellent, though not particularly inexpensive.  I guess it depends on how picky you are.

And kristasuzanne, I love that french lace/art deco dress.  It wasn’t quite right for my wedding, but I always take a chance to visit it when I go in for fittings.

Post # 7
24 posts
  • Wedding: September 2009

September 26,2009

Ceremony: St. Dominics Catholic Church (Lower Pac Heights)

Reception:  The Argonaut Hotel (Fisherman’s Warf)

Dress:  The Unique Bride in Burlingame (Rivini)

Florist:  Belle Fine Flowers (Chelsea Bowman)

DOC:  Chelsea Bowman

Hair and Makeup:  Annette from Lavish Hair Salon (Marina)

Music:  Mariachi Band for cocktail hour (San Jose) DJ:  Dominic Calmels (Santa Cruz)

Rings:  Simiyof (Union Square)

Photographer:  Cate Corbitt

Videographer:  Thomas Hughs


Post # 9
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Si Arima is a great alterations lady, she does wedding gowns too, and she is really affordable she works out of her house in santa clara, she has reviews on yelp along with her info too. I will do my vendor list soon! I have to get ready for my bachelorette party in SF tonight!!


Post # 11
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale

Hey Guys- I’d love to do a Bay Area meet up- I’ve posted things on the SF/Bay Area boards before and haven’t gotten any response- but if you guys want to do one- awesome!!! We’ll have to do one soon or when I get back from my honeymoon.;)

As for vendors: 

Dress: Amy Kuschel- love.

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid

DJ: DJ David Carvalho- he’s fantastic, only does a few weddings year.

Venue/Caterer: Hotel Vitale

Photographer: Amanda at Blueberry Photographer (love her)

Flowers: Huckleberry Karen Designs (lover her too- Pengy’s florist)

DOC: Laura Saldana (met her on the Project Wedding Boards)

Hair and Makeup: Still not 100% sure but right now going with Oxenrose.

Rings: French Jewelry in the Jewelry mart (ask for Serge- hes great)

Vic004- have an awesome Bach party tonight!!!

And I heart  Atelier des Modistes. I’ve never been in, but I use to walk the dog by the store before I was engaged and droll over the dresses!!! 

Post # 12
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery

I’d love a Bay Area meetup! I’m only in the beginning stages of my planning, but my venue is Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton and my dress is Anjolique from Elegant Lace in San Jose. 

Post # 13
52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

A meetup would be fun! As for vendors:

  • Your wedding date: July 3, 2009
  • Ceremony + Reception venue: Brazilian Room in Tilden Park (Berkeley)
  • Officiant: Hank Visscher
  • Caterer: Miraglia Catering (I LOVE them. Karen at Miraglia has been so helpful during the whole planning process, with lots of really great suggestions about all aspects of our wedding plans).
  • Photographer: Carey Bryan Photography
  • Florist: DIY from the flower market… getting a little scared about that.
  • Cake: We are having a bunch of different whole foods cakes delivered, yum.
  • Dress: Glamour Closet
  • Invitations: Crane and Company
  • Rings: Simayoff


Post # 14
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

  • Your wedding date- May 30, 2009 
  • Ceremony venue -Dublin Ranch Golf Course
  • Officiant- Reverand Marie Cavalirie
  • Reception venue -Veterans Memorial Bldg
  • Caterer -Back Fourty Texas BBQ
  • Coordinator -Janette Rutherford
  • Photographer -Yonseok John Photography
  • Videographer -none
  • DJ/Band -Our friend as a gift
  • Florist -Janette Rutherford
  • Cake -Minia’s Back Shop
  • Dress -Davids Bridal, alterations Maria’s Bridal Hayward
  • Shoes -Coach pumps and matching sneakers Nordstrom
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress -Norsdtrom
  • Hair Stylist -Sarah Bendsfield she works at Stacie Monroe’s
  • MUA-
  • Invitations -DIY Office Depot
  • Rings -Travis AFB PX
  • Other vendors -Hyejin Chon Decorator

Post # 15
1 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hi! My name is Emily, and I am new to the wedding bee- but I could definitely use some support/help!! Our wedding is only 4 months away and I feel like I still have so much to do! All of my BM’s and my mom are in Minnesota, and I have recently discovered how hard it is to plan a wedding when you are basically doing it on your own! A friend of mine told me about wedding bee, so here I am with a little info about our big day…. 🙂


  • Wedding Date: August 30, 2009
  • Ceremony venue: The Argonaut Hotel
  • Officiant: tbd
  • Reception venue: The Argonaut Hotel
  • Photographer: tbd..any suggestions on an affordable photographer would be great!
  • DJ/Band: Denon & Doyle
  • Florist: Church Street Flowers- Rachel is amazing!!!
  • Cake: We are serving wedding pie from Nations-Cherry, Chocolate and Lemon Merengue!
  • Dress: The Wedding Shoppe (St. Paul, MN) – Alfred Angelo
  • Shoes: still searching….
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: jcrew
  • Hair Stylist: Jeryl Green- Chapin Court 
  • Invitations: tbd..I am having the HARDEST time deciding on invitations, and I don’t have much time!!
  • Rings: Simayof- Union Square 

    Post # 16
    1276 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I should add a couple other vendors:

    ceremony shoes: Saks (Shoe Salon) Union Square

    Bkp reception shoes (in case the heels start to hurt): Macy’s Stanford Shopping Center (and 50% off!)

    Shoes for Indian events: Macy’s Union Square (a few events, up to 75% off!)

    Engagement Jewelry: Simayof

    I will recommend my hair stylist, though my wedding will be in Mich., b/c she’s amazing and so, so sweet…she often travels to locations to do brides and bridal parties: Diem Hoang

    Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses : http://www.bestbridalprices.com (Alfred Sung)

    Photographer : Michael Erdkamp (www.memoriesbymichael.com), based in OC but happy to travel.

    The rest of my vendors so far are in Michigan or India…

    Post # 17
    349 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    Wedding date – 8.8.08 in Cancun, MX

     The rest are from Cancun:

    • Reception/Ceremony venue – Le Meridien Cancun
    • Officiant – Nacho Alcocer
    • Coordinator  – Jessica Pantoja of Le Meridien Cancun
    • DJ/Hair Stylist/Caterer/Cake – contracted through Le Meridien
    • Florist –  Vanessa Jaimes http://www.vanessajaimes.com

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