(Closed) Miami/South Florida vendor recap

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Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Hi all Smile

I would love to hear more specifics about your hair and makeup experiences and suggestions. I’m planning our wedding from afar, and feeling anxious about identifying either a spa/salon or ‘on location’ artist and stylist in the South Beach vicinity…

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

There’s a lot of people on here still looking for an officiant. We were married by Eddie (http://www.eddierodriguez.com/). He was amazing and people still comment now on how fantastic he and the ceremony was – people never really comment on the service do they? – he really was AMAZING! Book him, you won’t regret it. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I have an amazing photographer vendor review.  Stacey of Ambrosio Photography is awesome! She took our engagement photos at South Pointe Park on Miami Beach and they came out so beautifully! She is part of a husband and wife team (hubby’s name is Craig) and they have a studio up on Miami Beach.  Their website is http://www.ambrosiophotography.com and I can’t say enough good things about them!

Post # 20
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010
  • Venue – Royal Fiesta Caterers (Deerfield Beach) LOVE Robert!!
  • Caterer – Royal Fiesta – threw in sooo many extras, paying Sunday price for Saturday night 
  • Photographer – Elegant Ocassions – Bill and Wayne(owner) are WONDERFUL
  • Videographer – Elegant Ocassions – also got ALOT of free stuff thrown in
  • DJ – Tito & Grupo Cache – also live latin band (musician friends of groom)
  • Florist – Not sure yet, might DIY
  • Cake – Included in venue 
  • Officiant – Pastor Nicholas Rivera (Centro Cristiano Latino Americano)
  • Dress – Bought from a lady that closed her shop down – only $89!!!!!Yay me 
  • Shoes – not sure
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Might have some of them made
  • Hair Stylist  – Yaneth Gray – did beautiful work @ my free trial and comes to you
  • Make-up Artist – Yaneth Gray
  • Invitations – DIY, might also print myself to cut costs
  • Rings – Can’t remember the name of the jeweler right now
  • DOC – My co-worker Dawn
  • Other 
  • Post # 21
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2021

    • Venue: Ibis Golf and Country Club
    • Caterer: Ibis Golf and Country Club
    • Coordinator: Ibis Golf and Country Club
    • Photographer: Gregory Paul Photography
    • Videographer: Reinhardt Productions
    • DJ: Josh from Entertainment Connection
    • Florist: Wellington Florist
    • Cake: Edda’s
    • Officiant: Rabbi Alon Levkovitz, Temple Beth Am
    • Dress: Vineyard by Priscilla of Boston/Style: Sophie
    • Shoes: DSW
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Bride Beautiful (store in Atlanta)
    • Hair Stylist: Liliana Uribe from Visions Salon
    • Make-up Artist: Loriana Cosmetics
    • Invitations: Magnet Street Weddings
    • Rings: Custom from wholesale Jeweler in Seybold building in Miami

    Post # 22
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    17 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Recap of my vendors so far.  My wedding is on May 8, 2010 and will update you guys then too! If anyone has recommendations for the vendors I’ve yet to book feel free to PM me ! Smile

  • Venue:  Lighthouse Pointe Estate (private house in Key Largo!)
  • Caterer:  Eggwhites Catering (so far they’ve been great to work with)
  • Coordinator: Lauren Daversa (I might have to write a whole seperate post on how wonderful she has been.  She’s smart, friendly and just so creative.  If anyone here is into the Style me Pretty aesthetic.. she’s completely into that. Plus she truly goes above and beyond the call of duty!)
  • Photographer: Ashley Colhouer (I love her so much again goes above and beyond and her work is fantastic)
  • Videographer: None yet.  I was really in love with well spun weddings.  But they were waaay out of our budget so any suggestions would be appreciated.  Nothing cheesy though! 🙂
  • DJ:  The Flashdance, Micheal Antonia (He’s from LA but just spectacular.  I suggest you guys check him out.  He was def our splurge but good music is well worth it!)
  • Florist: None yet.
  • Cake: Eggwhites Catering
  • Officiant: None yet.
  • Dress: Carolina Herrera from Ever After Bridal Salon
  • Shoes: Maybe some light blue shoes from Nina.  If anyone has found any great vintage-y light blue shoes pllleeeassee PM me!
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Priscilla of Boston and Amsale (Boca Bridal Salon)
  • Hair Stylist: None yet.. currently on the hunt.
  • Make-up Artist: Same as hairstylist
  • Invitations: We’re in the process of making them. 
  • Rings: Haven’t gotten these yet but mine probably from Movado (where FH got my e-ring)
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    Post # 23
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    16 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Still waitiing for my “recap” video….our wedding was June 6, 2009!!  

    Post # 24
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    512 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Hairstylist – http://www.alluringfaces.com – highly recommended, affordalbe & professional for onsite!

    Makeup – Cynthia from MAC Dadeland. Or go to your local MAC counter, check out their work ( saturdays tend to be busy and full staff at the bigger MACY’s, Bloomi’s, etc.) and just approach whoever you like and they mostly freelance and can give you their cards 🙂

    Post # 25
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    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010
  • Venue – The Mayfair Hotel and Spa
  • Caterer – The Mayfair Hotel and Spa
  • Coordinator – Mayfair day of coordinator
  • Photographer – Chelsey Boatwright
  • Videographer – My Treasure Films
  • DJ – Vision DJs
  • Florist – Mystical Memories
  • Cake – Elegant Temptations
  • Officiant – Eddie Rodriguez
  • Dress – Maggie Sottero – Coral Gables Bridal
  • Shoes – Betsey Johnson
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Merlili on Miracle Mile
  • Hair Stylist – ?
  • Make-up Artist – ? 
  • Invitations – Exclusively Weddings
  • Rings – BRILLIANT EARTH (<3)
  • DOC
  • Other 
  • Post # 26
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    40 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I am getting married November 5th, 2010 in Homestead, FL. Here’s my deatils so far:

    • Venue: The Homestead Community Center (brand new facility, state of the art kitchen) we are their first wedding. Beautiful backyard for ceremony (weather permitting) in expensive and comes with tables and burgundy banquet chairs. Contact is Carrie she’s WONDERFUL 305-224-4570
    • Caterer: Chef David Schwadron Catering and Event Design – I work within this company as an Event Coordinator. It’s a higher priced catering company but the food and service is to die for (www.chefdavidcatering.com)
    • Coordinator: Same as above (they do it all!)
    • Photographer: My fiancé is a photographer so this was a tough area. My fiancé’s company is Ezekiel e. Photography (www.ezekielephotography.com) We finally booked with Travis Harris Photography(www.travisharrisphotography.com) He shoots with the same equipment my fiancé does, is in the same age category as my fiancé, his work is gorgeous and we hit it off right away! 
    • Videographer: Not having
    • DJ: ISP DJ (www.ispdj.com) Tony the Hitman – GREAT to work with! Came down to the venue to walk through with me and is very easy to get a hold of!
    • Florist: Still tweaking
    • Cake: Cake Designs by Edda (www.cakedesignsbyedda.com) I have an amazing contact there and get discounts as a Certified Wedding Specialist and their vanilla rum cake is to die for!
    • Officiant: The Head Deacon from my church Truth Bible Fellowship (www.truthbiblefellowship.com)
    • Dress: Anne Marie’s – same place my mother got her dress 25 years ago (www.annmariesbridalboutique.com)
    • Shoes: Ebay! 🙂
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: JcPenny
    • Hair Stylist: A friend I grew up with who did my hair for all my big days is flying in from Georgia!
    • Make-up Artist: My sister and Maid/Matron of Honor
    • Invitations: Michaels & DYI
    • Rings: Mine came from the Diamond District – I special ordered his from Michigan it’s by Damiani – Brad Pitt inspired (very expensive but his dream ring!)
    • DOC: My best friend and a co-worker
    • Other

    Post # 27
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    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    5 weeks away!!!

    • Venue: Jungle Island
    • Caterer: Jungle Island
    • Coordinator: a friend who does event planning
    • Photographer: Tony Schreiber
    • Videographer: Magda Photo
    • DJ: Sean at Party Pros
    • Florist: Petals Panache
    • Cake: Ana Paz
    • Officiant: Rabbi from Pembroke Pines who Bar Mitzvah’ed my fiance
    • Dress: Casablanca Bridal at Gowns-to-Go
    • Shoes: Calvin Klein, bought at DSW
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: I forget the name!
    • Hair Stylist: still searching
    • Make-up Artist: ditto!
    • Invitations: C’est Papier
    • Rings: a place in Aventura
    • DOC: also a friend of ours
    • Other 

     

    Post # 28
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    5 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    So here is the vendor recap for my May 2011 wedding. Hope it helps some other brides to be. I’ll make sure to post pictures as soon as I get them back.

    • Venue: Hyatt Pier 66 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
    • Caterer: Hyatt Pier 66
    • Coordinator: Hyatt Pier 66_
    • Photographer: Cedino Teme  http://www.cendinoteme.com
    • DJ: Walshy Fire (excellent Caribbean DJ) http://walshyfire.podomatic.com/
    • Florist: Flower Market (I had them do my wedding party flowers and they did and awesome job and on a tight budget). I ordered my reception flowers from Berkeley Florist supply (www.berkeleyfloristsupply.com), a floral wholesaler in Miami, and put together the flowers the day off the wedding. http://www.coconutcreekflowermarket.com
    • Cake: Sweet Touch Cakes (I ordered their Grand Marnier cake and had numerous compliments on the look and taste of the wedding cake). http://sweettouchcakes.com/
    • Dress: Bridal Liquidators in Miami (this is a warehouse so don’t go expecting dressing rooms and a full staff but if you are looking for a great dress, at a cheap price they are the way to go. Make sure to call before you head there; it’s better to make an appointment, to ensure that the store is open. 1610 NE 205th Terrace, Miami, FL 33179 » (305) 454-0884
    • Shoes: Badgley Mischka, bought at Nordstrom Rack
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Calvin Klein
    • Hair Stylist: None (everyone did their own hair)
    • Make-up Artist: Rory Lee (she is a fantastic makeup artist) http://www.makeupbyrory.com
    • Invitations: Ebay vendor
    • Rings: Jared’s
    • DOC: None

    Post # 29
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    165 posts
    Blushing bee

    My daughter got married in Miami on 2/26/11. (I live in PA and 3 of 4 BM’s were from PA) Here are her vendors:

     

    • Venue- Ceremony- Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Miami
    •            Reception- Miami Beach Botanical Garden
    • Caterer- Catering Concepts
    • Coordinator- Melissa from Events on a Budget
    • Photographer- Ivan Apfel
    • Videographer- Chris Kennedy
    • DJ- Vision DJs
    • Florist- in house florist from Events on a Budget
    • Cake- Sugar Shack, Miami
    • Dress- Maggie Sottero- Ambrosia from Patricia South’s, Plantation, FL
    • Shoes- Badgley Mischka- ideeli.com
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress- Alfred Angelo’s- Harrisburg, PA
    • Hair Stylist- Miriam Behar
    • Make-up Artist- Miriam Behar
    • Invitations- Tipperary Square, Campbelltown, PA
    • Rings- all rings custom made in Colombia, South America (where her husband is from)
    • Other – Hotel accomodations- Hyatt Summerfield Suites- Miami
    • Rehearsal Dinner- Morton’s Steakhouse, Coral Gables
    • Tuxes- Patricia South’s
    • Shuttle Bus for guests- 7 star transportation

    Post # 30
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    5 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Here are the pictures that I promised to post…

    • Venue: Hyatt Pier 66 (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
    • Caterer: Hyatt Pier 66
    • Coordinator: Hyatt Pier 66_
    • Photographer: Cedino Teme  http://www.cendinoteme.com
    • DJ: Walshy Fire (excellent Caribbean DJ) http://walshyfire.podomatic.com/
    • Florist: Flower Market (I had them do my wedding party flowers and they did and awesome job and on a tight budget). I ordered my reception flowers from Berkeley Florist supply (www.berkeleyfloristsupply.com), a floral wholesaler in Miami, and put together the flowers the day off the wedding. http://www.coconutcreekflowermarket.com
    • Cake: Sweet Touch Cakes (I ordered their Grand Marnier cake and had numerous compliments on the look and taste of the wedding cake). http://sweettouchcakes.com/
    • Dress: Bridal Liquidators in Miami (this is a warehouse so don’t go expecting dressing rooms and a full staff but if you are looking for a great dress, at a cheap price they are the way to go. Make sure to call before you head there; it’s better to make an appointment, to ensure that the store is open. 1610 NE 205th Terrace, Miami, FL 33179 » (305) 454-0884
    • Shoes: Badgley Mischka, bought at Nordstrom Rack
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Calvin Klein
    • Hair Stylist: None (everyone did their own hair)
    • Make-up Artist: Rory Lee (she is a fantastic makeup artist) http://www.makeupbyrory.com
    • Invitations: Ebay vendor
    • Rings: Jared’s
    • DOC: None

    Post # 31
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    14 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Do any of you know of any extremely affordable reliable photographers? It’s so hard planning a wedding on a very very tight budget!!

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