Hi there… my wedding actually took place in Delaware, but the majority of my vendors were from PA :0) All were A-M-A-Z-I-NG!!!
You can view my pics by going to http://www.kateleigh.com. Click on "view your proofs," scroll to Katie & Ryan’s Wedding, and the password is mcniff. I’ve posted vendor reviews below.
PA Vendor Reviews:
Photographer– Kate Leigh. I cannot say enough about how much I love Kate’s work. I randomly came across her vendor page on theknot.com, and immediately scheduled an appointment. She was the only photographer we met with :0) She’s so professional, fun, has an amazing eye for a great photo, got my vision, and is just all around awesome. I am so thankful that I have her pictures to remember our wedding day!
Cupcake Tower/Cake- Velvet Sky Bakery (http://www.velvetskybakery.com). Ummmmm YUM. The had me at chocolate s’more cupcake. Hello chocolately goodness with a marshmallow center and graham cracker on top! I loved that I was able to choose lots of different flavors, and that they were able to replicate my martha stewart cake picture for the top tier. The cake topper was inspired by mrs. bell pepper’s ( http://www.weddingbee.com/2007/10/24/la-mariage-cake-toppers/)
Florist: Sweet Peas of Jennersville (http://www.swpeas.com). I worked with Meg, and she was great!!! I’m very picky when it comes to flowers, for some odd reason I hate roses, and when asked to describe my centerpieces, I used the term "flowy." Somehow Meg was able to decipher all of this :0) I absolutely loved my bouquet …it became a running joke throughout the day that wherever I put it down instantly became a photo-op. The centerpieces looked great, as did all of the bridesmaid bouquets, and the church flowers. Iespecially loved the french buckets with mums that she used on the church pews and the phenominal garlands for the bride and grooms chairs. The initial charms were inspired by Mrs. Magnolia (http://www.weddingbee.com/2008/02/25/charmed-im-sure/)
Bridal and Bridesmaid Jewelry: KYM Jewlery (http://www.kymjewelry.com). I originally stumpled across Kim’s jewelry page after searching endlessly for an ivory pearl necklace. After a few messages back and forth, I found out that Kim is actually from Philadelphia (Big yay for supporting local businesses!). She did such an amazing job- after making the necklace she even sent me pics of three different options of earrings to go with it! I also had her make necklaces and earrings for my bridesmaids. Her prices were great, and the quality of everything was wonderful!
Videographer– Well Spun Weddings (http://www.wellspunweddings.com). I went back and forth for a while on getting a videographer…I just couldn’t see myself watching a typical wedding video (even if it was of my own wedding). Then I came across Jon’s webpage and was blown away. His work truly speaks for itself. Kelly shot our wedding, and I am so excited to see the finished results. Also, if you are on the fence and going back and forth on getting a videographer, looking back I can really say that it is worth it for so many reasons. In our one year engagement, my brother got deployed (luckily he came back home in time!) and we had family members who could not make it to the wedding for health reasons…so, it really is nice to have because you never know what can happen!
DJ– Shaffer Sounds (http://www.schaffersound.com). Shaffer Sound continuously gets amazing reviews for a reason- they really know what they are doing. They are affordable, they keep everyone on the dance floor and they are amazing about following up to make sure that your day runs smoothly. I would (as many others have) highly recommend them!
Rolls Royce/Limo Bus– Elegante Limo. I cannot comment much on how dealing with them was prior to the wedding, as my sisters worked everything out with them (the rolls royce was their suprise wedding present for us :0) ). I can say that they were extremely professional the day of the wedding, and arrived on time. One of the drivers even insisted on opening the church door for my entrance and on fixing my train before I walked down the aisle. It was so sweet! Also, I would recommend the limo bus if you have a large wedding party- it was really nice for everyone not to have to be squished next to each other.
That’s all I can think of for now! I hope this helps!!