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

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Post # 17
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Sorry this took a while but here goes:

  • Your wedding date – September 11, 2010
  • Ceremony venue – The Alton Mill, Alton ON (near Orangeville)
  • Officiant – Rev Faron Langdon
  • Reception venue – Alton Mill
  • Caterer – Ezra Title of Chez Vous Dining. He is simply amazing. I can’t say enough about Ezra! His food is to die for, and he’s willing to work with a budget. His attention to detail is incredible.
  • Coordinator – Friend
  • Photographer – Justin at Stillmotion
  • Cinematographer – Patrick at Stillmotion
  • DJ/Band – Laura at Sounds of Distinction. I loved Laura! She’s a total sweetheart, well organized, and most importantly, an AMAZING DJ!!!! None of our guests wanted to leave at the end of the night we were having so much fun! I want to throw another big party just so I can hire her again 🙂 No cheesey games, no monster truck/strip club announcer vibe. Just great music! Exactly what we were looking for.
  • Florist – Pink Twig (worked with Tanya mostly). Really amazing to work with, great fresh ideas, loved loved loved their enthusiasm and my centrepieces. They do fantastic work!
  • Cake – The Wedding Cake Shoppe. The flavours are great, but we found a bit of inconsistency with the intensity of flavours during sampling. They were delicious at the wedding though. The cake was 85% what I wanted, I wish I had drawn a very very very detailed sketch of what I wanted rather than leaving it in their hands. They’re not mind readers, but it just wasn’t quite what I had described. Slightly disappointed, but the wedding cake wasn’t super important to me anyways, so no biggie. It tasted delicious though and that’s the point!
  • Dress – Dakota by Enzoani, bought at L & J Bridal in Brampton. Lina knows her stuff! They were lovely to work with, alterations a bit pricey though.
  • Shoes – Target many moons ago
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Everywhere! They each chose their own.
  • Hair Stylist – David of Hair By David. He’s wonderful! He’s been cutting my hair for years and I’m never disappointed. He’s a hair genius!
  • MUA – Andrea Brown at Friskey Brown Make Up. She’s a complete sweetheart, the most huggable person I’ve ever met. Her work is beautiful, thoughtful, and not “too much”. Love her!!!
  • Invitations – Moi!
  • Rings – Custom. Vendor doesn’t have a website.
  • Tent/chair/china/kitchen rentals – Affair Rentals.
  • Jazz Trio – Ron Davis Band

Post # 18
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

  • Date: November 26, 2011
  • Ceremony: Merciful Redeemer Parish
  • Reception: St. Volodomyr Cultural Centre, Oakville
  • Caterer: Same as above
  • Coordinator: Let’s Party Consultants (I got a customized package including day of coordinator)
  • Photographer: Jenn Stark Photography
  • Videographer: Studio910
  • DJ: Impact Entertainment
  • Dress: Pronovias, purchased at Mona Richie Bridal
  • MUA: What is this?!
  • Rings: Peoples 
  • Other vendors

This is what we have so far! Almost half way there 🙂

Post # 19
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Here’s our list…

  • Wedding date  July 30, 2011
  • Ceremony venue my fiance’s parent’s house – they have a beautiful property that’s an acre and a third!  Lots of trees and his Mom is a fantastic gardener!
  • Officiant  Cassandra Hart (www.hart2heart.ca/
  • Reception venue  my fiance’s parent’s house
  • Caterer Catering by Mario’s (http://www.cateringbymario.ca) – What to say about Chef Mario…I am completely addicted to his prosciutto sandwiches!!  If anyone wants to check out his food, he has a shop on East Beaver Creek in Richmond Hill…try the prosciutto sandwich! Wink
  • Coordinator My fiance, Charles and I
  • Photographer  Michelle Gingras (a good friend and amazing photographer) & my niece, Kissandra
  • Videographer None
  • DJ/Band MXP (http://www.mostxproductions.com/
  • Florist My mother-in-law to be – we’re soooo lucky to have her!  A good friend of hers has a connection at a local florist who’s getting our flowers at cost, and the rest will come from her garden.
  • Cake My aunt  – she doesn’t do cakes professionally, but she’s done cakes for other family members.  She’s fantastic!
  • Dress Barbra Allin gown (http://www.gowngoround.com) – my gown is a resale gown, and before that disgusts anyone consider this: My gown is silk and made by a Vancouver designer…I paid $300 for it.  A wedding gown is worn once for what? 8 hours?  Resale gowns are also cleaned before you buy them.
  • Shoes Still looking
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress FCUK black dress – My fiance and I decided to have only one attendant each (our ceremony is small).  My Maid/Matron of Honor found a great “little black dress” at FCUK, and we were both sold.
  • Hair Stylist Pam Walmsley – Fantastic hairstylist and a good friend!
  • MUA  Casey-Lee Zyla (MAC – Upper Canada Mall)
  • Invitations Designed by my fiance and I – Charles and I both have design backgrounds and I work at a photo lab.  We bought adorable cards from Staples, and used photo corners to attach the invitation inserts.
  • Rings Knappett Jewellers (www.knappetts.com)
  • Other vendors Enchanted events for rentals, still looking for portable toilet rentals.

Post # 20
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

  • Your wedding date: June 19, 2011
  • Ceremony venue: Palais Royale
  • Officiant: Rena Arshinoff (Reform Rabbi)
  • Reception venue: Palais Royale
  • Caterer: Palais Royale
  • Coordinator: Christy from Palais Royale – she’s awesome!
  • Photographer: Tara McMullen – http://www.taramcmullen.com
  • Videographer: Calico Cats – really affordable
  • DJ/Band: Dick Felix Band
  • Florist: Wisteria Florist
  • Cake: Palais Royale is making FI’s Granny’s recipe
  • Dress: Jealous Bridesmaids – AWESOME!
  • Shoes – Brown’s
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – They chose their own
  • Hair Stylist – Ivy Lam – SOOO RECOMMENDED
  • MUA – IVY LAM – DITTO ABOVE!
  • Invitations – designed by http://www.sixapples.com (great), printed at pixel print (don’t bother)
  • Rings – 18 Karat, and a random place near the Eaton Centre
  • Other vendors

Post # 21
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

  • Your wedding date – May 28 2011
  • Ceremony venue – Rosewater
  • Officiant – Family Friend
  • Reception venue – Rosewater (amazing food & service)
  • Caterer – Rosewater
  • Coordinator – Shirley Lo – Double Happiness Events (Best planner)
  • Photographer – Renaissance Studio Photographer (Amazing pictures)

 

  • Videographer – My cousins – starting out his own business
  • DJ/Band – Steve & Jon – Let it Spin DJ
  • Florist – Nice Stems (Soo beautiful with everything she does)
  • Cake – The Cupcakery
  • Dress – Paloma Blanca – Made in Toronto
  • Shoes – Prada – Pink ones!
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Convertiable Bridesmaid dress (Henkka.ca) – best idea ever & all the girls love it
  • Hair Stylist – Vincent – Seefu in Chinatown
  • MUA – Noelle Banting – perfect make up artist
  • Invitations – designed own
  • Rings – Classic Creations
  • Other vendors

PM me if you wnat more detailed information

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

These are what I have so far. 🙂

  • Your wedding date – August 26, 2012
  • Ceremony venue – Casa Loma (downtown Toronto)
  • Officiant – Dr Joshua Lam
  • Reception venue – Shangri-La Banquet Hall and Convention Center
  • Coordinator – me?
  • Photographer – ??
  • Videographer – ??
  • DJ/Band – FMIL’s friend
  • Florist – Masami M.
  • Cake – ??
  • Dress – Pronovias Felisa (bought it from Bridal and Beyond, real good deals, can’t get this price anywhere)
  • Shoes – Do not remember the name, but custom made from France
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Alfred Angelo 7132 Violet
  • Hair Stylist – James Ho from Lure
  • MUA – Ming Tsang from Mary Kay
  • Invitations – DIY (material from Cards and Pockets)
  • Rings – will be custom made by Jeweler

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@catlady:   we have booked at the jewel. how was ur wedding?

 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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@catlady: how was your wedding? WE will be having our reception at the Jewel too!

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

What a GREAT Thread.  I’m still looking for some vendors. 

  • Your wedding date – October 19, 2012
  • Ceremony venue – St. Peter’s Anglican Church Mississauga
  • Officiant – Minister
  • Reception venue – Glen Erin Inn  Mississauga
  • Caterer – Glen Erin Inn
  • Coordinator – none
  • Photographer – still looking
  • Videographer – N/A
  • DJ/Band – Maximum DJ’s
  • Florist – Carsima Florist
  • Cake – Dufflets
  • Dress – Ritche Bridal
  • Shoes – Steve Madden (online)
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Still looking
  • Hair Stylist – Still Looking
  • MUA – Still Looking
  • Invitations – Checkerboard (online)
  • Rings – Tiffany and Co.
  • Other vendors

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

  • Your wedding date: April 28th 2012
  • Ceremony venue: Capitol Event Theatre
  • Officiant: Gordon Kushner
  • Reception venue: Capitol Event Theatre
  • Caterer: Capitol Event Theatre
  • Coordinator: Gush Events (also organizing all decor)
  • Photographer: Bryan Caporicci
  • Videographer: Bryan Caporicci
  • DJ/Band: The Rhythm Revival Band
  • Florist: Tolyn Designs
  • Cake: The Cupcake Shoppe
  • Dress: Mulata by La Sposa from a shop in Montreal
  • Shoes: Next in London
  • Hair Stylist: Nicole Richards and Co.
  • MUA: Nicole Richards and Co.
  • Invitations: Vistaprint
  • Rings: Linda Penwarden

 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

  • Your wedding date – Sep 17, 2011
  • Ceremony venue – St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church
  • Officiant – Father Michael Corcione
  • Reception venue – Chateau Jardin Conference & Event Centre (highly recommend!)
  • Photographer – Everlasting Moments – Lars, he was awesome!!
  • Videographer – Video Babylon
  • DJ/Band – DJ Emporium (they were awesome, but late!!)
  • Florist – International Florist in Woodbridge (amazing guys, affordable too)
  • Decor – S2 (affiliated through Le Jardin)
  • Cake – I Do Wedding Cakes!  (they look AND taste good!)
  • Dress – Bridal & Beyond (would NOT recommend)
  • Shoes – Ninas (design your own)
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Iida Couture (she does a WONDERFUL job!!)
  • Hair Stylist – Stileh (fair prices, and awesome work)
  • Invitations – The Invitation Place (Alison is amazing to work with!)
  • Rings – Damiani
  • Transportation – Hummer Limo Services

Post # 29
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

  • Your wedding date – June 2012

  • Ceremony venue – Le Jardin

  • Officiant – Linda Wong from All Seasons

  • Reception venue – Le Jardin

  • Caterer – same, the in house caterer

  • Photographer – Heidi Lau

  • DJ/Band – DJ Emporium – would not recommend to anyone! Please don’t deal with them unless you want to be pulling teeth all the time and don’t mind a wide margin of error. Really disorganized.

  • Florist – Miss Bouquet Designs – she is a part time florist without a storefront, but has very good rates for weddings.

  • Cake – I Do! Wedding Cakes – delicious cake, beautiful designs!

  • Dress – Sophie’s Gown Shoppe in Kitchener – highly recommended! Great value, great service, reasonable prices for alterations. Lower priced gowns than in Toronto.

  • Shoes – Nina

  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – David’s Bridal – would not recommend! This company got my bridesmaid orders wrong so many times repeatedly that all the girls are fed up and I’ve had to call and correct them many times.

  • Hair Stylist – Olivia Ha

  • MUA – Olivia Ha – really highly recommended! She is so nice, always prompt with responses, and does a fantastic job

  • Invitations – Stephita – great company, great value for their invitations. Would also recommend Palettera if budget is not an issue. They were AMAZING but time was a constraint so we didn’t go for their personalized designs.

  • Decor – Design2Decor – best vendor I’ve worked with. You can’t go wrong! If there’s one vendor you can be 100% sure won’t screw up on your wedding day, it’s this one.

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

  • Your wedding date – August 31, 2013!
  • Ceremony venue – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church at King and Simcoe
  • Officiant – Dr. Rev. Will Ingram
  • Reception venue – One King West, Grand Ballroom
  • Caterer – One King West
  • Coordinator – Myself, in conjunction with Jamie Li and Jennifer Lee – FI’s sisters
  • Photographer – the AMAZING Krista Jefferson at Edison Photography
  • Videographer – None.
  • DJ/Band – my cousin Bil and his wife Kathryn at ThunderDJ
  • Florist – A  family friend (link to be updated)
  • Cake – I Do! Wedding Cakes
  • Dress – Mori Lee 
  • Shoes – Some $60 Sears pumps!
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – I don’t know yet.
  • Hair Stylist – Dayle Doyle, an old friend from High School
  • MUA
  • Invitations – Don’t know yet :S
  • Rings – Undecided
  • Other vendors – None as of yet!

Post # 31
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Vendor update!

Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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