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

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Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ceremony/Reception/Catering: Royal Ambassador (Caledon). http://www.theroyalambassador.com We had the tent, which we loved.It was far enough away from the main hall that nothing really distracted us. The food was good, the venue is gorgeous. Stella was also excellent to work with.

Officiant: Christiane Bristow (http://www.ceremoniestoremember.ca/).  By far one of the best vendors we had.  Christiane worked with us to personalize our ceremony.  It really was all about us.  It reflected our senses of humour and kept our guests interested in what was going on.  She also has a great eye for how to set up the ceremony for the best photography shots.

Coordinator: Leena from Let’s Party.  Leena is good for day off stuff, but I found she couldn’t really provide me with the more unique vendors I wanted.  I had to do a lot of the work myself.

Photographer: Caitlin den Boer (http://adelitarose.com/). Again, one of our best vendors.  We haven’t gotten our photos back yet, but I know they’re going to be excellent.  She’s also super friendly and easy to work with.

DJ/Band: The Doubts (http://www.thedoubtsonline.com/) The other vendor my guests couldn’t stop talking about.  These guys had the floor packed all night.  We went to see them for my bachelorette party and it made all my guests pumped up for the wedding. They’re so much fun and they have a great mix of music.

Florist: Sandra from Astra Florists/Tolyn (http://www.tolyn.ca/) I opened up the flower box and all you heard was gasp.  The flowers were so much better than I ever imagined.  Sandra was also the only florist I worked with who really took the time to show me how different combinations would look together.  They were incredible and I loved them.

Centrepieces:I did my own using those gel balls that you add water to so that they expand.  Then we stuck candy skewers in them.

Cake: Tracy from Blondie’s Bakery (http://www.blondiesbakery.ca/) Original, delicious cupcakes.  We were very happy with Tracy.  She made cupcakes that matched our camel/beaver theme.

Dress: Beashawn (Brampton).  Great ladies to work with.  Very nice.  Didn’t even complain when I came in to try on the same dress three times (which I bought).  It was an Ella.

Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Alfred Angelo, from various locations (due to bridesmaids locations)

Hair Stylist: Sonique (http://www.soniquehairdesign.com/) They did a great job. I loved my hair, my mom loved her hair, most of us loved our hair. Might have a bit of a problem with super curly hair though.

MUA: Stacey Levine.  Stacey was awesome.  When she held up the mirror when she finished with me, I barely recognized myself.

Invitations: Sth Blue from etsy (http://www.etsy.com/shop/sthblue) (printed at Staples). I loved my invitations. I didn’t like the traditional designs so i spent days combing etsy for the right designer.  Niki from Something Blue makes an effort to stay outside the box.  She also worked really quickly and made changes when I realized there was a mistake months later.

Rings: We made them overseas.

Limo: Erin Mills Limo (http://www.erinmillslimo.com/).  I called these guys the day before my wedding (which is a long story I just don’t have the energy to talk about anymore) and they were awesome.  they offered me a deal even though they knew I was in a corner and made me email them to make sure everything was alright after they sent the confirmation.  Such great people.

Tuxes: Tuxedo Royale.  No complaints.  The men looked sharp.

Camel: Yes, we rented a camel!  From the Bowmanville zoo.  The guys in charge were awesome, treated the guests well and had good control of the camel. We were thrilled with them.

Photobooth: Infinity Photobooth (http://www.infinityphotobooth.com/) Good photobooth. I thought the attendants could have been more proactive, but it was fairly popular and people enjoyed it.  The book they gave me at the end looked awesome.

Decor: To Suit Your Fancy.  I wasn’t happy with these guys.  The decor looked fine, but after we agreed to the estimate they added on more charges.  It was the day before the wedding so I felt they did it because I had no choice.  I woudn’t recommend them.

Linens: Ti Amo (http://www.tiamodecor.com/).  I was happy with Maria.  Her website is very formal, which isn’t my style, but we met with her anyway. She actually had a good funky vision that suited our wedding. Prices were also good.

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Your wedding date

   September 23rd, 2012

Ceremony venue

   Berkeley Church Field House – Highly recommend, they have been awesome!  

Officiant

   Robb McDonald(allseasonsweddings.com) – Met him and was very impressed.  Hes SO funny, and very easygoing.

Reception venue

   Berkeley Church Field House

Caterer

   Berkeley Church Field House – Amazing food selection and REALLY good food.  They are also very flexible with changing things. 

Coordinator

   Liz – Berkeley Field House – The price of the venue came with her, she’s been really great.

Photographer

   Nikko Lim – nikkophotography.com – he’s amazing!  I love his work.

Videographer

   None

DJ/Band

   4 piece blues band i hired from work. 

Florist

   Still working on this but i think we are using Jong Young Flower Market up in Yorkville, one of the wholesalers.

Cake

   None

Dress

   Davids Bridal at Eglinton and Pharmacy – been very happy with the staff all the times i’ve been.

Shoes

   Spring Shoes, B2 Shoes

Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress

   White by Vera Wang from Davids Bridal

Hair Stylist

   Fortelli Salon and Spa in the Beaches – $250 includes hair and make up trial, day off hair and make up, and a mani and pedi – This is my regular hair dresser

MUA

   Fortelli Salon and Spa

Invitations

   Made them ourselves – had the printing done by the best man

Rings

   HIS – menstungsten.com,  HERS – Benn Moss(the one at Fairview Mall – our sales lady was awesome too and they are having deals on everything in the store right now)

Bouquet

   Etsy Seller SolBijou – did an amazing job on the fabric/brooch bouquets and also the boutts and bridesmaid bouquets.

Mens Suits

   STARS at Fairview Mall, Tip Top Tailor

Decor

   DIY – all of it.  🙂

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m bumping this

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

  • Your wedding date – June 14, 2013
  • Ceremony venue – Liuna Gardens – Outdoors http://www.liunagardens.com/
  • Officiant – Judith Twells
  • Reception venue – Liuna Gardens – Renaissance Ballroom
  • Coordinator – been working with Wayne from Marble Weddings http://www.marbleweddings.ca/
  • Photographer – AMV http://www.amvproductions.ca/
  • Videographer – AMV
  • DJ – AMV
  • Florist – Westdale Florists http://www.westdaleflorists.net/
  • Cake – ?? not sure yet
  • Dress – Ella #5611 from Sophie’s Gown Shoppe – Mississauga
  • Shoes – Aldo
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Alfred Angelo #7138 from Heirlooms Bridal in Dundas and Sophie’s Gown Shoppe in Mississauga
  • Hair Stylist – Krissy from Essence of Nature Spa in Burlington http://www.essenceofnaturespa.ca/
  • MUA – Chantale from Essence of Nature Spa in Burlington
  • Invitations – my mom
  • Rings – Michael Hill
  • Candy Buffet – Marble Weddings
  • Transportation – Mermaid Limos http://www.mermaidlimo.com/hamilton/index.php

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@ashtrtz:  Wow, another Hamilton bride!! Congrats!! Your wedding sounds like it’s going to be amazing! Liuna Gardens is stunning! 🙂

Post # 38
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

  • Your wedding date– July 27, 2012
  • Ceremony venue– The Alton Mill, Alton
  • Officiant– Private (Family friend/pastor)
  • Reception venue—- The Alton Mill
  • Caterer— Gourmandissimo (SO INCREDIBLE!!!!)
  • Coordinator—- Marvelle Events (Also, incredible!)
  • Photographer— Purple Martini Wedding and Event Photography (so professional and very easy to work with!)
  • DJ/Band— Sounds of Distinction (world class and did great)
  • Florist— Friend
  • Cake— Gourmandissimo
  • Dress— Forza Bella (tiny shop just outside of Newmarket. It is in a house, which scared me, but it ended up being fantastic!)
  • Shoes— Aldo
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress— Netbride.com (great pricing as they ship from the dress designer straight to you, but the customs fees brought the price to just less than 10% of the original price, rather than almost 40% off)
  • Hair Stylist— Carusi Hair Salon (Caledon East), and Helen is great!
  • MUA (makeup?)—- Michelle of Arbonne Makeup
  • Invitations— Tie Event Designs
  • Rings– Peoples Jewellers

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

  • Your wedding date – August 31, 2013!
  • Ceremony venue – Outside at Eagles Nest Golf Course, located in Maple Ontario. This is a beautiful venue and they have been extremely helpful thus far!
  • Officiant – Jeremy from All Season’s Weddings. Jeremy did a wedding for my friend, and myself and my fiance really liked him. He sent me TONS of great information and then we met up with him at a convenient location for us. He will really tailor the wedding to you and your personality.
  • Reception venue -Eagles Nest. Their indoor decor is fresh and up to date. Neutral carpet, and TONS of windows overlooking the golf course and lake. No need for a backdrop here as the windows do it justice!
  • Coordinator – Me! With help from my finace & mom mainly
  • Photographer -Renaissance Photo Stuidios located in Georgetown. Vintage, classic, UNIQUE. I was OBSESSED with this vendor and they were the very first people that I contacted after we got engaged!!!!!!! If you want unique and spectacular photos, please check them out bees!
  • Videographer -PULP Productions in Vaughan. They did my best friend’s wedding and it was great. They are pricey, but after a lot of research, they are in the middle of what we were looking at spending and I kept coming back to them.
  • DJ – We are having a band called Soular. We heard/saw them at a wedding 2 years ago and we both knew that whenever we got married, we would have to get them. I recommended them to another friend who just had her wedding, and again…fantastic!!!!!
  • Florist – Undecided
  • Cake – Undecided
  • Dress -Allure Gown from Becker’s Bridal. They were the most friendly women ever and I really felt like they cared! I would highly recommend this shop.
  • Shoes – Who knows!!lol
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Bill Levkoff from New Bridal in Woodbridge. Our wedding is outdoors, so I really wanted a light and summery Bridesmaid or Best Man dress. BINGO found the perfect one here!
  • Hair Stylist -Olivia Ha
  • MUA -Olivia Ha
  • Invitations – My fiance and I will be making these!
  • Rings -Kestane Jewlers located in Unionville. We have known these people for years and they have an amazing selection. They worked with my fiance on making my dream ring a reality! love love love

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We had a non legal elopement this weekend so the list is short:

Photos: Renaissance http://www.renaissancestudios.ca/meet-us/photographer-portfolios-2/ Erin Blackwood was fantastic, resourceful and really easy to work with.  Hubs was super nervous about the pictures and she made it really light and comfortable.  The weather was iffy and she called to update us at the hotel about it and pushed the time back a bit to accomodate it.  We are going back for maternity pics this Fall with her!

MUA: Bridezillabeauty http://www.bridezillabeauty.com/ Alyssa did a great job, listened to what I wanted, was really communicable.  She remembered the images I had e-mailed her months ago in detail and did the dramatic look I wanted.  

Post # 42
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@bakerella:  How did you iike Alton Mill?  I’m currently considering it!

Post # 43
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@takemyhand:  How did you find Alton Mill?  We’re considering it for our wedding next year!

Post # 44
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Beaukat:  we have the same wedding date! I am also from the TO area. Congrats!!

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@Riley85:  Here’s to running into eachother! LOL.

 

I’ll be right downtown on King street!

Post # 46
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Your wedding date – October 13, 2013
Ceremony and reception venue -Liberty Grand, Toronto http://www.libertygrand.com/
Coordinator – Arthur from Fusion Events http://www.fusion-events.ca/
Photographer -Carey Ann Photography http://careyannphotography.com/
Videographer -none
DJ – Maximum Music http://www.maximumdj.com/
Florist – Jamie from Floral + Decor http://www.floral-decor.org/
Cake – none
Dress – A Blue by Enzoani dress bought from Becker’ Bridal; alterations at Irene’s studio
Shoes – Rachel Simpson, bought from Celebration Shoes in Yorkville http://www.celebrationshoes.com/
Fascinator – made by David Dunkley http://daviddunkley.me/ (I am most excited to wear this!)
Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – various Mori Lee dresses. Bought at Best for Bride http://www.bestforbride.com/ My mom also got her dress here
Men’s suits: Andrew’s formals at Eglinton and the Allen http://www.andrewsformals.com/
Hair Stylist -Andrea, my hairstylist
MUA -Karen Breslin
Invitations – My friend who is a papermarker designed and made them. We glued the envelopes together!
Rings -need to get!

Post # 51
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

  • Your wedding date – June 8 2013
  • Ceremony venue – Toronto Hunt Club
  • Officiant – Kim Adeney
  • Reception venue – Toronto Hunt Club
  • Caterer – Toronto Hunt Club
  • Coordinator – Day of services by Brittany Mark
  • Photographer – Beth & Ty
  • Videographer – Oi Studio
  • DJ/Band – Dana at Maximum Music
  • Florist – Fran Sackler
  • Cake – Tiny Tots Cakes
  • Dress – Justin Alexander (Ritche)
  • Shoes – Lucky Brand (Winners)
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Bill Levkoff
  • Hair Stylist – Bridezilla beauty
  • MUA – Bridezilla beauty
  • Invitations – DIY
  • Rings – Rose Jewelry
  • Other vendors – n/a

 

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