(Closed) Which Vendors Are You Using? Dish!!

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Post # 32
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

  • Venue: Falkner Winery
  • Caterer: Included
  • Coordinator: DOC included
  • Photographer: Zelo Photography…these folks are amazing!
  • DJ: JMC Events…house DJ…love him!
  • Florist: BotanicAllure…the woman’s an artist
  • Cake: Flour Power…because SO will have no other!  😉
  • Officiant: SO’s best friend
  • Dress: Martina Liana
  • Shoes: Don’t know yet
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Little black dress of their choosing
  • Hair Stylist: Someone my stylist recommends who specializes in retro ‘dos.
  • Make-up Artist: Myself!  And I’m doing my Maid/Matron of Honor, too.  All my time working at Arden and Dior will come in handy.
  • Invitations: DIY with SO
  • Rings: Mine is a family heirloom from SO’s side, and his we’re getting through a family friend with connections in the industry.

Post # 33
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

  • Venue – Admiral Kidd Club
  • Caterer – Admiral Kidd Club Catering
  • Coordinator – DOC will be a friend :-]
  • Photographer – Courtney at Fairy Tale Creations
  • DJ – I *think* were going with a family friend
  • Florist – Doing it myself, except for my bouquet… soo much cheaper!
  • Cake – Future Sister-In-Law and FAuntIL will be baking it themselves
  • Officiant – My uncle :-]
  • Dress – Blue by Enzoani
  • Shoes – Undecided, but I really like Nina
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Also undecided, but my “fall back” dresses are David’s Bridal… hoping the one I want from J. Crew will go on sale for the girls though :-]
  • Hair Stylist – Mish Mucho.. trial scheduled!
  • Make-up Artist – Rita Nguyen, waiting to hear back about a trial :-]
  • Invitations – designing them ourselves and printing them with a private printer
  • Rings – Robbins Bros/Overstock

Post # 34
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I recently used the following:

  • Venue – Scripps Seaside Forum
  • Caterer – Tapenade
  • Coordinator – Melissa Barrad of I do weddings!
  • Photographer – Melissa Koehler
  • DJ – Jay Brannan
  • Florist – Jennifer Cole Florals
  • Cake – Michele Coulon
  • Officiant – personal friend who is a minister
  • Dress – Monique Lhullier
  • Shoes – Jimmy Choo
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Jenny Yoo
  • Hair Stylist – Susie Beyer
  • Make-up Artist – Susie Beyer
  • Invitations – Fresh Invitation Studio
  • Rings – family rings
  • Other – Classic Party Rentals

Post # 35
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

  • Venue – Ceremony: Breaker’s Beach, NAS North Island / Reception: Island Club, NAS North Island
  • Caterer – MWR/Island Club *Required if your reception is on a military installation 
  • Coordinator – undecided; May just do a day-of coordinator
  • Photographer – Engagement pics: Kate Williams of Chasing Daylight Photography; Wedding Day: James Sanderson Photography
  • DJ – Still looking. Got stood up for my appt. with Elite Brittish DJ so not him =(
  • Florist – Franco’s Flowers in Encinitas (GREAT for the budget-minded bride)
  • Cake – Leaning toward Flour Power in El Cajon but haven’t decided yet
  • Officiant – Navy Chaplain
  • Dress – Alfred Alngelo
  • Shoes – TBD
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress – Alfred Angelo 
  • Hair Stylist – ? Looking for suggestion 
  • Make-up Artist – still looking
  • Invitations – Nichole Rocero of Nic.Roc. Designs (She is AMAZING and will make beautiful invites, place cards, seating charts, everything stationary for nearly any budget…AND she offers a military discount!)
  • Rings – Jared
  • Other – Am contemplating a photo booth and still need to find a company for the arch and chair rentals for the beach ceremony 

Post # 36
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We are using the following vendors so far. Still have some to go with our wedding being in September.

  • Venue – Hacienda House @ Rancho Valenica in Rancho Santa Fe
  • Caterer – Venue
  • Coordinator – Thomas Bui Lifestyle
  • Photographer – Luna Photo
  • DJ-?
  • Florist-?
  • Cake-?
  • Officiant- Bob Stevens
  • Dress- Christos
  • Shoes- Louboutins
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress-?
  • Hair Stylist-?
  • Make-up Artist- Val C from Icon Image (LA Based)
  • Invitations – ?
  • Rings- Tiffany & Co.
  • Other

Post # 37
2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@AUalum10: Gotta put in a good word for my coordinator, Divine Events by Helena.  I booked her really late and she did a great job!

Post # 38
13 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

8 months to go!! Still quite a few more things to figure out!!!

  • Ceremony: Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla
  • Reception: Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla
  • Caterer: Peartrees Catering
  • Coordinator: n/a
  • Photographer: Alex Oat Photography
  • Videographer: still need!
  • DJ: Paul Peterson- High Energy DJ Service
  • Florist: haven’t booked yet but most likely Elegant Touch Florals
  • Cake: Sumi’s Oven
  • Officiant: Jerry Bryant
  • Dress: Paloma Blanca
  • Shoes: still need!
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: still need!
  • Hair: Henna’s Hair
  • Makeup Artist: Ann DeNicolo- Flirt Makeup
  • Invitations: DIY
  • Rings: still need
  • Post # 39
    139 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011
    • Venue: The Thursday Club, Point Loma
    • Caterer: Crowne Pointe Catering (Kimberly rocks!)
    • Coordinator: Me
    • Photographer: Micah and Megan Dahlberg absolutely amazing! Recommended when my top choice in SD was booked and I like them so much better!

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    • Band: Freeze Frame (yay for 80’s music!)
    • Florist: Florabella, University Heights
    • Cake: Twiggs Bakery
    • Officiant : Pastor Richard Huls
    • Dress: Two by Rosa Clara
    • Shoes: Jcrew
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Nordstrom
    • Hair Stylist: Re-vive Salon in mission valley
    • Make-up Artist: Re:vive Salon in mission valley
    • Invitations: Designed by the best man so had them printed at Raised Ink in Miramar area.  They can do thermography on site as an affordable letterpress alternative and they came out great!
    • Rings: Harold Stevens, Downtown- if you need a jeweler definitely check them out.  Family owned and much better service than you will ever see at Tiffanys. 
    • Other: Another gratuitous plug for our photographer.  Here is a link to our engagement pics http://www.micahandmegan.com/blog/2010/09/24/mariakevin/

    Post # 40
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    • Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden (Used to be called Quail)
    • Caterer: Slice Of Heaven Catering
    • Coordinator: Nonr
    • Photographer: Kelsie Taylor Photography
    • DJ: Actually we are having a guitarist only Don Clark
    • Florist: Me
    • Cake: Edelweiss Bakery
    • Officiant: Rev Christopher Tuttle
    • Dress: Robin Jillian dress from D’Angelo Couture (Don’t go there)
    • Shoes: Via Spiga from Bloomingdales
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Don’t remember the brand from Nordstrom
    • Hair Stylist: Garrett Ota from Deco Hair Studio
    • Make-up Artist: None
    • Invitations: Paper Source
    • Rings: Ben Bridge

    Post # 41
    1 posts
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Still looking for suggestions and recommendations but this is what I have so far:

  • Ceremony: La Jolla Bridge Club
  • Reception: La Jolla Bridge Club
  • Caterer: Looking at options… want some DIY and some catering help
  • Coordinator: looking for budget friendly Day of Coordinator
  • Photographer: Love several but need a budget friendly option
  • Videographer: still need!
  • DJ: Looking for DJ/Band combo… ideas???
  • Florist: DIY
  • Cake: Cups in La Jolla
  • Officiant: Groom’s Brother
  • Dress: Christina Woo from Bay Area Bridal
  • Shoes: flip flops or ballet flats?
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Thinking Ann Taylor or Macy’s
  • Hair: MOH’s Mom
  • Makeup Artist: Need Recommendation
  • Invitations: DIY, thank you Michael’s
  • Rings: still need
  • Post # 42
    11 posts
    • Wedding: August 2011

  • Ceremony: The Prado
  • Reception: The Prado
  • Caterer: The Prado
  • Coordinator: After The Engagement
  • Photographer: Chelsea Anne Photography
  • Videographer: my cousin
  • DJ: DJ Dave from Bill Calhoun Mobile Music
  • Florist: Dave’s Flower Box – they were great & affordable!! Chuck is so nice even when I changed my mind so many times.
  • Cake: Flour Power – not totally pleased, but I had to use them because the Prado has a deal with them.
  • Officiant: Family friend
  • Dress: David’s Bridal
  • Shoes: David’s Bridal + Old Navy Flip Flops
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: David’s Bridal
  • Hair: Joelle’s Salon & Day Spa in Carmel Mountain
  • Makeup Artist: Joelle’s + family friend
  • Invitations: Costco, but wish I had done DIY from Michael’s.
  • Rings: Kohls, Robbins Brothers
  • Post # 43
    208 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Please post which vendors you’re using for the following:

    • Venue – Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe LOVED!
    • Caterer- Same as above, excellent
    • Coordinator-Thomas Bui Lifestyle. Honestly I dont think you could even hire anyone better?
    • Photographer-Paul Barnett
    • DJ- Tim Altbaum
    • Florist-Isari Floral Studio
    • Cake-Cake
    • Officiant-Bob Stevens
    • Dress-Christos
    • Shoes-Christian Louboutin
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress- Monique L
    • Hair Stylist-Brides by Joie
    • Make-up Artist- James Overstreet
    • Invitations-Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations
    • Rings-Tiffany & Co

    Post # 44
    12 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012


    • Venue – Scripps Seaside Forum


    • Caterer- Stillmdecidimg


    • Coordinator- Francine Ribeau (I highly highly recommend her, AMAZING)


    • Photographer- Brett Butterstein


    • Band- NPG


    • Florist- Flowers by Marjan


    • Cake- ?


    • Officiant- ?


    • Dress -Cymbeline


    • Shoes- ?


    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress- ?


    • Hair Stylist- ?


    • Make-up Artist- ?


    • Invitations- ?


    • Rings-family 


    Post # 45
    680 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Venue: Twin Oaks House and Gardens

    Caterer: Twin Oaks House and Gardens

    Coordinator- Megan from Twin Oaks, included

    Photographer: Dapper Images. They are a husband and wife team and they are AMAZING. They used to be fashion photographers and they make every wedding look like it’s from a magazine. If you don’t have a photographer CHECK THEM OUT!!!

    DJ- ?

    Florist- Jerri Disney

    Cake- Wedding cake is included with venue. Groom’s cake from Sweet and Saucy Shop in Long Beach

    Officiant- My uncle

    Dress- Enzoani for ceremony/Ines di Santo for reception

    Shoes- ?

    Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress- ?

    Hair Stylist- ?

    Make-up Artist- ?

    Invitations- ?

    Rings- Inherited

    Post # 46
    6 posts
    • Wedding: December 2012

    • Venue – Admiral Kidd Skyline Room
    • Caterer- AKC
    • Coordinator-Julie Scrivener, The Best Wedding for You (her hubby is the DJ, super nice couple!!)
    • Photographer-Hung C. Tran
    • DJ- Mick Scrivener aka Elite British DJ
    • Florist-Whimsey Floral
    • Cake-Edelweiss Round Brilliant
    • Officiant-None
    • Dress-Kirstie Kelly
    • Shoes-Prada
    • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress- David’s Bridal
    • Hair Stylist-?
    • Make-up Artist- One of my bridesmaids!
    • Invitations-?
    • Rings-?

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