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I was fully satisfied with the services both make-up and hairstyle (bridal half up-do) rendered by Winstead. My husband, my family and friends said I was stunningly gorgeous the way I look on my bridal/wedding photos. Winstead Studios Services are Highly recommended. Thank you, Yvonne (Springfield,VA)
I hired Chef Kev through Thumbtack because he replied promptly to my request and already had a suggested menu based off of my needs. The event was my 1 year wedding anniversary and I requested drop-off catering for a buffet style dinner. The only change that I'd make is the time. Chef Kev was delayed due to traffic but looking back, if he was able to arrive just 15-20 minutes sooner I may have been less distracted and frantic! LOL! Everything else was absolutely awesome. The price was great, the flavor and creativity were amazing... all of my guests enjoyed the food! If I ever decide to hold another large event, Chef Kev will be the first caterer I call!
I met Jen and her glam squad about one month before our winter wedding in February 6, 2016. Jen and her team did an amazing job at the trial and had a lot of suggestions on the wedding/bridal look I wanted. My MOH and I went back and forth at the trial to get a look I desired. I ended up getting a 40s glam look with extensions and side swept curls. The days leading up to the wedding Jen was very prompt about making sure the hair and makeup for all my friends and parents were accounted for and the look and style I wanted them to have. She even asked what color dresses they were wearing so she could match eye shadow colors. I loved this attention to detail and professionalism. I reviewed the detailed contract, outlining all the services (hair and makeup specifics) for each member of my bridal party (7) the week of the wedding and we made changes as necessary. Jen was very flexible with last minute changes also, since I wanted my bridal party to have the final say on their hair and makeup. The day of the wedding Jen arrived on time and directed all 7 of us as needed to stick to our timeline. Overall, Jen and her team were a pleasure to work with and is highly recommend them to make you beautiful for you wedding.
My sisters and I booked Carlynn for a wedding and we were very happy with her work. She had great long lasting products, and she was really gentle. We got compliments all night!!
Fran did an amazing job! She did makeup for seven people in my wedding party and everyone absolutely loved her work! She's also sweet, fun, punctual and professional. Highly recommend :)
Angie of Honey Do Wedding and Event Planners was one of the best decisions we made throughout our wedding planning process. She was affordable (especially for a student and military wedding) but always made us feel like her number one clients. Not only was she a great value, but she went over and above what we were expecting. We hired her to be our day of coordinator, but we met with her on a regular basis and she always responded to all calls, texts, and emails. Angie is incredibly personable, knowledgeable, and has connections with various other wedding vendors. As a same sex couple, she never treated us any differently than an opposite-sex couple, and she actually was great at recognizing the subtle differences that come with having two brides. At our first meeting at a potential venue, Angie came prepared with examples of her work and binder with all of our info. She even printed out new forms that said bride and bride instead of bride and groom. These small but significant touches are what make Angie stand out among other wedding planners. She helped us negotiate with vendors to get better prices and confirmed all vendors the week of, lifting a lot of the stress off of our shoulders. We can't speak highly enough of Angie and the Honey Do family!
By some divine intervention, my husband and I stumbled upon Denean's Party By Design at a time when we were having a number of problems with our venue. Denean and her team were truly God-sends! Denean is thorough, detail-oriented, understanding, and so kind. She was so pleasant to deal with throughout the process. My husband and I had an inter-faith (Jewish and Catholic wedding) - Denean took the time to learn all the traditions and customs to make sure everyone's customs were honored. Denean also went above and beyond to ensure that our venue accommodated an entirely gluten free wedding. Any request that I made - no matter how obscure or small - Denean exceeded. On the day of the wedding, Denean and her team kept everyone on track, calm, and organized. Denean set up the venue beautifully, taking care of every last detail down to the placecards and photo arrangements. Additionally, she made sure we had zero issues with the food. The day ran so smoothly. My husband and I had to do nothing but enjoy the day. Hiring Denean and her team was the best decision we made, period!
Teresa catered my parent's 50th wedding anniversary party. She utilized our Kentucky Derby theme, and provided preview recipes of all dishes served. Communication was excellent. She arrived with her staff on time, and left no cleanup. Dishes were tasty and elegantly served. I would highly recommend Teresa to others in the Virginia area.
Hiring Mary to coordinate my daughters wedding was one of the best decisions I made. Everything went so smooth and I could not have been happier with my decision.
BMore Fabulous was such a great find for our wedding, we will be looking to work with them again soon for our family reunion! I needed a wedding planner due to my busy schedule. I wanted someone to be able to accomplish anything I needed from vendor searches to scheduling. I quickly found out that I needed an all-inclusive package, however, all the polished major companies I found were charging a ridiculous amount of money and not providing everything I wanted to be accomplished. To save money and also try to support local businesses or start-ups, students, amateurs etc, I started to look for wedding planners on craigslist, thumbtack, local ads etc. I found BMore Fabulous and was quickly convinced that this was who I wanted to work with. The price was right, the details were many, and the contract was flexible. I did not realize until later, but we really did win big by working with this company. BMore Fabulous was more than all inclusive. Erin, the boss, accomplished all the expected all-inclusive activities such as finding vendors, scheduling meetings, and planning the day of events, but she did WAYY more than that. She was also our decorator for the venue, with her own linen and decor, she provided uplighting for beatuiful effects with her own equipment, and she was our florist for all the bouquets and decor. She also provided the staff and coordination for our bar. If you truly want all inclusive in one place, Erin, from BMore Fabulous is the WOMAN. Also, regardless of what she could provide, Erin, was very flexible. This, I find, might have been the most important benefit we got from working with them. I imagine other polished and bougie companies would be very strict and inflexible when it came to the contract, payment options, changes to your ideas and plans. With Erin, we were able to change our contract twice. Our payment options were flexible, and there were no hiccups with policies. If we had a vision, there was no headache with changing things. My husband and I are very particular and he had his doubts if all of our details would turn out right at the wedding. He actually had his doubts about BMore Fabulous, because all of our meetings were not conducted at an office, and details were written on lined paper, or an old laptop etc. In all reality, that was judgmental. Our wedding turned out absolutely beautiful! Despite that there were so many mistakes from our officiant and DJ, the crowd did not notice, and the only reason it ran as smooth as it did was because of BMore Fabulous! My husband in fact, later said how he was impressed by Erin and her work and how she did an exceptional job. Definitely work with BMore Fabulous!
I hired Jebella for my wedding in June and I am so happy with my decision! I had an awesome hair stylist and an awesome makeup artist come to my house for my trial. I am very happy with their work and can’t wait for them to make me look pretty on my big day!
When my now wife and I set out to plan our wedding, we were one of those couples who thought hiring a planner was unnecessary. We had roughly 6 months to pull it off. We fancy ourselves as reasonably intelligent and financially responsible people and we thought that was plenty of time. Fast forward 4 months. The stress began to mount and panic had set in. Our budget is dwindling. We broke down and decided to hire a day-of coordinator. Better late than never, but who do we call? Every one we spoke to was either way too expensive or not the right fit personality wise. Thanks to Thumbtack, we found Vanessa. We are incredibly happy we did and we couldn't have pulled off our awesome wedding without her. Here's just a few of the reasons why: 1) Attitude - She has the PERFECT demeanor for event planning. She kept us on track, but was never pushy. Very personable and easy to talk to. Every time we spoke to her we felt both at ease and motivated to check more off of our list. 2) Creativity - Simply put she has great ideas. Whether it was decor, logistics, floor planning, etc., she listened to our inputs (which weren't always in lockstep - welcome to married life) but put here own spin on things. Our wedding was weeks ago and we still are getting comments on how beautiful everything was. 3) Contacts - Vanessa made great recommendations for vendors, and didn't do so based on any kickbacks or financial gain to herself. In fact, we had one vendor who was somewhat flaky that we had already booked. She was able to line up a "just in case" vendor for us. 4) Organization - Nothing fell through the cracks and she thought of small details we didn't have the capacity to (because we were too busy being crazy pants). 5) Value - She is worth every penny and I would argue she is a bargain for the service she provides. This is especially in comparison to other planners out there. If you need help planning an event, not just a wedding, we highly suggest you reach out to Vanessa @ Little Black Book. You absolutely will not regret it.
Kimya did my wedding makeup as well as the makeup for my 4 bridesmaids. She did an exceptional job!! Kimya was punctual, polite, very professional and we all were beautiful for my wedding.! I highly recommend Kimya for any bride or other event!!
From the first consultation with Keisha I knew she was a perfect fit for us! Affinity One Events were hired for my day of wedding day coordination, but it was a lot of communication and meetings before the actual day. Keisha was flexible and very reliable. Several of my guests noticed how helpful and professional affinity one event staff members were during the wedding. I could not be more thankful for the service that was provided!
Fairy Godmother Events is a godsend! Kadzo is highly professional and worked within my budget to plan the decorations and lighting for my "rustic-chic" barn wedding next April. Thanks to Kadzo's dedication, she was able to custom-build a decoration package that incorporated some of my own DIY elements, fit my tight budget, and offered day of wedding coordination and decorating services. Other event planning services just flat out told me that it was impossible to fit the budget that I had set aside, but FGE did what nobody else could. FGE truly goes above and beyond for their clients!
I've had the opportunity to work collaboratively with Stacia Johnson on the creation and design of two elegant wedding ceremonies. Stacia is an experienced, gifted, creative Wedding Coordinator. She is a perfectionist, a team player, an extraordinary organizer with a keen eye for attention to the smallest and most intricate details. She'll make your wedding day stress-free and streamline depth, order and elegance into every aspect of your planning to make your wedding day perfect. Rev. Dr. Norma Edwards - Professional Wedding Officiant
DIY handled my Wedding! From the beginning they came with unique ideas matching my color scheme, my style ideas and my budget. They were patient in allowing me the time to review their suggestions that fit with my needs. Oh, and their the small details... Everything was fabulous!!!
Super experience! She totally took my concept and went right to work and made by hair look beautiful. I got so many compliments on it throughout my sons wedding!!! Will use her services again!
Hands Down, the Color Fairy is one of the best MUAs! She recently did my makeup and for a few of the bridal party for my wedding ceremony. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. First of all, she traveled 300 miles to help make my day perfect! Due to the distance, consultations were by phone. I described my vision and we exchanged pics and looks. I opted out for trials because we all including bridal party lived in different states. I was sold with her professionalism, her knowledge and her listening ear. I trust(ed) her work and ideas and I cannot thank her enough. On the day of the wedding, she made the getting ready process really fun and comfortable. She has a sweet spirit that kept me calm. I was treated as royalty! I absolutely loved the make-up, the quality, the colors, the lashes and I looked and felt amazing.... and I loved seeing my girls so excited with their looks too. The make-up lasted all night. Thanks for making my day so Special and I look forward to using her services in the near future!!
I am beyond thankful that I chose Top Shelf for my wedding. The staff was fun, professional and responsive throughout the entire process. It was clear that they knew the best of the best when it came to catering, decor and venue options. Even when things didn't go according to plan, they were able to present me with quick and smart solutions. They kept the stress off of me and made my wedding a dream come true. I will be recommending them to my friends and family.
Forrách Event Planning has been a full-service wedding and event planning firm based in Columbia, Maryland, since 2004. While we focus on weddings, we're glad to help with every kind of special occasion. We hope to hear from you and help make your day reflect you!