Mr. Poppy and I are still recovering from our wedding but I thought a review was in order!
Dress: David’s Bridal – Oleg Cassini
I can’t complain too much about my dress. I tried it on, got alterations and that was pretty much it. I loved my dress and loved the bustle that David’s provided. Even though I heard horror stories about DB, thankfully I didn’t experience any of it.
Ceremony/Reception: The Astoria World Manor
We worked with Nick at AWM and we can’t complain at all. The ceremony was downstairs and the max time we were allowed was 30 mins – which was fine since we didn’t want a long ceremony anyway. We were provided with a cocktail hour, food at the reception, cake (for an additional price they will customize it the way you want), linens for the tables and a photo studio. We were also provided a bridal suite for the guys and girls that can be locked during the reception. (A huge plus!) Loved having our wedding at AWM!
DJ/MC: Pinilla Studios
Pinilla was absolutely wonderful with all of our requests. We don’t like pushy DJ/MCs and we asked them to keep it upbeat, encourage people to dance but don’t force them to dance. We asked for 80s, reggae, hip hop, pop and we didn’t want slow songs otherwise it wouldn’t feel like a party to us. They handled the introduction of the bridal party, cake cutting, garter/flower toss and clothing changes (Korean, Chinese and American Dresses) that they announced each time. They also had leis, sunglasses, hats and other props which were kind of cheesy, but our crowd really loved them. We went with Pinilla since AWM recommended them but I have to say that I’m totally sold by them!
Flowers: Beez Designs
Betty is the florist that we worked with and she is incredibly talented, I know that Miss Violet is working with her also. Betty was really helpful since I don’t know much about flowers and when she arrived with them, I couldn’t believe my eyes. She set up everything, she was on time and most of all the flowers were even better than I hoped for. She was recommended by a friend of mine and I really do have to say that recommendations from friends are the way to go. (Thanks Betty!!!)
Limo: Five Towns Limo
Mr. Poppy: We got a 20 passenger Hummer Limo with free bottled water and champagne. The driver was friendly, courteous and on time. We had 3 hours to go anywhere we wanted to go – We went from New Jersey, Manhattan, Brooklyn and then Queens. Although they advertised the limo for 20 passengers it was quite small… it was tight for the 18 of us that were in there and trust us… we’re small or average in size so it’s quite puzzling how 20 people could fit in there. The AC was a bit weak even though we had it at the highest setting, hence the minus in the rating. We weren’t sweating, per se, but still… we’d like to stay cool. We did enjoy our time in the limo and the service was really friendly and done to our request.
Overall we’re very pleased with everyone we used, and really can’t complain. The jewelry I wore was a beautiful pearl necklace and earring set that my BIL & FSIL (Mr. & Miss Peony) gave me as a wedding gift. The Chinese jewelery was from family and the Korean jewelry/attire was all from Sydney. So a lot of things were given to us as a gift and we couldn’t be any more blessed!
More to come… our professional pics.