Posts Tagged ‘lansing’

Wedding Vendors

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

We had amazing vendors and OK vendors. I always looked for detailed reviews when I was doing my vendor search so hopefully this helps Michigan brides.

Makeup Artist

Grade: A+
Met Expectations: A+, above and beyond
Words: Perfect execution, flawless work
Would you use them again? Absolutely!
Excuse the nepotism, but my sister does a FANTASTIC makeup job. We had three trials (each with a different look) and every single one was fabulous. Read more here…

Makeup & Hair

Mirabella Salon: Autumn
Grade: D
Met Expectations: D
Words: Has no idea how to apply makeup on Asian girls
Would you use them again? No effen way
I was looking forward to being pampered before my b-pic. The b-pic photographer works with Mirabella Salon in Okemos and scheduled me for hair and makeup before the photoshoot. I was less than impressed. Read more here…

Event Décor

Sebesta Design: Corinne
Grade: A
Met Expectations: A, above and beyond
Words: Professional, enthusiastic, creative, attentive to details, perfect execution
Would you use them again? Absolutely!
Everyone gushed about the faboulous event décor and we could not have pulled it off without Corinne’s creativity, flexibility, and personality. Read more here…

Reception Venue

Radisson Lansing: Kate
Grade: C-
Met Expectations: D
Willingness: A
Cost: A
Words: Willing and flexible, but not attentive and able.
Would you use them again? No for a custom menu. Yes for the menu they offer.
They were very flexible and accomodating. We were able to use the space the way we wanted. They customized a six-course dinner for us. There was some disappointment on how the food did turn out, but the general service was great and their customizability (is that a word?) made up for it. Read more here…


Affordable Elegance: Michele/Jessica
Grade: A
Cost: A+, BEST prices over the dozens I researched
Words: Easy, professional, accommodating with great contract terms.
Would you use them again? Yes, definitely.
They were a great, affordable vendor. Read more here…


Mitch Ranger Photography: Mitch
Grade: A+
Cost: A+
Words: The absolute best. Top knotch, highly talented, brings big city style anywhere.
Would you use them again? Yes!
Mitch is the absolute best. He brings a very unique, big city style into his work which can range from photojournalistic to stylish and magazine-spread-like. He is cocky because he knows his work is good. Read more here…


A Piece ‘O Cake: Kelly
Grade: C
Cost: For what we actually got vs. the price? D
Taste: A+
Design: D
Words: Nice, but unprofessional and disappointing
Would you use them again? Yes for good taste. No for elaborate wedding cake, maybe if I knew they could do what they said they would
Read more here…


Special Events Rental: Lisa
Grade: A+
Cost: A
Words: Great vendor with excellent contract terms. Easy to work with. HUGE selection.
Would you use them again? Absolutely!
They were so easy to work with and I would work with them again! Read more here…

Dress Shop

Blaga’s Bridal: Blaga and Julie
Grade: B
Cost: A-
Words: Not the most elegant looking shop, but they carry Sottero & Midgley. Rude to customers if they think you’re not going to buy.
Would you use them again? Sure! Read more here…

Airport Information

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Guests coming to the home of the Bride first can fly into the Detroit International Airport (DTW).
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Guests flying into town for the Reception Dinner can fly into the Lansing Capital City Airport (LAN). View Website.
It is approximately 4 miles from the reception and there is a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Radisson.