Saturday, November 17, 2007

James Mendez Photography

We have chosen James Mendez Photography for our big day. James and Cherie are a husband and wife team out of New York. We found them personable and professional. They seem like they will be easy to work with.

James Mendez Photography

These are the package details we have chosen:

• Pre Wedding Consultation
• Eight Hours of Wedding Day Coverage by two photographers James Mendez is the primary photographer
• Photo Showcase DVD (your chosen images set to your favorite song)
• On line viewing and ordering
• Complimentary retouching on all chosen images
• Complimentary Album Design and Production (Please see enclosed insert for details.)

Package III - Includes all of the above services
One Custom Designed Album (Traditional, Coffee Table, or Storybook - 10x10 or 9x12)
One Engagement Portrait Session (includes two 5x7 prints)

Here is a picture of a couple they shot at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens a few months ago.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Karen Warren Catering

Karen Warren Catering will be our caterer.

Karen Warren Catering
427 Huffstetler Road
Gastonia, NC 28056
(704) 813-4845

Much cheaper and easier to work with than Momma Ricotta's! No funky upcharges, either.

We are going to have butlered appetizers and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Here are some of the menu details:
  • A lemonade stand for guests before and during the ceremony in the gardens
  • A chef attended roast beef carving station with assorted rolls and condiments
  • Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Menu: Romano Encrusted Chicken Tenders, Brie Tartlets, Stuffed Mushrooms w/berries, Mini Quiche, Spinach/Artichoke Dip and chips
  • A chocolate station
  • A punch fountain
  • Fruit and vegetable stations
  • Sweetened & Unsweetened Iced Tea & Water

Brenda's Cake Gallery

We picked Brenda's Cake Gallery to do our wedding cake and groom's cakes.

Brenda's Cake Gallery
7 South Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012
704.825.CAKE (2253)

We met with Faith who works there, and she seems really cool to work with. We are having them duplicate the cake below as the wedding cake.

We are thinking about having two groom's cakes on either side of the wedding cake that look like potted orchids (kind of like the picture below).

The wedding cake will be almond and buttercream pound cake. One of the side cakes will be chocolate and the other a sugar-free white cake. Yummy!

All the Right Grooves DJ



We have decided to go with All the Right Grooves as our reception DJ.

All the Right Grooves
PHONE: (704) 549-9951
FAX: (704) 717-7515

We spoke with Jill and Bethany, and they seem really nice. I called a few of their references, and everyone raved about them. They advertise as the "non-cheesy" DJ's and won't play songs like the chicken dance unless it is requested. That sounded pretty good to us!