Rants and raves
Posted: Monday, Feb. 25, 2013
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
Sheri Riley is currently seeking a post-graduate degree in Invasive Cardiology. She enjoys sports and spending time outside with her fiance, Jeff, and their two dogs, Lola and Cami. She is getting married October 12, 2013. Contact Sheri here.
When I was choosing most of my vendors, I relied heavily on websites like Weddingwire and the Knot for reviews. Most of the time I would take these reviews, from women Ive never met, very seriously. If one of them said as much as a they were okay, I immediately scratched them off my potentials list.As ridiculous as it sounds, word of mouth (or computer screen) can really make or break a vendors reputation. That being said, here are several VERY positive experiences Ive had with some VERY awesome vendors in our area (they were so good they didnt even pay me to do this ;-) Photography Nathan Abplanalp: He and his wife are probably the cutest, sweetest people ever. Nathan shot our before and after photos so Ive had the privilege of working with him twice. Hes got a very laid back, casual way of shooting which made me feel comfortable and confident that he was getting some great shots. Check him out here Crystal Stokes: Had the pleasure of working with her for a styled shoot. Its quite amazing to watch her work. You can tell her creative thinking it just full-blown, full speed ahead while shes shooting. She moves quickly and gets TONS of photos done all the while being super sweet and easy to get along with. Check her out here MakeupErin Ashley: I want to put Erin in my pocket and take her with me wherever I go. I thought my before shoot makeup was pretty wait until you see the after. She is just phenomenal I cant say enough about how fantastic her work is. She is also very easy to get a long with (and pretty darn funny). She works with you to make sure your look is everything you dreamed of. Shes also got an amazing blog with tons of tips. Check her out here HairSwooz: Swooz is one cool chick! She had the patience to sit and do my crazy hair not only once, but twice! Swooz takes her time and gets it right; she wants every piece of hair perfect for your big day. Shes crafty, loves thinking outside of the box, and is just plain ole lovely to work with!Find her Facebook at Swooz Hair and Makeup Salon Next week Ill dish on some dress shops and planners! World peace and skinny jeans, Sheri xo
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