A Little Help From Our Friends

The Beatles were right, sometimes everybody needs a little help from their friends. Planning a wedding is no exception. Planning a wedding is tough business. It can be some of the most stressful times of your life. I know because I’ve done it. There is so much to plan and so much to do and you have so many people telling you different things it can be hard to know who to trust.

Since I’m in the wedding business, people often ask me for referrals of other vendors who I trust to do a good job. To help answer that, here is a list of some other vendors I can recommend. I’ve only put people in this list who I trust and who I know. Hopefully this will make your wedding planning easier.

Cakes

Gimmee Some Sugar
They make the best cakes, cookies and candies you've ever been lucky enough to put in your mouth. But not only do they taste great, they look even better. Plus, they're the coolest people around.

Catering

Curtis's Catering Affairs
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy... Call Brenda Wright at (661) 326-4800

Famous Dave's
Okay, for me personally... It's all about the RIBS.. They DO ribs and they do it RIGHT. That's all I have to say about that.. oh, and the beans and the chicken.. I should stop. I'm getting hungry. Melissa Lamb is the Catering Manager

Coordinators

Divine Elegance
Corinne is very thorough and is in 5 places at once getting the job done. She is sensitive to practically everyone's needs and takes care of it all.. (661)393-8822 (Member of the Association of Bridal Consultants)

Tamy's Party Connection
Tamy can coordinate your beautiful day at your venue or she has her own. She has a wide variety of party equipment from the dance floor to the linen. (661) 831-9260

Deejays

Bosko One
Bossco & Mark are an easy choice for Deejays. They do a great job keeping the evening flowing while always keeping in contact with the photographer (me). Some don't realize just how important this is. It makes my job so much easier. Thanks guys. You're great "partners". Bossco: 661-205-0649 [email protected] Mark: 661-623-0499 [email protected]

Jeff Woods
Jeff really knows how to read a crowd.. He always plays the perfect music and has the best interaction with the guests.. Love Jeff Woods!! (661) 588-8063 or (661)-303-2805

Charisma Entertainment
Nick is a pleasure to work with. He's professional, accurate AND easy on the eyes.. :) Seriously, he will do a great job at your wedding and I highly recomend him. 661-805-3769

Freestyle Entertainment & Lighting Services
Not only can they transform your venue, but they put on a great show as well. Gotta love a guy that can dance with the best of them! Jared and Mark are very fun to wok with. 661.324.1234

Kevin Rush Entertainment
He's great with the guests, He's funny on the mic and He goes the extra mile! Best part about him, is he's professional and knows his music! 661-472-5376

Florists

Mt. Vernon Florists
They do BEAUTIFUL work and are very sweet to work with. (661) 871-8585

House of Flowers
These ladies do impeccable work! They hold the title for making my favorite boutonniere to date! They are located at: 1611 19th St. Bakersfield, CA 93301 661.326.7000 and they have a fun blog: http://ahofdesigns.tumblr.com/

Gifts



Mary Kay Cosmetics
Mary Kay Cosmetics make a great gift idea for Bridal Parties, Bridal Shower gifts, Wedding Gifts for Him & Her... Contact me, Lacey Newkirk (also head Photographer of Lacey's Photography) and I'll be happy to get you all set up with the perfect gift and or free Skin Care Class.. 661.747.4102

Horse Drawn Carriages

Riding Down Memory Lane
What a great opp. for photos. Maryann does a great job decorating the carriages. They also have doves and butterflies!. (661) 589-4435

Venues

The Park Place
Mary and Wayne Arnold are just about the sweetest people I've ever met. They have done a beautiful job transferring their beloved Almond Orchard into a very coveted place to join in matrimony. Located in Shafter, CA. you'll have miles of peace and quiet to party well into the night. (661)746-6765

The Randall House
Randall is like my favorite "uncle".. and being at his Venue peaceful, elegant and there are wonderful spots to photograph your wedding. Check out the New Randall House at 661.634.0433

Video

Highlights Video Productions
Jeff Higbee is the sweetest to work with. You hardly know he's there. I've worked with him many times we have a good flow between us that both helps each other and compliments each others work.. (661) 589-2492 or [email protected]

Real 2 Reel Productions
Johnny is in the Bridal Association with us and is great to work with.. I'm sure he'll do a great job capturing your wedding on video. 661-201-3682

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