Elizabeth Saintours (Quality Security and Limousine Services and Quality Services LLC) and Rebecca Dodge (Untamed Elegance) are back at it again with their second “Review By You” event! Last Sunday, a group of brides-to-be were invited to bring a friend and come along on a day of fun activities while getting the chance to meet a handful of local wedding vendors.
We all met at the Winton Ave office of Quality Security and Limousine Services where the guests were given goodie bags and outfitted with t-shirts made by Kerri Lombard (Handcrafted Hearts) and hair pieces by Corinne Wightman (Personal Designs Florist Inc.). In the front room, local artists and vendors were inside, eager to showcase their work on tables supplied by Nolan’s Party & Tent Rentals. In the back room, the ladies had a chance to have their hair and make up done by their choice from select artists: April Sunshine *thanks for taking care of my hair too!* (Tangles Hair Designers and Day Spa), Jessica Marie (Bred for Beauty by Jessica Marie and Tangles), La Vie Salon Spa Wellness (Robin Gore) while listening to music played by local wedding DJ, Jeremy Forte. And of course, I have to thank Les (Tuxedo Corner/C.Anthony Men’s Apparel) for outfitting myself and the rest of the gents for the day.
I would also like to thank Chrissy Buettner (Pure Romance) *thanks for the help with my bow tie!*, Sharon Barratt (Scarlett Bridal Boutique), Paula Santiago, Natalie Fichera (Lori’s Travel Services LLC.), Kevin Hanley and Toni Hanley, Mike and Sarah (M Y Graphix), and Jessie Fleming (Nerium)
Plus a HUGE thanks to Kiet for swinging by and delivering lunch for free with The Bento Box! Absolutely AMAZING food!
Once the guests were finished with hair, makeup, browsed the wares, had some drinks, met all the vendors, and were fed, we boarded 2 limos (including the brand new white limo bus, designed with features that are geared specifically for weddings!) and headed to the next location, a riverside view of the Genesee River at Corn Hill Landing. This stop was provided for all of the guests to have a photo taken of them, one of two gifts from Frohtography (keep reading to find out what the second is!).
Next up, the brides-to-be and their entourage had the opportunity to ride on Rochester Pedal Tours, a very unique way to experience Rochester. Phil is a super cool dude, guaranteed to show you a fun time as you pedal and drink with your friends. The pedal tour finished in front of Brass Bar & Lounge, where the group was welcomed with live music and complimentary “house mix” cocktails. Here everyone had a chance to browse jewelry from Nicole Antonini (StellinaDesigns) and mingle some more while tasting some samples from the kitchen (great tasting and great presentation), as well as cupcakes from Ryan Swift (Sinful Sweets).
The final stop was across the street to City Grill where the main ballroom was prepared as it would be if a wedding was expected that day. The remodel of that place is amazing! Our group was treated to a quick dance lesson from Eddie Rivera while music was played by Ramon Torres Diaz (Latin American Sounds). The entourage was also invited to take a tour of a few of the rooms of the attached hotel.
I would like to thank everyone once again for making this day amazing for the brides, the entourage, the vendors, and myself. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did and the “Before You Say I Do” event helped you in making some choices for vendors on YOUR wedding day. Oh, speaking of your wedding day, my second gift to YOU – any of the brides to be from this Review By You event that decide they would like to sit down and talk about what I can offer as your wedding photographer, please contact me, and if you decide that I am the right photographer for your wedding you will receive $250 off the cost of a wedding package from Frohtography!
Check out all of the photos from this event on Facebook!