jkslew has not voted in the 2017 Bay Area A-List.
Sherrie is, hands down, the best. Sherrie did my hair and make-up for my wedding this past Saturday, and I know for a fact that I have NEVER looked so good! My updo and make-up were flawless and stayed that way all day and all night (starting from her finishing time at 1 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. when I finally washed off the make-up and took down my hair), despite the hours of pre-ceremony pics in the 97 degree heat, the ceremony where I bawled all the way down the aisle, three dress changes, and countless hugs and kisses. I had chosen a particularly heavy hair comb, but Sherrie expertly secured it, and I never had to think about it all day. I received many compliments during the day that I always looked fresh and calm, despite the fact that everyone in the wedding party was sweating bullets - something in that make-up is MAGICAL! I never had to retouch my hair or make-up, and felt sexy, confident, beautiful, and most importantly, like the best version of myself - exactly how I had told Sherrie I wanted to look and feel on my wedding day. The wedding day hair and make-up was even better than the trial, which proved to me that Sherrie had really studied the trial pictures and listened to my comments so that she could create the perfect look. I went with an updo, and was so glad I did - it was classic, elegant, sophisticated, and romantic, without being prom-like, as many wedding updos often are. She also did my mom's make-up and hair, and I have never seen my mom look so lovely.
In addition to her talent, Sherrie is professional and very sweet. She always responded quickly to my e-mails, provided honest opinions when asked, and was willing to modify her contract to our agreed specifications. On the day of my wedding, I realized that I had forgotten to request a touch-up lip palette (which she needs to prepare in advance), but without even a thought, Sherrie just gave me the lip gloss she had used for me and wouldn't hear of me paying for it. So sweet.
Booking Sherrie is one of the best decisions I made during the planning process.
Olivia's invitations are gorgeous - she designed and printed our invitation stationery (it's the koi invitation pictured), and we loved her creativity and professionalism during the whole process. Go Olivia!
Henry Kim is a paragon of professionalism. From the outset, Henry was extremely responsive to e-mails (in some cases, he responded within a matter of minutes), and throughout the process, he proved to be very detail-oriented and accommodating. At our initial meeting after booking, Henry took detailed notes and provided us a summary of our discussion, as well as action items. He assisted us not only in selecting music appropriate for each of the parts of our wedding reception, but also in obtaining and re-mixing (sometimes obscure) music for our reception, slideshow, and first dance..
On the day of our event, Henry acted not only as our DJ, but also as our emcee and tech support. Communicating with our wedding coordinator, he helped ensure that the events proceeded on time. Prior to the wedding, he followed up with us to make sure that the names he announced for our grand entrance were pronounced correctly. He has a great personality (not cheesy at all – very sincere!), which lent itself perfectly to our fun atmosphere. We had been worried that (as we had witnessed in other weddings we had attended in the past) guests would not get into the spirit of things and participate in dancing, the bouquet toss, and garter toss – we were skeptical even when Henry assured us that he would have no problems getting our guests involved. But Henry proved us wrong – people we never would have thought would have participated did, which really speaks to how much fun they were having. Even my new parents-in-law remarked upon how much they liked Henry and appreciated his professionalism. As our IT guy, prior to the reception, Henry tested out the DVD and projector equipment at our venue to ensure that our video slideshow, which my husband put so much hard work into, ran smoothly and perfectly. Even when some unexpected snafus came up, Henry was flexible, accommodating, and always communicative.
Finally, the music. Henry thoughtfully took into account the songs that we had specifically requested to craft a playlist that ultimately reflected our tastes and that of our guests. We all had a blast dancing, and several of our guests who intended to leave earlier couldn’t pull themselves away because Henry kept playing one great song after another.
We are so pleased that we had the opportunity to work with Henry for this important day in our lives, and would recommend him without reservation to anyone looking for a wonderful, reliable, and affordable DJ for an event.
jkslew has not cast any votes in the 2017 Bay Area A-List.