Kramer Entertainment, DJs & Event Lighting
I cannot say enough amazing things about Kramer Entertainment! First of all, meeting Melissa and all (which was a lot since I had a ton of questions and ideas throughout) emails and conversations with her were above and beyond helpful! She is so amazing and so great with helping with your budget but really working with you to find out just what you need to have exactly what you are picturing for your wedding! Kramer Entertainment did our lighting and DJ service and just did the most fantastic job I could have ever imagined....actually I did imagine it and what we envisioned for our wedding and then Kramer came along and just took it beyond and made it even more beautiful (and somehow stayed with us on budget, super important) and then to top it off is one of the most amazing teams to work with....I mean to have a team surrounding you on your wedding day that is professional, kind beyond words and that you have complete confidence in....is what you really need and hope for!
Kramer was a HUGE part of how our wedding came together, the atmosphere and lighting and also the DJ...such important parts! Without the lighting the atmosphere wouldn't have been as magical and beautiful as it was that day....it was more beautiful than I could have ever have imagined it would turn out, Zach is an amazing artist! The pink uplighting on the tree everyone was calling it the "Avatar Tree", was gorgeous....all of the pictures from peoples cameras that I have seen so far are just insane looking with the lanterns, bistro lights and pink uplighting....Magical is really he best word to describe what Zach transformed the outdoor Pavilion into...WOW WOW WOW!!!!
Our DJ, Beau.....I mean he is just amazing! The ceremony and reception would not have been the same without him, he is just so great! He is very calming and such a kind man, he always seemed so at ease and at the same time just great at pumping the crowd up! And fantastic on the mic in directing the guests or giving information! His assistant Jeremy, he was just the happiest all smiles such an incredibly helpful guy! Every time he came over to let us know about something, he was so happy and had such a great energy! These guys, had it together and were great with all of our guests! We know we asked a lot of Beau with the songs and we had a special entrance for the guys and playing songs a certain times, but he was just amazing and really kept the party going all night and everyone was dancing the whole time! Exactly what I was hoping for! Kramer Entertainment every step of the way was incredibly professional, rocked the reception and did an outstanding job at every moment throughout the wedding!!! I can't imagine a better company with a better team! Just amazing!
When I picture the day, all I see is the insanely beautiful transformation of River Oaks done by Kramer and hear the perfect music playing and all of the guests, family and us smiling ear to ear with happiness and I cant tell you how thankful I am that you, Zach, Beau and all of the amazing helpers that are a part of your team were a HUGE part of our day and in making it the most beautiful wonderful day ever!
HUGE thank you to Kramer Entertainment!more »
San Luis Obispo Country Club
The Country Club was an excellent choice for our wedding. A lot of our guests would be coming from out of town, and it was very important to us that we choose a site where we could have both our ceremony and reception. This spot was perfect for us!
The setting was beautiful (rolling hills, vineyards, a lake...), and the room for the reception was outfitted just right. We loved the comfortable chairs! No uncomfortable folding chairs for our guests!
Since it's a country club, we fully expected the pricing to be outrageous, but it was actually more reasonable/affordable than most of the other venues we looked at, and for us a much easier deal. We wouldn't have to worry about renting any supplies, finding a caterer, etc, which we had been dealing with with the first venue we booked. And, bonus, they have an event coordinator on staff!
The food was delicious! This was very important to my husband and I. We did not want any dry/gross/blegh wedding food served at our wedding. We wanted to really treat our guests, since the enjoyment of food is a big deal in our lives. We actually found that the food served at the wedding was even better than what we had at the tasting! And the appetizers we did get to enjoy (they brought us a tray - very nice!), were extremely tasty! I was a bit jealous of our guests since they got to enjoy more of them. They were even able to accommodate my special request for an appetizer not featured on their menu, and did an excellent job with it.
My only gripe was that communication could be a little slow at times. There were a few times I had to send follow up emails or call to get answers to questions I had sent in. I think the biggest lag was towards the end - in fact, I never did receive our final pricing requested two weeks before the wedding. My father in law ended up taking care of everything at the reception. My husband and I didn't want them to pay for certain things, so that was kind of disappointing to us.
But when I did meet/speak with Bill, he was always fantastic. You can tell he's been in the game for a while - he really knows his stuff. The rest of the staff were always wonderful, as well. Very polite, very professional, and they never acted too busy to help when we were setting up.
Overall, I would certainly recommend this venue! We had a wonderful wedding, and our guests had a fantastic time.more »
PHASE 1 MOBILE DJ
I met DJ Bob at a bridal fair in San Luis Obispo
. I took my younger brother with me to find a DJ - he isn't a huge fan of people in general, so I figured if he likes someone, then they're going to be awesome.
As soon as we started talking to Bob, I just knew he was the one. I looked over to my brother, and my feeling was confirmed with a nod. This guys was just awesome right out the gate! Great sense of humor, yet professional (some of the other DJs we met at this same fair were putting down other pros - very uncool). He had lots of experience, and it just showed in how he talked about the events he's done in the past.
As the planning process went on, I swear every time I mentioned who my DJ was people would say something like, "wait, you booked DJ Bob? I LOVE DJ Bob!" The man has a reputation for awesomeness.
Meetings with Bob were great - he had great song suggestions when asked, and really took the time to feel out my (and my hubby's) musical style. He didn't even bat an eyelash when I requested Michael Bolton's "Can I Touch You There" (inside joke between the hubs and I).
But I think the thing I loved the most is that I just felt deep down that I could give no direction at all, and he would still do an amazing job. I knew that, with him, I didn't have to worry about a thing.
And I didn't - he was on time for the wedding, got my officiant and husband set up with lapel mics, prepped my bridal party for our entrance, and did an amazing job as our MC all night. I can't tell you how many times my husband and I looked at each other throughout the night and said, "man, I love DJ Bob."
I really could go on and on, but I think you get the point. If you want to make sure your guests have a great time on the dance floor, do yourself a favor and hire Bob.more »
Jonathan was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was the first vendor we booked, and definitely one of the best decisions we made for our wedding.
First there's communication: you can email him, call him, send him a message on facebook and he always responds, and quickly! It's so nice to work with a vendor that doesn't leave you hanging for weeks on end.
Second, there's personality. It is just so easy to relax around him, and for me, that's saying something. I freeze up as soon as a camera comes within 10 feet of me! Jonathan has a great sense of humor, and is very open and friendly. I actually got compliments from my guests and wedding party on how great he was!
And third, there's the work. Oh my goodness, but our pictures look amazing! He somehow managed to capture all of the details of the day (no idea how - I think maybe a clone?), and captured them beautifully. I cannot wait to make an album so that I can show off my pictures to family, friends, and possibly unsuspecting strangers.more »