Apr 11, 2008
We were asked to rate Calamigos in each of the following areas: 1. Quality of Food: We had a BLAST at our menu tasting, and all of the food was absolutely delicious. My husband is a Chef, so I was a bit worried that he would be very finicky, but at the end of the evening, we had some very difficult decisions to make. We were extremely happy with our menu selections, and many of our guests were extremely complimentary of the cuisine for the evening! 2. Beverage Service: I wish that we would have had more opportunity to sample more of the beverage service, but we did get excellent feedback from many of our guests. 3. Event Space: The Little White House and The Grand Prix Room were absolutely beautiful and I only use the word perfect when I mean it. The venue was indeed, perfect. 4. Wedding Coordinator(s) : Robin met with us and showed us the facilities on our initial tour of the facilities, and going into our appointment, we really didnt expect to make our decision so quickly. Robin was such a professional in her mannerism and her showing of the various wedding sites. She made our decision very easy, and I really appreciated her no-pressure style. Tannah, as my Bridal Assistant was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was impeccably helpful during our rehearsal and even though our rehearsal was running late (due to the rehearsal before us having half their wedding party held up with multiple cancelled airline flights) she handled the situation like a pro in directing and keeping our wedding party informed as she worked between two different parties. 5. Sales Directors Annah was always very responsive to my many questions during our planning stages, and although we played a lot of phone tag, I appreciated that she always left very detailed and explicit phone messages so that I didnt have any question after listening to her message! Overall Rating of Event: We would not have done anything differently!! Our Wedding was absolutely amazing and we have the staff at Calamigos to thank for an exquisite evening. Annah, Robin, Tannah, and Roselle, were all so friendly and easy to work with. They all helped to make our dream wedding flow like we could never even imagine
Services used: Wedding Venue
We chose Fiddlestix hands-down, because they were referred to us by a very good friend who had them play at her wedding in 2005. What an honor it was to have them as part of our event. They played for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Margaret worked mostly with my husband in the preliminaries, and I barely even had a chance to speak with the group, even during our wedding, but I saw our video and the quartet was absolutely beautiful. Margaret offered excellent suggestions (which I needed badly, because I had too many choices) and we couldn't have been happier. I would highly recommend Fiddlestix to anyone who appreciates classical music and wants to add the special touch of a string quartet to their ceremony.
Services used: Ceremony Music
My husband and I were on a very tight budget and could not afford to spend $6,000.00 on a Videographer. My husband researched over 20 Videographers, and finally found Joe, who was highly recommended to us by a friend who considered working with him, but ended up spending the 6K! He was very responsive through the pre-wedding stages in getting us all set up. We never had to 'worry' about Joe following through with us. During our wedding, he was so unobtrusive which I believe enabled him to get some truly candid shots of our event.... and candid shots are exactly what you want. We never had the pleasure of working with Joe's business partner, as we selected the "one man" package and two cameras (one manned / one stationary). Based on Joe's personal presentation and professionalism, I felt very good about having just one cameraman, and I am happy to say in follow up that he far-exceeded our expectations in being the one man show. Check out this guy's professional resume on ttdweddings.com.... he has some solid experience under his belt and it shows! One recommendation I would have for future brides... incorporate your groom into the process and make sure you select music that reflects both your tastes for the video....not just yours and not just his! When we finally saw our movie, I was blown away by what a profound effect our selection of music had on the final production. Our wedding was on April 11, 2008, and we were so happy to receive our final product just in time for Christmas 2008! Joe produced a quality video that we are proud to show our friends and family for years and years to come! Mahalo Nui Loa... Thank you very much Joe, for everything!!!!
Services used: Videography