Mar 29, 2008

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Mario and Mary are an amazing team!! I highly highly recommend them for your DJ! We did the slideshows and they did an awesome job! Mary takes such amazingly beautiful pictures! I actually put 2 of her pictures in my formal photo album from the photographer and I enlarged and framed 2 others. The rest are in my own album I made! Our guests loved seeing all of our baby pictures. I hear stories of DJ's not playing any of the music you put on your playlist, but every song I heard I know was on my playlist. They also did not play the songs I asked them not to play. We were running a little behind schedule and our reception didn't start until about 15 minutes or so later than it was supposed to. They even stayed the extra 15 minutes at the end. I know other vendors who will leave no matter what when they were supposed to. But they didn't! I can't recommend them enough! They're great!
Services used: DJ, Videography, Rentals & Photobooths, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services

Big Apple Bridal
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Michelle is truly amazing!! I can't believe how quickly and beautifully she is able to style hair! She can literally replicate a picture that you give her of any hairstyle! My hair is very long and does not normally curl very well, and I wanted my hair all down with long loose curls. My regular hairdresser said it wasn't really possible because my hair is too heavy and it would fall out. Michelle was able to do exactly what I wanted. It came out so perfect!!! I got so many compliments on my hair during and after the wedding! The curls held really well throughout the whole night! Michelle and her assistant did my hair as well as my mother's and my 7 bridesmaids and one flower girl. They did it all in just a few hours!! Everyone's hair looked beautiful! I really can't say enough about her. Ifyou are looking for a specific hairstyle and don't think you can do it, believe me she will be able to do it!
Services used: Beauty & Health

Vanity Fare Banquets
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Vanity Fare does amazing weddings!!! It's a smaller venue with no grounds, but if you're not having a huge wedding this place is perfect! It has an attached hotel too which worked out really well also! The bridal suite is really big and very nice! We had the ceremony there and the room was decorated so beautifully! Don is the manager there and he is just wonderful and a pleasure to work with. He was always around making sure everything was going smoothly. They offer so much at a great price too! The cocktail hour is huge and the food is delicious! We got so many compliments on how good the food was! We also got so many compliments afterwards on what a beautiful wedding it was! Everyone had a great time! They even offer you second portions of your main course. I definitely recommend the Vienesse Table. The chocolate fountain is so big and everyone loved the bananas foster! They had so many different cakes and desserts! I also highly recommend using their cake services! They show you a number of different styles but we combined different styles we liked and just told them what we wanted. They did EXACTLY what we wanted and more! I was so excited when I saw my cake! It was so perfect and beautiful, and it tasted good too! We had about 125 people at the wedding and it was just perfect for the size ballroom they have. The room does hold more people than that though, but for us it was great! Before I booked with Vanity Fare I asked around a lot and I actually spoke to a lot of people who either had their wedding there or went to a wedding there, and no one had one bad thing to say about it! I'm so glad we booked there because it all went off flawlessly! As for the grounds issue, we took pictures at the Georgian Court University campus down the road. We paid a lot but the pictures were beautiful! Just a side note! If you are having a smaller wedding, definitely consider this place!
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
First Class Limo has a great variety of limos to choose from. We got 2 separate limos (for the girls and guys) because we were taking pictures before the ceremony. We went with the BMW X5 Limo and the Jaguar Limo. The driver was right on time and the limos were immaculate inside! The driver was really nice and was always there to help me in and out of the limo. He opened our champagne for us because no one wanted to spill any on our dresses! I would definitely recommend them!
Services used: Transportation

Stephen Taylor Photography, Inc
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I completely disagree with the previous bad reviews! I had nothing but a pleasant experience working with Stephen Taylor Photography. My photographer was Joe Church who is just wonderful. I've spoken to Diane millions of times, particularly after the wedding when I was getting the album together, and she was so helpful and nice! As far as service goes, they are great! After the wedding, I had my proofs to look at less than a month later, and they got my thank you cards mailed out the day after I submitted the picture we wanted for them. While I was choosing pictures and designing the layout, I must have emailed Diane and Agnus so many times and they got right back to me each time and really helped me so much with designing my album. It was so convenient that I could do it online from home since I live so far from their studio. All said and done, we had our full album plus 2 family albums within 6 months of the wedding! All of the albums came out absolutely beautiful. It was worth every penny! I would definitely recommend them!
Services used: Photography