Jun 30, 2008

Big Apple Bridal
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Michelle Lo Conte was my make-up artist for the day of my wedding. She was prompt and fun. I asked her to make me look a bit dramatic, not an everyday type of look. She did exactly as I asked. Since my groom's hair and mine are so jet black and the princess dress I wore was snow white, the make-up helped to bring out all my dark features. At first my bridesmaids said to go soft and girly, but I didn't want that . Michelle mentioned that usually brides don't go for the dramatic look, but she thinks it shows more of what she can really do with make-up. She was right and at the end of the night when the wedding felt like I was out at a NYC club atmosphere my make-up looked as amazing as it did when she first put it on. I even sent Michelle a picture that my friend took...in the picture I was banging the bongos at my wedding and my eye make-up was phenomenal...if I would have gone for the soft look my make-up would have never looked that great!!!! i would recommend her to every bride!!! No need to look elsewhere for a make-up artist!!!
Services used: Beauty & Health

Josh Lynn Photography
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
HE IS THE GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER!!! His prices are beyond reasonable...no need to shop around on prices, he can beat anyone and the quality of his pictures are priceless. For my engagement pictures we went to West New York to use the NYC skyline as the background for the pictures...once he put them on-line I was so happy to see that he did such an amazing job, but on the day of my wedding he came to my godmother's house with the guest book that everyone would sign at the wedding, I couldn't control myself...,my bridesmaids were in awe at how great the whole book looked and the icing on the cake was that (without him knowing) he used my favorite picture as the cover of the book...I felt that we were in sync as to what I would want so it made my wedding day even better...I generally don't like taking tons of pictures but it never felt that it was overwhelming...Josh seemed to know when to stop without me having to say that I needed a break. Again once he posted the pictures my friends and family thought that he took the best wedding pictures that they have ever seen, and collectively my friends and family have been to tons of weddings!!! I am a bit overwhelmed in choosing the pictures for my album because all of them are perfect, but once I do I have no doubt that my album will be a dream come true.
Services used: Photography

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
My dj and video were provided by Touch of Class DJs and Video out of Kearny,NJ. With their help Ialso had a bongo player playing at my wedding "Howie Bongo"...he is the same guy that I used to see play at clubs in NYC and Jersey, back in the day, of course. One of my guests described him to be "the heartbeat of the music!!!" The greatest idea was to have him there and it never would have happened without Touch of Class!!! Howie even allowed me and my bridesmaids to bang on the drums...The dj and him complimented each other so well that they they were on point with every beat. The DJ never strayed away from my song list and he kept the dance floor packed at all times, whether it was a slow song or a fast song...you couldn't even drag me away. Touch of Class also provided plasma TVs...slide shows of family pictures were played during the parent dances, my guests were excited to see us growing up...they also got to see pictures that my photographer had taken at the church!!! As for the video, clips are on their website, and I pick it up this weekend!!! The clips made me cry, I can't wait to see the whole thing!!! But the best part about the videographer is that i didn't even notice he was there...he was never in my face, and by the looks of the clips, he didn't miss a moment!!!
Services used: DJ, Videography, Rentals & Photobooths, Lighting & Decor, Unique Services