Dec 28, 2008
Wedding Photography by Vince and Carla
Vince and Carla blew away our expectations both on the day and the quality and timeliness of the finished product following the wedding. We had come across their website by chance and booked the engagement session as a taster. They met us in Downtown LA and spent three hours with us in various locations, which really helped get us used to having our photos taken and gave Vince an opportunity to see our personalities and the kinds of spontaneous pictures we might be willing to do for the wedding. Two weeks later we received a link to the photos online and were amazed at how great they had turned out. Less than a week after that Vince mailed us a DVD with all of the negatives - with his favorite shot of us embossed on the DVD and the cover (such a lovely touch). In the run up to the wedding we provided a list of the must have photos and gave details of who made up the wedding party. Vince and Carla were there when we'd asked them to be...appearing out of nowhere! And that's pretty much how the rest of the day/evening went - whenever we wanted to make sure a moment was captured they were already there taking shots. When we looked through the final shots, we were amazed at how many really touching moments they had managed to capture and all without our knowledge! Our friends and family were also pleased with the photos and other married friends were shocked at the time it took for the photos to be ready for viewing. Unlike other friends who waited months for their wedding photos to be ready, Vince and Carla had all 700+ photos online within three weeks from the wedding. Again less than a week later a DVD with full negatives came through in the mail. I would recommend Vince and Carla to anyone looking for a great photography package with professionals who can put you at ease and capture your big day for you!
Services used: Photography
Spanish Hills Country Club
Spanish Hills is an amazing location, as soon as you come through the gates the views and buildings take your breath away. Plus we got married during the last weekend in December and were blessed with warm weather in Camarillo. The staff are all incredibly professional and helpful, but the real star is Hallie (the onsite coordinator). She was always there for any questions we had and made the wedding day run smoothly - we literally didn't have to worry about a thing. She even managed to fix a disastorous looking wedding cake and joked that icing may need to be added to her emergency kit! The cost is also very reasonable and there are no 'hidden extras' like you seem to get at most reception sites. The package included all drinks, a 3 course dinner, cappucino bar and all cocktail hour food. We also got married at the country club and received so many compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was. Again the cost wsa very reasonable (expecially considering that Hallie was the dedicated day-of-coordinator). I really can't say enough about how wonderful the entire experience was and how fabulous Hallie was...I would whole heartedly recommend Spanish Hills to anyone looking for that special location to get married!
Services used: Wedding Venue
I had booked Eric based on the reviews that I read on ProjectWedding and actually did not even speak with him prior to giving him a deposit! Despite the hasty choice, Eric far exceeded our expectations every step of the process. He was always very responsive to emails/calls and was always on top of us to get him songs/info that he needed. Working with him to come up with the atmosphere that we wanted was also enjoyable - he met with us for an hour and discussed what we liked/wanted, his style and recommendations from other weddings and also what were the "don'ts" at the wedding (YMCA and the Chicken dance :)). At the wedding, he was on time, setup and ready to go without even coming to speak with us. He handled the music during the ceremony and the amp for the minister's mic - I can't tell you how sweet he was, smiling and nodding encouragement whenever he caught my eye during the ceremony. He was really a very sweet guy to work with! The reception was AMAZING and all of our friends commented on how fun the party was. He had a great ability to read the crowd and know exactly what song would get/keep people dancing. He also incorporated some Mexican music to keep my husband's family happy! Plus he provided the music for our cocktail hour (through the site's system) even though we threw the request at him (very) last minute. I really can't say enough good things about Eric and would highly recommend him to any bride looking for a fun wedding with a true professional!
Services used: DJ