Jul 14, 2007
Jean-Jacques' Culinary Creations
We were married at home but ordered delicious catering by Jean Jacques. We ordered: 3 DZN Pat Maison with Dijon Moutarde and Cornichons 3 DZN Cantaloupe Melon Wrapped in Prosciutto 3 DZN Red Grapes Rolled in Roquefort Cheese & Crushed Walnuts 3 DZN French Herb Goat Cheese & Olives Provencales on Endive Leaves Cold Poached Norwegian Salmon with Fresh Herb Sauce Sliced Cold Grilled Chicken Breast with Balsamic Vinaigrette Roast Filet Mignon a la Bordelaise Roasted Red Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary & Olive Oil 6 DZN Petits Pains 7 DZN assorted French mini pastries: 1 DZN Dark Chocolate Mousse, 1 DZN Cappuccino Classic 1 DZN Carrot Cake 1 Lemon Meringue Tartelettes 1 DZN Chocolate Praline 2 DZN Fresh Fruit Tartlettes (2) 7 Paris-Brest (2) 7 Charlotte au Chocolat My great-aunt was raving about the food and she's not easily impressed. The chicken was particularly tasty. What I found delightful was the way they sent over the food with decorative accents (orchids for the salmon plates, fancy cut cucumbers for the chicken dish), it was clear they understood my wedding and that they *cared*. Jeanette, you're fabulous, thank you!!!
Services used: Catering
Stephane Wrembel Trio
Stephane, and his light, easygoing person, was one of the best things about our wedding. We were sorry that we had to go talk to our beloved friends and family, because we wanted to plant ourselves next to him and soak in his incredible music. Happily we've since been to his shows and gotten to do that. Weddings are not his main line of work. This music isn't for everyone, but if you're looking for something different and that different is jazz manouche (French gypsy jazz), then be sure to talk to Stephane.
Services used: Unique Services
OK, full disclosure - this is my mother. But she's great! You can see in my wedding photos that she has an eye for design, and brainstorming with her was so much fun. Like me, she really cares about the small details that mean so much. I'm happy to answer specific questions!
Services used: Unique Services
We were so happy with the flowers for my wedding that my sister placed her order the next week. Everything was fresh, well packaged, and they cared about the delivery - even calling to ensure it had arrived safely. The phone call to confirm the order wasn't the most cheerful call I've ever received, but I imagine I was a little more keyed up than the telephone operator was! They DID call to confirm for me, which was a nice and unexpected touch. I ordered way more flowers than it turned out I needed, but for the price I'm not complaining!
Services used: Flowers
Storytellers & Co
Most importantly: Aga has the eye. Not every photographer does, but browse her website and you'll see that the quality of her photojournalism is astonishing. Going through the proofs my husband and I were constantly floored by the split second expression that Aga caught. If you're looking for photojournalism to record your day then Aga's the best choice. If you're looking for group portraits with every combinatorial possibility then you might want to consider another photographer. I hate posed "all lined up in a row" photos, so I'm very happy with the family portraits that we got, but I know that other people have different taste. She got personal portraits that captured the essence of our very dear family and those are priceless. I also recommend Aga for professionalism before, during, and after the wedding. She was very easy to work with. She sends a pre-wedding questionnaire designed to make explicit any assumptions and ensure you're both on the same page. A few days before the wedding she'll call to ensure that everyone is up to speed. All this procedure was very comforting to me in my stressed out state. After the wedding she has been nothing but responsive, returning any emails I've sent very promptly. The hardest thing about working with Aga is pronouncing her full name! :) Finally, as a person who ends up being a big part of your wedding day Aga is personable, unobtrusive, easy going, and creative. She was part of my day but only to enhance the flavor of what I'd already created. At no time did she ever become overbearing or demanding. Indeed I wish she was a little more demanding! She had a beautiful idea to photograph our rings with the stones we'd used in our table settings. I thought it was a beautiful idea but I was so busy and distracted I forgot and we didn't get that particular photo. I wish I'd remembered to give her our rings, or that she'd reminded me. This by way of example that she's so remarkably creative but will stay out of the way and let you enjoy your day. We really could not recommend her more highly. I'd be happy to respond to any specific questions.
Services used: Photography