May 05, 2008

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Professional, extremely friendly, and very talented We were absolutely delighted with Zev Fisher as our photographer. He was very professional you could tell he knew what he was doing, yet he didnt ever make you feel like he was imposing. He always stayed out of the spotlight, yet managed to capture every memorable moment. Most importantly, the photographs were absolutely stunning! We met Zev at a wedding exhibition we were initially drawn in by his portfolio, and after talking with him, we knew he would be perfect for our wedding. He met with us at the venue a few weeks before the event to discuss the shots we wanted taken, and the weather-contingency plans. We provided a list of the formal portraits we wanted, and the rest was all him. After returning from our honeymoon, we found the proofs to be out of this world shots of the ceremony, the rings, the cake, the getaway car everything you usually see in a wedding album, but the best part was all the guests were captured in the moment dancing and having fun! The photographs are extremely well composed, but beyond that - they tell the story so well you can relive the experience just by looking at them!
Services used: Photography

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
From DJ, to Saxophone, to MC, we couldnt have made a better choice! The sound-system was flawless, transitions were smooth, song-choice was calculated and, without needing to blab over the mic, he had everyone dancing their heart out! Greg Capozzi (C-Zone Music) started out by playing the music for the ceremony, never missing a beat. During the cocktail hour & lunch, C-Zone Music provided a sax/guitar jazz duo, the live music was perfect for the day! The afternoon reception continued with tunes, some we requested, others unexpected, but the more he played, the more the guests got up and danced he could read their every move & played the tunes that kept them going! And unlike so many other DJs, he got the volume just right. Anyone who can get the entire guest-list on the dance floor in the middle of the afternoon before theyve even had a chance to drink anything has to have a unique talent - wed recommend Greg without hesitation!
Services used: DJ, Ceremony Music

( 2.0 / 5.0 )
Horrific pre-event organization, but on the day, it was perfect. Its quite difficult to know whether to recommend this venue or not. The setting is beautiful both inside and out. On the day, everything was perfect the banquet manager took care of everything we requested, and the staff acted discreetly & professionally the food (including the cake, baked on-site) was delicious & plentiful we couldnt have hoped for a better day, and it was all at a very reasonable cost. Now, the reason we arent giving this venue a glowing review is because to get to this point was nothing short of a nightmare. The venue has a wedding coordinator, whose job it is to ease the process of organizing events such as these, however, this person caused us more sleepless nights and lost time than we could have possibly anticipated. Before you strike the venue out completely, we might add that the position changed hands during the preparation of our contract which led to complications that others may not face. The worst shock came two weeks before the event, when we were informed by the wedding coordinator that our event had been shortened by two hours, and we would need to pay a fee if we wanted them to honor the original duration! And it didnt stop there They requested we pay additional surcharges for items that were already included in the contract all in all, they wanted to charge us 50% more than the price to which we had originally agreed! Four phone calls and ten days later, the venue reluctantly agreed to comply with the terms of the contract that they had signed several months earlier, and the events of the two weeks leading up to the wedding boiled down to nothing more than an infringement of sleep and sanity on the part of the bride and groom to-be. As we mentioned at the start, the day itself was perfect. If you have no qualms with one of their existing packages and dont plan to customize it to your personal taste, then you will probably love this venue. Our one piece of advice would be to make sure you receive a signed copy of whatever you agree to in writing. Just in case.
Services used: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Professional, extremely friendly, very talented, yet affordable Jon Eastty was great to work with, very professional throughout. Were absolutely delighted with the footage! We were on a very tight budget and werent sure if we would be able to afford a videographer for our event. Jon Eastty was able to provide us with the raw footage from the event at a very reasonable price, and after speaking to one of his previous clients, decided to hire his services. We couldnt have been more pleased with the decision. While we cant comment on any editing Eastty Productions may offer as part of other packages, we were extremely impressed with the footage we received. He manned two cameras one handheld for close-ups, and one stationary that captured the wider scene. The ceremony was captured in its entirety, in broadcast-quality video. Whilst one camera was left running throughout the entire event, he captured the defining moments up close with the other. He was very discreet during the ceremony, and found himself right next to the action at every memorable point in the reception he certainly has a talent for knowing what to capture, where and when! We wouldnt hesitate to recommend his services!
Services used: Videography

Kaleidoscope Florals
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Beautiful bouquets; worked well with our budget Darlene was amazing. She not only accepted the challenge of a very restrictive budget, she met it with creativity and enthusiasm. She took the time to get to know us, and our likes and dislikes - she set us at ease. She was the one vendor to whom, after our meeting, we felt comfortable saying "if you think of something different that you believe will look better - go for it!" The flowers she prepared for the day exceeded our lofty imaginations - They were beautiful, complimented the color scheme perfectly, smelled wonderful, and lasted all day. Darlene was a joy to work with and we wouldnt hesitate to recommend her services!
Services used: Flowers