Apr 05, 2008
Alan was our videographer for the day. He was unobtrusive and did his job very well. However, he did ask to leave early. Luckily, when we asked him to stay until the end (another 30 minutes) because we were doing a send off, he did. Our video turned out very well especially considering the constrictions the church placed on him. Our families were also very excited to see the video. Another plus of theirs is that they shoot in Blu Ray so you can get your wedding in high def.
Services used: Photography
Affordable Pro Photo & Video
When I first met Mike, I thought he was very friendly. We got along well with him and we enjoyed taking our engagement pictures with him. A few months afterward, my wife met someone who had met with him and he told her he wasnt going to be doing weddings anymore. I got a little worried and had considered hiring a back up photographer just in case, but didnt listen to my gut because I thought I was overreacting. On the day of, he rushed through the post ceremony pictures. We got a good amount, but we didnt get some shots that I wanted. The contract was for 7 hours, so he was supposed to leave at 9:30 which was 30 minutes before the end of the reception. A week before the wedding, I told him I didnt mind paying overtime to have him there the whole time, but he brushed it off as unnecessary. That put me off. In the end, we got him to stay until the end and paid the overtime fee. We were able to get some beautiful pictures and we like our album, but we were not very happy with his attitude. There was at least one instance where he more or less pushed a guest out of the way so he could take a picture. I understand he was trying to get his shot, but all of my guests were family or close family friends. They all wanted to take their own pictures or talk to me or my wife. Some of the guests noticed this, which was embarrassing to me. In the end, it was apparent he doesnt want to be a photographer anymore. This was disappointing to me; however Im happy we have a lot of great pictures.
Services used: Photography, Videography
Josephine S. Leiser Opera Center
Patsy, the event coordinator, was very nice to work with. The place has some rules you need to follow, but its worth it. The venue is beautiful and really close to downtown and the intracoastal which makes for nice pictures. We got a lot of compliments that night. Everyone was really impressed with the venue. Im very happy that we were able to have our reception there.
Services used: Wedding Venue
L' Hermitage Catering
The service was amazing. We were given our own personal attendant and she took care of us the whole night. Our glasses were never empty. At the cocktail hour, we received our own plate of hors doeuvres which were amazing! Everyone loved the food. Marci, the catering manager, was great to work with. She even helped us come up with some ideas to go along with our Asian theme. They used triangle plates for the salad which was really cool and square for the entre and dessert. They even put out these delicious chocolate truffles and biscotti along with the wedding cake. She was able to get us chiavari chairs and the burgundy crushed satin linens for a good price. We paid much less than the other caterers and got a lot more for the price. The only thing that disappointed me was that more of the truffles and biscotti didnt get sent home with us. They boxed up like three truffles and three biscotti and we know there was more leftover as my wife and I didnt touch any of the ones at our sweetheart table. Other than that minor thing, everything was great!
Services used: Unique Services
We Take The Cake
In my opinion, they make the best cake. It was the perfect balance between moist and firm. I had tried a few other bakers and wasnt all that impressed, so I was happy to taste their cake and have them as our baker. We were able to get two flavors: Strawberry with cream cheese icing filling and chocolate with chocolate raspberry fudge filling. Delicious! Everyone raved about the wedding cake. It was decorated well and very tall. My wife was worried about a three tier caking looking small, but they make very tall tiers. Overall, we were very pleased with this vendor
Services used: Wedding Cake
Mike is a very nice guy and kept us informed of everything that was going on. All the correct songs were played at the right times. It seemed that everyone that wanted to dance stayed on the dance floor the whole time. He kind of stumbled over my wife's first name even after asking her how to say it, however it turned out okay. Overall, we enjoyed working with this company
Services used: DJ, Ceremony Music, Flowers
Gallery One Ft. Lauderdale - A Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel
Really nice with beautiful rooms. We had a suite on the 10th floor with views of downtown and the intracoastal for our honeymoon night. The staff was very friendly and we got cookies when we checked in. We didnt want to leave it the next day. One negative was that the elevators were slow during the day. I guess it was due to everyone trying to checkout, but you just dont expect to have to wait forever when there are 3-4 elevators serving the hotel. The other negative was noise due to peoples doors slamming late at night. I realize that this is due to others negligence as they allowed the door to slam rather than close it softly. However, the headboard of our bed would shake every time our neighbors door slammed. I wouldnt expect that to happen in a nice hotel. We still really liked the hotel and will probably stay at it again in the future.
Services used: Unique Services