May 24, 2009
Pros: Our ceremony was very unique and he helped us put together the perfect ceremony from beginning to end. I cant say enough how helpful, responsive, and open-minded he was to our ideas. He gave his advice and opinions when it was needed. He also allowed us to be as creative as we wanted. Although he is a devout Christian man, he was accepting of our non-denominational, non-traditional, unique wedding ceremony. Cons: Nothing! Final Thoughts: We knew exactly what we wanted our ceremony to include and he was able to put all of our ideas together into a beautiful ceremony. Highly Recommended!
Services used: Officiant
David Crane Photo
Rating: A Pros: I wanted the photojournalistic style. David is a true photojournalist and has won many awards for his work in the media. He drove all the way from Los Angeles to San Diego for our wedding! His work and eye for capturing the moment is incredible. Hes able to create a story through pictures that I respect and admire. Also, it was very important to me that I found a photographer that allowed me to have 100% ownership of the pictures after the wedding. I didnt want to pay a photographer for each print. He as able to give us the entire wedding on multiple disks as well as created a DVD slideshow and presented it in a very nice case. Cons: I wish I would have had more posed shots with my bridesmaids. It wasnt Davids fault because we were running about 1.5 hours behind. Davids also not a point and shoot type of photographer so its somewhat hard for him to give direction. Even though I wanted the photojournalistic style, I realized that the posed shots need to happen as well. His specialty is capturing the day as it unfolds. Final Thoughts: If I were to do it again, I would make a list of people to take pictures with. I would have also made a list of every area that we wanted to take pictures. Things were so hectic that day that youre not thinking of who you havent taken pictures with. Photography was one of our top priorities because thats what we are left with in the end. Im happy with the memories that were captured by David and he would be highly recommended!
Services used: Unique Services
wedding alterations by Mahtab
Rating: B- Pros: She was able to take my dress from a size 10 (sample sale) to a size 6. Her turn around time was fast and she was attentive to detail. Cons: My bustle kept falling down during the night. The button she used wasnt secure enough. Final Thoughts: Overall I thought Mahtab was ok. I drove from Los Angeles to South Orange County to use her because she was recommended to me but probably could have found the same quality for a better value closer to home.
Services used: Dress & Attire