Aug 15, 2009
Robert was the single best decision we made for our wedding. Not only are his photographs incredible, but he is wonderful to work with, flexible, accommodating, and the utmost professional. He got the most incredible shots of our wedding day, and I had forgotten he was there! We wanted a few of the standard, formal wedding shots for our grandparents, but mostly we wanted candid, photo-journalistic style shots to remember our day-- he gave us everything we could have hoped for. I think we had a little different arrangements than most couples, but he worked with us and just went with it! We initially hadn't wanted to do an engagement session, but fortunately, Robert talked us into it-- the photos are fantastic! I wish I knew more couples getting married in the area so that I could recommend Robert more!
Services used: Photography
Tangata at the Bowers Museum
Ultimately, the Bowers was a little more per person than I had budgeted, but it was SO WORTH IT. The site is beautiful to start with, then they decorate it with twinkle lights, and, the bride gets to come down a staircase as she walks down the aisle! If that doesn't make you feel like a princess, I don't know what does. (Frankly, it was the stairway that sold us on the venue!) They set up chairs for the ceremony and then while everyone is enjoying cocktail hour on the patio, they switch the ceremony area over to dinner settings. It was beautiful, everyone loved it. We used the site in the evening, and sunset was so gorgeous. Tangata is the Patina Catering Group restaurant at the Bowers Museum. The food is delicious, and the service is great. The servers were quick, professional, and very helpful. They kept the dinner moving at the right pace, they watched and took cues from us (the bride and groom). Dinner was served hot to everyone, at the same time! The catering managers are delightful to work with and even accommodated a special family dessert for us. The whole experience was warm and hospitable, from the very beginning of negotiations until the final dance! Everyone is still talking about dinner. It was more than I wanted to spend, but I'm so glad I did, it was worth every penny.
Services used: Wedding Venue